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October

Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

LOVE AND LIBERATION: A HISTORY OF LGBTQ+ DURHAM

Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m.  Downtown Durham

DCL’s North Carolina Collection is proud to announce the launch of a new web exhibit—Love and Liberation: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham. Exhibit materials are drawn from the library’s LGBTQ+ collection, begun in 2010 and continuing to grow with support of community members and local history librarian Lynn Richardson. Lynn Richardson and Luke Hirst, who was instrumental in establishing the LGBTQ+ collection, will share how this exhibit came to be and show highlights of it. In the spirit of the Stonewall Suppers of the early 1980s, join us for dinner and reminiscing. Event is free; advance registration required. Register at http://bit.ly/loveliberation. Photo courtesy NC Collection, Allan Troxler papers.

IN THE WINGS: THE CRUCIBLE

Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.  South Regional Library

Miller’s landmark play, The Crucible, gripped PlayMakers’ audience 40 years ago, but couldn’t be more relevant today. PlayMakers crowns its 40th Anniversary with a fresh look at this masterful drama exploring the slippery slope of mass hysteria. Join members of the cast for a discussion of the current production.

SIMON WINCHESTER Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.  Carolina Theatre 309 West Morgan St.

OCT 19 - NOV 6

The Durham Technical Community College Dr. Charles Sanders President’s Lecture Series proudly presents author Simon Winchester. His works include Atlantic, Pacific, The Men Who United the States, and the New York Times best-selling Professor and the Madman. Please note this special event is not free. Tickets will be available from the Carolina Theater ($15 public; $10 with college ID). Photo by Setsuko Winchester.

TINY HOUSES Saturday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m.  South Regional Library

The Berzins will share the details of family life in a 168-square-foot tiny house. The presentation will include a tiny house tour, a year in the life of a tiny house family and a discussion of the lessons learned from living tiny and building a zero-debt homestead. A Q&A session will follow.

FILM: TRANSGENDER PARENTS Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Please join us for a presentation of the documentary film Transgender Parents. This important film gives a voice to transgender experiences of parenting and family building. There will be a Q&A session with Victoria Facelli, LGBTQ Parenting Advocate, following the screening.

MEET THE ARTIST: CORNELIO CAMPOS READER’S PARTY Sundays, Oct. 2; Nov. 6, 2 p.m.  Main Library

Come out and be heard! Celebrate reading! Think you or someone you know is a good reader? Audible? Distinct? Expressive? Entertaining? Celebrate your reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, shorts stories and original works. Read from material we provide or bring your own. Come early to sign up to read at the open mic. It’s a party! Refreshments provided. Presented by the Triangle Readers Theatre Ensemble for adults and children.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.  Main Library

This Day of the Dead-themed event will feature Cornelio Campos, a prominent Mexican American painter who has been active in the North Carolina arts community for over 15 years. In conversation with UNC doctoral student in Library Science Colin Post, Campos will discuss his life and work as an artist and the process of building a personal archive to documet his career. North Carolina Collection librarian Lynn Richardson will build on this conversation by discussing the importance of archives in capturing the vital history of Durham’s Hispanic community. Photo courtesy Cornelio Campos.

 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 Photo by Erin Bell

 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


November Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

PAULI MURRAY PROGRAM: HARRIET SMITH

SISTER CITIES: GLOBAL TRENDS AFFECTING FAMILIES

Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Pauli Murray’s 1956 memoir Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family chronicles her grandmother Cornelia Smith—a slave reared alongside her sisters in their white aunt’s Orange County plantation home—and her free, brick-making Fitzgerald family in Durham. Regrettably, history overlooked Cornelia Smith’s siblings and their mother, Harriet, whose captivating narratives reveal how freed African-American families lived in post-Civil War North Carolina. In a lecture and exhibit focused on Harriet’s remarkable family, Duke University Graduate Liberal Studies scholar Kim Smith reintroduces noteworthy members of the Smith, Fitzgerald, Morphis, Kirby and Toole families. Co-sponsored by the Pauli Murray Project. Photo of Delia Toole, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

READER’S PARTY Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.  Main Library

Come out and be heard! Celebrate reading! Think you or someone you know is a good reader? Audible? Distinct? Expressive? Entertaining? Celebrate your reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, shorts stories and original works. Read from material we provide or bring your own. November’s theme is veterans. Come early to sign up to read at the open mic. It’s a party! Refreshments provided. Presented by the Triangle Readers Theatre Ensemble for adults and children.

