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Best of Friends Friends of the Durham Library Newsletter

Summer 2012

The 2012 spring book sale marked another successful event for the Friends of the Durham Library. Annually, bargain-seeking customers far and wide flock to the library during the three-day affair, and this year was no exception. New Friends, long-time members and those renewing memberships braved long lines extending around the library for priority entrance during the “Friends members only” kickoff Friday afternoon. By the end of the weekend, happy customers purchased more than $22,000 in books, DVDs and CDs.

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Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Friends and the library, from volunteers to each customer. These contributions make so many library projects possible. If you missed the book sale, don’t despair: opportunities to support the library and Friends this year are plentiful. Satellite sales are ongoing at every library location and on the American Tobacco Campus, and preparations for the next book sale, to be held Friday, October 12–Sunday, October 14 are well under way. So, save this date. We’ll see you soon!

2012 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.

Annual Meeting Agenda

Main Library Auditorium

Election of Friends Board Officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year

300 N. Roxboro St., Durham NC 27701

All members of the Friends of the Durham Library are invited to attend.

Approval of the 2012-2013 Budget Reception for Friends Scholarship Recipients RSVP and questions: Dionne Greenlee 919-560-0190,

Introducing New Deputy Director: Terry Hill


lease join us in welcoming Terry B. Hill as the new deputy director of the library.

Terry is a native of Taylorsville, NC. He earned his Masters in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, and most recently worked as the assistant to the Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at North Carolina State University. Terry has a diverse background. He began his work with libraries as an undergraduate at Appalachian State and Duke University. He gained collection development experience as a librarian at Hope Valley Elementary School, and as a subscription agent for the international book vendor Harrassowitz. Terry also taught at both UNC and NCCU’s library schools, and he is passionate about mentoring people entering the library profession. As an active member of the community, Terry tutors at the Durham Literacy Center and serves as a guardian ad litem. Terry and his wife, Tracy, live in Durham, along with their

miniature schnauzer Cornel. He began as deputy director at Durham County Library on April 30. “The greatest honor of my career is the opportunity to work with the staff of Durham County Library, and to serve the residents of Durham County,” Terry said. “My vision Terry B. Hill, Deputy Director for the library is for it to become an even more integral part of what makes Durham the great community it is known to be.”

Peeps Show 2012 Even Bigger


he second annual Durham County Library Peeps Show is in the history books, and it was bigger and better than last year. To highlight library services and collections, staff members throughout the system created 13 dioramas featuring Peeps, the marshmallow, spring candy bunnies and chicks. This year some younger customers got in on the act as well. Though they could not compete, children at McDougald Terrace and East Regional made their own peep-o-ramas. More than 200 peep fans visited the library to vote on their favorite display, and more than 550 votes were cast by liking peep-o-rama photos on Facebook. 1st Place Winner

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In the end, the top three vote getters were: 207 votes: East Regional Teens – East Geekster Peeps 165 votes: Marketing and Development – Food Truck Rodeo Peeps Edition 111 votes: Main Library Adult Services – Peeple Magazine Congratulations to all the participants for proving that Durham County Library peeps are the coolest on the planet. Winners will receive prizes at the spring Staff Development Day, May 16. 2nd Place Winner

3rd Place Winner

Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center Celebrates 50 Years of Service to the Community


ragtown Library Family Literacy Center hosted an open house on March 9 celebrating its 50th anniversary. County commissioners, former staff and members of the community visited during a full day of programs that included a comedian for adults, Skill Toys for teens and a Rags to Riches performance for children. Earlier in the month, County Commissioners approved a resolution congratulating Bragtown on turning one half century old. In 1961, residents of the Bragtown neighborhood raised funds for a new library and deeded the land at Ruth Street and Dearborn Drive to the Durham Colored Library. The Bragtown Branch Library was dedicated and began serving the community on March 11, 1962. In April of 1966, the Durham Colored Library merged with the Durham CityCounty Public Library, and Bragtown became part of the new Durham County Library system.

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Today, Bragtown Library continues to serve its community with storytimes in English, Spanish and French for children and toddlers, tutoring for school-aged children, and neighborto-neighbor programs that engage adults and seniors. Last year, Bragtown Library had more than 6,800 visits; it hosted 128 programs, which were attended by approximately 2,000 children, teens and adults; and it provided access to technology as visitors logged 1,190 computer sessions. All of this in a 1,000 sq. ft. facility, open 20 hours a week. 3)





1) Every birthday celebration needs a cake. 2) Current and past staff of Bragtown Library: Donald Bradsher, Anita Hasty-Speed, Mary Ann Brown, Nancy Scott, Lisa McAllister, Karlene Fyffe and Denise Williams. 3) County Commissioner Chair, Michael Page, addresses the crowd. 4-7) Commissioner Vice Chair Ellen Reckhow, and Commissioners Brenda Howerton, Joe Bowser and Pam Karriker speak about Bragtown Library. Every commissioner attended the celebration.

