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Beyond Spring Cleaning

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Dates: May 21, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: FREE
Local author Julia Ridley Smith will share excerpts from her book, discuss how material culture shapes our identities, and how we often think of our possessions as defining who we are and even what we can do. She’ll talk about the challenges of tackling a house clean-out when grief makes it difficult to give up cherished objects. While the topic can feel heavy, she approaches it with humor, reminding us that there’s also room during a house cleanout for finding joy, discovery, and human connection. After the lecture, there will be a brief, optional writing activity, with plenty of time for questions, discussion and book signing. Join us for an insightful and engaging session!