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Orange County Public Library 2014 Press Releases

Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 28, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library invites all adults to visit the library this month to browse the books, e-books, movies, music, and magazines and to check out the wide variety of programs and activities!

The following events are held at the OCPL Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough and are free to the public:

Darn Good Yarn Knitting & More: Wed. Sept. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Who doesn't like a darn good yarn? Or thread, or any other crafty fiber! Come to knit (or tat, needlepoint, knot, macramé, weave or crochet) and enjoy the company of fellow fiber-crafting enthusiasts of all ages. All are welcome! Join us the first Wednesday of every month in the first-floor meeting room.

**NEW** Chess Club, Thurs., Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6:00 p.m.
Chess Club is an informal group of chess players who meet at the library on Thursday evenings for an hour. The library has chess sets available for use, but players are also welcome to bring their own sets. Players who would like to time their games will need to bring their own clocks/timers for that purpose. The Chess Club meets on the second floor of the Main Library. There are no fees, registration or attendance requirements.

Tech Tutor: Mon., Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 4:00 p.m.
Technology help is free and open to everyone – no registration required. We'll meet in the large study room on the second floor. The library has six computers available for class participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Topics that we can assist you with include, but are not limited to e-mail, eBooks, Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Internet browsing, tablets and smartphones (please bring your own devices).

Evening Book Club: Tues., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Join the club; we are always welcoming new members! The Evening Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month and meetings are open to everyone.

Good Counsel, Balancing Health and Life: Thurs., Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Local counselor DJ Pappas begins a series of monthly discussions that will continue through March. Covering topics like stress, grief, health and hope, these sessions get to the heart of some of the biggest issues that individuals, couples and families face. Everyone is invited to attend one or all of these free programs. September’s topic is Challenging Stress. This talk will explore coping with stress from health issues.

Moyers Film Screening & Discussion: Sun., Sept. 14, 2:00 p.m.
The League of Women Voters presents the Bill Moyers documentary State of Conflict. The film outlines how poorly regulated campaign contributions have brought drastic changes in North Carolina. A discussion following the film will be led by MacArthur Fellow Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina.

Financial Education Workshop Series: Thurs., Sept. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for the 2014 Financial Education Workshop Series that runs through November. All workshops are free to the public and will address your personal finances and how to gain control of your money. Registration is required - stop by the library or call 919.245.2536 to register. This month’s topic is Foundation Finances, Part 3 of 3 – Building and Protecting Your Assets. See a full list of monthly topics online here.

Movie Matinee: Sat., Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m.
The most patriotic Avenger in his latest movie (rated PG-13). All movie showings at the library are free and open to the public! Call 919.245.2536 to find out what’s playing.

Piedmont Laureate Carrie Knowles: Tues., Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m.
2014 Piedmont Laureate Carrie Knowles will read from and discuss her book Ashoan’s Rug. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event in cooperation with Purple Crow Books. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Orange County Public Library. Knowles will also appear at the Chapel Hill Public Library on September 18.

The following free program is held at the OCPL Carrboro Branch inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road in Chapel Hill:

Carrboro Branch Book Club: Tues., Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Free to join and open to the public, this book club meets monthly for a librarian-led discussion of the latest book selection. Limited copies of this month’s selection—The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton—are available at the Carrboro Branch.

The OCPL Cybrary, inside the Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro Street in Carrboro, also offers free computer classes:

Computer Classes: Sat., Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:00 a.m.
Introductory computer classes presented in partnership with the UNC University Libraries. All classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited; please pre-register in person at the Cybrary or by calling 919.918.7387. 9/6 – Computer Basics; 9/13 – Internet Basics; 9/20 – E-mail Basics; 9/27 – Word Basics.

For more information about events at OCPL, please visit http://www.bit.ly/ocplcal or call Jessica Arnold for Adult events at 919.245.2537 and Erin Sapienza for Carrboro Branch (919.969.3006) and Cybrary (919.918.7387) activities. Also visit OCPL online at www.orangecountync.gov/library or www.facebook.com/OCNCLibrary.
    

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER KID AND TEEN PROGRAMS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 28, 2014)—Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites youth to fall back into visiting the library this month! Storytimes and afterschool programs return in September, along with a variety of fun activities for all ages.