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GlaxoSmithKline Funds Science Madness


hanks to a $25,000 grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, Durham County Library has launched free science programs for children ages 3 to 14. Science Madness is offered at North, Southwest and East Regional Libraries, and at the Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center. Library Youth Partners, high school students trained to deliver storytimes and activities to pre‐K and elementary school children, also take the program into the schools and community centers of Durham. Science Madness, hands‐on science activities at the library, encourages children to have fun while exploring nature, numbers, chemistry and physics, and boosting their reading and writing skills. One highlight of the program is the Science of Hovercraft series, where children build their own hovercraft with CDs and balloons and ride in an individual‐sized hovercraft to experience near frictionless motion. Hands‐on science activities have been tailored to each age group. For children ages 3-7, the library offers Pre-school Science


unded by a grant of nearly $10,000 to Durham Library Foundation, Durham County Library hosted Bull City Soul Revival, an exploration of the rich history of the soul and R&B music tradition in Durham. This four-part series of educational, interactive events was held throughout the month of April and showcased Durham’s African-American musicians from the 1960s and 1970s. The series included lectures hosted by Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts, Smithsonian Top: Johnny White and the Elite Band perform Institution National at the finale. Above: Visitors enjoy the Soul Museum of African Souvenirs exhibit at Hayti Heritage Center. American History and Culture; Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke 4 Best of Friends Summer 2012

Explorers. Each science activity, such as the Wonders of Water and Counting, is supported with a storytime related to the topic. For older children, the library offers Science Madness. Elementary school students (ages 8-11 years) and middle school students (ages 12‐14 years) explore five science concepts, (levers and pulleys, electricity, weather, hovercraft and human biology) in two separate clubs, with instruction, science activities and reading lists designed for each age group. North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Ribbon of Hope grants support activities that advance education, science and health in local communities across the state of North Carolina. For more information about Science Madness, contact project coordinator, North Regional Children’s Unit Manager, Casey Nees at 919-560-0232.

University; local historian, Dr. Bruce Bridges; and Jason Perlmutter, discographer, researcher and founder of Carolina Soul. A highlight of the series was a finale concert featuring musicians of today and yesterday, including Johnny White & the Elite Band, Lady Jaisun of the Risse Band, The Beast, Apple Juice Kid and The Black Experience. These musicians honored the past, and represented the future of Durham’s soul renaissance. Another highlight was the well received Bull City Soul Revival exhibit, Soul Souvenirs, which will run through May 30, 2012 at Hayti Heritage Center. Viewed by hundreds of soul music fans already, the exhibition includes posters, albums, ticket stubs and other memorabilia from the golden age of soul, funk and R&B in Durham. Coordinated by Stanford L. Warren librarian, Carter Cue, the project was made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project is also made possible by funding from Durham Library Foundation. The Beast

Friends Fund Library Staff Proposals


s summer fast approaches, Durham County Library patrons and staff will soon benefit from new products, services and programs made possible through funding provided by the Friends. Monies raised, primarily through the Friends’ membership drives and book sales, are allocated yearly during two funding cycles to financially support projects not included in the system’s budget. In December, after careful consideration of many proposals submitted by library staff, the Friends’ board approved funding in the amount of $49,594.79 for 12 proposals. Approximately $26,000 was approved to purchase new equipment, including portable sound systems for system-wide use, Blu-ray players and a programming laptop for Stanford L. Warren. Main will also acquire a new computer lab with SMART Board technology, and teen patrons will enjoy a new computing area at Main in an area designated especially for them.

Patrons attend a class in the newly refurbished computer lab at the Main Library.

Other projects funded will enhance programmatic support. New podium lecterns for South and Main will be unveiled, and the library system will launch a collection of video language ESL DVDs to meet the demands of the library’s growing community of English language learners. Stellar program initiatives – the 2012 Comics Fest and the Festival of Romance at Southwest – received funding, and North’s CD collection will now be housed in a new shelving system. Teens at Stanford L. Warren will reap the benefits of comfortable new furniture, and patrons of all ages will enjoy the new costume of DCL mascot, Booker the Fox.

All of these projects were approved during the fall funding cycle, and there’s certainly more to come as proposals for the spring 2012 funding cycle are currently under deliberation. None of these projects would be possible if not for the contributions and support from Friends like you. The impact of these funded initiatives promises to be wide reaching, helping greater numbers of patrons experience the benefits of the library. Your contributions – as members, volunteers and patrons – are invaluable, and for this we say “Thank you!”

The Friends New Logo The Friends unveiled a new logo this spring. Created by Hitoko Ueyama-Burke in the library’s Marketing and Development Division, the logo incorporates the familiar look and color of the previous icon, but it updates the script font of the capital “F” and incorporates a striking floral accent. The logo represents the tradition and history of the Friends, and the organization’s relevance and forwardthinking nature.

Volunteer Cashiers Needed! Volunteering for a 2-hour shift as a book sale cashier is a terrific way to get involved with the Friends and the community. If you would like to be added to our list of volunteer cashiers for the Fall book sale, send an email to Gerry Larson (gerryglarson@

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 and noon, when the Friends of the Durham Library are present and can help unload. For more info, visit: Friends of the Durham Library Newsletter 5

The Library Family Board of Trustees Allan Lang, Chair Henry Felder, Vice Chair Beck Tench, Secretary Crystal Dreisbach Joe Hewitt Derrick Jordan Paolo Mangiafico Shawn Miller Joyce Sykes Rob Rabb, Friends Liaison

Upcoming Board of Trustee Meetings July 19, 2012, Stanford L. Warren September 20, 2012, Southwest Regional November 15, 2012, South Regional

Friends of the Durham Library Ann Wilder, President Elsa Woods, Vice President Betty Danielson, Treasurer Aviva Shira Starr, Secretary Jaime Danehey Kimberly Gilbert Elizabeth Hayes Victoria Hertz Janet W. Hessling Eve Marion Rob Rabb Ann Rebeck Martha Scotford Alan Teasley Andre Vann Angela Zoltners

Durham Library Foundation Ann Craver, President Steve Pike, Vice President Ellen Cox, Treasurer Bessie Carrington, Secretary Placide Barada Dannette Daniels Frances Dyer Pierce Freelon Phil Hutchings Tom Keller Lois Oliver Bob Otterbourg Bob Timmins Elizabeth Townsend Elisabeth Wiener Joyce Sykes, Board of Trustees Representative Ann Rebeck, Friends of the Library Representative

Durham County Library Dedicates Outdoor Art and Periodicals Room at South Regional


he South Regional Library Periodicals room will now be known as the Anton and Valerie Schindler room, after a naming ceremony held on April 26, 2012. The Schindlers were researchers who worked at Research Triangle Park, and who valued the learning and space for contemplation and creativity embodied by the library. Dr. Schindler bequeathed more than $118,000 to Durham Library Foundation to support the library in its mission. Earlier in the day, Durham County Library Director, Tammy Baggett, unveiled a plaque identifying the outdoor artwork, ‘Stephen’s Bent,’ which is sited at the entrance to the library. The plaque commemorates the life of Mary D. Herndon, in whose honor and memory the artwork was commissioned. The C. M. Herndon Foundation donated $110,000 to Durham Library Fund in order to make the 17-foot structure a reality.