What do all families in the world have in common? How are global trends affecting families in various areas of the world differently? This presentation by Dr. Deborah Tippett, Professor of Human Environmental Sciences at Meredith College, will explore ways in which families are facing key trends such as changing family structures, demographic aging and migration. This program is co-sponsored by Sister Cities of Durham.

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES PRESENTS: EAST DURHAM STORIES Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.  Main Library

In June 2016, the 13th edition of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered each summer through a Continuing Education program, once again focused on the East Durham area. Twenty-four students from across the nation were guided through a week-long course in all aspects of documentary filmmaking. The resulting thirteen films are a multidimensional portrait of the Durham community. Photo credit: Nancy “Mamma Nia” Wilson walks through her neighborhood in East Durham. Still from “Dear Durham” by Kate Matthews and Taylor Nawrocki.

THE HISTORY OF YOUR OLD HOUSE IN THE WINGS: THE MAY QUEEN Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Main Library

In The May Queen, everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp, things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up—think unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of The Office! Join members of the PlayMakers cast for a discussion of the current production. This event takes place in the third floor conference room.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.  Main Library

Bullish on Durham

Just how old is your old house? Who built it? Who lived in it? Would you like to know what style your old house is? Would you like to solve the mystery of that odd door or those strange markings on the floor? Let local historian and historic preservationist Tom Miller show you how to answer these questions and more. Presented by Preservation Durham and the Durham County Library, this event will run approximately 2.5 hours in the first floor computer lab. Registration required. Photo from Open Durham site.

FILM SCREENING: BEING MORTAL

NOV 22 - DEC 11

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.  Main Library

Be part of a national dialogue taking place that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” The documentary film Being Mortal delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. Join Dr. Betsy Barton for a Q&A following the film.

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

Photo by Erin Bell


December Humanities Programs sponsored by Durham Library Foundation

NIA AND THE NUTCRACKER

HOW TO DO DRAG: A “WERK”SHOP

Saturday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m.  Main Library

Children and families are invited to attend this dramatic reading of Nia and the Nutcracker, a story based on the jazz music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, who reinterpreted the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Presented by Jazz for Young Learners in partnership with the Triangle Reader’s Theatre Ensemble.

Join Vivica C. Coxx and friends for an instructional evening on how to do drag! There will be sessions on costume, makeup and hair and performance tips from the area’s amazingly talented drag community. Come watch the fun, bring questions and enjoy the vivacity of all things drag.

SISTER CITIES: WINTER HOLIDAY SONG TRADITIONS Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.  Main Library

Don’t miss our 2nd annual celebration of winter holiday music from around the world. Sister Cities of Durham will co-host our global holiday celebration through an exploration of winter songs and traditions from our Sister Cities in China, Japan, Tanzania, Russia and the United Kingdom.

DURHAM’S DIGITAL DIVIDE: LIVING WITHOUT INTERNET IN THE BULL CITY Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.  Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

The internet is a critical resource, but not everyone in Durham has access to this necessity. Be a part of the conversation with community leaders, county schools and library and local officials to discuss challenges and solutions. Ms. Leoneda Inge will join the discussion as moderator. Photo by J. Caldwell.

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 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. Photo by Erin Bell


SPECIAL PULL-OUT SECTION

A d u lt P ro g r a m s Oc t.-Dec.2016

BOOK

CLUBS 40+ DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

 East Regional

Tuesdays, Oct. 11; Nov. 8; Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

Join this mature, lively discussion about the chosen book of the month. New members welcome.

GRAPHIC BOOK CLUB

 Main Library

Saturdays, Oct. 15; Nov. 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. Check the library’s online events calendar for springboard questions and reading topics, or join us online at Meetup.com/Graphic-Book-Club. No registration required.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Mondays, Oct.10; Nov.14; Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Love a good mystery? Join the Mystery Book Club! We will discuss In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware in October, Girl Waits With Gun by Ann Stewart in November and Ten Lords A-Leaping by C.C. Benison in December.

NORTH BOOK CLUB

 North Regional

Wednesdays, Oct. 19; Nov. 16; Dec. 28, 10 - 11 a.m.

Join us one Wednesday each month for fun and lively discussions. We will read Byrd by Kim Church in October, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel in November and Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini in December. We meet in the Children’s Room.

LGBTQ ADULT BOOK CLUB

 South Regional

Saturdays, Oct. 15; Nov. 26, 2 p.m.

Join the new LGBTQ Adult Book Club where we will discuss LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction of interest to the group. October’s title is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. November’s title is Hide by Matthew Griffin. Registration is preferred.

AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK CLUB

 South Regional

Saturday, Oct. 15, 3 - 4 p.m.

