Programs for Adults

Throughout the year, the Friends sponsors two major series of programs, all free and open to the public.

Meet-the-Author Teas

Our popular Meet-the-Author Teas provide the Chapel Hill community with an opportunity to hear published authors read from and discuss their works. Refreshments are served at 3:30; the program runs from 4:00 to 5:00.

The location is usually one of the meeting rooms off the lobby of the Library.

Upcoming Book Meet-the-Author Teas:

May
7
Sun
“Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town” by Art Chansky @ CHPL Room B
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Refreshments at 3:30, program at 4.  Free and open to the public.

Jun
15
Thu
“Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon” by Bronwen Dickey @ CHPL Room B
Jun 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Refreshments at 3:30, program at 4.  Free and open to the public.

Book Discussions

“Books Sandwiched In” provides readers with a regular opportunity to participate in informal, facilitated discussion of noteworthy works of fiction and nonfiction. All are welcome to join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30 pm.  Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and share their thoughts on the current reading selection, copies of which are available on a first-come first-served basis at the circulation desk.

The group has established two annual traditions. In August, the group will discuss the book that has been selected for the Carolina Summer Reading Program. And in September, in recognition of Banned Books Week, the group will discuss a book that has been challenged or banned. Celebrated annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association and endorsed by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.

See the complete list of books 2004 – 2017.

Click for upcoming Book Discussions.