2014 Social Activities

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The Social Activities Group is working on several events and social opportunities for after conference hours. We will be adding more events as they come along. Watch this page!

Also, if you find a cool event to go to, and want to share the wealth with others, feel free to add the event to the page. :)

Planned Events

Newcomer Dinner, Monday 3/24

First time at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies and veterans for an evening of food, socializing, and stimulating discussions about demonstrations of the many uses of bacon dongles XML EZProxy alternatives.

Code4Lib veterans, you're invited too. Join us in welcoming the newcomers!


  • When: Monday 3/24
  • Time: 6 PM (ish) or whenever you can get your group together
  • Mastermind (if you have any questions): Becky Yoose


  • Max of 6 per group
    • Please, no waitlisting
    • Some restaurants can hold multiple groups of six. It is up to you to investigate the venue to see if this is possible.
  • ID yourselves so we can get a good mix of new people and veterans in each group
    • New folks - n
    • c4l vets - v
  • One leader needed for each location (declare yourself! - Vets are highly encouraged to lead the group)
    • Leader duties
      • Make reservations if required; otherwise make sure that the restaurant can handle a group of 6 rowdy library tech type folks
      • Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)
  • See a restaurant that's not listed? Feel free to add one, but please make sure that it is open that Monday evening.


Under .5 mile from hotel

bu ku (Global street food)

The Oxford (Gastropub)

Sono (Japanese)

La Volta (Italian)

Poole's (Local food)

Calavera Empanada & Tequila Bar (Empanada)

The Big Easy (New Orleans/Creole)

Posta Tuscan Grille (Italian)

The Mecca (Diner/Southern)

Busy Bee Cafe (American)

Beasley's Chicken + Honey (Southern)

  1. Rosalyn Metz - v (leader)

Chuck's (Burgers)

Oro (Tapas vegan options)

Jimmy V's Osteria and Bar (Italian)

Bida Manda (Laotian)

  1. Dre - v (leader)

Tir Na Nog (Pub)

Sitte (Lebanese)

  1. Becky Yoose - v (benevolent dictator/leader)

The Pit Authentic Barbecue (BBQ)

Gravy (Italian)

The Borough (Pub)

The Remedy Diner (Diner (lots of Veg*n options))

Centro (Mexican)

Flying Saucer (Pub)

Brewmasters Bar and Grill (Brewpub)

5 to 1 mile from hotel

518 West Italian Cafe (Italian)

Boylan Bridge Brewpub (Brewpub)

Mantra (Indian)

Sushi O (Asian)

Zaky Restaurant (Mediterranean)

Sullivan's Steakhouse (Steak)

Bia (New American)

18 Seaboard (Contemporary American)

Sushi Blues Cafe (Japanese)

Rockford (American)

Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom (Pub)

Blue Mango (Indian)

Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)

Tasca Brava (Spanish)

Clockwork (Pub)

Dos Taquitos (Mexican)

Napper Tandy's Irish Pub (Pub)

Thaiphoon bistro (Thai)

More than 1 mile from hotel

Peace China (Chinese)

Davids Dumpling and Noodle Bar (Asian)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (Ethiopian)

James B. Hunt Library Reception and Tour, Tuesday 3/25

A reception and tour of the James B. Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 5:00-7:30 PM. The Library, which opened in January 2013, [fill in more background here]. See the library through the eyes of the students in the over 3,000 Instagram photos in the My #HuntLibrary project. The furniture alone has generated interest, as shown on the Chairs of Hunt Library Tumbler site.

Travel to Hunt

Buses will begin loading at the Sheraton at 5:00 PM after the day's sessions have concluded. The Hunt Library is 4 miles from the Sheraton.


Pizza and light snacks will be made available in the Multipurpose Room, along with soft drinks and beer from the NC State Brewery.


Attendees will be welcome to embark on a self-guided tour of the library. Library staff will be on hand at selected locations, including hi-tech spaces such as the bookBot robotic book delivery system, the Teaching & Visualization Lab, the Creativity Studio, the Game Lab, and the Makerspace.

Travel back to the Sheraton

Buses will begin to load for the return trip at 6:45 PM. The last bus will leave the Hunt Library at approximately 7:45 PM.

#libtechwomen] meetup, Tuesday 3/25

An informal meetup for women and their friends in library technology for networking and fun. Come join us! Learn more about #libtechwomen at [1].

Where: TBA

Time: Evening after the tour :c)

A/V Geeks Present: When Computers Were Young, Wednesday 3/26

A/V Geeks maintains a collection of over 23,000 old 16mm educational films from various decades of the 20th century, including such classics as The Library Story (1952), many obtained from school and government auctions. Media archaeologist Skip Elsheimer holds themed showings of selected films at events around the Triangle and in other states.

This event, When Computers Were Young, will include "Actual 16mm school films that introduce us to the wonderful world of computers and their potential future -- all before Google!" Films will include Disney's Ethics in the Computer Age and more. This showing is an all ages, public event that is part of a series of monthly shows held at Kings Barcade, but the event has been scheduled and themed with the Code4Lib crowd in mind.

Doors open at 7:30 PM. The event is free with a suggested $5 donation. Located two blocks from the Sheraton, Kings is a 250-capacity live music venue with a full bar and several local beers on tap. Kings is directly connected with the Neptunes Parlour, a cocktail lounge with classic arcade games, pinball, and nightly DJ's. The new Garland Indian restaurant, operated by the same owners, is also downstairs.

Social Map - Places of Interest

Code4Lib 2014 Amenities Map, Downtown Raleigh, NC - Amenities that are within walking distance of the Sheraton or the R Line circulator

Local Events

Map of downtown arts and cultural entertainment

Calendar of downtown events

Map of downtown shopping

Exhibits, Showings, Museums

Outside Activities

Run Clubs

Monday Night

  • Nog Run Club - 6:00 PM at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub: 3-5 mile routes, followed by team trivia, $1 pasta, and beer specials

Tuesday Night

Wednesday Night

Local Food

Map of Downtown Restaurants & Dining


News & Observer 2014 Best Restaurants of the Triangle

Indy Weekly Triangle Dining Guide

Fayetteville St. District (0-0.4 miles north)

Moore Square (0.3-0.5 miles east)

Warehouse District (0.2-0.7 miles west)

Glenwood South (0.6-1.3 miles northwest)

Seaboard Station/Person St. (1.0-1.2 miles north)

West towards NC State (1.2-2.2 miles west)

Five Points (2.5 miles north)

Other Inside-the-Beltline Raleigh



Local Drinks

Map of Bars, Clubs & Live Entertainment


Fayetteville St. District

Moore Square

Warehouse District

Glenwood South

Seaboard Station/Person St.


Walking Distance

Theoretical brewpub walking tour [NOTE: Trophy has great pizza but limited seating. To finish with dinner consider going the opposite direction and eating in the Warehouse District or downtown]

Greater Raleigh

Greater Triangle

Bottle Shops

Raleigh Events March 23-27

Merge Records 25k (March 22) Chapel Hill to Durham run, with post race party and bands at Motorco music hall (celebrating 25th year of Merge Records label)

Sunday March 23

Monday March 24

Tuesday, March 25

Wednesday, March 26

Thursday, March 27


Sunday March 23

Monday March 24

Tuesday March 25

Wednesday March 26

Thursday March 27

Music Venues in the Greater Triangle