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September 22, 2015

NC Lit Map and friends at the Bookmarks Festival!

Hi all:

The NC Lit Map had a great time handing out tote bags and telling folks about the North Carolina Literary Map at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, on September 12th.

We happened to have a table right next to our friends at the NC Writer's Network.  How awesome was that!

NC Poet Laureate to speak at UNCG

September 8, 2015

Award Winning Author Coming to UNCG!

Kwame Alexander, poet, author, and recipient of the 2015 John Newbery Medal, is coming to the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina next week.  On September 12, Alexander will appear at the Winston Square Park at 10:15 AM in Winston-Salem during their Bookmarks Festival.  The author will also speak on September 14 at 7 PM in the Elliott University Center Auditorium at the UNC-Greensboro campus in Greensboro.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Do not miss your chance to meet this accomplished, award-winning author!

For more information, please visit the Friends of the UNCG Libraries blog post.

August 27, 2015

Greensboro: "One City One Book" Kickoff

The "One City, One Book" official kickoff is THIS weekend, August 29 and 30!  This year's chosen title is "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson.  The Greensboro Public Library, along with several community partners, will be sponsoring this event.  For more information, please visit the Greensboro Public Library "One City, One Book" webpage.  Hope to see you there!

Plus, starting in September, many lectures, hikes, movies, and more for young and old alike will be held on a regularly scheduled basis until November.  Interested?  Please download the "Calendar of Events" brochure on their website!

August 6, 2015

North Carolina Bookwatch on UNC-TV

Want to learn more about North Carolina authors' lives and books on the small screen?  Then please check out the North Carolina Bookwatch website on UNC-TV for upcoming schedules or to search for previous episodes.  The current television airings for this series are Fridays at 9 pm on UNC-MX and Sundays at 12 pm and Thursdays at 5 pm on UNC-TV.  Enjoy!

July 30, 2015

Bookmarks Book Club

Bookmarks has begun a new book club, and it's open to the public!  Please RSVP by emailing The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month (with the exception of holidays) at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held at Coffee Park Arts inside the Milton Rhodes Center at 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem.

Upcoming schedule:
Tuesday, August 25 - Bookmarks Festival preview and information session
Tuesday, September 29 - Re Jane by Patricia Park
Tuesday, October 27 - The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
Tuesday, December 1 - After Alice by Gregory Maguire

July 23, 2015

The Lost Colony of Manteo North Carolina

In 1587, a small group of English men, women, and children came to what is now known as Manteo, North Carolina, to begin a new colony.  Three years later, when supply ships returned from England, the colonists had vanished without a trace.  The mystery of what happened was never truly solved.

Every summer since 1937, an outdoor play based on these events occurs nightly in Manteo.  For more information or if interested in attending the drama, please visit this website.  In addition, many books have been written about The Lost Colony, some of which are in the NC Literary Map.  Virginia Dare, who was born in this colony, has also been discussed in various titles.