Friday, April 5 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Friends members only)
Saturday, April 6 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Open to public)
Sunday, April 7 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (bag sale)
Friday, April 5, 2019
Sip & Shop
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Free for Friends members and guests)
Enjoy free wine, light food and dessert while browsing book bargains.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Annual Membership Program & Lunch 12:30 p.m. (Friends members only)
Enjoy talking books with Friends and two of Chapel Hill’s most entertaining personalities when Aaron Keck, news anchor and host of "The Aaron Keck Show" on WCHL, and Library Director Susan Brown co-host a special live presentation of the popular weekly radio program “Talkin’ Books”.
This free program for members includes a light lunch and brief annual meeting where you’ll hear about the impact your membership makes on the Library. We’ll also present the slate of Friends members and officers for your vote.
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The Friends hold three weekend-long book sales each year with thousands of books, CDs and DVDs in all categories priced to sell quickly.
The Friday of each sale is members only. Non-members can join at the door. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public, including Sunday's $5 bag sale.
2019 Book Sale Dates
April 5-7, 2019
September 13-15, 2019
December 6-8, 2019
2020 Book Sale Dates
April 17-19, 2020
September 11-13, 2020
December 4-6, 2020
Sip & Shop
The Library is open after-hours from 7:00 to9:00 p.m. on the members-only Fridays of the April and December book sales. Friends members and guests (one guest per member) enjoy free wine, light food and dessert while browsing book bargains.
2019 Sip & Shop Dates
April 5, 2019
December 6, 2019
2020 Sip & Shop Dates
April 17, 2020
December 4, 2020
During August, the Friends display a variety of themed raffle baskets - including books and other fantastic items - in the Library's "Bookie Monster" window. Raffle tickets are sold in the Book Store and during the September book sale, with winners drawn on the last day of the sale.
Free Summer Raffle for Children
The Friends offer free raffle tickets for a children's summer fun basket at the June Summer Reading Kick-off for the Friends-sponsored Summer Blast. This event launches the Library's fantastic season of story times, book clubs, special performances and summer reading programs for families and children.
Books Sandwiched In
When: First Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Where: Library Meeting Room C
The Friends sponsor a facilitated book discussion on the first Wednesday of each month, except January and July, at 11:30 a.m.Everyone is welcome to bring a lunch and join the discussion.
Multiple copies of each month's book selection are available on a first-come first-served basis at the Library's circulation desk.
2019 Book Discussion Dates
February 6 Fever by Mary Beth Keane
March 6 West with the Night by Beryl Markham
April 3 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
May 1 The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohleben
June 5 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the Library