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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 7/22/2014 to 10/20/2014.

Program Types: (choose a type to jump to list of programs)
Art/Photography     Books/Literature/Writing     Computer Skills/Technology     Early Literacy Workshop     Ecology/Environment     Education Support     Exhibits     Gaming     Genealogy/History     Movies/Films     Multicultural     Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Education     Performance/Dance/Music     Sensory Programs     Special Events/Festivals     Storytelling     Storytime     


Art/Photographyback to top

Book Start Art
Learn more about the children's book illustrator, David Frampton, and extend your learning through an art activity using the illustrator's technique. 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)

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)

Books/Literature/Writingback to top

Camps and School Groups Interested in South County Regional Library Events
Are you interested in bringing your camp/ school group to South County for a program? If so, please contact South County's children's department at 704-416-6600,2. Groups cannot be accomodated during our regular programming. See Learn More Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Fizz Boom Read: Grossology
Get the dirt on dirt, the scoop on snot and learn the science behind all things icky, creepy and just plain gross. Registration is required and begins July 15. Call 704-416-4000 to register. For ages 5-8. Audience: Elementary (5-11) 7/ 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)

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 4-8, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen volunteer during a 15-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Balloon Painting
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be painting with balloons. This is an outdoor activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten (Rising K Only)
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build pre-reading skills and help prepare children for success in school. Registration is required and begins the Friday prior to the program. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Forces and Motion
Join staff from Discovery Place to investigate the causes and effects of bodies in motion! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 7/22/2014 at 3:00 PM: Mint Hill    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer Reading Buddy during a 60-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

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

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

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. The theme is art as part of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEAM) week at University City. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Fizzing Fun Fridays: From Page to Screen
Youth will enjoy special activities to enhance their Summer Reading experience with Movies, Self-Directed activities, Special Guests and More. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

  • 7/25/2014 at 3:00 PM: Mint Hill    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

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)

CMLibrary Presents: The Nature Lady
Fun and informative nature program for the whole family! Registration is required and begins July 22nd. Call 704-416-4000. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Get Set 4 Kindergarten (Rising K Only)
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build pre-reading skills and help prepare children for success in school. Registration is required and begins the Friday prior to the program. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Boys Will Be Boys Book Club
Explore the magical world of Willy Wonka as we read and discuss Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Meets the last Tuesday of each month. For 2nd graders preparing for the 3rd grade reading test. Call 704-416-3800 to register. Ages 6-8 Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Fizz Boom Read Club
This children's event will feature fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related stories, crafts, experiments and games planned especially for children in lower elementary grades, ages 6-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

CMLibrary Presents: Science Saturday Guy Matthew
A special science program based on books. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Morrison as we wrap up this year's summer reading program. Drop in between 2:00 & 4:00 for an ice cream sundae party and to celebrate your reading achievements! Families welcome. Please register so we may plan how many treats to prepare! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Social
Join us as we learn about the history of ice cream, sample sweet treats and listen to stories. Ages 6 to 11. 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)

Children's Summer Reading Finale
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Nasa Space Camp
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. "NASA Space Camp" 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 Cecile and MarieGrace! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! 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! This month the theme will be rockets. 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)

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)

Book Start Art
Learn more about the children's book illustrator, David Frampton, and extend your learning through an art activity using the illustrator's technique. 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: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Cultural Exploration: Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn the basic steps for and history of latin dance styles, including salsa, bachata, and merengue. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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)

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)

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

I Can Learn To Use My Mobile Device
The library has a wealth of electronic resources. Bring your mobile device and your questions about how to use it. Bubble activity for children. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Early Literacy Workshopback to top

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Seed to Feed with JCSU HealthPlex
Learn about making healthy eating choices and lifestyle decisions. Explore activities such as gardening and composting with Johnson C. Smith University's HealthPlex. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Ecology/Environmentback to top

Animal Tracks
Come join us for a hands-on exploration of local animal tracks. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

