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March 31, 2016

Easter Monday

Did you know that Easter Monday used to be a North Carolina state holiday?  Do you know why?  It all started with a baseball game.  Wake Forest University (WFU) used to be located near Raleigh.  WFU had a long-standing baseball rivalry with what is now known as NC State University.

The annual game was so popular that everyone, including government workers, would skip work to attend the game.  Thus, the NC government eventually declared Easter Monday a state holiday, though this is no longer in effect today.

For more information about this once beloved historical event, please check out the aptly titled "The Easter Monday Baseball Game" by Tim Peeler.  You can find this book at your local library or bookstore.  Happy reading!

March 24, 2016

North Carolina Basketball

A secret interracial college game in 1944.  A college athlete turned award-winning coach, now retired.  The ongoing rivalry between Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.  What do all of these books have in common?  Basketball.  March in North Carolina is an important time for this sport.

The first reference is for a book entitled The Secret Game by Scott Ellsworth.  The second, On the Rim of the Basket, by Jim Hartbarger.  The third, The Blue Divide, by Johnny Moore and Art Chansky.  You can check out all of these books and more at your local library or bookstore.  Happy reading!


March 3, 2016

Chris Bohjalian Coming to UNCG!

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian is coming to the Elliott University Center at the UNC-Greensboro campus! The author will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the UNCG Libraries' annual dinner on the evening of March 22. Please visit the Friends of the UNCG Libraries' webpage for more information, including how to purchase tickets for the event. Do not miss your chance to meet this very successful writer!