What we're about
Upcoming events (4)
We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Kristine Lilly, Women's World Soccer Champion and Olympian to the Cary Memorial Library! Kristine will be talking about soccer, the Women's World Cup, the challenges and opportunities for women in professional sports, and her new book "Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success" ('If you didn’t already know why the United States Women’s National Soccer Team consistently wins, you will after reading this book about the importance of teamwork.” – Tom Brady, Six-Time Super Bowl Champion). We hope you will join us for this very special event! Lilly starred on the U.S. Women's National team for an astonishing 24 years. Kristine earned the nickname 'Queen of Caps' for representing her country more than any other international soccer player in history with 354 caps. Kristine captivated the world football stage with her dedication and skill as she was known widely as the best flank midfielder in the world. She played in 5 World Cups (more than any other woman in U.S. soccer history), and 3 Olympic Games, where she won 2 World Cup Championships and 3 Olympic Medals, two of which are gold. When Kristine hung up her cleats in 2011, she had scored against 30 of the 39 countries and played in 23 different nations around the globe. A 5'4' powerhouse in the midfield, Kristine also had an immense impact on domestic soccer here in the States. Kristine was one of the founding members of the Boston Breakers, where she played in all 19 games of their inaugural season in the Women's Professional Soccer League. When in college, Kristine played for the North Carolina Tar Heels, where she won 4 National Championships. Her #15 has since been retired by the UNC Hall of Fame. Kristine's book will be available for purchase and signing, provided by Porter Square Books
Please join us in welcoming bestselling and award winning author (and one of our favorite writers!) Dusti Bowling to the Cary Library! Her book Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus has been hailed as the 'new Wonder' by librarians everywhere. Our very own Alissa says 'Its the book I wish had been around when I was a kid'. The sequel Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus is very highly anticipated and we are so happy that Dusti will be here for the book's birthday! We hope you can come to meet Dusti, hear about her books and the journey she's had to become such a wonderful writer. Dusti's books will be available for purchase and signing, provided by Porter Square Books.
Early-twentieth-century North Carolina saw a backlash against the economic successes of African Americans, including campaigns for residential segregation laws like those in South Africa. In "Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods", Elizabeth Herbin-Triant investigates these campaigns, showing that they exposed a fault line between the interests of middle-class and elite whites. Rather than uniting whites around the idea of segregated neighborhoods, these campaigns ultimately failed and, in so doing, defined the limits of Jim Crow.
Please join us in welcoming Hank Phillippi Ryan to the Cary! Her brand new psychological thriller is "Murder List", and Hank will give us the inside scoop on books, writing, and journalism--and how she followed her dreams in mid-life to add crime fiction to her resume! Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV. She's won 36 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 11 mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and for "The Other Woman", the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her 'a master of suspense' and 'a superb and gifted storyteller' and she is the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her novels have been named Library Journal's Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Suspense Magazine's reviewer calls her 2018 book TRUST ME 'By far one of the best thrillers I've read in years.' The Booklist starred review says 'a knockout!' and New York Post, BOOK BUB, PopSugar, Real Simple Magazine, CrimeReads and Criminal Element named "Trust Me" one of the Best Thrillers of 2018. Her newest psychological thriller "The Murder List" is a Most Anticipated Book from CrimeReads, and blockbuster author A. J. Finn ("The Woman in the Window") calls it 'a fireworks display of a novel--exciting, explosive and relentless.' Books will be available for purchase and signing, provided by Porter Square Books. A percentage of the proceeds from book sales support the Friends of the Cary Library!