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About the artist: Galia Goodman has been a working artist for over 30 years. Color and light are the most important factors in her work, and the natural world is one of her favorite subjects. Goodman’s work can be seen at galiagoodman.com, or contact her at galiaarts@gmail.com. Collage: Above Fontana Dam.


July

Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

A WILL FOR THE WOODS Thursday, Jul. 2, 7 p.m.

 South Regional Library

A Will for the Woods tells the story of late Durham resident Clark Wang. Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, musician and psychiatrist Wang prepares for his own green burial. Occasional touches of humor helped this film win the Environmental and Audience Awards at Durham’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

WHERE ALBUM COVERS COME FROM Tuesday, Jul. 7, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Bullish on Durham

The album cover is alive and well in 2015! Join Maggie Fost for a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of album art at local indie label Merge Records. Creative Director since 2005, Fost will trace Merge’s 25-year history from DIY cassettes through the re-emergence of vinyl. Hear the process behind the creation of some of the most beloved independent records of the last decade. Talk with a Merge recording artist about how musicians, designers and visual artists collaborate to make music visible.

CAROLINA AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY Sunday, Jul. 12, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Join us for a celebration and reading! Founded by Lenard D. Moore, the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective (CAAWC) is a Raleigh-based workshop and readers’ group consisting of poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, children’s writers, journalists, publicists, editors, publishers, graphic artists, photographers, educators, librarians, archivists and literary consultants. The collective has been featured at festivals, conferences, literary panels, readings and cultural celebrations on a national level, including the National Black Arts Festival, Virginia Festival of the Book, Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival and Furious Flower Poetry Conference. Book signings will follow the celebration. Photo credit: Dave Russo.

PHONE HOME DURHAM Tuesday, Jul. 14, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Over the last decade, the mobile phone camera has become the snapshot camera of the 21st century, allowing anyone with a phone to possess both a camera and photo archive in their pocket. For the exhibition, the Power Plant Gallery invites photographers to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other handheld devices. With support from Museo Digital Fine Art Media, a select number of photographs will be printed for inclusion in the Archives of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. This program is presented and co-sponsored by The Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, located at the American Tobacco Campus. Photo courtesy of the Power Plant Gallery.

HAZEL LUCAS SHAW: DUST BOWL SURVIVOR Thursday, Jul. 16, 7 p.m.  Southwest Regional Library

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was a man-made disaster of huge proportions. Dr. Sally Ann Drucker recreates Hazel Lucas Shaw (1903-2003), who lived in the Oklahoma Panhandle through this period. Shaw demonstrated extraordinary strength, courage and resilience, recording thoughts and feelings in a selfpublished memoir. Vivid details of her personal history dovetail with important periods in Oklahoma history. Her individual story is also about those who stayed put even when feeling betrayed by the land they loved.

MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. MINDY FULLILOVE Sunday, Jul. 19, 3 p.m.  Main Library

In anticipation of SpiritHouse’s citywide book study, join Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, for a reading and discussion of her book, Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities. What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? The citywide book study is a component of SpiritHouse’s Harm Free Zone Project. This program is co-sponsored by SpiritHouse.

MEET THE AUTHOR: HALIM MUSTAFA AL-KANEMI Tuesday, Jul. 21, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Halim Mustafa Al-Kanemi will read and discuss his book 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 (NOI) under Min. Louis Farrakhan, The National Community of Imam Jamil Al-Amin and the Community of Imam WD Muhammad.

durhamcomicsfest.org Saturday, Jul. 25, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Southwest Regional Library

Join us for our fifth annual celebration of comics and graphic novels, with activities, prizes, workshops, presentations and book signings for all ages! Special appearances by Nick Bertozzi (Shackleton, Lewis & Clarke), Jim Ottaviani (Feynman, Primates) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!). Visit durhamcomicsfest.org for full schedule and details. Registration required for select events.

FILM SCREENING: SHE MAKES COMICS Sunday, Jul. 26, 3 p.m.  Southwest Regional Library

She Makes Comics traces the fascinating history of women in the comics industry from the medium’s beginnings in the late 19th century to the present day, featuring dozens of interviews with such vital figures as Ramona Fradon, Trina Robbins, Joyce Farmer, Karen Berger, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Becky Cloonan. Contains some adult language and artwork. Screening made possible by the Durham Library Foundation.

