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Durham County Library Celebrates Downtown Durham

Program: Bullish on Durham: Spotlight on Downtown
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: 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 owns the American Tobacco campus.

During DDI’s first 20 years the American Tobacco Campus, West Village, Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park were completed. Kalkhof will discuss the “back story” of how and why he was selected to lead the organization, how some of these historic developments “got done,” some behind-the-scenes tidbits of downtown revitalization and what lies ahead for the heart of Durham.

The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street. Refreshments will be served.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

CONTACT: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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