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Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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Big Book Sale Sept. 8-10

Post Date:08/23/2017 3:46 PM
BIG BOOK SALE

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 - marthabee4@yahoo.com (919-402-8964)

 

DETAILS AT-A-GLANCE

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

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