MEET THE AUTHOR: ALICE J. WISLER Monday, Jul. 27, 7 p.m.  East Regional Library

Join local award-winning author Alice J. Wisler for an informative evening about Heart Mountain, Wyoming, an internment camp where Japanese Americans were sent out of fear and prejudice during World War II. Wisler’s presentation will reflect the research for her latest World War II novel, Under the Silk Hibiscus. A discussion and book signing will follow.

WATER FOR THE GIRLS! Thursday, Jul. 30, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Join the Sister Cities of Durham’s (SCD) Arusha Committee for a discussion on the history of their relationship with the St. Joseph Secondary School (SJSS) in Arusha, Tanzania. Operated by the Archdiocese of Arusha, the SJSS prepares girls for leadership in their communities, yet the school is unable to access running water on its campus. In September 2014 the Arusha Committee, along with SCD’s Youth Council and Durham’s Rotary Clubs, began collaborating with SJSS on a water education and infrastructure repair project for the school. This program is co-sponsored by SCD Arusha Committee. Photograph made for a Literacy Through Photography project by Form 3 students at St. Joseph’s Secondary School – Arusha, Tanzania, 2009. The students made this image to represent the concept of hibernation during a unit on homeostasis.


August

Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

WNCU FROM ITS DEBUT TO PRESENT: “CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ART THROUGH SOUND” Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Bullish on Durham

Join us for a panel discussion of WNCU 90.7 FM’s past and present influential figures led by Lackisha Freeman, current general manager. Since its debut in August 1995, the station, licensed to North Carolina Central University, has consistently fulfilled its mission to provide quality culturally appropriate programming to public radio listeners. The format of this listener-supported public radio station entertains the jazz aficionado, educates the novice jazz listener and disseminates news and information relative to the community-at-large. This program is co-sponsored by WNCU 90.7 FM.

MEET THE AUTHOR: RESHONDA TATE BILLINGSLEY Sunday, Aug. 9, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Join bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley for a reading from her new book, Mama’s Boy, the story of a mother whose son is accused of a violent crime. Billingsley, a former news reporter and anchor, has written more than 35 books, including Let the Church Say Amen, which has been made into a movie directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah's Flava Unit. There will be a drawing for the three Rachel Jackson titles that will be made into BET movies. A book signing will follow the reading.

DASAN AHANU AND TAI ALLEN PRESENT THE ORIGINALS: GIL SCOTT-HERON AND OSCAR BROWN, JR. Sunday, Aug. 23, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Get two award-winning artists, add a serious band and a microphone, and put them in a room full of folks. Have them present poems, rhymes and songs about personal woes, community challenges, life’s beautiful moments and the universal wonders found in the modern age. Then wrap it in the legendary work of the ascended masters Gil Scott-Heron and Oscar Brown, Jr. while adding original works crafted as next steps in the timeline. What you will have is not just a tribute show, but a live mixtape. Experience a performance unlike many you’ve seen before.

RHYTHM, RHYME AND REVOLUTION: THE ART IN GETTING FREE! A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND TEENS Monday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.  Main Library

This workshop will look at how poetry and music allows for envisioning and inspiring a radically new world. “Get free” is a rallying cry in the arts community, calling for artists to let loose with honest and sincere expression. Participants will examine selected works by ascended master artists and contemporary artists in Hip Hop, R&B and poetry. They will also engage in creative activities that will show them how to “get free” in their own artistic expression. Come ready to learn, share, write and have fun!

A NIGHT AT THE IMPROV WITH DSI COMEDY Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Critically acclaimed for its performance, sketch and standup comedy, the touring company of North Carolina’s DSI Comedy Theater presents its signature fast-paced and interactive improv comedy adrenaline rush. These proud champions of the most recent international Super CageMatch will present a one night only show, performed for the first and last time.

RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF TRIBULATION Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.  Main Library

We think of the Middle Passage, Slavery, Jim Crow and the Holocaust as events of the past. These events have cost millions of lives and caused untold suffering. At the same time, creative responses to disaster have led to renewal and growth. Join Frank Stasio of WUNC Radio’s State of Things as he moderates an interfaith dialogue about suffering and resilience with Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Duke Chapel and Rabbi Raachel Jurovics of Yavneh, a Jewish Renewal Community in Raleigh. How do we reflect on tragedies like slavery and the Holocaust? The discussion will also focus on both the loss and hope that human suffering can bring.

