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23rd Annual Winter Stories for Children of All Ages


Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at the Friends of the Library 23rd annual Winter Stories program. Library staff members and students from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will provide music and lead sing-alongs.

Thursday, December 3
5:00pm cookies & cocoa, main lobby
5:30pm program,
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public

Chronicles of Empire: Spain in the Americas


Spain’s discovery, conquest, and settlement of the Western hemisphere are the topics of an exhibition in Wilson Library’s Saltarelli exhibit room. Chronicles of Empire: Spain in the Americas showcases more than 50 early printed volumes from the Rare Book Collection. It will be on view through Jan. 10, 2016.

Image source: Primera, segvnda, y tercera partes de la Araucana…

Through January 10, 2016
Saltarelli Exhibit Room
Free and open to the public

Wootten & Johnston: Pioneer Female Photographers and North Carolina’s Preservation Movement


During the 1930s, photographers Bayard Wootten and Frances Benjamin Johnston each set out to document the early architecture of the South. The two approached their projects with distinctive styles, in some cases producing dramatically different images of the same building. Both eventually published books with the University of North Carolina Press.

An exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery showcases photographs by these pioneers whose work helped spur preservation of the region’s architecture.

Through January 31, 2016
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Free and open to the public

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