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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 4/18/2014 to 7/17/2014.

Program Types: (choose a type to jump to list of programs)
Art/Photography     Books/Literature/Writing     Computer Skills/Technology     Ecology/Environment     Education Support     Gaming     Health/Fitness     Movies/Films     Multicultural     National Library Week     Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Education     Performance/Dance/Music     Special Events/Festivals     Storytelling     Storytime     


Art/Photographyback to top

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Paper Fashionistas
Inspired by the popular "2 Sisters and a Blog," the Library is happy to offer this Mommy & Me paper fashion experience. In conjunction with CTC's production of "The Hundred Dresses," we will use paper to recreate popular Awards Ceremony dresses. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11)

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Books/Literature/Writingback to top

Reading Buddies
Children, ages 5-11, who struggle with reading or just need a confidence boost, are welcome to come to the Library and sit and read aloud with a volunteer. Children will gain confidence and skill at reading in a safe environment with friendly people. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Davidson Kids Book Club
Join us for the April meeting of our Davidson Kids' Book Club. This month's book is The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer. Copies are available at the branch. For 2nd- 4th graders. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Paws To Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Reading Buddies
Increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer during a one hour 1-on-1 session. Registration is limited to one appointment per week per child. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Mountain Island Kids' Book Club
Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm. This month, we will be discussing Sound off! by D. J. Steinberg, the first in the Adventures of Daniel Boom (AKA Loud Boy) series. New members welcome! For ages 7-12. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science: Plant Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. In April we will discuss plant science. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

First Monday Family Nights
Bring your entire family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Book Talk
Looking for a great book to read? Learn about new and classic titles and authors, as well as online resources to help you discover more fantastic reads. A selection of books will also be available for you to borrow today. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Readers' Theatre: Drama Rama
Develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children's literature to increase your presentation and public speaking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Science Saturday Book Club for Kids
This month’s book discussion and science activities, led by teen volunteer Matthew, is based on books about frogs. Copies of various books are available at the branch. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Bouncy Balls
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be creating our own bouncy balls using chemistry. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Children's Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we kick off our summer reading program for children. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Fizz Boom Read
Summer reading program for elementary school aged children. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Chameleons
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be to create and paint a 3D chameleon. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Snowglobes
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be creating snowglobes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. The theme will be Summer Vacation. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Butterflies
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be butterflies. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

CMLibrary Present: Cold Blooded Encounters
Live animal nature program suitable for the entire family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Glow in the Dark
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be things that glow in the dark. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

Computer Basics for Kids
Get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for preteens. Learn the basic parts of a computer and how to use them. Also includes a basic introduction to the Windows Operating System. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Microsoft Word Basics for Kids
Want to use this powerful program to type letters and school papers? Come learn how to create, edit and save documents in Microsoft Word 2007. This class is for preteens with basic computer skills but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Microsoft Publisher for Kids
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, and more! This program is for preteens who are comfortable with computer basics. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Microsoft Powerpoint for Kids
Come learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. We strongly recommend you join us for Microsoft Word Basics for Kids before coming to this workshop. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Internet Basics for Kids
Learn how to access, navigate, and print websites. Get basic techniques for finding information and being safe online. This class is for preteens with some computer experience, but little or no previous Internet experience. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Ecology/Environmentback to top

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teeth Make a Difference
Summer Reading Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Education Supportback to top

PAWS to Read: Zoey
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Paws to Read
Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Join us on Saturdays from 10:30am-12pm! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

PAWS to Read: Maddie
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read
Children in K-5th grades can boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog during a 20-minute session. Call 704-416-4800 to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Reading Buddies
Children, ages 5-11, who struggle with reading or just need a confidence boost, are welcome to come to the Library and sit and read aloud with a volunteer. Children will gain confidence and skill at reading in a safe environment with friendly people. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This week, the theme is poetry. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play
Cup Stacking Competition Participate in games that encourage cooperation,problem solving,teamplay and critical thinking; Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Paws To Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Amigos Homework Help / Ayuda con las tareas escolares
Students in K-5th grades can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in one-on-one or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Reading Buddies
Increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer during a one hour 1-on-1 session. Registration is limited to one appointment per week per child. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science: Polymers
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. **Messy Experiments Ahead** Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Homework Help
If you are between the ages of 5 and 11 come receive free homework help from library volunteers. This is a drop-in program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Paws to Read
Children can boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12. Tutoring is provided every Tuesday that CMS is in session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Rookie Science: Plant Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. In April we will discuss plant science. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

School Age Tutoring
Come and get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a Teen Tutor. First come, first served basis for up to 45 minute sessions. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Amigos Tutoring
Students ages 5-11 can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in a group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. This is a drop-in program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

School Age Tutoring
Come and get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a trained Teen Tutor. Registration preferred but walk-ins are welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

PAWS to Read: Vanish
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

PAWS to Read: Jake
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! The theme will be mothers. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Library Orientation/First Visit
Take a guided tour of Mountain Island Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at Sugar Creek Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Action Reaction w/ Discovery Place
Join us as we host the Discovery Place. Engage in chemical reactions such as exploding hydrogen balloons and mysterious color changes while learning about properties of materials, physical and chemical changes and the effect of heat on a substance. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Solar System Spectacular
Explore the solar system with Discovery Place inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium. Learn about planets, asteroids and the moons that make up Earth's neighborhood. Call 704-416-6031 to register between 6/9 and 6/13. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Backyard Birds with Latta
Explore Backyard Birds with Latta Plantation Nature Center. Call 704-416-6031 to register between 6/9 and 6/13. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Action and Reaction
Come learn about physics with the Discovery Place! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Cold Blooded Encounters: Kitchen Chemistry
Children will explore chemistry as seen in cooking, one of the oldest and most widespread uses of applied chemistry. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor Whizzpop
The show is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures; scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Register by calling 704-416-6031 between 6/15/14 and 6/21/14. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teeth Make a Difference
Summer Reading Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Turtles with Latta
Come and learn about turtles with Latta Plantation Nature Center. Call 704-416-6031 to register between 6/15/14 and 6/21/14. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Radical Reptiles
Come learn about reptiles with Parks and Rec! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Incredible Insects
Come learn about insects with the Nature Lady! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Children will experiment with Density and which items sink and float. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Electrifying Attraction
Come learn about electricity with the Discovery Place! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Gamingback to top

