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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

Apr
13
Lecture: Who Will Polish the Silver? A Baby Boomer’s Remembrance
The Joel Lane Museum House, Thursday, April 13 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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May
7
Lecture: “Lunsford Lane of Raleigh: Blackness, Manhood, Slavery, and Freedom in Antebellum America”
The Joel Lane Museum House, Sunday, May 7 at 2pm
Event: Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on "Lunsford Lane of Raleigh: Blackness, Manhood, Slavery, and Freedom in Antebellum America” by Craig Friend


Time: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00pm

Location: 160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the corner of Hargett St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.

Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH’s educational programming and site preservation.

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

Craig Friend digs more deeply into the familiar story of Lunsford Lane, born a slave in 1803 Raleigh. He purchased his freedom in 1835 and that of his family in 1842. Attendees are encouraged to read the "Narrative of Lunsford Lane," available online at http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/lanelunsford/lane.html

A lecture on “Lunsford Lane of Raleigh: Blackness, Manhood, Slavery, and Freedom in Antebellum America” by Craig Friend will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $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.

Craig Thompson Friend is professor of history and director of public history at NC State University. He has written two books on the early history of Kentucky and has edited collections on masculinity, the family, and death culture in the American South. He is currently working on a biography of Lunsford Lane. (joellanehouse)
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Mar
23
James T. Hamilton, Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism
North Carolina Museum of History, Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7pm
James T. Hamilton, Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism

Speaking and signing, North Carolina Museum of History, sponsored by the News & Observer (added from Harvard University Press)
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