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  • August 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - August 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

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Fri, August 1, 5:30pm
Cooks & Books Summer Event with Steven Raichlen

America's grill master is back with a new cookbook, Man Made Meals. Envisioned as a cooking school of sorts for men, this cookbook is chock-a-block with recipes and hints on how to make anyone more comfortable in the kitchen. It's about having a repertoire of great recipes (there are 300 to choose from), breakfast to dessert, to dazzle a date, or be a hero to your family, or simply feed yourself with real pleasure. These are recipes with a decided guy appeal, like Blowtorch Oatmeal, Fire-Eater Chicken Wings, Black Kale Caesar, Down East Lobster Rolls, Skillet Rib Steak, Porchetta, Finger-Burner Lamb Chops, Yardbird’s Fried Chicken, Blackened Salmon, Mashed Potatoes Three Ways, and Ice Cream Floats for Grown-Ups. Steven will demo a couple of the recipes while we drink beer and sample Fire-Eater Chicken Wings and Skillet Rib Steak. Beer, bites, tax, service fee and an autographed copy of Man Made Meals are included in the ticket price of $75.

Wed, Aug 6, 20: 11am
Storytime for the littlest readers, great for toddlers up to age 2 1/2.

Sat, Aug 16, 2pm
Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser lecture on Talkin' Tarheel

Wednesday, August 20 at 11am
Storytime for the littlest readers

Saturday, August 23rd at 11am
James Salzman purifies Drinking Water: A History

When we turn on the tap or twist open a tall plastic bottle, we might not give a second thought to where our drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more complex than we might think. With concerns over pollution and new technologies like fracking, is it safe to drink tap water? Should we feel guilty buying bottled water? Is the water we drink vulnerable to terrorist attacks? With springs running dry and reservoirs emptying, where is our water going to come from in the future?

In Drinking Water, Duke University professor and environmental policy expert James Salzman shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time -- from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change -- and how humans have been wrestling with these problems for centuries. Provocative, insightful, and above all fun to read, Drinking Water shows just how complex a simple glass of water can be.

Jim Salzman holds joint appointments at Duke University as the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law at the Law School and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment. In more than eight books and seventy articles and book chapters, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services.


Sunday, August 24th at 2pm
NCPS with Barbara Conrad, Larry Johnson, and Janice Moore Fuller

Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, Janice Moore Fuller has published four poetry collections, including Seance, winner of the 2008 Oscar Arnold Young Award (North Carolina poetry book of the year). Her most recent poetry book, On the Bevel, was published in May 2014 by Cinnamon Press in North Wales. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Magma (London), New Welsh Review, The Louisville Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Poems & Plays, Cave Wall, Tar River Poetry, and Comstock Review. Her plays and libretti, including a stage adaptation of Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying, have been produced at Catawba's Hedrick Theatre, the Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Estonia's Polli Talu Centre, and France's Rendez-Vous Musique Nouvelle. A regular workshop leader in Wales and England and at the Wildacres Writers' Workshop, she has been a Fellow at artist colonies in Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and Portugal.

Barbara Conrad is author of Wild Plums, The Gravity of Color, and editor of Waiting for Soup (2004), a collection of art and poetry from her weekly workshops with homeless neighbors in Charlotte, NC. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies such as Tar River Poetry, Sow's Ear, Southern Women's Review, Icarus and Kakalak, and have won awards, honorable mentions and a Pushcart nomination. Her writing focuses on personal exploration, nature and social justice issues.

Larry Johnson, born in Natchez, MS, is the author of Veins and Alloy and has published poems in many magazines, such as New Orleans Review, The Iowa Review, Chronicles, and Town Creek Poetry. In the fall of 2006 he read a selection of his poems at the Library of Congress. He lives in Raleigh, NC, and teaches at Wake Technical Community College.


Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30 pm
Louise Penny takes The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
**This is a ticketed event -- call McIntyre's for details 919.542.3030**

Help kick off Louise Penny’s World Tour at McIntyre's!

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Surete du Quebec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."

While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Quebec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it "The Land God gave to Cain." And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.

Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of nine previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis, Macavity, and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won five Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.


Wed, Aug 27, 6:30pm

Louise Penny back again!

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