News from the Orange County Public Library -- images of library customers

In This Issue

  • Events in Hillsborough and Carrboro -- click here to see our full calendar
  • Library card sign-up month
  • Improved search results in the catalog
  • Author call and Carrboro festivals

Hillsborough | Kids and Families
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DogMan to the Rescue at the Main Library
bilingual explore Peru

Hillsborough | Adults and Teens

Family Program_ Rags to Riches Theatre
Art Exhibit - No More Stolen Sisters
Join the Teen Advisory Board

Carrboro Events

computer classes at the Cybrary in Carrboro

Volunteer librarians and library students from UNC-Chapel Hill team teach free computer classes at the Cybrary on Saturday mornings. Class topics range from beginner-level computer basics to more advanced Internet research skills on everything from evaluating health information to writing a resume. Here's a link to a schedule of classes at the Cybary (as well as at the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Durham Public Library). 


Library Updates

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Improved Search Function in Our Catalog

So you're in our catalog, looking for a good book, and while you're at it you'd like to know what else is out there. Maybe the same genre, maybe the similar writer. Our catalog now features a new look and functionality so you can do just that. Start by selecting an item in the catalog. Once there, keep scrolling to find out all the books in that series (and which ones we have at the library) as well as other books, authors and series you may find of interest. And if you have any questions any step along the way, give us a call at 919.245.2525 or come to a service desk and ask for help. We love to help folks find a good book! See what we're talking about here

Lee Smith

You Have a Chance to Meet Lee Smith or John Bemis!

Anyone who signs up for or renews a library card September 1-30 will be entered into a drawing to have tea with Lee Smith or an ice cream sundae with John Claude Bemis. Find out more here
John Bemis

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Calling All Authors

If you're an author who lives in Orange County and wants some additional exposure, consider submitting your work for inclusion in the Hillsborough Chamber's Holiday House Tour, "Books by Candlelight." Both the library and the Friends of the Orange County Public Library are pitching in to help. Why? Because we love authors, love supporting local business and the Friends get a portion of the net proceeds. Read more here

Carrboro Festivals

Carrboro's Fall Festivals

Starting in late September, you can enjoy Carrboro's signature festivals -- music, poetry and film -- all for free. Here's the line up:

As a special touch, member's of the Carrboro Business Alliance will be featuring discounts during each of the festivals. Stay tuned for more information.

Library Locations

Main Library | 137 W. Margaret Lane | Hillsborough, NC 27278 | 919.245.2525
Carrboro Branch | 900 Old Fayetteville Road | Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | 919.969.3006
Cybrary | 100 N. Greensboro Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919.918.7387
Cedar Grove Library Station | 5800 N. Highway 86 | Hillsborough, NC 27278

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