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News & Events for Sept., Oct. and Nov. 2011

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Do you ď ™ DCL? Send us a Video Love Letter! See page 8 for details.

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Join Director Tammy Baggett for lunch, and hear the latest DCL news. Space is limited! See page 3 for details.

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In this issue

D u r h a m Co u n t y L i b r a r y L oc a t i o n s

Map and Holiday Closings............................. 2

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C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s

From the Director........................................... 3 Storytime Schedule ................................... 4-5 Locations and Hours...................................... 5 Main Library Programs............................... 6-7 Video Contest................................................. 8 Bragtown Programs...................................... 9 East Regional Programs.......................... 10-11 McDougald Terrace Programs..................... 12

Main Library East Regional North Regional South Regional Southwest Regional Stanford L. Warren Branch Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center McDougald Terrace Community Library

North Regional Programs........................12-13 South Regional Programs....................... 14-15 Bookmobile Schedule.................................. 15

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Southwest Regional Programs............... 16-18 Stanford L. Warren Programs...................... 19 Humanities Programs............................. 20-21 Computer Classes......................................... 22 Friends of the Durham Library.................... 23 Foreign Language Programs programas en EspaĂąol................................ 24 Durham Library Foundation Donation Form......................... 24

H o l i d ay C l o s i n g s

All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Labor Day Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4 and 5 Staff Development Day Wednesday, Nov. 16 Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25

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Main Library East Regional1 Main Library North Regional 2 East Regional South Regional 3 North Regional Southwest Regional 4 South Regional Stanford L. Warren Branch Regional 5 Southwest Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center Stanford L. Warren Branch 6 Library 1 Main McDougald Terrace Community Library Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center 7Library East Regional 12Main McDougald Terrace Community Library 8 Regional Regional 23EastNorth South Regional Regional 34North Southwest RegionalRegional 45South Stanford L. Warren Branch 1 Main Library Main Library Main Library 516Southwest Regional Regional Bragtown LibraryBranch Family Literacy Center 2 East East Regional East Regional 627Stanford L. Warren North Regional 3 Center McDougald Terrace Community Library North Regional North Regional 738Bragtown Library Family Literacy South Regional South Regional South Regional 84 McDougald Terrace Community4Library 5 Southwest Regional Southwest Regional5 Southwest Regional L. Warren Branch 6 Stanford L. Warren Branch 6 Stanford Stanford L. Warren Branch 1 Main Library Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center 7 Center Library Family Literacy 7 Bragtown Bragtown Library Family Center East Regional 2 Literacy McDougald Terrace Community Library 8Library Terrace Community 8 McDougald McDougald Terrace Community Regional 3 NorthLibrary 4 South Regional 5 Southwest Regional 6 Stanford L. Warren Branch 7 Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center 8 McDougald Terrace Community Library

F r o m t h e D i r e c t o r : T a m my B a g g e t t I approach my one year anniversary with Durham County Library beaming with pride, a sense of accomplishment and enthusiasm. I’ve been especially proud of the level of community support through program attendance, checking out our resources, donations and the kind words that are so often extended. Durham County is truly a place where great things happen, and the library often serves as the community center that brings everyone together. Our programs are rich in history and reflective of what the community wants and needs. This publication is filled with exciting programs. In particular you will find programs in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 15 – October 15. You don’t want to miss the vast range of events that educate, inform and entertain. You will find programs with appeal for the entire family. It’s not often that you find a place that collectively engages the interest of so many individuals. I’ve enjoyed meeting so many of you in the community and hearing your view of the library as you’ve expressed your appreciation and shared your “happy library story.” I’ve also been fortunate enough to receive suggestions that have allowed the library system to flourish even more. Want to express yourself even further? Well, the opportunity is here! Participate in our Love My Library video contest and share your heartfelt feelings for the role that libraries have in your life. This contest is open to all ages, as well as businesses. I can’t wait to see what creative way you find to say “I love my library!” Library staff always like giving back to the community, and once again in November we will offer a literary gift to you. Season’s Readings has become a tradition of recommending books and movies that staff and volunteers have enjoyed throughout the year. This publication gives us a chance to pass along our favorite picks to you. Season’s Readings is funded by the Friends of the Durham Library. Durham County Library will also participate in a system-wide blood drive in November, as well as serving as a voting site at some locations – even more examples of how libraries serve as the community center. I would personally like an opportunity to engage the community even more by offering a time for lunch discussions with the Library Director. Visit our website at durhamcountylibrary.org for more information. Until then, thank you for making the library your destination of choice!

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Registration is now open for a new and exciting quarterly series. Join Director Tammy Baggett for lunch, and hear the latest DCL news, discuss what’s on the horizon and get answers to your questions about the library. Visit durhamcountylibrary.org/lunch.php and sign up for one of the dates below. Wednesday, October 26 East Regional Study Room 1 Wednesday, January 11 South Regional Study Room 1 Wednesday, April 11 Southwest Regional Study Room 1 Wednesday, July 25 North Regional Study Room 1 There are only five spaces available for each lunch, so sign up early! (One lunch per person, per year, please.) You may also submit your questions and comments in advance online so that the director will be prepared with answers. Lunch is provided, so all you need to bring is your passion for the library.

D e l D i r e c t o r : T a m my B a g g e t t

Bon Appétit!

Me acerco a mi primer aniversario con la Biblioteca del Condado de Durham con orgullo, con un sentido de realización, y con entusiasmo. He estado especialmente orgullosa del nivel y apoyo de la comunidad con la asistencia de programas, el uso de nuestros recursos, las donaciones y las palabras amables que a menudo se extienden. El Condado de Durham es realmente un lugar en donde suceden cosas grandes y la biblioteca sirve a menudo como el centro de la comunidad donde atrae a cada uno juntos. Nuestros programas están llenos de historia y reflexivos de lo que quiere y necesita la comunidad. Esta publicación está llena de programas emocionantes. En particular usted encontrará programas en reconocimiento del Mes de la Herencia Hispana que es del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Usted no querrá faltar a los programas que educan, informan y también entretienen. Usted encontrará programas que atraen a la familia entera. No se encuentra a menudo un lugar que llama el interés de muchos individuos colectivamente. He disfrutado compartir con muchos de ustedes en la comunidad y de escuchar sus opiniones de la biblioteca como también su expresado aprecio compartiéndolo en sus “historias felices de la biblioteca.” También he sido afortunada al recibir sugerencias que han permitido que el sistema bibliotecario prospere aún más.

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S t o r y t i m e @ Yo u r L i b r a r y For more info, call 560-0130 (Main Library) 560-0210 (Bragtown) 560-0214 (East Regional) 560-0240 (McDougald Terrace) 560-0234 (North Regional) 560-7409 (South Regional) 560-8592 (Southwest Regional) 560-0270 (Stanford L. Warren) or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org

SUNDAY STORY SENSATIONS (3-7 Year Olds) Sundays, Sept. 25; Oct. 23; Nov. 20 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Enjoy stories, music and drama! Celebrate author birthdays! Enjoy a snack and enter for door prizes!

GROUPTIME STORYHOUR (All Ages) Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Provided for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, book talks, music, crafts, movies and more. Each program includes library card registration. Sessions are scheduled upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 560-0130 to schedule a library visit. Registration required.

SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME (All Ages) Saturdays, Sept. 3 - Nov. 19 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more; for children from infancy to first grade. Come and join in the fun! Registration required. LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES WITH ALEX WEISS (All Ages) Saturdays, Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Latin American music and stories with Alex Weiss and Friends.

Main Library LAPSIT STORYTIME (Baby) Mondays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age. Registration required.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov.15 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Registration required.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON STORYTIME (Pre-School) Fridays, Sept. 2 - Nov. 18 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A weekly storytime session designed for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Includes stories, fingerplays, songs and music. Registration required.

TODDLER STORYTIME (Two Year Olds) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 16 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children two years of age.

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B r a g t ow n BOOGIE WOOGIE STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts. TWIST & SHOUT STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 3, 24, 31; Nov. 21, 28 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day. BILINGUAL STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Mondays, Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and crafts in English and Spanish with Annette Sosa.

FRENCH STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Wednesdays, Sept. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 23 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bonjour! Join Ms. Portia Wilson-Whitaker in stories, song and dance.

East Regional CHARMING TODDLER STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, fingerplays and music.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Preschoolers are welcomed to come celebrate reading with great books songs, and crafts.

Nor th Regional BABY & ME STORYTIME (Baby) Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays. For 0-23 months.

DROP-IN STORYTIME (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov 29 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for great stories, lively action and fun songs perfect for your little one. Storytime will be held in the Teen Room on Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11.

DROP-IN STORYTIME SESSION #2 (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov 29 10:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. Join for a repeat of our ever popular 10:30 a.m. storytime. As always, NO pre-registration required.

DROP-IN STORYTIME (Pre-School) Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled program chock full of fun books, songs and so much more!

BEDTIME STORYTIME (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Join us for stories and songs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal!

South Regional LAPSITTERS (Baby) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

RHYMETIME (Baby, Two Year Olds) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

RHYMETIME (Baby, Two Year Olds) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

S t o r y t i m e @ Yo u r L i b r a r y SATURDAY RHYMETIME (Baby, Two Year Olds)

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 2 (Baby)

Saturdays, Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for our monthly Saturday Rhymetime! There will be songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 year olds.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 15 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

STORYTIME (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.

FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family!

S o u t hwe s t R e g i o n a l BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 1 (Baby) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Margaret for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 20 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 2 (Baby) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join Margaret for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 20 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 1 (Baby) Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 15 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

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STORYTIME FOR 2’S (Two Year Olds ) Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. This storytime is the perfect transition from low-key lapsit to the ruckus storytime. Stories, songs and rhymes with Miss Margaret. Two year olds. Ticket required. Tickets may be acquired at the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

GERMAN STORYTIME WITH CAROLINA KINDER (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Saturdays, Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Storytime fully in German led by Carolina Kinder.

BILINGUAL FUN: SPANISH STORY TIME WITH MISS PATTY (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Every other Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Nov. 22 11:15 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, come join Miss Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

SATURDAY STORYTIME WITH MISS AMY (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Saturdays, Oct. 1; Oct. 15; Oct. 29 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and crafts! Ages 2-6. Registration Required.

Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Regionals East Regional: 211 Lick Creek Ln., 560-0203 Children’s Unit, 560-0214

Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

North Regional: 221 Milton Rd., 560-0231 Children’s Unit, 560-0232

Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

South Regional: 4505 S. Alston Ave., 560-7409

TERRIFIC TALES STORYTIME! (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 22 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones. All Ages.

Children’s Unit, 560-0130

Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 3 (Baby) Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 15 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

Main Library: 300 N. Roxboro St., 560-0100

Children’s Unit, 560-7441

Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Southwest Regional: 3605 Shannon Rd., 560-8590

Children’s Unit, 560-8592

Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Branches

Stanford L. Warren Branch: 1201 Fayetteville St., 560-0270

Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Community Libraries

Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center: 3200 Dearborn Dr., 560-0210 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 2 - 6 p.m.

McDougald Terrace: 1101 Lawson St., 560-0240 Hours: Mon. - Fri.  2 - 6 p.m.

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Main Library Storytimes

For more info, call 560-0130 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. LAPSIT STORYTIME (Baby) Mondays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age. Registration required.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov.15 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Registration required.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON STORYTIME (Pre-School) Fridays, Sept. 2 - Nov. 18 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A weekly storytime session designed for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Includes stories, fingerplays, songs and music. Registration required.

TODDLER STORYTIME (Two Year Olds) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 16 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children two years of age. Registration required.

SUNDAY STORY SENSATIONS (3-7 Year Olds) Sundays, Sept. 25; Oct. 23; Nov. 20 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Enjoy stories, music and drama! Celebrate author birthdays! Enjoy a snack and enter for door prizes!

GROUPTIME STORYHOUR (All Ages) Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Provided for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, book talks, music, crafts, movies and more. Each program includes library card registration. Sessions are scheduled upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 560-0130 to schedule a library visit. Registration required.

Latin American Storytime

Enjoy Latin American stories and music with Alex Weiss, and friends. Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Programming Room at the Main Library To register, call 560-0130. For more infomation, contact Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172

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SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME (All Ages)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT (All Ages)

Saturdays, Sept. 3 - Nov. 19 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children from infancy to first grade. Come and join in the fun! Registration required.

Ongoing Enjoy a pre-cut craft at home. The information sheet includes instructions and titles of books that support the craft’s theme, encouraging parents to create a storytime of their very own!

LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES WITH ALEX WEISS (All Ages)

NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH SPECIAL

Saturdays, Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Latin American music and stories with Alex Weiss and Friends.

C h i l d r e n’ s P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560-0130 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. A HOMESCHOOLER’S SPECIAL (All Ages) Ongoing Homeschoolers, We Want You! What can we offer you? We can provide meeting space, storytimes and book talks, library tours and information sessions, library card registration, Horizon Database training, library etiquette sessions, library card registration and assistance with research projects. Services provided upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 560-0130 for more information.

HORIZON & INTERNET TRAINING (All Ages) Ongoing One-on-one sessions provided to individuals and groups of five or less. Learn how to use both the Internet and the Library Computer Catalog effectively. Sessions provided upon request. Call Jessica Corbin at 560-0130 for more information.

LIBRARY ETIQUETTE AND TOUR SESSION (All Ages) Ongoing This program is open to schools, daycares, homeschoolers and day-camps. A tour of the library is provided, followed by an information session explaining the expectations for children when visiting the library. Each session is provided at request. Please call Anna Cromwell at 560-0130 for more information.

(All Ages) Every day, September Register for a library card at the Main Library/Children’s Unit and receive a library goodie bag, full of really cool stuff and a free book!

DRAWING WITH TOM CZAPLINSKI (6-12) Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. A weekly afternoon special; enjoy drawing classes with Tom Czaplinski. Learn drawing techniques and improve your drawing skills through weekly projects. Registration is required.

TUTORING WITH CASEY GABRIEL AND GWEN BURNEY (Elementary School) Saturdays, Sept. 3 - Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tutoring provided by appointment only, call 560-0130, spaces limited. Assistance with math, reading and research projects is available; appointments cannot be made on-line.

SUNDAY’S PRESCHOOL MOVIE AND CRAFT SESSION (Pre-School) Sundays, Sept. 4, 11, 18; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30; Nov. 6 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A weekly movie and craft session designed for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Each movie and craft is theme-based. A bibliography of fun titles to support the theme is available upon request. Registration required.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH COLORING CONTEST (All Ages) Thursday, Sept. 15 – Saturday, Oct. 15 In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, enter our Hispanic Heritage Coloring Contest. Ask for a Hispanic Culture coloring sheet at the desk. Children may use crayons, markers or paint to complete their project. The art work will be displayed within the unit. All entries are due by October 15th. For more information call 560-0130.

SUNDAY’S MOVIE AND CRAFT SESSIONS (All Ages) Sundays, Sept. 4 - Nov. 6 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A weekly movie and craft session designed for children of all ages. Each movie and craft is theme-based. A bibliography of fun titles to support the theme is available upon request. Groups are welcomed. Registration required.

Sept. 4: TOM SAWYER Craft: A Coloring Project

All movies are rated G, except as noted.

Oct. 9: KING ALFRED AND THE CAKES Craft: Birthday Cake

Sept. 11: CINDERELLA Craft: Paper Doll Sept. 18: WILLIAM TELL Craft: An Apple Oct. 2: THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES Craft: A Lion

Oct. 16: THE ELVES AND

THE SHOEMAKER Craft: Shoe

Oct. 30: THE MAGIC THREAD Craft: Stitching Project Nov. 6: THE INDIAN CINDERELLA Craft: Native American Headdress

Main Library

Sunday Story Sensations (For ages 3 - 7)

Come join the Sunday afternoon fun on the 4th Sunday of each month at 3:30 p.m. If the fourth Sunday falls on a Holiday weekend, storytime will take place on the third Sunday.

Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 20 Main Library Auditorium Come enjoy stories, story corners, music and drama! Celebrate author birthdays! Enjoy a snack and enter for door prize drawings!

For more information or to register contact Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (All Ages) Saturday, Oct. 15 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Let’s end Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) with a fun- filled Dora the Explorer Special. Share in her zany adventure as we enjoy a movie and a craft, complete with popcorn. Registration required.

A WITCHES’ BREW OF HALLOWEEN STORIES (All Ages) Thursday, October 31 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Halloween stories, puppets, games, music and trick or treating to celebrate the holiday. Recommended for children from infancy to first grade. Dress up as your favorite Halloween character. Groups must pre-register.

CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE (All Ages) Sunday, Nov. 13 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Carolina Theatre presents a lively and instructional workshop that introduces children, youth and adults to the world of theatre, dance and music while introducing elements of Native American culture. This is a free workshop, refreshments are provided. Registration required.

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING SPECIAL! (All Ages) Thursday, Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join Charlie Brown and the gang as we enjoy Thanksgiving tales, music, a movie and a treat that even a turkey would be grateful for. Groups must pre-register.

Ad u l t P r o g r a m s

ESC or employment-related subjects. Class meets at the JobLink computers in the 2nd Floor Reference area. Registration not required but highly recommended.

NENO NA MUZIKE: SPOKEN WORD AND MUSIC Thursdays, September 15; Oct. 20; Nov. 17 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Come and share your original poetry or read from an anthology provided at this Open Mic event. Sing a song, read a passage or present a musical instrumental selection. The mic is yours, so show your talent! Light refreshments provided.

Co m p u t e r C l a s s e s

See page 22 for class descriptions. COMPUTER BASICS Thursdays, Sept. 1; Nov. 3 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 29 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e

For more info, call 560-0157 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. For all Foreign Language programs, see p. 28. ESOL CLASS REGISTRATION / REGISTRACION DE CLASE DE INGLES Thursday, Sept. 1 - 3er Piso, Salon de Conferencia 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. English learning class registration for beginners and intermediate level. MUST REGISTER 560-0157 Registración de Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA 560-0157.

ESOL CLASS (ENGLISH LEARNING) / CLASE DE INGLES

Thursday, Oct. 20 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 12 - Dec. 15 English learning class for beginners and intermediate level. MUST CALL TO REGISTER 560-0157 Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA 560-0157.

EXCEL FORMULAS

TALLER DE CRECIMIENTO PERSONAL

DOING MORE WITH POWERPOINT

Thursday, Oct. 27 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

INTERNET & WEB BASICS Thursdays, Sept. 22; Nov. 17 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL

For more info, call 560-0268 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org.

Thursdays, Sept. 8; Nov. 10 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

JOBLINK CLASSES: JOBCONNECTOR, RESUMES, AND MORE

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL

Wednesdays, Sept. 28; Oct. 26; Nov. 30 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Employment Security Commission representative Lauren Buchner will be available for assistance with job searching, resumes, job applications, using the JobConnector and other

ONLINE JOB SEARCHING

Thursday, October 13 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD Thursday, October 6 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sábados, Sept. 10, 17 - 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lunes, Sept. 12 - 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Una serie de tres talleres que se enfocan en el verdadero potencial de cada uno de los seres humanos, Auto-Estima y Auto-Eficacia y Cómo Manejar Las Emociones Humanas. Llamar al560-0157.

Intergenerational BACK TO SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND LIFELONG LEARNING-LIBRARY ORIENTATION Tuesday, September 13 6: 30 p.m. -8 p.m. Come and see what the Main Library has to offer kids of all ages, teens and adults. This library orientation program will feature music, refreshments, library tours and a demonstration of online resources available at your Durham County Library.

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Do you love Durham County Library so much you could sing it from the rooftops, animate it or dance it out? Well, here’s your chance! Create an original video up to three minutes in length showing what Durham County Library means to you, and compete to win a prize. Enter your video in one of four categories: Children 0-12, Teens 13-17, Adults 18 and up, and Professional – for marketing firms and professional videographers. The public will pick one winner in each category. To Enter: • Fill out and submit the entry form (available online at durhamcountylibrary.org/videocontest.php). • Create your video following the listed requirements, burn it to a DVD in one of the following formats (QuickTime/MOV, WMV, MPEG or AVI) and drop it off at any library location with your entry form, attention Marketing and Development Division. • All submissions must be received by 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. For complete rules, release forms and entry forms, visit durhamcountylibrary.org/videocontest.php And though it’s redundant to say this to Durhamites: Be creative and have fun!

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B r a g t ow n L i b r a r y Fa m i l y L i t e r ac y For more info, call 560-0210 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. Storytimes BOOGIE WOOGIE STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts.

