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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

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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

In the Wings: Everybody

Monday, January 06, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Join members of the cast and crew from PlayMakers for a discussion on the current production

Ages: Adult

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