Saturday, March 4, 2017

Preschool Story Time, Audio Books, and Great Upcoming Events

Preschool Story Time at The Regulator!
We're thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a fabulous preschool story time every Wednesday morning at 10:15, beginning Wednesday March 15--a week from this Wednesday. Our storyteller will be Amy Godfrey, who brings with her 10 years of experience as a children's librarian. She is also an illustrator (you can see some of her art here) and she plays cello and ukulele. And yes, she sometimes adds music to her stories!

Bring your preschoolers and join in the fun! And hey, no need to feel left out if you don't have any preschoolers. These story times will have a "fun for all ages" guarantee!
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 Upcoming Events   

A visit from a former North Carolina Poet Laureate, followed by Elinor Lipman, Tim Gautreaux, and an important new book on Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life highlight our events for the next two weeks.
(You can also see our complete events calendar on our website)  
Monday, March 6 at 7PM
Karin L. Zipf comes to The Regulator for a discussion of her new book, Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory. In Bad Girls, Zipf dissects a dark episode in North Carolina's eugenics campaign through a detailed study of the State Home and Industrial School in Eagle Springs, referred to as Samarcand Manor, and the school's infamous 1931 arson case. Bad Girls at Samarcand is a fascinating story that grapples with gender bias, sexuality, science, and the justice system all within the context of the Great Depression-era South.
Karin L. Zipf is an Associate Professor of History at East Carolina University who was born in Durham and raised in Rocky Mount. Her research focuses on the relationship of women and children to the State, particularly in the areas of sexuality, labor and race politics.
Tuesday, March 7, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Joseph Bathanti for a reading and book signing of new collection of poems, The 13th Sunday After Pentecost. Bathanti offers poems that delve deep into a life reimagined through a mythologized past. Moving from his childhood to the present, weaving through the Italian immigrant streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to his parochial school, from the ballpark to church and home again, these contemplative poems present a situation unique to the poet but familiar to us all.
Joseph Bathanti served as the Poet Laureate for North Carolina from 2012 to 2014 and was the recipient of the 2016 North Carolina Award for Literature. Bathanti is Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and the University's Watauga Residential College Writer-in-Residence.

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 pm
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30.
Tuesday, March 14, 7:00PM
Acclaimed best-selling author Elinor Lipman comes to The Regulator with her highly praised new book, On Turpentine Lane, an endearing romantic comedy from the beloved author of The Family Man and The View from Penthouse B. Lipman may well have invented the screwball romantic Elinor Lipman comedy for our era, and here she is at her sharpest and best. On Turpentine Lane is funny, poignant, and a little bit outrageous.
"Light and tight, 'On Turpentine Lane' is constructed with an almost scary mastery. Not a single thread dangles, not a single character is left without a place in Faith's world.  The story folds out and back in as neatly as an origami flower, and Faith recounts it all with a raised eyebrow and plenty of cheek." -- New York Times Book Review
Elinor Lipman is the author of ten novels, including Dearly Departed and The Inn at Lake Devine. She lives in Massachusetts and New York City.

Wednesday, March 15, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times. Amy will be bringing fun and stories to The Regulator every Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00PM
Tim Gautreaux will read from and sign his new short story collection, Signals: New and Selected Stories. After the stunning historical novels The Clearing and The Missing, Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set in his beloved Louisiana, many by the Mississippi River, others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart and matters of faith.
"With searing truthfulness, great humor, and abiding love, Tim Gautreaux reveals how an astonishing variety of hard-bitten, good-hearted working people both shape and are shaped by his beloved and endlessly intriguing Louisiana back country. Signals is the most entertaining and original story collection to come out of the American South in many years." -Howard Frank Mosher
Timothy Martin Gautreaux is the award-winning author of three novels and two earlier short story collections. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic, Harper's, and GQ. After teaching for thirty years at Southeastern Louisiana University, he now lives, with his wife, in Chattanooga.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00PM
Haider Warraich, MD, will discuss his debut book, Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Dr. Warraich provides readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences. A new brilliant voice in the conversation about death and dying Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself.
"There is no topic more universal--or more universally unnerving--than death. Haider Warrich's Modern Death is a much-needed exploration of this treacherous territory, offering clear-eyed analysis of what it means to die in America today and how to focus one's own life toward a saner and gentler denouement."--Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, author of What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear
Haider Warraich is a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is a regular Op Ed contributor for the New York Times, as well as the Atlantic, Guardian, Wall Street Journal and LA Times amongst others. He has appeared on CNN, CBS, PBS, NPR, and the BBC World Service.
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