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Durham County Library Hosts Talk on Simón Bolívar

Program: Simón Bolívar in the United States
Date: Monday, April 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host historian Miguel Chirinos for a talk on Simón Bolívar at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.

Bolívar was a central figure in the 19th century wars of independence of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. Known as “The Liberator,” Bolívar is regarded as one of the most influential political leaders in South American history.

Prior to his successful political and military career, Bolívar traveled and studied extensively in Europe, and toured the United States and Caribbean nations. These travels deepened his understanding of global events and further inspired his revolutionary ideas. Tributes to Bolívar’s tour and his legacy exist throughout the United States in the form of monuments, place names and products.

Chirinos is a local historian and native of Venezuela who has studied and written about Bolívar. He will share a short presentation and then field a question and answer session based on his extensive research.

For more information, contact Aiden Graham at 919-560-7436 or visit

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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