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February Events at The Regulator
 

POP-UP VALENTINE MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOP-- Sponsored by Triangle Books Arts
Sunday, February 3, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham, NC 27705

This event is free and open to the public (ages 8 and above). Sponsored by Triangle Book Arts

Learn how to create Pop-up Valentines at The Regulator Bookshop! Members of Triangle Book Arts will be on-hand to help you learn some new techniques for creating fun and easy “pop-up” valentines.  We hope to donate some of your valentines to residents of Hillcrest Convalescent Center and you are free to take some home, too. Drop in any time between 2pm - 4pm on Feb. 3. For ages 8 and up.

Samples of books made by Triangle Book Arts members will be on display; come ask questions, and learn more about book arts. With special thanks to our TBA POP UP POSSE - Mary Yordy, Andrea Zeitlow, Paul Keene, Martha Sue Carraway, and Sylvia Miller. For more information about Triangle Book Arts: trianglebookarts.wordpress.com


BRYANT HOLSENBECK
Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Bryant Holsenbeck, author of The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic, for a reading and book signing.

In The Last Straw, Bryant Holsenbeck tells the story of how she learned to live differently, to become more aware of the world around her, and to understand more about plastic and its impact on us and our environment. The book is based on the blog she wrote during the year she tried to live without plastic and provides reflections on environmental initiatives, tips for living with a reduced plastic footprint, and artistic inspiration for the journey.

Bryant Holsenbeck is an environmental artist in Durham, who makes art out of stuff people usually throw away. A former Regulator staffer, Holsenbeck makes art out of recycled materials in an attempt to draw people’s attention to how much we throw away and to encourage individuals and communities to be better stewards of the environment.

The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic, 978-0-9960826-6-2, RCWMS Press


PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Wednesday, February 6, 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. (For ages 2ish to 5ish; siblings are welcome) Free!

About our Storyteller: Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!


VALENTINES CABARET with ELLEN CIOMPI QUARTET
Friday, February 8, 7pm - 9pm; Please note this is a ticketed event:
To order tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3914745.

What the "L"?--A Cabaret Celebration of "L" Composers & Lyricists

"What the L?" will feature songs by "L" composers and lyricists--think Lerner & Lowe, Burton Lane, Tom Lehrer, Michel Legrand, John Lennon, Frank Loesser, and more! It's a surprisingly diverse group, with selections that range from heartbreaking ballads to swinging jazz to hilarious comedic numbers. Don’t be afraid---Go To L for this one night---you’ll be glad you did! Tickets are $20 and are available at The Regulator or online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3914745.

PERFORMERS:

Ellen Ciompi, vocals, Diane Petteway, piano, Robbie Link, bass, Bernie Petteway, guitar


Community & Scholars Series: DAVID BLIGHT
Saturday, February 9, 3:00 p.m. -- Please note day and time
The Regulator welcomes David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, will join us for talk and book signing. Blight will be joined in conversation with UNC Professor of History Kathleen DuVal.

A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and TIME TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR: The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.
In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight’s Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.

David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era; and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; and annotated editions of Douglass’s first two autobiographies. He has worked on Douglass much of his professional life, and been awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize, among others.

Kathleen DuVal is Bowman & Gordon Gray Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her field of expertise is early American history, particularly interactions among American Indians, Europeans, and Africans on the borderlands of North America. She has been awarded Guggenheim, National Humanities Center, and Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships as well as prizes from the Journal of the American Revolution and the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South. DuVal is an Elected Fellow of the American Antiquarian Society and the Society of American Historians.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, 9781416590316,  Simon & Schuster


APS CAT ADOPTION EVENT
Sunday, February 10, 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.


PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Wednesday, February 13, 10:15 a.m. -- 10: 45 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. (For ages 2ish to 5ish; siblings are welcome) Free!

About our Storyteller: Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!


WBWC BREASTFEEDING CLASS -- pre-registration and prepayment is required
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
The WBWC Breastfeeding Class will meet downstairs at The Regulator Bookshop. Please contact WBWC for more details and to register: https://ncbirthcenter.org


AUTHORS OF COLOR BOOK CLUB
Sunday, February 24, 4:00 p.m.
The Authors of Color Book Club will meet on Sunday, January 24 at 4:00 p.m. They will be reading and discussing Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston. Free and open to the public. For more information:: https://www.meetup.com/Authors-of-Color-Triangle-Meetup/


PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. (For ages 2ish to 5ish; siblings are welcome) Free!

About our Storyteller: Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!


HAL CROWTHER
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

The Regulator welcomes Hal Crowther, author of Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners, for a reading and book signing. Crowther turns his attention to best and the brightest of the recently departed generation in the South.

Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers commemorates the passing of iconic Southern figures such as John Hope Franklin, Doc Watson, Judy Bonds, and James Dickey. Crowther has known most of the folks he profiles and has lived in their particular landscape for decades; he has some stories to tell, and he does so with a particular appreciation for his subjects’ accomplishments, their surroundings, and even, in the case of politicos Jesse Helms and George Wallace, their particular brand of notoriousness.

Hal Crowther hunts with live ammunition.” ―Bill Moyers

"Crowther’s inimitable voice either soothes like bourbon or burns like whisky throughout this clear-eyed collection."―Publishers Weekly

Hal Crowther is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Granta, and Narrative magazines, among many others, and in the Oxford American, where his column “Dealer’s Choice” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His columns and reviews have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Spectator, and many independent weeklies and journals. A recipient of the Baltimore Sun’s Mencken Award for Writing, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. For his third collection of essays, Gather at the River, he was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough with his wife, novelist Lee Smith.

Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners, 978-0932112774, Blair

 

 

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