TWIST & SHOUT STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 3, 24, 31; Nov. 21, 28 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day. BILINGUAL STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Mondays, Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and crafts in English and Spanish with Annette Sosa.

FRENCH STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Wednesdays, Sept. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 23 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bonjour! Join Ms. Portia Wilson-Whitaker in stories, song and dance.

C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN -UP (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Monday - Thursdays; Sept. 1 - 30 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Bring a friend or a family member and sign up for a library card. Receive a prize.

HOMEWORK HELP (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Monday - Thursdays; Sept. 1 - Nov.30 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Assistance with homework for all school-age children.

ODDS ‘N’ ENDS ART WITH MISS DENISE (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Thursdays, Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Get creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece. Registration required.

BOOST YOUR READING SKILLS! (Kindergarten, Elementary School) Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 1- Nov. 29 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Need assistance with reading? Join Ms. Shirley to improve your reading skills.

FAMILY FUN FRIDAY (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Every other Friday, Sept. 9 - Nov. 18 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Join us for an afternoon of fun with a board game, movie and popcorn or a good book.

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS (Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School) Every Monday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Show your creative side with a weekly craft activity that you can make in the library or take home to enjoy.

Ad u l t P r o g r a m s NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR Fridays, Sept. 9; Nov. 11 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Meet and chat with neighbors. Learn about social networking sites, health and nutrition, great craft-making, bestselling books and the neighborhood. Please call for scheduled event. Registration required.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION (Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School) Thursday, Sept. 15 - Oct. 13 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Enter our Hispanic Heritage Month contest. Pick up a weekly activity sheet from the front desk. Prizes will be awarded to winners on October 18.

WHAT’S IN YOUR GARDEN? (Pre-School) Mondays, Oct. 10; Nov. 7 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Melissa Young and the children will prepare the garden for the upcoming winter season.

CELEBRATE NATURE HARVEST AND CHANGE OF SEASON (Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School) Tuesday, Nov. 8 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Use your imagination to turn ordinary backyard leaves into a whimsical menagerie.

Teen Programs PLC EARLY RELEASE GAME DAY Wednesdays, Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 30 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Challenge your friends in a friendly board game, Nintendo game cube or Wii game.

GAMING @ BRAGTOWN Wednesdays, Sept. 21; Oct. 19 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Play your favorite Wii games at the library with your friends.

CSI: DURHAM Thursday, Oct. 6 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Join Officer Angie Ashby and learn more about forensic science, crime scene investigations and evidence collection.

TEEN READ WEEK! PICTURE IT @ YOUR LIBRARY. OCTOBER 16-22. Tuesday, Oct. 18 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Create a movie poster based on books from the 2010 Teens’ Top Ten List. Be creative and win a prize. Posters will be on display until November 15. Pick up Top Ten List at the desk.

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East Regional Storytimes

For more info, call 560-0214 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. CHARMING TODDLER STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, fingerplays and music. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Preschoolers are welcomed to come celebrate reading with great books, songs and crafts.

C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560-0214 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. GO ACTIVE WITH RONALD MCDONALD

(Baby, Pre-School, Kindergarten) Wednesday, Sept. 7 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. This 45-minute show teaches children the importance of physical activity and how to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle. Registration required.

TEA PARTY TIME (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Fridays, Sept. 23; Oct. 14; Nov. 4 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Join us for a tea party, games, storytime and crafts. September 23--Fancy Nancy, October 14--Dora and Diego, and November 4--Pinkalicious. Registration required. FALL/HALLOWEEN CRAFT TIME

(Pre-School, Kindergarten) Saturday, Oct. 29 10 a.m. - 12 Noon Children of all ages are invited to stop by the Children’s Programming Room to make colorful decorations for fall and Halloween. Registration required.

GRANDPARENTS DAY CRAFT (Pre-School, Kindergarten, 6 -12) Friday, Sept. 9 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Stop by the library and make a special craft for your grandparent. Registration is appreciated!

ORIGAMI (Pre-School, 6-12, Elementary School) Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Children are invited out to learn this awesome art strategy. Registration required.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GOOGLE (Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesday, Sept. 7 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Come party with us as we celebrate the history of Google. Take part in a live search engine and book hunt. Registration required.

READING COMPREHENSION (3-5) (Elementary School) Mondays, Sept. 26; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. This program will serve as a supplement for parents concerned about their children’s reading comprehension. For grades 3-5 only. There are 10 slots available, and pre-registration is REQUIRED.

EAST REGIONAL SATURDAY CREATIVE 'ART PARK'

EAST’S YOUNG & IMPRESSIONABLE READERS INTERACTIVE STORIES ACTING GROUP (All Ages)

(Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School) Saturdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 1; Nov. 12, 19 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Does your child like art? Being creative? Having fun? Meeting other children? If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you should definitely come spend part of your Saturday afternoon at our Creative 'Art Park.' See you there! Preregistration is REQUIRED

Sundays, Sept. 11, Oct. 2 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Calling all experienced and inexperienced actors to join the Children’s librarian for humorously motivated fairytale performances. No practice necessary. Roles given upon arrival. This is an Intergenerational Program, so bring the whole family.

HOMEWORK HELP (Elementary School)

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Monday - Thursday Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Homework help is offered every day except Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Feel free to stop by the Children’s Desk and ask for assistance with your homework. We will be glad to help you with your work, but we won’t do it for you.

EAST KIDS READ (Elementary School) Every Other Wednesday, Sept. 7 - Nov. 11 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Inspired by one of our young library patrons, this book club will allow each child to present a creative visual and verbal report on one of their favorite books to share with other children. This will help your child develop as a great reader and public speaker. Registration required. MATH HOUR (Elementary School) Mondays, Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 17, 24; Nov. 7, 21 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Assistance will be given to children who are having problems with math in grades K-5. Bring your math book or workbook. MATH BINGO (Elementary School) Saturdays, Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 8, 15 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sharpen your math skills with a little math bingo. September 17 -- addition, September 24 -- subtraction, October 8 -multiplication and October 15 -- division.

WII GAMES ARE ALWAYS FUN (Elementary School) Sundays, Sept. 18; Oct. 9, 30; Nov. 20 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Get ready for fun with great Wii Games. September 18 -- Just Dance 2, October 9 -- Wii Sports, October 30 -- Wii Resorts and November 20 -- Wii Sonic Tennis. READING COMPREHENSION (K-2) (Elementary School) Mondays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3; Nov. 7 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. This program will serve as a supplement for parents concerned about their children’s reading comprehension. For grades K-2 only. There are 10 slots available, and pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Teen Programs

For more info, call 560-0213 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Every other Thursday, Sept. 1 - Nov. 10 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Write your own stories and poems, or join in on works already in progress. Informal meeting of creative minds!

GUITAR HERO Wednesdays, Sept. 7; Oct. 12; Nov. 23 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jam at East Regional Library with Guitar Hero Rock Band.

TEEN BOOK CLUB Every other Thursday, Sept. 8 - Nov. 17 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join our teen book club, the notorious East Geeksters, as we read and discuss a variety of books. Refreshments and fun guaranteed!

BOARD GAMES EXTRAORDINAIRE Wednesday, Sept. 14 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Challenge your mind with a variety of board games. See you in the Teen Room at East!

DDR/JUST DANCE PICK Wednesdays, Sept. 21; Nov. 2 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. We can dance with DDR or Just Dance 2! Pick your dancing game.

MOVIE THEME FOR BANNED BOOK WEEK Wednesday, Sept. 28 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Watch a film about freedom of information in honor of Banned Book Week.

East Regional WII MARIOKART Wednesdays, Oct. 5; Nov. 9 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Run your best race and win at MarioKart! Fun & refreshments provided.

TEEN READ WEEK: BOOK SWAP & PIZZA Wednesday, Oct. 19 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. In honor of Teen Read Week, bring a book to swap, eat some pizza and discuss your favorite Teen titles.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FLICKS Wednesdays, Oct. 26; Nov. 30 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Relax at East Regional with a favorite film and popcorn.

Ad u l t P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560-0213 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. OVER 50 CROWD Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 29 10 a.m. - 12 noon Great discussions, great food and great fun! Enjoy your Tuesday mornings with the entertaining Over 50 Crowd.

DURHAM VOICES (CREATIVE WRITING GROUP) Every other Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Come and join this enclave of local writers as we read and critique one another’s work and discuss all things writingrelated.

EAST’S YOUNG & IMPRESSIONABLE READERS INTERACTIVE STORIES ACTING GROUP Sundays, Sept. 11; Oct. 2 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Calling all experienced and inexperienced actors to join the Children’s librarian for humorously motivated fairytale performances. No practice necessary. Roles given upon arrival. This is an Intergenerational Program, so bring the whole family.

BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Durham County Department of Social Services is recruiting to provide foster care for children while they are in the custody of the agency.

40 AND OVER DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e

Tuesdays, Sept. 13; Oct.11; Nov.8 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mature, interesting and inviting book discussion of selected titles.

For more info, call 560-0157 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org For all Foreign Language programs, see p. 24.

RESUME AND JOB SEARCH HELP

ESOL CLASS REGISTRATION / REGISTRACION DE CLASE DE INGLES

Thursdays, Sept. 15; Oct. 13; Nov. 17 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Get personalized assistance putting together or evaluating your resume, as well as tips on how to search and apply for jobs online.

MORTGAGE PAYMENT PROGRAM INFO SESSION

Saturday, Sept. 10, Tutoring/Study Room # 2 10 a.m. - 12 noon Conversation English learning class registration. MUST REGISTER 560-0157. Registracion de Clase de Conversacion en Ingles. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA 560-0157.

Thursdays, Sept. 22; Oct. 27 10 a.m. - 12 noon This class focuses on the Mortgage Payment Program (MPP) from the NC Housing Finance Agency. MPP helps workers who have lost their jobs due to changing economic conditions. It provides a no-interest loan to pay all mortgage and mortgage-related expenses while looking for work or enrolled in job re-training. The information session provides an overview of the program and gives information on the application process. Registration required.

ESOL CLASS (ENGLISH LEARNING) / CLASE DE INGLES

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Sundays, Sept. 11; Nov. 2 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Calling all experienced and inexperienced actors to join the Children’s librarian for humorously motivated fairytale performances. No practice necessary. Roles given upon arrival. This is an Intergenerational Program, so bring the whole family.

