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I Am Every Good Thing

Meet Derrick Barnes & Gordon C. James

2021-04-05 10:00:00 2021-04-05 11:00:00 America/New_York I Am Every Good Thing Join us as we kick off Library Fest with author, Derrick Barnes and illustrator, Gordon C. James! City Council member, Pierce Freelon will moderate the discussion of this upbeat and empowering book! Virtual Events

Monday, April 05
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2021-04-05 10:00:00 2021-04-05 11:00:00 America/New_York I Am Every Good Thing Join us as we kick off Library Fest with author, Derrick Barnes and illustrator, Gordon C. James! City Council member, Pierce Freelon will moderate the discussion of this upbeat and empowering book! Virtual Events

Join us as we kick off Library Fest with author, Derrick Barnes and illustrator, Gordon C. James! City Council member, Pierce Freelon will moderate the discussion of this upbeat and empowering book!

                                                                                                 

Speakers

Derrick Barnes
Author
Derrick Barnes is the author of the New York Times bestseller The King of Kindergarten, as well as the critically acclaimed multi-award-winning picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut which received a Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. He also wrote the bestselling chapter book series Ruby and the Booker Boys. In 2020, he became the only author, in the history of the award, to have won the Kirkus Prize twice for his twelfth release, the New York Times bestseller, I Am Every Good Thing. Derrick is a graduate of Jackson State University (BA-Marketing ’99) and was the first African-American male creative copywriter hired by greeting cards giant Hallmark Cards. He is a native of Kansas City, MO, but currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his enchanting wife, Dr. Tinka Barnes, and their four sons, the Mighty Barnes Brothers.

Gordon C. James
Illustrator
Gordon C. James is the award-winning illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes, for which Gordon received the Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor and Ezra Jack Keats Honor awards, among others. Some of his other works include illustrations of Patricia McKissack’s Scraps of Time series.

Pierce Freelon
Moderator
Pierce Freelon is an American politician, musician and academic. He is a current member of Durham City Council representing Ward 3. Freelon is the founder of Blackspace, an Afrofuturist digital makerspace. He co-founded Beat Making Lab, an Emmy Award winning PBS web-series. He is co-director, writer and composer of The History of White People in America, a PBS animated series. He is a Children's Music artist and producer.

Virtual Events


Hours
Mon, Apr 12 Closed
Tue, Apr 13 Closed
Wed, Apr 14 Closed
Thu, Apr 15 Closed
Fri, Apr 16 Closed
Sat, Apr 17 Closed
Sun, Apr 18 Closed

About the branch

Virtual events take place online. Check the event description for links and more information about how to join.

Upcoming events

Sat, Apr 17, 9:45am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
The pandemic and other recent events have been hard on all of us in different ways. Take some time to reconnect with your body in this guided virtual yoga class with Durham-based teacher Patty Adams.

Sat, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Room
Writer's block got you stuck? You can beat it! Join writer Erim Akpan for practical tips to help you break free.

Sat, Apr 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Join our online penguin party! Today we will be making clay penguins with the help of Ms. Cynthia! Please pick up your clay from Stanford L. Warren Library before the day of the Penguin Party.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
Join us for an interactive, live virtual lapsit-style storytime program via Zoom for babies & their caregivers focusing on early literacy! Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking/0-18 mths.

Tue, Apr 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email mbelford@dconc.gov to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al mbelford@dconc.gov para recibir la info de zoom.

Tue, Apr 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please email Phil at plocey@dconc.gov to inquire about availability.

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the evening Crochet Club!

Wed, Apr 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Wed, Apr 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room
Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Wed, Apr 21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Cook, compare, chat!

Canceled
Wed, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join our online penguin party! Today we will be making clay penguins with the help of Ms. Cynthia! Please pick up your clay from Stanford L. Warren Library before the day of the Penguin Party.

Wed, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Penguin Pottery Party
Join our online penguin party! Today we will be making clay penguins with the help of Ms. Cynthia! Please pick up your clay from Stanford L. Warren Library before the day of the Penguin Party.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Zoom Room
Be creative and paint your landscape with artist Christine! Art Kits will be provided for free! Pick them up at East Regional Library. Space is limited so register soon!
This event is full

Thu, Apr 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
We will be learning about the art of flower pressing. Register for the Zoom link!

Thu, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
The Eno River Association has published its first Eno River Journal in 20 years: Ribbons of Color Along the Eno River: The History of African Americans and People of Color Living on the Eno.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Zoom Room
Virtual community of retired citizens sharing stories, strategies, joys and sorrows. All ages and people are invited and celebrated. Join in and make it fun!

Rescheduled
Sat, Apr 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New date Wednesday, April 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sign up and do some fun experiments.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join our online penguin party! Today we will be making clay penguins with the help of Ms. Cynthia! Please pick up your clay from Stanford L. Warren Library before the day of the Penguin Party.

Mon, Apr 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Penguin Pottery Party
Join our online penguin party! Today we will be making clay penguins with the help of Ms. Cynthia! Please pick up your clay from Stanford L. Warren Library before the day of the Penguin Party.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a live, virtual Story Time for LGBTQ+ children and families, every other Monday at 10:30am. Allies also welcome and encouraged to join!

Tue, Apr 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email mbelford@dconc.gov to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al mbelford@dconc.gov para recibir la info de zoom.

Tue, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room
A virtual write-in for those participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in April.

Wed, Apr 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Meeting Room
Join us for fun, lively discussions on a variety of fiction titles.

Wed, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Wed, Apr 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room
Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Wed, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Zoom Room
Sign up and do some fun experiments.

Thu, Apr 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
We are making ice cream in HLL! Register to receive the zoom link.

Thu, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
All things romance!

Mon, May 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
Join us for an interactive, live virtual lapsit-style storytime program via Zoom for babies & their caregivers focusing on early literacy! Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking/0-18 mths.

Tue, May 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email mbelford@dconc.gov to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al mbelford@dconc.gov para recibir la info de zoom.

Tue, May 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please email Phil at plocey@dconc.gov to inquire about availability.

Tue, May 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the evening Crochet Club!

Wed, May 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Wed, May 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room
Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Wed, May 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
This month we are looking at Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz, where we will find out if a young Bruce Wayne was ready to be Batman in high school.

Thu, May 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
Join us for Homeschool Learning Lab! We will learn about a different country each month. Register online and pick up a supply bag at North Regional Library!

Thu, May 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join this year’s Piedmont Laureate, Kelly Starling Lyons, in conversation with three award-winning artists in the field of culturally diverse children’s literature.Register

Sat, May 08, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Delve deep into dark dungeons and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving home.

Mon, May 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a live, virtual Story Time for LGBTQ+ children and families, every other Monday at 10:30am. Allies also welcome and encouraged to join!

Mon, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Join us this month virtually on Zoom to discuss "The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes" by Ruth Hogan. Registration required.

Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the morning Crochet Club!

Tue, May 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email mbelford@dconc.gov to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al mbelford@dconc.gov para recibir la info de zoom.

Wed, May 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Wed, May 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room
Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Room
Join us for a science lesson! Register online to get the link and pick up a supply bag at North Regional Library!