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Adult Programs Jan. - Mar. 2016 E x p a n d Yo u r K n o w l e d g e . . . Engage in Conversation... E x p e r i e n ce S o m e t h i n g N e w. . .

Photo by Matthew Clobridge, Webmaster at Durham County Library


January

Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS

Saturday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m. Main Library

Join Durham County Library, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and NoveList for a screening of the documentary, Love Between the Covers, about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Enjoy movie treats while you watch.

FROM THE STEEPLE TO THE PEOPLE: WRITING CHURCH HISTORY INSTITUTE

Saturday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m.  Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 1007 S Roxboro St, Durham

IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON THREE SISTERS Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.  Southwest Regional

Join members of the PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their upcoming production, Three Sisters. Languishing in a provincial town far from their beloved Moscow, sisters Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the sparkling city of their childhood, where they dream all their wishes will be fulfilled. A masterful look at a family navigating the space between reality and dreams, in a world premiere adaptation by Libby Appel, the director of the PlayMakers 2014 production, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The play runs from January 20 through February 7, 2016.

DOROTHEA LANGE: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER Thursday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.  Southwest Regional

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Join Dr. Sally Drucker for a talk on Lange’s work in the 1930s and 40s, with special focus on the back story behind the iconic Migrant Mother picture. Through images of bread lines, dust storms and migrant laborers, Lange demonstrated how The Great Depression affected ordinary people. Later images of government internment camps of Japanese citizens held similar significance. Lange’s pictures continue to strike viewers with their vivid intensity.

DICE & DECISIONS:  Southwest Regional

THE ART OF ROLE PLAYING GAMES WITH JASON MORNINGSTAR Saturday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m.

Join award-winning game designer Jason Morningstar (Fiasco, Grey Ranks, Night Witches) for a fully interactive talk about role playing games and what makes this immersive storytelling medium so powerful. Prizes, game sale and signing will follow. This event is the kickoff of Durham County Library’s newly expanded role playing game collection. More information is available at durhamcountylibrary.org/gaming or by calling 919-5608648. This event is made possible by the Friends of the Durham Library.

ROLE PLAYING GAME DEMONSTRATION Saturday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m.

Join in and get firsthand exposure to the joys of role playing games! Local game designers and friends will offer games based on your interest and enthusiasm. For adults and teens – no experience required. Register to play at durhamcountylibrary.org or call 919-560-8590. Registration opens on January 17. Observers welcome! This event is made possible by the Friends of the Durham Library.

BUCKING THE MEDICAL AND MENTAL BULL Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.  Stanford L. Warren

Bucking the Medical and Mental Bull is a one-woman show written and performed by Anita Woodley, about the black male experience with the health care system in America. Woodley will also feature focus group data collected by FHI 360 & PCORI from African-American males about their trials and triumphs with the medical system in Durham.

The Writing Church History Institute project is designed to encourage, promote and empower local Durham area church bodies to document, record and write their history. Facilitators for this free workshop are Beverly Washington Jones, historian and retired professor of history at North Carolina Central University; Andre Vann, NCCU Coordinator of University Archives/Instructor of Public History; Benjamin Speller, genealogist and retired professor of library and information science at NCCU; T. Evan Faulkenbury, oral historian and PhD candidate in history at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; and Trice Hickman, author, writer and publishing/ marketing consultant.

ART WITH THE EXPERTS: THE NEW GALLERIES: A COLLECTION COME TO LIGHT Monday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.  Southwest Regional

Join Marianne Eileen Wardle, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, Head of Education & Interpretation; and Jessica Kay Ruhle, Manager of Public Education, both at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a discussion and slide lecture on The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light. This exhibition is a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection. Wardle will share highlights from the Antiquities and Medieval sections of the exhibition. Image credit: Austrian, The Visitation, c. 1350. Stained glass and lead, 24 x 10 1/4 inches (61 x 26.1 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Mrs. Ella Brummer in memory of her husband, Ernest Brummer; 1978.20.5. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

HOW TO FEST: NAVIGATING THE FULL FRAME

Bullish DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL on Sunday, Jan. 31, 3 p.m. Durham  Main Library

Join Lani Simeona, Production Co-Director for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, for tips on how to attend this year’s annual festival in downtown Durham, April 7-10. Discover which ticket options are best for you, when to arrive and where to park, what events are free and open to the public and how to sign up to be a volunteer.


