One Month, One Book, One Community
Join the Conversation
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.

Durham Speaks

We asked Durham residents for their thoughts on the US Constitution. Here’s what they had to say:

See all interviews →

Upcoming Events

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.

NC's Connection to the US Constitution

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:30 pm

Durham Arts Council, Durham NC

American historian, writer, and educator Scott Washington presents some little-known history regarding NC’s role in the ratification of the US Constitution. A Q&A will follow.

Hamiltunes Sing Along!

Friday, October 13, 2017

6:30 pm

North Regional Library, Durham NC

Grab your friends and warm up your vocal chords! We’ll spend the evening singing along with our favorite Broadway musical. The library will be open a bit later than usual for this special event.

Teen Book Club

Monday, October 16, 2017

4:30 pm

East Regional Library, Durham NC

Celebrate Durham Reads Together! We are reading and discussing the graphic novel adaptation of the US Constitution, adapted by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell. Refreshments provided!

See all events →

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.