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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 11/26/2014 to 2/24/2015.

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North County Regional Library Anime Club
Teens and Preteens (ages 11-18): Are you interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture? Join the North County Regional Library Anime Club and meet other fans! Snacks provided. See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Art Club
Come explore your imagination and get creative with different mediums! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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: Teens (12-18)

Teen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 12-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Holiday Button Making
Join us as we create buttons you can share with your family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Greeting Cards with Scratch
Make an awesome card for family or friends using a digital greeting card computer program. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Steele Creek Library's Tween Art Club Christmas Special!
This month's art club is a Christmas Special! We will be looking into the origin of Christmas ornaments, making ornaments, and enjoying holiday treats and music! Audience: Preteen (8-11)

New Years Resolutions
Discuss what changes you would like to make for the upcoming year with staff or write them on the display board for everyone to see! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. *Registration is required. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 1/10/2015 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 12/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Steele Creek Library's Tween 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. Snacks will be provided. Audience: 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)

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 Girls, Julie and Ivy, and celebrate the Chinese New Year. Registration is required for this event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Steele Creek Library's Teen 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: Teens (12-18)

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Letters to Santa
From December 1st to December 20th children and families can stop in Spangler Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho! Stationary and a special mailbox for rush delivery will be provided! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Adults

Letters to Soldiers
Write a post card or letter of appreciation to a Soldier. Your letter will be delivered via ImaginOn Staff to A Million Thanks (amillionthanks.org). Our military will receive these messages - whether serving abroad, at home, or injured in hospitals. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

eBook Discovery Station
Drop in and learn how to use your library card to access a world of free digital content: eBooks, Audiobooks, music, and more. Gain hands-on experience with eReaders, including Kindle, Nook and more! Bring your questions for this interactive program. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Murder by the Book
This month we are discussing Seconds Away by Harlan Coben, the second novel in the YA mystery series featuring the character Mickey Bolitar. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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)

National Novel Writing Month Write-In
Writers of all experience and skill levels are invited to write in the company of fellow wordsmiths. We provide a quiet place for you to write. No registration is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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)

NaNoWriMo Write In!
Writers of all experience and skill levels are invited to write in the company of fellow wordsmiths. We provide a quiet place for you to write. No registration is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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)

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)

Pre-School Story Time: Listen & 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. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Afternoon Adventures: Winter Fun
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Join us to create a special art project for holiday decorating. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Creating with Books - Snow
Creating With Books: Foxes Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore what the some books about snow and make a snow themed craft. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Book Ends Book Club
This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Lunch & Munch Book Club
Come join our new contemporary fiction book club, meeting the first Wednesday of the month. Bring your own lunch or snack and opinions. Pick up a copy of this month's selection & register in person, online or call 704-416-4800. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-3000 to book a 30-minute individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Bring your device; we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Adults, Seniors

1 on 1 eReader Training Sessions
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader or laptop? Sign up for one-on-one training. Bring your device or use our Nook and Kindle: we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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)

Writing Group: South County Teens
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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.) Audience: Adults

Inspired to Read: Inspirational Fiction Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion on an inspiring work of fiction. New members welcome. Light refreshments provided. Call 704-416-3000 to register, or register online. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Independence Writers Group
An open discussion of the art and business of writing short stories, poems and novels. Critiques are available if ten copies of materials to be critiqued are provided. The group meets twice a month on the first and third Saturday. Audience: Adults

Kid Lit for Adults
Join us for an informal book discussion of the life and works of children's picture book authors and illustrators. We welcome teachers, parents, media specialists and all adults who enjoy reading children's books. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Prolific Pens - Mint Hill Writers Group
Writers of all skill levels are encouraged to join the group to do some writing, share their work, meet other local amateur writers, and exchange ideas. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Story Explorers: Twas the Night Before Christmas
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 30 participants. This week we'll share an anti-bullying story with a local author! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Letters to Santa
From December 1st to December 20th children and families can stop by Sugar Creek Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho!Special stationary will be provided on December 8th Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Book Club: Anime and Manga Interest Circle ( teens 13-18 & tweens 10-12)
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of Worthy Brown's Daughter by Philip Margolin. Led by a staff member. Audience: Adults

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In December we will be discussing The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. Audience: Adults

Kwanzaa Adult Workshop
Adults will learn the origins and principals of Kwanzaa to aid them in more effectively understanding the Holiday and know all that it intels. Makheru Thomas Fess Bradley will be the facilitator. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Main Pages Book Club
Come join our new Main Library book club, meeting the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Enjoy a diverse selection of books and lively discussions! Pick up a copy of this month's selection & register in person, online or call 704-416-0101. Audience: Adults

North County Regional Wordsmiths
Writers of all skill levels are encouraged to join the group to do some writing, share their work, meet other local amateur writers, and exchange ideas. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 12-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of "The Good Cop" by Brad Parks. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Literacy Activities (drop-in)
Participate in a variety of self-directed literacy activities that support the five early literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Read to Read program: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"
Join us for a Page to Screen Experience! We will watch a presentation on the life & works of beloved author Charles Dickens, followed by the film adaptation of his book, "A Christmas Carol" starring George C Scott (rated-PG). Door Prize/Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Library eBooks: Tech Petting Zoo
Learn how your Library card opens up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience with the hottest tech gadgets for book-lovers, including Kindle, Nook and more! Sign up for this interactive program and be sure to bring your questions. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Independence Writers Group
An open discussion of the art and business of writing short stories, poems and novels. Critiques are available if ten copies of materials to be critiqued are provided. The group meets once a month on the second Saturday. Audience: Adults

Lit Lite
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 300 pages. We meet the second Saturday of each month. This month's selection is "How it All Began" by Penelope Lively. Audience: Adults

Journey Into The Mystery Teen Book Club
Join us for a montly, young adult book club featuring a variety of appealing and popular fiction titles. This months book is American God by Neil Gaiman. Light Refreshments will be served. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

The Women Writers Book Club
Please join us in this new book club where we will read and discuss some of the great women writers in popular literature. This month: "My Life in France" by Julia Child. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Bob Rogers
Celebrate reading and meet local author Bob Rogers, author of The Laced Chameleon. Learn about the writing process, inspiration and career path. Copies will be available for sale. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Book Club: The Literati
We will read and discuss a new book each month. The book to be discussed in November is TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow. New members welcome! Snacks will be served! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Daylily Book Club Meeting
This month bring a poem or short prose piece to share and a $5 gift to exchange. We'll go out to lunch after the meeting. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Call 704-416-3800 for more info. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading The Time Between by Karen White. Audience: Adults

Lifelong Learners Book Club
The Lifelong Learners Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. to discuss recent non-fiction of general interest. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Murder by the Book
This month we will be discussing Tell Me by Lisa Jackson, this is the third novel in her Savannah series. Audience: Adults, Seniors

YA Gotta Read This! Teen Book Club
Teens: join us for fun YA book discussion and book-sharing. We will discuss a new book each month. Teens may write book reviews for community service! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Children's Writing Group
Collaborate with other kids as you share your writing, give and receive feedback, and support others through the writing process. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Davidson Kids Book Club
A book club for 2nd - 4th graders. This month's book is "Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday." Copies are available at the branch. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about "Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter" by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For ages 7-11. 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 the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:30 am. This group reads books on the top 100 favorite books list from the BBC. In December we will be discussing A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Pre-Teen Book Club
Join us as we discuss popular preteen books. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Creating with Books: Gingerbread Houses
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Make a small gingerbread house to take home. For ages 3-8. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

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

  • 12/22/2014 at 2:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 12/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

Adaptive Experience for Adults
Join us for this library program filled with literacy-related activities specifically designed for adults with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: All Boys in Grades 2 thru 5...Join us a we discuss this month's book M.T. Anderson's Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

From Page to Screen: The Hundred Foot Journey
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of The Hundred-foot journey. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Science Saturday Book Club for Kids
This month’s book discussion and science activities, led by teen volunteer Matthew, is based on books about veterinary medicine. Books will be available at the branch in early December. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Library eBooks: Training Workshop for Kindles, Nooks and other eReaders
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader, computer, or other smart device? Sign up for this interactive program. Bring your device or questions; we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from out digital collections. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Evening Edition Book Club
Join the Evening Edition Book Club on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. In January we will be discussing The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Copies will be available at the branch. Audience: Adults

