Durham County Library will host storyteller Meltonia Loretta Young as she discusses the history of the Underground Railroad, tells tales of the brave individuals who helped slaves escape to freedom and helps the audience work out secret freedom codes woven in quilts.
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Durham County Library will host filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman for a screening of his documentary film One Night in Kernersville. Set in the legendary recording studio of Mitch Easter, the film tells the story of musician and band leader John Brown, an associate professor of music at Duke University, who is about to live out his […]
Durham County Library will host award-winning author and 2013 Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature, John Claude Bemis, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane.
Durham County Library will host a viewing of A Ripple of Hope, a documentary that dramatically retells the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room.
Durham County Library will host Larry G. Davis for an afternoon of guitar music at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
What happens when U.S. history is viewed through African-American and Latino perspectives? Durham County Library will host Dr. Paul Ortiz as he explores American history, from the abolition of slavery in Mexico through the election of President Barack Obama. This multimedia presentation will draw from oral histories, black newspapers and poetry to create a new […]
Filmmaker Nic Beery and jazz musician Noah Powell will screen Beery’s short documentary Noah’s Arc – ReBirth of a Jazz Singer at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The film follows Powell’s journey from heroin addiction and felony conviction, as he overcomes great obstacles to rebuild his […]
Durham County Library will host award-winning true crime author Ron Chepesiuk as he discusses his latest investigative book on the legendary Matthews, Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin. The program will take place on Monday, July 1, at Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville Street at 7 p.m.
Durham County Library will host Scott Richie, former co-owner of Whiskey and multiple winner of the Independent Weekly’s Best Bartender award, for a program on the cocktails of the Prohibition era. Richie will take participants back to the roaring 20s, the era of Al Capone and speakeasies and discuss drinks like the Mary Pickford, the […]
In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, Durham County Library will host LaToya Hankins for a reading from her book SBF Seeking. This novel explores what happens when a woman decides to place a personal ad four months before her wedding day. Her small town life in eastern North Carolina has left her unprepared for the […]