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.
RED PLANET: Martian Dreams From Beyond The Iron Curtain
Saturday, April 08, 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Durham County Library for another special lecture and musical performance at Moon Dog Meadery!...
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Intergenerational, Senior Citizen
Nature Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 15, 2023 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library (Meeting Room #4347)
Join us for another Nature Writing Workshop! Prior attendance is NOT required....
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen
New Frontiers Of The Mind: Durham And The Foundations of Parapsychology
Saturday, April 22, 2023 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library (Main Auditorium)
Join Durham County Library for an Extra Special Panel discussion on the work of J.B. Rhine and the Duke Parapsychology Lab. Panelists will discuss the history of parapsychological research in Durham, the methods of testing employed by...
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Intergenerational, Senior Citizen, Teen
Introducing The Hum, the newsletter of Durham County Library Humanities Programming. Look forward to monthly releases sharing upcoming events, suggested reads, and more!
Exciting events are coming soon – check it out in The Hum!
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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:
Get in touch!
Celeste is a North Carolina native from the small town of Ridgeway. A winding road of customer service jobs and volunteer opportunities fed her passion for serving community and the various members of it. A graduate of UNC Asheville (BA) focusing in the art of printmaking and from NCCU (MLS) focusing in public libraries, she is thrilled to now take on the role of Humanities Coordinator for the exceptional community of the Durham County Library system. If you could only know one thing about her, she’d want you to know that she wants to HEAR FROM YOU! The humanities and libraries share the common thread of community and sharing voices, so please share yours! There may not be enough days in the year to do it all, but your ideas, interests, and suggestions matter!