February

Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

CAROLINA IN COLOR: THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE CAROLINAS

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.  Stanford L. Warren

In this interactive lecture Bro. Shem El will explore the legacy of ancient Tri-Racial Isolate groups in the Carolinas presenting a part of North Carolina history that has seldom been told. It will also open up the important discussion of this country’s system of classifying various ethnic groups, the politics of nationality and the social construct of race. In light of modern day terms such as “transracial” (made popular by Rachel Dolezal), this presentation can help bring clarity to today’s social dilemmas.

IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.  Southwest Regional

MEET THE AUTHOR: SADIQ ALI

Saturday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m.  South Regional

For many young black American males, the future seems bleak at worst, uncertain at best. The challenges seem frightfully beyond the reach of society’s current institutions. Realizing the state of emergency firsthand, educator Sadiq Ali successfully established an AfricanAmerican all-male school in Hartford, Connecticut. In Benjamin E. Mays Institute: Educating Young Black Males, Ali describes the creation and life of the school, its successes and struggles. Perhaps most importantly, Ali uses his knowledge and experience to address ways that others around the nation can use education to improve the future for today’s young black men.

MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. KENNETH JANKEN Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Join members of the PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their production, We Are Proud to Present. In the rehearsal room, a performance piece on a little-known episode of early 20th century genocide takes a jolting turn when the actors – three black and three white – tap into personal resentments and ingrained prejudices. Tensions mount as they expose more of themselves than they ever wanted to. The play runs through March 13.

HOME MOVIE DAY Saturday Feb. 13, 2 p.m.  Main Library

Home Movie Day is an international celebration of amateur films, designed to both provide a showcase for home movies, student films and other forms of amateur media, and to provide a gathering to discuss best practices for film and digital media preservation. Look through your attic, dig through your closets, call up Grandma and search out your family’s home movies. Bring 8mm, Super8mm, 16mm film, VHS and Video8/Hi8 video tape (sorry, no slides) to see your movie projected. Or just show up and watch the films of others. It’s not just historically significant – it’s fun! Raleigh’s A/V Geeks Transfer Services will transfer attendees’ film to digital formats for free on-site.

In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. Despite glaring irregularities in the subsequent trial, ten young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison. They became known internationally as the Wilmington Ten. A powerful movement arose within North Carolina and beyond to demand their freedom, and after several witnesses admitted to perjury, a federal appeals court, also citing prosecutorial misconduct, overturned the convictions in 1980. Kenneth Janken narrates these dramatic events in his book The Wilmington Ten, connecting the story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-Civil Rights era political organizing. A book signing will follow the reading.

ART WITH THE EXPERTS: A MATERIAL LEGACY Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.  Southwest Regional

MEET THE AUTHOR: HALIM MUSTAFA AL-KANEMI Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.  South Regional

In The Development of Al-Islam in the African-American Community, Al-Kanemi explains the religion of Al-Islam as an intrinsic part of the African-American cultural and religious heritage. He chronicles the growth of movements in Al-Islam among African Americans by reflecting on his own experiences as a member of the Nation of Islam under Min. Louis Farrakhan, The National Community of Imam Jamil AlAmin and the Community of Imam WD Muhammad.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org. Humanities programs at Durham County Library are supported by Durham Library Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.* Please consider making a contribution to Durham Library Foundation to help support quality humanities programming at your library. Make your donation today by visiting durhamlibraryfoundation.org or calling 919-560-0193. *Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Image credit: Elliott Hundley, eyes that run like leaping fire, 2011. Wood, sound board, inkjet print on Kitakata, string, pins, paper, photographs, plastic, wire, and found embroidery, 98 1/2 x 240 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches (250.19 x 611.18 x 28.89 cm). Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Join Marshall N. Price, the Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Jessica Kay Ruhle, Manager of Public Education, both at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a discussion and slide lecture on A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art. Comprised of more than 30 large-scale works in two and three dimensions, and drawn entirely from this vast personal collection, A Material Legacy is a multi-generational exhibition that illustrates the material impulse found in contemporary art making practices today. Nearly all of the works in the exhibition have been made within the last 10 years, and many in the last several years.


