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Location: Raleigh, NC 27603, United States

Little Libraries

There are 6 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Suite 129, 8109 Fayetteville Road, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27603
Lazy Lion Books (4.9 miles)
601 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
133 S. Fuquay Ave., Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526
300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs, NC 27540
908 Seventh Avenue, Garner, North Carolina 27529
6051 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27518
2450 Walnut Street, Cary, NC 27511
5533 NC HWY 42 W D-96, Garner, NC 27529
301 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27511
1301 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
1420 Athens Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606
1070 Partners Way, Rayleigh, NC 27606
700 Research Dr., Raleigh, NC 27695
2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Dr., Apex, NC 27502
760 SE Maynard, Cary, NC 27511
1601-14 Cross Link Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
123B North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502
118 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
118 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Animazement 2012 (10.5 miles)
500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Animazement 2011 (10.5 miles)
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Animazement 2013 (10.5 miles)
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-7114
White Rabbit Books (10.6 miles)
309 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Local events

Dec
3
Colonial Christmas Open House 2016
The Joel Lane Museum House, Saturday, December 3 at 11am
Event: Joel Lane Museum House presents “A Colonial Christmas” Open House

Time: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC (at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Streets), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St. and not far from downtown.

Admission: Open to the public—donations requested

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: joellane@bellsouth.net; web site: www.joellane.org

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of North Carolina’s Capital,” will sponsor its annual Colonial Christmas Open House celebration on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested.

The house will be decorated with traditional greenery and will reflect the very different way in which colonists and early Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday. Information about the house and grounds will be offered by costumed docents; re-enactors will demonstrate scenes of 18th-century life; the sounds of live music will fill the air; and other interpreters will entertain children with colonial games and crafts through the “Hands-on History” program.

Colonel Joel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Militia during the American Revolutionary War. (joellanehouse)
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Mar
3
Queen Victoria and the Victorian Novel
The Joel Lane Museum House, Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7pm
Elliot Engel will speak on “Queen Victoria and the Victorian Novel”on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7 pm at Raleigh Moravian Church, 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. General admission tickets will be $27.00 per person. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check payable to Joel Lane Museum House to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605 or visit Eventbrite.com. Your tickets will be held at will call. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event. The doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Engel reveals the fascinating story of how Victoria came to the British throne in 1837, a tale with more incredible twists and turns than any novel written during her reign. He also reveals and explains the brilliance of the 40,000 novels published during her period which has been called the greatest flowering of fiction in the history of our language.

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Engel now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA he won that university’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines including Newsweek. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays which he has written have been produced during the last ten years.

For his scholarship and teaching, Dr. Engel has received North Carolina’s Adult Education Award, North Carolina State’s Alumni Professorship, and the Victorian Society’s Award of Merit. Most recently, for his thirty years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England.

Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs. The sales of Dr. Engel’s books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital which Dickens helped found in London in 1852.

Professor Engel continues to teach outside the classroom and give literary and historical programs throughout the world. He also presents assemblies at elementary, middle, and high schools, and his educational CDs are used in classrooms around the country. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking, and vacationing in exotic locations where he is not asked to deliver even one lecture. (joellanehouse)
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Event location: Raleigh Moravian Church, 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Apr
13
Lecture: Who Will Polish the Silver? A Baby Boomer’s Remembrance
The Joel Lane Museum House, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7pm
Marie Land Avery will speak on her book, "Who Will Polish the Silver? A Baby Boomer’s Remembrance," in which she recalls growing up in the 1940s South and reflects on the experiences of her childhood that shaped her life. The lecture is Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission is $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

“Who Will Polish the Silver?” is uniquely told through the parallel voices of young Missy – as Marie was known to friends and family – growing up in North Carolina and older Missy, who examines how the values instilled in childhood stayed with her throughout her life. Young Missy’s perspectives are those of a child aged between 4 and 10, and she relates them in first person, present tense. Older Missy’s experiences reflect those of her childhood and are recounted in first person, past tense.

Missy grew up surrounded by several generations of an eccentric Southern family during a time when Victorian manners and Civil War pride still permeated the culture. This memoir reveals how her character and personality have been influenced by her relationships with her accomplished family, particularly great aunt Mamee and her maternal grandparents; and by her adoration of her father, an attorney and soldier who raised his three daughters and son to value education and achievement in any field they might choose.

Reminiscent of “The Help” and “Steel Magnolias,” “Who Will Polish the Silver?” offers a unique Southern memoir that paints a true picture of the times with appreciation and humor.

Marie Land Avery Mickey grew up in Statesville, North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Phi Beta Kappa English major, and a master’s degree from Emory University where she was a member of the classical honorary society. She has been a teacher and a pharmaceutical executive. She has three children and two granddaughters and lives with her husband and two dogs in Raleigh, North Carolina. (joellanehouse)
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