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“The artwork and the naming of our public spaces are tangible reminders of the support this community shows for its library,” Baggett said. “We are honored by the generosity of the C. M. Herndon Foundation, the Schindlers and Durham Library Foundation, and by all of the people who give to the library of their time, energy and resources.” The library will host additional dedications in the months to come. The community meeting room at North Regional Library will be named for Dorothy Gier on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Ms. Gier donated her home to Durham Library Foundation. A work of art created and donated by artist Marjorie Pierson will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library.

Tammy Baggett, Library Director

Best of Friends is published in support of Durham County Library, with primary expenses for printing and distribution paid by the Friends of the Durham Library.

Baggett; Commissioner Brenda Howerton; Durham Library Foundation Secretary, Bessie Carrington; and Herndon Foundation trustee, Gus Godwin delivered speeches honoring Mary Herndon and the Schindlers. County Commissioner Vice Chair, Ellen Reckhow; Deputy County Manager, Marqueta Welton; trustees of the C. M. Herndon Foundation; and officers of Durham Library Foundation attended the dedication.

Bottom left: Tammy Baggett and Gus Godwin unveil the plaque in front of the public artwork, “Stephen’s Bent,” in honor of Mary D. Herndon. Bottom right: Tammy Baggett and Steve Pike reveal the plaque renaming the South Regional Periodicals room, the Anton and Valerie Schindler room.

Humanities Programs at Durham County Library Brought to you with support from Durham Library Foundation. All programs are free and open to the public. ARTISAN BAKERS OF DURHAM

DCL Sunday, June 3, 3 p.m. Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Foodie Main Join long-time Durham baker Frank Series Ferrell, of Ninth Street Bakery,

as he moderates a panel of Durham’s artisan bakers including Anna Branley of The Cupcake Bar, Claudia Kemmet-Cooper of Guglhupf, Kevin Farmer of Rue Cler, Phoebe Lawless of Scratch, Rob Nichols (a Durham resident) of Weaver Street and Ronald Graff of Loaf. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

THE DOC BRANCH BAND Sunday, June 10, 3 p.m. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd. The Doc Branch Band performs a concert of old time fiddle tunes, original compositions, bluegrass standards and more, prefaced by a conversation with the audience led by Doc Branch historian and aficionado Peter Kramer. The roots of this band are deep in northern Durham County. Their ancestors settled the area over two centuries ago, and the family has been playing music for themselves and for community gatherings and dances for as long as anyone can remember. Join band members Harold Terry, Tim Terry, Roland Terry, Hal Mekeel and Johnny Taylor for a delightful afternoon of fine music. This event is dedicated to the memory of fiddler Edsel Terry, Dec. 8, 1921-Dec. 29, 2011. MAYBERRY MODERNISM Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Join George Smart, founder of Triangle Modernist Houses, in an exploration of these innovative, North Carolina’s Favorite Food has the third largest forward-looking structures. The Triangle concentration of such buildings in the United States, behind only Southwest Regional • 3605 Shannon Rd. Los Angeles and Chicago.


Tuesday, July 10, BARBECUE: NORTH CAROLINA’S 7 pm– 8 pm FAVORITE FOOD Join one of America’s leading Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m. barbecue experts, Bob Garner, as he discusses his newestLibrary, 3605 Shannon Rd. Southwest Regional book, Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Join one of America’s leading barbecue Favorite Food. A book-signing will follow the talk. experts, Bob Garner, as he discusses his newest book, Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Favorite Food. A book-signing will follow the talk.

FROM GOOBER PEAS TO LIBERTY MEAT: PEANUTS IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CUISINE Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Join historian Dr. David Walbert for a talk about the strange history of the peanut. Since the nineteenth century, peanuts have been hailed as a boon to farmers, nutrition for kids, a vegetarian’s staple, protein for the poor and a patriotic answer to wartime shortages – yet we eat them mostly as peanut butter sandwiches and Snickers bars. Dr. Walbert is the former editor of the North Carolina digital Textbook Project from LEARN NC and a popular blogger. MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. MAURICE WALLACE Sunday, July 29, 3 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Dr. Maurice Wallace, associate professor of English and African & African American Studies at Duke University, will discuss Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity which he co-wrote with Shawn Michelle Smith. This book explores how prominent nineteenth-century African-American intellectuals and activists understood photography’s power to shape perceptions about race and employed. Featuring over 70 images, this book brings to light the wide-ranging practices of early African-American photography and studies the effects photography had on radicalized thinking. MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. KATHERINE MELLEN CHARRON Sunday, August 5, 3 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Join Dr. Katherine Charron, associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, for a discussion of her book Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark. In the mid-1950s, Clark developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote. Dr. Charron demonstrates Clark’s crucial role – and the role of many black women teachers – in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Thank you to these donors and Friends who supported Durham Library Foundation, Friends of the Durham Library and Durham County Library. The list below includes gifts and memberships received January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 as well as Life Friends members. Carolyn Aaronson Sakina Abdus-Salaam Joanne Abel and Rama Mills Janel Adeyemi and Andy Ogbonna and Grace Adeymi T. Adkison Judith B. Agnew Bob and Anne Aitchison Thomas Akins Gail Albergo Bryant and Jean Aldridge Anne Davis Alexander Lex and Ann Alexander M. Lynne Alexander Sallie Allgood Mrs. Fleta F. Alston Jean Amelang Mrs. Kay Amos Carol Anderson Karen and Skip Anderson Mary Anderson Taylor Anderson Barbara and Bill Anderson Misha Angrist and Ann Rebeck Colleen and Bob Anna James and Frances Anton Virginia L. Anton Laure Argiri William and Patricia Armistead Robert and Patricia Ashley M.L. Athearn John and Sandra Atkins Vickie Atkinson Mary Auen Hampton “Skip� Auld and Noreen Cullen Paul and Sally Austin T.E. and Susan Austin Ricky and Becky Ayers Mary and H. Clifford Baggett Tammy Baggett Irene Bagwell Donna Day Baird Eleanor Baldi Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ball-Damberg Mr. Ralph Balzac Bill Banks Dr. and Mrs. Franc A. Barada, Jr. Carol J. and Billy Barnes Denise Barnes Dianne Barnes Montine Barnette David and Kathy Bartlett Thomas M. and Jill E. Bashore Mrs. Arch Bass, Jr. Elaine Bauman Duncan and Sara Beale Allen Bean Trish and Rick Bean Patricia and Samuel Beasley Anne Beatty Richard and Carol Beck Bob and Sue Behringer Joanne Belanger Cynthia W. Bell Tony E. Bennett and Maureen E. Chew

Florence K. Benson Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward Benson, III Elodie Bentley Katherine T. and Kenneth W. Berger Mary Berghaus Anne Berkley in honor of Priscilla Lewis Leah Berkowitz Sandy Berman Tina and Pakis Bessias Carolyn Best Louise Bick Holly Biola and Steven Grambow Barbara Birkhead Deborah Bishop Joan Bishop Mr. and Mrs. C. David Biswell Libby Black and Thomas Belnick Mary Charles Blakebrough Nancy Blood and Cathy Chandler Jacob and Ruth M. Blum Tolly Boatwright Pat Bocckino David and Lynne Bookhout Mrs. Frank K. Borden Ed and Roxana Bossen Janet Botts Lori Bowersox Dr. and Mrs. James Bowie Jim and Melinda Box John Boylston Ruth and Dick Boynton Peter and Michelle Brabec Jim and Anita Brame Pat Branch Barbara Branson Kristina and Stephen Breagy Kim Brewsaugh Larry Brichetto and Linda Wolffe Margaret Brill Dolores R. Brine Pam Brinkley and Carl W. Forsyth II Sharon Brinson Keith and Brenda Brodie Mary A. Brogden Gwendolyn Brooks Janet L. Broughton Alidia Brown Heather Brown Mary C. Brown Mary Ann Brown Walter M. Brown Dr. and Mrs. Richard F. Bruch Janice Buck Ms. Dorothy J. Brundage Betty C. Brunson Doris P. Bryan Holly M. Bryan Frances D. Bryant in memory of Jean Patee Eaves R. Kelly Bryant, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Bryson Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Buchanan Jr. Albert and Delaina Buehler Ed Bunker Anne D. Williams

Parthenia H. Burnette Andrew Burns in memory of Jean P. Eaves Robert E. Bury Barbara Busse Brian Butler Dr. John D. Butts Mariana Byrd Phyllis H. Cagle James and Tommie Calhoun Shirley E. Callahan Betxy Ross Cameron Dorothy W. and Joseph E. Campbell Russ and Michelle Campbell Sharon Campbell Capital Development Services in memory of Sue Otterbourg Diana Caputo Maria E. Cardenas Richard Cardoza Joanne Carey Barbara Carney Paul and Bessie Carrington in memory of Sue Otterbourg Jena Carter Kathy D. Carter and Fred A. Peterson Becky Carver Julius L. Chambers Jean Chapman Hilda and William Chappell Julie Chappell Gerardo and Courtney Chavez Winifred Chege Laura and Blair Chesnut Bryan Chestnutt Cherry Chevy, Eric Hairston, Graham Hairston and Nina Sayawat Mary C. Chrismon Philip Christman and Ashley Lucas Arturo and Ellen Ciompi Schmidt-Nielsen and Claesson Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Betty S. Clark Pamela Clark Nan and Robert Clarke Janine Clay Neal Clegg Phyllis D. Clements Daniel Clever and Lara Ryan Jane E. Clunie John and Betty E. Clunie Lynn Coble Joan Cohen Charity Cole Jeanne F. Coleman Clifton Coles James and Carolyn Colsher Claudette K. Columbus C. Perry Colwell and Betty Neese in memory of Sue Otterbourg Russ Comer Barbara Cone Roberta and Eddie Cone Joseph P. Conte Robert Cooke Wesley and Frances Cook

