Brown Library to host 2018 speakers’ series

Published 5:58 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018

The George H. and Laura E. Brown Library in Washington has announced its plans for a series of programs to be held throughout 2018.

“A Bite of History” kicks off Jan. 18, according to Claudia Dahlen, the library’s reference/genealogy specialist. The series will continue every other month, with each program lasting from 2 to 3 p.m.

“The history of this town is so interesting and we wanted to bring it to the library,” Dahlen said. “There is so much knowledge that we wanted to share.”

The series brings together professional storytellers, historians and other local residents eager to share their memories and information about Washington and its rich past.

STORYTELLER: Terry Rollins kicks off the library’s “A Bite of History” series this month with “North Carolina Folktales.”

First up is a Jan. 18 program featuring Terry Rollins and his knowledge of “North Carolina Folklore.” Rollins also conducts the ever-popular ghost tours throughout downtown Washington.

The line up for the remaining programs is as follows:

  • March 15: Blount Rumley and “Washington in the ’40s and ’50s”;
  • May 17: Ray Midgett and “Washington Maritime History”;
  • July 19: Leesa Jones and “I’m From Washington and Nobody Told Me This!”;
  • Sept. 20: Sam Taylor and “The History of Tobacco in Eastern North Carolina”;
  • Nov. 15: Bartow Houston and “Little Washington — Once Upon a Time.”

Each program will include an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions about the topics being presented, Dahlen added.

The George H. and Laura E. Brown Library is open Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed Sundays. For more information, call 252-946-4300.