The OCPL Carrboro Branch—located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road in Chapel Hill—will hold the following free program this month:

OCPL Carrboro Branch Storytime: Sat., Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.
Join our librarians for engaging stories and fun crafts on Saturday mornings. Each week, Story Time is centered on a unique theme, like rockets, bugs, or imagination.

The OCPL Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough will host these free programs as well:

OCPL Main Library Storytimes

  • Baby Lapsit – Mondays at 10:00 a.m. – 20-minute program for babies and their caregivers that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music and movement.
  • Tiny Tots Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 25-minute program for children from walkers to age three and their caregivers.
  • Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 30-minute program for children ages three to five and their caregivers.
  • And join us for “Stay and Play” sessions after all three storytimes. These 30-minute free-play sessions offer educational toys, puppets and games to engage your child in early literacy learning and build social skills.

Kids Explore: Tues., Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4:00 p.m.
This 45-minute interactive program for children ages five to eight explores LEGOs, art, science, and literature.

**NEW** Gavel Club: Tues., Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Gavel Club meets on the first Tuesday each month for an hour. Gavel Club meetings are learn-by-doing workshops in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure environment. Visitors and first-timers are always welcome. Learn more about Gavel Club at http://bit.ly/gavelclub

**NEW** Chess Club, Thurs., Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6:00 p.m.
Chess Club is an informal group of chess players who meet at the library on Thursday evenings for an hour. The library has chess sets available for use, but players are also welcome to bring their own sets. Players who would like to time their games will need to bring their own clocks/timers for that purpose. The Chess Club meets on the second floor of the Main Library. There are no fees, registration or attendance requirements.

**NEW** What Are You Reading? Thurs., Sept. 4, 6:00 p.m.
A book club for ages nine to 12. Come and talk about books and eat pizza! There is no assigned reading, just be ready to share your favorite books and authors. Please call 919.245.2532 to register.

Read Together! Family Storytime: Sat., Sept. 6 and 13, 11:00 a.m.
A 45-minute family storytime that highlights early literacy skills through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. Best suited for preschoolers and early school-age children, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Tweens Discover Back-to-School Bash: Thurs., Sept. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of a new school year with Minute to Win It games and prizes, along with a “Rock Your Locker” craft. For ages 9-12.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting: Wed., Sept. 17, 6:00 p.m.
The Orange County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of teen volunteers (ages 13-18) who are interested in being a part of the library’s programs and services aimed at a middle- and high-school aged audience. Learn more about TAB at www.orangecountync.gov/library/TAB.asp

Tweens Discover Writing Workshop: Thurs., Sept. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Draft a flash fan fiction story (500 words or less) starring your favorite fictional book characters. For ages nine to 12.

Movie Matinee: Sat., Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m.
The most patriotic Avenger in his latest movie (rated PG-13). All movie showings at the library are free and open to the public! Call 919.245.2536 to find out what’s playing.

For more information on events at OCPL, please visit http://www.bit.ly/ocplcal or call Jessica Arnold for Teen events at 919.245.2537; Debbie Shreve for Youth Programs at 919.245.2531; and Erin Sapienza for Carrboro Branch activities at 919.969.3006. Also visit OCPL online at www.orangecountync.gov/library or www.facebook.com/OCNCLibrary.

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

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   ORANGE COUNTY TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 19, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites the public to take a trip to the library, if it’s been long overdue. Do you have a library item that’s past its due date? Fall back into the library routine this September!

A library card is the smartest card you can carry. In Orange County, it literally gives you free access to more than 100,000 books, movies, CDs, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, not to mention internet/WiFi access and a multitude of online resources.

Orange County Public Library (OCPL) wants you to Bring back a book! Bring back yourself! and is celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month by:

  • Offering free replacement library cards during the entire month of September
  • Not charging fines on overdue materials returned between September 15 and September 28

Whether you’ve lost your library card or it’s simply seen better days and you’d like a new one, come to any of the three OCPL locations. Receive a keychain/wallet-sized card combination that makes using your library card simple and handy.

From Monday, September 15 - Sunday, September 28, OCPL will waive fines on any overdue materials returned to the library. This includes items for which a customer has already been billed. This promotion does not include waiving replacement fees for items not returned to the library, or any previous fees on an account.

The library is a welcoming place where beloved classics and new titles are waiting to be discovered. There are also storytimes, family movies, weekly afterschool activities, and friendly librarians happy to assist with homework research or school projects.

So, whether it’s been awhile since you last visited the library, you have a book or movie that’s long overdue, or you can’t find your card, come to the library to get and use the smartest card in your wallet.