March

Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

MEET THE AUTHOR: JUDY HOGAN

Sunday, Mar. 6, 3 p.m.  South Regional

The Sands of Gower is set in a bed and breakfast on the Gower peninsula near Swansea, Wales. Penny Weaver, luxuriating in her two-month vacation, is disturbed by the murder of a German guest. Penny’s independent, outspoken American lifestyle contrasts with the more conservative ways of the village’s pensioners. In the process of solving the crime, Penny and Detective Inspector Kenneth Morgan share a powerful attraction. This, plus the British post-World War II continuing distrust of the Germans, complicates their investigation. Photo credit: Lee Sauer.

CREEK WEEK PROGRAM: THE WATER WE DRINK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Thursday, Mar. 17, 7 p.m.  Main Library

When we turn on the tap, we expect our water to flow and for that water to be clean and safe. We get ample rain on average, but we have droughts bad enough that we have legally curtailed residential water use several times in the last decade. We have made major investments in the water system, but we also consume huge quantities of bottled water. So what do we really know about Durham’s water supply? A panel of experts will cover issues such as ecology and water in the past, our current system and protecting watersheds in the future. This program is part of Durham’s Creek Week.

MEET THE AUTHOR: LISA CARTER Thursday, Mar. 10, 7 p.m.  South Regional

Creating settings so real, you’ll be tempted to pack a suitcase—the best novels transport readers to a vivid place and time. The setting becomes a character in its own right. But suppose as an author your story is set in a place you’ve never been? Short of time travel, you may never be able to personally experience an 1864 Civil War battlefield or dystopian sci-fi adventure. Barring culture hopping, you may never know what it’s really like to hobnob with the rich and famous at Cape Cod. Finances, children and careers can make research trips difficult. Hear how author Lisa Carter creates unique, captivating settings in her novels.

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR Friday, Mar. 11, 12 noon  Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center

Calling all seniors! Always wanted to write your memoir, but don’t know how to begin? Documenting your life and creating a piece of history for your family, friends and community to enjoy can be very fulfilling. Come discover how one senior did it, and see how easy it is to get started.

IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON SWEENEY TODD Monday, Mar. 14, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Join members of the PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their production, Sweeney Todd. The brilliant tale of obsession and revenge, Sweeney Todd combines melodrama, murder – and “the worst pies in London” – with a sumptuous score by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. Join the murderous barber and his culinary accomplice Mrs. Lovett for a spellbinding evening of comic turns and thrilling drama. This multiple Tony Award Winner runs through April 23.

ART WITH THE EXPERTS: REFLECTIONS: THE NASHER MUSEUM’S ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT Monday, Mar. 21, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Join Jessica Kay Ruhle, Manager of Public Education at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a discussion of Reflections: The Nasher Museum’s Alzheimer’s Project. Learn about the engaging and interactive tours that the museum provides to visitors with dementia and their care partners. Tours include guided discussions in the galleries, as well as musical performances and hands-on art experiences.

MEET THE AUTHOR: SUZANNE ADAIR: LADIES OF CRIME: DETECTIVE DAMES AND FEMMES FATALES Thursday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m.  South Regional

Join us for a look at some of the fictional women of the 20th century who paved the way for the sketchy, prickly protagonists in modern bestsellers like Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn) and The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins).

 Main Library 300 N. Roxboro St., 919-560-0100  Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center 3200 Dearborn Dr., 919-560-0210  East Regional 211 Lick Creek Ln., 919-560-0203  North Regional 221 Milton Rd., 919-560-0231

 South Regional 4505 S. Alston Ave., 919-560-7409  Southwest Regional 3605 Shannon Rd., 919-560-8590  Stanford L. Warren Branch 1201 Fayetteville St., 919-560-0270

durhamcountylibrary.org The printing and/or mailing of this publication is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation.


SPECIAL PULL-OUT SECTION

A d u lt P ro g r a m s J a n . - M a r. 2 0 1 6

B o o k Cl u b s 40+ DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK CLUB

 East Regional

 South Regional

Come and join mature but lively discussion about the chosen book of the month. New members welcomed.

Join us as we discuss nonfiction and fiction books about African Americans. January discussion is Mary B. Morrison’s Trilogy If I Can’t Have You. Call the Information Desk at 919-560-7410 for the February and March titles.

Tuesdays, Jan. 12; Feb. 9; Mar. 8, 7 p.m.