VANDERBILTS: ALL OF THEM Sunday, Aug. 30, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Dr. Elliott Engel traces the amazing tale of this famous dynasty from Cornelius, born in the eighteenth century, to Gloria, of the designer jeans. What emerges is a story of riches, wretched excess and real, raw emotional lives. Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, Engel brings to life this anything-but-ordinary American family.

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.


September Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

Bullish on Durham

A HUMBLE HISTORY: SELF-HELP CREDIT UNION Tuesday, Sep. 1, 7 p.m.  Main Library

What began out of the trunk of a VW Beetle was a humble vision to create worker cooperatives in Durham. Now, 35 years later, Self-Help has grown into a national $1.8 billion social justice organization that operates two credit unions, a loan fund, a real estate development organization and a research, policy and advocacy nonprofit group. Join four of Self-Help’s earliest leaders – Lew Myers, Thad Moore and co-founders Martin Eakes and Bonnie Wright – for a fireside-style conversation moderated by Laura Benedict, a second wave Self-Help Durhamite.

IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON DISGRACED Monday, Sep. 14, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Join members of the PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their upcoming production of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. A successful Pakistani-American lawyer has distanced himself from his Muslim heritage, but when he and his wife host a dinner party, friendly conversation turns to politics and religion, unleashing emotional fireworks. The play won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting. It runs September 16 through October 4.

FILM SCREENING: STARTING AT THE FINISH LINE: THE COACH BUEHLER STORY

Thursday, Sep. 24, 7 p.m. Main Library 

Join director Amy Unell, Coach Al Buehler and Delaina Buehler for a screening of Starting At The Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story. For nearly 60 years, Buehler has touched and enriched the lives of thousands of athletes including Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carl Lewis, as well as Duke icons Grant Hill, Shane Battier and Coach K. He has met enormous challenges, including breaking new ground in women’s athletics, international sport and race relations. Narrated and produced by Hill, his film tells his remarkable story. The program is co-sponsored by Carolina Godiva Track Club in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

MEET THE AUTHOR: DAMON TWEEDY Saturday, Sep. 26, 3 p.m.

 Main Library

Join Dr. Damon Scott Tweedy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine and Staff Psychiatrist at Durham VA Medical Center, for a reading from his book Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine. Tweedy writes about his experiences as an African-American physician and those of African-American patients. The book is a personal examination of the intersection of race and medicine. A book signing will follow the reading.

BRITISH THEATRE: SETTING THE STAGE

A Weekend Inside Publishing

Join us for a weekend glimpse inside publishing with authors, bloggers, reviewers, editors and more. Saturday, Sep. 19, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Southwest Regional Library

Interested in writing? Gain a wealth of information at Southwest Regional Library, including a pitch workshop by Latoya Smith from Samhain Publishing; a workshop on managing writing and another career with authors Laura Florand, Jessica Scott and Katharine Ashe; a workshop on writing about small towns with Lisa Watson, Laura Browning and Deborah Fletcher Mello; a workshop on relationships between authors, bloggers and reviewers with Robin Parrish, Crystal Marie and Samantha Chase; and a presentation on kicking your writing career up to the next level with ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Smith and Billingsley will be taking pitches at lunch. Sunday, Sep. 20, 3 p.m.  East Regional Library

If you ever wanted a glimpse into the world of writing from a publisher’s perspective, now’s your chance! Join us as Georgia McBride, author and CEO of Georgia McBride Media Group, shares her expertise on how to make your work stand out to industry professionals.

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

Sunday, Sep. 27, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Channel your inner actor! Join the Sister Cities Durham-United Kingdom Committee as we explore Great Britain’s long, full history of the dramatic arts. The stage has played an important part in British culture since before the Renaissance. Playwrights from William Shakespeare to George Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward to Andrew Lloyd Weber all share in this rich tradition. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the show! This program is co-sponsored by Sister Cities Durham-United Kingdom Committee.