OCPL library cards are free to:

  • Residents of Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham and Person counties, and the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro;
  • All local government employees;
  • All employees of public, private and charter schools.

Orange County Public Library serves the community from the following three locations.

  1. OCPL Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough, is open seven days a week: 919.245.2525.
  2. The OCPL Carrboro Branch Library inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road in Chapel Hill: 919.969.3006
  3. The OCPL Cybrary inside The Century Center at 100 W. Greensboro Street in Carrboro: 919.918.7387

For more information, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/library or www.facebook.com/OCNCLibrary

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES

AUGUST PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (July 31, 2014)— The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites adults to visit the library to browse all the books, e-books, movies, music, and magazines. Don’t forget to check out the wide variety of programs and activities!

The following events are held at the OCPL Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough and are free to the public:

OCPL Main Library Computer Classes: Mon., Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 4:00 p.m.
Computer classes are free and open to everyone – no registration required. Meet in the large study room on the second floor. The library has six computers available for class participants on a first-come, first-served basis. 8/4 – Open Lab; 8/11 – Excel Basics; 8/18 – Computer Basics; 8/25 – Tablet and Smartphones (bring your own devices)

First Monday Classics: Mon., Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Join a book discussion like no other. Come talk classics with fellow readers and writers and get a fresh perspective on the classic books you've read and loved... or always meant to read. Book discussions are open to everyone. This month, authors Nathan Kotecki and James Maxey discuss Don Quixote. Find the FREE ebook online | Find the FREE audiobook online | Follow the First Monday Classics discussion group on Facebook

Darn Good Yarn Knitting & More: Wed. Aug. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Who doesn't like a darn good yarn or thread, or any other crafty fiber? Come to knit (or tat, needlepoint, knot, macramé, weave, or crochet) a while, and enjoy the company of fellow fiber-crafting enthusiasts of all ages. All are welcome! Join us the first Wednesday of every month in the first floor meeting room.

**NEW** Chess Club, Thurs., Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:00 p.m.
Chess Club is an informal group of chess players who meet at the library on Thursday evenings for one hour. The library has chess sets available for use, but players are also welcome to bring their own sets. Players who would like to time their games will need to bring clocks/timers for that purpose. The Chess Club meets on the second floor of the Main Library. There are no fees, registration or attendance requirements.

Local Author Event: Jessica Scott, Sat., Aug. 9, 4:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Orange County Public Library invite you to meet USA Today best-selling and local author Jessica Scott. Scott is a career army officer and mother of two daughters, She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and has served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas. She's pursuing a PhD in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

Evening Book Club: Tues., Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Join the club; we are always welcoming new members! The Evening Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month and meetings are open to all. This month’s discussion is about Whistling Vivaldi: and other clues to how stereotypes affect us by Claude Steele.

Summer Movie Matinee: Fri., Aug. 8 and 15, 2:00 p.m.
All movie showings at the library are free and open to the public! On August 8, come watch the latest dystopian action movie based on Veronica Roth’s teen novel (rated PG-13). Then on August 15, we’ll show the new film starring everybody’s favorite frog, pig and bear– along with the rest of the crew (rated PG). Feel free to bring friends and some snacks if you like! For more movie information, please call the library at 919.245.2536.

The Stories of Frank O'Connor, Wed., Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
An evening celebrating Irish author Frank O’Connor. Professional performer Alysa Leandra will read from O’Connor’s works.

Financial Education Workshop Series: Thurs., Aug. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for our 2014 Financial Education Workshop Series that runs through November. All workshops are free to the public and will address your personal finances and how to gain control of your money. Registration is required - stop by the library or call 919.245.2536 to register. This month’s topic is Foundation Finances, Part 2 of 3 – Taking Control of Your Credit and Debt. See a full list of monthly topics online here.

For more information about events at OCPL, please visit http://www.bit.ly/ocplcal or call Jessica Arnold at 919.245.2537.

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 


ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES

      AUGUST PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (July 31, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites youth of all ages to participate in a variety of free and fun activities in August. Try chess, enjoy a movie matinee, make a craft, or explore the bacteria that grow on our bodies!

The OCPL Carrboro Branch—located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road—will host the following free events in August:

OCPL Carrboro Branch Storytime: Sat., Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10:30 a.m.
Join our librarians for engaging stories and fun crafts on Saturday mornings. Each week, Story Time is centered on a unique theme, like rockets, bugs or imagination.