COOKBOOK CLUB

 Main Library

Saturdays, Jan. 16; Mar. 12, 2 p.m.; Feb. 13, 12 noon

Saturdays, Jan. 16; Feb. 13; Mar. 12, 3 p.m.

LGBTQ ADULT BOOK CLUB

Do you love to cook and share recipes? Come check out our  South Regional Cookbook Club! Bring a cookbook, a recipe or just yourself, and spend Saturdays, Jan. 23; Feb. 20; Mar. 19, 1 p.m. some time sharing our excitement over a recent cooking discovery or Come and join the new LGBTQ Book Club. January’s title is Big Freedia: something you have always wanted to try. God Save the Queen Diva! February’s title is Idyll Threats by Stephanie Gayle. March’s title is Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation GRAPHIC BOOK CLUB by Judith Mackrell. Registration is required.

 Main Library

Saturdays, Jan. 23; Feb. 20; Mar. 19, 2 p.m.

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

Are you a fan of comic books or graphic novels? Join us at the Graphic Book Club, and meet your fellow enthusiasts. Check the library’s online event calendar for springboard questions and reading topics, or join us online at meetup.com/graphic-book-club.

 South Regional

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Mondays, Jan. 11; Feb. 8; Mar. 14, 7 p.m.

Love a good mystery? Join the Mystery Book Club! We’ll be discussing Joyland by Stephen King in January, The Snowman by Jo Nesbo in February and Cop Town by Karin Slaughter in March.

WOMEN AUTHORS BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Tuesdays, Jan. 19; Feb. 16; Mar. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss books written by women. Titles TBA.

Tuesdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 23; Mar. 22, 7 p.m.

The Nonfiction Book Club meets monthly to discuss a nonfiction book. Past titles have included history, science, human behavior and current events. Call 919-560-7410 for the coming month’s title.

AFRICAN WRITERS BOOK CLUB

 Southwest Regional

Tuesdays, Jan. 19; Feb. 16; Mar. 15, 2:15 p.m.

The African Writers Book Club focuses exclusively on books written by Africans. The January book is Segu by Maryse Conde; February: Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou; March: Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole.

SUB-GENRE-O-RAMA BOOK CLUB

 Southwest Regional

Thursdays, Jan. 14; Feb. 11; Mar. 10, 7 p.m.

Adventurous readers unite! The Sub-Genre-O-Rama Book Club will tackle books that fit niche readerships or cross genre lines in  North Regional interesting or unexpected ways. January: Neuromancer, William Wednesdays, Jan. 27; Feb. 24; Mar. 23, 10 a.m. Gibson’s classic cyberpunk novel; February: A Darker Shade of Magic, Join us for fun and lively discussions. We will discuss The Truth According V.E. Schwab’s adventure in more than one magical Georgian London; to Us by Annie Barrows in January, Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart March: Vermilion, Molly Tanzer’s story of a half-Chinese, half-English O’Nan in February and Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash in March. exorcist unraveling a mystery in the Weird American West.

NORTH BOOK CLUB


Adult Program Highlights HEART HEALTHY TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Bragtown Friday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.

Start the new year off on the right foot with a refresher session on how to keep your heart healthy with good food and rewarding exercise. The ‘ole ticker will thank you!

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR Friday, Mar. 11, 12 noon

Calling all seniors! Always wanted to write your memoir, but don’t know how to begin? Documenting your life and creating a piece of history for your family, friends and community to enjoy can be very fulfilling. Come discover how one senior did it, and see how easy it is to get started.

POETRY FACTORY Tuesdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 16; Mar. 22, 6:30 p.m.

It is often said that the hardest part of writing a great poem is writing the first line. At the Poetry Factory, we can help. Come and share your original poetry for the first 30 minutes. During the next 30 minutes, participants will complete poetry writing activities. Finally, poets will share their poems with the group for the last 30 minutes. Poetry fun for everyone! Join us.

KARAOKE LIVE: OPEN MIC Fridays, Jan. 29; Feb. 12; Mar. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Come to sing your favorite karaoke tunes. Event held in the Main Library Auditorium. Family karaoke fun for everyone!

TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE BALLROOM DANCING

East Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 7 p.m. Regional Get an introduction to various forms of ballroom dancing with this series, presented by Michael Harris.