Join us for our lively discussion of African-American fiction and nonfiction. October’s discussion is I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan. November and December we will take a program break. Our book club will reconvene in January.

AFRICAN WRITERS BOOK CLUB

 Southwest Regional Tuesdays, Oct. 18; Nov. 15, 2:15 p.m. The African Writers Book Club focuses exclusively on books written by Africans. October: Minaret by Leila Aboulela; November: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer; no December meeting.

ROMANCE LOVERS BOOK CLUB

 Southwest Regional

Thursdays, Oct. 6; Nov. 3; Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Come talk about your favorite books with other fans of romance novels! For a list of our upcoming books, check out our meetup page at meetup.com/Romance-Lovers-Book-Club.

SUB-GENRE-O-RAMA BOOK CLUB

 Southwest Regional

Thursdays, Oct. 13; Nov. 10, 7 p.m. 

Adventurous readers unite! This book club tackles books that fit niche readerships or cross genre lines in interesting or unexpected ways. Visit us at meetup.com/sub-genre-o-rama-book-club for more info. Books are as follows, October: Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes’ supernaturally horrific police procedural; November: The Shambling Guide to New York, Mur Lafferty’s girl-in-the-city story with a monstrous twist; no December meeting.


Adult Program Highlights HONORING YOUR STORIES -

Bragtown A WRITING WORKSHOP

Wednesdays, Oct. 5 - 26; Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Our lives consist of millions of stories, both ordinary and extraordinary. Join Allison Kirkland in this workshop on how to craft those stories into compelling personal narratives. Using creative prompts, this series will cover such topics as: getting started, voice, situation vs. story and editing. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work in a supportive but challenging workshop setting. Please bring a computer, iPad or notebook for in-class exercises.

FINANCIAL BUDGETING AND DEBT ELIMINATION Friday, Oct. 14, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Ready to live debt free? Learn how to live on a budget and eliminate debt with the use of monthly financial expense sheets. This program will provide easy principles to help you live a more financially fit lifestyle. Feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ELIJAH FISHER Friday, Nov. 11, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Join historian Andre’ Vann as he interviews prominent businessman and local humanitarian, Elijah “Pookie” Fisher. The program will highlight Fisher’s achievements and his family’s contribution to the Durham community.

THE DURHAM LITERACY CENTER Friday, Dec. 9, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Do you know someone who needs to improve their language skills? Are you or your organization looking for a way to help adults improve their reading and writing skills? Come discover what the DLC has to offer.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS East Regional Saturdays, Oct. 1, 15; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17, 10 a.m.

ART PARTY FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Join artist Eleatta Diver as she brings the joy of art and art-making into everyday life. Diver will walk you through creating your own painting from start to finish, and at the end of the program, you get to keep your original creation. Registration required.

DRAWING IN NATURE I Main Library Saturday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m.

This program introduces participants to observation skills and drawing techniques necessary to draw the plants and animals that nourish our love for nature.

MAKERLAB: BUILDING TELESCOPES Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.

Are you interested in Astronomy? During this hands-on activity you will have the opportunity to construct your own telescope to search the night sky. Registration required.

ARTEMIS: SPACESHIP BRIDGE SIMULATOR Tuesdays, Oct. 18; Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Are you ready to explore the final frontier? Become a crew member of the starship Artemis in this cooperative simulation program, and boldly go where no library patron has gone before. Register online to play; walk-ins also welcome.

MAKERLAB: SPACE TECHNOLOGIES SERIES Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to build a Mars Rover? Learn about the process and components involved in building a vehicle used for space exploration. Registration required.

ZENTANGLE: THE ART OF DOODLING Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m.

In this introduction to Vinyasa Yoga, led by instructor Victoria Smith, learn about breath and simple postures for stress relief, a relaxed body and a great start to your day. Please bring your own mat.

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a specific method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles.

STOCK TALKERS

Sunday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.

Mondays, Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12, 6 p.m.

Stock Talkers is an informal monthly gathering of personal investors who share their tips, experiences and skills. All levels of investors are welcome from beginner to Wall Street maven.

ONE AND ONLY OVER 50 CROWD Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

Join the One and Only Over 50 Crowd for friendly gatherings, lively conversations, great friends and food.

BETTER HEALTH, BETTER LIVING Thursdays, Oct. 13; Nov. 17; Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Join Mindful Bodies owner, Shawnta Wright, as she leads three interactive and lively discussions on the six dimensions of wellness, better known as the SPICES of life. Review the risk factors associated with everyday lifestyles and learn effective, efficient and affordable, wellness and health strategies that will leave you feeling renewed, revitalized and rejuvenated.