The OCPL Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough will host the following free programs:

**NEW** Gavel Club: Tues., Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Gavel Club meets on the first Tuesday each month for an hour. Gavel Club meetings are learn-by-doing workshops in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure environment. Visitors and first-timers are always welcome. Learn more about Gavel Club at http://bit.ly/gavelclub

**NEW** Chess Club, Thurs., Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:00 p.m.
Chess Club is an informal group of chess players who meet at the library on Thursday evenings for one hour. The library has chess sets available for use, but players are also welcome to bring their own sets. Players who would like to time their games will need to bring clocks/timers for that purpose. The Chess Club meets on the second floor of the Main Library. There are no fees, registration or attendance requirements.

Explore Armpit and Belly Button Microbes with DNA Sequencing: Fri., Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Meet Dr. Julie Horvath or Dr. Julie Urban and learn how they use DNA sequencing to identify the wildlife that lives on our bodies. Your librarians will swab their armpits and belly buttons and scientists will grow these bacteria in the lab, so you can see some of the microbial critters that call your librarians “home.”

In addition to learning about the great diversity of microbes that live in association with humans, the program will address the question of “How do scientists know what these microbes are?” Participants will learn how scientists traditionally answered this question by microbial culturing, but also, how and why we are currently using DNA sequencing for explorations of bacterial diversity. Geared towards high school students. A similar program will be offered for ages 8-13 on Fri., Aug. 15, at 10:00 a.m.

Summer Movie Matinee: Fri., Aug. 8 and 15, 2:00 p.m.
All movie showings at the library are free and open to the public! On Aug. 8, come watch the latest dystopian action movie based on Veronica Roth’s teen novel (rated PG-13). Then on Aug. 15, we’ll show the new film starring everybody’s favorite frog, pig, and bear – along with the rest of the crew (rated PG). Feel free to bring friends and some snacks if you like! Call the library at 919.245.2536 for more movie info.

Make a Button Drop-in Craft: Wed., Aug. 13 and Thurs., Aug. 14, Times Vary
Looking for something to do? Feeling creative? Stop by Youth Services between 10:00 a.m. and noon on Aug. 13, or 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 14, to make your own button!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting: Wed., Aug. 27, 6:00 p.m.
The Orange County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of teen volunteers (ages 13-18) who are interested in being a part of the library’s programs and services aimed at middle and high school aged audience. Learn more about TAB at www.orangecountync.gov/library/TAB.asp

OCPL Main Library Storytimes, Kids Explore and Tweens Discover
These programs are on break in August but will return in September.

For more information about events at OCPL, please visit http://www.bit.ly/ocplcal or call Jessica Arnold for Teen events at 919.245.2537; Debbie Shreve for Youth Programs at 919.245.2531; and Erin Sapienza for Carrboro Branch activities at 919.969.3006.

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Media Contact
Jessica Arnold
Adult & Teen Programming Coordinator
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2537
jarnold@orangecountync.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JESSICA SCOTT

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (July 29, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) Main Library in Hillsborough invites the public to meet USA Today best-selling author Jessica Scott on Saturday, August 9, at 4:00 p.m.

Scott will read from and sign copies of her latest novel, Back to You, available later this month from publisher Forever Romance.

Back to You is part of Scott’s popular Coming Home series. It has received critical praise, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly and an endorsement from New York Times best-selling author Brenda Novak.

About Back to You by Jessica Scott
Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn't explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family, so he deployed again, and again, and again...until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs, if she'll have him.

Scott is a career army officer who’s written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Tex. She was featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Orange County Public Library and copies of Back to You will be available for purchase from Purple Crow Books.

The OCPL Main Library is located at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough. Free parking is available in the Eno River Parking Deck. Visit us online at www.orangecountync.gov/library and www.facebook.com/OCNCLibrary

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Media Contact
Anne Pusey
Adult and Teen Services
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2534
apusey@orangecountync.gov

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   ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONTINUES FINANCIAL EDUCATION SERIES

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (July 9, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) Main Library, in partnership with the Compass Center for Women and Families, is pleased to announce the Financial Education Series will resume in July with the three-part AARP Foundation Finances 50+ series.

The AARP series—which is free and open to all ages—will kick-off on Thursday, July 17, with Your Finances: Where You Are, Where You Want to Go and How to Get There.