See page 22 for class descriptions. COMPUTER BASICS Tuesday, Sept. 13 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Saturdays, Sept. 17 - Dec. 17 Conversation English learning class. MUST CALL TO REGISTER 5600157. Clase de Conversacion en Ingles. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA 560-0157.

Intergenerational EAST’S YOUNG & IMPRESSIONABLE READERS INTERACTIVE STORIES ACTING GROUP

MICROSOFT EXCEL BASICS Wednesday, Sept. 14 10 a.m. - 12 noon

MICROSOFT WORD BASICS Thursdays, Sept. 15; Oct. 13 10 a.m. - 12 noon

INTERNET BASICS Tuesday, Oct. 11 10 a.m. - 12 noon

MICROSOFT EXCEL INTERMEDIATE Wednesday, Oct. 12 10 a.m. - 12 noon

PC POTLUCK Monday, Nov. 14 10 a.m. - 12 noon

EXTREME COUPONING Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 24 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Balance out your personal budget by saving an huge amount of money using coupons. Learn the best techniques to get the most out of your money.

To register for programs, go to durhamcountylibrary.org Fall 2011 Branching Out

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Nor th Regional Storytimes

Registration is not required. For more info, call 560-0240 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org.

For more info, call 560-0232 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org.

GAME DAY (0-17) Monday, Sept. 19 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Come hang out and play some games @ your library!

Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays. For 0-23 months.

ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP (0-17)

DROP-IN STORYTIME (Pre-School)

Monday, Nov. 21 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brush up on your manners before the holidays while enjoying an afternoon treat!

Teen Programs TEEN READ WEEK - AFTERNOON MOVIE Thursday, Oct. 20 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. “Picture It” by watching a movie based on a great book!

BABY & ME STORYTIME (Baby)

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov 29 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for great stories, lively action and fun songs perfect for your little one. Storytime will be held in the Teen Room on Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11.

DROP-IN STORYTIME SESSION #2 (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov 29 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join for a repeat of our ever popular 10:30 am storytime. As always, NO pre-registration required.

DROP-IN STORYTIME (Pre-School) Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled program chock full of fun books, songs and so much more!

BEDTIME STORYTIME (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Join us for stories and songs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal!

C h i l d r e n’ s P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560-0232 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. CARTOONING WITH CASEY Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. Join us as we teach you the basics of how to draw step-by-step! Pre-registraton is required.

MAKE AND TAKE WITH MARY Every other Monday Sept. 12- Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled craft perfect for your preschooler!

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CRAFTY KIDS (7-12 Year Olds) Wednesday, Sept. 21 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Join us for a creative craft. Supplies are provided. Please pre-register.

MAD SCIENTIST CLUB Friday, Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 07, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled program full of messy, loud and sometimes gross science perfect for those in 2nd grade and up. Space is limited and pre-registration is required!

CHALK-MAKING (7-12 Year Olds) Friday, Oct. 14 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learn how to make your own chalk! Pre-registration required.

PRE-SCHOOL SCIENCE EXPLORERS Saturdays, Oct. 22; Nov. 12 11 a.m. - 12 noon Join us as you and your preschooler explore the wonders of science! Wear clothes that can get dirty! Pre-registration is required!

5TH ANNUAL PRESCHOOL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for a not-so-scary but sure to be fun Halloween blast perfect for kids ages 3-5! Pre-registration is required and space is limited!

5TH ANNUAL ELEMENTARY-AGED HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA! Wednesday, Oct. 26 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Join us for a Halloween program sure to make you shiver, ghost stories, treats and more! Pre-registration is required. This will fill up fast!

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER (Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School) Tuesday, Nov. 8 All Day After Bedtime Storytime, tuck your stuffed animals in for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your buddy the next day and take home a picture of your stuffed animal having fun during the sleepover!

Nor th Regional TALES AND FOODS OF NATIVE AMERICA

AFTERNOON BRIDGE GROUP

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD

Wednesday, Nov. 9 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Join us for a program full of traditional Native American tales and foods. Hear about the tricksters Coyote and Raven. Taste Ojibwestyle fry bread and Seneca-style Snow Food (maple popcorn). Pre-registration is required.

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come and test your bridge skills with other experienced players.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

MAHJONG

Wednesday, Oct. 5 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Teen Programs

For more info, call 560-0236 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. Please note: Program ending times are approximate and may be affected by attendance. TEEN TIME Monday - Friday Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Games and other activities for teens. Check for special programs.

CHAPTER CHAT TEEN BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 2 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Come join us for our teen book club! Check to see what we’re reading each month and pick up your copy at the Info Desk.

EARLY RELEASE TEEN TIME Wednesdays, Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov 30 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Games and other activities for teens. Check for special programs.

CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK Saturday, Sept. 24 - Friday, Sept. 30 All Day Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out a banned book!

PICTURE IT @ NORTH REGIONAL LIBRARY Sunday, Oct. 16 - Saturday, Oct. 22 All Day Picture It @ North Regional Library during Teen Read Week! Pick up graphic novels, art books, photography guides, fantasy titles and more. Stop by and find something that inspires you, just for the fun of it!

5TH ANNUAL TEEN HALLOWEEN BASH Monday, Oct. 31 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. A party made for teens and tweens. Prizes, treats, tricks and more! Registration is required.

Ad u l t P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560-0237 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. KNITTING CLUB Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join the knitting club! Bring a pair of short #9 or #10 needles (plastic or bamboo) and a skein of light-colored smooth yarn (#4 or #5 weight).

Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Calling all mahjong players! Come and test your skills in this game of strategy and luck.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Do you enjoy a good mystery? Join the Mystery Book Club. We’ll be reading the following: September : Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs; October : Along Came a Spider by James Patterson; November: Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill.

DIGITAL BOOK CLUB Thursdays, Sept. 15; Oct. 20; Nov. 17 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Learn to use your Nook, Kindle or Ipod in this hands-on program designed to guide you through digital downloads and book transfers. Discuss your favorite ebooks and audio books from Overdrive and other sources. Learn about hardware, online purchasing and digital libraries.

CONSPIRACY! Thursdays, Sept. 22; Oct. 27 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meeting every 4th Thursday, Conspiracy! will offer a tonguein-cheek look at the conspiracy theories that abound in our rumor-rich society. Skeptics are welcome to give their views on the faked lunar landing to the vast liberal news conspiracy to the inside job of 9/11. Come prepared to present your favorite conspiracy theory.

NORTH BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join us for fun and lively book discussions. We’ll be reading the following: September: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez; October: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; November: Light on Snow by Anita Shreve.

Co m p u t e r C l a s s e s

See page 22 for descriptions. COMPUTER BASICS Thursdays, Sept. 8; Oct. 6; Nov. 10 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT WORD

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL Monday, Nov. 7 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL Tuesdays, Sept. 6; Oct. 4 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL Wednesdays, Sept. 7; Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT PUBLISHER Thursday, Nov. 10 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e

For more info, call 560-0157 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org For all Foreign Language programs, see p. 24. ESOL Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. English as a Second Language Instruction. Register at the North Regional Information desk or call 560-0236.

TALLER DE CRECIMIENTO PERSONAL Sábados , Oct. 15; Nov. 12; Dec. 10 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Una serie de tres talleres que se enfocan en el verdadero potencial de cada uno de los seres humanos, Auto-Estima y Auto-Eficacia y Cómo Manejar Las Emociones Humanas. Llamar al 560-0157.

Intergenerational

For more info, call 560-0237 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. CHESS CLUB Saturdays, Sept. 3 – Nov 26 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Come learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

COMPUTER BASICS Mondays, Oct. 3; Nov. 7 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD Monday, Oct. 3 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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South Regional Storytimes

For more info, call 560-7409 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. LAPSITTERS (Baby) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

RHYMETIME (Baby, Two Year Olds) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

4TH & 5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB (Elementary School)

GAME DAY

Thursdays, Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Join us at the South Regional Library for our 4th & 5th Grade Book Club. Each month we will read a different book, discuss what we read and do an activity based on the book. Sign up online to join us and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 30 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wii, Mario Kart Wii, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Madden, and even old-school board games. Refreshments will be provided.

SUPER SATURDAYS (All Ages) Saturdays, Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 12 11 a.m. - 12 noon Join Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen for stories, games and a craft perfect for kids of all ages!

K-1 BOOK CLUB (Kindergarten, Elementary School)

Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Wednesdays, Sept. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 23 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Join Miss Erica for South Regional’s very special book club made just for our Kindergarten and First Grade patrons. Each month will feature a different book and craft! Pick up your copy of each month’s book club book at the Information Desk. Registration is required!

SATURDAY RHYMETIME (Baby, Two Year Olds)

HALLOWEEN HOOT (All Ages)

RHYMETIME (Baby, Two Year Olds)

Saturdays, Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for our monthly Saturday Rhymetime! There will be songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 year olds.

STORYTIME (Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.

FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family!

C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560-7409 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. 2ND-3RD GRADE BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov 2 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our 2nd-3rd Grade Book club. Each month we will read a different book, discuss what we read and make a craft. Sign up online and pick up a copy of the book at the Information desk today!

Monday, Oct. 31 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come for a SPOOKTACULAR evening of Halloween-themed books, songs, jokes and Trick-Or-Treating! Wear a costume... if you DARE!

Teen Programs

For more info, call 560-7409 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. TEEN THURSDAY: BACK TO SCHOOL KICK BACK Thursday, Sept. 1 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Learn about the library, enjoy some snacks and grab some cool books and movies.

TEEN THURSDAY: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP INFO SESSION Thursday, Sept. 8 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Are you interested in doing volunteer work? Getting experience that may be helpful on future college applications? Apply to join our Teen Advisory Group! Learn more about what the group does and fill out an application at this information session.

HOMEWORK HELP TUTORING @ SOUTH REGIONAL Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. For students in grades 6–12: From science to math, social studies to language arts, find free tutoring help. For more information, please call Jennifer, the Teen Services Librarian, at 919-560-7410.

9TH-12TH GRADE BOOK CLUB

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Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join us at the South Regional Library for our 9th–12th Grade Book Club. Each month we will read and discuss a different book. Sign up online to join us, and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk. Registration required.

TEEN THURSDAY: SHRINKY DINKS! Thursday, Sept. 15 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Make fabulous art and then shrink it! Shrinky dinks can be used for jewelry, key chains, magnets, and so much more.

