First up is delightful work by Clay Carmichael. Clay was born and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and graduated summa cum laude in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her picture books and novels have been translated into many languages.She lives, writes, and illustrates in Carrboro, North Carolina with her sculptor-husband Mike Roig and an ever-growing number of animals. Each year, she and her husband open their art studios to the public the first two weekends in November. You can see Clay's work gracing the walls of a portion of the youth services area on the 1st floor.
As you walk into the Main Library in downtown historic Hillsborough, turn to your right (where our holds shelves and ongoing Friends book sale are located) to see this year's winners of the 2019 Nature of Orange Photo Contest. The theme for this years contest was Farms, Parks and Trails in Orange County. If you'd like to participate in next year's contest, bookmark this page http://www.orangecountync.gov/937/Photo-Contests.