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GREENSBORO, NC (January 19, 2021) – The Greensboro Public Library is following City Manager’s guidance to reduce potential COVID-19 exposure for residents and staff by modifying operating hours beginning Tues., Jan. 19.

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In 1969, with America’s cities in turmoil and racial tensions high, civil rights leader Floyd McKissick announced an audacious plan: he would build a new city in rural North Carolina, open to all but intended primarily to benefit Black people.

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Featured photo is a screen cap from Harry Dean Stanton's reprised role as Carl Rodd, manager of the Fat Trout Trailer Park in 'Twin Peaks: The Return'

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GREENSBORO, NC (December 18, 2020) – The North Carolina Public Library Director’s Association has selected Greensboro Public Library Director, Brigitte Blanton, as Director of the Year. Considered annually, this award is given to a current library director who has contributed to the growth a…

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GREENSBORO, NC (October 27, 2020) – The Greensboro Public Library is offering the21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge Learning Circlebeginning at 7 pm, Tuesday, November 10. To sign up for this free learning circle, please register online.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 16, 2020) - Bookmarks is honored to present award-winning and internationally-bestselling author Margaret Atwood in conversation with Madeline Miller via a virtual Crowdcast event on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST. To register, guests must purchase a …

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 16, 2020) - Bookmarks is thrilled to present award-winning author and chef Vivian Howard via a virtual Crowdcast event on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST. To register, guests can either purchase a copy of Howard’s new cookbook, This Will Make It Taste…

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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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