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 2014 Banned Books Week Trading Cards (2013 cards are sold out) sent to your home. Cost is $7.00 plus $2.95 shipping. Use the order link below. Click Add to Cart.

Trading Cards

Click here for the Library’s 2014 Banned Book Week  information.

Meet the Author Tea — Daniel Wallace

May 28.  Refreshments, 3:30; Talk, 4pm

Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library

Get your questions ready because when Daniel Wallace was asked what he would like to talk about his answer was, “How about everything from children’s books to novels to Broadway shows…but I’m mostly interested in answering questions – what other people would like to know.”

daniel_wallaceDaniel Wallace is best known for his 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, the basis for the Tim Burton film Big Fish and the Broadway musical of the same name. His most recent novel is The Kings and Queens of Roam published in 2013. Others include Ray in Reverse and The Watermelon King. His novels have been translated into over two-dozen languages. His stories have also been published in a number of anthologies and magazines, including The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

The Cat’s Pajamas, his children’s book was published in 2014. He did both the words and the pictures.

Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. In an article in Chapel Hill Magazine two years ago, one of his former students said, “He never stood in front of the class and gave boring lectures. He acts more as a facilitator of an engaging conversation.” You can be part of one of those conversations on May 28 at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Daniel Wallace web site.

Friends Annual Meeting

May 28. 2:45, Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library

You are invited to join the Board of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library for our Annual Meeting.  The brief business meeting includes election of board members and officers and approval of the 2015-2016 budget. The meeting is open all members. This is an opportunity to meet the Board and learn about what your membership dollars do for the Library.

The meeting will be followed at 3:30 by a very special Meet the Author event with Daniel Wallace.  You can attend both the meeting and the program or either one as you wish.