NANO YEAR-ROUND WORKSHOPS

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Feb. 1 – Mar. 31, Various times, check online calendar.

Volunteers provide free assistance in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such at W-2s and 1099s.

Sundays, Jan. 24; Feb. 28; Mar. 27, 2:15 p.m.

BLACK CINEMA FILMS

Just because November is over doesn’t mean the work of getting your novel in tip-top shape is. Join the NaNo RDU Off-season NaNoNuts as we hold workshops on various topics related to the writing-to-publish process.

Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, 3 p.m.

WEATHERIZATION FOR SENIORS Tuesday, Jan. 26 10 a.m.

Are you a homeowner, or do you currently rent a home in Durham? You might be eligible for free energy-saving home improvements through the Weatherization Assistance & Duke Energy Helping Home Fund Program. Join Maggie Perez from Resources for Seniors to learn how to decrease your utility bill.

Come and celebrate black history by viewing films either directed or produced by African Americans. Specific titles to be announced.

CHESS CLUB

North Saturdays, Jan. 2 - Mar. 26, 2 p.m. Regional Come learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome. The North Durham Library Chess Club is an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation.

KNITTING CLUB

AUTO INSURANCE 101

Thursdays, Jan. 7 - Mar. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Do you enjoy knitting? Join the knitting club! Bring a pair of size 8 bamboo needles and a skein of light-colored worsted weight yarn.

Have you ever wondered what coverages are mandatory for our state? What factors go into pricing? What are some of the inside, tools-of-the-trade the public may not be aware of? Insurance agent Tiffany Mills will share her knowledge and answer questions in this informative session.

HOW TO HOMEBREW Monday, Mar. 14, 7 p.m.

Do you design and brew your own craft beer at home, or would you like to learn how? With four years of home-brewing experience, Mark Donnelly welcomes you to an open forum of brewing topics such as equipment, recipes, ingredients, processes and resources.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS IN THE LIBRARY

Main Saturdays, Jan. 9; Feb. 6; Mar. 5, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, Jan. 12; Library Feb. 9; Mar. 8, 6 p.m.

Delve deep into dark dungeons, and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving the library. Sign up on the library’s online event calendar to reserve your spot at the table, or just show up to watch. Space reserved for new players! Walk-ins welcome. Registration not required, but increases chance to play.

SOUL LINE DANCING Tuesdays, Jan. 26 - Mar. 29, 7 p.m.

Line dance for fun and fitness with instructor Malinda Evans of Party of One, Inc. Music used includes R&B, Pop and Reggae. Please bring water and a towel, dress in loose clothing, and be sure to wear sneakers or dance shoes. Registration required.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE Mondays, Feb. 1 - Apr. 18, 4:30 p.m.

VITA will provide assistance in filling out and filing your federal and state tax returns.

MURDER MYSTERY PARTY Sunday, Mar. 20, 7 p.m.

Ready to put your acting and detective skills to work? You could be a victim. You could be the murderer. Join the party, and solve the crime. Registration by March 16 required.

R e g i s t e r o r f i n d m o r e p r o g r a m s o n l i n e a t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g . South Regional

HABITAT GARDENING FOR LIFE Sunday, Jan. 10, 4 p.m.

By planting native plants, we can provide habitat for even the smallest creatures, and by using earth-friendly landscaping practices, we can help create a healthy planet for future generations. Become a habitat gardener, and watch your yard come to life!

YOGA Mondays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 29, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.

Improve your physical health, learn to breathe deeply and increase your energy level! No prior experience is necessary. Please bring a mat if you have one. Registration is required.

ON THE WINGS OF POLLINATORS Sunday, Jan. 17, 4 p.m.

Did you know that pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat – and that these pollinators are at risk? Learn how you can help these useful creatures right in your own yard – and enjoy the busy-ness and buzziness they bring! 

CREATING A MONARCH WAYSTATION AND BUTTERFLY-FRIENDLY YARD Sunday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m.

The beautiful monarch has a fascinating life history, but its population is in decline, and its annual migration is at risk. Learn how to create a monarch waystation to help the monarch butterfly, and how you can provide for the needs of other butterflies, too.

GRANT ME THE MONEY Saturday, Feb. 6, 3 p.m.