IN THE WINGS: PLAYMAKERS ON SEMINAR Monday, Sep. 28, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Join members of the PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their upcoming production of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck. The play is a wickedly funny story of blood, sweat and tears in the writer’s den. Four aspiring young writers ante up big bucks to learn from a legendary novelist, but their fiction and their egos will be unsparingly dissected before he’s through. Ferocious and fast-paced with sparkling wordplay, Seminar takes no prisoners. The play runs from October 14 through November 1.

 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

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SPECIAL PULL-OUT SECTION

Adult Programs J u l . - S e p . 2 0 1 5

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Mondays, Jul. 13; Aug. 10; Sep. 14, 7 p.m.

Love a good mystery? Join the Mystery Book Club. In July be ready to discuss either The Wrong Girl or The Other Woman, both by Hank Ryan. We’ll be discussing The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal in August. For September we will be reading Wine of Violence by Priscilla Royal.

Book ClubS 40+ DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

 East Regional Tuesdays, Jul. 14; Aug. 11; Sep. 8, 7 p.m.

WOMEN AUTHORS BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Tuesdays, Jul. 21; Aug. 18; Sep. 15, 6:30 p.m.

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

NORTH BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Tuesdays, Jul. 28; Aug. 25; Sep. 22, 10 a.m.

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

Join us for fun and lively discussions. We will discuss Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert in July, Orphan Train by Christina Kline in August and Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler in September.

COOKBOOK CLUB

AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK CLUB

 Main Library

 South Regional

Do you love to cook and share recipes? Come check out our Cookbook Club! Bring a cookbook, a recipe or just yourself, and spend some time sharing our excitement over a recent cooking discovery or something you have always wanted to try.

Join us for lively discussions on fiction and nonfiction books written by African Americans. July’s title is The Man in 3B by Carl Weber; August’s title is The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs; and September’s title is to be announced.

Saturdays, Jul. 18; Aug. 15; Sep. 12, 2 p.m.

URBAN CHRONICLES

 Main Library

Tuesdays, Jul. 21; Aug. 25; Sep. 29, 6 p.m.

Call it whatever kind of fiction you want: urban, hood, inner-city, ghetto, hip-hop, street. Whatever! Readers who love this genre, join us!! We will read books by great authors such as 50 cent, K’Wan, Nikki Turner, Ashley and JaQuavis and Noire!!

GRAPHIC BOOK CLUB

 Main Library

Saturdays, Jul. 25; Aug. 22; Sep. 19, 2 p.m.

Are you a fan of comic books or graphic novels? Join us at the Graphic Book Club, and meet your fellow enthusiasts. If you can, bring a graphic work you’ve read recently, or just be ready to talk about what you like in a comic or graphic title. Check the library’s online event calendar for springboard questions and reading topics, or join us online at meetup.com/graphic-book-club.

Saturdays, Jul. 25; Aug. 29; Sep. 26, 3 p.m.

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

 South Regional

Tuesdays, Jul. 28; Aug. 25; Sep. 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 Cathy at 919-560-7410 for the coming month’s title.

SUB-GENRE-O-RAMA BOOK CLUB

 Southwest Regional

Thursdays, Jul. 9; Aug. 13; Sep. 10, 7 p.m.

The Sub-Genre-O-Rama Book Club will tackle books that fit niche readerships, books that cross genre lines in interesting or unexpected ways, and books that are just plain weird. July: The Dewey Decimal System, Nathan Larson’s post-apocalyptic, hard-boiled crime novel; August: Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear’s steampunk western adventure tale; September: Maplecroft, Cherie Priest’s weird and fantastic retelling of the Lizzie Borden murders.


Adult Program Highlights MANAGING HEALTHCARE COSTS

Bragtown Friday, Jul. 10, 12 noon

Come out and receive expert advice on your Medicare options and how to make sure you have the best plan for you.

SUMMER READING MOVIE NIGHT

Main Library Mondays, Jul. 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 6 p.m.

Join us for a SUPERHERO MOVIE every week in July and the first two weeks in August.

SCORE

LITERACY LUNCH HOUR

Tuesdays, Jul. 7, 21; Aug. 4, 18; Sep. 1, 15, 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 28, 12:15 p.m.

Need help starting your business? SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Call 919-856-4739 or visit raleigh.score.org for more information. Registration required.

