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(GREENSBORO, NC, October 13, 2020) ─ UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries will host award-winning novelist and essayist, Laila Lalami, for a virtual author talk on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 7 p.m. EST.

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Noor Ghazi, visiting research scholar in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, is working on a book titled To Bagdad, We Shall Return. Her actually doing so could be fatal.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 28, 2020) Bookmarks was chosen as one of 14 literary arts organizations to receive a $50,000 grant from The Literary Arts Emergency Fund. A total of 282 nonprofit literary arts organizations, magazines, and publishers nationwide received $3.5 million in emergen…

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Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books, which opened seven years ago at 304 S. Elm St., isn’t going anywhere in the real world but is leaving a major part of the virtual one. Steve Mitchell recently told YES! Weekly that he and co-owner Brian Lampkin are largely done with Facebook.

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GREENSBORO, NC (September 14, 2020) –  The Greensboro Public Library and UNC Greensboro kick off a community “Big Read” of the novel Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, September 15 via Zoom. Speakers include state representative Ashton Clemmons and keynote speaker Dr. Sharon…

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(Yadkinville, NC) – “The Willingham Story Slam @ MUSE Winston-Salem,” a recently launched local storytelling community, will host its first virtual event on Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020, from 7:00-9:00 pm. We all know the world today is not as most of us envisioned it; the theme of this program wi…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 8, 2020) Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit which connects readers with authors and books, will hold a virtual Fundraiser and Silent Auction from September 10 – 26, 2020 with a goal of raising $50,000. All funds will support the outreach and author programmin…

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GREENSBORO, NC (September 4, 2020) –  Movements seeking social change have long incorporated music and storytelling to help the cause. Singers and storytellers have lent their talents to the American Civil Rights Movement, Labor Equality, Indigenous Rights and many others. Music has played a…

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Welcome to our favorite issue of the year, The Triad’s Best! As many of you may know, this is our biggest issue all year, and something we spend several months working on. This year, exactly 166,410 votes were cast by nearly 30,000 people—setting a new record for participation! People from a…

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That luminous red hair. Those piercing green eyes. No wonder Maureen O’Hara was called the “Queen of Technicolor.” She was a fine actress in any format, but her feisty, fiery radiance was made for color film. And, despite eschewing bimbo/sexpot roles, she was a knockout, as much for the  int…

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On page 57 of The Mysteries of Haditha, Greensboro writer M. C. Armstrong’s memoir of being embedded with Joint Special Operations Forces in Iraq’s Al Anbar province in 2008, Armstrong asks several Navy SEALs to tell him their biggest complaint about the war.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 30, 2020) Executive Director Ginger Hendricks has submitted her resignation to the Bookmarks Board of Directors, noting that her main consideration at this time is to focus on her family.  Her last day will be September 30, 2020, after the completion of Bookmarks Si…

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HIGH POINT, NC (July 28, 2020) The High Point Museum reopened its Free Little Library which has been closed since the pandemic began in mid-March. All items have been quarantined and sanitized.

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GREENSBORO, NC (July 9, 2020) – Vision Zero Greensboro, in partnership with John Klopp State Farm Insurance Agency, is hosting a Transportation Safety Summer Art and Essay Contest as part of the “What’s Your Safe?” campaign. Rising elementary, middle, and high school students are asked to he…

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High Point, N.C. (June 26, 2020) - On Tuesday, July 30, High Point Public Library staff will welcome the arrival of a new, state-of-the-art bookmobile that replaces a vehicle that has served the community for almost nineteen years.

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GREENSBORO, NC (June 25, 2020) – Starting Monday, June 29, the Greensboro Public Library will implement “Grab & Go” service at Central Library, Benjamin Branch, McGirt-Hortin Branch and Glenn McNairy Branch. Other locations will be adding this option as safety measures are put in place.

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1. On June 19 in Greensboro, join Guilford Green Foundation for a Very Trans & Queer Juneteenth at the LGBTQ Center, located at 121 N. Greene St. According to the Facebook event page, “Please join us for a special celebration, led by local Black organizers. The event will open with drumm…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (June 12, 2020) Bookmarks will kick off its free Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 13 and invites young readers of all ages to celebrate the transformative power of reading. This year’s theme, “Adventures in Summer Reading,” offers readers a chance to read differ…

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Children’s Summer Reading – Imagine Your Story -- has begun at the High Point Public Library . This year, due to safety concerns, we will be holding all of our special summer programs virtually. Schedule information can be found on the library Facebook page, website or…

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After extensive remodeling to increase safety and improve customers’ shopping experiences, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro will reopen its Gate City ReStore at 10 a.m., June 4, at 3826 West Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro.

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GREENSBORO, NC – The Greensboro Public Library will begin a return to in-person services starting June 1, with the opening of book returns at all locations from 10 am to 7 pm, Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 am to 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Customers can return books and other borro…

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Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, NC– While the Greensboro Public Library is closed to the public, staff focus has shifted to providing innovative online activities and learning experiences for children and adults. Posting on the Library’s Facebook page, customers can find children’s st…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 19, 2020) - Bookmarks Staff and Board of Directors announce that the 16th Festival of Books and Authors, planned for September 26, 2020, has been canceled. They plan on celebrating their Sweet Sixteenth Sept. 25, 2021. 

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GREENSBORO, NC (May 18, 2020) – While the Greensboro Public Library is closed to the public, staff focus has shifted to providing innovative online activities and learning experiences for children and adults. Posting on the Library’s Facebook page, customers can find children’s story times, …

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GREENSBORO, NC – While the Greensboro Public Library is closed to the public, staff focus has shifted to providing innovative online activities and learning experiences for children and adults. Posting on the Library’s Facebook page, customers can find children’s story times, craft demonstra…

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