Join Vanessa S. O’Neal, author of the book Grant Me The Money! The Practical Guide to Successful Grant Writing Practice 3rd Ed., for a discussion on essential grant writing tips and techniques. This program is ideal for individuals and representatives of nonprofit organizations. A book signing will follow the presentation. 

BEGINNING SCRAPBOOKING Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.

Come join us in this scrapbooking for beginners event! You provide the pictures, and we will provide all the other supplies needed to preserve your memories.

ERGONOMICS FOR GARDENERS

SENIOR GAME DAY

Southwest Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Regional Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new as well!

COUPONING MADE EASY Mondays, Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 14, 28, 6 p.m.

Master the art of saving money by shrinking your grocery bill. Learning to maximize the benefits of using coupons and how to get more products with less money. Join us for a hands on presentation in saving money.

CHANGE IS OUR CHOICE: CREATING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - Feb. 9, 2 p.m.

Learn how to help build a better tomorrow and lessen the impacts of climate change. Change Is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions is a multi-week course co-sponsored by South Durham Green Neighbors. Registration is required.

SOCIAL SECURITY STRATEGIES Thursdays, Jan. 14, 21, 12 noon

Come out for an informative Social Security presentation followed by a Q&A session by NC licensed Insurance Agent Leslie Miller.

RETIREMENT: BUILDING YOUR ASSETS Wednesdays, Feb. 9, 23, 7 p.m.

Come out and enjoy an interactive presentation on retirement followed by a Q&A session with licensed North Carolina Insurance Agent Leslie Miller.

AUTO INSURANCE 101: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU Tuesday, Mar. 8, 7 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what was really covered in your auto insurance policy? Come out and enjoy an informative auto insurance presentation followed by a Q&A session by NC licensed insurance agent Tiffany Mills.

DECODING YOUR AUTO POLICY Tuesday, Mar. 29, 7 p.m.

Come find out what is hidden in all the numbers on your auto policy. Learn how to read your policy and uncover the mysterious limits of liability in NC. Enjoy an interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session by NC licensed insurance agent Tiffany Mills.

Sunday, Mar. 13, 4 p.m.

Learn how to help prevent the ‘Oh, my aching (you name it) feeling.’” IF YOUR HOME CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL This talk discusses injuries that gardeners may sustain, and steps Stanford L. GORGEOUS, WHAT PLACE WILL? to help prevent them. Presenters are Charles Murphy and John Warren Saturday, Mar. 5, 10 a.m. Harrelson, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers. According to Sophie Donelson, Editor-in-Chief of  House Beautiful, “Your home should help you feel like your truest self. If you wake up surrounded by beauty, you’ll carry that feeling of joy and confidence all day long.” In this inspiring design workshop, local interior designer Carnella Renee Hill shares tips and ideas on “earning the home and life you deserve” by living thoughtfully, creatively and consciously. 


Computer Classes

Registration is required for all computer classes unless otherwise indicated. Register at durhamcountylibrary.org/computerclasses.

COMPUTER BASICS

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Computer Basics

 South Regional

 Bragtown

 East Regional

 Main  South Regional

 Southwest Regional INTERNET BASICS

 Bragtown

 Main

 South Regional

 Southwest Regional

Monday, Jan. 11; Thursday, Jan. 14; Monday, Feb. 1 Monday, Jan. 11 Thursday, Feb. 18 Monday, Mar. 21 Tuesdays, Jan. 5; Feb. 2; Mar. 1 Monday, Jan. 11 Tuesdays, Jan. 26; Mar. 1 Wednesday, Mar. 16 Thursday, Jan. 21

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 North Regional

 South Regional

 Southwest Regional

 Southwest Regional

Tuesdays, Jan. 12; Mar. 1 Wednesday, Feb. 3 Thursday, Mar. 3

Thursday, Mar. 10

Tuesdays, Feb. 23; Mar. 15 Thursday, Mar. 24

 South Regional

6 - 8 p.m.

6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21 Thursday, Mar. 31

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

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 7

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

3 - 5 p.m.

Fridays, Feb. 5, 19 Wednesday, Mar. 23

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesdays, Mar. 1, 8

10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Social Networking Basics

 Bragtown

Tech Tips and Tricks

 Bragtown

Digital Collections Office Hours

 Bragtown

Tuesday, Jan. 26 Wednesday, Feb. 17 Wednesday, Mar. 16

7 - 8 p.m. 10 - 11 a.m. 1 - 2 p.m.

