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October 2014
$20

Archaeology in Egypt

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Most people imagine pyramids, temples, or huge statues when someone mentions Egyptian archaeology. Jennifer Gates-Foster will reveal the value of the smaller bits of the archaeological record and discuss their importance in developing a real understanding of the peoples of ancient Egypt. She is just back from a summer in the field, analyzing the pottery from recent excavations at the Ptolemaic gold mine of Samut in Egypt’s Eastern Desert, and co-directing an excavation at Omrit (Israel) focused on a 3rd…

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Ezra Greenspan discusses William Wells Brown: An African-American Life

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone’s, rented out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as Sandy reinvented himself as William Wells Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest…

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Capitalism with a Human Face

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This lecture takes a critical look at some assumptions undergirding our free market system. How can capitalism help the 45 million people living in poverty and the 20 million people underemployed in the United States alone? This presentation advocates a new perspective on economics that would provide the basis for a just socio-economic system, ensure a fair distribution of income, care about the environment, and not be indifferent to the welfare of future generations.

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Marie Lu discusses her new young adult novel The Young Elites

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of…

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Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses The Miseducation of Cameron Post (in belated honor of Banned Book Week)!

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - December 10 @ 6:30 pm

Whether you’re an actual “young adult” or an older adult who appreciate a good YA novel, join us for our young adult book club. The past two meetings have been lively and enthusiastic – there may be some contention about the books themselves, but we’ve got cupcakes 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,…

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Tim Keim discusses The Dynamic Dozen: 12 Accessible Yoga Poses for Building Bone Density, Strength, and Balance

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Yoga is the universal toolbox, says author Tim Keim. With this book, The Dynamic Dozen: 12 Accessible Yoga Poses for Building Bone Density, Strength, and Balance, Tim invites you to open the toolbox. n The postures in The Dynamic Dozen are simple and easy to use. The descriptions and pictures will teach you to practice the poses with ease and competence. With steady, gentle practice you will not only strengthen your bones and improve your balance, you will also develop…

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Bob Garner discusses his book Foods That Makes You Say Mmm-mmm

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

While working as a reporter and producer for North Carolina’s public television network, Bob Garner took his “love of good food to work” where he created a weekly program devoted to the state’s barbecue culture. That evolved into several programs about traditional cooking. Over the course of his many years with UNC-TV, Garner established himself as a country-cooking connoisseur and viewers came to love his trademark “mmm-mmm” whenever he tasted a dish that met his standards. In Foods that Make…

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Marjorie Belson discusses her memoir Nothing Is Promised

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marjorie is diagnosed with breast cancer immediately after her most joyous day, the wedding of her son Matthew. A month after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy, on her second day back as an early childhood teacher in Brooklyn the world is enveloped by 9/11. As she continues to mend, she discovers that Matthew has enlisted in the Armed Forces and is to be deployed for six months to the Persian Gulf. She has chronicled it all so that others can grasp…

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Diane Chamberlain discusses her book The Silent Sister

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager.  Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works…

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Author Marcie Ferris Discusses New Book on Southern Cuisine!!

October 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region Ferris presents food as a new way to chronicle the American South’s larger history. Ferris tells a richly illustrated story of southern food and the struggles of whites, blacks, Native Americans, and other people of the region to control the nourishment of their bodies and minds, livelihoods, lands, and citizenship. The experience of food serves as an evocative lens onto colonial settlements and antebellum plantations, New…

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Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

October 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

It is rare for books on economics to be purchased by anyone other than a university library, yet Thomas Piketty’s Capital has soared to the top of the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. At the heart of the text is Piketty’s stunning claim that income inequality is an intrinsic outcome of capitalist markets—an assertion that flies in the face of much liberal economic theory since the 18th century. Esteemed economist Stanley Black will take a critical look at the…

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CHOP NC featuring Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marcie Cohen Ferris presents food as a new way to chronicle the American South’s larger history. Ferris tells a richly illustrated story of southern food and the struggles of whites, blacks, Native Americans, and other people of the region to control the nourishment of their bodies and minds, livelihoods, lands, and citizenship. The experience of food serves as an evocative lens onto colonial settlements and antebellum plantations, New South cities and Civil Rights-era lunch counters, chronic hunger and agricultural reform,…

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Jeff Babcock discusses his mountaineering memoir Should I Not Return

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

20-year old Jeff Babcock travels to Alaska in 1967 to join his brother Bill to climb Denali, otherwise known as Mount McKinley.  It is the 53rd attempt on the great mountain, yet the brothers do not know they are embarking upon the nightmare of their life.  Ahead of them by 10 days is the Joseph Wilcox Expedition, a 12-man team ascending Denali via the standard Muldrow Glacier/Karstens Ridge approach. ​At 11,500 feet Denali strikes back.  Several days of fierce winds…

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Justice Corrupted: How the Drug War Wastes Money and Ruins Lives

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The US War on Drugs is entering its fourth decade. Over that time, asset forfeitures, incarceration, militarization of police forces, and drug testing have been constant features of public policy—with their effects often most felt by minority citizens and communities. This lecture will review the economic and personal effects of a prolonged criminal justice approach to the problem of drug use in the United States, and suggest that a more sensible policy would lead to saved funds and lives.

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Debt and Taxes

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Data show that the U.S. national debt has risen substantially in recent years. Most economists agree that growth in government debt should be curtailed and that eventual debt reduction is a good idea. But how urgent is the problem of government debt? This lecture will consider U.S. public debt from an economist’s perspective and will investigate whether or not U.S. debt is dangerously close to a tipping point from which recovery would be difficult.

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