There's so much happening at your library! Don't miss these featured programs!
Teen Book Club
Due to staff illness, this month's club is postponed until November 25th from 6:00-7:00. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. The selection for November is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
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)
From Page to Screen: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Loosely based on the Cressida Cowell book series "How to Train Your Dragon," this sequel features Hiccup and his friends as adults. Please call or visit to register for this free event.
Holiday Film Series: The Polar Express
Join us for our Holiday Film Series, which will focus on holiday movies for the whole family. The first movie in the series will be The Polar Express, based on the popular children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. This film is rated G.
Homeless to Harvard: the Liz Murray Story
Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us for a special showing of "Elf", Rated PG, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and Edward Asner. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG.
The Pursuit of Happyness
"The Pursuit of Happyness" is an unabashed tearjerker about the American Dream and commitment to family in the face of great odds. It was inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, who spent some time in the 1980s homeless while trying to care for his young son and make it through a stockbroker internship.
Job Seeking: Interviewing Tips with Jacob's Ladder
The Program Coordinator from Jacob's Ladder Job Readiness Program will teach you how to make a great first impression in an interview, the different types of interviews you might encounter, and techniques for post interview follow up.
Meet the Author: ABC Charlotte
Celebrate reading and meet Christy Pope and Thomas Berkau, authors of the children's book, ABC Charlotte. Signed copies of ABC Charlotte will be available for sale after their presentation. These would make great holiday gifts!
Peace Corps Information Session
Learn what it is like to live and work with a community overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer as well as how to support projects in our community. Deborah Buckley, a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer will be joined by others to share stories.
Eat Better, Feel Better
Can holistic nutrition and lifestyle changes produce real and lasting results? Learn what chronic inflammation can do to your body, what foods can cause inflammation, and everyday changes you can make in your life to reduce your toxic overload.
"The Great War! World War I" - Part 3: The Christmas Truce
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor
of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Refreshments.
Book Talk: Festive Holiday Title Swap for Twenties and Thirties, or "TNT"
Looking to learn about great new books without having the commitment of a book club? Join us for a special holiday themed Title Swap for Twenty and Thirty somethings, or “TNT”. Share something you are reading now, such as a favorite book or author, in an informal setting. A selection of books will be available for check out. Light holiday refreshments will be provided including hot cider and other holiday treats. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or festive hat! (This program is intended for 18-35 year olds.)
The Great War Series: Now Showing-"Paths of Glory" starring Kirk Douglas
For a finale of "The Great War" 3-part series by Dr. Brian Jones about World War I, we will have a showing of the award-winning film, "Paths of Glory" starring Kirk Douglas (1957). Refreshments served.
Holiday Film Series: Elf
Join us for our Holiday Film Series, which will focus on holiday movies for the whole family. The second movie in the series will be Elf. Buddy, raised at the North Pole by elves, travels to New York City to find his father. This movie is rated PG.