6 - 8 p.m.

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

Lunes, feb. 22

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Bienvenidos a la Biblioteca! Sabado, enero 9

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Clase de Computación Básica

 South Regional

Jueves, enero 21 Lunes, marzo 14

7 - 8 p.m.

 South Regional

Lunes, feb. 8

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Clase de Curriculum Vitae

Conceptos Basicos del Internet

 South Regional 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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

Aprendiendo Idiomas con Pronunciator

 South Regional 10 - 11:30 a.m. 6 - 8 p.m.

Tuesdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23

EN ESPAÑOL

 South Regional

Discover Brainfuse HelpNow Monday, Jan. 11

Wednesdays, Jan. 27; Feb. 24; Mar. 23, 30

Winter Computer Series – Basics, Internet & Word

MISCELLANEOUS

 South Regional

7 - 8 p.m.

Resume Workshop

 North Regional

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced

 East Regional  Southwest Regional

Thursday, Feb. 18

6. - 7:30 p.m. 6 - 8 p.m.

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

6 - 8 p.m.

Learning Languages with Pronunciator

Research Like a Pro!

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

 East Regional  Southwest Regional

Thursday, Jan. 28

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Doing More with Microsoft Excel

 Southwest Regional

 Southwest Regional

Main Library

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

 North Regional

11 a.m. - 12 noon

File Organization with Windows

 South Regional

Thursday, Feb. 25

Tuesday, Mar. 8

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Doing More with Microsoft Word

 Southwest Regional

 South Regional

NC Works: Job Search and Career Planning Workshop

Microsoft Word Basics Tuesday, Jan. 26 Monday, Feb. 15 Thursday, Mar. 17 Tuesday, Feb. 2 Wednesday, Mar. 2 Wednesdays, Jan. 13; Feb. 17; Wednesday, Mar. 23 Thursday, Feb. 18

6 - 8 p.m.

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

MICROSOFT OFFICE

 East Regional

Thursday, Feb. 11

Gmail Basics

 South Regional Thursdays, Feb. 4 (pt. 1); Feb. 11 (pt. 2) Tuesdays, Jan. 19; Feb. 16; Mar. 15 Tuesdays, Jan. 12; Feb. 9; Tuesday, Mar. 8 Thursday, Feb. 4 Thursday, Feb. 4

7 - 8 p.m.

Email Basics

 Southwest Regional 6:30 - 8 p.m. 10 - 11:30 a.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 11 a.m. - 12 noon 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 6 - 8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 29

Sabado, feb. 6

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Jueves, marzo 17

7 - 8 p.m.

Fundamentos de Gmail

 South Regional


ART, PRINTS AND SOCIAL REALITY  Stanford L. Warren Branch ART IS THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION, A FILM SCREENING Monday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

Art is the Permanent Revolution utilizes three contemporary artists and a master printer to explore how social reality and protest are conveyed in art while delving into the reality of graphic works by Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Kollwitz, Dix, Grosz and Picasso. This film will be facilitated by artists and master printers Raj Bunnag and Brian Gonzalez of Supergraphic.

ALL ABOUT PRINTS Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

All About Prints is a documentary produced by former North Carolina resident and print collector/patron Reba White Williams. Williams and her husband Dave explore the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, print makers and artists. This film will be facilitated by Bill Fick the founder and owner of Supergraphic in Durham, NC. FIRST IMPRESSIONS, PRINTMAKING IN DURHAM AND BEYOND: A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

The 1950s post-war American art scene saw a tremendous interest in printmaking and the rise of the print ateliers such as GEMINI GEL, Universal Limited Editions, Tamarind and Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop. Noted print makers/ printers Bill Fick, Brian Garner, Connie Floyd and others will discuss the legacy, current efforts and potential of printmaking in Durham and North Carolina.

P.O. Box 3809 Durham, NC 27702

Nonprofit org. U.S. Postage PAID Durham, NC Permit No. 336

Profile for Durham County Library

Adult Programs: January - March 2016  

Durham County Library Adult & Humanities Programming for January - March 2016

Adult Programs: January - March 2016  

Durham County Library Adult & Humanities Programming for January - March 2016

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