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September 2015
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Pre-School Storytime

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 12 weeks

Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Craig McLaughlin discusses his memoir Passing On Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thu 9/3, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Craig McLaughlin discusses his memior Passing On Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun In gripping essays from his stage performances, McLaughlin travels a road where death lurks around every turn. At birth, he almost bleeds to death because of hemophilia. Surviving to adolescence, he finds himself on an exotic animal farm where humans can be more menacing than the tigers. With fierce, sometimes reckless, determination he reaches early adulthood, then contracts HIV from contaminated blood products.…

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Nancie McDermott discusses her new cookbook Southern Soups and Stews

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue 9/8, 7pm – 8pm Nancie McDermott discusses her new cookbook Southern Soups and Stews Home cooks throughout the American South treasure time-honored recipes for hearty soups and satisfying stews savored year after year. Often passed down through the generations, the dishes detailed in this book are cherished and shared at family gatherings, holiday feasts, and community suppers throughout the seasons. These recipes serve up soups and stews seasoned with history—from Nathalie Dupree’s Lowcountry Okra and Shrimp Gumbo to Summer…

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Gilbert Gaul discusses his new book Billion Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed 9/9, 7pm – 8pm Gilbert Gaul discusses his new book Billion Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms.  Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results…

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Pre-School Storytime

September 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week for 12 weeks

Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring Tyree Daye and John Amen

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring Tyree Daye and John Amen. 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…

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Flyleaf YA Book club discusses This Song Will Save Your Life

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Flyleaf YA Book club discusses This Song Will Save Your Life 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…

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Ambassador James A. Joseph Book Signing

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sun 9/13 2pm–3pm Ambassador James A. Joseph Book Signing: he discusses his new book, Saved for a Purpose The son of a minister, James A. Joseph grew up in Louisiana’s Cajun country, where his parents taught him the value of education and the importance of serving others. These lessons inspired him to follow a career path that came to include working in senior executive or advisory positions for four United States Presidents and with the legendary Nelson Mandela to build a new…

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Matthew Neill Null discusses his debut novel Honey from the Lion; Introduction by Allan Gurganus

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mon 9/14: Workshop 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Reading/Signing 7pm–8pm Matthew Neill Null discusses his debut novel Honey from the Lion; Introduction by Allan Gurganus In this lyrical and suspenseful debut novel, a turn-of-the-century logging company decimates ten thousand acres of virgin forest in the West Virginia Alleghenies—and transforms a brotherhood of timber wolves into revolutionaries. After fleeing his childhood farm in the wake of scandal, Cur Greathouse arrives at the Cheat River Paper & Pulp Company’s Blackpine camp, where an unlikely…

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$35

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group discusses Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tue 9/15, 10am – 12pm UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert with Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French 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…

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$20

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars – Funny Valentine: Paris, Blackface, and Paramount’s Funny Face

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

Tues 9/15, 4:30pm – 6pm UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Funny Valentine: Paris, Blackface, and Paramount’s Funny Face with Michelle Robinson, Assistant Professor of American Studies Michelle Robinson will consider the significance of Paris for Hollywood films created in the Civil Rights era. This presentation discusses Paramount’s 1957 musical comedy Funny Face in relation to the work of fashion photographer Richard Avedon, the Arthur Freed-produced adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s The Subterraneans (1960)–which replaced Kerouac’s black and Cherokee female character with…

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Ron Rash discusses his new novel, Above the Waterfall

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

Tue 9/15, 7pm – 8pm Ron Rash discusses his new novel, Above the Waterfall In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical…

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Brad Meltzer discusses his new picture book I Am Helen Keller

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

Wed 9/16, 7pm – 8pm Brad Meltzer discusses his new picture book I Am Helen Keller What makes a hero? When Helen Keller was very young, she got a disease that forever destroyed her ability to see and hear. But Helen wasn’t a quitter, and with the help of a wonderful, patient teacher named Anne Sullivan, she learned how to communicate—at first through hand gestures and then through speech. She also learned how to read, thanks to an amazing invention called Braille. Helen…

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Pre-School Storytime

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 12 weeks

Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Lisa Harris discusses her new book, Allegheny Dream

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thu 9/17, 7pm – 8pm Lisa Harris discusses her new book, Allegheny Dream Every family’s past is Gettysburg, Eliza Schnable Friday discovers: the battlefield of a legendary civil war where truth is the first casualty. To rescue the wounded and bury the dead, Eliza must use every weapon in her arsenal fierce devotion, uncompromising integrity, and regional pride. Like Lee Smith’s Appalachian novels, Allegheny Dream alternates between a physical terrain of mountains and forests and an imaginary landscape lit by…

