Topics: Chapel Hill Public Library
The Chapel Hill Public Library was established in 1958. It was located on West Franklin Street until 1967, when it moved to its current home off of East Franklin Street, at 100 Library Drive.
The library offers a large selection of books as well as a digital media lab. The library was last renovated in 2011. It moved to a temporary home at University Mall until the renovations were completed in 2013.
August 30, 2017
The Chapel Hill Public Library hosted a panel to discuss Silent Sam, the purpose of Confederate monuments and free speech on Wednesday night.
July 02, 2017
The Chapel Hill Public Library unveiled its new pop-up library, the Circulator, at the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market on Saturday.
June 08, 2017
Kristin Cooper, the first lady of NC, announced Thursday morning that the Chapel Hill Public Library and UNC were Library Services and Technology Act grant awardees recipients, along with 37 others.
February 19, 2017
On Sunday, the Chapel Hill Historical Society hosted an event celebrating an Orange County freedwoman, Harriet Smith, who died around 1873, and her five children.
June 28, 2016
Library services in Chapel Hill are about to go mobile. Thanks to a nearly $100,000 federal grant, the Chapel Hill Public Library will debut a pop-up library to be completed by late spring of next year.
April 25, 2016
Roses are red, violets are blue, and this month, Chapel Hill is writing haiku.
Throughout April, the town of Chapel Hill is inviting locals to take part in a haiku project.
March 09, 2016
There is one place in Chapel Hill where it’s possible to see Mama Dip in her kitchen, Franklin Street in the 1930s, a student skateboarding off a frat house and a UNC basketball game in under five minutes — the Chapel Hill Public Library.
November 15, 2015
It’s usually a rare sight to see dogs at the Chapel Hill Public Library, but not too rare when it advocates for mental health.
November 02, 2015
On Friday, the Chapel Hill Public Library introduced a new piece of technology that will revolutionize the way books are sorted.
November 01, 2015
“Ready, set, write!”
The clicking and clacking of fingers frantically typing filled the Root Cellar Cafe as a 15-minute "writing blast" commenced.
October 08, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is dedicated to racial justice among many other things.
The Chapel Hill Public Library hosted authors, Kenneth Janken and Joseph Mosnier Thursday to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of ACLU-NC.
October 05, 2015
Following the 2013 renovation of the Chapel Hill Public Library, the library staff is also looking to update their current mission statement.
September 27, 2015
Linnea Lieth, a junior studio arts major at UNC, used a medium of colored pencils on canvas to create a visual depiction of William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" for the Banned Books week competition.
“I loved the novel the second time I read it,” Lieth said, “I understand that communities are trying to protect through challenging books, but I think that’s wrong. All books have important things to say.”
September 23, 2015
In downtown Carrboro, the town’s hip crowd has access to everything they could ever desire: coffee shops, an organic market and a community arts theater.
September 10, 2015
When weighing the ethics of requiring their police to wear body cameras this past spring, the town of Carrboro got help from attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.
September 03, 2015
Since its release in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” has sold more than 65 million copies, and in that time, it has continually created a firestorm of debate over its fluent profanity.
September 01, 2015
Having fun isn’t hard when you’re one of more than 36,000 people with a Chapel Hill Public Library card.
July 13, 2015
A panel gathered at Chapel Hill Public Library on Tuesday to discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee and her new novel that was released that same day.
July 13, 2015
Chapel Hill public housing resident Memunatu Kamara now no longer has to share one computer in her household with seven people.
July 08, 2015
Omar Currie, a former third-grade teacher at Efland Cheeks Elementary School, didn't think he was doing something brave when he read a children's book that features a relationship between two men to his class.