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this new book discussion group. In October we will be discussing “Seconds" by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of a mystery or thriller novel of your choice in this "open" session. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Lit Lite
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 300 pages. We meet the second Saturday of each month. This month's selection is a Date with a Good Book- if you didn't get one at December's meeting, ask at the Information Desk for a book. Audience: Adults

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. *Registration is required. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 1/10/2015 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 12/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

We're Talking Again
We're Talking Again is a book club for classic, literary, and contemporary African American works. For more information, please contact Jeremy Lytal. Light Refreshments provided. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In January we will be discussing The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Audience: Adults

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

Inspirational Book Club
Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. In January we will be discussing The Discovery by Dan Walsh. Audience: Adults, Seniors

You're a Poet and Didn't Know It!
Share your love of poetry in many different ways. Join us as we get together and share poetry we like, poetry we wrote etc. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Lots of Legos (Ages 5, must be in K, to 7)
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This January the theme will be creating with Legos. Registration is required. See LEARN MORE. Ages 5, must be in K, to 7. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Spanish Book Club
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Chapter One Book Club
Join us for a discussion of "Rooms" by Lauren Oliver. Audience: Adults

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:30 am. This group reads books on the top 100 favorite books list from the BBC. In June we will be discussing A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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)

Preteen Book Club
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm as we discuss the selected book of the month. This month's book is Bunnicula by Deborah Howe. *Registration is required. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Wordplay Activities
Develop literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills by participating in a variety of activities and board games. Audience: Teens (12-18)

The Inklings: Teen Writers Group
Meet other teen writers! Bring your poetry, stories, prose, journal, ideas, tips and always an open mind & open ears. We will the discuss our work, the direction of our writing group and provide snacks! See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Story Explorers: Greek Mythology (ages 8 - 11)
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This January the theme will be Greek Mythology. For ages 8 to 11. Registration is required and begins on the 20th of the month prior Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Adult Writing Group
Writers of all skill levels and genres are encouraged to share your work, meet other local writers, and exchange ideas. Critiques are available if ten copies of materials to be critiqued are provided. Audience: Adults

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 5pm. In January, we will be discussing The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Writers' Workshop: Every Picture Holds a Story
Would you enjoy using visual images as writing inspiration? Come learn fun, easy methods to capture treasured family stories and create memorable fiction, memoir, and poetry. A variety of images will be provided; bring your own photos if you like. Audience: Adults

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, & biography. This month choose a book by humorist Roy Blount & share your favorite passage with the club. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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 Girls, Julie and Ivy, and celebrate the Chinese New Year. Registration is required for this event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Legos in the Library
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This January the theme will be building castles with Legos. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White. Audience: Adults

Myers Park Writer's Series: "A Poet's Life"
Explore the life and career of author Dannye Romine Powell. Find out answers to questions you've always had about writing and publishing your own poetry. Audience: Adults

Murder by the Book
This book club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month to discuss murder mystery novels. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Writing Group
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

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)

Meet the Authors: 27 Views of Charlotte
Join authors Fannie Flono, Judy Goldman, Mary Kratt, Dannye Romine Powell, David Radavich as they read from and discuss this new project. Audience: Adults

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In February we will be discussing The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. Audience: Adults

Evening Edition Book Club
Join the Evening Edition Book Club on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. In February we will be discussing The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Copies will be available at the branch. Audience: Adults

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of the novel "Elizabeth is Missing" by Emma Healey. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Lit Lite
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 300 pages. We meet the second Saturday of each month. This month's selection is "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Audience: Adults

Read a Book, Learn to Cook
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age children. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. *Registration is required. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

  • 2/14/2015 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 1/24/2015 10:00:00 AM

The Women Writers Book Club
Join us - men and women welcome - to the this new book club in which we explore many popular and bestselling women writers. This month: "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. Please contact Rosanne at the IS Desk for signup Audience: Adults, Seniors

Creative Journaling
Learn about writing and self-expression by journaling with words, photos, collages, and other art forms. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 5pm. In February, we will be discussing Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Preteen Book Club
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm as we discuss the selected book of the month. This month's book is A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff. *Registration is required. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Chapter One Book Club
Join us for a book discussion of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. Audience: Adults

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, & biography. This month we will discuss The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller. Audience: Adults

Writer's Series: "The Life and Times of a Charlotte Observer Journalist"
Discover how Gary Schwab - Senior Sports Editor for the Charlotte Observer takes contemporary stories about real people and events and puts them into historical perspective. Audience: Adults

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Wellness Wednesdays
Have questions about the new healthcare law? Get answers! Representatives from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Get Covered America will offer one-on-one enrollment assistance from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. This class is for people with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Adults

Choosing Your Legal Structure
Which legal structure is best for your business - sole proprietorship, S-Corporation, partnership or LLC? Choosing the right business entity is an important step in setting up your business. Free and open to the public. Registration Required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Proposal Writing Basics
Learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, including executive summary,program description, program budgeting and more. Register required via email with ltowery@cmlibrary.org or by phoning 704-416-0128. Audience: Adults

Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private foundation funders for your 501c3 nonprofit. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment and using the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Starting & Growing Your Small Business: Main Library & SCORE
Hear about business plans, lessons learned about developing your business,and free SCORE support services. Be aware of the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market area and more. Audience: Adults

Financial Literacy: FDIC Money Smart
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. Woodforest Bank Financial Education facilitator will discuss planning your financial future, wherever you are today. Registration is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Financial Literacy:
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. (Presenter name and credentials) will discuss planning your financial future, wherever you are today. (Specific details of topic.) Audience: Teens (12-18)

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 Audience: Adults, Seniors

AARP Presents Rights for Older Workers
Join us as skilled presenters from AARP discuss the rights of older adults both in the workforce and looking for employment. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Learn LinkedIn with AARP
Learn the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting a job you want in this workshop led by AARP. If possible, bring your resume on a flash drive or e-mail account. Stop by at 5:00 for refreshments and networking. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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eBook Discovery Station
Drop in and learn how to use your library card to access a world of free digital content: eBooks, Audiobooks, music, and more. Gain hands-on experience with eReaders, including Kindle, Nook and more! Bring your questions for this interactive program. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Technology Tutor
One-on-one computer help sessions with a technology tutor. Topics covered include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email and online applications. Sessions are 30 minutes. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutoring
One-on-one computer help sessions with a technology tutor. Topics covered may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email and online applications. Sessions are 1 hour. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Job Seeking: Cover Letters
Your cover letter is your first opportunity to make a great impression on an employer and stand out from the crowd. Learn writing tips to help you polish up your cover letter and customise it for specific jobs. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Basics for Adults and Seniors
Five-part series, on Mondays (Nov. 3 - Dec. 1) Covers the basic skills to get around in Windows using a mouse, how to use an easy word processing program, create & edit pictures, and an introduction to the Internet. No computer experience necessary Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Word 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word 2007. Designed for adults with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. (8 Person Limit) Audience: Adults, Seniors

One on One Computer Training
This is a one-on-one session to assist the patron with developing computer skills.From setting up an email adress to more complex requests, this class will be determined by the patron's needs. Due to demand,patrons are limited to one session a month Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutoring
One-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 1-hour session (6PM & 7PM) every Monday evening. Topics covered include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email, resumes, and online employment applications. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutoring
One-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 1-hour session (10AM & 11AM) every Tuesday morning. Topics covered include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email, resumes, and online employment applications. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a volunteer or staff member to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-5200, ext. 4 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Internet Basics
Learn how to access, navigate, and print websites, as well as some basic techniques for searching the Internet. This class is designed for adults comfortable using the mouse and keyboard but with little or no previous Internet experience. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics
Learn to enter and edit data in a worksheet and do basic spreadsheet formatting. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
Register for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30 minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Registration is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Resume Tutoring
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a Library staff member or volunteer to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-3000 to book a 30-minute individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Bring your device; we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Basics Part I
Get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for adults with little or no previous computer experience. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Excel 2007, Part II
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics class. After a brief review, we will discuss formulas, functions, spreadsheet modifications, charts and graphs. Previous Excel experience is required. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 50 minute individual session with a technology tutor to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2007 Basics class. After a brief review, we'll discuss paragraph formatting, headers & footers, and other more advanced topics. Previous Microsoft Word experience is required. Audience: Adults