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Austin Kleon discusses his new book The Steal Like An Artist Journal

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sat 9/19, 11am – 12pm Austin Kleon discusses his new book The Steal Like An Artist Journal with a presentation, Q&A, and signing From the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! comes an interactive journal and all-in-one logbook to get your creative juices flowing, and keep a record of your ideas and discoveries. Austin will do a 15-20 minute slideshow and talk on the creative benefits of keeping a daily notebook, focusing…

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$35

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group discusses A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tue 9/22, 10am – 12pm UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor with Ruth Moose, Lecturer Emerita in Creative Writing 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…

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$20

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars – Simone Weil: Encounters with the Attention Ethic

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tues 9/22, 4:30pm – 6pm UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Simone Weil: Encounters with the Attention Ethic with Julia Haslett, Assistant Professor of Communication What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? This question is at the center of filmmaker Julia Haslett’s most recent film An Encounter with Simone Weil, a personal essay documentary inspired by the French thinker and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943). Haslett will discuss the themes central to her documentary work: attention, empathy, and the complex…

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Simone Weil: Encounters with the Attention Ethic

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? This question is at the center of filmmaker Julia Haslett’s most recent film An Encounter with Simone Weil, a personal essay documentary inspired by the French thinker and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943). Haslett will discuss the themes central to her documentary work: attention, empathy, and the complex dynamics of bearing witness. TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are…

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Matthew Guinn discusses his new novel, The Scribe

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue 9/22, 7pm – 8pm Matthew Guinn discusses his new novel, The Scribe A reckoning with the persistence of evil in post–Civil War Atlanta. After leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city on the eve of Atlanta’s 1881 International Cotton Exposition to partner with Atlanta’s first African American police officer, Cyrus Underwood. The case they’re assigned is chilling: a serial murderer who seems to be violently targeting Atlanta’s wealthiest black entrepreneurs.…

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Kevin Henkes discusses his new picture book Waiting

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wed 9/23, 6pm – 7pm Kevin Henkes discusses his new picture book Waiting **There is no cost to attend this event, but you must purchase Waiting from Flyleaf to be admitted into the signing line. Due to time constraints at the event, Mr. Henkes will only sign up to 3 other books along with Waiting. What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things…

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John Rosenthal discusses his new photography book, After: The Silence of the Lower 9th

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thu 9/24, 7pm – 8pm John Rosenthal discusses his new photography book After: The Silence of the Lower 9th In the tenth year after Katrina, Safe Harbor Books is honored to publish John Rosenthal’s photographs of the Lower 9th Ward. About his time there Mr. Rosenthal comments, “What I found and what I photographed wasn’t the remnants of a dangerous and dilapidated neighborhood now demolished by a hurricane, but the vestiges of a working-class community in which aspiration contended with…

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Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Discovery

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tue 9/27, 2pm – 3pm Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses her new memoir, The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Discovery After a chance encounter with a handsome, idealistic stranger on a plane in 1969, Polly Young-Eisendrath rediscovered Ed Epstein a decade later when she least expected it. After untangling themselves from their existing relationships, they married in 1985 and spent the next 25 years together. They were soul mates, but in 2001, Ed (at the vital age of 53)…

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Dr. Joseph Burgo discusses his psychology book The Narcissist You Know

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sun 9/27, 4pm Dr. Joseph Burgo discusses his psychology book The Narcissist You Know Today’s social media and selfie-obsessed culture often celebrates narcissism. But the word is not at all benign: this psychological trait leads many people to bully and harm everyone around them, including friends, lovers, family, and coworkers. The Narcissist You Know offers a new concept to help explain this destructive, damaging behavior: “Extreme Narcissism.”  While most of us exhibit some mild narcissistic tendencies, “Extreme Narcissists” pose a…

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Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf discusses Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mon 9/28  7pm-8:30pm Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf This month’s book: BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande 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/ Related

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UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Squid Tentacles, Elephant Trunks, Tongues, and Soft Robots

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

Tues 9/29, 4:30pm – 6pm UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Squid Tentacles, Elephant Trunks, Tongues, and Soft Robots with William M. Kier, Professor of Biology What do the arms and tentacles of squid and octopus, the tongues of mammals and lizards, and the trunks of elephants have in common? Biologist William Kier’s research in biomechanics demonstrates they all have remarkably similar structure and move using similar principles. He’ll also talk about collaborating with robotics engineers to use the principles of…

