Carrboro Branch Bookclub

Join us for this month’s discussion of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins on October 20th at 6:30 p.m. The group is free to join, open to the public, and meets monthly on the third Tuesday at the Carrboro Branch Library.  Please check the Orange County Public Library website, call 919.969.3006, or inquire in person for more information.

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/carrboro-branch-bookclub

Chapel Hill Public Library Mystery in the Stacks

Chapel Hill Public Library Mystery in the Stacks

The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation invites you to the 1st Annual Mystery in the Stacks (an interactive, murder mystery dinner theater experience).  The Library’s expanded and renovated space is the perfect place for a mystery to unfold.

Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction will also include a special Ribbon Cutting for the Library’s new Automated Materials Handler.  Pre-bidding has already begun at www.BiddingOwl.com/CHPLFoundation.

Dinner will be served in the Library’s interior spaces, including the Grand Reading Room.  Don’t miss this killer opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry – after hours and in the middle of the library stacks!

While you dine, a murder mystery will unfold around you.  Pay attention, as you learn “The Write Way To Commit Murder” performed by the professional troupe of actors from It’s A Mystery, featured in Southern Living Magazine.  The interactive theater will provide a sophisticated plot, colorful characters, and clues for your table to solve.  Whether you bring a date, your book club or your entire office, it is sure to be an evening to die for!

Cocktail attire will be standard, but your best sleuthing costume would be applauded.

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/chapel-hill-public-library-mystery-in-the-stacks

Gene Luen Yang discusses Secret Coders, at Chapel Hill Public Library

Tue 9/29, 4pm – 5pm
Gene Luen Yang discusses his newest graphic novel, Secret Coders, at Chapel Hill Public Library

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, includingDuncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/gene-luen-yang-discusses-secret-coders-chapel-hill-public-library

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group discusses Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Tue 10/20, 10am – 12pm
UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison with Rebecka Rutledge Fisher, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Yearning to revisit some of your favorite classics? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a session on context and meaning, and then return in two weeks to tackle substantive issues in the text. This fall, we are pleased to offer FIVE Great Books Reading Groups in partnership with Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill. To be sure we are literally on the same page, every participant will receive a copy of the book before the first session. The Reading Group meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. Light refreshments will be offered.

Program Tuition: Due to the nature of the reading group, pre-registration is required and refunds cannot be offered. Each group is $35. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot! To enroll in one or more of the Great Books Reading Groups visit UNC Humanities’ registration page and click the “register” button for “Special Event–Great Books Reading Groups–Tuesday Mornings at Flyleaf.”  From there, you can select the book group(s) of your choice. You can also register over the phone by calling them at 919-962-1544. They will send you a copy of the book and details regarding the event approximately three weeks before the first meeting (or as soon as you register if less than three weeks before).

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/unc-humanities-great-books-reading-group-discusses-invisible-man-ralph-ellison

Flyleaf Young Adult Book Club discusses Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Fri 11/6, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Flyleaf Young Adult Book Club discusses Carry On

Whether you’re an actual “young adult” or an older adult who appreciates a good YA novel, join us for our young adult book club. The past several meetings have been lively and enthusiastic – there may be some contention about the books themselves, but we’ve got snacks and libations on hand to cool off the debate. Dare I say, this is one of the most easy-going and fun groups of readers in town? Well, I just said it.

This month, we’re discussing Carry On by Rainbow Rowell:

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On.).But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love. When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/flyleaf-young-adult-book-club-discusses-carry-on-by-rainbow-rowell

Hillsborough Book Sale! Benefit for Prison Books

USED BOOK SALE: Hillsborough book sale on August 29th-30th, the Prison Books Collective is hosting a two day book sale starting at 9am. We have hundreds and hundreds of great books that we can’t send into prisons, but that we can send home with you. Many left political titles, impossible to find underground zines and books, text books, history, literature, military manuals ,contemporary fiction, art and more. This sale is a benefit to raise funds for our enormous postage costs.

This giant book sale is a great way to get some wonderful books and support the work of the Prison Books Collective.

Saturday 9am-2pm (Rain or Shine)

Sunday 9am-4pm (Rain or Shine)

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/hillsborough-book-sale

Friends of the Orange County Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Orange County Public Library Book Sale: The Friends of the Orange County Public Library is hosting its fall book sale and sponsoring book readings by local authors Daniel Wallace, Gloria Glenn and Joyce Allen, at the Orange County Public Library Main Branch, located in Hillsborough. All events are free and open to the public; free parking is available in the adjacent parking deck and on town streets. Book sale times: Friday, September 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. with author readings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, noon-4:00 p.m. with author reading at 1 p.m.

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/friends-of-the-orange-county-public-library-book-sale

Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Mon 10/26  7pm-8:30pm
Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf

This month’s book: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This is a casual and friendly book club that meets monthly to discuss contemporary fiction or nonfiction. We choose our books democratically via polls, and book suggestions are always welcome and appreciated! To RSVP, participate in discussions, or vote for future titles online, please visit our meetup page http://www.meetup.com/flyleafbooklovers/

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/book-lovers-club-flyleaf-discuss-station-eleven-emily-st-john-mandel

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group

Tue 11/10, 10am – 12pm
UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group
Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov with Eren Tasar, Assistant Professor of History

Yearning to revisit some of your favorite classics? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a session on context and meaning, and then return in two weeks to tackle substantive issues in the text. This fall, we are pleased to offer FIVE Great Books Reading Groups in partnership with Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill. To be sure we are literally on the same page, every participant will receive a copy of the book before the first session. The Reading Group meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. Light refreshments will be offered.

Program Tuition: Due to the nature of the reading group, pre-registration is required and refunds cannot be offered. Each group is $35. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot! To enroll in one or more of the Great Books Reading Groupsvisit UNC Humanities’ registration page and click the “register” button for “Special Event–Great Books Reading Groups–Tuesday Mornings at Flyleaf.”  From there, you can select the book group(s) of your choice. You can also register over the phone by calling them at 919-962-1544. They will send you a copy of the book and details regarding the event approximately three weeks before the first meeting (or as soon as you register if less than three weeks before).

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/unc-humanities-great-books-reading-group

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Thurs 11/12 7pm-8:30pm

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring Ravi Shankar and Charles Wyatt

Second Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm

Two featured poets  will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be a poetry open mic. Please sign up to read no later than 6:45 pm. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. There’s an informal get-together before the reading at 6:30pm next door at Root Cellar.

http://chapelboro.com/calendars/flyleaf-second-thursday-poetry-reading-open-mic-2