Loading Events

← Back to Events

Flyleaf Books

+ Google Map
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
(919) 942-7373 http://www.flyleafbooks.com/

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

September 2017

The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Henry Veggian, Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature "The legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Contra in 1984), and fashions a moral thriller as hypnotic and provocative as any by Joseph Conrad or Graham Greene. In that latter year Elena McMahon walks off the presidential campaign she has been covering for a…

Find out more »

Digital Health: Hope, Hype, and “Amara’s Law”

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Spencer Dorn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Digital technologies promise to make healthcare more efficient and effective, leading to better outcomes. But considering “Amara’s Law,” namely that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run,” Dr. Dorn suggests we use caution and first understand the limitations inherent in applying digital tools to health and healthcare. These tools will certainly revolutionize healthcare, but the…

Find out more »
October 2017

The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Henry Veggian, Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature "The legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Contra in 1984), and fashions a moral thriller as hypnotic and provocative as any by Joseph Conrad or Graham Greene. In that latter year Elena McMahon walks off the presidential campaign she has been covering for a…

Find out more »

Cigarette Warning Labels: The Battle between the FDA and the Tobacco Industry

October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Seth M. Noar, Professor, School of Media and Journalism and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Over 100 countries and jurisdictions throughout the world have implemented graphic warnings on cigarette packs to reduce tobacco use. In the US, the FDA has been trying to implement graphic warnings since 2009, when it was granted regulatory authority over tobacco products. However, litigation from the tobacco industry has so far stalled their implementation. Professor Noar will describe the FDA’s role in tobacco regulation and his…

Find out more »

Food and Health in America

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Ammerman, Mildred Kaufman Professor of Nutrition and Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Everyone eats, but access to good food often depends on the eater’s community, income, and age. In this talk, a leading expert on food and eating patterns in America will discuss how the production and distribution of food affects children and adults in under-resourced communities within and beyond the United States—and how new initiatives might improve the diet and health of people who need…

Find out more »

Speeches by Abraham Lincoln

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and sometimes savage humor, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the…

Find out more »

Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Gavin Smith, Research Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director, US Department of Homeland Security's Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence With climate change predicted to increase the incidence of natural disasters, communities need to prepare to face the challenges of recovery. Gavin Smith examines how governments at different levels, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers work together to address the needs of communities in crisis. This talk will address the broader issue of disaster relief on a global scale for context,…

Find out more »

Speeches by Abraham Lincoln

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and sometimes savage humor, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the…

Find out more »

Precarious Work in a Changing World Economy

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Arne L. Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology Major changes have engulfed the employment systems in virtually all advanced capitalist nations. Work has become more uncertain, unstable and insecure, and workers receive fewer social benefits. This talk will examine how the rise of “precarious work” in the global economy is transforming personal lives and social communities as well as the political stability of industrial societies. All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for…

Find out more »

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

Find out more »
November 2017

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

Find out more »

Counterterrorism in the Age of Trump

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

David H. Schanzer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University and Director, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security Presidential administrations may change, but many of the national security concerns facing the United States and its allies remain. Chief among these is the threat of terrorist attacks from ISIS and their affiliates and other groups intent on disrupting the global order. This lecture will analyze continuities and challenges particular to the Trump administration as it…

Find out more »

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

Find out more »

How Should We Inhabit the Earth? Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

November 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Peter White, Professor of Biology Biologist E.O. Wilson has suggested that half the earth be set aside for biodiversity to stem the extinction of diverse species, but how can we design such a solution and how can ecological sustainability be reconciled with other human needs? This talk will explore these critical environmental and ethical issues, with reference also to the pioneering ideas of the ecologist Aldo Leopold. All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory…

Find out more »

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

Find out more »

Nada by Carmen Laforet

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish "One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe." “Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus,…

Find out more »
December 2017

Nada by Carmen Laforet

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish "One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe." “Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus,…

Find out more »
+ Export Events