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Partner Events

Occasionally Durham County Library, the Friends of the Durham Library or Durham Library Foundation partner with other organizations to sponsor events outside the DCL system. Upcoming partner events are listed below.

First Annual Monarch Festival
Saturday, October 10, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Sandy Creek Park, 3510 Sandy Creek Drive

Join us as we celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration. In celebration of the Monarchs, the first annual Sandy Creek Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities & food. Experts will be giving talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation and everyone will go home with FREE Monarch friendly plants and seeds. More information >>>

Recovering the Classics Pop-Up Gallery and Sale
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
American Tobacco Campus, Fowler Lobby, 410 Blackwell Street

Recovering the Classics provides an opportunity for artists and graphic designers to reimagine and redesign book covers for great works in the public domain. Join us for this unique event that will feature a pop-up gallery and sale, showcasing 20 posters submitted by local artists and 20 national artists who have already participated in the initiative in other locations. Themed “Down the Rabbit Hole and Through the Frame,” participants are encouraged to attend in Alice in Wonderland-inspired costumes. Or, dress up as your favorite literary character from one of the 100 classics covered in the project. Proceeds will benefit Durham Library Foundation. Visit for more information or to RSVP.