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Library Fest Coming Soon with Speaker Events Including Brit Bennett and a Variety of Programming for All Ages

Join Us for a Week-Long Celebration of the Library

Program: Library Fest
Date: Monday, April 5–Sunday, April 10, 2021
Location: Live events hosted on Zoom
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library, in partnership with the Durham Library Foundation, is hosting our inaugural Library Fest Monday, April 5, through Saturday, April 10, 2021. Library Fest is a community celebration during National Library Week that showcases our library system’s exceptional services. With speaker events featuring The Vanishing Half author Brit Bennett, Transcendent Kingdom author Yaa Gyasi, “Purple STEAM” artist Volkan Alkanoglu, and YouTuber Daniel Davis (aka Tinkernut), to name a few, Library Fest will be a diverse representation of the many ways the library can be a part of our lives.

While Library Fest will feature a community reading program with opportunities for readers to engage with authors and illustrators, there’s more to it than just books! Some of the many services we will be highlighting include our new Business Services department, our makerspaces, our support for the arts and humanities, our North Carolina Collection, our new gaming and media center, our outreach to the Hispanic community, and much more. To learn more about the programs offered and registration, visit

Library Fest is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. The Durham Library Foundation’s mission is to support Durham County Library by raising money and managing investments for capital projects, programs, collections, and special needs. For more information, 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: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or

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