Rediscover Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series while you explore North Carolina’s people, places and history throughout November with Wake County Public Libraries. From time travel and virtual tours to moonshine and mayhem, “Outlander: Kilts in Carolina” offers something for everyone.
WCPL librarians have planned all kinds of programs based on the book series and popular Starz miniseries. So far, the virtual program series has more than 5,600 total registrations – and the number continues to grow. WCPL had to up its Zoom subscription twice to keep up with demand and ensure enough space remains accommodate fans who haven’t signed up yet.
“Our librarians did a great job of hitting on something the public wanted, building a series around it, researching, finding expert speakers and meeting the patrons when and where they could,” said Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries. “It’s another example of our successful shift to virtual or hybrid programming during the pandemic.”
Check out the following programs:
- The Healing Garden Through Space and Thyme | Nov. 1
- Sláinte! Moonshine and Mayhem in NC | Nov. 4
- Jamie & Claire's Scottish Steps Tour | Nov. 6
- Staff Picks: If You Like Outlander... | Nov. 8
- Real Outlanders: The Scottish Experience in Colonial NC | Nov. 9
- Falling Through Stones: The Science of Time Travel in Outlander and Popular Culture | RESCHEDULED Dec. 5
- Claire Fraser, RN, MD, OMG: History of Medicine in the Outlander Novels and TV Series | Nov. 16
- Fraser's Footsteps: A North Carolina Travelogue | Nov. 18
Seasons 1–4 of “Outlander” are now available on Netflix, meaning you can binge it and then register for one of WCPL’s great events. The long-awaited ninth book in the “Outlander” series is being released on Nov. 23, and like books 4–8, it is set in North Carolina.