Excel Basics II
After a review of Excel, we'll discuss writing formulas, modifying a spreadsheet, and creating charts and graphs. Audience: Adults, Seniors

1 on 1 Ereader Training
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader or laptop? Sign up for one-on-one training. Bring your device or use our Nook and Kindle: we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutoring*
Register for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30 minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Registration required. Call 704-416-6000. Audience: Adults, Seniors

1 on 1 eReader Training Sessions
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader or laptop? Sign up for one-on-one training. Bring your device or use our Nook and Kindle: we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2013 Basics
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2013. This class is for people who have mastered basic computer skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is also strongly recommended. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
One-on-one computer help sessions with a technology tutor. Topics covered may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email and online applications. Tutoring sessions are for 1 hour. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Computer Basics
Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, and get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for people with little or no previous computer experience. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
Sign up now for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor. Sessions last for 50 minutes and can cover topics such as Computer and Internet basics, Microsoft Office, and email. Special Requests may also be considered. Registration Required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Word Basics*
Learn to create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word 2013. Designed for adults with some computer experience, but little or no previous word processing experience. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Blog Basics using Blogger
Blogs are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, post pictures online, or just express yourself. In this class we will create a blog using the website Blogger and explore other websites. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Internet Basics
Learn how to surf the Web using Internet Explorer. This workshop will cover how to access, navigate, and print a web site; and will demonstrate some basic techniques for finding information on the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Search Tutoring
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a Library staff member to get help applying for jobs online. Call 704-416-3000, visit a service desk, or go online to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Afternoon Adventures: Computer Science (drop-in)
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Drop-in for a different computer related activity each day. Activities will be self-directed, so enjoy at your own pace. Please note: these activities are drop-in! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. This class is for people who have mastered basic computer skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is also strongly recommended. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd. Designed for adults with word processing experience but little or no previous resume experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics
In this introductory workshop, create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults

Email Basics Clinic
If you're new to email, join us to create an email account at one of the free email services or, if you already have an account, learn to send emails, attach files, manage your contacts and organize your inbox. Audience: Adults

Email Basics
If you're new to email, join us to create an email account using Google's free email service, Gmail. Learn to send emails, attach files, manage your contacts and organize your inbox. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Basics
Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, and get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for people with little or no previous computer experience. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Intermediate
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second of a two-part series introducing PowerPoint 2007. Previous PowerPoint experience is required. Audience: Adults

Computer Basics Part II
Get hands-on practice using a computer, keyboard and mouse in this class for beginners. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Powerpoint Basics
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Designed for adults with basic computer skills. Microsoft Word experience strongly recommended. Audience: Adults

Excel Basics
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2013. Designed for adults with basic computer skills and familiarity with Word. Registration is required. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
Sign up now for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor. Topics covered may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email, and online applications. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
One-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 1-hour session (10AM & 11AM) every Friday morning. Topics covered include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email, resumes, and online employment applications. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Internet Basics
Learn how to access, navigate, and print websites. Get basic techniques for searching the Internet and being safe online. This class is for people already comfortable using the mouse and keyboard, but with little or no previous Internet experience. Audience: Adults

Library eBooks Training Workshop
Sign up for this interactive program and learn how to find and download eBooks and other materials to your smartphone or Apple / Android tablet. Bring your device and your library card. Audience: Adults

Library eBooks: Tech Petting Zoo
Learn how your Library card opens up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience with the hottest tech gadgets for book-lovers, including Kindle, Nook and more! Sign up for this interactive program and be sure to bring your questions. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Facebook Basics
Learn to navigate the popular social networking site Facebook with confidence and safety. Familiarity with computers and Internet basics required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private foundation funders for your 501c3 nonprofit. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment and using the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Basics
In this introductory workshop, create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Audience: Adults

Networking with LinkedIn
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, build your network, enhance your profile, navigate company pages, and explore LinkedIn's job resources in this workshop led by library staff. Audience: Adults

Excel Basics*
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2013. Designed for adults with basic computer skills and familiarity with Word. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Search Tutoring
Would you like some help filling out job applications or revising a resume/cover letter? Or do you need computer help? Sign up for a tutoring session with a staff member. Audience: Adults

Internet Basics*
Covers how to access, navigate and print from a website and demonstrates basic techniques for finding information on the Internet. For adults with some computer experience but with little or no previous Internet experience. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Excel Basics class. After a brief review, we will discuss formulas, functions, spreadsheet modifications, charts and graphs. Previous Excel experience is required. Audience: Adults

eReader training Workshop for Kindles*
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your Kindle? Bring your device, account info or questions: we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutoring
Register for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30 minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Register online or call 704-416-4000. Audience: Adults, Seniors

eReader training Workshop for Nooks*
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your Nook? Bring your device or questions: we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Vietnamese Tech Tutoring
Hổ trợ máy tính one-on-one. Các chủ đề bao gồm: sử dụng máy tính và Internet cơ bản, Microsoft Office, và email v.v. Xin vui lòng ghi danh trước. Audience: Adults, Seniors

E-Mail Basics using Gmail
Learn how to read, create and send e-mail using Google's free e-mail. Audience: Adults

Word Basics II
After a review of Word, we'll discuss formatting lists, changing margins and page layout, adding headers/footers and other features of Word 2013. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Basics
Get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts, and learn the basics of using a computer in this class for adults with little or no previous computer experience. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Online Job Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd and generate interviews in this workshop. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment and using the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn Basics
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting the job you really want in this workshop. Come prepared for hands-on work; if possible, bring your resume. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Library eBooks: Training Workshop for Kindles, Nooks and other eReaders
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader, computer, or other smart device? Sign up for this interactive program. Bring your device or questions; we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from out digital collections. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Internet Basics
Learn how to access, navigate, and print websites. Get basic techniques for searching the Internet and being safe online. This class is for people already comfortable using the mouse and keyboard, but with little or no previous Internet experience. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Resumes
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so that it stands out from the crowd. This class is a great place to start if you don't have a resume or if you'd like to change the format of your current resume. Prerequisite: Word Basics Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Job Searching Online Basics
Learn how to find and apply for jobs on the Web, as well as locate additional job searching help. Requires familiarity with the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Google: Beyond the Simple Search
Learn how to improve your Google skills by using features such as advanced search, images, maps, news alerts, and book search. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Accessing Free Tutorials at GCFLearnFree.org
Come learn about this free website offering over 750 lessons and 250 videos. We will focus on GCFLearnFree.org's technology learning resources, which cover topics like email basics, navigating the Internet, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Word 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. This class is for people with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Publisher 2007 Basics
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more! Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Word 2007 Formatting
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2007 Basics class. After a brief review, we'll discuss paragraph formatting, headers & footers, and other more advanced topics. Previous Microsoft Word experience is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Basics for Adults and Seniors
Five-part series, on Mondays (Feb. 2 - Mar. 2) Covers the basic skills to get around in Windows using a mouse, how to use an easy word processing program, create & edit pictures, and an introduction to the Internet. No computer experience necessary Audience: Adults, Seniors

Curso de computación en español / Computer Basics in Spanish
Curso de computación para principiantes. Temas incluyen: introducción a la computadora, procesador de palabras, Internet y correo electrónico. Introductory computer course in Spanish. Topics covered include computer basics, Word, Internet and Email. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. This class is for people who have mastered basic computer skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is also strongly recommended. Audience: Adults

Google: Beyond the Simple Search
Learn how to improve your Google skills by using features such as images, maps, news alerts and book search. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Intermediate
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second of a two-part series introducing PowerPoint 2007. Previous PowerPoint experience is required. Audience: Adults

Selling on Craigslist
Learn how to set up an account on Craigslist, as well as to post, sell and track your items. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully search for jobs online and navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Learn LinkedIn with AARP
Learn the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting a job you want in this workshop led by AARP. If possible, bring your resume on a flash drive or e-mail account. Stop by at 5:00 for refreshments and networking. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Microsoft Excel 2007 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics class. After a brief review, we will discuss formulas, functions, spreadsheet modifications, charts, and graphs. Previous Excel experience is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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Every Child Ready to Read
Come learn about the five early literacy practices, along with interactive activities that you can use to help your children learn letter names and sounds. For parents and caregivers--come prepared to play and learn together with your child. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Every Child Ready to Read: Fun with Letters
Come learn about the five early literacy practices, along with interactive activities that you can use to help your children learn letter names and sounds. For parents and caregivers--come prepared to play and learn together with your child. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

