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August 22
Libraries Receive Grant to Present “Becoming American” Program Series

More than 125 events planned throughout next three months

Wake County Public Libraries is one of 32 organizations nationwide selected to host “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience.” The series is made possible by a $1,300 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Cameron Village Regional Library will host the free, six-week program, which features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to engage and enlighten audiences. Films represent a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and the present. 

The Century of Immigration

Monday, Sept. 17 | 6:30 p.m.

Promise and Prejudice

Monday, Sept. 24 | 6:30 p.m.

Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation

Monday, Oct. 1 | 6:30 p.m.

Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

Monday, Oct. 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Family and Community

Monday, Oct. 15 | 6:30 p.m.

Immigration and Popular Culture

Monday, Oct. 22 | 6:30 p.m.

More information on each of the topics and the featured films is available here.

In addition, Wake County Public Libraries has planned more than 125 additional programs and performances to celebrate the series. Here’s just a sampling of what’s available:

A Taste of Home: Food Culture. Nationally-known cookbook author Sandra Gutierrez, originally from Latin America, will share her unique take on food heritage and how she adapts her family recipes for today’s cooks at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Northeast Regional Library.

HamilTEA. Celebrate our 10-dollar founding father without a father and learn all about the Hamilton phenomenon that's set to arrive in Durham after taking the country by storm. Enjoy music, trivia and conversation about Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical. Registration is recommended. 

North Regional Library

Saturday, Nov. 3 | 2 p.m.

Richard B. Harrison Community Library

Sunday, Nov. 4 | 2 p.m.

Northeast Regional Library

Sunday, Nov. 4 | 2 p.m.

West Regional Library

Sunday, Nov. 4 | 2 p.m.

East Regional Library

Saturday, Nov. 10 | 2 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library

Sunday, Nov. 11 | 2 p.m.

Southeast Regional Library

Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 3:30 p.m.

Eva Perry Regional Library

Monday, Nov. 19 | 7 p.m.

Flamenco Guitar and Dance.
Guitarist Ed Stephenson and dancer Rachele Ruiz will be one of the featured performances in the Music in the Library series.

Cameron Village Regional Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 6:30 p.m.

East Regional Library

Wednesday, Oct. 17 | 6:30 p.m.

Northeast Regional Library

Thursday, Oct. 4 | 4 p.m.

North Regional Library

Sunday, Oct. 14 | 2 p.m.

Richard B. Harrison Community Library

Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 6:30 p.m.

Southeast Regional Library

Saturday, Oct. 27 | 4 p.m.


For information on Wake County Public Libraries locations, programs and services, visit wakegov.com/libraries. For more about the Becoming American series, contact Elena Owens at eowens@wakegov.com


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