This first workshop establishes the foundation for the three-part program. Obtain a realistic assessment of your financial standing, set goals and learn about budgeting. Each participant will receive a workbook with simple, easy-to-apply ways to make measurable progress toward your financial goals.

On Thursday, August 21, the second workshop entitled, Taking Control of Credit and Debt, is dedicated to helping assess credit and debt, while offering guidance for improving credit scores and paying down debt.

The series concludes on Thursday, September 18, with Building and Protecting Your Assets. This workshop will cover a variety of topics, such as how to save more money, how to prepare for retirement and how to safeguard against identity theft.

All classes will be held on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Advance registration for the series is required, with preference given to those able to attend all three sessions. To register, please call 919.245.2536.

For more information about this workshop and other library services, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/library

 

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY KICKS OFF SUMMER READING

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (June 6, 2014)—Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites the entire family to celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading program on Saturday, June 14, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Carnival games, activities, crafts and face painting will take place outside the OCPL Main Library, located at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.

A magic show will take place at 11 a.m., live music will be provided by the Starlite String Band and Judy Woodall, and the Orange Community Players will be on hand dressed as Dr. Seuss characters. Prize drawings will also be held.

Summer Reading runs through July 31, and will be hosted at both the OCPL Main Library and OCPL Carrboro Branch locations.

With a large selection of books, e-books and audiobooks, as well as performances, programs and prizes, Summer Reading offers something for everyone.

The theme of this year’s youth program is “Fizz. Boom. Read.” Explore science through a variety of activities including weekly storytimes for the little ones, programs for school-age children, Saturday morning family story and craft times, a theater performance, and magic shows.

There are also events and activities for teens and adults, including author visits, Friday movie matinees and more.

Full details on all Summer Reading programs and prizes are online at http://www.orangecountync.gov/library/SummerReading2014.asp and on the library’s events calendar.

To speak with a librarian, please call Jessica Arnold for Adult & Teen events at 919.245.2537; Debbie Shreve for Youth programs at 919.245.2531; and Erin Sapienza for Carrboro Branch activities at 919.969.3006.

 

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

        ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO EXHIBIT LOCAL ARTIST MARNIE BLUM

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 30, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) Main Library will host a 22-piece exhibition by artist Marnie Blum. The artwork will be displayed in Hillsborough from June 1 through August 1.

The collection of mixed-media art focuses on the universal human experiences of the desire for connection, the reality of separation, and the undying hope of the human spirit.

Blum believes people are made of many layers and she reflects that in her layered work, creating symbolic and abstract depictions meant to evoke emotions and conversations from viewers.

“Each piece I create focuses on the complexity of human nature, relationships and emotions,” says Blum. “And while each piece has a story built into its making, it is through the lens of the viewer's personal experience that the story truly unfolds.”

Blum is an emerging artist who works primarily in water-based media (acrylics, inks, water-soluble crayons) but also incorporates clay, fibers, paper, and writings; she uses whatever she has in her studio to achieve the desired effect. She also explores expression through photography, drawing and design. Blum’s art, like her life, is driven by instinct and intuition.

She resides in Wake Forest, NC, and maintains an online presence at www.MarnieJBlum.com

The Orange County Public Library is committed to supporting the arts, sharing ideas and strengthening the Orange County community through the regular exhibition of local artwork. Each spring, the Main Library displays artwork from the Orange County Schools, as well as four to five additional juried exhibitions throughout the year.

For more information about arts in the library, please visit http://orangecountync.gov/library/artpolicy.asp

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES

JUNE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 29, 2014)—With Summer Reading beginning on June 1, visit the library this summer to check out all the books, e-books, movies, music, and magazines we have to offer. Read to win weekly prizes and join us for a host of activities and programs.

The following events are held at the OCPL Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough and are free to the public.

OCPL Main Library Computer Classes: Mon., June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 4:00 p.m. – NEW TIME!
Computer classes are free and open to everyone – no registration required. We'll meet in the large study room on the second floor. The library has six computers available for class participants on a first-come, first-served basis. 6/2 – Open Lab; 6/9 – e-Books; 6/16 – Excel Basics; 6/23 – Library Resources; 6/30 – Computer Basics

Read the Classics for Fun with Your Local Authors: Mon., June 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Join a book discussion like no other. Come talk classics with fellow readers and writers and get a fresh perspective on the classic books you've read and loved... or always meant to read. This month, authors Nathan Kotecki, James Maxey and Edmund Schubert discuss Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Get a copy from the library or find the free ebook online.

