There's so much happening at your library! Don't miss these featured programs!
Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit
Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Enter the larger-than-life pages of seven favorite tales during your visit at ImaginOn!
Friends Council Book Drive
South End Chick-fil-A will host a book drive with the Library Foundation Friends Council on Thursday, August 21. Chick-fil-A will give one FREE sandwich with a donation of 5 books.
Family Movie Night: Monsters University!
Celebrate "back to school" with your favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, in an animated tale about how the two met in college. Starring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, this prequel to Monsters, Inc. is great for the entire family!
Blog Basics Using Blogger
Blogs are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, post pictures online, or just express yourself. In this class we will create a blog using the website Blogger.
American Traditions: Carolina BBQ
BBQ in the Carolinas has a long, storied history. Join us as Dr. Tom Hanchett and Dan the Pig man talk about this foods impact on the culture of the carolinas and sample all 3 stylings from the Carolinas.
Book Talk: Title Swap for Twenties and Thirties, or "TNT"
Looking to learn about great new books without having the commitment of a book club? Join us for a Title Swap for Twenty and Thirty somethings, or “TNT”. Share something you are reading now, such as a favorite book or author, in an informal setting. A selection of books will be available for check out. Light refreshments will be provided. (This program is intended for 18-35 year olds.)
From Page to Screen, An Afternoon With John Grisham
Join us! We will watch a presentation on the life & works of famed author, John Grisham (NOT in person)followed by the film adaptation of his best-selling book,"The Client," with Academy-nominees Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones(PG-13) Refreshments
American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Samantha! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY!
Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions
Dr. Jason West, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present a lecture on Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions Dr. West is interested broadly in the relationships between air pollution and climate change, and their relevance for environmental science and policy. Using computer models, Dr. West is currently exploring the effects of changes in emissions on global air quality, the international transport and health impacts of air pollutants (focusing on ozone and particulate matter), and the radiative forcing of climate. Recently, Dr. West’s research has emphasized the global human health effects of outdoor air pollution, and the co-benefits for air quality and human health of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This program is sponsored by the Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Sierra Club.
"ElderCare: Transitions in Aging"
Aging brings many transitions for families. This discussion will let attendees learn strategies to understand the obstacles and how to meet their needs of the aging. Scott Tenbroeck is an Instructor at CPCC. Please join us; refreshments served.
Friends Council Pop-Up Book Sale at Independence Regional Anniversary Celebratio
Join the Library Foundation’s Friends Council for a Pop-Up Book Sale Thursday, September 4 from 10- a.m.-2 p.m. The Pop-Up Book Sale is a smaller, mobile version of the Friends’ annual book sale.
Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles.
Library Anniversary Celebration
The entire community is invited to come celebrate West Boulevard Library's 29th anniversary! Enjoy free programs and refreshments for the whole family.
Teen Book Club
Join us the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss the selection of the month over snacks. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. The September title is Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.
Back to Basics: Business Organization and Recordkeeping – What You Need to Know
Learn about sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations; the importance of record keeping and how long to keep items. Get an overview of tax responsibilities as a small business, NC tax updates and changes to the state withholding requirements.