Friends Book Store — April

FCHPL Book Store sign Mystery and History_crHours are:

Monday-Wednesday noon-6pm
Thursday, Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm
Sunday 1:30pm-4:30pm




The Book Store is located just inside the lower entrance to the Library.  All proceeds go to the Library. We look forward to seeing you there!

Big Book Sale — April Results

The Big Book Sale, April 10-12, resulted in more than $16,000 for the Chapel Hill Public Library.  Thanks to all who found books to add to your reading list–more than 1,000 of you.  A special thanks to dozens of volunteers who staffed the sale, including numerous high school students and one UNC student, whose help with the heavy lifting is so very important.

    High school student volunteer Nora and Friends President Martha Brunstein during a break in Thursday set up for the Big Book Sale

High school student volunteer Nora and Friends President Martha Brunstein during a break in Thursday set up for the Big Book Sale

The next Big Book Sale is August 28-30.  In the meantime, find your next read or a gently-used gift in the Friends Book Store.

Banned Books Week Trading Cards

Day One_Front_Leaves of Grass_Emily Kohler_ORIGBanned Books Week was Sept 21 – 27, 2014, and the Chapel Hill Public Library celebrated the freedom to read in a unique way!

Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, 2014, you could stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. This project was presented in conjunction with the Town of Chapel Hill Public Arts Office and was made possible through generous support of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation.

(Leaves of Grass artwork by Emily Kohler 2014)

Collect Banned Books Week Trading Cards

Have a set of Banned Books Week Trading Cards sent to your home. Use the order link below, and choose either 2014 or 2013 cards and click Add to Cart.

Trading Cards

Click here for more information.

Terrence Holt – Meet the Author

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Refreshments: 3:30    Program: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Free and open to the public

Terrance HoltTerrence Holt is a writer-physician who enjoys working at the intersection between medicine and literature. His background includes an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in nineteenth-century British literature from Cornell. He taught literature and writing at Rutgers University and Swarthmore College for a decade before attending medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he currently works in Social Medicine.

His current book, Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories, was named one of the best books of 2014. It focuses on the medical residency, an ordeal all doctors must undergo. Based on his own experiences as a physician, one of his stories describes a night-long vigil at the bedside of a dying woman where he confronts his own helplessness. Another, called “The Surgical Mask,” describes a hospice patient dying in a house full of cursing parrots. Another describes a routine chest x-ray that turns out not to be so routine. He captures the doctor’s struggle with insight and compassion.

An earlier book, In the Valley of Kings, is a collection of short fiction (seven short stories and one novella), crossing a number of genres — some set in outer space and some with a science-fiction theme.

Publisher’s web site for Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories.