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Durham County Library Hosts DPAC: The Facility and its Future

Program: Bullish on Durham: DPAC
Date: Monday, September 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Durham Performing Arts Center’s chief architect Philip Szostak of Szostak Design, Inc. for a talk on the building and the future of DPAC. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 9 at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro Street.

The Durham Performing Arts Center opened in November 2008 and changed the face of the city. From dance to Broadway, from concerts to comedy, the theater offers over 150 events each year. DPAC is currently listed among the Top 4 in Pollstar Magazine’s Top Worldwide Theater Venues.

Philip Szostak is the head of Szostak Design, Inc., an architectural firm located in Chapel Hill. A graduate of the NC State University School of Design, Szostak has over 30 years of architectural experience, serving for 12 years as the NC principal architect for NBBJ, the nation’s second-largest architectural practice. Some of his company’s other local projects include the Duke University Medical Center and the Walltown Recreation Center.

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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