December 2017 Big Book Sale Photos

Some 1500 customers and dozens of volunteers contributed to the success of our December Big Book Sale.  It was a fun event for everyone and especially because it means we will be able to continue to provide the Library with funds to increase the collection and do the outreach and programming which benefit the entire community in ways beyond what tax dollars can do.  We thank you all for your generous support.  Those one and two and three dollar books and five dollar bags of books added up to an amazing $18,300 in just three very busy days.

The next sale is April 13-15, 2018.

For more photos from the sale, click on the photo below.

Meet the Author — Mimi Herman, Piedmont Laureate 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Refreshments: 3:30 Program: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Free and open to the public

Mimi Herman bills herself as a teaching artist, a writer, a consultant, an editor and of course, a poet.  In 2017 she was named the North Carolina Piedmont Laureate in Poetry, adding one more honor to a long list of awards and honors.

Mimi Herman has been publishing her poems and essays since 1998 in a variety of publications.

She not only writes her poems, she performs them.  She holds workshops, readings and a variety of other events to encourage all of us to experiment with sounds and language to express our thoughts.  Mimi currently directs the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and offers writing retreats with her partner, John Yewell, in North Carolina, France and Italy through a program with the creative name of Writeaways.  An interview in the News & Observer quotes her as saying, “If you say you can’t write poetry, that only means you haven’t worked with me yet.”

One of her poems,  Open Spaces provides a poetic statement of her credo.  Among other beliefs, she says, “I believe in not filling silences with words unless they’re worth their weight in silence.”

Banned Books Week

Collect Banned Books Week Trading Cards

Have a set of 2017, 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 per order. Use the order link below to pay with credit card or PayPal. Click Add to Cart. Repeat this before checking out if more than one year set is desired.

Trading Cards


The cards are also available for purchase in the Friends Book Store.

For more information see the Library’s Banned Books Week page.

The Banned Books Trading Cards program receives annual support from the Friends of CHPL.