Gretchen Cooley Anne Corbett Bruce and Teresa Corliss Arlene W. Corrigan Norris Cotton and Tracy Mancini Jorge D. Cortese and Amelia Laura Voglino de Cortese Paul and Barbara Coughlin in memory of Jean P. Eaves Richard and Sharon Cowell Ellen (Bonnie) and James Cox Dr. Richard L. Cox Dr. George W. Crane Jr. Lois Cranford Ann and Rhodes Craver in memory of Sally Spears, Sue Otterbourg and Jean P. Eaves and in honor of Priscilla Lewis Lizzie Crews Page Crocker Alex Crockett Anna P. Cromwell Renae Crosby Amy Csorba Wanda Crutchfield Lewis Culbertson Andrew and Amy Cummings Laura Cuplin Peggy and Mark Currie Rebecca Currie Jack and Jane Dailey Jeanette Dallas Kenny Dalsheimer and Mary Beth Dugan Jaime Danehey and William Hansen Thaddeus L. Daniels Betty Danielson Charles H. Darvin Harold Davis Kathryn H. Davis Tamela Davis Harry F. Dawley, Jr. Mary H. Dawson Jane and Rich De Giacomo Cindy Dean Judith Dearlove Narda B. Decker Mary Ann Deflaviis Michelle and Tom Dekker in memory of Sally Spears Elizabeth Denholm Danielle Dervin Ann Deupree Monte and Gloria Dewey Dora Dewitt Bill Dickerson Barbara H. Dickinson Mary Jane Digby Charles Dill and Linda Davis Brenda and Donald Dillon Mr. Joe Diver Karma Denise Dixon Eileen Doherty Charmaine R. Dominique Mr. Wilfred Drake


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Please contact Alice Sharpe, 919-560-0193 or regarding any error or omission.

Crystal Dreisbach and Clinton Nixon Anne and Jim Drennan Christina Drew Joan Drucker John and Kathryn DuLaney Gwyneth Duncan Evebell L. Dunham Rod Dunlop Gladys Dunston Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation Cynthia and Casimir Duval Anna M. Dvorak Frances Dyer and James Stewart Donna E. Dzubay Edgewood Properties Edmond O. Edwards Margaret Ehle Mr. Henry Ehrenhaft Cecilia Eichenberger Christopher Eklund El Pueblo, Inc. Barbara D. Eldredge Rob and Cathy Elias Dennis and Margery Enberg Lucy Virginia Engelhard Tom and Cindy Engle Pamela Entzel and Kenneth Daniel Rheda Epstein in honor of Joyce McNeill Rheda Epstein in memory of Lillian White Stanley and Carolyn Epstein Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Estes Emma Ethridge Julianna Ethridge Frances C. Evans Vernice Faison Cheng Fan Steve Farnsworth and Emily Vinson Annabell Fearrington Wyatt Feeler Henry Felder Kathryn Ferguson Jerome and Elizabeth Ferr Abigail Ferrance-Wu and Marcus Wu Kris Ferrell Dylan Fesmire Shirley Few Jane and James Finch Diama and William Fischer in memory of Sue Otterbourg Barbara and Richard Fischof in memory of Sue Otterbourg Barbara and Peter Fish Samuel Fisher Virginia Fitzgerald Judy C. Fleming Mary H. Flounoy Janet L. Flowers Maxine Flowers Donald and Pepper Fluke Willie L. and Patsy R. Fogleman Martin B. and Carolyn V. E. Foil Folio Book Club John and Diane Formy-Duval Nancy and Don Fortini Judith Fortson Dorothy J. Foster Jill and Matthew Foster Jeanne Fox Corinne C. Fox

Greg and Elizabeth Fox, Molly, Haddon, Anna & Sarah Harriette and Larry Frank Jean Franklin Peter Frasca Catherine Frasier Joyce Frederick Pierce Freelon Marjorie Diggs Freeman Barker and Cavett French Suri and Stan Friedman Barbara and Jim Fyfe Dale Gaddis in honor of Priscilla Lewis Dale Gaddis in memory of Sally Spears, Lillian White, Jean Eaves Prentiss Garner Robert Garni Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Garrett Rumi and Jerome Gaughan Robin McGee and Henri Gavin Dingji Ge and Ying Weng Maeve Gearing Kimberly Geissler Stephen L. and Carolyn R. George Pela and Gary Gereffi Chris Gergen and Katherine Graham Lara German-Dark and Cameron and Larry Dark Mr. and Mrs. James Geyer Norma Stanley Gibby James Gibson, Jr. and Joyce in memory of Mrs. Jean Eaves Gibson Kimberly Gilbert Nancy S. Gilbert Lynn and Craig Glasheen Gale Glenn Jeffrey Gold and Donna Mancuso in memory of Sue Otterbourg Virginia Goldthorp Frederick Goldwater George and Jane Goodridge Shayne Goodrum Arthur Goodwin and Angela Vieth James Gorenflo and Ellen Granger Libby and Mark Gorman Karl Gottschalk and Dorothy Pugh Christopher and Odile Gould Roslyn Grace and Ida Washington Cathy Gracey and Steve Smith D. Gary Grady Sue Graham Doug Grano John and Lucy Grant Terri R. Grant Judith and Raymond Grauer Marie H. Grauerholz Zane Gray and Marion Dodd Adiele Green Barbara Green Pat Green and Boyd Daniels Gary Greenberg Martha Grice Bill and Carol Griffith Linda Grignolo Sharon Grubb Sevi Gunal Beth Haberstroh Skye Hagen Stacy W. Hagerty Emily Hagler Halcyon Book Club

Maidi Hall Margaret Hall Paul and Louise Hall William Hall David J. Halperin Mark Hamby Sue and Carl Hamill Floyd and Peggy Hardy Rachel Hardy Tom Harkins James Harlow Dale and Phyllis Harmon Paul and Janet Harmon Lisa Harmpton Arthella Harrell Carlton and Audrey Harrell Lizzie J. Harrell Jan Harris Joy and Rob Harris Joseph and Patricia Harris Susan and George Harris William and Mae Harris Julian R. Harrison Vera Hars Alycia Hassett Elaine Haufler in memory of Jean P. Eaves Elizabeth Hayes Virginia Hayes in memory of Jean Eaves DeAnne Hays John and Mary Fry Haywood Robert Healy Keith Heikkiman Martha Henderson and Brian O’Kane Pete Henderson Douglas and Nancy Henderson-James C.M. Herndon Foundation Emily Herrin Vicki and Ethan Hertz Jeanne Hervey Peter and Janet Hessling Heidi and Brent Hetland Carol A. and James T. Hewitt Joe A. Hewitt Danise Hicklen David Higgins Walter and Karen High Troy Highler Rachel and Ron Hilbert Phuong Hoang Mary L. Hobart Drs. Richard and Margaret Hodel Kate Hodge in memory of Sue Otterbourg Jonathan Hodges Norris Hodgkins, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. Haywood Holderness in memory of Jean P. Eaves Hillary Hollinger Barry Holmes Mary Holtschneider James W. and Joanne Hooker Carol Hoppe Joseph Horrigan Kristi Horvath House and Garden Club Gloria Howard Tom and Martha Howerton Mr. and Mrs. William Hudson William and Nancy Hudson Fred and Rae Huening Mike and Tracy Huening


