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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.

View full Humanities Program calendar.

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

Family Storytime: Race & Redemption - Racial Justice Storytime

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

North Regional Library (North - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

This is a special family storytime event that covers the topic of friendship across different races. It is a part of the Durham Reads Together series on the book "The Best of Enemies" by Davidson.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

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

Reader's Party

Sunday, October 06, 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: Senior Citizen, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Genealogy Workshop: Family Narratives

Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Develop tools for the collection of family and community histories in this workshop.

Ages: Adult

Reader's Party

Sunday, November 03, 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: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Intergenerational, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Elementary School, Adult

Austen & Company: Belinda

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Sarah Schaefer Walton presents "Austen as Fangirl: Maria Edgeworth's Influence on Some of the Biggest Names in 19th Century Literature."

Ages: Adult

Sister Cities of Durham: 30 Years of Friendship

Sunday, November 24, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Join members of Durham Sister Cities to celebrate 30 years of developing friendships in nine countries!

Ages: Adult

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