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Carry Croghan – Fiber Artist @ WomanCraft Gifts
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and meet Carry Croghan and learn about her holistic approach to fiber arts during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration in January. Carry is featuring a selection of hand knitted “critters” – which she free forms. Each one is unique. Also featured will be baby booties, nesting balls made from natural materials and many other one-of-a-kind creations. Light refreshments will be served – so start the new year with the warm and cozy creations of Carry Croghan at WomanCraft!

Frye Gaillard presents A Hard Rain @ McIntyre's Books
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am

Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to this pivotal time in American life. “There are many different ways to remember the sixties,” Gaillard writes, “and this is mine. There was in these years the sense of a steady unfolding of time, as if history were on a forced march, and the changes spread to every corner of our lives. As future generations debate the meaning of the decade, I hope to offer a sense of how it felt to have lived it. A Hard Rain is one writer’s reconstruction and remembrance of a transcendent era ― one that, for better or worse, lives with us still.”

Frye Gaillard is an award-winning journalist with over 20 published works on Southern history and culture, including Watermelon Wine; Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America; The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir; Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and A Southern Family’s Civil War Letters; and, most recently, Go South to Freedom. Writer-in-residence at the University of South Alabama, he is also John Egerton Scholar in Residence at the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. He is the winner of the Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction Writing, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Eugene Current-Garcia Award For Distinction in Literary Scholarship.

Julian M. Pleasants presents Home Front: North Carolina during WWII @ McIntyre's Books
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the outset of World War II, North Carolina was one of the poorest states in the Union. The citizens desperately wanted higher living standards, and the war would soon awaken the Rip Van Winkle state to its fullest potential. Home Front traces the evolution of the people, customs, traditions, and attitudes, arguing that World War II was the most significant event in the history of modern North Carolina. Using oral history interviews, newspaper accounts, and other primary sources, historian Julian Pleasants explores the triumphs, hardships, and emotions of North Carolinians in his new book Home Front: North Carolina during WWII.

Julian M. Pleasants is the author of several books, including The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River, Buncombe Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds and coauthor of Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolina. He is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida.

February Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents Goldi and #3 Bear Cottage a fractured fairy tale inspired by the popular children’s book Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall. Activities include a story time, puppet show and make and take art activity. Puppetry programs will be held at four community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8.

Sat., February 2nd at 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE
Sun., February 3rd 1:30-2:30 Kidzu Children’s Museum. Pay What You Can Sundays
Sun., February 10th 2:00 -3:00 Hillsborough Main Library
Sat., February 16th 10:30-11:30 Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh Down Syndrome Achievement
Center. FREE * registration required due to space limits.


African-American Poetry, Past, & Present Poetry @ Main Library
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with a poetry reading featuring Ashley Harris, Fred Joiner, and members of the local youth and teen poet community. Ashley Harris is a former youth-slam competitor and the author of “If the Hero of Time Was Black.” Fred Joiner is a two-time winner of the Larry Neal Award for Poetry and a 2014 Artist Fellowship Winner as awarded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5MwCd0dk6T1o-UdtGaonZx8ff4nOCrZxqH2zj-ZN89UHMlA/viewform or call 919-245-2536. This event is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission. Adults