LEGO ROBOTICS INTRO SESSION Whether you’re interested in helping kids in your community gain access to college scholarships or just have a passion for programming, design and especially robotics, the world of LEGO FIRST Robotics is for you! This workshop will provide parents and other adults with an overview of LEGO Robotics with information about participation and coaching opportunities within the program.

DIY: TERRARIUMS Monday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m.

Make a low-maintenance garden inside a jar.

SCIENCE OF DISTILLATION Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

Join Lee Katrincic (co-founder/head-distiller of the award-winning Durham Distillery) for an exploration of the distillation process. He’ll present the history, equipment, techniques and science of distillation. No registration 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

NAMI DURHAM PUBLIC EDUCATION MEETINGS

The Durham chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts this series of presentations by local figures in the mental health and illness community in order to shed light on these complex and important issues. Contact the NAMI Durham response line at 919-213-5016.

FAMILY YOGA

Southwest Mondays, Aug. 29 - Dec. 19, 1:30 p.m. Regional This yoga class welcomes all bodies and all levels of experience. Practice yoga together in an accepting and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Bring your own mats. Children are welcome.

KNITTING AND OTHER NEEDLE ARTS

MEDICATIONS, MENTAL HEALTH AND MEDICARE

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 - 8 p.m.

Join our needle arts group. Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet or embroidery, meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

When it comes to medications, mental health and Medicare, multiple prescriptions can cause confusion. Hear from Dr. Marilyn Disco, Pharmacist at Durham Center for Senior Life, and learn about Alternatives to Guardianship with Corye Dunn, Director of Public Policy at Disability Rights NC. Learn more about the details of mental health services through Medicare.

TERTULIA: SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP Saturdays, 10 a.m.

This group allows intermediate and advanced speakers to practice Spanish conversation.

FALL INTO ROMANCE CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

In modern American culture, we often think of human health as the result of individual choices, but the physical environment has a profound effect on all aspects of human health and wholeness. Presented by NCSU professor Katherine Shea, MD, MPH, this presentation explores the effects of climate change on children.

BIKE A BULL CITY Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Have you never learned to ride a bike? Or maybe just want to refresh some skills from childhood? Join us at South Regional to learn to ride a bicycle. We will provide the bikes, but please bring any safety equipment you may need.

MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA!

Saturday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m.

Originating in East Asia around 2000 years ago, kombucha is a fermented probiotic beverage associated with tremendous health benefits. Kombucha is made with black tea, sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). Learn to make your own with these simple ingredients, which will be provided—including your own SCOBY! Registration required.

POLLINATORS A PLENTY: A LOOK AT HUNDREDS OF POLLINATORS AIDING FOOD AND FLOWER PRODUCTION IN NORTH CAROLINA Sunday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.

You might be surprised at how many different creatures are pollinating your garden. Chris Apple, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer, will introduce them. Registration required.

DIY BUTTERFLY BOOK SCULPTURE Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.

Learn how to transform an ordinary, hardcover book into a beautiful, butterfly sculpture. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.

DIY CERAMIC TILE COASTERS Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.

Do you like crafting? Learn to make beautiful coasters by decorating ceramic tiles. If you have specific pictures or images that you would like to use, bring them. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.

Friday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. (Black Twig Cider House, 2812 Erwin Rd. #104) Saturday, Nov. 5, all day (Southwest Regional)

Join us for a lovely kickoff party at Black Twig Cider House in Durham. Light appetizers will be served and drinks will be available to purchase. The festivities start at 6 p.m. On Saturday, November 5, we will have three excellent speakers: Latoya Smith, Piper Huguley and Sonali Dev. The authors will sign books afterwards. Come and enjoy a weekend with your favorite genre!

NATURAL THERAPIES FOR BONE HEALTH: OSTEOPOROSIS Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m.

Come learn about your bones and bone health. Learn why bone health is important and how to help common bone problems like osteoporosis and osteopenia, naturally. Find out what nutrition is needed for strong bones and what lifestyle changes can preserve and even increase bone density. At the end of the program there will be a brief question and answer session with the presenter, Dr. Matthew Strickland of Southeastern Integrative Health and Wellness.

BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS Mondays, Nov. 7; Dec. 5, 19, 7 p.m.

Learn about essential oils and how to use them for common ailments, to affect your mood and even household cleaning. Presented by Stacey Brower, PA-C. Space is limited; register at durhamcountylibrary.org or by calling 919-560-8590.

