What is the history of Durham Central Park? Durham County Library will host landscape architect Dan Jewell as he moderates a panel that includes Durham Central Park co-founders Allen Wilcox and Curtis Eshelman, and Durham Central Park vice president Lee Ann Tilley, for a look back at how a barren patch of land in downtown […]
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Durham County Library will host noted author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, the 100 Men in Black Chorus and Rev. Dr. Luke Powery for an evening event celebrating spirituals in lecture, pictures and song.
Program: Sacred Rest: A Time Sensitive Matter Date: Thursday, May 30 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Cost: Free and open to the public About: In today’s culture, many people think of rest as a reward, but in many religious and spiritual traditions, rest and the notion of Sabbath have deep […]
Trevor Schoonmaker, the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, will present a discussion and slide lecture on the current exhibit “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. […]
Durham County Library and St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation will host a program commemorating Durham’s May 1963 civil rights activities. The event, entitled “Just Friends You Never Knew: A Personal and Historical Glance at Durham’s Integration of Public Facilities,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville […]
Durham County Library will host North Carolina author Annette Dunlap as she shares her experiences growing up with a father who gambled and how she came to terms with his addiction. Dunlap will discuss the surprising information she encountered while researching her book. The public is invited to bring a lunch and join this presentation […]
Durham County Library will host the NC Department of Cultural Resources exhibit, Freedom, Sacrifice, and Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography from May 5-May 29, 2013. Dr. Freddie Parker, former chair of the North Carolina Central History Department and scholar of North Carolina history, will present a lecture on the Civil War in North Carolina for […]
Durham County Library will host recently retired Downtown Durham, Inc. president, Bill Kalkhof, as he leads a discussion and celebration of the organization’s 20th year. Kalkhof will be joined in an up-close and personal conversation by Andrew “Andy” Widmark, early downtown developer, and Michael Goodmon, Vice President of real estate for Capitol Broadcasting Company, which […]
The Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the most popular New Deal programs, put three million young men to work restoring America’s forests, parks and waterways. This spring marks the 80th anniversary of its creation.