Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Durham County Library Presents ‘Books on Tap’

Durham County Library presents Books on Tap: A celebration of local brewers. Master brewers, local pubs and restaurants are joining with the library to tell the story of Durham’s great brews and to benefit the Friends of the Durham Library and Durham Library Foundation.

On Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, the library will host “Craft Breweries of the Triangle” a panel discussion featuring master brewers Sean Wilson of Fullsteam, Sebastian Wolfrum of Natty Green’s Brewing Company, Ian VanGundy of LoneRider Brewing Company, Thomas Transue of Carolina Brewery and Seth Gross of Bull City Burgers and Brewery. The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beers magazine. Participants will hear about the process of brewing beer and learn how these local brewers came to the craft. The event will conclude with a raffle of two tickets to the World Beer Festival courtesy of All About Beer magazine. Southwest Regional Library is located at 3605 Shannon Rd.

After the discussion library patrons are encouraged to dine at a local restaurant or pub. Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of their proceeds for the evening to Durham Library Foundation. Throughout the week of April 23-30, pubs and restaurants are also accepting donations of gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for the Friends of the Durham Library. Participating pubs and restaurants include: A-1 Stop Mail Shoppe, Alivia’s Durham Bistro, Dos Perros, Tyler’s Restaurant, Bull City Burgers and Brewery, Casbah, James Joyce, Fullsteam Brewery, Sam’s (Blue Light) Quick Shop, The Federal, Devine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, Dain’s Place, Bull McCabe’s and Rue Cler.

“We are thrilled to have the support of our local brewers, restaurants and pubs,” said Joanne Abel, humanities programming coordinator for the library. “This event is part of our ‘Foodie Durham’ series, and it highlights reasons why Durham is fast becoming known as a place for delicious, locally grown – and brewed – food and drinks.”

For more information about this program, contact Joanne Abel at 560-0268 or visit the library online at Humanities programs are sponsored by Durham Library Foundation.

Durham County Library provides the entire community with books, services and other resources that inform, inspire learning, cultivate understanding and excite the imagination. For more information, visit your local library or visit us online at

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