TEEN THURSDAY: BOOK-TO-MOVIE MATINEE Thursday, Sept. 22 3:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. Come see your favorite books on film. This month come watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Popcorn provided.

6TH-8TH GRADE BOOK CLUB Saturdays, Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Join us at the South Regional Library for our 6th–8th Grade Book Club. Each month we will read and discuss a different book. Sign up online to join us, and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk. Registration required.

TEEN THURSDAY: CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK! Thursday, Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. What are the coolest books that people don’t want you to read? Find out and take one home!

TEEN THURSDAY: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP MEETING Thursday, Oct. 13 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is the first meeting of the Teen Advisory Group for the South Regional Library. If you’re interested in having a say and helping out, become a TAG member. TAG applications are available at the front desk.

TEEN THURSDAY: PICTURE IT @ YOUR LIBRARY! Thursday, Oct. 20 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. Come celebrate Teen Read Week at South Regional! For details, call 560-7410.

TEEN THURSDAY: THE RETURN OF DECORATE YOUR OWN ZOMBIE CUPCAKE! Thursday, Oct. 27 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Decorate your own zombie cupcake with a variety of gruesome goo and vile accoutrements. Survive the cupcake apocalypse if you can.

TEEN THURSDAY: FIZZ! BANG! ZOOM! Thursday, Nov. 3 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Learn how to use some basic after-school snacks to make fizzing bottle rockets. Make a librarian-supervised mess and impress your friends.

South Regional TEEN THURSDAY: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP MEETING Thursday, Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Meeting of South Regional’s TAG. If you’re interested in having a say and helping out, become a TAG member. TAG applications are available at the front desk.

TEEN THURSDAY: BOOK-TO-MOVIE MATINEE Thursday, Nov. 17 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Come see your favorite books on film. This month come watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1! Popcorn provided.

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For more info, call 560-7409 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. BULL CITY WRITERS Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Are you serious about writing? If you are interested in writing for publication, come join our writing group.

SOUTH REGIONAL ADULT BOOK CLUB Saturdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 5 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Enjoy reading and discussing fiction titles? Join us for conversation and coffee at South Regional.

CROCHET @ YOUR LIBRARY Sundays, Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy crocheting or would like to learn how? All levels are welcome. Learn to crochet from the beginning or learn more advanced techniques. This is also a great place to show off your work to an appreciative audience.

YOGA Monday, Sept. 12 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Celebrating National Yoga Week. Registration required.

REVITALIZING YOUR LAWN THIS FALL – MASTER GARDENER SERIES Sunday, Sept. 18 2: 30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fall is the perfect season to give your lawn some extra attention (and repair). Come learn more about re-seeding lawns, aeration, selecting the right turf grass for your yard and free soil testing to ensure you add the nutrients to help your turf thrive. The series is presented by the Durham Co. Extension Master Gardeners of Durham County. Speakers: Charles Murphy and Robert Shaw.

SPRING BULBS: PLANT NOW TO BLOOM IN SPRING 2012 – MASTER GARDENER SERIES Sunday, Oct. 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fall is the perfect time to plan and plant spring bulb gardens; come learn about how to plant for continuous color, what bulbs grow best in our soils (and won’t be eaten by critters) and how to care

for these perennial bloomers. The series is presented by the Master Gardeners of Durham County. Speaker: Christine Chamberlain.

GREAT URBAN TREES FOR DURHAM – MASTER GARDENER SERIES Sunday, Nov. 13 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transform your landscape this year by planting trees during the optimal fall and early winter planting season. Come learn a palette of different shape and size trees, proper planting and mulching techniques and enjoy the shade and landscape benefits of tree planting for years to come. The series is presented by the Master Gardeners of Durham County. Speaker: Gene Carlone.

A WORLD OF HEALTH Tuesdays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 15 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. A World of Health is an eight-session discussion course from the Northwest Earth Institute. Come explore “good health,” the connections between human health and the environment and how we can sustain both. Registration required.

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Book Club meets monthly to discuss a nonfiction book. You do not have to have finished the book to attend! Call Cathy at 560-7410 for each month’s title.

BOLLYWOOD MOVIES @ SOUTH REGIONAL Sundays, Oct. 2; Nov. 6 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Learn about Indian culture through cheerful, musical Bollywood movies. All movies will be in Hindi with subtitles. Refreshments served.

A CAT WHO CELEBRATION Sunday, Oct. 16 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Celebration the memory of Lilian Jackson Braun, author of the Cat Who... mystery series. There will be trivia, crafts, make your own Qwilleran mustache and more. There will be a drawing for a blue pillow similar to the one used by Koko and Yum Yum. Be thinking about what to include in an obituary suitable for framing remember to use lots of big words, and it doesn’t matter if it’s true!

SELF ESTEEM & SELF EFFICACY Mondays, Nov. 14 - 28 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reach a better understanding of what self-esteem is and what it is not. Learn the concept of auto-efficacy and the important role that this concept plays in self-esteem. Experience the exercise elements of yoga, meditation and origami.

Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e

Bookmobile – Yo u r L i b r a r y o n W h e e l s The Bookmobile is a library on wheels, carrying approximately 5000 titles of juvenile and adult materials. Customers are welcome on board to apply for library cards, check out or return materials. The following is a list of the Bookmobile’s monthly community stops. Every Saturday, 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Front St. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Hardee St., 1237 Naples Place 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Pendelton Apartments 314 S. Woodcrest St. 3rd Monday, 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Oxford Manor Apartments Old Oxford Highway 4th Monday, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Weaver St. Apartments 3000 Weaver St. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Downing Creek Downing Creek Parkway (in front of pool) 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. American Village American Drive (in front of park) For a complete schedule, contact the Bookmobile office at 560-0155 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org

ADVANCED ESOL Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Nov. 17 10 a.m. - 12 noon English conversation for speakers of other languages.

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S o u t hwe s t R e g i o n a l Storytimes

Registration or tickets required as noted. Tickets available the day of the program, given out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children’s Information Desk. For more info, call 560- 8592 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 1 (Baby) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Margaret for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 20 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 2 (Baby) Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join Margaret for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 20 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 1 (Baby) Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 15 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 2 (Baby) Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 15 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 3 (Baby)

TERRIFIC TALES STORYTIME! (All Ages)

KIDS COMICS CLUB (Elementary School)

Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 22 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones.

Tuesdays, Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Join Amy to learn how to draw your own comics and make your own mini-comics! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

GERMAN STORYTIME WITH CAROLINA KINDER (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Saturdays, Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Storytime fully in German led by Carolina Kinder.

BILINGUAL FUN: SPANISH STORY TIME WITH MISS PATTY (Pre-School, Kindergarten)

SATURDAY STORYTIME WITH MISS AMY

DRESS UP DRAMATICS (4-7 years olds)

(Pre-School, Kindergarten) Saturdays, Oct. 1; Oct. 15; Oct. 29 2 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and crafts! Ages 2-6. Registration Required.

Thursdays, Sept. 22; Oct. 27; Nov. 17 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Dress up and act out the story. Program will include a storytime and time to dress up and perform! Registration required.

C h i l d r e n’ s P r o g r a m s

For more info, call 560- 8592 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. AYUDA CON LA TAREA! / HOMEWORK HELP! (Elementary School) Thursdays, Sept. 9 – Nov. 17 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ayuda con la tarea después de la Escuela con Emilia Suárez. After School Homework Help with Emilia Suárez.

SÁBADO DE TUTORIA (Elementary School) Saturdays, Sept. 3 – Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 12 noon Ayuda con lectura, escritura y matemáticas para ninos hispanos de primero a cuarto grado. Con la tutora Emilia Suárez.

STORYTIME FOR 2’s (Two Year Olds )

CHILD/PARENT BOOK CLUB

Thursdays, Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 3 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Write your own mystery. We’ll look at all the ingredients you need for a good story: character, plot and setting. If time allows, we’ll act out the stories. Ages 8-11. Please sign up for all three programs.

Saturdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 5 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. We will talk about a chosen title, look at the author’s background and discuss what we learned from this book. Check in each month to see what book we’ll be discussing. For ages 8 to 11 and their parents. Registration Required.

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TUESDAY MORNING CRAFTS (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Every other Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Nov. 29 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join Miss Patty for an exciting new craft Tuesday mornings. Supplies provided. Ages 2-5. Registration required.

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Mondays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 14, 28 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Join Miss Patty for an exciting new craft every Monday. Supplies provided. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Every other Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Nov. 22 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, come join Miss Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months. Ticket required. There will be 15 tickets for each Lapsit program that will be given out on a first-come first-served basis from the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. This storytime is the perfect transition from low-key lapsit to the ruckus storytime. Stories, songs and rhymes with Miss Margaret. Two year olds. Ticket required. Tickets may be acquired at the Children’s Information Desk the day of the program.

CRAFT MONDAY (Kindergarten, Elementary School)

Mondays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 14, 28 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Join Miss Patty for an exciting new craft every other Monday. Supplies provided. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

CRAZY SCIENCE! (7-12 years olds) Tuesdays, Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 29 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Each month we will explore the world of science with crazy new science experiments! Sometimes messy, often gross, always fun! Registration required.

LITTLE GOBLINS HALLOWEEN PARTY (Pre-School, Kindergarten) Monday, Oct. 31 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join us for costumes, stories, crafts, games and some not-toospooky fun! Ages 2-5. Registration required.

MONSTER MASH HALLOWEEN BASH (6-12 years olds) Monday, Oct. 31 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Join us for tricks, treats, games and lots of spooky fun! Registration required.

MOVEMENT & MUSIC (3-6 years olds) Saturday, Nov. 12 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Join Amy for dance, hula hoops, ribbon sticks and interactive musical games.

Teen Programs

For more info, call 560-8598 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. TEEN COUNCIL MEETING Wednesdays, Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Want to volunteer at Southwest Library but don’t have time for a weekly shift? Serve on Teen Council and shape the future of your library! Registration required.

S o u t hwe s t R e g i o n a l GAME DAY

KNITTING AND OTHER NEEDLE ARTS

Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Attention all gamers between the ages of 10 and 17! Play video games and board games every Monday afternoon.

Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov 29 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Join our needle arts group. Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest, meet your neighbors and show off your craft. On Sept. 6th and Nov. 15 we will be meeting at 6:30 for KnitFlix and to watch Grease and Shopgirl.

