Events

All events are free and open to the public.

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.

Saturday Family Storytime: We the Kids

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10:30 am

Southwest Regional Library, Durham NC

It’s Constitution Week! Come celebrate with DCL and join us for a revolutionary good time! We have a special guest reader from Durham’s Daughters of the American Revolution and we’ll have copies for each family of our Durham Reads Together book, the U.S. Constitution!

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

Teens
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

Teens
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!

Nasher Reads: The US Constitution

Thursday, October 19, 2017

11:00 am

Nasher Museum of Art, Durham NC

Join Kathryn Bradley, Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of Legal Ethics, Duke Law School, and Ruth Caccavale, Nasher Museum Gallery Guide, for an in-depth conversation about the US Constitution as an important shared reading for our community. The event will take place in the galleries of Disorderly Conduct, an exhibition of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection.

Documentary: Alice's Ordinary People

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2:00 pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, Durham NC

Alice’s Ordinary People is a new documentary about Alice Tregay, who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together to change what was. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Her great contribution in the field of politics threads the documentary together.

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