Call 919-560-0210 for featured speaker/topic.

NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR Friday, Sep. 11, 12 noon

Meet and chat with neighbors. Activities vary, but may include craftmaking, discussions about health and nutrition, popular books, the neighborhood and more.

THE ONE AND ONLY OVER-50 CROWD

East Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Regional

Join the One and Only Over-50 Crowd for friendly gatherings, lively conversations, great friends and food. Movies shown every third Tuesday.

NANO YEAR-ROUND WORKSHOPS Sundays, Jul. 26; Aug. 30; Sep. 27, 2 p.m.

Just because National Novel Writing Month is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Join us for these monthly workshops, presented by NaNoRDU, which cover topics related to being an author, as well as genre talks featuring a different niche of literature every month.

SETTLER WEDNESDAYS Wednesdays, Jul. 1, 15, 29; Aug. 5, 19; Sep. 2, 16, 30, 3 p.m.

Play this fun, complex and exciting board game with library friends! Instruction is provided.

HISPANIC WOMEN’S SEMINAR Tuesday, Jul. 7, 7 p.m.

This seminar will empower women who are immigrants to achieve their professional goals by providing simple tips on understanding appropriate workplace etiquette.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS IN THE LIBRARY Saturdays, Jul. 11; Aug. 8; Sep. 5, 2 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.

JAZZ CONCERT ON THE LAWN: STANLEY BAIRD Friday, Jul. 17, 2:30 p.m.

Bring your lawn chair and relax to the rhythms of Stanley Baird as he talks with Music and Art Super Heroes summer camp participants. Following a brief discussion with the kids, Baird and his band will perform in concert!

KARAOKE LIVE: OPEN MIC Fridays, Jul. 24; Aug. 21; Sep. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Come sing your favorite karaoke tunes. Family karaoke fun for everyone!

POETRY LIVE: OPEN MIC Mondays, Jul. 28; Aug. 25; Sep. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Come share your original poetry or spoken word, or just read your favorite poem. Program concludes with a creative writing activity. Poetry themes vary monthly. Ages 12-Adult.

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS SEMINAR Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

Success in your career is so much more than a good job! Get ready to be empowered spiritually, mentally and physically. This motivational seminar will give you tools and tips to make the necessary transformations to live a more fulfilling life and achieve the success you desire!

SEED SAVING WORKSHOP Monday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m.

Come learn how to save seeds! At this workshop learn about the seed libraries and how to harvest and preserve seeds from your own garden. Seed packets will be available for checkout.


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 .

KNITTING CLUB

North Thursdays, Jul. 2 – Sep. 24, 6:30 p.m. Regional Do you enjoy knitting? Join the knitting club! Bring a pair of size 8 bamboo needles and a skein of lightcolored worsted weight yarn.

MAHJONG

Mondays, Jul. 6 – Sep. 28, 1 p.m.

Come and test your skills in this game of strategy and luck.

CHESS CLUB

Saturdays, Jul. 11 – Sep. 26, 2 p.m.

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.

SUPER SLEUTH DOUBLE FEATURE Saturday, Aug. 1, 1 p.m.

Spend the afternoon with heroes of detective cinema. Two films will be shown, and popcorn will be provided.

BULL CITY WRITERS

South Thursdays, Jul. 9, 23; Aug. 13, 27; Sep. 10, 24, 6:30 p.m. Regional Looking for contact with other writers? Please join our group! The meeting often includes a segment on an aspect of writing or publishing in addition to sharing work.

SEED SAVING WORKSHOP Sunday, Aug. 9, 3 p.m. Come learn how to harvest and preserve seeds from your own garden! Five DCL locations have seed libraries now. You can help supply next year’s seeds, or just save them for your own yard. Registration is required.

HERE COMES THE SUN! Sunday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m. What if you could help save the world by using the sun? Solar panels are great, but they don’t store energy. Come hear Dr. Walter Weare from NCSU talk about his work on artificial photosynthesis as a way to produce carbon neutral fuel.

LAWN CARE THE RIGHT WAY Sunday, Sep. 13, 3 p.m. Establishing and maintaining a lawn in the Triangle can be challenging. This presentation will cover new lawn establishment, existing lawn rehabilitation and maintenance, alternative grasses and alternatives to a lawn. Presented by Master Gardener Charles Murphy. Registration is required.