BANNED BOOK READ-IN WEEK Week of Sept. 26 - 30 Ongoing Teens, join the Rebel Readers wall of fame! Get “caught” reading banned books in public!

WRITE ON! Tuesdays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 1 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Writing coaches from UNC and Duke offer writing support in a casual atmosphere where teens can explore ideas and make their own choices. Registration required.

WRESTLEMANIA READING CHALLENGE Wednesday, Oct. 19 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Enter to win a trip to Wrestlemania 28 in Miami!

NOVEMBER IS FAN ART MONTH! Ongoing Teen and tween artists, draw your favorite characters or original creations for our Fan Art Contest! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for art supplies!

BREAKING DAWN RELEASE PARTY Friday, Nov. 18 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the release of the fourth Twilight movie with games, food and prizes! Registration required.

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For more info, call 560- 8594 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. MAH JONGG Thursdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

ROMANCE LOVERS BOOK CLUB Thursdays, Sept. 1; Oct. 6; Nov. 3 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Love to read romance? Come talk about your favorite books with Romance Writers of America 2010 Librarian of the year, Jennifer Lohmann. For a list of our upcoming books, check out our meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/Romance-Lovers-Book-Club/.

KNITFLIX Tuesdays, Sept. 6; Nov. 15 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bring your knitting and other craft projects for a little social crafting and a movie. Snacks are welcome. Sept. 6: Grease Nov. 15: Shopgirl.

SOUTHERN COOKING WITH STEPHANIE TYSON Sunday, Sept. 25 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join Chef Stephanie Tyson as she gives her perspective of Southern cooking and discusses her new cookbook, Well, Shut My Mouth: the Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS: WHAT TO EXPECT

Beyond the lip-smacking recipes like Gullah Shrimp, Crab Pilau, and Miss Ora’s Best Fried Chicken in the Entire World, the book shares the story of two women who started the nationally acclaimed restaurant, Sweet Potatoes (Our State, Southern Living, New York Times).

Thursday, Sept. 8 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lisa Gwyther with the Duke Family Support Program will provide insight on what can occur at different stages of the disease and give advice on managing the care of an Alzheimer’s patient.

THE POET IN YOU! Saturday, Sept. 10 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Explore poetry and learn to write your own with local poet Crystal Simone Smith. The poetry workshop meets monthly and will discuss different themes each month.

MAH JONGG Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill levels. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

QUILTING BEE @ SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 3, 10, 31; Nov 7, 14, 28 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork and supplies. If you are a beginner, the bee is a great place to quilt surrounded by other lovers of the craft, and if you are an experienced quilter, you may learn some new tricks and make some new friends.

WILDLY AFFORDABLE ORGANIC: EAT FABULOUS FOOD, GET HEALTHY AND SAVE THE PLANET Tuesday, Sept. 13 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Join the creator of the Cook for Good Project, Linda Watson, as she discusses her new cookbook, Wildly Affordable Organic.

AFRICAN WRITERS BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, Sept. 20; Oct 18; Nov. 15 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. The African Writers Book Club focuses exclusively on books written by Africans.

“Tyson’s Fried Green Tomatoes are crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside… the Fried Chicken and Banana Pudding – a rustic Cordon Bleu education in themselves – simply amazing.” Jordan Kerner, Producer of the Film, Fried Green Tomatoes For more information, call 560-8590.

GENTEXT: BOOK, BARS, AND BEERS Off Site Mondays, Sept. 26; Oct. 31; Nov. 28 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Durhamites between the ages of 21 and 40 are invited to discuss cutting-edge literature and to enjoy a beer AT THE SAME TIME! This group is sponsored by Durham County Library and hosted by two ACTUAL LIBRARIANS. We meet at locations around Durham, and you can see where we are meeting, what we are reading and RSVP at our meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Durham-genteXt/).

MENU FOR THE FUTURE Thursdays, Sept. 29; Oct. 6, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. In this discussion course from the Northwest Earth Institute, we will look at where our food comes from and how we can help the environment with our food choices. The program is eight weeks long with discussions on Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10 and 17.

BASIC MEDICARE Wednesday, Sept. 21 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Medicare enrollment is early in 2011. Lynne Chamblee, Health Insurance Specialist at the Durham Center for Senior Life, will talk about Medicare enrollment, Part A,B, C, & D, supplemental insurance, government subsidies and finding counseling as you sign up for Medicare.

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S o u t hwe s t R e g i o n a l Ad u l t P r o g r a m s DOWN SOUTH SHUFFLE Mondays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 28 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Need an excuse to get moving and get fit? Join Down South Shuffle for some line dancing and get some exercise. Down South Shuffle is open to all levels of dancers. Come for the first hour and practice your basic steps. Stay for the last half-hour to learn some advanced moves.

CULINARY BOOK CLUB Saturday, Oct. 8 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join in a discussion of Cherries in Winter: My Families Recipes for Hope in Hard Times, by Suzan Colon.

HANDMADE HOME–TEACUP CANDLES Saturday, Oct. 22 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Learn how to make candles in teacups. Materials will be provided. Space is limited so registration is a must.

THE NEW SOUTHERN GARDEN COOKBOOK Tuesday, Nov. 8 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sheri Castle will discuss her new cookbook, The New Southern Garden Cookbook. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a vegetable or fruit typically found in a Southern garden. Castle is a food writer and cooking instructor.

PRESERVING COMMUNITY ONE BUILDING AT A TIME Saturday, Nov. 12 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. In this lively program, Durham residents join Preservation Durham’s executive director to share personal stories of their individual efforts to conserve and renovate local properties and to discuss the importance of architectural preservation.

BUILDERS OF HOPE Tuesday, Nov. 29 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Discover the true meaning of social entrepreneurship as Nancy Welsh Murray discusses Wanda Uranska’s newest book, Builders of Hope. Murray founded the organization, which forcuses on affordable housing, community development and housing rehabilitation.

Co m p u t e r C l a s s e s

See page 22 for descriptions. COMPUTER BASICS Saturday, Sept. 3, Sept. 6; Oct. 5 10 a.m. - 12 noon

MICROSOFT WORD BASICS Wednesday, Sept. 14; Saturday, Oct. 1, Wednesday, Oct. 19 10 a.m. - 12 noon

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DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT WORD Saturday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. - 12 noon Tuesdays, Sept. 27; Nov. 1 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

MICROSOFT EXCEL BASICS Tuesday, Sept. 20; Saturday, Oct. 15, Tuesday, Oct. 25 10 a.m. - 12 noon

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL Wednesday, Sept. 28; Saturday, Oct. 29; Tuesday, Nov. 15 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT BASICS Wednesday, Sept. 21, Wednesday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Nov. 5 10 a.m. - 12 noon

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT POWERPOINT Tuesday, Oct, 4; Wednesday, Nov. 2 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

FILE ORGANIZATION IN WINDOWS Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m. - 12 noon

INTERNET BASICS Wednesday, Sept. 7, Saturday, Sept. 17; Tuesday, Oct. 11 10 a.m. - 12 noon

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL: GMAIL BASICS Tuesday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 24; Tuesday, Oct. 18 10 a.m. - 12 noon

ONLINE JOB SEARCHING/RESUME WRITING Wednesday, Oct. 12; Tuesday, Nov. 8, Saturday, Nov. 12 10 a.m. - 12 noon

ONLINE SHOPPING AND PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT/CRAIGSLIST Saturday, Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 12 noon

SOCIAL NETWORKING BASICS Wednesday, Sept. 21 12 noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e

For more info, call 560-8594 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org For all Foreign Language programs, see p. 24. ESOL CLASS REGISTRATION / REGISTRACION DE CLASE DE INGLES Thursday, Sept. 8, Tutor/Room 1 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. English learning class registration for beginners and intermediate level. MUST REGISTER 560-0157. Registración de Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA 560-0157.

TERTULIA (SPANISH CONVERSATION) Saturdays, Sept. 3 - 24 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This group allows intermediate and advanced speakers to practice Spanish conversation.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CONVERSATIONS Every other Saturday, Sept. 10 - Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 12 noon This group is for anyone who has a passion for American Sign Language (ASL). We welcome all adults who are deaf, hard of hearing (HH), hearing, students, parents, teachers, interpreters or any community member looking for an opportunity to connect with other signers! Take opportunities to get together for conversation, laughs and fellowship, make new friends and socialize!

ESOL CLASS (ENGLISH LEARNING) / CLASE DE INGLES Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 13 - Dec. 15 English learning class for beginners and intermediate level. MUST CALL TO REGISTER 560-0157 Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA 560-0157.

Intergenerational THE POET IN YOU! Saturday, Sept. 10 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Explore poetry and learn to write your own with local poet Crystal Simone Smith. The poetry workshop meets monthly and will discuss different themes each month.

DOWN SOUTH SHUFFLE Mondays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 28 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Need an excuse to get moving and get fit? Join Down South Shuffle for some line dancing and get some exercise. Down South Shuffle is open to all levels of dancers. Come for the first hour and practice your basic steps. Stay for the last half-hour to learn some advanced moves.

S t a n f o r d L . Wa r r e n For more info, call 560-0270 or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org. C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s STORYTIME WITH MS. TRISH (Pre-school) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 30 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing a craft.

EARLY DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL MOVIE (6-12 year olds) Wednesdays, Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 30 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy a movie at the library after getting out of school early. Call the library for movie title.

SATURDAY MORNING MOVIE (6-12 year olds) Saturdays, Sept. 17; Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 29; Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Start your Saturday off in a fun way by coming to the library to see a great G-Rated movie. Call the library for movie title.

Teen Programs TEEN ANIME CLUB Wednesdays, Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy anime? manga? graphic novels? If so join us to talk about your favorites and preview some new movies (snacks will be provided.)

NCCU - TEEN BOOK GROUP Mondays, Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Do you like to read? Come to our teen book group to hang out and talk about books! (This group is hosted by NCCU SCALA.)

FLOETRY GROUP Wednesdays, Sept. 28; Oct. 26; Nov. 23 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Do you write songs, poetry, stories? Do you enjoy spoken word? Join us for an informal writing club to share your work and get some feedback (snacks will be provided).

“PICTURE IT” - ART CONTEST Wednesday, Oct. 19 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Teen Read Week by “picturing” one of your favorite books. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST Monday, Oct. 31 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Join us for tricks, treats and more! Don’t forget your costume!

