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December 2 Book Sale at Books Among Friends

Program: December 2 Book Sale at Books Among Friends
Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Half-Price Sale, 2 – 4 p.m.)
Location: Books Among Friends, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701

Durham, NC – The Friends of the Durham Library’s new location, Books Among Friends, is having a book sale Saturday, December 2. Books Among Friends is located inside Northgate, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701. If you enter Northgate through Sears, Books Among Friends is immediately on your right as you exit Sears into the mall.

Bring along your friends and neighbors and come ready to buy lots of books! Proceeds from the sale help fund materials, services, and programs at Durham County Library. Sale hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a half-price sale from 2 to 4 p.m.

If you’re not already a member of the Friends of the Durham Library, consider purchasing a membership at the book sale. Questions? Call 919-560-7159 or email [email protected]

The Friends of the Durham Library, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the goals of Durham County Library. Its mission is to raise and expend funds for materials, services, and programs not normally provided for in the library’s operating budget.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library

Durham County Library & Friends of the Durham Library Present Season’s Readings 2017

Durham, NC – Durham County Library and Friends of the Durham Library are proud to present the launch of the 2017 edition of Season’s Readings, an award-winning publication in which library staff and others in the library family share their favorites from the Durham County Library collection. Season’s Readings is provided entirely online and can be found at

In this latest edition, browse through nearly 100 new reviews in all genres of literature and read recommendations about audiobooks, movies, and music. Read even further by exploring the site to peruse reviews from the 2015 and 2016 issues of Season’s Readings.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational, and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

The Friends of the Durham Library, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the goals of Durham County Library. Its mission is to raise and expend funds for materials, services, and programs not normally provided for in the library’s operating budget.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library

Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade & Block Party

02/03/2018 to 02/03/2018 –

Featuring marching bands, step teams, dance groups, school and church groups, cars, trucks, businesses, civic organization and more.

** New This Year ** The Block Party: Four blocks (parking lots) along Fayetteville Street will have a DJs, food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, bounce houses, face painters, & more!

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American Tobacco Tower Lighting

12/01/2017 to 12/01/2017 –

There is always a chance of snow, along with sensational community choral groups and other surprises!

Performances by:

-Batala Durham Drums


-Bulltown Strutters

-DPAC Special Performance – School of Rock

-Creekside Elementary School

-Bariskill Dance Theatre School

-Jordan High School

-Durham Children’s Choir

And a visit from the man in red himself…SANTA!!


Be one of the first 1000 people on site and receive a Light Wand sponsored by 811 Dig North Carolina and PSNC Energy.

At the conclusion of the event (estimated at 7pm when the Tower lights) the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Home for the Holidays playhouses come to life and the bidding begins! Santa Selfies available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

And don’t forget to visit the Tree of Bikes on the Burt’s Bees Patio!


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Earn that Turkey Dinner with Runologie’s “Trophy Trot” Thanksgiving Day!

Trophy Trot 10ka.jpg

Skyline photograph by Matt Robinson of Cityscape Photography

This Thanksgiving there is a special race being held at Dix Park in Raleigh that I think is poised to become a great local holiday tradition. Don’t miss your chance to earn that turkey and stuffing and start your Turkey Day off right with the inaugural Trophy Trot 10K race! This is going to be a spectacular race put on by the great folks behind two great local businesses – Runologie and Trophy Brewing. With that excellent team behind the event you can be sure to expect a great race day experience topped off with excellent beer at the finish.


Trophy Trot 10k – Finishers Medal (Photo by Runologie)

All are welcome at this race next Thursday. Whether you are looking to set a new 10k PR or just want to burn some calories with friends before enjoying your Thanksgiving feast. No matter what your goal, this will be a great community event to be a part of and a fun way to start your holiday. Details below – Go Here to Register.

Date: November 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am

Start/Finish: Dix Park – 1251 Goode St, Raleigh, NC  (Course Map)

Parking: Parking will be along Maywood Ave in front of Trophy Brewing (Map)

Cost: $40 November 1st to Race Day. $45 on Race Day. Strollers are welcome. No dogs at this time.

Swag: Race medal and a beer from Trophy Brewing Company (non-alcoholic options available).

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Adult Workshop: Beer & Bread 301

02/03/2018 to 02/03/2018 –

Part 3: Beginner Sourdough.

this experience is designed for those looking to take their bread to the next level, curious about the process, or just interested in trying something new! This workshop will cover the basics of building, maintaining, and using a live yeast culture.
+ Explore how to create and feed a starter
+ Work through the basic steps to bake pain au levain, a simple, naturally leavened bread that you can use as a template for other breads at home.
+ Discover the science behind the process
+ Use your new knowledge to create tasty bread from simple ingredients. Go home with a loaf and the wisdom to craft more on your own! 

Participants must be 21+. 

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Santa Train

12/01/2017 to 12/22/2017 – Thousands of twinkling lights will shine throughout the Museum campus, guiding the way to all the fun! Check out the crowd favorite “ice” skating rink for skate-in-your-socks excitement.

Sip complimentary hot chocolate, have your face painted, and explore the crafts and activities tent where you can make and take special treats and learn about the science of Santa. Then hop on board the train for a moonlit ride to the North Pole, where Santa and his elves will greet all guests and wish them a Merry Christmas.

 Sensory friendly train Friday, December 1st. Train times: 5:20pm and 5:40pm

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2nd annual Iron Pour returns November 18!

Durham Central Park and Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry present their 2nd annual public iron pour at Durham Central Park, Saturday, November 18 from 4-9 p.m. After sunset, 1,500 pounds of molten, 2,500 degree iron will be poured into molds, in an exciting fiery display. Additionally, there will be Liberty Arts artists’ work for sale, scratch block workshops, raffles, drumming performances from Batalá Durham, DJ Yammy, art, raffles, and local food trucks and craft beer.

The public has several opportunities to make their own mold and cast iron art at the Liberty Arts Foundry at Durham Central Park during pre-pour scratch block workshops. The cost is $30 per mold. You will be able to take home your iron sculpture that day after it cools off or pick up the tiles that were too hot to take home Sunday, November 19, 10 am-12 pm.

  • Saturday November 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday November 16, 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 5-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come prepared with an design or let our artists help you design one–less detailed is often more successful” says Liberty Arts’ Executive Director Michelle Gonzales-Green.

Admission to the iron pour is free.  Blankets and folding chairs welcome.  Food trucks and breweries will serve from 4-9 p.m., and to kick off the event, Batala will perform two sets between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Schedule food trucks/brewers include The Pit, Route Bisto and Fullsteam Brewery. For more information, visit For information about the scratch block workshop, contact Liberty Arts at (919) 260-2931 or register online here.

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