Flash Chorus: Sing The Eurythmics and The Shins! @ Motorco
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Do you sing in the shower, car, or kitchen? Then Flash Chorus is for you! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have been gathering at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band. Join us on Monday, January 22, to learn and sing The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and The Shins’ “Kissing the Lipless.”

Whirlikids Bookfest @ McIntyre's Books
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join McIntyre’s Books for a special book festival featuring storytime, readings, book signings and more from elementary and middle reader authors!
10-11:30am Storytime, picture book and early elementary authors
11:30am-12:30pm Picture and early elementary author book signings in The Barn
1-3pm Middle grade author panels in The Barn
3-4pm Middle grade author book signings in The Barn
What else should you expect?
Face Painting
Lots of books and fun!
Kids of all real levels, ages 3 and up are invited to this event. While you’re in the Village, enjoy lunch at The Granary or The Goat, explore the gardens and meet the farm animals in our Belted Barnyard!
Don’t forget to share your excitement on social media using #Whirlikids!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.

Alan Gratz, Refugee
Refugee is a New York Times Bestseller and was just named one of New York Times’ Best Books of the Year!

Sarah Mlynowski, Upside Down Magic: #4: Dragon Overnight, Whatever After Series

Emily Jenkins, A Greyhound A Groundhog

Stacy McAnulty, Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Lauren Myracle, Dragon Overnight, Wishing Day, Flower Power and more

Ursula Vernon, Dragonbreath, Hamster Princess, and more

Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st St.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st St. was just named a New York Times Notable Book of 2017!

Linda Ashman, Williams Winter Nap

Joan Holub, This Little Trailblazer

Camille Andros, Charlotte the Scientist Gets Squished

Tameka Fryer Brown, My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

Annette Simon, Robot Burp Head Smartypants!

Frances O’Roark Dowell, Sam the Man

Ali Standish, The Ethan I was Before
Her book just won the NC Young People’s Literature Award, and is nominated for the Carnegie Award in the UK!

Leah Henderson, One Shadow on the Wall

Eleanora Tate, Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance

John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton

Angela Dominguez, Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

A special thank you to Scholastic Inc., Schwartz & Wade, HMH Books for Young Readers, Disney-Hyperion, Little Simon, Henry Holt and Co., Candlewick, Viking Books for Young Readers, Clarion Books and more for their support.

Special Storytime with Ladybug Girl @ McIntyre's Books
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet beloved book character Ladybug Girl and share stories of love and friendship at this special story time event at McIntyre’s. The Ladybug Girl series showcases the themes of imagination, empowerment, compromise and courage — not to mention a love of the outdoors.
Enjoy fun crafts and treats as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Dress up encouraged!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.

About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Stagville Under The Stars @ Stagville State Historic Site
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Folktales, science, and stargazing at Stagville! Great for families and children. Meet at the Visitor Center to hear stories and science lessons, then head outside to look at the night sky through telescopes set up by the Morehead Planetarium. Free to all!

5th Annual Jackies Puppapalooza Open Dog Show @ NC State Fairgrounds, Dorton Arena
Mar 18 all-day

Come join us for a fun filled day for you and your dog ~ 15 fun events to enter for all ages and sizes of dogs ~ Special kids event ~ Vendors ~ Prizes ~ Adoption groups ~ All friendly dogs are invited from beginner to advanced dogs. For more information and to register go to or text 919 448-1446

A Birthday Party for Addy! @ Stagville State Historic Site
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Did you know that American Girl Addy Walker is based in part on the story of a real person from Stagville? Research from Stagville was used in Addy’s stories.

Join us in celebrating Addy’s birthday at Historic Stagville! Enjoy refreshments, games, and other activities as we honor our favorite American Girl! Learn the full story of the connections between Addy Walker and the history of Stagville. This event is intended for children, and parents should attend with their child.

Admission is $5 per child– cash or check only, please.

JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon @ Chapel Hill Country Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

Swim, bike, and run for a great cause. This kids triathlon benefits families fighting childhood cancer at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s Hospital. April 29th at the Chapel Hill Country Club, for all ability levels, ages 6-14. JUST TRYAN IT helps families in need while instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in children, fostering empathy and empowering them to make a difference. For more information, visit our website. REGISTER TODAY!