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In This Issue

  • Library events in Hillsborough and Carrboro -- click here to see our full calendar
  • NC LIVE adds new databases 
  • Special library accounts for students and school district employees
  • Lyft and Uber surveys
  • Assistive Technology classes 

Hillsborough Events

Kids Explore in August

Author Reading: M. Lynette Hartsell's “Stanley Has a Lynching” | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Hartsell’s book outlines the 1892 lynching of Alexander Whitley, a white man, in Stanly County, NC in 1892. The work also examines the ways in which the media as well as religious, political, and social institutions have used ballads, fiction, and folklore tales for over a century to celebrate, rather than condemn the crime. Hartsell, a native of Stanly County and Whitley’s great-granddaughter, now resides in Orange County. Register by calling 919-245-2535.        

Carrboro Events

Carrboro Book Club Slide

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NC LIVE adds four more databases

Four new ProQuest databases are available through NC LIVE. To access, all you need is a library card
Both the Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database, and the Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database feature full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications, covering topics such as: artificial intelligence and robotics, astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, aquaculture, climatology, extraterrestrial geology and more.

Engineering Database This database provides unmatched discipline-specific coverage, many in full text including aircraft design and engineering, bridges and tunnels, civil engineering for air and space transportation.

Global Breaking Newswires, is the premier library news product providing timely access to the best newswire content available from around the globe.
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Thank you school teachers and staff!

If you are employed at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools or The Expedition Charter School in Hillsborough, you will have a digital library account in place with the Orange County Public Library this school year. You may also borrow books and other materials without the hassle of fines. Consider it a thank you for being part of educating our youth! Read more

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We make it easy for students to use the library!

Our Student Easy Access (SEA) accounts give all k-12 students in Orange County Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and The Expedition Charter School in Hillsborough unlimited access to library materials and digital resources. And there are no fines for late materials! Read more.

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Uber and Lyft 

Orange County Public Transportation department will launch an Uber/Lyft  pilot called “mobility on demand” later this fall. Now is the time to share your input to voice how you'd like to see this service operate. Follow this link to share your thoughts.

Assistive Technology & JAWS Classes 
offered by the Triangle Disability Awareness Council

For adults with learning, visual, and physical disabilities.To find out more, attend Tech Saturdays starting September 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. RSVP at or learn more at

Library Locations

Main Library | 137 W. Margaret Lane | Hillsborough, NC 27278 | 919.245.2525
Carrboro Branch | 900 Old Fayetteville Road | Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | 919.969.3006
Cybrary | 100 N. Greensboro Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919.918.7387
Cedar Grove Library Station | 5800 N. Highway 86 | Hillsborough, NC 27278

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