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Guided Tour of the University City Regional Library
Take a guided tour of the University City Regional Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work and the features that make University City Regional unique. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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)

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

Community Service Project
Need community service hours for school? Join us every Saturday to earn service hours and help your community. Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

Study Zone Sunday
Join us on Sundays and prepare for the week ahead. Complete school projects or make the Loft the place to meet your study group. We promote a quiet study area, provide basic school supplies, and snacks Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Health Education: Diabetes Prevention
Join healthcare professionals from Carolinas Healthcare System to learn about diabetes prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Mountain Island Library Teen Advisory Group
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 12-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

Community Service: Book Repair
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Help your community by repairing books at Mountain Island Library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Tutoring For Teens
Free one on one 30 minute tutoring sessions available for teens on a first come first served basis. Math help available Monday through Thursday. Science help available on Tuesdays. This free service is provided by Library volunteers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Library Teen Advisory Council: Winter Holiday Edition!
Join us for a special Teen Advisory Council Winter Holiday Celebration for fun winter holiday treats and ornament creations! Want to get involved, meet new friends, and eat pizza? New members are welcome! Audience: 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)

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)

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. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-3000 to book a 30-minute individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Bring your device; we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 50 minute individual session with a technology tutor to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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)

Amigos Homework Help
Students ages 5-11 can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in a group setting. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Global Cafe English Conversation Group
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in an informal, safe environment. All fluency levels welcome. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Homework Study Zone
Come chill out and get help with your homework, papers, etc. This is your opportunity to pick our brains! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Robotics Club
Work alongside The YETI Robotics Team inside Studio i as they assist you each week with a different activity dealing with robots. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking & listening skills, and basic grammar & vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. For intermediate-level speakers, but all are welcome. No registration. No class Nov. 28, Dec 19 & 26. WILL have class Dec 15. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

English Conversation Club
Join us to practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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)

Afternoon Adventures: Computer Science (drop-in)
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Drop-in for a different computer related activity each day. Activities will be self-directed, so enjoy at your own pace. Please note: these activities are drop-in! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Letters to Santa
From December 1st to December 20th children and families can stop by Sugar Creek Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho!Special stationary will be provided on December 8th Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

College 101: Scholarship Search with the Scholar Mom
Prepare for college and learn how to pay for school. Join Bernice Feaster, aka “The Scholar Mom” for information about scholarship types, websites, scholarship searches, and how to apply. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Dewey Decimal Scavenger Hunt
Come celebrate Dewey Decimal Day by following clues and finding books using the Dewey Decimal System and earn a prize! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Teen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 12-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

PAWS to Read: Buster
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: 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)

Measure Up! Teen Cooking Challenge
Learn to cook fun and easy meals and snacks while learning important skills for your future! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Rookie Science
Come explore the exciting worlds of light and sound through hands on science activities and experiments. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Library Skills Workshops for Teens
Join other teens in learning how to navigate the public library. Learn how to find materials, do research, take a library tour and more. Great for homeschooled teens! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Advisory Group ( TAG)
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 13-17 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Light snacks will be served. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Throwback Thursday
Take a look back in to what made your librarians who they are today! Learn about technology, television shows, food, and education from when we were your age. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about "Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter" by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For ages 7-11. 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. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Community Service Sundays
Attention teens: Do you need to earn community service hours? Do you want to get involved with your community, build leadership skills and make new friends? Join us for a community service project! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Advisory Council
Help make the library what you want to see. Teens talk about what they want for programming, how to organize the teen area etc. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Plaza Midwood Teen Advisory Board
Join us to get involved at your library. Teens will share ideas on what kinds of programming the library will offer for the next year. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Community Service Saturday!
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for various community service projects as we create various items to be used in our community. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Financial Literacy:
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. (Presenter name and credentials) will discuss planning your financial future, wherever you are today. (Specific details of topic.) Audience: Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Library Teen Advisory Council
Looking for community service hours? Experience to put on a job or college application? Want to get involved with the library, meet new friends and eat pizza? Come to monthly TAC meetings! New members are welcome! Fun activity to follow at 6:30! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

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)

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)

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

Teen Exam Cram
Need to study for exams? Come study with us! Teens in middle and high school are invited to bring their books & notes to study with groups of other students. We’ll provide the snacks! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Research: 1-on-1 Support Session
Need to research a topic for school but don’t know where to begin? Trying to locate information on health or business topics? Confused about online resources? Call 704-416-7400 to sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a librarian. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

College 101: ACT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review
Prepare for college and Kick off your ACT prep with a free practice exam. After the test, the Princeton Review will email you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score. Please follow the link to register! Audience: Teens (12-18)

College 101: SAT Practice Exam
Prepare for college and kick off your SAT prep with a free practice exam.. After the test, the Princeton Review will email you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score. Registration required. See below. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Wordplay Activities
Develop literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills by participating in a variety of activities and board games. Audience: Teens (12-18)

The Inklings: Teen Writers Group
Meet other teen writers! Bring your poetry, stories, prose, journal, ideas, tips and always an open mind & open ears. We will the discuss our work, the direction of our writing group and provide snacks! See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, For You, For Later (TM)
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Peace Corps Information Session
Join Deborah Buckley of the Peace Corps for information about the great programs they provide. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Misc. Mondays!!
Join us on the last Monday of the month as we present a new STEM program, game program, movie, making robots and a lot more! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Get Hired! Job Readiness Training for Teens
Teens are you ready to work? In this workshop you will learn how to create a solid resume (even if you haven’t had a job before), exactly what a boss is looking for when they are hiring, and how to present yourself and your skills with confidence. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

College 101: Central Piedmont Community College
Prepare for college with Central Piedmont Community College. Not ready for a four year university? Learn about earning college credit while in high school with the Career and College Promise Program, or how to enroll in CPCC post high school. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

Google: Beyond the Simple Search
Learn how to improve your Google skills by using features such as images, maps, news alerts and book search. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Community Service: Cards for the Elderly
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for (name of community service project, e.g., Chemo Caps, Project Linus, Quilts of Valor, Fleece Recovery) as we create (item that will be made) for (recipient or beneficiary). Audience: Teens (12-18)

College 101: The New SAT - What You Need to Know
Prepare for college with Kaplan and learn about the new SAT and how it has been updated. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Love Speaks Out: Domestic Violence Education
Join LoveSpeaksOut to learn more about dating violence and how to have healthy relationships. Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Let's Play!
Self-directed activities for you and your child! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

En Españolback to top

Conversational Spanish For English Speakers
Are you interested in learning Spanish in a fun and relaxing atmosphere? Forget high school Spanish class. No verbs will be conjugated here. This class will help you in the everyday use of the Spanish language. All materials will be provided. Audience: Adults

Conversaciones en Ingles (English conversation group for Spanish speakers)
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. Sign-in at the reference desk. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Conexiones que cuentan/Connections that count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español con música, juegos, baile y manualidades con el fin de preparar a su hijo/a para la escuela. A Spanish storytime that prepares your child for school with music, games, dancing and crafts. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

It's Kwanzaa Time Family Workshop
Families will received information as to how to host as successful Kwanzaa celebration in their home and community.Special guest is Terry Tiamd, Community activist known affectionately as Mother Kwanzaa. Written guidelines and hands on activities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Opciones de escuelas. School options.
Navegaremos sitios de internet para encontrar su escuela asignada, cuales son y donde se localizan las escuelas magnet y charter. We will surf the internet to find your home school and the locations of magnet and charter schools. Audience: Adults

Conexiones que Cuentan / Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español con música y actividades para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad con el fin de prepararlos para la escuela. A story time in Spanish featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Curso de computación en español / Computer Basics in Spanish
Curso de computación para principiantes. Temas incluyen: introducción a la computadora, procesador de palabras, Internet y correo electrónico. Introductory computer course in Spanish. Topics covered include computer basics, Word, Internet and Email. Audience: Adults, Seniors