Ad u l t P r o g r a m s MALCOLM X AND MANNING MARABLE: A CONTROVERSIAL LEGACY Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. In this open dialogue Imam and Malcolm X specialist Khalid F. Griggs joins Duke University professor and author Mark Anthony Neal to discuss Manning Marable’s controversial book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Q&A will follow this lively debate.

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See page 22 for class descriptions. COMPUTER AND EMAIL BASICS Tuesdays, Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 22 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MICROSOFT WORD AND MICROSOFT EXCEL BASICS Thursdays, Sept. 22; Oct. 20; Nov. 23 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SOWING PARABLES: OCTAVIA BUTLER, RESOURCE JUSTICE AND A SHIFT IN VALUES Tuesday, Oct. 18 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The first in the The Survival Series, Black Feminism for the Future this lecture draws on the relevance of black feminist science fiction writer Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents to offer an urgent and empowering perspective on our present-day resource crises. Black Feminist scholar Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs will provide context and a framework for a visionary approach to everyday life in the context of shifting planet followed by a Q & A and talk back with organizers and experts from the food justice, biofuel and sustainable building movements.

BLACK MEMORIALS AND THE BULLDOZER REVOLUTION IN DURHAM AND BEYOND Hayti Heritage Center Sunday, Oct. 23 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Since the Civil War, Americans have wrestled with the various constructs of historical memory and cultural legacy. However, according to historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory, these battles are ultimately about who has the power to determine what we remember of the past and whether that remembrance will honor all Southerners or only select groups. In this presentation and panel discussion, Brundage joins local business owner Denise Hester and other Durham educators, entrepreneurs and community activists to examine the impact of political power on cultural memory.

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LOVE IS LIFEFORCE: JUNE JORDAN AND THE HORIZON OF EDUCATION Tuesday, Nov. 1 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. In this the second part in the Survival Series: Black Feminism for the Future this lecture draws on author June Jordan’s essay “The Creative Spirit in Children’s Literature” which explains that “love is lifeforce” and describes the intergenerational work of nurturing the spirits of children as the most sacred work that adults can do. In a time when the education budgets for Durham schools are under attack and the Wake County schools are actively resegregating, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs will present a multi-faceted vision for educational justice in our times followed by a Q & A talkback with local organizers who are organizing for educational funding justice and desegregation of Wake County Schools.

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Humanities Programs

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WATCH AND READ: THE AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN MUIR Main Library Saturday, Sept. 10 3 p.m. John Muir is often referred to as the “father of wilderness.” Muir devoted his life to documenting the wonders of nature. He published articles extolling the beauty of places like Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Largely at his urging, Congress established Yosemite National Park in 1890 and created the National Forest reserves in 1891. Join us for a screening of excerpts from this PBS documentary with UNC-TV staff.

MEET THE ARTIST/AUTHOR: KADIR NELSON AT THE HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER Hayti Heritage Center Monday, Sept. 19 7 p.m. Join award winning artist and author Kadir Nelson as he discusses how he created the art and text for Heart and Soul: The Story of American and African Americans and We are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball. Mr. Nelson has won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, the Caldecott Honor Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award and the NAACP Image Award. He has written and illustrated over twenty-five books. One of his paintings was used for the cover art for Michael Jackson’s posthumous release, Michael. A book signing will follow the reading. This event is co-sponsored by North Carolina Central University and the Hayti Heritage Center.

3RD ANNUAL BANNED BOOKS ONSTAGE

Main Library n! New Locatio Saturday, Sept. 24 3 p.m. In celebration of Banned Books Week, join us for a selection of scenes from books that have been banned or challenged, performed by talented local actors directed by Jay O’Berski of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. Celebrate your freedom to read!

SUSTAINABILITY AND OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

Expand Your Knowledge... Engage in Conversation... Experience Something New...

South Regional Thursday, Sept. 15 7 p.m. Join South Durham Green Neighbors for a discussion with Scott Huler concerning the infrastructure of modern life: power, water, transportation, etc. What would a sustainable infrastructure look like? Is it even possible? Mr. Huler’s book, On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood and the Systems that Make Our World Work will be available, and a book signing will follow. Piedmont Laureate appearances in Durham County are sponsored by the Durham Arts Council and co-sponsored by Durham County Library.

HIP HOP AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT Main Library Sunday, Sept. 18 3 p.m. What is Hip Hop, and what does it mean? Learn how artists are utilizing Hip Hop to uplift their communities in North Carolina and beyond. Join artist and activist Pierce Freelon to expand your knowledge of this important musical expression. Freelon teaches “Hip Hop, Music and Politics” and “Blacks and Popular Culture” at North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the founder of blackademics.org and is the emcee of the Hip Hop soul quartet, The Beast.

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IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON IN THE NEXT ROOM Southwest Regional Monday, Sept. 26 7 p.m. Join members of the PlayMakers artistic team in a discussion of Sarah Ruhl’s play In the Next Room. This is a charming and insightful story of desire, frustration, sympathy and understanding between the sexes. With the sensibility of a play by George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde, as seen through the lyrical lens of one of our finest modern playwrights, this play was a 2010 Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Humanities Programs IS IT SOMETHING IN THE WATER? WHY DO SO MANY WRITERS CALL NORTH CAROLINA HOME?

IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON THE PARCHMAN HOUR

WATCH AND READ: NORTH CAROLINA’S WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCE

Main Library Sunday, Oct. 2 3 p.m. The literary heritage of the state is decades old and continues to flourish today. What is it that creates this rich literary environment? Join Georgann Eubanks, Michael Chitwood, Marjorie Hudson and Randall Kenan as they discuss this phenomenon. Eubanks is one of the founders of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, past chair of North Carolina Humanities Council and author of the three volume series, Literary Trails of North Carolina. Chitwood is a freelance writer and poet, who teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill. His books include Hitting Below the Bible Belt and Gospel Road Going. Hudson is author of essays, short stories and most recently, Accidental Birds of the Carolinas. Kenan is an author and teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill. His first book, Let the Dead Bury their Dead was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and his Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty First Century was nominated for the Southern Book Award.

Southwest Regional Monday, Oct. 24 7 p.m.

Main Library Saturday, Nov. 12 3 p.m.

Join playwright Mike Wiley and actors from PlayMakers in conversation before the professional premiere of The Parchman Hour. In the fiery first months of America’s civil rights movement, waves of young people, mostly college students, rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Many were brutally attacked, arrested, and imprisoned in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary, where they invented an ingenious pastime to help them endure: a live variety show inspired by programs then popular on radio and television. Jokes, stories, singing and Bible readings sprang from every cell. This nightly event became known as The Parchman Hour. With characters such as Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, The Parchman Hour honors an important piece of our history.

Join UNC-TV staff in honoring North Carolina’s Greatest Generation with excerpts from North Carolina World War II Experience. The story is told by the men and women who lived it – local participants revealing a historical record of how one state and its people served America during the second World War. Through remarkable archival film footage and photographs and revealing personal interviews with 25 men and women, this original documentary brings history to life, from battlefield to the home front.

UNDER THE KUDZU: FILM AND DISCUSSION Main Library Sunday, Oct. 9 3 p.m. Join filmmaker Claudia Stack for a screening of Under the Kudzu, the story of two Pender County Rosenwald Schools and the communities working to save and repurpose them. Rosenwald schools are important as they are tangible reminders of a history, when every triumph for black education was the result of determination over adverse conditions. There will be a discussion following the film. This film was funded in part by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the True North Foundation.

BROTHER TOWNS/ PUEBLOS HERMANOS: FILM AND DISCUSSION ERC Auditorium, Durham Technical Community College Wednesday, Oct. 12 7 p.m. Pueblos Hermanos/Brother Towns is a story of two towns linked by Brother Towns Pueblos Hermanos immigration, family and work. (Pueblos Hermanos es una historia de dos pueblos conectado por inmigracion, familia y trabajo.) It chronicles how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home and how people maintain families despite their leaving home. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. It is also a story of local and international controversy. The film’s director, Dr. Charles Thompson, will moderate a discussion after the film and answer questions. This program is co-sponsored by Center for the Global Learner at Durham Technical Community College. Coming soon

“Insightful and powerful… A moving document of our times.” Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard Law School • • •

A documentary film about immigration Two towns. Two nations. Thousands of paths connecting them.

Directed by Charles Thompson & Michael Davey www.brothertowns.com

WATCH AND READ: KEN BURNS’ PROHIBITION Southwest Regional Sunday, Oct. 30 3 p.m. Join UNC-TV staff for a screening of excerpts from Ken Burns’ newest film. Prohibition is a documentary film series that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. It was the enshrining of a faithdriven moral code in the Constitution that paradoxically caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality. The story of Prohibition’s rise and fall is a compelling saga that goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation.

MEET THE AUTHOR & ARTIST: DR. ORRIN PILKEY AND MARY EDNA FRASER Main Library Sunday, Nov. 6 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. What is “Climategate” and why does it mean to all of us? Join Dr. Pilkey, the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, for a discussion of his new book, Global Climate Change: A Primer. Learn why he believes some people work to obfuscate facts to the harm of all life. He will be joined by Mary Edna Fraser, whose silk batiks, often based on satellite images, beautifully illustrate the book. Dr. Pilkey will also briefly discuss Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline. Dr. Pilkey and Ms. Fraser will be available for book signings after the reading.  A Primer 

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ART WITH THE EXPERTS: BECOMING: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WEDGE COLLECTION Main Library Sunday, Nov. 13 3 p.m. Join Trevor Schoonmaker, the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, for a slideshow and discussion of Becoming. This exhibit brings together approximately 60 works by 40 artists from Canada, the United States, Africa and throughout the African Diaspora to explore how new configurations of identity have been shaped by the photographic portrait within the last century. Becoming offers a fresh exploration of the strength, beauty and complexity captured within representations of black life as it is both lived and imagined.

NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT WOMEN IN THE MILITARY Main Library Saturday, Nov. 19 3 p.m. Eastern North Carolina is well known for its military bases, but the Piedmont region has also had its share of 20th century military history. Join Beth Ann Koelsch, the curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), for a talk about women’s military history in the Piedmont since World War I, and hear stories of the remarkable local women veterans.