I Can Discover Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Come discover the natural beauty of Wing Haven: one of Charlotte's most beautiful treasures located in the heart of Myers Park. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Education Supportback to top

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 4-8, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen volunteer during a 15-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Electrifying Attraction
Conduct hair-raising experiments with the Van de Graff generator and learn about the properties of electricity and magnetism. Register between 7/14 and 7/19 by calling 704-416-6031. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Zap! Boom! Read!
Join for a 90 minute weekly exploration of the world of Science! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Forces and Motion
Join staff from Discovery Place to investigate the causes and effects of bodies in motion! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 7/22/2014 at 3:00 PM: Mint Hill    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Fungus, Bacteria and Insects
Come learn about fungus, bacteria and insects with Parks and Rec! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer Reading Buddy during a 60-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Family Storytime: Bedtime Math
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support literacy and math skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Rookie Science: Outdoor Fun
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week we will explore outdoor science fun. Grades K-5. Registration begins one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Gaming
articipate in board games and video games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. 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 volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Discovery Place - You Can Build It
Using the very popular Build It! blocks, participants work through engineering challenges and create fascinating buildings and structures such as highrise towers, bridges, pyramids and more. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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

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

  • 7/25/2014 at 3:00 PM: Mint Hill    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

PAWS to Read: Hunter
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)

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: 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)

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Grossology 101
Get the dirt on dirt, the scoop on snot and learn the science behind all things icky, creepy and just plain gross. Registration is required and begins July 21. Call 704-416-3800 to register. For ages 5-8. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Snakes with Latta Plantation
Explore, touch and ask questions about live snakes. Register between 7/21 and 7/26 by calling 704-416-6031. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Reptiles with Latta Plantation
See, touch and learn “biofacts” about live reptiles like snakes, turtles and lizards. Register between 7/21 and 7/26 by calling 704-416-6031. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: The Nature Lady
Participants will join The Nature Lady to explore American Heritage through the use of colonial games, crafts, tools and special activities. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: The Lorax
Come hear the environmental story of The Lorax with Cold-Blooded Encounters! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Parks & Recreation - Snakes
Learn about snakes and explore the world of reptiles with Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation. Register for one session beginning one week before the program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters - The Lorax
Hear a dramatic reading of The Lorax and learn about wildlife and habitat conservation in a fun way with Cold Blooded Encounters, a reptile zoo and science center. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, 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)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Science
You scream, I scream, we all scream for... science! We will use root beer floats to learn the states of matter. Registration is required and begins July 28. Call 704-416-3800 to register. For ages 5-8. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

POSTPONED - 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)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: You Can Build It!
Join Discovery Place in using the popular Build It! blocks to create buildings and structures such as bridges, towers, and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

I Can Discover the Wonders of the Sun
Learn about the Sun and solar observing from members of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club (CAAC) and have the opportunity to directly view our magnificent Sun using a telescope equipped with a solar filter. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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)

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)

Nasa Space Camp
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. "NASA Space Camp" Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

I Can Discover Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Come discover the natural beauty of Wing Haven: one of Charlotte's most beautiful treasures located in the heart of Myers Park. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

I Can Learn To Use My Mobile Device
The library has a wealth of electronic resources. Bring your mobile device and your questions about how to use it. Bubble activity for children. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Maddie
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)

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 Cecile and MarieGrace! 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)

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)

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

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)

Exhibitsback to top

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! Audience: Preschool (3-5), 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. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play the Wii U and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Learn, Connect, Play: Gaming
articipate in board games and video games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

LEGO picnic
Dine with us while learning mathematical concepts of sorting, building, and geometry while using LEGO building blocks. Bring your best build from home for our contest! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), 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)

Genealogy/Historyback to top

I Can Celebrate Independence Regional Library's 40th Anniversary
Join the library in commemorating Independence’s 40th Anniversary! Independence opened on Sept. 4, 1974 and we’ll be celebrating 70’s style! Enjoy engaging activities and see the highlights of Independence’s service to the community over the years. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Movies/Filmsback to top

