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Walker Percy Documentary Screening Feb. 17 with Director Win Riley

Filmmaker Win Riley will present his new movie Walker Percy: A Documentary Film on Feb. 17 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The event, which begins with a reception at 5 p.m., will also feature a Q and A with Riley and Percy scholar Linda Hobson. Continue reading

Decoration Day Will Be Topic of Lecture Feb. 4

Folklorist Alan Jabbour and photographer Karen Singer Jabbour will discuss the Southern Appalachian tradition of Decoration Day in a free public program Feb. 4 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The reception begins at 5 p.m. The Jabbours’ book Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians was published in 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press. Continue reading

UNC Library Events for February 2011

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. Continue reading

Chapel Hill in Plain Sight with Author Daphne Athas Jan. 27

Author and retired UNC faculty member Daphne Athas will discuss her book Chapel Hill in Plain Sight: Notes from the Other Side of the Tracks in a reading Jan. 27 in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Winter Stories Program Dec. 9

Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at Friends of the Library’s 18th annual Winter Stories program on Dec. 9 in Wilson Library. The program will begin with juice and cookies at 5 p.m. in the lobby. Instrumental music will begin at 5:15 p.m. and storytelling at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

Artists’ Books Highlighted in Trunk Sale and Program Nov. 16

Books created by artists from around the country will be on display during a trunk sale and free public program by Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC on Nov. 16 in the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Albert Coates, North Carolina’s Good Government Man, Topic of New Book, Nov. 8 Lecture

Lecture by Howard Covington Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 Knapp-Sanders Building School of Government 5 p.m. Reception and book signing, Atrium 5:45 p.m. Program, Wicker Classroom Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,  (919) 962-4207 The Institute of Government at UNC and its founder and first director Albert Coates will be the topic of a talk … Continue reading

Tribute to Author Tim McLaurin, Nov. 7 at Fearrington Village

North Carolina author Tim McLaurin will be remembered with a symposium, film screening and music on Nov. 7, 2010, at 3 p.m., at The Barn at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, N.C. Writers Clyde Edgerton, Lee Smith, Hal Crowther, and Jill McCorkle will be among those paying homage to McLaurin. The free public event is sponsored by UNC Friends of the Library, the North Carolina State University Department of English, and McIntyre’s Books at Fearrington Village. Continue reading

Coasts of Carolina Book Launch Program, Oct. 28

Bland Simpson, UNC professor of English and creative writing, and Scott Taylor, a photographer from Beaufort, N.C., will launch the publication of their new book, “The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country” in UNC’s Wilson Library. The book’s official publication date is Nov. 15. Continue reading

Colombian Writer Vargas Vila To Be Celebrated Oct. 14 with Lecture and New Web Site

Vargas Vila: 150 Years of Clamorous Solitude A lecture by Juan Carlos González Espitia Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 Reception at 5 p.m. | Program at 5:45 p.m. Wilson Special Collections Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room Free and open to the public Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,, (919) 962-4207 The 150th anniversary of … Continue reading