ESL (English as a Second Language)back to top

English Conversation Club: Global Cafe
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults

ESL Class
Bistra Roustcheva will conduct free Tuesday sessions on learning "English as a Second Language" skills. Bistra also teaches ESL classes at the International House. Audience: Adults

Conversaciones en Ingles (English conversation group for Spanish speakers)
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. Sign-in at the reference desk. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Global Cafe English Conversation Group
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in an informal, safe environment. All fluency levels welcome. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

English Conversation Club
Join us to practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

ESL Class
Bistra Roustcheva will conduct free Tuesday sessions on learning "English as a Second Language" skills. Bistra also teaches ESL classes at the International House Audience: Adults

Exhibitsback to top

Letters to Santa
From December 1st to December 20th children and families can stop in Spangler Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho! Stationary and a special mailbox for rush delivery will be provided! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Adults

Letters to Soldiers
Write a post card or letter of appreciation to a Soldier. Your letter will be delivered via ImaginOn Staff to A Million Thanks (amillionthanks.org). Our military will receive these messages - whether serving abroad, at home, or injured in hospitals. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Dakota and Friends
"Real" dinosaurs! Join us at ImaginOn to meet and interact with Dakota, pet a baby T-Rex and enjoy the antics of the Triceratops Rex. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Gamingback to top

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play video games and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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 Quest Play: Blokus
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play
Grab your friends and come play on the Xbox and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Wii
Grab your friends and come play on the Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Children will learn chess basics and can test their skills in one-on-one or group chess games. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Preteen (8-11)

Learn Quest Play:Pick Your Own Game
Enjoy a board game or card game in the Loft teen area with friends and staff Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Learn Quest Play:Stump The Staff-Scattergories
Win points by writing down words that start with random letters chosen from a roll of dice. Play against staff and try to beat them! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Learn Quest Play: Uno Tournament
Compete against each other in this extremely fun and competitive card game! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Tabletop Gaming with The Queen City Games Club
This monthly event features tabletop games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan and many other 'modern' board games. This month's theme is science fiction. Don't know how to play? This group is open to seasoned and new board game players. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

Pudding Pictionary
Have fun drawing pictures in pudding and guessing what your friends draw. You've never played Pictionary quite like this! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Dance Dance Revolution
Compete against your friends in this exciting dance game. Bust a move for a prize from staff! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Plaza Midwood Teen Advisory Board
Join us to get involved at your library. Teens will share ideas on what kinds of programming the library will offer for the next year. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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) Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Just Dance
Compete against your friends in this exciting dance game. Bust a move for a prize from staff! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

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: 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. Play using our new 3-D Strato Chess and 4-player Chess sets. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills with video games and board games such as Sorry, Boggle, and many others. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Tabletop Gaming with The Queen City Games Club
This monthly event features tabletop games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan and many other 'modern' board games. Don't know how to play? This group is open to seasoned and new board game players. No registration required. Come on in! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Wordplay Activities
Develop literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills by participating in a variety of activities and board games. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Videogaming
Grab your friends and come play on the Xbox 360 Kinect and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Genealogy/Historyback to top

"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. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Genealogy Research: Finding your Ancestors
Learn to trace your roots and family history. Get research tips from an experienced genealogist. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Family History / Genealogy Tutoring for Beginners: 1-on-1 Support Session
Need to research your family history but don’t know where to begin? Confused about print and online resources? Get one-on-one help with tracing your family tree. Audience: Adults, Seniors

NCR Brings History to the the Branches
NCR is hosting Eric Caratao of the NC Urban Institute at UNCC. He will lecture on Trends in Charlotte's Economy, Education and Population. Audience:

America, The Story of Us: Part 1, Revolution and Rebels
Come join us for a special presentation...the History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us". Part 1: American Revolution, Rebels, George Washington, Westward. The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

"America, The Story of Us"- Part 2
Come join us for an entertaining & educational experience: History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us. Part 2: Civil War/Heartland/Cities/Boom." The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

America, The Story of Us - Part 3
Come join us for an entertaining & educational experience: History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us". Part 3: Bust/ World War II/Superpower/Milennium. The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Health/Fitnessback to top

Wellness Wednesdays
Have questions about the new healthcare law? Get answers! Representatives from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Get Covered America will offer one-on-one enrollment assistance from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Kitchen Chemistry
Come and learn how to make an interesting & tasty treat in The Loft Audience: Teens (12-18)

Health Education: Diabetes Prevention
Join healthcare professionals from Carolinas Healthcare System to learn about diabetes prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Kitchen Chemistry: COOKIES
Learn to make delicious cookies and enjoy them with your friends during this Kitchen Chemistry program! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Affordable Care Act Navigator
Free enrollment assistance in the health insurance marketplace will be provided. Book an appointment in advance with Limary Cruz, Certified ACA Navigator. Audience: Adults

Wellness Wednesdays and the Affordable Care Act
Have questions about the new healthcare law? Representatives from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Get Covered America are available for enrollment assistance 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 1-855-733-3711 for a free appointment. Walk-ins also available. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Jump Bunch
Learn and explore movement, sports, and fitness with Andy Fisher of Jump Bunch. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Wellness Wednesdays and the Affordable Care Act Information Session
Have questions about the new healthcare law? Representatives from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Get Covered America will provide a free presentation on the basics of the Affordable Care Act. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Wellness Wednesdays and the Affordable Care Act
Representatives from Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont & Get Covered America will offer 1-on-1 enrollment assistance from 10am–6pm. Call 1-855-733-3711. At 6:00 p.m. there will be a presentation on the basics of the Affordable Care Act. Audience: Adults

New Year, Same Resolutions
Join presenter from Johnson C. Smith University to learn about New Year, Same Resolutions. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Wellness Wednesdays: Affordable Care Act Information Session
Representatives from Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont & Get Covered America will offer 1-on-1 enrollment assistance from 10am–6pm. Call 1-855-733-3711. Followed by a 6:00 p.m. presentation on the basics of the Affordable Care Act. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Education: Affordable Care Act
Join Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont and Enroll America to learn about the Affordable Care Act, the process for enrolling and getting health insurance. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Wellness Wednesdays and Affordable Care Act Information
Wellness Wednesdays and Affordable Care Act Information to enroll patrons into the ACA. Audience: Adults

Wellness Wednesdays and ACA Information Session
Wellness Wednesdays and ACA Information Session sponsored by Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont Audience: Adults

Love Speaks Out: Domestic Violence Education
Join LoveSpeaksOut to learn more about dating violence and how to have healthy relationships. Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Holidayback to top

Letters to Santa
From December 1st to December 20th children and families can stop in Spangler Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho! Stationary and a special mailbox for rush delivery will be provided! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Adults

Letters to Soldiers
Write a post card or letter of appreciation to a Soldier. Your letter will be delivered via ImaginOn Staff to A Million Thanks (amillionthanks.org). Our military will receive these messages - whether serving abroad, at home, or injured in hospitals. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

North County Regional Library Teen Advisory Council: Winter Holiday Edition!
Join us for a special Teen Advisory Council Winter Holiday Celebration for fun winter holiday treats and ornament creations! Want to get involved, meet new friends, and eat pizza? New members are welcome! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Holiday Throwback Thursday Movie: Elf
After wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the north pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

It's Kwanzaa Time Family Workshop
Families will received information as to how to host as successful Kwanzaa celebration in their home and community.Special guest is Terry Tiamd, Community activist known affectionately as Mother Kwanzaa. Written guidelines and hands on activities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Kwanzaa Adult Workshop
Adults will learn the origins and principals of Kwanzaa to aid them in more effectively understanding the Holiday and know all that it intels. Makheru Thomas Fess Bradley will be the facilitator. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Holiday Throwback Thursday Movie: A Christmas Story
Come join us in Studio i to watch this holiday classic "A Christmas Story". Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Holiday Button Making
Join us as we create buttons you can share with your family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Greeting Cards with Scratch
Make an awesome card for family or friends using a digital greeting card computer program. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Family Storytime: The Polar Express
Come in your pj's and join us for a seasonal classic: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. After reading the story we'll have fun holiday activities based on the book. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Holiday Throwback Thursday Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Griswold family's plan for a big family Christmas together turns into a big hilarious disaster. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Midwood Holiday Matinee showing "Elf"
An elf sets out to find his true identity. Holiday snacks and water will be provided. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Creating with Books: Holiday Ornaments
Listen to stories and extend learning through hands-on activities. In this program, we'll share Christmas stories and music, then make a holiday ornament to hang on your tree! Registration is not required, but space is limited to 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