From the Page to the Screen: Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. See the story brought to life! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Fizzing Fun Fridays: From Page to Screen
Youth will enjoy special activities to enhance their Summer Reading experience with Movies, Self-Directed activities, Special Guests and More. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Monday Movie Night - The Lego Movie!
Starring the voices of Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman, The Lego Movie follows Emmett who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Now Showing: The LEGO Movie
A lowly LEGO figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy rated PG and runs 101 minutes. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

From Page to Screen: WALL-E
Join us for the film, WALL-E, and check out the books that were inspired by the film. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of the Oscar awarding winning animated feature film, Frozen! Refreshments will be served! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Now Showing: Muppets Most Wanted
Come join us for this special showing of Muppets Most Wanted and enjoy popcorn. Runtime is 112 minutes and is rated PG. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Multiculturalback to top

Cultural Exploration: Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn the basic steps for and history of latin dance styles, including salsa, bachata, and merengue. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

Family Storytime: Bedtime Math
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support literacy and math skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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)

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

Terrific Tuesday: Flow Circus - SOLD OUT
Performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus tells the story of one fateful summer when he first learns about physics. Tickets available July 9th at 10 am by following the link. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Terrific Tuesday: Cold Blooded Encounters
Come the final week of Summer Reading and encounter live, wriggling reptiles. You will be able to see some of your favorite reptilian friends, while your mom and dad squirm in their seats! Tix available July 23rd at 10 am by following the link. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Sensory Programsback to top

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

Camps and School Groups Interested in South County Regional Library Events
Are you interested in bringing your camp/ school group to South County for a program? If so, please contact South County's children's department at 704-416-6600,2. Groups cannot be accomodated during our regular programming. See Learn More Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Backyard Birds with Latta
Explore Backyard Birds with Latta Plantation Nature Center. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Kitchen Chemistry
Learn about and explore fun science and cool reactions with Cold-Blooded Encounters. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Tuesdays at Two Summer Reading Programs-"For the Birds"
Join us for fun programs related to the "Fizz Boom Read" theme. Stories and activities about birds today. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Forces and Motion
Join staff from Discovery Place to investigate the causes and effects of bodies in motion! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 7/22/2014 at 3:00 PM: Mint Hill    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: The Lorax
The Lorax: A Reading and Discussion. This program will be a very cool way to hear a dramatic reading and learn about wildlife and habitat conservation in a fun way! Live animals are present to help drive home the point! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Rookie Science: Outdoor Fun
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week we will explore outdoor science fun. Grades K-5. Registration begins one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters
This program is full. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Frontline Storytelling
Learn and explore with this fun storytelling program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Woodland and Native Animals
Learn about animals and explore mammal furs, footprints and scat, taxidermy birds, and live reptiles and amphibians with Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 7/23/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Discovery Place - You Can Build It
Using the very popular Build It! blocks, participants work through engineering challenges and create fascinating buildings and structures such as highrise towers, bridges, pyramids and more. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

CMLibrary Presents: The Nature Lady
Fun and informative nature program for the whole family! Registration is required and begins July 22nd. Call 704-416-4000. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Seed to Feed with JCSU HealthPlex
Learn about making healthy eating choices and lifestyle decisions. Explore activities such as gardening and composting with Johnson C. Smith University's HealthPlex. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Tuesdays at Two Summer Reading Programs-Pop-Ups
Join us for fun programs related to the "Fizz Boom Read" theme. Learn about pop-up books and make your own pop-up. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: The Nature Lady
Participants will join The Nature Lady to explore American Heritage through the use of colonial games, crafts, tools and special activities. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Trees
Join us as Parks & Recreation visits West Boulevard Library. Attendees will learn about tree life cycle activity, conduct a tree cookie investigation, and make their own tree cookie. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Parks & Recreation - Snakes
Learn about snakes and explore the world of reptiles with Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation. Register for one session beginning one week before the program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Puppet Show
Learn about and explore stories and puppets with Matthews Teen Summer Volunteers. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 7/30/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 7/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: The Nature Lady
Join us as we welcome The Nature Lady for a hands-on program filled with surprises. Ages 6 to 11. See Learn More for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Finale!
Join us at the Steele Creek Public Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Reedy Creek Nature Center
Learn about and explore animal science—snakes!—with Reedy Creek Nature Center. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters - The Lorax
Hear a dramatic reading of The Lorax and learn about wildlife and habitat conservation in a fun way with Cold Blooded Encounters, a reptile zoo and science center. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

CMLibrary Presents: Science Saturday Guy Matthew
A special science program based on books. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Summer Reading Finale
Join us as we culminate our Summer Reading program. Enjoy fun entertainment and activities! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Tuesdays at Two Summer Reading Programs-"Chunkin' Pumpkins"
Join us for fun programs related to the "Fizz Boom Read" theme. Make your own catapult and chunk a toy pumpkin across the room! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: You Can Build It!
Join Discovery Place in using the popular Build It! blocks to create buildings and structures such as bridges, towers, and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social and Games
Join us at Independence Regional Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. There will be an ice cream social and time to play board games and Legos. Recommended for all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: African Drumming
Thomas Tillman will introduce the history of African culture through the diembe drum, providing an entertaining and informative presentation featuring the history of the drum, an instrument of communication and entertainment. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

I Can Discover the Wonders of the Sun
Learn about the Sun and solar observing from members of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club (CAAC) and have the opportunity to directly view our magnificent Sun using a telescope equipped with a solar filter. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Morrison as we wrap up this year's summer reading program. Drop in between 2:00 & 4:00 for an ice cream sundae party and to celebrate your reading achievements! Families welcome. Please register so we may plan how many treats to prepare! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Social
Join us as we learn about the history of ice cream, sample sweet treats and listen to stories. Ages 6 to 11. See Learn More for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Finale
Join us at Matthews Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Paint a ceramic animal or dinosaur to take home! Please wear clothes to paint in, and bring a shoebox to take your creation home. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 8/6/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 7/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Summer Reading Finale
Join us at University City Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Enjoy a special program by Zelnik the Magician! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Children's Summer Reading Finale
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

I Can Discover Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Come discover the natural beauty of Wing Haven: one of Charlotte's most beautiful treasures located in the heart of Myers Park. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

I Can Celebrate Independence Regional Library's 40th Anniversary
Join the library in commemorating Independence’s 40th Anniversary! Independence opened on Sept. 4, 1974 and we’ll be celebrating 70’s style! Enjoy engaging activities and see the highlights of Independence’s service to the community over the years. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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Fizzing Fun Fridays: From Page to Screen
Youth will enjoy special activities to enhance their Summer Reading experience with Movies, Self-Directed activities, Special Guests and More. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Fizz Boom Read Club
This children's event will feature fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related stories, crafts, experiments and games planned especially for children in lower elementary grades, ages 6-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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Camps and School Groups Interested in South County Regional Library Events
Are you interested in bringing your camp/ school group to South County for a program? If so, please contact South County's children's department at 704-416-6600,2. Groups cannot be accomodated during our regular programming. See Learn More Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten (Rising K Only)
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build pre-reading skills and help prepare children for success in school. Registration is required and begins the Friday prior to the program. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Zap! Boom! Read!
Join for a 90 minute weekly exploration of the world of Science! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Family Storytime: Bedtime Math
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support literacy and math skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Discovering with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten (Rising K Only)
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build pre-reading skills and help prepare children for success in school. Registration is required and begins the Friday prior to the program. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Fizz Boom Read Club
This children's event will feature fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related stories, crafts, experiments and games planned especially for children in lower elementary grades, ages 6-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

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