John Hunter and Amy Roussel Kent C. and Cheryl Hustvedt Hutchings & Hutchings Laurie Jahnke and Philip Hutchings III Susan Hutchins Fred and Pat Hyer Aasim Inshirah Peter and Dot Irigaray Ms. Jane Isley Christopher Ivy Daniel Jackson Myrna K. Jackson Sandra Jacobi and Peter Jacobi Deborah Jakubs and Jim Roberts Courtney and Michael James Beth F. Jarrard Pam Jaskot Angela M. Jeannet Barbara Jenkins Charles D. Jenkins Bob and Linda Jennings Dan Jewell John A. Jewell Sheridan and Christa Johns Bertha Johnson Betty J. Johnson June Johnson Kurt A. Johnson and Gail Bradley Nan Marie Jokerst and Martin Brooke Dr. and Mrs. W.K. Joklik Rachel E. Jones Virginia Jones W. Burns Jones Clarence and Karen Jordan Derrick Jordan Martha Jordan Lisa Joyner Michele A. Justice Freya Kamel and Michael Lamvik Amber Kashe Dongyun Ke Janet Keating and Rita Keating Caroline Keizer Bob and Alice Kellar Robert Kellar Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Keller in honor of Priscilla Lewis Carmela Kemp Lieselotte Kemper Melinda Killenberg Lauren Killion Dae Kim William O. King Toni and Scott Keplinger David Kipps Cynthia Kirchner Jonathan Kirsch and Julie Grossman Suzon Kister Erhard Klar Cheryl and Chris Klein Aaron Klink John and Judy Knight Aspasia and Kenneth Knoerr Stephanie Knox Kathleen and Kristopher Koechling Lynn Kohn Richard and Lynne Kohn Alice P. Kolacinski Regis and Louise Koslofsky Michael and Rhonda Kosusko Bo Kot Dennis Kotchman

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Richard Kravitz and Emily Feldman-Kravitz John Kuras Carol Kurtz Ms. Elizabeth L. Lacy John Ladd Pat Laird Michael and Harriet Lakin Vicki Lamb Isa Lamerton John and Ginger Lane Samuel Lane Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lang Heather Lansen Hilmar Lapp Geraldine and Ray Larson Tyre B. Lasitter and Anne C. Minnotte Nancy W. Laszlo Barbara Lau Ellen and Kevin Lavery Dewey Lawson Megan Lawson and Stephen Crain Iris D. Layne Rose Leavenworth Dwayne and Nancy Lee Edwin B. Lee Glenda S. Lee Joyce L. Lee Keith Levene Don and Sandy Levy Daniel Lew and Sally Kornbluth Priscilla Lewis in honor of Kathi Sippen Wen-Chouh Lin M. Julia Linehan Dorothy O. Lipscomb Jane Lloyd Caroline B. Long Dorothy Lore Laura Louison Elizabeth Lovell Leta and Roger Loyd Bruce Luber Rep. Paul Luebke and Ms. Carol Gallione Oliver Luker Alan and Debra Lydiard Kenneth and Sandra Lyles Kenneth Lynch Heather MacAlpine Geraldine Mackensie in memory of Sue Otterbourg Dave and Rita MacMillan in memory of Jean Eaves and Sue Otterbourg Jim and Tammy Macomson Lynn A. Maguire Micholine Malson Aaron Mandel Paolo Umberto and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico Luther N. Mangum Dorothy W. Manning P. Kelly Mansfield Jennifer Marcello Eve Marion and Charles Spencer Marianne Marlo Bonnie and Nathan Marple Janet and Brian Marron Coralynn H. Marshall Shirley Marti Christina and Jared Martinson

Michael D. Martz Eva Marvin Stephen and Sarah Mathis Debbie and James Matthews Jacqueline Matthews John T. Matthews, Jr. and Jane Matthews Helene and Jim Mau Gretchen and Joe Mauney Jim and Beth Maxwell Dr. James Oliver May Jr. Mitzi and Richard May Ed and Phyllis May Teresa McBennett and Tom Shumaker Ms. Meredith McBride Ann and John McCann Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCann Ralph and Sue McCaughan Hortense McClinton Doris Cooper McCoy Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Joel and Elizabeth McCrosky Nancy and Dean McCumber Lou McCutcheon in memory of Sally Spears Erin McDermott Kathleen McDonald Mary McDonald Mary Anne McDonald Kevin McDonough George A. and Patricia A. McGinn Jennifer McGonigle Jim and Jackie McGrath Suzanne McGuinn Geralyn McGuire Ian McIntyre Chris McLaughlin Joe McLean in memory of Mrs. Virginia Brantley Dr. and Mrs. Robert McLelland Laurie McLennan and Alexander van Nievelt Edith J. McMillan Rosalind McMillan Vanessa McMillan Carrie McNair Frank and Anne McNally Josie McNeil Myrtle J. McNeill Harry and Jane McPherson Mike McQuown Anne Mercer-McLean Bill and Gail Meyer Kathryn Meyers in memory of Jean P. Eaves Jose Mickens Sam and Sheila Miglarese Dr. and Mrs. D. Edmond Miller Eleanor A. Minshall Bruce Mitchell John and Anne Mitchell in memory of Jean P. Eaves Vickie Modlin and Tracy Cox Kathleen and Bob Mohar Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Moon Kim Moore Victor B. and Anne N. Moore in memory of Sally Spears Harvey and Loretta Moose Robin and Miriam Morey Deanne Morgan John Y. Morimoto