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Nina de Gramont discusses her new novel, The Last September

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed 9/30, 7pm – 8pm Nina de Gramont discusses her new novel, The Last September Brett had been in love with Charlie from the day she laid eyes on him in college. When Charlie is found murdered, Brett is devastated. But, if she is honest with herself, their marriage had been hanging by a thread for quite some time. Though all clues point to Charlie’s brother Eli, who’s been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, any number of…

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October 2015
Free

Pre-School Storytime

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Jon Fine discusses his memoir Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thu 10/1, 7:00pm Jon Fine discusses his memoir Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands “ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame.” Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one…

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Heron Clan Poetry Anthology Reading and Open Mic

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sat 10/3, 2:00pm Heron Clan Poetry Anthology Reading and Open Mic Contributors to the Heron Clan Poetry Anthology will read their work, but invite audience members to bring their own material to read, as well. The Heron Clan is an anthology of poets from the USA and Asia. Thirty-three are in this edition. Poets range from age 20 to 80. Notable poets are Jaki Shelton Green, Richard Smyth, Asha Gowan, Vivekanand Jha, Steve Bloom and Ed Lyons. Sixteen poets are…

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Steven Pinker discusses his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sun 10/4, 2pm – 3pm Steven Pinker discusses his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions…

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$20

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Independence Lost – Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

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

Tues 10/6, 4:30pm – 6pm UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution with Kathleen DuVal, Professor of History In her new book, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution, historian Kathleen DuVal brings us a less-familiar story of America’s founding: the history of the Revolutionary Era as experienced by slaves, American Indians, women, and British loyalists living on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We’ll meet these marginalized individuals and learn how…

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Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every month until December 2, 2015

First Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm The Sacrificial Poets and Flyleaf Books team up to provide a community-wide open mic. Come share or listen to poems, prose, songs, or any other personal expression with an audience of open minds and ears.  This event is open to all ages. The Sacrificial Poets are a youth Performance Poetry Team, composed of youth ages 13-19 from the Chapel Hill-Durham area. The students are chosen in a local competition (Slam) and required to attend practices, workshops, and…

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Pre-School Storytime

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring the winners of the Flyleaf Poetry Contest

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring the winners of the Flyleaf Poetry Contest 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…

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Flyleaf YA Book club discusses Everything, Everything

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fri 10/9, 6pm Flyleaf YA Book club discusses Everything, Everything 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…

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Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every month until December 12, 2015

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) we set a timer for fifteen minutes and write using prompts as our launch pads. This class is free and open to the public.  Nancy Peacock lives in Chatham County and runs writing workshops in…

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Bland Simpson discusses his new book Little Rivers and Waterway Tales

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sat 10/10, 4:30pm – 5:30pm Bland Simpson discusses his new book Little Rivers and Waterway Tales Bland Simpson regales us with new tales of coastal North Carolina’s “water-loving land,” revealing how its creeks, streams, and rivers shape the region’s geography as well as its culture. Drawing on deep family ties and coastal travels, Simpson and wife and collaborator Ann Cary Simpson tell the stories of those who have lived and worked in this country, chronicling both a distinct environment and…

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Jenny Milchman discusses her new novel, As Night Falls

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

Sun 10/11, 2pm – 3pm Jenny Milchman discusses her new novel, As Night Falls Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close. In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps…

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YA Panel: Alexandra Duncan, Amy Reed, and Jaye Robin Brown

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sun 10/11, 4pm – 5pm YA Panel: Alexandra Duncan, Amy Reed, and Jaye Robin Brown discuss their latest novels Sound is the stand-alone companion to Alexandra Duncan’s award-winning novel Salvage, a debut that internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins called “kick-ass, brilliant, feminist science fiction.” For fans of Beth Revis, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica. As a child, Ava’s adopted sister Miyole watched her mother take to the stars, piloting her own ship from Earth to space making deliveries. Now a teen…

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Alex Matsuo discusses her new book, The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mon 10/12, 7pm – 8pm Alex Matsuo discusses her new book, The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater Is San Diego’s renowned Tenth Avenue Theater home to an unlikely cast of ghosts—and if so, what has kept the spirits of the dead bound to this venue of entertainment and illusion? From reports of a child’s tragic death on the premises to a suicide stemming from overwhelming guilt, there is grief, turmoil, and unfinished business lingering within these walls. Alex Matsuo,…

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$35

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group discusses Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tue 10/13, 10am – 12pm UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett with Matthew Buckley Smith, Visiting Lecturer in 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…

