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February 2023

THE MILL ON THE FLOSS by George Eliot

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 13, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the most beloved heroines in the English canon —With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving.—Penguin Classics —No writer ever lived who had anything like her power of manifold, but disinterested and impartially observant, sympathy. If Sophocles or Cervantes had lived in the light of…

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Margaret Edds presents WHAT EYES CAN’T SEE: RALPH NORTHAM, BLACK RESOLVE, AND RACIAL RECKONING IN VIRGINIA, with Dr. Lloyd Kramer and Dianne Jackson

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Co-sponsored by Flyleaf Books Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm Click here order your book, and please indicate in the comments if you’d like 1-2 seats held for you at the event! Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 60 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended. There will be no streaming option for this event. The transformation of Governor Ralph Northam Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's…

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THE MILL ON THE FLOSS by George Eliot

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 13, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the most beloved heroines in the English canon —With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving.—Penguin Classics —No writer ever lived who had anything like her power of manifold, but disinterested and impartially observant, sympathy. If Sophocles or Cervantes had lived in the light of…

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ELECTRA by Sophocles vs ELECTRA by Euripides *SOLD OUT*

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 28, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   An essential classic of Ancient Greek drama   On Sophocles' Electra: —Although it has been at times overshadowed by his more famous Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone, Sophocles' Electra is remarkable for its extreme emotions and taut drama. Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation.—Oxford University Press —Electra's journey of…

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Nationalism and Democracy in Eastern Europe

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Chad Bryant, Professor of History Humanities in Action Wednesdays Travel around the world with Carolina Public Humanities as we explore topics of current interest. Stop by Flyleaf Books on Wednesday afternoons (or tune in from home) to learn more about the world around us. The Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Your registration allows you to attend in person at Flyleaf Books OR virtually…

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ELECTRA by Sophocles vs ELECTRA by Euripides *SOLD OUT*

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 28, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   An essential classic of Ancient Greek drama   On Sophocles' Electra: —Although it has been at times overshadowed by his more famous Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone, Sophocles' Electra is remarkable for its extreme emotions and taut drama. Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation.—Oxford University Press —Electra's journey of…

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March 2023

Can Humans Live Sustainably on Our Planet?

March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring James W.C. White, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Humanities in Action Wednesdays Travel around the world with Carolina Public Humanities as we explore topics of current interest. Stop by Flyleaf Books on Wednesday afternoons (or tune in from home) to learn more about the world around us. The Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Your registration allows you to attend in person at…

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BEWARE OF PITY by Stefan Zweig

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 15, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gerald Postema, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus   One of the most popular writers in the world during the 1920s and 1930s —The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Beware of Pity, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even the finest of feelings.—New York Review Classics —Zweig has chronicled a hopeless and tragic relationship in a manner that so…

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Politics and Populism in Mexico

March 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo, Associate Professor of Political Science Humanities in Action Wednesdays Travel around the world with Carolina Public Humanities as we explore topics of current interest. Stop by Flyleaf Books on Wednesday afternoons (or tune in from home) to learn more about the world around us. The Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Your registration allows you to attend in person at Flyleaf Books…

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BEWARE OF PITY by Stefan Zweig

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 15, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gerald Postema, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus   One of the most popular writers in the world during the 1920s and 1930s —The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Beware of Pity, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even the finest of feelings.—New York Review Classics —Zweig has chronicled a hopeless and tragic relationship in a manner that so…

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HERE COMES THE SUN by Nicole Dennis-Benn

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2023

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Petal Samuel, Assistant Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies   A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Winner of the LAMBDA Literary Award —A lithe, artfully-plotted debut, Here Comes the Sun is deceptively well-constructed, with slow and painful reveals right through the end.—The New York Times —Impossible to forget, Dennis-Benn’s writing is as lush as the island itself....She knows how to make the women so complex that we believe every hairpin turn of her…

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Iranian Women’s Rights Movement: Past and Present

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Claudia Yaghoobi, Roshan Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director, Center for the Middle East and Islamic Studies Humanities in Action Wednesdays Travel around the world with Carolina Public Humanities as we explore topics of current interest. Stop by Flyleaf Books on Wednesday afternoons (or tune in from home) to learn more about the world around us. The Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books…

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HERE COMES THE SUN by Nicole Dennis-Benn

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Petal Samuel, Assistant Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies   A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Winner of the LAMBDA Literary Award —A lithe, artfully-plotted debut, Here Comes the Sun is deceptively well-constructed, with slow and painful reveals right through the end.—The New York Times —Impossible to forget, Dennis-Benn’s writing is as lush as the island itself....She knows how to make the women so complex that we believe every hairpin turn of her…

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Ethics, Integrity, and Gender in the US Border Patrol

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Erin Siegal McIntyre, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Humanities in Action Wednesdays Travel around the world with Carolina Public Humanities as we explore topics of current interest. Stop by Flyleaf Books on Wednesday afternoons (or tune in from home) to learn more about the world around us. The Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Your registration allows you to attend in person at…

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April 2023

BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE (select essays) by Hannah Arendt

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 11, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German   One of the most original and fruitful minds of the Twentieth Century —In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory.—Penguin Classics —It is hard to name another thinker of the twentieth century more sought after as a guide to the dilemmas of the twenty-first.—The New Yorker —Arendt…

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BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE (select essays) by Hannah Arendt

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 11, 2023

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German   One of the most original and fruitful minds of the Twentieth Century —In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory.—Penguin Classics —It is hard to name another thinker of the twentieth century more sought after as a guide to the dilemmas of the twenty-first.—The New Yorker —Arendt…

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Duets with Banjo and Classical Guitar

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$5

Join us at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill for musical performance and conversation featuring Hank Smith, Lecturer in Banjo, and Billie Feather, Adjunct Guitar Professor, Meredith College. Tickets are $5. Purchase tickets in advance online or by calling us at 919.962.1544. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE: The Dupin Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Sarah E. Boyd, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The birth of detective fiction as a genre —Edgar Allan Poe introduced to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, inspiring the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes.—Modern Library Classics —"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice.—Dorothy L. Sayers —Poe’s formula appealed in the nineteenth century because detective stories promised that reasoning could…

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Adult Spelling Bee

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Spelling fun for grownups is back! There will be a Grand Prize for on-stage contestants and plenty of chances for all to test their orthographical skills. Featuring celebrity judges and special guests. This event is free and open to the public.

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May 2023

Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe: Complicity and Conscience in America’s World War II Concentration Camps

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Book reading and conversation featuring author Eric L. Muller, Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law. This event is free and open to the public.We will have more information about how to guarantee a seat at Flyleaf Books closer to the date.

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