Program: Sacred Rest: A Time Sensitive Matter Date: Thursday, May 30 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Cost: Free and open to the public About: In today’s culture, many people think of rest as a reward, but in many religious and spiritual traditions, rest and the notion of Sabbath have deep […]
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Trevor Schoonmaker, the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, will present a discussion and slide lecture on the current exhibit “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. […]
Durham County Library and St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation will host a program commemorating Durham’s May 1963 civil rights activities. The event, entitled “Just Friends You Never Knew: A Personal and Historical Glance at Durham’s Integration of Public Facilities,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville […]
Durham County Library will host a Scratch Day event to introduce young patrons to a programming language designed just for them. Created by Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch allows people to create interactive stories, games, animations, music and art. This hands-on event will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May […]
Durham County Library (all locations) will be closed on Wednesday, May 15 for Staff Development Day. The library will reopen Thursday, May 16, with regular hours.
Peeps, the marshmallow springtime treats, are no longer available in stores, but they are making their annual appearance at Durham County Library. In the third annual Durham County Library Peeps Show, staff members have created dioramas using sugar covered bunnies and chicks to highlight the programs, services, activities and materials available at the library.
Durham County Library will host North Carolina author Annette Dunlap as she shares her experiences growing up with a father who gambled and how she came to terms with his addiction. Dunlap will discuss the surprising information she encountered while researching her book. The public is invited to bring a lunch and join this presentation […]
Durham County Library will host the NC Department of Cultural Resources exhibit, Freedom, Sacrifice, and Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography from May 5-May 29, 2013. Dr. Freddie Parker, former chair of the North Carolina Central History Department and scholar of North Carolina history, will present a lecture on the Civil War in North Carolina for […]
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 […]
The Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the most popular New Deal programs, put three million young men to work restoring America’s forests, parks and waterways. This spring marks the 80th anniversary of its creation.