The Friends’ book discussion group Books Sandwiched In is beginning a new season August 2. A variety of participant volunteers lead specific discussions. The group meets on first Wednesdays from 11:30 to 12:30 usually in room C (check the Friends calendar for any changes). The Library has multiple copies of these books for borrowing. All are welcome–bring a sandwich if you wish.
Aug 2, 2017 – How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi – Freshman Read
Sept 6 – Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank– Banned Books Week
Oct 4 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Nov 1 – The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Dec 6 – Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
Jan – No meeting
Feb 7, 2018 – Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
Mar 7 – Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Apr 4 – Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterely
May 2 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
June 6 – The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The events calendar listings have a brief summary for each book.
We’ve added a new feature to the Friends Book Store. Next to the very popular jigsaw puzzle, we’re placing a cart of new additions to the Book Store. If you are a frequent browser, check out what’s new easily. The cart will be out when the store is open. Come visit!
Collect Banned Books Week Trading Cards
Have a set of 2016, 2015, or 2014 Banned Books Week Trading Cards (2013 cards are sold out) sent to your home. Cost is $5.00 plus $2.95 shipping. Use the order link below. Click Add to Cart.
The cards are also available for purchase in the Friends Book Store.
Back and Bigger than Ever
Banned Books Week was September 25 – October 1, 2016, and the Chapel Hill Public Library celebrated with the fourth set of Banned Books Week Trading Cards.
“The Banned Books Trading Cards project grows in popularity each year,” says Library Director Susan Brown. “While the cards showcase great local artists, the message of the project – celebrating the freedom to read – is universal. We have shipped cards all over the county and the world and the project has been featured in local, state, and national media outlets.”
Once again artists from Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, and Alamance counties were encouraged to submit small scale works that are in some way inspired by a banned or challenged book or author. A jury selected seven pieces that were printed as a series of trading cards. See the Library’s Banned Books Week page.
The Banned Books Trading Cards receives annual support from the Friends of CHPL.