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Canceled

African Writers Book Club

A discussion group for fiction and nonfiction written by authors from around the African continent.

September: The Old Drift  by Namwali Serpell

October: House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

November: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

No meeting in December; will return in January!

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

TAGS: | Patrick Holt |

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Phone: 919-560-8590
Location Manager:
Ruth Link (interim)

Hours
Mon, Dec 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 11 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Dec 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 13 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 14 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 15 2:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

A renovated and expanded Southwest Regional Library opened in 2010 at 25,000 sq ft. The library features free wireless internet access, public computers, printing and fax services, and meeting space. 

Upcoming events

Sat, Dec 14, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sat, Dec 14, 9:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Practice your Spanish conversation skills weekly at this informal gathering; intermediate and advanced session at 9:30, beginners session at 10:45.

Sat, Dec 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Clases gratis de ciudadania / Free citizenship classes

Sat, Dec 14, 10:15am - 10:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, finglerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Sat, Dec 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, fingerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Sat, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Rock Your Ugly Sweater and join us for fun crafts, a photo booth and much more. Drop into the Children's Program Room between 3 pm and 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

Sat, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Avid card-maker Martinette Horner will lead this workshop on crafting your own cards to share with family and friends. Materials provided, so just bring your creativity! Registration is Required.
This event is full

Sun, Dec 15, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sun, Dec 15, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
This class is for students with previous Zentangle experience who want to go deeper in their use of shading, strings, auras and fragments while learning new patterns.

Mon, Dec 16, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Dec 16, 9:15am - 10:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy this interactive music program. We sing songs, march to the beat and have parachute play. When time allows we end with a book. For children up to age 5.

Mon, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
A storytime just for baby with simple songs, stories and bubbles! Well behaved siblings are welcome.

Mon, Dec 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 4:45pm
You will have 1 hour to build a gingerbread house using the materials provided. Your gingerbread house must be based on a book of your choosing. Please register. For grades 6-12.

Mon, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
You will have 1 hour to build a gingerbread house using the materials provided. Your gingerbread house must be based on a book of your choosing. Please register. For grades 6-12.

Mon, Dec 16, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
mbelford@dconc.gov with questions- Ms. D will be teaching sign language to families to help communication with kids at home- Class will have a Spanish interpreter. Sign up required due to space.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Dec 17, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Tue, Dec 17, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Tue, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Stories and songs for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
ESL

Canceled
Tue, Dec 17, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
A discussion group for fiction and nonfiction written by authors from around the African continent.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Professional volunteers providing mentoring and workshops on entrepreneurship and business planning. to register for your session with SCORE, call (919) 240-7765 https://chapelhilldurham.score.org

Tue, Dec 17, 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
You will have 1 hour to build a gingerbread house using the materials provided. Your gingerbread house must be based on a book of your choosing. Please register. For grades 6-12.

Tue, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Love crafts? Join us for Kids Crafts, every other Tuesday from 4:00-4:30. For ages 5-7. * Registration of each individual child is required! If you run into issues registering call (919) 560-8592.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Exercise.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Ms. Olivia for all types of stories (including bedtime), songs and occasional nonsense on Tuesday nights. PJs and stuffed animals are welcome.

Tue, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Join our needle arts group. Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest, meet your neighbors, and show off your craft.

Wed, Dec 18, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Wed, Dec 18, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Canceled
Wed, Dec 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a fun and wacky Wednesday with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly music. This program is for children aged 3 to 5.

Wed, Dec 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Hola Amigos, join Ms. Patty in the Children's Program Room for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there!

Wed, Dec 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, and Mah Jong) with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new!

Wed, Dec 18, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Ever wanted to be a spy? Join Miss Julia (codename: Agent J) and learn a new spy skill every month! Ages 8+, registration required!

Thu, Dec 19, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Thu, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Program includes songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! Well behaved children are welcome.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
ESL

Thu, Dec 19, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

Thu, Dec 19, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join us at Southwest and let us show you how you can make your own set of DIY: Winter Glass Magnets! Supplies provided Ages 8+ * Register Required.

Thu, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Diversión familiar No puedes atraparme … Prepárese para dos grandes historias "La Gingerbread Girl" y "Señorita Gordita". * Tendran que llegar a las 5:30 pm.

Thu, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

Thu, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join in the fun of collective couponing, and learn from fellow couponers ways to save even more money on your grocery bill.

Fri, Dec 20, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Fri, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination.

Sat, Dec 21, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sat, Dec 21, 9:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Practice your Spanish conversation skills weekly at this informal gathering; intermediate and advanced session at 9:30, beginners session at 10:45.

Sun, Dec 22, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Dec 23, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Mon, Dec 23, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Dec 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Kids will treat their parents like Robots as they instruct using arrow instructions.

