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September 06
Celebrate N.C. Culture and History at Wake County Libraries

Close to Home series inspired by local author Margaret Maron's books

Celebrate all things North Carolina at Wake County Public Libraries with Close to Home, a program series inspired by the works of local, award-winning author Margaret Maron. Maron is known nationally for her Deborah Knott mystery novels, which are set against a backdrop of North Carolina culture and history. 

Close to Home will feature more than 90 events at six library locations this September and October, including:

The storiesClose to Home kicked off on Sept. 11 with a conversation with Margaret Maron at North Regional Library. Throughout the two-month program series, join in on discussions of Maron's books, try out titles from other North Carolina authors, and learn about writing short stories from local experts.   

The history – Explore your own family history, and discover the North Carolina of yesterday and today with presentations by local historians. At Northeast Regional Library on Oct. 5, hear tales from the road with the Tar Heel Traveler, Scott Mason.

The sounds – Take in some bluegrass music amongst the books with Music in the Library shows. On Oct. 30, celebrate traditional storytelling with Ron Jones and bluegrass with The Grit Lickers at Southeast Regional Library.

The tastes – Get a taste of the South as local chefs share their recipes, and learn the science of brewing beer. On Nov. 1, meet chef and television personality Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer restaurant at West Regional Library, as she debuts her new book, Deep Run Roots. 

Find full program and registration details at www.wakegov.com/libraries.





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