Events for adults


Chapel Hill Public Library is one of several organizations celebrating the life and legacy of the abolitionist, orator, and newspaper publisher Frederick Douglass on the occasion of his 200th birthday. For a look at more events in our community celebrating Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday, visit the Orange County website       Douglass portrait by Read More


Monthly talks on fascinating areas of science, followed by an educational activity and live demonstrations. Hosted by students from UNC in Meeting Room A.Read More


Join friends from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for an interactive program about the native animals and natural objects that live outside our door. Get up close to live animals, including turtles, snakes, and amphibians! For kids in grades K-5.Read More


Participants will learn about and work with a variety of measuring tools used every day by scientists around the world. Students will complete a variety of measurements as they explore how to choose the right tools for an experiment. Each family group will get a kit of materials to explore together during the program. Capped Read More


Discover the world of birds using replicas and study specimens to learn about their adaptations and become familiar with the songs and behaviors of common North Carolina species. *Note: this program does not include live animals. Starts in Meeting Room B and, weather permitting, concludes outside as we look for some bird together. Capped at Read More

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