Darn Good Yarn: Wed., June 4, at 6:00 p.m.
Who doesn't like a darn good yarn? Come to knit or crochet a while, and enjoy the company of fellow yarn enthusiasts of all ages.

Evening Book Club: Tues., June 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Join the club – we are always welcoming new members! The Evening Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month and meetings are open to all. June’s selection is The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel and Bret Whitter.

Summer Reading Kick-off Event: Sat., June 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Help us kick off the summer at this outdoor event for the whole family. Games, crafts and entertainment for all ages from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the library’s parking lot. Live music by the Starlite String Band and Judy Woodall.

Tom Eamon - Local Author Event: Sat., June 14, at 4:00 p.m.
Tom Eamon is the author of The Making of a Southern Democracy. Come listen to his fascinating take on North Carolina politics from 1940 to the present. Event co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters, Friends of the Orange County Public Library and Purple Crow Bookstore.

Warm Firesides, Wide Porches: Remembering the 1940s in Hillsborough: Mon., June 16, at 6:00 p.m.
Sally Ann Webb McPherson grew up in Hillsborough in the 1940s and has written a book about her experience. Warm Firesides, Wide Porches is much more than a personal memoir; it is a history of the town itself with biographies of prominent Hillsborough family members who were instrumental in the founding of North Carolina and the nation. The history of family homes, churches and public buildings, most still existing today and open to the public are included. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event; sponsored by the Friends of the Orange County Public Library.

Funding Your Child’s Education: Tues., June 17, at 6:30 p.m.
It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s education expenses. Come learn about the different options that are out there and get the facts on how you can plan now to afford tuition in the future. Sign up at the OCPL Main Library Information Desk or call 919.245.2536.

Summer Movie Matinees: Fri., June 20 and 27, at 2:00 p.m.
This summer we’re doubling the fun with two Friday Movie Matinees each month in June and July. All movie showings at the library are free and open to the public! This month: 6/20 – The LEGO Movie, rated PG; 6/27 – Hubble (IMAX), rated G.

The OCPL Cybrary also offers free computer classes this month:
OCPL Cybrary Computer Classes: Sat., June 7, 14, 21, and 28, at 10:00 a.m.
Introductory computer classes presented in partnership with the UNC University Libraries. All classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited; please pre-register in person at the Cybrary (located inside The Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro Street in Carrboro) or by calling 919.918.7387. 6/7 – Word Basics; 6/14 – Excel Basics; 6/21 – PowerPoint Basics; 6/28 – Social Networking

For more information about events at OCPL, please visit http://www.bit.ly/ocplcal or call Jessica Arnold for Adult events at 919.245.2537 and Erin Sapienza for Cybrary activities at 919.918.7387.

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES JUNE PROGRAMS

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 29, 2014)— Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites youth of all ages to participate in a variety of free and fun activities in June as a part of Summer Reading 2014. From LEGOs to storytimes to theater productions, there’s something for everyone!

The OCPL Carrboro Branch—located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road—will host the following events this month.

OCPL Carrboro Branch Storytime: Sat., June 7, 14 and 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Join our librarians for engaging stories and fun crafts on Saturday mornings. The OCPL Carrboro Branch is located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Fayetteville Road in Chapel Hill.

Library Lab: Thurs., June 19 and 26, at 4:00 p.m.
Children ages 6-11 will explore science through this exciting and interactive program! All materials will be provided.

“Hansel and Gretel: The Science of Outsmarting a Witch”: Sat., June 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Rags to Riches Theater presents this adaptation of a classic tale with music, humor, improvisation, and audience participation. Join us for this special Summer Reading event at the OCPL Carrboro Branch!

The OCPL Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough will host the following free programs as well:

Kids Explore: Tues., June 3, 10, 17 and 24, at 3:30 p.m.
This 45-minute interactive program for children ages 5-8 explores LEGOs, art, science, and literature.

Tweens Discover: Thurs., June 12 and 19, at 4:00 p.m.
A 45-minute, fun-filled program for tweens ages 9-12!

Summer Reading Kick-off Event: Sat., June 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Help us kick off the summer at this outdoor event for the whole family. Games, crafts and entertainment for all ages from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the library’s parking lot. Live music by the Starlite String Band and Judy Woodall.

