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Whitaker Library at Chowan University : Cultural Events

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Library Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday 7:45AM – 11PM
Friday – 7:45AM – 4PM
Saturday – 10AM – 4PM
Sunday – 2PM – 11PM

Summer Semester

Monday – Thursday 8AM – 5PM
Friday – 8AM – 4PM
Saturday & Sunday– closed

EXCEPTIONS will be posted on the library door. Closed most Holidays.

Upcoming Whitaker Library Events


Friends of Whitaker Library Events


Past Friends of Whitaker Library Events

  • Spring 2015- Janice Cole Hopkins had a book signing and lecture for her new book, Cleared for Planting.
  • Spring 2014- The Office of the Provost sponsored an author lecture and book signing by Greg Taylor for the book The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch.
  • Spring 2013- The Office of the Provost sponsored two author lectures and book signings by Chowan University faculty who had books recently published. The faculty who lectured were: Bill Hinkle, Elmira Reformatory (1867-1877) and Matt Fullerty, The Murderess and the Hangman
  • Spring 2013- Dale Neighbors, the Prints and Photographs Collection Coordinator for the Library of Virginia, gave a lectured titled, "The Stuff of History: Why Research and Academic Institutions Collect Ephemera." 
  • Fall 2012- The friends of the library had a luncheon called "Early American Experience" The Potecasi Strings played period music and Tom and Ann Caulkins spoke about foods and cooking during the Colonial period. 
  • Fall 2011- The Office of the Provost sponsored three author lectures and book signings by Chowan University faculty who had books recently published. The faculty who lectured were: Frank Stephenson, Riverside Manufacturing Company, Murfreesboro, North Carolina; Lee Canipe, A Baptist Democracy: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free; and Keith Reich, Figuring Jesus: The Power of Rhetorical Figures of Speech in the Gospel of Luke
  • Fall 2010- An educational fair called: "Remembering WWII." This event started with a Veteran Honor Ceremony.  Guest speakers included: Dallas Jones Museum, Tuskegee Airmen, and Chowan Alumni Nancy Wright Beasley. 
  • Fall 2009- An educational fair called: "Surviving the Hard Times 1930's Style."  Keynote speaker was Dr. Greg Taylor. 
  • Spring 2009- Alice Eley Jones “The African American Influence on Architecture in North Carolina.”
  • 2008- Exhibit “Rhythm of the Factory: Life and Labor in North Carolina’s Textile Mill Communities” loaned by the Historical Oakview County Park
  • 2007- R. Neil Fulghum “A Brush with the Past: The Lost Colony and John White’s Drawings of America 1584-1590”
  • 2006- Frank Stephenson
  • 2005- Katherine Allen author and illustrator of Gloves Down Under
  • 2004- Mebane Holloman Burgwyn
  • 2003- Mrs. Johnnye Jo Lott author of In the Cold of the Sun
  • 2002- Mega Book Sale
  • 2001- “Evening of Bernice Kelley Harris”: Holley Mack Bell, Clara Bond Bell, Elizabeth Harris, Frank Lowe, Linda Hassell 
  • 2000- No Event 
  • 1999- Thomas Parramore “William Jefferson Clinton and Solon Borland: A Cautionary Tale from Old Murfreesboro.” 
  • 1998- A. C. Snow “Green Bananas and Southern Funerals” Columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer
  • Fall 1997-Jeanne Parker
  • Spring 1997- Suzanne Britt “In the Middle of the Journey of Our Life: Now What?
  • 1996- Ken Wolfskill “Teaching Edgar Allan Poe of Why I’m not an Architect”

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