Renaming the Charleston library she served for 30 years is a fitting tribute to Cynthia Hurd, one of the nine churchgoers killed during the AME Shooting last…

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THERE’S A BOOK FOR THAT!   In February, Wake County Public Libraries will be hosting drop-in sessions featuring librarians with great book suggestions related to African American history.  Librarians will provide one-on-one personal reading recommendations and short book talks in celebration of Black History Month. The hour-long informal sessions are free and […]

Drop in a regional library of Wake County Public Libraries to receive great tips from the best books on holiday cooking, entertaining, decorating, and more.  Librarians will be on site for about an hour to provide one-on-one reading recommendations and/or book talks all about the upcoming holidays.  Sessions are free and no registration is necessary. […]

Find great bargains on gently used books at the Friends of the Durham Library Fall Book Sale, October 4-6 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham 27701. Thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are categorized for easy shopping in the library’s auditorium and garage, and under tents set up for the event. […]

The Fuquay-Varina Community Library, 133 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, will reopen on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10 a.m., with extended hours. The library closed in August for minor renovations including fresh paint, new carpet, and a new building layout to make the space more user-friendly. All Wake community libraries extended operating hours effective Tuesday, September […]

Beginning on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, Wake libraries extended operating hours in all regional and community libraries. Hours had been shortened in 2009 due to budget reductions. In addition, libraries will offer more story times for young children, ages five and under, on Saturdays, and will add more programming for school-aged children throughout September. The […]

As summer comes to an end, Wake Libraries wants to help library patrons focus on their careers, homework and planning for the future. The following events are free, but registration is required. To register, call the library of interest. Cultivating Kindness in the Work Place Consultant and internal communications expert Amanda Davis will share insights […]

Wake County’s North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, is one of only 100 locations in the country to host the popular “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” film and music series. Each week from September through early October, North Regional Library will highlight one […]

The Chapel Hill Public Library, now in much newer and bigger digs after a renovation and expansion project, is expanding its weekend hours, which means it now can offer some special weekend programming. Starting Saturday, the new weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m., Sundays. Here are some […]

Wake County Public Libraries has partnered with Barnes & Noble to support the libraries’ book collection. People are encouraged to visit one of the four Wake County Barnes & Noble locations on Saturday, August 24, 2013, and mention the library when making a purchase. A percentage of each purchase will go to the library system. […]

Wake County Public Libraries will launch a new series of librarian-led book discussions in September. The discussion groups are open to the general public and feature a menu of options in each location. Choices, as selected by the librarians, might include Genres (Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Inspirational or African American), Non Fiction on […]

Musicians from the North Carolina Symphony will offer live performances and the Symphony’s Instrument Zoo for young children in the six regional library locations. This music education program is designed for preschool children and their families and is sponsored by the “Grow Up Great” initiative from PNC Bank. The program is free, but registration is […]