Mon, Dec 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Dec 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Dec 24, All day
All Durham County Libray locations will be closed for the Winter Holiday.

Wed, Dec 25, All day
All Durham County Libray locations will be closed for the Winter Holiday.

Thu, Dec 26, All day
All Durham County Libray locations will be closed for the Winter Holiday.

Fri, Dec 27, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sat, Dec 28, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sat, Dec 28, 9:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Practice your Spanish conversation skills weekly at this informal gathering; intermediate and advanced session at 9:30, beginners session at 10:45.

Sun, Dec 29, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Dec 30, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Dec 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Dec 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Dec 31, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Tue, Dec 31, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Wear your party clothes and come count down until 12 noon with us! We'll ring in the "noon" year with crafts, activities, and a count down 'til noon!

Wed, Jan 01, All day
All Durham County Library locations will be closed for New Year's Day.

Thu, Jan 02, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Thu, Jan 02, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Thu, Jan 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jan 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New date Thursday, January 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Come talk about your favorite books with fellow romance readers!

Fri, Jan 03, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Fri, Jan 03, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sat, Jan 04, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Sat, Jan 04, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sun, Jan 05, All day
We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday with family and friends. We will have a small Holiday Programming Break and will be back Monday, January 6th. Happy New Year and See you soon!

Sun, Jan 05, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sun, Jan 05, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
This class is for students with previous Zentangle experience who want to go deeper in their use of shading, strings, auras and fragments while learning new patterns.

Mon, Jan 06, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Jan 06, 9:15am - 10:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
We sing, move to the music, march, play with the parachute and end with a read-aloud. Best for children who are mobile. (For children up to age 5)

Mon, Jan 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Jan 06, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Jan 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120
Anyone can be a leader! Develop leadership skills with Duke University students through hands-on activities, public speaking, and open discussions. Please register. For teens and tweens.

Mon, Jan 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Jan 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.

Tue, Jan 07, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Tue, Jan 07, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join Jess Kelly from Signs of Learning for a sign language class just for you and baby!

Tue, Jan 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join Jess Kelly from Signs of Learning for a sign language class just for you and baby!

Tue, Jan 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Exercise

Tue, Jan 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Mental Health Awareness

Tue, Jan 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Bring your cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, or embroidery to Southwest. Meet your neighbors and show off your craft.

Wed, Jan 08, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Wed, Jan 08, 9:45am - 10:15am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join us for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. An opportunity to get out some energy by dancing to fun children's music. This program is for children 3 to 5.

Wed, Jan 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 3-6. * Registration Required (SW)
Registration opens Wednesday, December 25 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Jan 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day to play some old favorites (including Rummikub, Dominoes and Mah Jong) with fellow gamers, and try something new!

Wed, Jan 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
The scientific community has been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.

Thu, Jan 09, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Thu, Jan 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! (Siblings are welcome.)

Thu, Jan 09, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a fun and exciting Craft Time. Supplies provided. For Ages 2-4. * Registration Required (SW)
Registration opens Thursday, December 26 2019 at 9:00am

Thu, Jan 09, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Create a groovy lava lamp, using everyday kitchen items. For teens and tweens, ages 9 and up. Please register.

Thu, Jan 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Join members of the Durham Orange Quilters Guild for social quilting, support, and fun. The bee is open to anyone interested, but you will need to bring your own sewing machine or handwork supplies.

Thu, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Adventurous readers unite!

Thu, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Come talk about your favorite books with fellow romance readers!

Fri, Jan 10, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Fri, Jan 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Are you ready to squish, knead and create new things? Join us for Play-Doh Lab, all you need to bring is your imagination.

Sat, Jan 11, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Sat, Jan 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, finglerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Sat, Jan 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, fingerplays and books! All ages welcomed

Sat, Jan 11, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Join us for a showcase featuring student photographers from Gigi's Playhouse!

Sat, Jan 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Southwest - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a fun craft, hot chocolate, and much more! Kids of All Ages and Parents Welcomed! No Registration Required.

Sun, Jan 12, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Jan 13, All day
Don't you want to read more books this winter? Book Bingo is easy -- read books, get prizes! Come to the children's desk, pick up your card, and get started. All ages welcome! Dec 14th-January 31st!

Mon, Jan 13, 9:15am - 10:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
We sing, move to the music, march, play with the parachute and end with a read-aloud. Best for children who are mobile. (For children up to age 5)

Mon, Jan 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Jan 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! For babies up to 23 months.

Mon, Jan 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #2 - Room 120
Anyone can be a leader! Develop leadership skills with Duke University students through hands-on activities, public speaking, and open discussions. Please register. For teens and tweens.

Mon, Jan 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room
Need an excuse to get moving and get fit?

Mon, Jan 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southwest - Tutoring/Study Room #1 - Room 125
Come test out your mah jongg skills with players of all skill level. Be sure to bring your tiles and cards.