T. C. and Becky Morphis Jim and Sherry Morrison David and Glenda Moser Mary and Bill Moss Kyle Motginger Cynthia and Brendan Moylan Muna Mujahid William and Cecilia Mull The Mumma Family Deirdre L. Murphy Susan and Lee Murphy Patricia P. Murray Tom and Sandy Murray Betty and Paul Mushak Virginia Musolino Carolyn Musselman in memory of Jean Eaves Wendell and Martina Musser Mary Jo Muzzey Lewis Myers Peggy Myers Zelma Myers Noreen A. Naiman Linda Nasta in memory of Sue Otterbourg Joe Natale Dr. and Mrs. Paul D. Naylor North Carolina Humanities Council B. Ilene Nelson Lenny Ng Charles and Imke Nickelson Sonja M. Nielsen Lori Nofziger Marge Nordstrom The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Michelle Nowlin and John Tallmadge Phyllis H. Nuchurch Karen and Rory O’Connor Denny O’Neal Gerry O’Neill and Elizabeth Glennie Charlotte and Tommy O’Shea in memory of Sally Spears and Jean Eaves Desirae Oakley Terry and Elizabeth Oas Richard Oates Jay Oberski Billy and Eve Olive Lois Pounds Oliver Tom Ollis Julie Omohundro Elen Oneal and Ezra Miller Tina and Michael Oshinski Bob Otterbourg Beth Owen Norman and Roberta Owen Chris Oxner Madeline Pabis Peter Palma Joanna M. Parker Pamela D. Parker Glenn Parks Carol and Bob Passmore John and Kathryn Paup Joan Peck Kristine Pelletier-Garcia Arlene and David Pellow Prof. Norman E. Pendergraft Dr. Bettye K. Penick

Martha S. Penny Carol Pereria Beverly H. Perkins Cathy Perry Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Peters Patricia Petersen and Douglas Young Henry and Catherine Petroski in memory of Sue Otterbourg Idell Pierce Bepi Pinner Steve Pike Bruce and Jessica Pitner Alice and Kyle Pittman Loren Pittman Joe Poe Christina Pogoloff David Polewka Ms. Pamela Mears John and Kristen Pormann Alan and Harriet Portnoy Sara and Dave Pottenger Paula Poundstone Lucia Powe Sherry and Ron Powell Deb and Scot Pritchard Edward and Caroline Pritchett Mark Proctor The Proia Family Ann Prospero John Prosseda Karen Prus and Lewis Carson H. Queen Steve Quessy Robert and Merry Rabb Nancy and Kenan Rand Rachel Raney Ratio Architects in honor of Priscilla Lewis Daniel Read and Maria Mangano J. Milton Read, Jr. Floalice Reaves Ann Rebeck Ann Recesso Ellen and Ken Reckhow John B. and Lieselotte Reckless Jeff, Wendy, Kyle & Jasmine Reece Joyce P. Regier Sharon Reuss and Berry McMurray The Reviewers Club Randy and Cathi Reynolds Lisa Rhoades Merle Umstead Richey William and Jennifer Richey Alice Richmond John and Minnie Riley Margie Riley Muriel Rioux Carol Rist in memory of Sue Otterbourg Mary Jane Rivers in memory of Jean Eaves RND Architects, PA Michael Roach Patricia Robbins Sylvianne Roberge Ruth and Russell Roberson RADM and Mrs. H. B. Robertson Karen Robinette Linda and John Robinson Ron and Theo Roddy Susan Rodger and Thomas Narten Ashliegh Rodgers

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Karen Rodin Rogers Family Foundation V. Cullum Rogers Elizabeth P. Rollins Frances P. Rollins Betty and David Romani Mary Ann Rood Pat Roos Carl and Lu Rose Don Rosenberg Christine Eckermann Ross Caroline Davis Rourk in memory of Jean Eaves Edward Roush Kevin, Linda, Jeana and Martha Routh Gina and Paul Rozier Connie Rubin Judith Ruderman Sandra and Byron Ruiz Patsy Rumbley Marie-Louise Russ Carmen and Lester Ruth David Rzeszotarski Carrie Salemi Herbert and Charlotte Saltzman Ms. Verena Sander Charles and Ann Sanders in honor of Bessie Carrington Tim and Peggy Sanford Winston and Janice Sanford Cheryl Saper Elsie Sapp Frank Sargent and Dudley Sargent Caroline and Louis Sasser Elizabeth Saungweme Hank and Linda Scherich Holly Schaefer Steve Schewel and Lao Rubert Mrs. Nancy Schiebel Anton and Valerie Schindler, a bequest Sharon and Larry Schlesinger Kristine and Ryan Schmit Robert Schmitz Jacquelyn Schobring Gita Schonfeld and Marvin Swartz Russell Schoudt and Tina Falker Denise Schreiner Daniel and Vickie Schudel Cipora Schwartz in memory of Sue Otterbourg John and Barbara Schwartz Martha Scotford Nancy Scott in honor of Priscilla Lewis Phillis Scott Beverly and Harold Scroggs Rick and Georgie Searles Audry Sellers Philip Semanchuk Susan Sewell Alice Sharpe Linda C. Shea Gail Sheedy and Wentworth & Leggett Michaele Collie Shelton Judith T. Shepard Jennifer and Benjamin Sherman Elnora Shields Cynthia Shimer and Eric Wiebe Dr. Cynia B. Shimm Cameron Shirley

