Programs & Events Listings


The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 9/20/2014 to 12/19/2014.

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Art/Photography     Books/Literature/Writing     Business/Finance/Taxes     Ecology/Environment     Education Support     En Español     Gaming     Movies/Films     Multicultural     Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Education     Performance/Dance/Music     Sensory Programs     Special Events/Festivals     Storytelling     Storytime     


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Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. This month's theme is Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September to discuss the comic book Knights of the Lunch Table by Frank Cammuso. Sign up today and come by the Mint Hill Library to receive your free copy of the book! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

American Girl Book Club (ages 8 to 11)
An American Girl Book club for children ages 8 to 11. Participants will discuss and share opinions on this month’s selected American Girl. Registration is required for this event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This week will feature activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

"In Pictures and Words" - an Interactive Workshop
Children's book Author and Illustrator Elisa Klevin explores the concept of imagination with children by presenting an interactive drawing and storytelling session that aims to stimulate both writing and art skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month the theme will be Frightening Phalanges. Each child will create a hand crafted bag in the shape of a hand. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September and October to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of (5-11), increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required. Please call 704-416-3000, option 2, to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Literacy Activity: Hobbit Day
Happy Hobbits Day! Celebrate Bilbo and Frodo's birthday with us and make your own pair of hobbit ears. Activity will be available as long as supplies last. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Elementary (5-11)

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

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Join us as trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12 for all homework topics. Get the help you need to excel. Tutoring is provided every Monday that CMS is in session. No registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Ereaders for Kids
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month the theme will be how to get ebooks and eaudio books for kids! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

What Do I Read Now?
You read it, you liked it, NOW what do you read? Join us to talk about and learn about other books and series that you'll love. 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)

Library Instruction and Tours
September is Library Card sign-up month. Take a guided tour of Sugar Creek Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Sign-up for a Library Card and enjoy Library activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September to discuss the comic book Knights of the Lunch Table by Frank Cammuso. Sign up today and come by the Mint Hill Library to receive your free copy of the book! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Literacy Activities
participate in a variety of self-directed activities that support the five literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

American Girl Book Club (ages 8 to 11)
An American Girl Book club for children ages 8 to 11. Participants will discuss and share opinions on this month’s selected American Girl. Registration is required for this event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Boys Will Be Boys
Attention Boys ages 7 thru 11, join us for a discussion about three classic fairy tales that are told in a twisted style. This month's book is titled "Twisted Tales". Registration is NOT required. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Kids will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Story Explorers: Money Matters: ages 5 (must be in K) to 7
Children ages 5 (must be in Kindergarten) through 7 explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, games, and more! This October the theme will be Money Matters. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Magic Tree House Book Club
Join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:00 to discuss the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

DISNEY MUPPET MOST WANTED
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Enjoy light snacks Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), 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)

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

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Since October is Popcorn Poppin' Month, this month's program will feature Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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 Caroline! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Creating With Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Read-A-Book
Come join us as we conclude our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with an investigation of Hispanic cookbooks and cuisine and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age children. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Read a Book, Learn to Cook (Ages 5, must be in K) to 7
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age Kids. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. For ages 5 (in K) to 7. See LEARN MORE for Registration information. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Counting on Books
Explore math through books, hands-on educational activities, and manipulatives. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Full Steam Ahead: Spooky Science (Ages 8 to 11)
Children ages 8 to 11 explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, games, and more! This October 16th the theme will be Spooky Science. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Magic Tree House Book Club
Join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:00 to discuss book Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September and October to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: ReadyAnimator
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month, we will be creating short spooky movies using ReadyAnimator! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: All boys in grades 2-5. Come and join us for fun times, good laughs and great conversation as we discuss Brian Selznick's "The Boy With a Thousand Faces". Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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 Josephina! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Story Explorers: Sink and Float (ages 5, must be in K, to 7)
Explore the science behind sinking and floating in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! For ages 5 to 7. Registration is required and begins on the 21st of the month prior to the program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Read-A-Book
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age children. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8 to 11. Registration Required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: All Boys in Grades 2 thru 5...Join an average kid, named Fern as he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero. The book this month is Josh Lewis' "Super Chicken Nugget Boy. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures:
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month the theme will be Kitchen Science. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Magic Tree House Book Club
Join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:00 to discuss Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

Financial Literacy: Couponing with Kids
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. Couponing with Kids teaches financial literacy through savings, organizational skills, sorting, counting, numbers and budgeting Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Elementary (5-11)

Ecology/Environmentback to top

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

Education Supportback to top

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

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

PAWS to Read: Vanish
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. 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
If you are between the ages of (5-11), increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required. Please call 704-416-3000, option 2, to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. The theme is the International Day of Peace. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Join us as trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12 for all homework topics. Get the help you need to excel. Tutoring is provided every Monday that CMS is in session. No registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Amigos Homework Help
Students in K-5th grades can receive free homework assistance from high school student volunteers in one-on-one or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) or non-ESL students welcome. 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)

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Join us for a special Fall Mixer Meet and Greet! This session will introduce parents to home schooling and connect them with resources. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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)

Rookie Science
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hand on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Library Instruction and Tours
September is Library Card sign-up month. Take a guided tour of Sugar Creek Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Sign-up for a Library Card and enjoy Library activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Financial Literacy: Couponing with Kids
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. Couponing with Kids teaches financial literacy through savings, organizational skills, sorting, counting, numbers and budgeting Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Elementary (5-11)

Literacy Activities
participate in a variety of self-directed activities that support the five literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Jake
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Let's Play!
Join us at the Steele Creek Library for our monthly Let's Play! Engage in self-directed literacy activities for you and your child. Target audience is 5 to 8 years of age. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Lady
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Back to Home School Fair
To introduce home schooling resources and organizations that will enhance students education. To offer a landscape of interaction that provides information about curriculum, trips, and educational games. All families are welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Paws to Read
Children can boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. 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)

PAWS to Read: Zoey
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

DISNEY MUPPET MOST WANTED
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Enjoy light snacks Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, the theme is fall leaves! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Book Buddies and Tutoring K-5
K-5 students can increase reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen volunteer during a 20-minute 1-on-1 session OR bring in homework for tutoring assistance. Bring your library card to try out tutor.com too! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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 Caroline! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Teen 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)

Afternoon Adventures
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us as we develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Creating With Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Teen Tutoring
Teens provide math and reading homework assistance. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

PAWS to Read: Lady
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Rookie Science: Bones
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This month, we will be exploring bones and fossils. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Counting on Books
Explore math through books, hands-on educational activities, and manipulatives. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Let's Play!
Join us at the Steele Creek Library for our monthly Let's Play! Engage in self-directed literacy activities for you and your child. Target audience is 5 to 8 years of age. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Abi or Angel
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month, the theme will be artist Alexander Calder. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This is a special session for 3-7 year olds. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, discover traveling seeds. Featuring activities provided by UNC-Charlotte's Botanical Gardens staff. Registration required! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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 Josephina! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, we are "Grateful for Plants!" Featuring activities provided by UNC-Charlotte's Botanical Gardens staff. Registration required! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. The theme is the International Games Day! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

En Españolback to top

Hispanic Heritage Month Program: The Magic Kite
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art and storytelling! Mexican artist Rosalia Weiner will share “The Magic Kite,” a story about a boy who is separated from his father but finds comfort through his imagination. Create a take-home memory kite! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Gamingback to top

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 - Scrabble
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. 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. Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection--your choice! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Come play the WiiU and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play on the Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play games on the Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

International Games Day
Grab your friends and come play games with us!! Participate in Board and Video Games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18), Adults

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) Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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Banned Books Week 2014 - Family Movie Night - How to Eat Fried Worms
Join us for our "Banned Books Week" kickoff by bringing the family to see How to Eat Fried Worms (PG), a movie based on the popular yet controversial book by Thomas Rockwell published in 1973. Registration is required for this program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18), Adults

