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August 2019

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North Carolina Poetry Society Readings with Bill Griffin, Ashley Memory, and Robin Greene

Sunday, August 25   |   2:00 pm

Bill Griffin is a family doctor in a small town in North Carolina. Poetry may not have saved his patients (although some have been preserved in verse) but poetry has certainly saved him. The poems in this latest chapbook, Riverstory: Treestory, have been collected over years of seeking spiritual connection with the natural world. They are inspired by the spot of color on a salamander, the wild conversation of a mountain stream, the cry of a tanager from the highest…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, August 27   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Goats!! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Children’s Storytime

Friday, August 30   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Dance Fever!! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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September 2019

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Betty Bell Brown, Pretty Much: A Memoir

Sunday, September 1   |   2:00 pm

Pretty Much: A Memoir is the story of a girl named Clara, born when little girls wore white ruffled dresses, though she preferred handmade brown jodhpurs she stitched in pink. Clara, of necessity, grew into a woman who made her own way in the world. No obstacle she encountered deterred her from having her own way, “pretty much.” Her daughter, Betty, grew up in Clara’s shadow and then had to find her way out from under it to realize her…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, September 3   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is ABCs and 123s!! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Free Office Hours with Writing Coaches in Big Comfy Chairs: Steve Peha and Margot Lester

Wednesday, September 4   |   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Free

Want some feedback on your writing? Got something you need to finish up? Something for work? Something for school? An idea for a novel you’d love to get started on? A work in progress you’d like to make more progress on? Join Steve Peha and Margot Carmichael Lester, professional writers and writing coaches, and co-authors of the 9-time award-winning book, Be a Better Writer, from 2PM-5PM, and the first Wednesday of every month. They’ll be here in the Literature room…



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Special Children’s Storytime with Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Why?

Thursday, September 5   |   10:30 am

Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn’t know why. Two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger tells a disarmingly simple story about the lovable characters Bear and the unfailingly curious Rabbit. Bear just wants to water his flowers, but Rabbit needs to know: why? Bear is looking forward to a peaceful night of stargazing, but all Rabbit cares about is: why? As the two friends spend time together through spring,…



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Special Children’s Storytime with David Shannon, Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer

Friday, September 6   |   10:30 am

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. After snagging his toe, Mr. Nogginbody makes a visit to his local hardware store in search of solutions. Armed with a shiny new hammer, he successfully fixes the nail protruding from his floor. But the satisfaction of his first repair carries him away, and he figures that anything resembling a nail–from a lamp switch to a fire hydrant–can be fixed with a good whack. The results are predictably…



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Wes J. Bryant, Hunting the Caliphate

Saturday, September 7   |   11:00 am

For the first time ever, hear the ground truth on the war against ISIS from the men who started it. In Hunting the Caliphate, co-authors Dana J.H. Pittard and Wes J. Bryant give a fascinating and no-holds-barred account of America’s fight against one of the most barbaric insurgencies the world has ever seen. Hunting the Caliphate is a vivid, first-person account from two vastly differing but converging perspectives. See through the eyes of the senior enlisted special operations Joint Terminal…



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Sara Johnson, Molten Mud Murder

Saturday, September 7   |   2:00 pm

Is the past better left undisturbed, or unearthed? When a body is found half-submerged in a molten mud pot in one of Rotorua’s famous geothermal wonderlands, forensics expert Alexa Glock spots a way to prolong her stay in New Zealand, which she has been visiting for work. Teeth are her expertise, and the investigation needs her help, as other ways of identifying the body may have… melted away. Joining Detective Inspector Bruce Horne and his team, Alexa discovers that the…



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