The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library announces its calendar of events for February 2011. Library exhibits and programs are free and open to the public. Find directions to the libraries on the Visitor Information page.
Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War exhibit opens in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room of Wilson Library (3rd floor). The exhibit launches four years of Library events and exhibits in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Learn more.
Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians
Folklorist and author Alan Jabbour and photographer Karen Singer Jabbour will speak about their newly published examination of Decoration Day, a ritual that involves cleaning community cemeteries in late spring or summer, decorating them with flowers, and holding a religious service and “dinner on the ground.”
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Reception at 5 p.m.; program at 5:45 p.m. Contact: Liza Terll, (919) 962-4207. Learn more.
Remembering Memphis Musician Jim Dickinson
The late Memphis musician and record producer Jim Dickinson will be remembered in a talk, “The Search for Blind Lemon: Jim Dickinson’s Legacy,” by his widow, Mary Lindsay Dickinson. The program continues with “The (R)evolution of Big Star’s Album Third/Sister Lovers.” Record producer Chris Stamey will interview Big Star’s Jody Stephens and John Fry about their work on the album that Dickinson Produced.
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Mary Lindsay Dickinson at 2:30 p.m.; coffee break at 3:30 p.m.; Big Star interview at 3:45 p.m. Contact: Liza Terll, (919) 962-4207. Learn more.
Gallery Talk for Home Front on the Hill exhibit (see Feb. 1)
Ernest Dollar, director of the Chapel Hill Preservation Society, will describe Chapel Hill at the end of the Civil War in conjunction with the exhibit Home Front on the Hill.
Wilson Library, Melba Remig Saltareli Exhibit Room. 3 p.m. Learn more.
Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC exhibit opens in the North Carolina Collection Gallery on the main floor of Wilson Library. Contact: North Carolina Collection Gallery.
Walker Percy: A Documentary Film
Filmmaker Win Riley will present his new movie about Percy. The writer, philosopher, and UNC alumnus (class of 1937) was best known for his National Book Award-winning novel The Moviegoer. The event will also feature a Q&A with Riley and Percy scholar Linda Hobson.
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Reception at 5 p.m; program at 5:45 p.m. Contact: Liza Terll, (919) 962-4207. Learn more.
Poets in Person and on the Page: Michael Suarez, S. J.
Poet Michael Suarez, university professor and director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, will inaugurate this poetry series, reading his own work and then James Joyce’s Chamber Music in the 1907 edition held by UNC’s Rare Book Collection. An analysis of both works as voice and printed page will follow.
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Reception at 5 p.m.; program at 5:45 p.m. Contact: Liza Terll, (919) 962-4207.