• A Daughter's Mental Illness and Overcoming Stigma
    January 24, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Community members Tim and Dawn Woody discuss their daughter's mental illness and overcoming stigma. The talk will feature Patrick Corrigan's book Coming Out Proud: to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness. Sponsored by NAMI Orange, Faith Connections on Mental Illness, Mental Health Community Connections: Children and Youth, and Stand By Me NC.
  • Julius Chambers
    April 26, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Local authors Richard Rosen and Joseph Mosnier recently released a biography of Julius Chambers: A Life in the Struggle for Civil Rights that connects the details of Chambers's life to the wider struggle to secure racial equity through the development of modern civil rights law.

    Joining them for a panel discussion is Adam Stein, and Ted Shaw. Stein is a principal architect of a litigation strategy that helped define and strengthen civil rights jurisprudence starting in the late 1960s. Shaw is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the UNC‐CH. He previously served as director‐counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
  • Jane Austen
    May 11, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - A Truth Universally Acknowledged: the Enduring Popularity of Jane Austen
    From painstaking historical miniseries to web series to finger puppets, we just can’t seem to get enough of Jane Austen and her six best-known books. What keeps us coming back to Jane, almost two hundred years after her death? Join us for a panel discussion on the rise and continued rise of Jane Austen’s popularity, with Professors James Thompson and Inger Brodey, co-founders of the Jane Austen Summer Program at UNC-CH, Chapel Hill Public Library Readers’ Services Coordinator (and top-secret romance novelist) Susan Maguire, and more.
  • Lead Exposure
    June 12, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Learn about the most common and preventable sources of childhood lead exposure in Orange County and strategies that parents and caregivers can practice to reduce the risk of lead exposure to young children.

    An Environmental Health Specialist, NC Certified Lead Risk Assessor and Healthy Homes Specialist with more than 15 years of experience investigating children with environmental lead exposure will lead the talk and suggest low-cost ways to keep households and families safe. Meeting Room A.

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