YOGA Mondays, Sep. 14, 21, 28, 7 p.m. Come celebrate National Yoga Month! 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. A limited number are available from the teacher. Registration is required.

SENIOR GAME DAY

Southwest Wednesdays (No games Jul. 15; Aug. 5), 1 p.m. Regional Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new as well. Visit us online at meetup.com/senior-game-day or call 919-560-8590 for more information.

COUPONING MADE EASY Thursdays, Jul. 16; Aug. 13, 27; Sep. 10, 24, 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.

PUZZLE SWAP Monday, Aug. 10, 12 noon

Do you have old puzzles lying around the house? Come to our puzzle swap and exchange those puzzles with other puzzle fans!

SAFETY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH ACCESS AND FUNCTIONAL NEEDS Saturday, Sep. 5, 2 p.m.

This workshop will teach you what emergencies you should be prepared for, how to make a plan and how to build a kit. It will help you discover resources available in your community. Limited space. Registration is required.

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI Saturdays, beginning Sep. 12, 9:30 a.m.

The practice of Tai Chi increases flexibility and balance as well as promotes peace of mind. Learn 24 poses of one of three Tai Chi routines. Wear loose, non-restrictive clothing. No experience needed. 


Computer Classes

Registration is required for all computer classes unless otherwise indicated. Register at durhamcountylibrary.org. COMPUTER BASICS Computer Basics

 Bragtown

Wednesdays, Jul. 1; Sep. 16 Thursdays, Aug. 6, 20

12 - 1 p.m.

 East Regional

Tuesdays, Jul. 7; Aug. 4; Sep. 8

10 - 11:30 a.m.

 Main Library

Thursdays, Jul. 9; Sep. 10 Tuesday, Aug. 4

2 - 4 p.m.

 North Regional

Wednesday, Aug. 26

10 - 11:30 a.m.

 South Regional

Thursday, Sep. 3

6:30 - 8 p.m.

 Stanford L. Warren

Monday, Aug. 3

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jul. 9 Fridays, Aug. 21; Sep. 25

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Thursdays, Jul. 23; Sep. 24 Tuesday, Aug. 18

2 - 4 p.m.

11 a.m. - 12 noon

2 - 4 p.m.

Internet Basics

 Bragtown

 Main Library

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

 East Regional

Mondays, Jul. 13; Aug. 10

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced

2 - 4 p.m.

 East Regional

6:30 - 8 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

Thursdays, Jul. 16 Aug. 13

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Mondays, Jul. 20; Aug. 17

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Clase de Computación Básica South Regional

Thursday, Sep. 17

Gadgets for Grownups

 East Regional

MICROSOFT OFFICE

Microsoft Word Basics

 East Regional

Thursdays, Jul. 9; Aug. 6; Sep. 10

10 - 11:30 a.m.

 North Regional Library

Tuesday, Jul. 28 Wednesday, Sep. 23

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

Wednesday, Sep. 9

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Jul. 1 Tuesdays, Aug. 25; Sep. 22

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

 Southwest Regional

Saturday, Jul. 11

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Introduction to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

 Stanford L. Warren

Monday, Aug. 17

 Southwest Regional

Saturday, Jul. 25

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Saturday, Sep. 19

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Resume Workshop

 South Regional

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

 East Regional  North Regional

Open Lab for Computer Questions

Social Networking Basics

 Bragtown

Thursday, Jul. 16 Friday, Aug. 28

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

Digital Collections Office Hour

 North Regional

Wednesday, Jul. 22; Tuesday, Sep. 8

11 a.m. - 12 noon 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Computer Workshop Series Doing More with Microsoft Excel

 East Regional  Southwest Regional

Wednesday, Sep. 16

10 - 11:30 a.m.

A bi-weekly series of classes on Thursdays through Dec. 3. Call for additional dates.

Saturday, Jul. 18

10 a.m. - 12 noon

 Bragtown

Thursdays, Sep. 10, 24 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


P.O. Box 3809 Durham, NC 27702

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Adult Programs: July - September 2015  

Durham County Library Adult & Humanities Programming for July - September 2015

Adult Programs: July - September 2015  

Durham County Library Adult & Humanities Programming for July - September 2015

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