Special Library Fest Episode! An interview with artist and illustrator Gordon C. James about how he creates amazing art, how he feels about libraries, and the impact of art in society.
Gordon C. James read It Doesn't Take a Genius by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. And the authors and illustrators of Whose Toes Are Those? and Whose Knees Are These? are Sally Symes and Nick Sharratt, and Jabari Asim and LeUyen Pham.
See all Library Fest events at the Library Fest website!
Durham County Library, in partnership with Durham Library Foundation, is hosting the inaugural Library Fest Monday, April 5, through Saturday, April 10, 2021. Library Fest is a community celebration during National Library Week that showcases the library system’s exceptional services. With speaker events featuring The Vanishing Half author Brit Bennett, Transcendent Kingdom author Yaa Gyasi, “Purple STEAM” artist Volkan Alkanoglu, and YouTuber Daniel Davis (aka Tinkernut), to name a few, Library Fest will be a diverse representation of the many ways the library can be a part of our lives.
While Library Fest will feature a community reading program with opportunities for readers to engage with authors and illustrators, there’s more to it than just books! Some of the many services we will be highlighting include our new Business Services department, our makerspaces, our support for the arts and humanities, our North Carolina Collection, our new gaming and media center, our outreach to the Hispanic community, and much more. To learn more about the programs offered and registration, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org/LibraryFest.
Music for this podcast was made by Robert Isaacs.