Dare County Library’s The Library Speakers Consortium features a virtual author talk series

By on August 31, 2023

Dare County Library Webinars and Online Events

The Dare County Library’s Library Speakers Consortium showcases a virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning and highly acclaimed authors from around the world. The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.

This new feature was made possible by funding provided by the Dare County Library Foundation.

The free, virtual series takes place two to three times a month and includes the opportunity to ask the author questions. A complete list of events is available on Dare County Library’s virtual author talk series website at LSC | Dare County Library Webinars and Online Events.

Author talks for this month include:

Life, Love, Family and Food: An Author Talk with Lidia Bastianich
Emmy Award-winning public television host, best‐selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business
Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7 p.m.
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How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most: An Author Talk with Adam Alter
New York Times Bestselling Author of Drunk Tank Pink and Irresistible
Wednesday, September 20th at 2:00 PM EDT
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On Writing Three International Bestsellers: An Author Talk with Amor Towles
New York Times Bestselling author of “The Rules of Civility,” “A Gentleman in Moscow” and “The Lincoln Highway”
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 8 p.m.
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All events are free and open to the public.  For more information or to register for the author talks, visit LSC | Dare County Library Webinars and Online Events.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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