November Calendar of Events for Orange County Public Library

In addition to its regular, free programming, the Orange County Public Library is pleased to offer the following special programs in November. Unless otherwise noted, no registration is required. For complete program information, please visit

I Protect the Chimpanzees: Artist Reception
Sunday, November 8, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Visit with Debbie Meyer and Diane Toomey, creators of the book I Protect the Chimpanzees. Created for the school children of Cameroon, the book is based on a true story of a young man who brought an orphaned chimpanzee to the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in the Mbargue Forest. Images in the show include photographs from Jacques Gillon and Debbie Meyer and watercolor illustrations from the book. The show is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Carrboro Branch Library and the Orange County Arts Commission. Carrboro Branch Library, located in McDougle Middle School.

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
Sundays, November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Working on that novel?  Enjoy the company of other writers and get it done during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We’ll supply coffee, tea, and prizes. You supply the words!  Open to aspiring novelists of all ages. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Main Library.

Cupcake Wars
Thursday, November 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Faceoff fellow decorators in a Cupcake War at the Main Library in Hillsborough. Cupcakes and decorations provided. For kids in grades 4-6.

Getting to Know Your Bird Neighbors
Saturday, November 14, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Bird nests. Flight and migration. Bird food and communication. Learn about what makes birds tick and more while playing games and having fun. A drop-in hosted by the New Hope Audubon Society. For youth of all ages and their families. Main Library.

Libraries Open Late
Monday, November 16

The Main Library and Carrboro Branch Library will open at 1:00 p.m. as all library staff will be involved in staff development training.

Writing an Effective Business Plan
Tuesday, November 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
131 W. Margaret Lane | West Campus Bldg., Rm. 004 | Hillsborough, NC
In this seminar, offered by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives) learn why writing a business plan is important and what the components of a great plan are, including market research, marketing, operations and a financial plan. This free event is co-hosted by Orange County Economic Development, Orange County Public Library and the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Register online at

Holiday Closings

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Main Library and Carrboro Branch Library will close early at 6:00 p.m. onWednesday, November 25.  All library locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26-27.


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