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Join the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library in honoring Hispanic Heritage in North Carolina.We invite you to explore North Carolina’s Latin American and Caribbean heritage through the diverse perspectives of people who have migrated to the state. In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the “New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte” initiative.

“New to NC” is a virtual series hosted by the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library, offering an array of topics catered to new North Carolinians. Our inaugural “New to NC” program features the State Library of North Carolina’s Accessible Books and Library Services (ABLS).

The State Library and State Archives of North Carolina, in partnership with the Capital City Juneteenth Celebration Committee, present a Lunch and Learn panel of veteran family history researchers. The panelists will offer research strategies and share their own experiences untangling the intersected knots of history, memory, and surviving records to reveal their ancestral roots. A question and answer session with panelists and staff of the SLNC and SANC will follow.

On April 17, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, the SLNC Government and Heritage Library will host North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green for National Poetry Month.
Jaki Shelton Green will offer a poetry reading, share her journey to the poet laureateship, and her work with youth engagement.

LINC, North Carolina’s One-Stop Data Source: A Hands-on Virtual Workshop
January 30, 2023, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

SLNC Show & Braille: National Braille Literacy Month

Join the State Library of North Carolina for a celebration of National Braille Literacy Month!

Join us at the SLNC Government & Heritage Library for an in-person talk by author Jay Barnes about his recent book, Fifteen Hurricanes That Changed the Carolinas: Powerful Storms, Climate Change, and What We Do Next.

On October 4, 2022, Barnes will share the history and lessons learned from some of the region’s most powerful storms and how climate change and rising seas will impact the future of hurricanes.

Register for the program Fifteen Hurricanes That Changed the Carolinas at

Tracing Your Jewish Roots in Ukraine, Belarus & Poland - 

With Barbara Freedman of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society

Powered by Humor: Harry Golden’s Civil Rights Blogging (Before the Internet Existed)
Join Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, former daily newspaper journalist and author of Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights (UNC Press 2015, 2018, and Audible) for a recollection of Harry Golden’s lively life and influence, and thoughts on what his work tells us about influential writing and personal activism as we take on the challenges of our time. Please register for Powered by Humor: Harry Golden’s Civil Rights Blogging (Before the Internet Existed),

Join Us for the Next NC Trivia Night!
Think you're an expert on North Carolina history, geography, and culture? Here's your chance to show off your skills in North Carolina Virtual Trivia, brought to you by the State Library of North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina. On May 19, 2022, at 6 pm, players can participate—as individuals or in teams—from their homes, as we present fascinating trivia about the Old North State. Bragging rights are on the line in this Carolina contest of wits!