CML Presents Kwanzaa
Community Leaders and persons from the city and surrounding areas gather to celebrate Kwanzaa with guest speakers, Music and Panel discussion. This is one of 8 other city wide celebrations. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

New Years Resolutions
Discuss what changes you would like to make for the upcoming year with staff or write them on the display board for everyone to see! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Jobs/Careersback to top

Resume Tutoring
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a Library staff member or volunteer to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Professional Development for Teens
This months topic is dressing for success. We will discuss key tips on how to look your best for your job interview. There will also be a neck tying teaching portion with straight and bow ties! Facilitated by The Teen Loft's own AJ! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Job Seeking: Cover Letters
Your cover letter is your first opportunity to make a great impression on an employer and stand out from the crowd. Learn writing tips to help you polish up your cover letter and customise it for specific jobs. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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. Audience: Adults

Resume Tutoring
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a Library staff member or volunteer to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Basics Part I
Get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for adults with little or no previous computer experience. Audience: Adults

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. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Inside the Interviewer's Mind: Ace the Most Common Questions
Learn from a veteran HR professional how interviewers want you to answer five of the most common interview questions. Participants will walk away from this interactive session knowing what to say and what not to say when asked these five questions. Audience: Adults

Job Search Tutoring
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a Library staff member to get help applying for jobs online. Call 704-416-3000, visit a service desk, or go online to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd. Designed for adults with word processing experience but little or no previous resume experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults

Job Search Planning & Preparation
Planning and organizing are critical to job search success. You may not consider yourself an organized person but you can learn this skill. Find out how at this informative session provided by Reginald Johnson. Audience: Adults

Teen Resume Building Workshop
Get pointers and important information on creating a strong resume to help you land your potential new job. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Computer Basics Part II
Get hands-on practice using a computer, keyboard and mouse in this class for beginners. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
Sign up now for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor. Topics covered may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email, and online applications. Audience: Adults

Networking with LinkedIn
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, build your network, enhance your profile, navigate company pages, and explore LinkedIn's job resources in this workshop led by library staff. Audience: Adults

Job Search Tutoring
Would you like some help filling out job applications or revising a resume/cover letter? Or do you need computer help? Sign up for a tutoring session with a staff member. Audience: Adults

Professional Development: Confidence, Dignity, and Pride
Learn skills that will give you the edge when interviewing for your potential new job. This session will focus on confidence, dignity, having pride, and being yourself. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Job Seeking: Online Job Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd and generate interviews in this workshop. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment and using the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn Basics
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting the job you really want in this workshop. Come prepared for hands-on work; if possible, bring your resume. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Seeking: Resumes
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so that it stands out from the crowd. This class is a great place to start if you don't have a resume or if you'd like to change the format of your current resume. Prerequisite: Word Basics Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Search Planning and Preparation
Come learn the necessary steps for a successful job search. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Job Searching Online Basics
Learn how to find and apply for jobs on the Web, as well as locate additional job searching help. Requires familiarity with the Internet. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Accessing Free Tutorials at GCFLearnFree.org
Come learn about this free website offering over 750 lessons and 250 videos. We will focus on GCFLearnFree.org's technology learning resources, which cover topics like email basics, navigating the Internet, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Audience: Adults, Seniors

AARP Presents Rights for Older Workers
Join us as skilled presenters from AARP discuss the rights of older adults both in the workforce and looking for employment. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Peace Corps Information Session
Join Deborah Buckley of the Peace Corps for information about the great programs they provide. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Get Hired! Job Readiness Training for Teens
Teens are you ready to work? In this workshop you will learn how to create a solid resume (even if you haven’t had a job before), exactly what a boss is looking for when they are hiring, and how to present yourself and your skills with confidence. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Secrets of a Successful Resume
Is your resume getting results? Come learn the secrets to make your resume stand out. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully search for jobs online and navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Learn LinkedIn with AARP
Learn the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting a job you want in this workshop led by AARP. If possible, bring your resume on a flash drive or e-mail account. Stop by at 5:00 for refreshments and networking. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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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. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Pocahontas
Join us as we embark on a journey of an English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief that share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. This movie is Rated G. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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)

From The Page To The Screen: with Stan Lee's Captain America
Join us at Scaleybark to embark in the world of Stan Lee staring Captian America Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

From The Page To The Screen with Stan Lee's Captain America
Join us at Scaleybark to embark in the world of Stan Lee staring Captian America: The Winter Soldier Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

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. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

North County Regional Library Anime Club
Teens and Preteens (ages 11-18): Are you interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture? Join the North County Regional Library Anime Club and meet other fans! Snacks provided. See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for Think Like A Man Too (2014) screening and light refreshments. Why not bring your lunch and enjoy your food with the film? While you're here, check out a book from one of our handy displays relating to the movie. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

World Aids Day Movie: RENT!
Come join us in Studio i to watch this 2005 film adaptation of the critically acclaimed rock musical RENT! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Holiday Throwback Thursday Movie: Elf
After wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the north pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series in watching The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

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. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

The Bounty
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with ,The Bounty, starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. Gibson plays Fletcher Christian, who leads a mutiny against the tyrannical Captain Bligh. A powerful and stirring adventure. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

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. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us for a special showing of the A Christmas Story, Rated PG, starring Peter Billingsly, Melinda Dillon, and Darren McGavin. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is Rated PG. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for the screening of Grudge Match and light refreshments - or better yet, why not bring your lunch and enjoy your food with the film? While you're here, check out a book from one of our handy displays relating to the movie. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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 Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Holiday Throwback Thursday Movie: A Christmas Story
Come join us in Studio i to watch this holiday classic "A Christmas Story". Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Now Showing: If I Stay
Join us for a special screening of the movie If I Stay. Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"
Join us for a Page to Screen Experience! We will watch a presentation on the life & works of beloved author Charles Dickens, followed by the film adaptation of his book, "A Christmas Carol" starring George C Scott (rated-PG). Door Prize/Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Film Series: MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO
Join us at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library for the eight part film series MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO on the second Saturday of each month from October 2014 to May 2015. Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Join us for a special viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas based on the classic Dr. Seuss story. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Holiday Film Series: Christmas with the Kranks
Join us for our Holiday Film Series, which will focus on holiday movies for the whole family. The third movie in the series will be Christmas with the Kranks, a family comedy based on John Grisham's novel Skipping Christmas. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us for a special showing of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, Rated G, Starring the voices of Tom Hanks, Josh Hutcherson, Peter Scolari, and Nona Gaye. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated G Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for a movie screening of Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas and light refreshments. While you're here, check out a book from one of our displays relating to the movie. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Whether you loved the graphic novel or just want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Holiday Throwback Thursday Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Griswold family's plan for a big family Christmas together turns into a big hilarious disaster. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

From Page to Screen: A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest miser in London, is visited on Christmas eve by three spirits who change his life forever. Patrick Stewart stars as Scrooge in this brilliant adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Rated PG. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Holiday Film Series: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Join us for our Holiday Film Series, which will focus on holiday movies for the whole family. The fourth movie in the series will be Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the live-action remake of the popular book. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Made in 1984: Hollywood Movies from 30 Years Ago
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with THE BOUNTY, starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. Gibson plays Fletcher Christian, who leads a mutiny against the tyrannical Captain Bligh. A powerful and stirring adventure. Audience: Adults

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us for a special showing of The Santa Clause, Rated PG, Starring Tim Allen, Judge Rheinhold, Wendy Crewson, and Eric Lloyd. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for a movie screening of Maleficent and light refreshments. While you're here, check out a book from one of our displays relating to the movie. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Planes- Fire and Rescue
Bring your lunch and watch Planes- Fire and Rescue. Rated PG 100 minutes Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Midwood Holiday Matinee showing "Elf"
An elf sets out to find his true identity. Holiday snacks and water will be provided. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Now Showing: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Join us for a special showing of the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). This film is rated PG and runs for 76 minutes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Frozen Sing- A- Long
Bring your lunch and watch Frozen- Sing -A-Long. Rated PG 108 minutes Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Now Showing: Holiday Movies
Join us for a special showing some of your favorite family holiday movies Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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