Learn, Connect, Play
Cup Stacking Competition Participate in games that encourage cooperation,problem solving,teamplay and critical thinking; Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Lego Program
Learn mathematical concepts of sorting, building, and geometry while using Lego building blocks. Registration is required Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Puzzle Tower
Come play this giant, Jenga-like game of tumbling blocks that will test your mental skill and your manual dexterity. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play
Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with a self-paced puzzle activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play - Scrabble
Practice your word making skills and join us for a fun filled afternoon of playing Scrabble. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Come learn chess basics and test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Health/Fitnessback to top

Listen and Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Stories included in this high-energy storytime will focus on healthy living. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Movies/Filmsback to top

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of Frozen, about the powerful Snow Queen Elsa and her sprightly sister Anna. This movie is rated PG. Light refreshments will be provided. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

School Break Special - Despicable Me Film Fest
School is out, so come to the library for a fun school-age program. Enjoy Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 along with snacks. These films are rated PG. There will be short intermission between films. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

From Page to Screen: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Clifford's Really Big Movie
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for Clifford’s Really Big Movie, the film adaptation of Norman Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog series. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

From Page to Screen: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 the film adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. See the story brought to life! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of Oscar Award-winning Frozen. This movie is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

From Page to Screen: The Lorax
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of The Lorax. See the book brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

From Page to Screen: Meet The Robinsons
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for Meet the Robinsons, the film adaptation of William Joyce’s A Day with Wilbur Robinson. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated G. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Multiculturalback to top

Discover and Discuss through Dance: Soca
Come learn about the origin of the Soca genre and style of dance associated with the Caribbean heritage and culture. Enjoy a Caribbean dance demonstration and discussion with Socacise founder and instructor Najilah Keisha Bridgeman. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros - Children's Day/ Book Day
Día es la diversidad en acción. Participa en una experiencia de alfabetización que honra a todos los niños, los libros y las culturas. Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

National Library Weekback to top

School Break Special - Despicable Me Film Fest
School is out, so come to the library for a fun school-age program. Enjoy Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 along with snacks. These films are rated PG. There will be short intermission between films. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

Learn, Connect, Play
Cup Stacking Competition Participate in games that encourage cooperation,problem solving,teamplay and critical thinking; Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at Sugar Creek Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

Discover and Discuss through Dance: Soca
Come learn about the origin of the Soca genre and style of dance associated with the Caribbean heritage and culture. Enjoy a Caribbean dance demonstration and discussion with Socacise founder and instructor Najilah Keisha Bridgeman. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros - Children's Day/ Book Day
Día es la diversidad en acción. Participa en una experiencia de alfabetización que honra a todos los niños, los libros y las culturas. Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

PAWS to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros - Children's Day/ Book Day
Día es la diversidad en acción. Participa en una experiencia de alfabetización que honra a todos los niños, los libros y las culturas. Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Spring Fling
Join us for stories, games, songs and a craft to celebrate spring. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Paper Fashionistas
Inspired by the popular "2 Sisters and a Blog," the Library is happy to offer this Mommy & Me paper fashion experience. In conjunction with CTC's production of "The Hundred Dresses," we will use paper to recreate popular Awards Ceremony dresses. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11)

Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at North County Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Kick-off
Join us at University City Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Enjoy a special program by Professor Whizzpop! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at Sugar Creek Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Summer Reading Kickoff with Professor Whizzpop
Join us as we kick off Summer Reading with Professor Whizzpop,magician and general goofball, and his "Fizz! Boom! Reading Explosion!" program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Action Reaction w/ Discovery Place
Join us as we host the Discovery Place. Engage in chemical reactions such as exploding hydrogen balloons and mysterious color changes while learning about properties of materials, physical and chemical changes and the effect of heat on a substance. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

CMLibrary Presents: Carolina Raptor Center
Staff from The Carolina Raptor Center will present a live animal program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Children's Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we kick off our summer reading program for children. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor Whizzpop
The show is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures; scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Register by calling 704-416-6031 between 6/15/14 and 6/21/14. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teeth Make a Difference
Summer Reading Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Fun with JCSU
JCSU Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Kitchen Chemistry
Learn and explore science with Cold-Blooded Encounters' "Kitchen Chemistry." Fun science with a cool reaction! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Frontline Storytellers
Children will hear stories during this one-of-a-kind storytelling experience with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Frontline Storytellers' Summer Tent Tales. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

National Ice Cream Month
Enjoy books, literacy activities, and ice cream as we celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor Whizzpop
The show is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures; scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold-Blooded Encounters
Learn and explore science when Cold Blooded Encounters presents their Standard Animal Program. Attendees will get the opportunity to interact with live animals! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

CMLibrary Present: Cold Blooded Encounters
Live animal nature program suitable for the entire family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor WhizzPop
Professor Whizzpop's Fizz! Boom! Reading Explosion! Summer Reading program is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures: scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Storytellingback to top

First Monday Family Nights
Bring your entire family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Storytimeback to top

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

PAWS to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Listen and Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Stories included in this high-energy storytime will focus on healthy living. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Children develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters
Learn fun science with a cool reaction from the people of Cold Blooded Encounters Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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