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Humanities Programs

Durham County Library’s 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.

Patrons who attend humanities programs are invited to join Durham Library Foundation’s Humanities Society, which rewards frequent program attendees with a variety of invitation-only, special events. Past events have included a private exhibit tour at the Nasher Museum, an annual holiday reception at the century-old Hill House and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Durham Performing Arts Center.

If you have questions or feedback about Humanities Programming, please contact Jenny Levine at 919-560-0268 or jelevine@dconc.gov.

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Reader's Party - Hayti Heritage Center

Sunday, August 04, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Off Site

Come out and be heard! Celebrate your reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, short stories and original works.

Ages: Intergenerational

Meet the Author: Annie Franceschi

Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

North Regional Library (North - Meeting Room - Full Room)

An inspirational presentation on how to get started on reinventing your career, inspired/drawn from Annie Francsechi's book and experience working for Disney, then becoming an entrepreneur in Durham.

Ages: Adult

In the Wings: Native Son

Monday, August 26, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Discussion of Native Son with PlayMakers cast and directors.

Ages: Adult

Meet the Author: M. Lynette Hartsell

Thursday, August 29, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Local author Lynette Hartsell presents her book, "Stanly Has A Lynching".

Ages: Adult

Danger: Women Reading - Local author Rosemary Poole-Carter

Saturday, September 07, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join local author Rosemary Poole-Carter to hear how she researched the characters from her latest work, Only Charlotte.

Ages: Adult

Reader's Party

Sunday, September 08, 2019 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Come out and be heard! Celebrate your reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, short stories and original works.

Ages: Adult

Tell Your Business Story with Annie Franceschi

Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

A business presentation by Annie Franceschi on actionable best practices to tell your story and share your value in your business.

Ages: Adult

In the Wings: Dairyland

Monday, September 30, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join members of PlayMakers cast and crew for discussion of the current production, Dairyland.

Ages: Adult

NAMI

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Mental Health Awareness

Ages: Senior Citizen, Intergenerational, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

In the Wings: Illuminated Dresses

Saturday, October 05, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Illuminated Dresses is a collaborative theater piece on the theme of “a dress that transformed your life.”

Ages: Adult

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