Durham County Library will host Dr. Richard Benson II for a reading and discussion of his new book, Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
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The Durham chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has donated a collection of 11 nonfiction and fiction books to Durham County Library. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. This is the second time the chapter has donated a collection of books to the library.
Durham County Library will host local author Judy Hogan for a reading from her second Penny Weaver mystery novel: Farm Fresh and Fatal. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Durham County Library will present a panel discussion on the history and current work of the Rhine Research Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 2, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro Street. The panel will include John Kruth, director of the Rhine Research Center; Dr. Sally Rhine Feather, executive director emeritus; Mara Bishop, an intuitive consultant; and former Rhine Center Board President, Dr. Larry Burk.
Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host a program on photographs taken by school children in Arusha, Tanzania. The program will take place on Saturday, November 13, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The photographs are part of a collaborative project with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Durham County Library will host the cast and creative team of The Best of Enemies, an upcoming play by Manbites Dog Theater, on Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. This peek behind the scenes will include a short reading from the play and a conversation about the creative process and local historical relevance.
Durham County Library (all locations) will be closed on Wednesday, November 13 for Staff Development Day. The library will reopen Thursday, November 14, with regular hours.
Durham County Library will host Juline Chevalier and Sumathi Ramaswamy for a presentation and slide lecture on the Nasher Museum of Art’s current exhibit, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Durham County Library will host a recognition ceremony and reception celebrating individuals and organizations that have donated materials to the North Carolina Collection in the past five years. The reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Durham Library Foundation a $25,000 grant to fund the launch of a Teen Tech Learning Lab – a one-year program offered at the Main Library that puts digital technology in teens’ hands and pairs them with experts, tutors and mentors who provide training and support.