Humanities Programs | Adult Programs
Adult Program Highlights
Please visit the calendar for a complete listing of adult programs.
The One and Only Over 50 Crowd
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Join us for friendly gatherings, lively conversations, great friends and food.
Tuesdays, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Durham Voices is a creative writing group geared towards eventual publication. Experience is not required, but dedication and passion are.
The 40 and Over Durham County Library Book Club
Tuesdays, April 9, May 14, June 11, 7 - 9 p.m.
Come and join mature but lively discussions about the chosen book of the month. New members welcomed.
Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
Monday, June 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Are you a homeowner dealing with a temporary financial hardship? The NC Housing Finance Agency will present options and information regarding mortgage assistance through the Foreclosure Prevention Fund program.
SCORE Consulting for Small Business Startups
Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Counseling is by appointment only. More information found here.
SCORE Workshop Series
Thursdays, April 4 & June 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SCORE is a nonprofit specializing in helping small business owners find success. April’s workshop is “How to Start and Stay in Business,” June’s is “Financing Options for a Small Business.” More information found here.
SBA Open Lab Webinars
Saturdays, April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Self-paced business-related courses offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA); accessed through the Durham County Library Computer Lab at Main.
FAFSA Open Lab - Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College
Wednesdays, April 24, May 29, June 12, 4 - 6 p.m. (intergenerational)
Join Ron Harris, from Piedmont Community College, as he provides assistance to students and families interested in completing the FAFSA forms. The program is held in the computer lab. Pre-registration is required.
Graphic Book Club
Saturdays, April 27, May 18, June 15, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Are you a fan of comic books or graphic novels? Come to the Graphic Book Club to meet your fellow enthusiasts. If you can, bring a graphic work you’ve read recently, or just be ready to talk about what you like in a comic or graphic title.
Meet the Author: Margaret A. Brunson
Saturday, June 22, 1 - 2 p.m. (intergenerational)
Join author and blogger Margaret A. Brunson as she discusses her first published book released in 2012, New Growth: How My Hair Saved My Life. Margaret will discuss her natural hair journey and how acceptance of her new growth helped her find true purpose and ultimately saved her life. A book signing will follow the program. Refreshments will be served at this program.
Water Wise Gardening
Sunday, June 2, 3 - 4 p.m.
Learn ways of creating a beautiful garden while conserving water. Presented by the Durham County Master Gardeners.
Master Gardener Series: Weed: Friend or Foe
Sunday, June 23, 3-4 p.m.
How do you win the war on weeds? Are there beneficial weeds in your garden? Learn annual and perennial weed control. Speaker: Nan Len. Registration is required.
Durham Coupon Swap
Thursdays, April 18, May 16, June 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join in the fun of collective couponing, and learn from fellow couponers ways to save even more money on your grocery bill.
Leadership Discussion Group
Thursdays, April 25, May 23, June 27, 7-8 p.m.
Interested in learning more about leadership or developing your own leadership capacity? The Leadership Discussion Group at Southwest will examine leadership through discussion, theory and practice. Books or topics will be suggested each month to guide the discussion. April’s book is Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath.
Cooking and Experimenting with Pressure Cookers
Tuesday, June 11, 7-8 p.m.
Join Diana Walstad, author of Cooking and Experimenting with Pressure Cookers, as she shares her expertise on using pressure cookers to prepare simple, healthy meals.
Stanford L. Warren
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Meet Poet Stacy Torian
Friday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Durham-based poet Stacy Torian will recite selections from her book Chisel, a poetry collection about the underappreciated moments and forgotten encounters that shape our character and our lives.
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