NAMI DURHAM PUBLIC EDUCATION MEETINGS The Durham chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts this series of presentations by local figures in the mental health and illness community in order to shed light on these complex and important issues. Contact the NAMI Durham response line at 919-213-5016.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

Mental Health Support for College Students is presented by Dr. Michael Iezzi of Duke Counseling and Psychological Services. In addition, a NAMI parent will relate their experience supporting a son with mental illness during his PhD program.


PLANNING WORKSHOPS

 East Regional Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2 p.m. Get ready for National Novel Writing Month by participating in these workshops hosted by some of our local experts. Attend “What is NaNoWriMo?” on Oct. 1, “Crafting Plot” on Oct. 8 and “Character Development” on Oct. 15.

SHAPING YOUR PROJECT FOR PUBLICATION (SERIES) WORKSHOP #1: PREPARING YOUR WORK

 East Regional Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Learn important elements to keep in mind while writing your book, including theme selection, plot and character development, point of view and style. This session also covers effective self-editing techniques and tips on selecting and working with an editor.

for helping your book stand out among the Southwest Regional  crowd, including virtual tours, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. video promotion, author takeYou’ve finally finished your book, now what? The publishing industry overs, social media promotion and has changed dramatically, and au- getting reviews. thors have more options than ever NANOWRIMO before—but which path is best KICK-OFF PARTY for you? Learn the pros and cons of self publishing, subsidy presses  American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC and going the traditional route. 27615 This workshop also highlights efSaturday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. fective ways to solicit agents. It’s the biggest event of the year! Join us at this pep rally to get WORKSHOP #3: hyped up for November. This is PROMOTING YOUR WORK your chance to meet dozens of  Main Library your fellow Wrimos in person, talk Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. shop and get all the information Writing your book was the easy you need to have a successful part; selling it is a completely 2016 NaNo campaign. different story. With more than 1

WORKSHOP # 2: PUBLISHING YOUR WORK

million new books published each year in the U.S. alone, the literary world has never been more competitive. Learn effective techniques

WRITE-INS

 Southwest Regional Sundays, Nov. 6 - 27, 2 p.m.  East Regional Tuesdays, Nov. 1 - 29, 6:30 p.m. Come to the Write-Ins! Break from the usually solitary endeavor of writing and still chop away at your word count by joining fellow Wrimos at one of our official Write-Ins.

NANOWRIMO T.G.I.O. PARTY

 East Regional

Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Can you believe we made it? Wind down and celebrate triumphs (or just the effort) of your November writing frenzy with others who shared in the experience. Whether or not you finished, it’s a great way to end the month.

Computer Classes

Registration is required for all computer classes unless otherwise indicated. Register online at durhamcountylibrary.org or by calling the library. Phone Numbers

 Bragtown: 919-560-0210  Main: 919-560-0100  East: 919-560-0203  South Regional: 919-560-7410 COMPUTER CLASS SERIES

COMPUTER BASIC

 Main

Thursdays, Oct. 6; Nov. 3 Tuesday, Dec. 13

1 - 3 p.m. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 East Regional

Monday, Oct. 10 Wednesday, Nov. 16 Wednesday, Dec. 14

6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m.

 Main

Thursdays, Oct. 20; Nov. 17

1 - 3 p.m.

 Bragtown

Thursday, Oct. 27

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

INTERNET BASICS

Wednesday, Oct. 26 Tuesday, Nov. 22 Monday, Dec. 5

10 a.m. 10 a.m. 6:30 p.m.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

 East Regional

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Monday, Nov. 7 Tuesday, Dec. 20

10 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Oct. 4-25 Mondays, Wednesdays, Nov. 2-21 Thursdays, Dec. 1-29

12:30 - 2 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Social Networking Basics

 Bragtown

Thursday, Oct. 6 Thursday, Nov. 3 Wednesday, Dec. 14

10 a.m. - 12 noon 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Thursday, Oct. 13 Thursday, Nov. 10

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Smartphone Basics

Microsoft Word Basics

 Bragtown

 Bragtown

MICROSOFT OFFICE

 East Regional

This multi-day computer class series will be offered in October and then repeated in November and December.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB Interested in learning a new computer skill? Use the Learning Express Library database to take classes on subjects such as Microsoft Office programs, Adobe, navigating the internet and computer basics. Headphones are required for these classes; patrons may bring their own or purchase them for $2.00 at the Circulation Desk. Adults are welcome to use one of the branch laptops from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

 South Regional

Monday, Oct. 3, 17 Wednesday Oct. 12, 26

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


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