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford discusses his story collection Let Me Be Frank with You

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue 10/13, 7:00pm Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford discusses his story collection Let Me Be Frank with You A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard…

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Michael Hunt: Globalization Lecture at Flyleaf Books

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We take globalization for granted, communicating instantaneously across continents, consuming products made by strangers in faraway lands, and enjoying cultural fare from areas outside our own communities. The global economy is here to stay, but how did it emerge? What makes our current world so different from other eras characterized by overseas trade? Michael Hunt, author of The World Transformed, Carolina’s go-to textbook for contemporary global history, will explore the history behind and the meaning of globalization in this kickoff…

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Diane Chamberlain at Flyleaf Books discusses her new novel Pretending to Dance

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

Wed 10/14, 7pm – 8pm Diane Chamberlain at Flyleaf Books discusses her new novel Pretending to Dance Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to soon adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her. As the questions and background checks come one after another, Molly worries that the truth she’s kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance…

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Pre-School Storytime

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Fierce Reads Tour featuring Josephine Angelini, Leigh Bardugo, Emma Mills, and Leila Sales!

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

Pre-order with Flyleaf to reserve your ticket for the signing line!  All pre-orders will also come with a special swag pack!  *This event is FREE but you must purchase at least one copy of either Firewalker by Josephine Angelini, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, First & Then by Emma Mills, or Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales from Flyleaf to be admitted into the signing line.* Join us in welcoming these 4 authors on their cross-country tour…

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Scott Cheshire and Brook Wilensky-Lanford discuss his newest novel

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mon 10/19, 7pm – 8pm Scott Cheshire and Brook Wilensky-Lanford discuss his newest novel, High As the Horses’ Bridles In a crowded amphitheater in Queens, a nervous twelve-year-old Josiah Laudermilk steps to the stage to deliver his first sermon to thousands of waiting believers. A prodigy, they called him, the next in a long line of faithful men. Decades later, though, after a failed marriage and years away from the church and his home, Josiah (now Josie) finally returns to Queens to…

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$35

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

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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…

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Benjamin Hedin at Flyleaf Books discusses his book In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue 10/20, 7pm – 8pm Benjamin Hedin at Flyleaf Books discusses his book In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now In 1963, John Perdew was arrested in Georgia for demonstrating against segregation and was convicted of sedition, a capital crime. Fifty years ago Perdew and others of his generation worked to overthrow Jim Crow and open the polling booths for all Americans. Recently, the front page of the New York Times ran these headlines: “Desegregation Deal…

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$20

UNC Humanities in Action: Cuba-U.S. Rapprochement with Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Wed 10/21, 4:30pm – 6pm UNC Humanities in Action: Thinking Historically about the Cuba-U.S. Rapprochement with Louis A. Pérez, Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History Over the summer of 2015, the United States and Cuba will be taking steps to reopen their embassies in each other’s country—the first time in over fifty years that normal diplomatic relations have been established. What does this mean for the future of the Cuba-U.S. relations, and what elements of the past still need…

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Pre-School Storytime

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Pre-School Storytime

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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November 2015
Free

Pre-School Storytime

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Flyleaf Young Adult Book Club discusses Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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…

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Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every month until December 2, 2015

First Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm The Sacrificial Poets and Flyleaf Books team up to provide a community-wide open mic. Come share or listen to poems, prose, songs, or any other personal expression with an audience of open minds and ears.  This event is open to all ages. The Sacrificial Poets are a youth Performance Poetry Team, composed of youth ages 13-19 from the Chapel Hill-Durham area. The students are chosen in a local competition (Slam) and required to attend practices, workshops, and…

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Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every month until December 12, 2015

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) we set a timer for fifteen minutes and write using prompts as our launch pads. This class is free and open to the public.  Nancy Peacock lives in Chatham County and runs writing workshops in…

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Pre-School Storytime

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Pre-School Storytime

November 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Pre-School Storytime

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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December 2015
Free

Pre-School Storytime

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Free

Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month until December 12, 2015

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) we set a timer for fifteen minutes and write using prompts as our launch pads. This class is free and open to the public.  Nancy Peacock lives in Chatham County and runs writing workshops in…

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Free

Pre-School Storytime

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Free

Pre-School Storytime

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Free

Pre-School Storytime

December 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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Free

Pre-School Storytime

December 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Every Thursday: 10:30am-11:30am   Join us for pre-school story time followed by a fun art activity! 10:30 am every Thursday morning, led by the fabulous Johanna (or, occasionally a special guest like Mr Keith)! Related

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