mlk_bodyTravel Safety Initiatives

We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Books Sandwiched In Meets May 3

Post Date:04/20/2017 8:33 AM
SOME LUCK JANE SMILEY

Books Sandwiched In will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3 in Meeting Room C of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, for a discussion of Some Luck by Jane Smiley. Kathy Newell will lead the discussion. 

This story chronicles the life and times of a remarkable family over three decades in America.  On their farm in Iowa, Rosanna and Walter abide by values they pass onto their five wildly different children.  Each chapter is a single year, beginning in 1920 as American soldiers like Walter return home from WWI. It goes through the 50’s at the start of enormous social and economic change.  As their children branch out, so does the story, eventually encompassing several generations, cities, and cultural movements.  Smiley has characters that take what life brings and puts them in what feels like simpler times.  This is a book said to be written with humor and affection.

Books Sandwiched In is free and open to the public.  You may bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book scheduled for discussion.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, this group provides copies of current titles, available at the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.  Selections for the year are chosen by the members and can be found on the Friends' web site at www.friendschpl.org.  We hope you will join us. 

For additional information, please contact: Martha Brunstein at marthabee4@yahoo.com or 919-402-8964.

 

Details at-a-Glance

Who:        Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library

What:      Books Sandwiched In Book Club - Free and Open to the Public

Where:    Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room C

When:     11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3

Book:      Some Luck by Jane Smiley

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