Chat with local officials, organizations Nov. 14

Chat with local officials, organizations Nov. 14


Do you have questions about local government or volunteer organizations? Come learn more at the Durham Public Library’s "Speed Repping" event, part of the One Book, One Durham program on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

What is speed repping? Speed repping is a bit like speed-dating, but without the dating! Participants will sign up for 10-minute slots to spend one-on-one time with our local officials where you have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our local government or bring up concerns one-on-one.

You decide who you want to talk to and we'll make it happen. Meet with one or more of Durham's local officials, including First Selectman Laura Francis, Town Clerk Kim Garvis, Board of Education Chair Robert Moore or State Trooper Larry Morello. Call the library at 860-349-9544 to schedule an appointment.

Prefer volunteering to politics? Join us for an information open house featuring local organizations, also on Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet representatives from the Girl Scouts, Lions Club, Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services, Durham Recreation, Complete Streets, the U.S. Census Bureau, MARC Community Resources, and more.

Browse in between your appointments with local officials, or just drop in and see what our community has to offer.

No registration required for this information session.

The One Book, One Durham project is based on the book, “This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are” by Melody Warnick. One of Warnick’s major themes is that anyone can develop a love and appreciation for any place by taking specific actions that will strengthen one’s connection to the community.

Copies of the book are available at the Durham Public Library in paper, e-book, and downloadable audiobook versions.

A full schedule of One Book One Durham programs can be found on the library website.

-- Press Release