Out Loud in the Library

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April 7, 2021  

Library Fest: Tayari Jones

April 7, 2021

Special Library Fest Episode! Big deal alert!

An interview with award-winning author Tayari Jones. Her books include An American Marriage, Silver Sparrow, Leaving Atlanta, and more. We talk about typewriters, libraries, happy mail, and more!

She will be appearing at 10:30 AM on April 10th for a Morning Call. Register for the event at the Library Fest website. You won't want to miss it!


Tayari Jones read The Searcher by Tana French and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie.

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.


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Music for this podcast was made by Robert Isaacs.