There's so much happening at your library! Don't miss these featured programs!
Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit
Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Enter the larger-than-life pages of seven favorite tales during your visit at ImaginOn!
American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Samantha! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY!
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. For non-traditional students & independent study. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions.
Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions
Dr. Jason West, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present a lecture on Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions Dr. West is interested broadly in the relationships between air pollution and climate change, and their relevance for environmental science and policy. Using computer models, Dr. West is currently exploring the effects of changes in emissions on global air quality, the international transport and health impacts of air pollutants (focusing on ozone and particulate matter), and the radiative forcing of climate. Recently, Dr. West’s research has emphasized the global human health effects of outdoor air pollution, and the co-benefits for air quality and human health of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This program is sponsored by the Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Sierra Club.
"ElderCare: Transitions in Aging"
Aging brings many transitions for families. This discussion will let attendees learn strategies to understand the obstacles and how to meet their needs of the aging. Scott Tenbroeck is an Instructor at CPCC. Please join us; refreshments served.
Friends Council Pop-Up Book Sale at Independence Regional Anniversary Celebratio
Join the Library Foundation’s Friends Council for a Pop-Up Book Sale Thursday, September 4 from 10- a.m.-2 p.m. The Pop-Up Book Sale is a smaller, mobile version of the Friends’ annual book sale.
Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles.
Library Anniversary Celebration
The entire community is invited to come celebrate West Boulevard Library's 29th anniversary! Enjoy free programs and refreshments for the whole family.
Teen Book Club
Join us the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss the selection of the month over snacks. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. The September title is Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.
Back to Basics: Business Organization and Recordkeeping – What You Need to Know
Learn about sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations; the importance of record keeping and how long to keep items. Get an overview of tax responsibilities as a small business, NC tax updates and changes to the state withholding requirements.
Bring your whole 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.
Teen Book Club: Special discussion of The Fault in Our Stars
Join us as we discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A limited number of copies are available at the branch for this book group.
Light refreshments will be served.
Independence Writers Group Presents: Columbian American Author Kurma Murrain
Meet Columbian American writer & poet, Kurma Murrain, author of In the Prism of Your Soulin English/Spanish. Learn about her writing process, inspiration & career path. Stay for the writers’group session to get feedback on your own work
Starting & Growing Your Small Business: Your Library & SCORE
This workshop focuses on testing your business idea & identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Hear about free SCORE support services & library resources for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, & more
Teen Writers' Club
Share writing projects, ideas, and critiques to help each other become better writers.