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Durham Reads Together 2017 – The US Constitution

Pick up a free copy of the US Constitution at your library starting on Constitution Day, September 17, while supplies last. Read the US Constitution alongside your neighbors, start a conversation about important issues including race, family, identity, religion, faith, education, and culture, and plan to attend this year’s slate of programs.

Upcoming Events

Constitution Day Read-In with Students, Faculty, and Staff at Durham Technical Community College

Monday, September 18, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Durham Technical Community College, Durham NC

This program is at Durham Technical Community College’s Main Campus Plaza and Educational Resources Center, Building 5. Visitor parking spaces are available beside Building 5. Hear the US Constitution read aloud from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Learn about the US Constitution and register to vote. There will also be coloring at our craft table.

Constitution Party!

Monday, September 18, 2017

4:30 pm

Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center, Durham NC

Grades K-12
Constitution Day is the day set aside to honor the moment when fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution back in 1787. Join us as we celebrate the document that defines America’s liberties.

Bill of Rights Bingo

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

3:00 pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, Durham NC

Ages 6-12
In honor of Constitution Day, join the fun as we learn more about the Constitution, play interactive games of Bill of Rights Bingo, Historical Who Am I?, create patriotic crafts, and more.

An Evening with Sarah Vowell, American Historian

Monday, October 9, 2017

7:00 pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Durham NC

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. Please join us for this very special Durham Reads Together 2017 headliner event! Ms. Vowell’s presentation will be an interview format with humorist, cartoonist, and artisanal pencil sharpener, David Rees. There will be a book signing following the presentation. This free event is made possible by the generous support of the Durham Library Foundation.

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About Durham Reads Together

Durham Reads Together strengthens the community through a bi-annual celebration of reading. By reading the same book, and attending programs around the theme, the community is inspired to discuss important issues including race, family, identity, religion, faith, education, art, culture, and music.