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Durham County Library Hosts the Piedmont Laureate

Durham County Library will host award-winning author and 2013 Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature, John Claude Bemis, at 3 p.m. on Saturday August 3, at the North Regional Library, 211 Milton Road.

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Durham County Library Hosts Breaking the Code: The Rise and Fall of the Comics Code Authority

Durham County Library will host Will Hansen of Duke University and a panel of local experts for a discussion of the Comics Code Authority and the writers, artists and publishers who broke the code and created their own stories.

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Durham County Library Hosts Stories from the Underground Railroad

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 Hosts Film Screening: One Night in Kernersville

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 lifelong dream: making a big band jazz recording.

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Durham County Library Hosts the Piedmont Laureate

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.

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Durham County Library Hosts Film Screening: A Ripple of Hope

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.

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Durham County Library Hosts Concert with Guitarist Larry Davis

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.

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Durham County Library Hosts Program on the History of Jim/Juan Crow

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 perspective on history for the 21st century. The talk will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street.

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Durham County Library Hosts Film Screening and Concert: Noah’s Arc

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 life and return to the music he loves. After the screening, Noah Powell’s Trio (Noah Powell, vocals / Alison Weiner, piano / Casey Toll, bass) will perform. A question & answer session will follow the musical performance.

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Durham County Library Hosts True Crime Author to Discuss Disappearance of Native Durham Kingpin

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.

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