In October, the library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis. March: Book One is a graphic memoir that chronicles Lewis’ struggle for civil and human rights. The month-long celebration’s kickoff weekend will begin with “Durham Marches Together,” a unity march celebrating Durham’s history and progress on civil rights. The march will start at 9 a.m. at the Main Library on Saturday, Oct. 4, and
Congratulations to the inaugural Durham County Leadership Academy class. On Tuesday September 30, 16 Durham County employees were recognized for their achievement at the Durham Convention Center. Graduates of the Leadership Academy began their journey January 2014, and in the span of nine months, were led through a series of courses designed to further develop leadership potential. Academy instructors included Human Resources staff, the County Manager’s Office, department dir
Have you seen those pesky green worms falling from trees? They stick to your clothes, hair, and squish under your feet. They are cankerworms, and they are a big problem for Durham’s trees. Luckily, we can band together to save them by placing sticky bands around our trees. The bands capture the cankerworms and keep them from destroying these majestic trees. We need your help to help us band together to save our trees. Trees Across Durham (TAD) is holding meetings in September
For the last 25 years, SAMHSA has designated September as National Recovery Month for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. The Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center is hosting a recovery celebration on Thursday, September 25, from noon to 7 p.m. The free event, to be held at the Human Services Building at 414 E. Main St., will focus on the multitude of pathways to recovery. This celebration will feature inspiring speakers, healthy food demonstrations, zumba and
Save the Date for the 2014 Take A Loved One to the Doctor event on Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Human Services Building. Bring your loved one to take part in health screenings, food and exercise demonstrations and activities for kids. More details will follow in the coming weeks at the event website.
Take A Loved One to the Doctor, an initiative started in 2002 by The Tom Joyner Morning Show and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was