  • 12/23/2014 at 2:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 12/2/2014 10:00:00 AM

Now Showing: The LEGO Movie
Join us for a special showing of The LEGO Movie. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Now Showing: A Charlie Brown Chirstmas
Join us for a special showing of the classic children's movie A Charlie Brown Christmas. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Christmas with the Kranks
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Christmas with the Kranks (2004) is rated PG and runs for 99 minutes. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Chronicles of Narnia
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This film is rated PG and runs for 132 minutes. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series by watching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This movie is rated PG. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Elementary (5-11)

Film Series: Made In 1984: THE BOUNTY
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with THE BOUNTY, starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. Gibson plays Fletcher Christian, who leads a mutiny against the tyrannical Captain Bligh. A powerful and stirring adventure. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Holiday Film Series: A Christmas Story
Join us for our Holiday Film Series, which will focus on holiday movies for the whole family. The final movie in the series will be A Christmas Story. Ralphie wants a toy rifle for Christmas, but must convince his parents. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us for a special showing of A Christmas Carol, Rated PG, this animated version of the classic tale stars the voices of Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and the late Bob Hoskins. Light refreshments will be served. This film is Rated PG Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for a movie screening of Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club light refreshments. Why not bring your lunch and enjoy your food with the film? While you're here, check out a book from one of our handy displays relating to the movie. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). This film is rated PG and runs for 148 minutes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Now Showing: Maleficent
Join us for a special showing of the movie Maleficent (2014). This film is rated PG. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11), Adults

From Page to Screen: Sleeping Beauty
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated G. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: The Jungle Book
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Book (1967) is rated Approved and runs for 78 minutes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Adults

Now Showing: Maleficent
Join us for a special showing of the movie Maleficent (2014). This film is rated PG and runs for 97 minutes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

The Terminator
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with James Cameron's classic sci-fi thriller The Terminator. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the cyborg sent (from the future) to 1984 Los Angeles on a violent, mysterious mission. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: The Hundred Foot Journey
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of The Hundred-foot journey. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for a movie screening and light refreshments - or better yet, why not bring your lunch and enjoy your food with the film? While you're here, check out a book from one of our handy displays relating to the movie or the movie's subject. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Made in 1984: Hollywood Movies from 30 Years Ago
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with James Cameron's classic sci-fi thriller THE TERMINATOR. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the cyborg sent (from the future) to 1984 Los Angeles on a violent, mysterious mission. Audience: Adults

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: Warm Bodies
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series by watching Warm Bodies, based upon the novel by the same name. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

From Page to Screen: (Movie Title)
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of (Book Title). See the story brought to life! This movie is rated (rating). Audience: Teens (12-18)

Film Series: Made in 1984: THE TERMINATOR
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with James Cameron's classic sci-fi thriller THE TERMINATOR. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the cyborg sent (from the future) to 1984 Los Angeles on a violent, mysterious mission. Audience: Adults, Seniors

An Afternoon With Henry Fonda: "12 Angry Men"
Join us for another Page to Screen experience! This month: Henry Fonda stars in the Academy-Award winning 1957 move, "12 Angry Men." The movie will begin after a presentation on the life & works of actor Henry Fonda. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 1/30/2015 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 1/2/2015 10:00:00 AM

America, The Story of Us: Part 1, Revolution and Rebels
Come join us for a special presentation...the History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us". Part 1: American Revolution, Rebels, George Washington, Westward. The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

A Soldier's Story
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with A Soldier's Story. From the famous play, it's about the murder of a black officer at a Southern military post in the 1940s. One of Denzel Washington's earliest roles. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Romance Film Series: Sixteen Candles
Join us for our Romance film series, which will focus on films dedicated to true love. The first movie in the series will be Sixteen Candles, a story of teenage love. This film is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

"America, The Story of Us"- Part 2
Come join us for an entertaining & educational experience: History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us. Part 2: Civil War/Heartland/Cities/Boom." The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Romance Film Series: Casablanca
Join us for our Romance film series, which will focus on films dedicated to true love. The second movie in the series will be Casablanca, a classic film in the genre. This film is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

America, The Story of Us - Part 3
Come join us for an entertaining & educational experience: History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us". Part 3: Bust/ World War II/Superpower/Milennium. The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Made in 1984: Hollywood Movies from 30 Years Ago
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with A SOLDIER'S STORY. From the Pulitzer Prize winning play, it's about the murder of a black officer at a Southern military post in the 1940s. One of Denzel Washington's earliest roles. Audience: Adults

Romance Film Series: Sleepless in Seattle
Join us for our Romance film series, which will focus on films dedicated to true love. The third movie in the series will be Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This film is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Now Showing
Join us for a special showing of (Movie Title), about (brief synopsis here). This movie is rated (rating). Audience: Teens (12-18)

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North County Regional Library Anime Club
Teens and Preteens (ages 11-18): Are you interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture? Join the North County Regional Library Anime Club and meet other fans! Snacks provided. See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Spanish Conversation Group
This groups meets every Tuesday for conversation in Spanish. It is designed for immediate Spanish speakers to work on their language skills. The current topic of discussion is Mi Mundo Adorado by Sonia Sotomayor. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Global Cafe English Conversation Group
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in an informal, safe environment. All fluency levels welcome. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking & listening skills, and basic grammar & vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. For intermediate-level speakers, but all are welcome. No registration. No class Nov. 28, Dec 19 & 26. WILL have class Dec 15. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

English Conversation Club
Join us to practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

It's Kwanzaa Time Family Workshop
Families will received information as to how to host as successful Kwanzaa celebration in their home and community.Special guest is Terry Tiamd, Community activist known affectionately as Mother Kwanzaa. Written guidelines and hands on activities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Kwanzaa Adult Workshop
Adults will learn the origins and principals of Kwanzaa to aid them in more effectively understanding the Holiday and know all that it intels. Makheru Thomas Fess Bradley will be the facilitator. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with a special holiday storytime featuring festive stories and songs that will encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Light holiday refereshments to be served. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Basic Chinese
Learn BASIC CHINESE Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Basic Chinese
LEARN BASIC CHINESE Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Cultural Exploration: Black History
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month! (Detailed program description.) [Use this program for educational programs and activities in February that illustrate and honor African Americans for the historic and current contributions that members of Audience: Teens (12-18)

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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)

Kid Lit for Adults
Join us for an informal book discussion of the life and works of children's picture book authors and illustrators. We welcome teachers, parents, media specialists and all adults who enjoy reading children's books. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Trusted Parents Meeting
The mission of Trusted Parents is to empower a special community of parents and caregivers through support, services, awareness, and advocacy that will help enhance the lifestyle of their children with special needs. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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CML Presents Kwanzaa
Community Leaders and persons from the city and surrounding areas gather to celebrate Kwanzaa with guest speakers, Music and Panel discussion. This is one of 8 other city wide celebrations. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Grooving at the Grove
Come out and hear a celebration of the life of Max Roach, jazz music composer, and jazz drummer extraordinaire! Audience: Adults

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Affordable Care Act Navigator
Free enrollment assistance in the health insurance marketplace will be provided. Book an appointment in advance with Limary Cruz, Certified ACA Navigator. Audience: Adults

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Sensory Storytime
Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. For children ages 3 to 7 with disabilities or special needs and their families. Registration is required. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Adaptive Experiences for Adults and Teens
Come join us for a fun, interactive program for adults and teens with disabilities and their caregivers. Our program utilizes books, movement, music, and other resources to provide an adaptive experience based on multiple learning styles. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Adaptive Experience for Adults
Join us for this library program filled with literacy-related activities specifically designed for adults with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Adult Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs and activities designed for patrons with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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North County Regional Library Teen Advisory Council: Winter Holiday Edition!
Join us for a special Teen Advisory Council Winter Holiday Celebration for fun winter holiday treats and ornament creations! Want to get involved, meet new friends, and eat pizza? New members are welcome! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Santa's Bag
Santa’s Bag offers one-stop shopping for the entire family. Children ages 3-12 can browse through a wide variety of inexpensive, pre-wrapped gifts and select something for everyone on their list. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

"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. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Guiding Parents to Services ASD Workshop
Guiding Parents to Services (GPS), a program within Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is providing FREE Parent Workshops for families of young children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Lona Bartlett
Holiday stories with puppets from storyteller and puppeteer Lona Bartlett Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

CML Presents Kwanzaa
Community Leaders and persons from the city and surrounding areas gather to celebrate Kwanzaa with guest speakers, Music and Panel discussion. This is one of 8 other city wide celebrations. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Trusted Parents Meeting
The mission of Trusted Parents is to empower a special community of parents and caregivers through support, services, awareness, and advocacy that will help enhance the lifestyle of their children with special needs. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Fun with "The Snow Queen"
Learn about "The Snow Queen" and explore games, crafts, and fun with Matthews Playhouse. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

America, The Story of Us: Part 1, Revolution and Rebels
Come join us for a special presentation...the History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us". Part 1: American Revolution, Rebels, George Washington, Westward. The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

"America, The Story of Us"- Part 2
Come join us for an entertaining & educational experience: History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us. Part 2: Civil War/Heartland/Cities/Boom." The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

America, The Story of Us - Part 3
Come join us for an entertaining & educational experience: History Channel's Emmy Award winning, "America, The Story of Us". Part 3: Bust/ World War II/Superpower/Milennium. The film will follow a 30 min presentation. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Baby Storytime
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with a special holiday storytime featuring festive stories and songs that will encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Light holiday refereshments to be served. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Families learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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Tiny Tots Storytime (walkers up to 23 months)
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Walkers up to 23 months. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Tiny Tots Storytime: 18 to 23 months only (Wednesdays at 10:15am)
AGES 18 to 23 MONTHS ONLY. Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Ages 18 to 23 months. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Two Time Storytime
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language developement, listening and social skills. [This program is for 24-35 month olds.] Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Baby Storytime
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

Family Storytime
Children and caregivers enjoy stories,songs and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Holiday Family Storytimes will be celebrated December 16th,17th,20th,23rd and 24th at 10:30 am. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime
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. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Family Storytime
Children enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Tiny Tots
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Two Time Storytime (for ages 24-35 months)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language developement, listening and social skills. [This program is for 24-35 month olds.] Registration is required and begins October 20. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Family Storytime
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 children age 2-5. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Listen and Move: Warm Up Your Muscles
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Bring your workout clothes because this class likes to move! Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Family Storytime
Children enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Baby Storytime
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. New sights and sounds are shared with a parent/caregiver through books, songs, and rhymes. FOR AGES BIRTH - 18 MONTHS. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime (Wednesdays at 11:15)
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Toddler storytime
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Family Storytime
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. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Ages 2-5. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

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)

Story Explorers: Native American Heritage Month
Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more. This week, we'll dance, read, and learn about Native Americans! Registration is not required, but space is limited to 30 participants. 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

Holiday Two Time Storytime (for two-year-olds)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own holiday storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. Audience: 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Pre-School Story Time: Listen & 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. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Family Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Families learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Holiday Tiny Tots Storytime (walkers up to 23 months)
Holiday stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Audience: Walkers up to 23 months. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Holiday Family Storytime
Bring your whole family out to enjoy holiday stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in children age 2-5. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, For You, For Later
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Conexiones que cuentan/Connections that count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español con música, juegos, baile y manualidades con el fin de preparar a su hijo/a para la escuela. A Spanish storytime that prepares your child for school with music, games, dancing and crafts. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Holiday Baby Storytime (from birth to walking)
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through holiday books, songs, and rhymes. For babies who are not yet walking. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

Family Storytime
Enjoy a family storytime in the evening! We will share favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime: Yoga
Bring your family out to enjoy stories coupled with fun and easy yoga moves. Discover how movement can bring stories to life in new ways, in this storytime led by certified yoga instructor, Margaret Maurice. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Afternoon Adventures: Letters to Santa
From December 1st to December 20th children and families can stop by Sugar Creek Library and write a letter to Santa. Send him a Wish List or just say hello-ho-ho!Special stationary will be provided on December 8th Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Preschool Storytime: Listen and Move
Bring your family and your dancing shoes as we crank up the tunes and get down in the library! We'll share our personal favorites from our outstanding children's music collection as well as some books that will make you want to get up and move. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™ (ages 3 to 5)
Learn financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. See LEARN MORE to register Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Story Explorers: Book Bingo
Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more. This week, join a game of book bingo and win a prize! Registration is not required, but space is limited to 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Puppet Show
Explore traditional stories, books and songs through a puppet show! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Conexiones que Cuentan / Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español con música y actividades para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad con el fin de prepararlos para la escuela. A story time in Spanish featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Family Storytime: The Polar Express
Come in your pj's and join us for a seasonal classic: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. After reading the story we'll have fun holiday activities based on the book. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Story Explorers: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more. This week, we'll share a seasonal tale about generosity! Registration is not required, but space is limited to 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Creating with Books: Holiday Ornaments
Listen to stories and extend learning through hands-on activities. In this program, we'll share Christmas stories and music, then make a holiday ornament to hang on your tree! Registration is not required, but space is limited to 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Story Explorers: Dino Story!
Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more. This week, we'll share dinosaur stories and dig for fossils! Registration is not required, but space is limited to 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Two Time Storytime (for two-year-olds)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Two Time Storytime: 24 to 35 months only (Mondays at 10:15am)
TWO-YEAR OLDS ONLY. This age group will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. Audience: Two-year-olds only. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Two-year-olds only. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Baby Storytime (Ages 0-17 months)
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Registration is required and begins December 20. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

Baby Storytime (from birth to walking)
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. For babies who are not yet walking. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3 to 5 (Mondays at 11:15)
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 18-23 months)
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. For ages 18-23months. Registration is required and begins December 20. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime: Just for Me
Provide your preschooler with an opportunity to hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader in this storytime developed for children ages 3-5, without a parent or caregiver present in order to foster independence and growth. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Tiny Tots Storytime: 18 to 23 months only (Tuesdays at 10:15)
AGES 18 to 23 MONTHS ONLY. Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Ages 18 to 23 months. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Family Storytime: Listen & 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. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3 to 5 (Tuesdays at 11:15)
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Tiny Tots Storytime
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. [This program is for 18-23 month olds.] Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Tiny Tots Storytime
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. For ages 12 months to 3 years. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime: Pajama Storytime
Bring your 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. Pajamas are welcome! Milk and cookies will be served! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Baby Storytime (Wednesdays at 10:15am) Birth to 17 months
Babies (birth to 17 months) experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

Two Time Storytime (for ages 24-35 months)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language developement, listening and social skills. [This program is for 24-35 month olds.] Registration is required and begins December 20. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Tiny Tots Storytime: 18 to 23 months only (Wednesdays at 11:15)
AGES 18 to 23 MONTHS ONLY. Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Ages 18 to 23 months. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Registration is required. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Family Storytime
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. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Toddler Storytime
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Listen and Move
Listen and Move storytime Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Family Storytime
Bring your 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. Pajamas are welcome! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Preschool Storytime For Me, For You, For Later: Ages 3 to 5
Preschoolers learn financial literacy skills by making choices. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Please see LEARN MORE for registration. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Two Time Storytime: 24 to 35 months only (Thursdays at 10:15am)
TWO-YEAR OLDS ONLY. This age group will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. Audience: Two-year-olds only. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Two-year-olds only. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Baby Storytime (Thursdays at 11:15am) Birth to 17 months
Babies (birth to 17 months) experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, For You, For Later (TM)
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Learn how people, things and money have value. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Every Child Ready to Read: General Overview Workshop Ages 3 to 5
Come learn fun ideas and activities that you can use to support early literacy at home. Learn 5 simple practices to help your child get ready to read. Come prepared to learn and play with your child. Please see LEARN MORE for registration. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Baby Storytime (Ages 0-17 months)
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Registration is required and begins January 20. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 18-23 months)
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. For ages 18-23months. Registration is required and begins January 20. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Two Time Storytime (for ages 24-35 months)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language developement, listening and social skills. [This program is for 24-35 month olds.] Registration is required and begins January 20. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Toddler Storytime
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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