Durham County Library will host popular lecturer Dr. Elliot Engel for “The Inimitable Winston Churchill” on Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
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Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host Lydia Hodgson on Saturday, November 2, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Hodgson will discuss the music and costumes of Chinese opera, and will present excerpts from “The Peony Pavilion,” one of China’s best-loved classical operas.
Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection librarian, Lynn Richardson, has been inducted into the Historical Society of North Carolina. Formed in 1945, the Society is made up of scholars of North Carolina history primarily from colleges, universities, libraries and archives throughout the state. Participation is by invitation only and limited to no more than 75 active members.
Durham County Library will host Dr. Freddie Parker for a talk on runaway slaves in North Carolina at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at the Main Library, 300 North Roxboro St. Parker is the author of Running for Freedom: Slave Runaways in NC, 1775-1840 and Stealing a Little Freedom: Advertisements for Slave Runaways in NC, 1791-1840.
Durham County Library will host filmmaker Olympia Stone for a screening of her award-winning film The Cardboard Bernini at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The film chronicles the life and work of artist James Grashow, sculptor, woodcut and mixed media artist.
Durham County Library will host the director and members of the cast from the PlayMakers production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 21, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3650 Shannon Road.
Durham County Library will host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University professor of African and African American Studies, as he presents a lecture on the imagery of the African-American male in the public imagination at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. A book signing will follow Neal’s presentation.
Durham County Library will host a film showing of American Teacher at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, at Rogers-Herr Middle School, 911 W. Cornwallis Road. The library will collect donations of school supplies at the showing to benefit Crayons2Calculators, a Durham nonprofit that serves students by providing free supplies to schoolroom teachers.
Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host Willa Brigham, member of the African American Quilt Circle of Durham, for a tour of six Sister City quilts on Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett has won the North Carolina Library Association’s Roundtable for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) Roadbuilders’ Award for Public Librarianship for 2013.