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Co m p u t e r C l a s s e s Registration required for ALL programs, except as noted. For more info, call 560-0125 (Main) 560-0218 (East Regional) 560-0236 (North Regional) 560-7015 (South Regional) 560-8590 (Southwest Regional) 560-0270 (Stanford L. Warren) or register online at durhamcountylibrary.org.

COMPUTER BASICS

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

COMPUTER BASICS Stanford L. Warren

Tuesdays, Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 22

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

INTERNET BASICS Learn the basics of navigating the web, including some basic search and safety information. Basic computer skills required. Thursdays, Sept. 22; Nov. 17 Tuesday, Oct. 11 Wednesday, Sept. 7 Saturday, Sept. 17 Tuesday, Oct. 11

Microsof t Office MICROSOFT WORD AND MICROSOFT EXCEL BASICS Stanford L. Warren

East Regional North Regional Main Library Southwest Regional South Regional

Thursdays, Sept. 22; Oct. 20; Nov. 23

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Thursdays, Sept. 15; Oct. 13 Monday, Oct. 3 Thursday, October 06 Wednesday, Sept. 14 Saturday, Oct. 1, Wednesday, Oct. 19 Friday, Sept. 30

10 a.m. - 12 noon 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT WORD Learn some extra tips and tricks with Microsoft Word 2007. Basic Microsoft Word knowledge required. Southwest Regional East Regional

Saturday, Oct. 8 Tuesdays, Sept. 27; Nov. 1 Wednesday, Oct. 12

10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon

MICROSOFT EXCEL BASICS Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Basic computer skills required. East Regional Southwest Regional Main Library

Email & Internet

Main Library East Regional Southwest Regional

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word 2007. Basic computer skills required.

Get step-by-step, hands-on instruction in the use of the computer. Learn about the parts of the computer and how to use them, including using the mouse, the basics of the Windows operating system, making and managing folders and other important computer functions. Thursdays, Sept. 1; Nov. 3 Saturday, Sept. 3, Sept. 6; Oct. 5 Thursdays, Sept. 8; Oct. 6; Nov. 10 Tuesday, Sept. 13 Mondays, Oct. 3; Nov. 7 Monday, Sept. 26 Monday, Oct. 26

Thursday, September 29 Wednesday, Oct. 12 Tuesday, Nov. 8, Saturday, Nov. 12

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Main Library Southwest Regional North Regional East Regional North Regional South Regional

ONLINE JOB SEARCHING/RESUME WRITING Main Library Southwest Regional

Wednesday, Sept. 14 Tuesday, Sept. 20; Saturday, Oct. 15, Tuesday, Oct. 25 Thursday, October 13

10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL Learn some extra tips and tricks with Microsoft Excel 2007. Basic Microsoft Excel knowledge required. Southwest Regional

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Saturday, Oct. 29; Tuesday, Nov. 15

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

EXCEL FORMULAS Main Library

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL Set up a Gmail account, and learn the basics of sending and receiving email. Basic computer skills required. Southwest Regional Main Library

Tuesday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 24 Tuesday, Oct. 18 Thursdays, Sept. 8; Nov. 10

10 a.m. - 12 noon 10 a.m. - 12 noon 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

SOCIAL NETWORKING BASICS Wednesday, Sept. 21 Wednesday, Nov. 9

Southwest Regional South Regional

Tuesday, Oct, 4; Wednesday, Nov. 2 Thursday, Oct. 27

10 a.m.- 11 a.m. 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

DOING MORE WITH MICROSOFT POWERPOINT Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Basic computer skills required.

Learn the basics of social networking, including information about Facebook and Twitter. Southwest Regional

POWERPOINT BASICS

12 noon - 1 p.m. 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Main Library Southwest Regional

Thursday, Oct. 20 Tuesday, Oct, 4; Wednesday, Nov. 2

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

FILE ORGANIZATION IN WINDOWS ONLINE SHOPPING AND PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT/EBAY

Southwest Regional

Learn the basics of shopping online, especially ebay.com, and how to protect your identity. Southwest Regional

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Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Miscellaneous

10 a.m. - 12 noon

PC POTLUCK East Regional

Monday, Nov. 14

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Friends of the Durham Library Join the Friends of the Durham Library!

Fall Book Sale

Membership is open to anyone who supports the library. Friends of the Durham Library do not have to be Durham County residents.

Friends of the Durham Library

Membership Benefits: • Shop early at the book sales for the best selection. • Receive library publications in the mail, the Best of Friends newsletter and Season’s Readings, a booklet of staff reading and viewing recommendations. • Receive a 10% discount at several local bookstores; just show your membership card. • Support local library programs and services with your membership dues.

Find great bargains on gently-used books at the Friends Fall Book Sale October 14-16, 2011. Thousands of books are categorized for easy

Type of Membership: Memberships expire in one year (except Life Memberships)

o Family $25 o Adult $15 o Senior (over 65) $10

o Youth (18 and younger) $5 o Sustaining $50 o Patron $100

Name Address

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shopping: fiction, nonfiction books, audiobooks,

o Life $300 o Additional gift of Email

City/State/Zip

Make checks payable and mail to: The Friends of the Durham Library, Inc. PO Box 3809, Durham, NC 27702

CDs and DVDs. Prices start at 50 cents for Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

For more info about the Friends, go to: www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php Questions? Call (919) 560-0190 or email Anastasia Bush at abush@durhamcountync.gov

HOW TO DONATE BOOKS: The Friends of the Durham Library welcomes donations of gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs, except for: encyclopedias, magazines, cassettes and condensed books. You may take your donation to any Durham County Library location during regular hours. Please bring large donations (more than one bag) to the Main Library garage on Tuesday morning between 9 a.m. and noon, when the Friends of the Durham Library are present and can help unload. For more info, visit: http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php.

Volunteers needed! • Help promote the library at various library events. • Represent the library at community events and distribute library materials. • Shelve books and pull hold books.

Contact Elsa Woods at elsawoods@nc.rr.com. or go to durhamcountylibrary.org/volunteer.php

paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers. Shop early for the best selection of specially-priced books in gift-giving condition and support Durham County Library with your purchases. Schedule: Friday, October 14, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friends members only—join at the door! Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bag Sale $7/bag. Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. For info, call 560-0100.

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Can’t make it to the Fall Book Sale?

Check out year-round mini-booksales at: American Tobacco Campus, 334 Blackwell St. East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd. South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. Stanford L. Warren Branch, 1201 Fayetteville St.

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Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e Registration is required for ALL programs, except as noted. Call 560-0157 to register. ESOL ESOL CLASS REGISTRATION / REGISTRACION DE CLASE DE INGLES Main Library, Thursday, Sept. 1 - 3er Piso, Salon de Conferencia 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. English learning class registration for beginners and intermediate level. MUST REGISTER. Registración de Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA.

ESOL CLASS REGISTRATION / REGISTRACION DE CLASE DE INGLES Southwest Regional, Thursday, Sept. 8, Tutor/Room 1 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. English learning class registration for beginners and intermediate level. MUST REGISTER. Registración de Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA.

ESOL CLASS (ENGLISH LEARNING) / CLASE DE INGLES Main Library, Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 12 - Dec. 15 English learning class for beginners and intermediate level. MUST CALL TO REGISTER. Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA.

ESOL CLASS REGISTRATION / REGISTRACION DE CLASE DE INGLES East Regional, Saturday, Sept. 10, Tutoring/Study Room # 2 10 a.m. - 12 noon Conversation English learning class registration. MUST REGISTER. Registracion de Clase de Conversacion en Ingles. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA.

ESOL CLASS (ENGLISH LEARNING) / CLASE DE INGLES

ESOL North Regional, Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 29, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. English as a Second Language Instruction. Register at the North Regional Information desk or call 560-0236.

ADVANCED ESOL

Wo r k s h o p s / T a l l e r e s TALLER DE CRECIMIENTO PERSONAL Una serie de tres talleres que se enfocan en el verdadero potencial de cada uno de los seres humanos, Auto-Estima y Auto-Eficacia y Cómo Manejar Las Emociones Humanas.

South Regional, Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Nov. 17 10 a.m. - 12 noon English Conversation for speakers of other languages.

MIS SUEÑOS, MIS METAS, Y MIS ANHELOS

ESOL CLASS (ENGLISH LEARNING) / CLASE DE INGLES

Aprenda el valor verdadero y potencial dentro de cada ser humano. Discuta las técnicas usadas para identificar el verdadero papel que debe desempeñar en su vida. Aprenda cómo manifestar sus aspiraciones y empezar a planificar su vida deseada guiada por sus acciones.

Southwest Regional, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 13 - Dec. 15 English learning class for beginners and intermediate level. MUST CALL TO REGISTER. Clase de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA.

Co nve r s a t i o n G r o u p s TERTULIA (SPANISH CONVERSATION) Southwest Regional, Saturdays, Sept. 3 - 24, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This group allows intermediate and advanced speakers to practice Spanish conversation.

Miscellaneous AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CONVERSATIONS Southwest Regional, Every other Saturday, Sept. 10 - Nov. 19 10 a.m. - 12 noon This group is for anyone who has a passion for American Sign Language (ASL). We welcome all adults who are deaf, hard of hearing (HH), hearing, students, parents, teachers, interpreters or any community member looking for an opportunity to connect with other signers! Take opportunities to get together for conversation, laughs and fellowship, make new friends, and socialize!

East Regional, Saturdays, Sept. 17 - Dec. 17 Conversation English learning class. MUST CALL TO REGISTER. Clase de Conversacion en Ingles. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA.

Main Library, sábado, Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. North Regional, sábado, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. South Regional, lunes, Dic. 5, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

AUTO-ESTIMA Y AUTO-EFICACIA Main Library, lunes , Sept. 12, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. North Regional, sábado, Nov. 12; Jan. 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m. South Regional, lunes, Dic. 12; 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Llegue a un entendimiento mejor de cual es y cual no es su auto-estima. Aprenda también al concepto de auto-eficacia y la importancia que esto juega en el papel del auto-estima. Experimente con ejercicios de los elementos de yoga, meditación y origami.

MANEJANDO LAS EMOCIONES HUMANAS Main Library, sábado, Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. North Regional, sábado, Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. South Regional, lunes, Dic. 19, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Aprenda técnicas simples que se pueden usar para identificar y medir su estado emocional diario. Discuta maneras efectivas para manejar sus emociones que afectan sus niveles de estrés, como enojo o ira, agitación y tristeza.

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Branching Out - Fall 2011