- The Sampson-Livermore Library celebrated the arrival of spring, when the Friends of the Library hosted “A Springtime Showcase @ the Library!” on Friday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. The fifth annual benefit showcased the musical talents of three Miss UNCPs who are current students. Exciting silent and live auctions were held again, and as always, there was delicious and tempting assortments of food for the guests.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library featured on February 7, 2006, Gene Cheek author of Choice in the Jim Crow South, speaking about his book with students and other interested campus personnel in the UC Lounge at 3:30 p.m. and in the Sampson-Livermore Library at 7:00 p.m. A reception and book signing followed the program. The program was free and open to the public.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library featured a showcase of recent publications from the Art Department on Wednesday, November 16th in the Sampson-Livermore Library. Featured was Dr. Ann Horton-Lopez, Dr. Tula Lightfoot, Mr. Ralph Steeds, and Mr. Blake Tyner. Books were available for sale following author comments and during the reception, both of which were free and open to the public.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library featured Dr. Richard Kania, Professor of Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice, and Dr. Thomas Ross, Professor of Geography, Wednesday, November 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Main Reading Room of the Sampson-Livermore Library. Dr. Kania discussed and signed his new book, "The 1605 Waymouth Expedition to the Coast of Maine: An Assessment of the Rosier Text." Dr. Ross discussed and signed the third edition of his atlas, "One Land, Three Peoples: A Geography of Robeson County, North Carolina." A reception was held during the book signing opportunity. The program was free and open to the public.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library presented a program featuring Dr. Melton A. McLaurin, UNC Wilmington Randall Library Fellow and Professor Emeritus of History, who spoke on the topic "The North Carolina State Fair: The State’s Oldest and Biggest Annual Party" on October 27, 2005 at the Sampson-Livermore Library. A question and answer session and a reception followed Dr. McLaurin’s comments.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library presented a program featuring author and musician Clyde Edgerton on April 15th in the Sampson-Livermore Library. Edgerton read from his own works and performed songs incorporated in those works. A question and answer opportunity followed the performance, as well as a reception and book signing by the author.
- The annual Friends of the Library benefit event, "A Night of Stars @ the Library," was held on April 8th in the Sampson-Livermore Library. The benefit featured Shelby and Linda Stephenson, and local entertainer and library staff member Tim Van Hooser. A silent auction was held for over 100 autographed items such as photos and books, as well as other items including North Carolina pottery, golf packages, original artwork, and dining certificates. A live auction, led by Wendell Staton, featured unique handmade needlework items, round trip airfare tickets provided by Southwest Airlines, and several other items. All proceeds benefit projects of the Friends of the Library of UNCP.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library and Robeson County Public Library presented a program featuring author and speaker Dr. Barbara Hammonds. Her newest book titled 50 POEMS was written between 1994 and 2004 as she healed from traumatic injuries she sustained in a 1992 accident. The poems featured in the book provide a glimpse into Hammonds’ personal and professional lives and people who helped shape her from childhood. The program featuring Dr. Hammonds, a Lumberton native, was held in the Osterneck Auditorium across from the Robeson County Public Library at 7:00pm on December 9, 2004. A reception followed the event, which was free and open to the public.
- The Friends of the Library of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke presented Drs. Patricia Valenti and Stephen Berry, discussing their new books, respectively, SOPHIA PEABODY HAWTHORNE: A LIFE, VOLUME 1, 1809-1847, and ALL THAT MAKE A MAN: LOVE AND AMBITION IN THE CIVIL WAR SOUTH, Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Assembly Room of the Native American Resource Center. A reception and book signings by the authors followed.
- The Friends of the Library of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke presented "Hurricanes and History: Storms, Lighthouse, and Coastal North Carolina" with two outstanding programs about our coastal heritage. Both programs were free and open to the public. A reception and book signing by the authors followed the presentations. Books were available for purchase.
- Jay Barnes, Director of the north Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and author of North Carolina's Hurrican History, presented slides and commentary on the topic "Hazel, Floyd, and 50 Years of Savage Storms" Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Moore Hall Auditorium.
- Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts, collaborators for the book North Carolina Lighthouses: A Tribute of History and Hope, presented slides and commentary on the topic "Lighthouses of North Carolina: Their Past, Present, and Future" Monday, November 1, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Moore Hall Auditorium.
- The Friends of the Library of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke presented "Books, Barbecue, and Bluegrass" featuring television personality and book commentator D. G. Martin, Dr. Shelby Stephenson and The Stephenson Family Band with guest Les Sandy, and library staff member and fiddler Michael Munford, April 23, 2004 in the Sampson-Livermore Library. All proceeds benefit projects of the Friends of the Library of UNCP.
- The Friends of the Library of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke presented the film "Tobacco Money Feeds My Family" February 5th at 7:00pm in the Moore Hall Auditorium. Film commentary was provided by producer/director and co-editor Cynthia Hill. This event was free and open to the public. Cover feature on Cynthia Hill from Durham's Independent Online.
- The Friends of the Library and the Division of Academic Affairs of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke presented author Dori Sanders discussing "Writing from the Rural Perspective" and reading from her work Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm in the Main Reading Room of the Sampson-Livermore Library. A reception followed the evening program. The event was free and open to the public.
- Dr. Raymond Rundus discussed his new book "Joseph Mitchell: A Reader's and Writer's Guide" Thursday, November 6th in the Main Reading Room of the Sampson-Livermore Library. A reception followed the program.
- "Live! @ the Library!" was the theme for the library's annual benefit on Friday, April 4, 2003. This event featured Bland Simpson, author, entertainer, and Director of the Creative Writing Program at UNC Chapel Hill; Dr. Roger Brown, UNCP Provost, faculty member, and musician; Dr. Nick Giannatasio, UNCP administrator, faculty member, and musician; Tim Van Hooser, UNCP library staff member and entertainer; and the UNCP brass ensemble, as well as a buffet dinner, reception and both silent and live auctions.
- Allan Gurganus, award-winning author of "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" and North Carolina native, read from his works Friday, March 14, 2003.
- "Playing Before an Overflow Crowd: the Story of Indian Basketball in Robeson County, North Carolina, and Adjoining Counties" was discussed by authors and UNCP alumni Tim Brayboy and Bruce Barton on December 10, 2002.
- "Fine in the World: Lumbee Language in Time and Place" was discussed by authors Walt Wolfram, Clare Dannenberg, Stanley Knick and Linda Oxendine on November 25th in the Thomas Assembly Room of the Native American Resource Center.
- "An Evening with Robert Morgan" was the theme for the benefit event planned by the Friends of the Library of UNCP and held on March 22nd. Mr. Morgan, author of the 2000 Oprah Winfrey selection Gap Creek, spoke following a buffet and reception. A special feature of the evening was a silent auction containing numerous items to suit a variety of tasks and interests.
- Dr. Raymond Rundus, Professor Emeritus of English, discussed his new book on Robeson County native and New Yorker reporter Joseph Mitchell on Wednesday, November 14th in the Moore Hall Auditorium.
- Dr. Michael Spivey, Assistant Professor of Sociology, signed and informally discussed his book, Native Americans in the Carolina Borderland: A Critical Ethnography, Wednesday, November 28th in the Sampson-Livermore Library.
- Friends of the Library Reception and Banquet was held Friday, April 6th in theChancellor's Dining Room. Dr. Thomas Ross, UNCP professor of geography, spoke on " A Geographer's Journeys in North Carolina".
- Dr. Gretchen Bataille, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of North Carolina and noted scholar in the field of Native American literature, spoke about her research and work on Monday, September 11th.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale, April 10-14.
- Poetry/Short Prose Contest Reading, Moore Hall, Wednesday, April 12, 10:05 am.
- Reception Honoring Campus Authors following Friends of the Library Business Meeting, 2nd floor Library, Leisure Reading Area, Wednesday April 12, 3:00 pm.