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June Events at The Regulator


Wednesday, June 5, 10: 15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.

IN-STORE BOOK FAIR: Lakewood Montessori Middle School
Thursday, June 6, 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 9, 6:00 p.m.
The Regulator hosts Lakewood Montessori Middle School's in-store BOOK FAIR. Purchase your summer reading at the Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St. Durham! 25% of the proceeds will go toward the purchase of books for the Lakewood Montessori Middle School Library.

Sunday, June 9, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Durham Animal Protection Society holds a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator, every 2nd Sunday of the month. Come visit our furry friends from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please note the time and date.

SPECIAL STORY TIME with THERESE DAYE, “Daddy’s Little Girl” (Book Launch)
Wednesday, June 12, 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a special story time with Therese Daye, author of “Daddy’s Little Girl.” All ages are welcome!  (This story time is in lieu of our regular Preschool Story Time this week. Amy Godfrey will be back next week!)

Daddy’s Little Girl is about an unmistakable bond between father and daughter. Dolly’s relationship with her father is tested when he breaks promises that are important to her. Although she is hesitant to share her feelings, through communication, Dolly and her father are able to mend their relationship. Daddy’s Little Girl is dedicated to all the little boys and girls who are working hard to rebuild broken relationships with their parents and families.

Therese Daye is a former teacher who was inspired by her students to begin a career in counseling. After earning a dual master’s degree in School and Mental Health Counseling, Therese became a school counselor at a local elementary school. Her students encouraged her to write therapeutic books for children. Therese Daye and her family live in Durham.

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.
Each month this summer at the Regulator Bookstore, we showcase three independent crime selections. For June, we’re focusing on “Dirtbag Noir,” three hardboiled novels about people on the fringes of society. This month, DIRTBAGS and WHAT WE RECKON author Eryk Pruitt will lead a discussion with Cosby and Cizak, as well as UNLAWFUL ACTS crime reviewer David Nemeth about Dirtbag Noir and the independent crime fiction movement.

Buy and read the books beforehand to join the discussion, or purchase  them on site. It will be a wild ride.

Books for discussion:

PECKERWOOD drops deep into the Ozarks for an exploration into the crooked world of meth dealers, cooks, and crooked sheriffs.

MY DARKEST PRAYER, a novel about an African-American funeral home attendant who “handles all the bodies.”

DOWN ON THE STREET shows the slow motion decline of two loveable losers entering the world of sex work.

ABOUT OUR HOST: Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author, and filmmaker. He is the author of the Southern crime novels Dirtbags, Hashtag, and What We Reckon, which was nominated for the 2018 Anthony Award. His short fiction is collected in Townies and Other Stories of Southern Mischief by Polis Books. He is the writer and co-host of the popular true crime podcast The Long Dance. He lives in Durham, with his wife, Lana, and cat, Busey. erykpruitt.com.

Contact: Eryk Pruitt, reverenderyk@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 19, 10: 15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.


Community & Scholars Series:
JACQUELYN DOWD  HALL, “Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the South of America,” with NANCY MACLEAN
Thursday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, author of Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the South of America, for a reading and book signing. Dowd Hall will be joined in conversation by Duke professor Nancy MacLean (Democracy in Chains) as part of The Regulator’s Community & Scholars series. This event is co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics. Free and open to the public.

Award–winning historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall follows the divergent paths of the Lumpkin sisters --three sisters from the South who wrestle with orthodoxies of race, sexuality, and privilege. Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. One sister remained a lifelong believer, while the other two sought their fortunes in the North and reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation’s attention to issues of region, race, and labor. Grounded in decades of research, the family’s private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three Southern women.

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is the founding director of the Southern Oral History Program and the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching, and coauthor of the prize-winning Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World. She resides in Chapel Hill.

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke. An award-winning scholar MacLean is the author of five books, including Behind the Mask of Chivalry  (a New York Times “noteworthy” book of the year), Freedom is Not Enough, t described as  “contemporary history at its best” by the Chicago Tribune and Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction, and winner of the LA Times Book Prize in Current Interest, the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, and the Lillian Smith Book Award. In 2010, MacLean was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians. She is also an award-winning teacher and offers courses on 20th-century America, social movements, and public policy history at Duke.

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Open to the public.

Wednesday, June 26, 10: 15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.
Details to come.

ADF NIGHT at The Regulator with EIKO OTAKE
Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.
Details to come.



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