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Shoaf in memory of Jean P. Eaves Al Shpuntoff James and Mary Siedow Mrs. Rochelle Silver Charles Silva Robert and Jenny Simchock Fern Gunn Simeon Molly Simes Eleanor Simmons Murray S. and MiTia Simpson Margaret R. Sims David and Olivia Singleton Kathi Sippen and Robert McDuffie Katherine Skinner Rick Sloane Emily H. Sloop Kathryn Small Lillian B. Smalley Joel and Barbara V. Smith Barbara Smith Beth Craddock Smith and Cabell Smith Bettie Johnson Smith Diane Smith Eleanor M. Smith Wendy and Gilbert Smith Tove H. Sohberg Guy and Mindy Solie in memory of Jean P. Eaves Larry Solomon Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Margaret Gibson) Daniel and Deborah Sorin Ms. Jane Arnold Spanel Charles Spencer and Eve Marion Sally Spears Dr. Ben Speller Donna and Larry Spero Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Spock Marcia Spray David and Kristin Sroka Clare Stadler Bettina and Don Stanger Catherine Starkweather and Daniel Oldman Aviva Starr and Sherry Samuels David Stein and Deborah Horvitz Sondra G. Stein Liz Stelzenmuller JoeAnne and Clyde Stephens Debra Stewart Roxie Stewart and Debra Stewart Mrs. Cathrine Stickel Gary Stickley Chris Stinnett Ann Stock Julia Stoltz-Sadeghi David and Yvonne Straley Janette D. Street Patricia Q. Stubbing Jane and Vincent Stubbs Deseree Stukes Lynn Summers Minje Sung SunTrust Foundation (David Stevens) David M. Susco Allen and Barbara Swartz Julie Sweeder Sandy Sweitzer & Rob Lamme in honor of Priscilla Lewis Joyce R. and Howard Sykes

Bailey Tant Tweedy Tattersall Arbie Taylor Sissy Taylor Ken and Sarah Taylor Robert and Holleigh Taylor Stan and Kay Taylor Alan B. Teasley Rebecca “Beck� Tench Marcel Tetel and Julie Tetel Andreson Monica and Franklin Tew Alice and Clarke Thacher Stephanie Stewart Mrs. Norwood A. Thomas, Jr. Janice Thomas Tiffany Thomas Jene Thompson Katrin Thompson Margareta O. Thompson Steve and Judy Thomson Marion F. Thullberry Lori Tibbits Roberta Tilden in honor of Margaret Brill Larry and Lee Ann Tilley Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Timmins in memory of Jean P. Eaves Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Timmins in honor of Sarah and Ken Taylor, Winston and Sarah Hindle, Mrs. Norwick Adams, Mr and Mrs. Yandell Benedict, Mr. & Mrs. Caesareo Bandera, Mr. & Mrs. K. R. Taylor, Mrs. Victor Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Presley McCance, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Hays Bill Tindal Josette Tissaire Francine Tolson in memory of Jean Patee Eaves Ms. Barbara Torian William and Patricia Towne Mr. and Mrs. William Townsend Barb Trapp-Moen Jeanine Tregay Katherine Trexler and Robert Fogel Michael Trinastic Lawrence Trost Geof and Dalia Trullinger Patricia Tucker James Tulsky and Ilana Saraf Dwight Turner Mike Turner Dale and Lou Turske Pamela B. Umstead Steve Unruhe and Jennifer McGovern Up to Date Club Grace U. Upchurch Ms. Dory Van Duzer Linda Van Le and Glenn Jaffe Kevan VanLandingham & Debara Tucci Andre D. and Tracey B. Vann Glenn Veit and Judith Kane Betty P. and James Venable Sylvia Venturini Patricia Vincent Brian and Jennifer Vosburgh Joseph and Margaret Wagner James Wahlberg Margaret Wainwright

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Craig A. and Carolyn M. Walker Esten and Burt Walker Frank Walker Kimberly Wallis Bonnie and Dick Walt Carol Ann Walters Les and Carol Walton Calvin and Suzy Ward Ms. Carmen I. Ward Mary Albert Ward Seth L. Warner Jean L. Washington Sue Wasiolek Elizabeth H. Watkins Henryetta Watkins Hilman Watkins Mary Helen S. Watkins Mrs. Mary G. Weathers Patricia Weaver in memory of Sue Otterbourg Mrs. Hazel G. Weeks Dr. and Mrs. J. Brice Weinberg Norman Weiner and Laura Lieber Stuart Wells Wentworth and Leggett Bookshop Emily Wexler Robert and Johnnie S. Wheat Willis P. and Leona P. Whichard Mr. and Mrs. George Whitacre Lynn E. Whitaker Barnetta McGhee White Mary Pierce White in memory of Jean P. Eaves Whole Foods Market Durham Giannina Wiegand Allyson Wieland John and Elisabeth Wiener Martha Wilaby Ann Wilder Tom Wiley Gladys Williams and Steven Asher Priscilla Williams Chuck and Jean Wilson Craig and Ellen Wilson Dee Wilson Karen Wimbish Brent Wisharl Allen and Diane Wold Richard Wolfe Mrs. Grace H. Woodlief Elsa Woods Ann Woodward Kelly Woolbright Hal and Leigh Anne Walter Dianne W. Wright Susan Wright Vergil Wright Sandra Yensen Perry Young Virginia Zeller Patricia A. Ziel Brad and Cheryl Zimmerman Angela and Greggor Zoltners Sheva Zucker

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