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Orange County Public Library (Main Library)

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137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

October 2019

Screening and Discussion of Braveheart

October 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Free

Join us for a special, after hours screening of the film, Braveheart (1995, Rated R) accompanied by a discussion of the factors that led to multiple uprisings of Scots in their homeland throughout history and their subsequent settlement in North Carolina. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is preferred at bit.ly/ocplevent. NOTE: This event is intended for adults. Because it takes place after the library closes, attendees will need to arrive…

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November 2019

What Sustains Us: Poets on Nature

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Pam Baggett, Florence Nash, Garrett Sharpe, and Caren Stuart will read work that focuses on the beauty and interconnectedness of the natural world, the tragedy of climate change, humans as a part of and apart from nature. The event is free and open to the public. This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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December 2019

Emerging Diverse Voices Kickoff featuring mainMAN Monroe and Kirby Heard

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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mainMAN and Kirby Heard, y'all! Let's kickoff this series with one of North Carolina's finest emerging spoken word artists and WHUP radio host, and one important voice in North Carolina bluegrass, advocating for greater equity for women in the art form. Two powerful NC artists and even finer advocates for more inclusive communities. Refreshments provided--join us for an incredible Sunday afternoon of word spoken and sung!

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January 2020

Poets On Love and Loss

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Free

Pam Baggett, Janis Harrington, Al Maginnes, and D. M. Spratley will share poems about the people, places, and moments in life that we love and must eventually let go. Pam Baggett is the author of Wild Horses and a recipient of a 2019-20 Artist Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. Janis Harrington is the author of Waiting for the Hurricane, which received the Lena Shull Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society. Al Maginnes teaches at Wake Technical Community…

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January Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents the classic Aesop fable The Lion and the Mouse. Activities include a story time, puppet show and make and take art activity. Puppetry programs will be held at the following community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8. FREE January 17th at 4:00-5:00 Hillsborough Main Library FREE January 18th 14th at 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/puppetshowincorporated/ https://www.instagram.com/puppetshowinc/ https://twitter.com/PuppetShowInco1

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Crafting Odes and Elegies: a poetry workshop led by Pam Baggett

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Odes are praise poems, effusive and generous, while elegies lament the loss of someone or something loved. In this generative workshop, we'll examine the techniques used in published poems by Ellen Bass, Kwames Dawes, Barbara Hamby and others before crafting our own. The workshop is free. Writers working at all levels and in other genres are welcome to attend. Please register at http://bit.ly/writingevents

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February 2020

February Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orange County Public Library (Main Library), 137 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents an African folktale inspired by the book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. Activities include a story time, puppet show and make and take art activity. Puppetry programs will be held at the following community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8. FREE February 15th at 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE February 16th at 2:00-3:00 Hillsborough Main Library FREE https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/puppetshowincorporated/ https://www.instagram.com/puppetshowinc/ Tweets by PuppetShowInco1

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