Gavel Club for Teens: Wed., June 18, at 6:00 p.m.
Let’s start a Gavel Club! Gavel Club meetings are learn-by-doing workshops in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure environment. Interested in joining Gavel Club? Let us know by signing up for this information and demo meeting!

Summer Movie Matinees: Fri., June 20 and 27, at 2:00 p.m.
This summer we’re doubling the fun with two Friday Movie Matinees each month in June and July. All movie showings at the library are free and open to the public! This month: 6/20 – The LEGO Movie, rated PG; 6/27 – Hubble (IMAX), rated G.

Family Literacy Program: Sat., June 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a family storytime, followed by a craft or activity. This 45-minute program is best for ages six and younger, but please feel free to come with siblings, parents and grandparents.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting: Wed., June 25, at 6:00 p.m.
The Orange County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of teen volunteers (ages 13-18) who are interested in being a part of the library’s programs and services aimed at a middle- and high-school aged audience. Learn more about TAB at www.orangecountync.gov/library/TAB.asp

OCPL Main Library Storytimes

  • Baby Lapsit – Mondays at 10:00 a.m. – 20-minute program for babies and their caregivers that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music and movement.
  • Tiny Tots Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 25-minute program for children from walkers to age three and their caregivers.
  • Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 30-minute program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
  • And join us for “Stay and Play” sessions after the Tiny Tots and Preschool morning storytimes. These free-play sessions offer educational toys, puppets and games to engage your child in early literacy learning and build social skills.

For more information about events at OCPL, please visit http://www.bit.ly/ocplcal or call Jessica Arnold for Teen events at 919.245.2537; Debbie Shreve for Youth Programs at 919.245.2531; and Erin Sapienza for Carrboro Branch activities at 919.969.3006.

 

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO BEGIN SUMMER READING

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 22, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) invites youth, teens and adults to fill their summer days with stories and fun activities by participating in the summer reading program.

The theme of this year’s youth summer reading program is “Fizz. Boom. Read.” Explore science through a variety of activities, including weekly storytimes for the little ones, programs for school-age children, Saturday morning family story and craft times, a theater performance and magic shows.

Summer reading will be offered in both Hillsborough and Carrboro. Registration begins on June 1, and programs continue through the end of July.

A summer reading Kick-off Extravaganza will be held at the OCPL Main Library in Hillsborough on Saturday, June 14, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This will include games, crafts, live music, face painting, prize drawings, and more.

With a large selection of books, e-books and audiobooks, as well as performances, programs and prizes, the summer reading program offers something for everyone.

Children who join the OCPL Main Library summer reading club keep track of minutes read and bring their reading log to the library each week to receive prizes. In lieu of receiving prizes, children can earn Book Bucks and donate a book to a child in need throughout our community.

All children who “read to give” a book will have their name and Book Buck posted in the OCPL Main Library. Participants in the OCPL Carrboro Branch reading club will receive a free book at the end of the summer.
There are also events and activities for teens and adults, including author visits, Friday movie matinees, and more. Teens and adults can enter weekly drawings for prize books and gift certificates by submitting a ticket for each book read. Those who write reviews of books read can earn the chance to win one of two Kindle Fire e-reader tablets, donated by the Friends of the Orange County Public Library.

For more details about the OCPL summer reading program, please visit http://www.orangecountync.gov/library/SummerReading2014.asp or access the library’s Events Calendar.

To speak with a librarian, please call Jessica Arnold for Adult & Teen events at 919.245.2537; Debbie Shreve for Youth programs at 919.245.2531; and Erin Sapienza for Carrboro Branch activities at 919.969.3006.

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Media Contact
Lucinda Munger, Director
Orange County Public Library
Phone: 919.245.2525
lmunger@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO OPEN ON A DELAYED SCHEDULE

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 9, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) Main Library and the OCPL Cybrary will open later than usual on Friday, May 16, and Friday, May 30.

On those days the Main Library will open at 11:00 a.m. and the Cybrary at 11:30 a.m. Library staff is participating in professional development sessions prior to the openings.

OCPL is always open online at www.orangecountync.gov/library

Browse the library’s extensive collection of books, e-books, movies, music, and more. Place holds and renewals, and access numerous databases online with your library card.

The OCPL Main Library is located at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough. The OCPL Cybrary is located in The Carrboro Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro Street.

 

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