DISNEY MUPPET MOST WANTED
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Enjoy light snacks Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Tangled
Come and view a showing of Tangled. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Join us for a special veiwing of the classic children's movie: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents The LEGO Movie
Come for a viewing of The LEGO Movie. Light refreshments will be provided. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of the Oscar-winning movie Frozen (2013). This film is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Registration is required for this program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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Cultural Exploration: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Let's honor Hispanic and Latino Americans for the contributions that members of this diverse cultural group have made. We will be sharing stories, doing an activity, and eating snacks! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Hispanic Heritage Month Program: The Magic Kite
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art and storytelling! Mexican artist Rosalia Weiner will share “The Magic Kite,” a story about a boy who is separated from his father but finds comfort through his imagination. Create a take-home memory kite! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

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)

Library Instruction and Tours
September is Library Card sign-up month. Take a guided tour of Sugar Creek Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Sign-up for a Library Card and enjoy Library activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Financial Literacy: Couponing with Kids
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. Couponing with Kids teaches financial literacy through savings, organizational skills, sorting, counting, numbers and budgeting Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Elementary (5-11)

Literacy Activities
participate in a variety of self-directed activities that support the five literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Back to Home School Fair
To introduce home schooling resources and organizations that will enhance students education. To offer a landscape of interaction that provides information about curriculum, trips, and educational games. All families are welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8 to 11. Registration Required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

Banned Books Week 2014 - Family Movie Night - How to Eat Fried Worms
Join us for our "Banned Books Week" kickoff by bringing the family to see How to Eat Fried Worms (PG), a movie based on the popular yet controversial book by Thomas Rockwell published in 1973. Registration is required for this program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18), Adults

Back to Home School Fair
To introduce home schooling resources and organizations that will enhance students education. To offer a landscape of interaction that provides information about curriculum, trips, and educational games. All families are welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Come visit after seeing CTC's production of "101 Dalmatians" in McColl Family Theatre at 2pm! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

"In Pictures and Words" - an Interactive Workshop
Children's book Author and Illustrator Elisa Klevin explores the concept of imagination with children by presenting an interactive drawing and storytelling session that aims to stimulate both writing and art skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Fall Festival
Enjoy literacy activities, storytelling, and more as we celebrate our annual Fall Festival. Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 6pm. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Fall Festival
Celebrate the season by enjoying literacy activities and games in the Spangler Library. Dress up in your favorite costume and gather treats from staff throughout the building. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Children's Pumpkin Party
Throw on your costume and come on over to Myers Park Library for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and games! Children will also make a take home craft and each will receive a treat bag. Registration is required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Seussical the Musical
Learn about Dr. Seuss and explore his books with Matthews Playhouse. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Come visit after seeing CTC's production of "101 Dalmatians" in McColl Family Theatre at 2pm! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

"In Pictures and Words" - an Interactive Workshop
Children's book Author and Illustrator Elisa Klevin explores the concept of imagination with children by presenting an interactive drawing and storytelling session that aims to stimulate both writing and art skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

North Carolina Ghosts and Legends
The state of North Carolina is known for its history of pirates, ghosts, and Native American legends. Curious to know more? Join us to hear the tales of Blackbeard, the Devil's Tramping Ground and the Legend of the Blowing Rock. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Children's Pumpkin Party
Throw on your costume and come on over to Myers Park Library for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and games! Children will also make a take home craft and each will receive a treat bag. Registration is required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Spooky Stories
Come enjoy a special spooky storytelling before you head out to trick-or-treat! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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Preschool Storytime: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! 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. Come visit after seeing CTC's production of "101 Dalmatians" in McColl Family Theatre at 2pm! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Children's Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5) Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Too Many Pumpkins
Join us for an afternoon filled with pumpkin fun. We will be reading some pumpkin tales and creating a pumpkin out of used books. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This week will feature activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Read a Book, Learn to Cook (Ages 5, must be in K) to 7
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age Kids. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. For ages 5 (in K) to 7. See LEARN MORE for Registration information. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Slightly Spooky Stories
Join us for a storytime filled with tricks, treats, and stories that are just a little bit scary! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Children's Pumpkin Party
Throw on your costume and come on over to Myers Park Library for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and games! Children will also make a take home craft and each will receive a treat bag. Registration is required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Once Upon a time in 398.2
What is 398.2? Only the most magic call number in non-fiction. Join us as we explore fairy tales and folks tales from all over the world that can be found in this section of the library. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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