Travel 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.
Big Book Sale Sept. 8-10
Summer is almost over and there’s no better time and place to restock your personal book shelves and maybe even start your holiday shopping than the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library BIG Book Sale. The sale begins on Friday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (members only – new members may join at the door). The sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 and will wrap up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 with a bag sale—bring your own bag and fill it for $5.
Whether you’re a fiction lover or prefer non-fiction or just like to treasure hunt for old favorites, you will want to be at the Big Book Sale. We have an abundance of science/math/medicine, US and world history, classics, performing arts and entertainment, and crafts and hobbies as well as children’s books and even more than the usual number of art books. We also have a selection of books from the William and Ida Friday collection.
Prices for children’s and mass market paperbacks start at 50 cents and most books are priced at $3 or less.
Come early and often and browse to your heart’s content. The Friends Book Store on the lower level of the Library will also be open during Big Book Sale hours with many of those books at special sale prices.
For additional information, please contact Martha Brunstein - email@example.com (919-402-8964)
Who: Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library
What: Big Book Sale
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Rooms A, B, C and D
When: September 8, 9 & 10
Friday 3-5:30 p.m. members only –
join at the door – registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free and open to the public
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. bag sale – bring your own bag - fill it for $5