Our humanities program brings nationally recognized authors and world-class scholars to the library community through events that focus on music, art, local history, religion, literature, and culture.
Programs are often developed in partnership with our many local arts and humanities organizations, nonprofits, and institutions. Currently all events are being presented online only.
Humanities programming is funded by the Durham Library Foundation.
Thursday, October 28, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Intergenerational, Senior Citizen, Teen
Saturday, October 30, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Join Preservation Durham for a Halloween tour of historic Old Maplewood Cemetery. The tour will cover strange and macabre stories from the cemetery, as well as the funerary traditions, grave art, and architecture of Durham's most notable burying...
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Senior Citizen, Teen
Humanities program videos
Video recordings of select humanities programs. We make every attempt to record programs of historical value to the Durham community. Here’s our most recent: