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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 8/1/2015 to 10/30/2015.


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Teen Summer Reading 2015: Mask Making Mayhem! Self Directed
Need to hide your identity? Here’s your chance to fly under the radar! Use your artistic superpowers to create the perfect disguise. Audience: Teens (12-18)Preteens (10-11) Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Style Your Sound Self Directed
Bring your 20-hour summer reading prize and give your sound some style. Use available art supplies to decorate your speakers and make them your own. Audience: Teens (12-18) Audience: Teens (12-18)

Documenting Your Family with Photography
Photographs can tell a story, capture personality and preserve memories. Learn about tips and tricks to best pose, light and photograph people. Discover ways to think about the photos you take and how they tell the stories of your family. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Style Your Sound
Bring your 20-hour summer reading prize and give your sound some style. Use available art supplies to decorate your speakers and make them your own. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Mask Making Mayhem!
Need to hide your identity? Here’s your chance to fly under the radar! Use your artistic superpowers to create the perfect disguise. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Be a Local Teen Hero
Be a local teen hero by participating in one of our exciting summer service projects! Earn service hours with other teens as you give back and make a difference in your community. Make friendship bracelets for hospitalized children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Be a Local Teen Hero
Be a local teen hero by participating in one of our exciting summer service projects! Earn service hours with other teens as you give back and make a difference in your community. Make no-sew fleece blankets for animal shelters. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Superhero Stenciled Shirts
Bring your own t-shirt to stencil on logos from some of your favorite superheroes. Or decorate your shirt freestyle with fabric markers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Geek Fest
Bring out your inner geek and share your fandom! Come in cosplay (optional) for your favorite characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural, LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime and more! Fun activities and snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Idea Box: Upcycled Art
Please join us in creating upcycled art such as decoupage bookends, tin can lanterns, paper jewelry, book folding and other activities that involve the reuse of materials that might otherwise go into the landfill. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

The Photographer's Eye
This all day intensive photography workshop will focus on composition. You can bring a camera but it’s not mandatory. The class will leave ImaginOn to walk downtown. Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and bring water. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

Summer Reading Finale: Learn, Connect,Play: Board Games
Grab your friends and come participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition and critical thinking skills. Audience: School age ( 5-11) Audience: Families, Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Silent Images
Learn about and explore local and global images with David Johnson, founder of Silent Images. Silent Images, a Matthews-based nonprofit, exists to tell untold stories of hope in the midst of injustice. David's goal is to educate and to inspire us to take action. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

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

CANCELLED, New Date TBA: Adventure Travel on a Shoestring!
Come watch Rory Cummins, Adventure Traveler, as he shares his world tour presentation of exciting places and people, and fascinating cultures. He will show you how to budget and how to plan for some amazing destinations for your own! Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Sip & Paint
Enjoy juice and & light refreshments while beautifying your canvases with paint and creativity. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Comic Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm to discuss your favorite comic books. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Accessorize Your Life
Each month we will showcase a project that will help you add some zing to your style! Beading, stitching, decorating, painting and so much more!!! Check us out and join the fun! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Make it Monday: Art Club
Join us in an activity that will inspire you to think and use your imagination while creating a project you can take home. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Idea Box: Yarnworks: Knitting Level III
Build upon your knitting knowledge and learn to read a basic pattern. Participants will begin making a potholder. *You do not need to have attended Yarnworks: Knitting Level I or II to attend this class, but basic knowledge of the knit and purl stitches is needed. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Families

Teen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 11-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Independence Regional Library 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)

Books Start Art
Learn more about a children's book illustrator, and extend your learning through an art activity using the illustrator's technique. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Mountain Island Library 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. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Camera and Creative Photo Basics
Learn to operate your camera and explore both the practical and creative capabilities of photography with Veronica V. Hough, fine art photographer. Classes will be held every other Saturday throughout the fall. This series requires preregistration. Audience: Adults

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Children grades K-5. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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Sudoku
Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with Sudoku. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Couch to 5K: Healthy Living through Reading and Running
A series that will share and discuss motivational short stories and articles while working out with either jogging or walk in a “Couch to 5K” 8 week program series. Audience: Adults, All Ages

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

Teen Writers' Club
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)

Prolific Pens Writing 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, Teens (12-18)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games and more! For children ages 5-8. *Registration is required.* Audience: School Age (5-11)

Writers' Workshop: Scriptwriting
Join Will Davis, film instructor at UNC-Charlotte, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art and craft of scriptwriting. From character and concept development to revisions, learn great ways to develop your skills as a visual storyteller. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Science Saturday
This month’s book discussion and science activities, led by teen volunteer Matthew, is based on books about the human body. Books will be available at the branch. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Forever Young Adult Book Discussion
Please join us for this book discussion for adult lovers of young adult fiction every month! For our August meeting, we will be reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. Audience: Adults

Story Explorers: Crazy Hair
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. In this program, we'll share silly stories and create a crazy hair craft you can wear home! Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

tiny tots
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)

Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Slime
Superhero stories and a superhero slime craft. For ages 5-8. Registration begins one week before the event. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Book Club: Anime and Manga Interest Circle (teens 12-18 & preteens 10-11)
Join us on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. In August there will be a screening of "Pokemon Heroes: The Movie". Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Adult Book Club: Blackberry Winter
Join us the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. In August, we will be discussing Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio. New members are welcomed! Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Click 'Learn More' for specific information for each date. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Every Hero Has A Story: Eat Like A Superhero!
What do Batman, Hulk, Spiderman and Flash have in common? They love their fruits and veggies! Listen to a story and then make some fun (and healthy) superhero snacks. Registration begins July 28. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: NASA Space Program
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This program is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children's literature to increase your presentation and public speaking skills. Have fun playing improve and drama games that showcase your talents! Audience: School Age (5-11)

Book Club
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00p for a lively book discussion. This month we will discuss Power Forward: My Presidential Education by Reggie Love. Audience: Seniors, Adults

eBook Discovery Station
Learn how your Library card opens up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience and bring your device or questions: we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collections. Appointments and walk-ins. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Superheroes (ages 9-12)
An afternoon of fun with comic books. For ages 9-12. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Preteen Scene
If you are between the ages of 10 and 12, join us for books and literacy activities that help improve your critical thinking skills. Audience: Preteen (10-11)

Teen Writing Group: Superhero Origin Stories
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. This month, we'll create our own superheroes and develop origin stories for them. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Get Set for Kindergarten (Rising K's only)
This program is FULL. We are no longer taking registration for this event. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Dave McDonald
Creator of Hamster S.A.M., Dave McDonald provides a highly interactive step-by-step drawing demonstration, and guides kids through the process of creating characters. SPACE IS LIMITED, tickets will be available 30 minutes before presentation. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

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

Book Ends Book Club
This month we will be discussing Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Staying Safe with CMPD
Learn about safety, calling 911 and explore local heroes with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

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

Lunch & Munch Book Club
Come join our 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

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. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4pm to create a keepsake. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Families

Wednesday 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

Story Explorers: Art of Eric Carle
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. Today, we'll share stories about art and explore the artwork of Eric Carle. Explore your creative side and make your own art to show off! Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Present: Heroes Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know Superheroes? Participate in a Scavenger Hunt and learn more about Superheroes. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents:Zelnik the Magician (ages 6-11)
Join the amazing Magic-Man as he seeks his superhero sidekick, the amazing Bassett Hound, Magic-Dog! No registration required. See LEARN MORE. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-4800 opt. 4 to book a 1-hour 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

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: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Geek Fest
Bring out your inner geek and share your fandom! Come in cosplay (optional) for your favorite characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural, LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime and more! Fun activities and snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Comic Strips and Graphic Novels as Literature
Learn to mine subtext that can be used in novels, films and art appreciation and study. Included will be the challenges and benefits of adaptation and how certain cartoonists provide storytelling techniques that differ from cinema or prose fiction. Audience: Adults

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)

Inspired to Read: Inspirational Fiction Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion of The Ultimate Betrayal by Kimberla Lawson Roby. New members welcome. Light refreshments provided. Call 704-416-3000 to register, or register online. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Preschool Time: Fun Days Fridays (ages 3-5)
Engage with your preschoolers as you explore books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. No registration is required. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Library eBooks: Training Workshop
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your (eInk Kindle eReader/non-Kindle eReader, like the Nook, Kobo or Sony Reader/smartphone or tablet)? Sign up for this interactive program. Bring your device or questions: we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collections Audience: Adults, Seniors

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Meet the Author: Lucy Daniels, PhD
Join us for a documentary film viewing and book discussion from psychologist Lucy Daniels, author of Walking with Moonshine. Ms. Daniels is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and serves on the board of the Lucy Daniels Center in Raleigh, NC. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This summer the theme will be superheroes. From Spiderman to Wonderwoman, explore how every hero has a story. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

It's Book Time With Ronald McDonald
Join special guest Ronald McDonald for a fun celebration of books! Audience: School Age (5-11), Families

Meet the Author: Timothy O'Lenic, M.D.
Timothy O'Lenic is a board certified anesthesiologist and critical care physician. Dr. O'Lenic's book, Breakfast at Timothy's, makes healthy eating (& living!) fun and tasty. Enjoy brunch--then buy his book! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Beatties Ford 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, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Boys Read and Write Club
Boys will read books and write reviews to the Boys Rule Boys Read blog--and have fun. New members welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

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 Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close. Audience: Adults

Writers Workshop
An open discussion of the art and business of writing short stories, poems, and novels. Critiques are available if copies of the work are provided. The group will meet on the first Saturday of each month. Audience: Adults

Readers' Theatre: Drama Rama
Develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children's literature to increase your presentation and public speaking skills. Have fun playing improv and drama games that will showcase your talents! Audience: School Age (5-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build prereading skills and help prepare children for success in schools.Please have your child bring a lunch. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Anime Club
Are you interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture? Join us for our Anime Club debut at Beatties Ford Regional Library and meet other teens interested in the same things! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Children's Summer Reading (ages 5-8)
As Summer Reading comes to a close, let's celebrate to the fun times we shared this summer! For ages 5-8. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Each week will have a different theme! Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Led by a staff member. Light refreshments available. New members are welcome. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Story Explorers: Dino Dig
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. Share dinosaur stories, learn fun facts, and dig for fossils to take home. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Superheroes (ages 9-12)
As Summer Reading comes to a close, let's celebrate to the fun times we shared this summer! For ages 9-12. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Books Come to Life: Harry Potter
Attention muggles! Bring Harry Potter to life at University City Library. Activities include getting sorted into Houses, creating crafts, and playing Potter related games. This program is for ages 16 through 26. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Main Pages Book Club
Come join our new Main Library book club, meeting the 2nd Tuesday 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

Inklings: Teen Writing Group
Meet other teen writers! Bring your poetry, stories, prose, journal, ideas, tips and always an open mind & open ears. We will discuss our work & the direction of our writing group and provide snacks! See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Matthews Short Story Writing Group
Calling all fiction writers! This is a new group where you can learn the art of the literary critique, get direct feedback on your work, and meet other local writers. To download this month's stories, visit www.bitly.com/ssmatthews Audience: Adults

Story Explorers: Picture Book Remix featuring Battle Bunny
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. If you love the book Battle Bunny, come make it your own with this fun creative writing activity. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Tiny Tots Storytime
Toddlers and babies 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), Babies (0-17 months)

Story Explorers: Top Secret!
Explore books and stories in creative ways through activities including math, science, games and more. Join us as we train to be top secret super agents! Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this book discussion group. This month we will be discussing "The thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage" by Sydney Lovelace. 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 from the library's collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us one Friday a month at 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon. For August, we'll be discussing The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Call or reserve your spot online. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Independence Writers Group Workshop: Life Stories
Learn how to make life stories and memoirs more compelling. Includes free write exercises and critiques. Audience: Adults

Pre-Teen Book Club
Join us as we discuss a popular preteen book. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (10-11)

Teen Book Club
Join us for snacks and a discussion of The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale. This is the first title in the Pendragon series. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Visual Lit Discussion Club
Enjoy visually stimulating literature? Join Main Library on the third Saturday of each month at 2:00 pm. In August, we will be discussing landmark comics! Never tried a graphic novel before? They're more than just comic books! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Journey Into The Mystery: Teen Book Club
Join us for a monthly, young adult book club at Scaleybark Library, featuring a variety of appealing and popular fiction titles. For more information on the current book, please contact us 704.416.6400 Audience: Teens (12-18)

Library E-books: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call to book a 60-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

Chapter 3 Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Literacy Activites
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: School Age (5-11)

Teen Comic Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm to discuss your favorite comic books. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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: Seniors, Adults

Book Ends Book Club
This month we will discussing A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, a novel about a Baltimore clan whose history is told through several generations. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 4:30pm. In August, we will be discussing Cinder by Marissa Meyer. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. For children ages 8-11. *Registration required.* Audience: Preteen (10-11)

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

Chapter One Book Club
Join us for a book discussion of Ellen Raskin's 1979 Newberry Medal winning novel "The Westing Game." Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Sodoku
Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with Sudoku. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Special Guest Event: Scott Fowler, Sports Columnist for The Charlotte Observer
Kickoff your Fall Season of Reading & Football with The Charlotte Observer's Sports Columnist, Scott Fowler. View a Carolina Panthers' slideshow. Scott will discuss and sign his book, 100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Families

Meet the Author: Cheris Hodges
Join author Cheris Hodges to discuss her journey into becoming an author and to listen to excerpts from her recent book Rumor Has It. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Mobile Technology: Library Digital Resources on the go!
Do you like free e-books, movies, and music? The Library has an app for that and more! Join the library to discuss the FREE services you can enjoy with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults

The Women Writers Book Club
Please join us - all adult men and women - to this new book club in which we read and discuss popular books by some of the great female authors in literature. Contact Rosanne at IS Desk to join. This month: "Hotel Du Lac" by Anita Brookner Audience: Adults, Seniors

Daylily Book Club Meeting
This month we will have a special book/film discussion of All The Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren over lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, online or call 704-416-3800 Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Book Club: The Literati
We will read and discuss a new book each month. The book to be discussed is Far From You by Tess Sharpe. New members welcome! Snacks will be served! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Mystery Readers Book Club
Join the Steele Creek Mystery Readers Group on the last Tuesday of each month from January through November to discuss an agreed upon title. See the list posted in the library. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Outlander Book Club
Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm for a discussion of a portion of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. In August, we will be discussing Parts 5-7. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

YA Gotta Read This! Teen Book Club
Teens: join us for fun YA book discussion and earn some free books! Teens will read books at home and write short book reviews for community service hours. Snacks provided. Get your read on! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Lillian Hellman, "The Little Foxes"
This month Page to Screen presents: Lillian Hellman, presentation of her life and works, followed by the screen adaptation, 9x Academy Award nominated, "The Little Foxes" starring Bette Davis. Rated PG Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Book Club
Come enjoy lively conversation and enjoy the company of other readers at a newly formed book club at Scaleybark. Audience: Adults

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

Independence Regional Teen Writing Club
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. Join us as we celebrate our first meeting with Poetry and Pancakes! 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. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Reading Ramblers Book Club: 8 & 9 Year Olds
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 4pm for a book club just for eight and nine year olds. At this meeting, help us choose the books we will be discussing this year. New members welcome! Refreshments will be served. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Teen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 11-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Book Ends Book Club
This month we will be discussing Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey, Audience: Adults, Seniors

Library e-books: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-3000 to book a 30-minute individual training session on borrowing e-books for your e-reader, 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

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

Inspired to Read: Inspirational Fiction Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion on Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray. New members welcome. Light refreshments provided. Call 704-416-3000 to register, or register online. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Writer's Workshop
An open discussion of the art and business of writing short stories, poems, and novels. Critiques are available if copies of the work are provided. The group will meet on the first Saturday of each month. Audience: Adults

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Led by a staff member. Light refreshments available. New members are welcome. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30pm. This month we will be discussing The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Copies will be available for check out. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Books Start Art
Learn more about a children's book illustrator, and extend your learning through an art activity using the illustrator's technique. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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

Seniors' Coffee Morning
Please join us for our Senior's Coffee Morning. Refreshments will be provided. No registration required. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Mobile Technology: Library Mobile Apps
Do you like free e-books, movies, and music? The Library has an app for that and more! Join the library to discuss the FREE services you can enjoy with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Evening Edition Book Club
Join the Evening Edition Book Club on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30pm. This month we will discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Copies will be available for check out. Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen:An Afternoon with Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Join us for a Page to Screen experience! Watch a presentation on the life of author Charles Dickens, then stay to watch David Lean's acclaimed 1943 classic, "Great Expectations." Rated: NR Refreshments Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 9/11/2015 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2015 10:00:00 AM

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, "Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker. Audience: Adults

Meet the Author: Mary Kratt
Come hear local author Mary Kratt discuss her books and writing process. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Preteen Book Club
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 4pm. In September we will be choosing the books we will be discussing for the year. New members welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (10-11)

Book Ends Book Club
This week we will be discussing The Sound of Music Story by Tom Santopietro, a behind the scenes look at the classic film. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teens Read Book Club
Join us one Wednesday a month at 4:30pm. In September, we will be discussing Winger by Andrew Smith. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Girls Read Book Club
Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm. In September we will be discussing Judy Moody by Megan McDonald. Audience: School Age (5-11)

We're Talking Again Book Club
Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. as we discuss the best in classic and literary African American fiction. Light refreshements will be provided. New members welcome! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Chapter One Book Club
Join us for a book discussion. Title to be announced. Audience: Adults

Journey Into The Mystery Teen Book Club
Join us for a monthly, young adult book club at Scaleybark Library, featuring a variety of appealing and popular fiction titles. For more information on the current book, please contact Laura at 704.416.6400 Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Mobile Technology: CML Digital Resources on the go!
Do you like free e-books, movies, and music? The Library has an app for that and more! Join the library to discuss the FREE services you can enjoy with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, & biography. This month's selection is Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Children grades K-5. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Outlander Book Club
Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm for a discussion of a portion of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. In June we will be discussing Outlander: Parts One and Two. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us one Friday a month at 10:30 AM. In September, we'll be discussing the award-winning Title by Author. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Jan McCanless
Author... Needs desc- Fix time when known. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Meet the Author: Webb Hubbell
Join Webb Hubbell, author of When Men Betray, for a discussion of the fiction writing process. Audience: Adults

Freedom to Read Week
This program is part of a special series for Freedom to Read Week. Please check back at a later date for a more detailed description of this program. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Banned Books Week
Program TBD Audience: Teens (12-18), 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

Reading Ramblers Book Club: 8 & 9 Year Olds
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 4pm for a book club just for eight and nine year olds. New members welcome! Refreshments will be served. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Book Ends Book Club
This week we will be discussing Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews, a thriller set is present day Russia. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Evening Edition Book Club
Join the Evening Edition Book Club on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30pm. This month we will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin as part of the library's Community Read. Copies available to check out. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Charla Muller
Join Charla Muller for a discussion of her new book, Pretty Takes Practice, as well as her experience giving TED talks. 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 "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: a Novel" by Gabriel Zevin. Audience: Adults

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of Love All by Callie Wright. Led by a staff member. Light refreshments available. New members are welcome. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30pm. This month we will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin as part of the library's Community Read. Copies available to check out. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Geek Club
Participate in a discussion and activities about recent films, television shows, books, graphic novels, science fiction, fantasy, anime, manga, and gaming. Learn about the history and future of growing popular geek culture interests among teens. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Girls Read Book Club
Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm. In September we will be discussing Franny K. Stein Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Teen Read Week
Program TBD. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Watch the Skies! Part 2: Sci Fi Books and Movies, "The War of the Worlds"
Come to Part 2 of Watch the Skies! Tonight we will watch a presentation on the genre of Sci-Fi, its books and famous movies. It will be followed by sci fi thriller, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/15/2015 at 5:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 10/1/2015 10:00:00 AM

Independence Writers Group Workshop: Journalism Blogging
An introduction to Blogs and citizen journalism. It is not focused on the technology of blogs but on the art of writing for electronic media. Participants may be invited to share something they have written for a blog for group critique. Audience: Adults

The Women Writers Book Club
Please join us - all adult men and women - to this new book club in which we read and discuss popular books by some of the great female authors in literature. Contact Rosanne at IS Desk to join. This month: "Family Likeness" by Caitlin Davies Audience: Adults, Seniors

Nanowrimo: Plan Your Novel
National Novel Writing Month is coming! Join other Nanos to get together and plan your novel. No writing is allowed until November 1, but come talk characters, plot, and more! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 4:30pm. In October, we will be discussing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

ReadDavidson Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion of Lee Smith's Guests on Earth, part of the ReadDavidson 2015 series of programs. No registration necessary. Free refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Meet the Author: Linda Vigen Phillips
Come listen to author Linda Vigen Phillips as she discusses her book Crazy and her writing style. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Daylily Book Club
This book club reads a variety of fiction, nonfiction and biography. This month author Gilda Syverson will discuss her book My Father's Daughter, From Rome to Italy. Open to all adults; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us one Friday a month at 10:30 AM. In June, we'll be discussing the award-winning Title by Author. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: SCORE & The Library
Learn about business plans, how to develop your business, & SCORE support services. If you are not using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market data and more...find out how. Audience: Adults

Financial Literacy: How Money Works
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. Ed Conway will discuss planning your financial future, wherever you are today. Audience: Adults, Seniors

How to Pay for Long Term Care
Join Scott TenBroeck from Elder Care Options for a discussion of the variety of care options and payment sources for older adults. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Financial Literacy: Financial Wellness Workshop
Whether you are young or young at heart, now is the time to think about how you spend and save money. Representatives from Wells Fargo will discuss planning your financial future, wherever you are today. This program is one of a six month free financial wellness series. All workshops include a short 30 minute presentation by a Wells Fargo representative followed by a question and answer session. Audience: Teens (12-18), Seniors, Families

Introduction to Finding Grants
Learn the basics of successful grant seeking and how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private foundation funders for your nonprofit. Please phone 704-416-0128 or email ltowery@cmlibrary.org to register. Audience: Adults

Introduction to Finding Grants
Learn the basics of successful grant seeking and how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private foundation funders for your nonprofit. Please contact Jeremy at 704-416-3035 or jlytal@cmlibrary.org to register. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Resume Building for 50+
Finding work in today’s economy can be very challenging. If you’re an older worker, it is even more difficult. AARP’s resume building workshop focuses on helping older workers navigate these challenges and make the most effective resume. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Education: Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Health
Living Longer, Living Smarter is a 4-part program. Part One: Your Health: You need to stay healthy if you want to live independently. This session offers tips for assessing health risks, staying healthy, and caring for yourself and a loved one. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Health Education: Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Finances
Living Longer, Living Smarter is a 4-part program. Part Two: Your Finances: One of the most important parts of planning for long term care is figuring out how to pay for it. This session will give you an idea of the cost of common options. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Health Education: Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Home and Community
Living Longer, Living Smarter is a 4-part program. Part Three: Your Home and Community: Deciding where you want to live is critical. This session offers advice for staying in your home and explores other options. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 50-minute individual session with a volunteer or staff member to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-3000x4 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Robotics Club: Beginning JAVA
Learn beginning JAVA, a computer programming language with YETI Robotics. Bring your own laptop and install Eclipse IDE and JAVA 8 Development kit prior to the class. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Computer Basics for Adults and Seniors
Five-part series, on Mondays (Jul. 6 - Aug 3) 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

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 Tutor: 1-on-1 Support Session
Register for one-on-one computer help with a staff member for a 60-minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office, and e-mail. Call 704-416-4400 to register. Audience: Adults, Seniors Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutors
Sign up for a 30 minute 1-on-1 session to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-0500 to sign up! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate for Adults
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second of a two-part series introducing PowerPoint 2013. Previous PowerPoint experience is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology tutoring
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 50 minutes. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
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 50 minutes. Audience: Adults

Introduction to Programming and Web Development
Students will learn the basics of programming and building simple web sites using Ruby on Rails. Each class builds on the previous session,so students are encouraged to join us for all five sessions. Space is limited. Registration is required. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Register for one-on-one computer help with a staff member for a 60-minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office, and e-mail. Call 704-416-4400 to register. 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

eBook Discovery Station
Learn how your Library card opens up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience and bring your device or questions: we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collections. Appointments and walk-ins. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Curso de computación en español / Computer Basics in Spanish
Introductory computer course in Spanish. Topics covered include computer basics, Word, Internet and Email. Call 704-416-6401 to register. 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. Registration is required. Audience: Adults

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

Computer Basics I
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 Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with the Adult Services Librarian to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, or other topics. Call or reserve your spot online. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate
This workshop is a follow-up to the PowerPoint Basics workshop. We'll review the basics and then discuss more advanced features of the program. You must have taken PowerPoint Basics to take this class. Audience: Adults Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Visuals for Adults
Join us for a follow up to the introductory Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basics workshop. Learn how to use WordArt, BorderArt, the drawing tools, and object manipulation (rotation, grouping, and layering) to add visual appeal to your projects. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a volunteer or staff member to get help with specific computer or e-book questions. Call 704-416-5200, ext. 4 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Resume Review: 1-on-1 Support Session
Need help with your resume or cover letter? Please submit a paper copy to the Job Help Center desk or email an electronic copy to jobhelptutor@gmail.com. Once we've reviewed your resume we'll email or call you to schedule a resume review appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session to get help with Microsoft Office, internet, email, general computer or tablet usage, or other topics. Call 704-416-6600, ext. 4 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors 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

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-4800 opt. 4 to book a 1-hour 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

Idea Box: Laser Cut and Program a Dragon Robot
This workshop with Makerspace Charlotte will teach you how to build and design a dragon robot built from the laser cutter using design software. Registration requested. Audience: Adults, 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, Seniors

The Photographer's Eye
This all day intensive photography workshop will focus on composition. You can bring a camera but it’s not mandatory. The class will leave ImaginOn to walk downtown. Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and bring water. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Library eBooks: Training Workshop
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your (eInk Kindle eReader/non-Kindle eReader, like the Nook, Kobo or Sony Reader/smartphone or tablet)? Sign up for this interactive program. Bring your device or questions: we'll show you how to find, check out and download books from our 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

Microsoft Excel 2013 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

Idea Box: 3D Printing 101
Come to Main Library for an orientation on the MakerBot Replicator & LulzBot Mini, the 3D printers in Idea Box. No experience needed. Registration required. Audience: Teens (12-18), 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 E-books: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call to book a 60-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

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

Microsoft Office Excel 2013 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

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics for Kids - MAKE UP DATE
MAKE UP FOR 7-22 Come learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. We strongly recommend you join us for Microsoft Word Basics for Kids before coming to this workshop. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Computer Basics II
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 Excel 2013 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

Microsoft Excel 2013: Workshop
Join us for a workshop class using Microsoft Excel 2013. Feel free to bring your own Excel spreadsheet to work on, and we will also provide sample exercises for you to work through. Learn more about Excel in an informal collaborative environment. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Computacion Para Adultos/ Technology Tutoring in Spanish
Clases individuales en espanol ofrecidas en distintos horarios; incluyendo introducción a la computadora, procesador de palabras, Internet y correo electrónico/ Individual 1 hr sessions in Spanish: computer basics, word processing, internet and email 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

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 45-minute individual session with a staff member to get help with Microsoft Office, Internet, email, general computer or tablet usage, or other topics. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Word 2013 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

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

Microsoft Publisher Basics
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more! Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required. 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

Library eBook Training
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks? Bring your device (iPad, Kindle, Nook, Tablet), account info (email, Amazon, etc) and questions: we’ll show you how to find, checkout and download books from our digital collection. 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

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

Microsoft Word Basics I
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

Microsoft Word 2013 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, Teens (12-18) Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Wired Up! Beatties Ford Road Teen Pod Cast
Teens will have the opportunity to learn about producing and creating a radio show housed at Beatties Ford Regional Branch. Teen (12-18) Audience: Teens (12-18)

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basics
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more! Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required. Audience: Adults

Mobile Technology: Library Digital Resources on the go!
Do you like free e-books, movies, and music? The Library has an app for that and more! Join the library to discuss the FREE services you can enjoy with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults

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

Excel Basics Part II
This workshop is a follow up to the introductory class. After a review of the basics, we will discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Completion of Excel Basics or a basic knowledge of Excel is encouraged. Audience: Adults

Downloading Ebooks
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks? Bring your device (iPad, Kindle, Nook, Tablet) account info (email, Amazon, etc) and questions: we’ll show you how to find, checkout and download books from our digital collection. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Microsoft Word Basics II
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 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

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 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, Teens (12-18)

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a staff member to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Using Microsoft Publisher for Fun
Come to this beginner class in Microsoft Publisher! We will learn how to create a flyer, and input clip art, frames, WordArt, and more! Must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard, and some Microsoft Word experience is helpful. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Excel 2013 Basics
Learn to create a simple worksheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working with a mouse. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
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 1 hour. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Library e-books: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-3000 to book a 30-minute individual training session on borrowing e-books for your e-reader, 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

Dust Off Your Resume!
Come to this class if your resume needs updated. Learn new techniques in formatting and content, saving in special formats, action words and phrases to get you into the competitive job market. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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: Adults, Seniors

Excel 2013 Intermediate
This class is a follow up to the Excel Basics class. After a review, we'll discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Prior Excel experience is required to attend. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutoring
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 60 minutes. Audience: Adults

Introduction to Homework Help for Kids
Impress your teachers! This class introduces you to websites and online resources with accurate information to research topics for school projects. We will explore some databases and how to cite from them for homework. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Mobile Technology: Library Mobile Apps
Do you like free e-books, movies, and music? The Library has an app for that and more! Join the library to discuss the FREE services you can enjoy with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Idea Box: 3D Modeling
Join Scott Tarcy with CADdesign to learn more about creating 3D models. Audience: Seniors, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Using Social Media: LinkedIn
This is a beginners class for LinkedIn. Come to this class to learn why LinkedIn is good today's job market. Learn how to set up and access a LinkedIn account. Bring a user name/password with you. If you have a photo on a flash drive, bring it also Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

PowerPoint I
Learn to create, edit and save a basic presentation in Power Point. For adults who have mastered basic computer skills. We strongly recommend you take Word Basics before taking this class. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Search Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a staff member to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter and applying for jobs. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Email Basics Clinic
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

E-Learning with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Learn how to take an online class with 4 different services: Universal Class, Lynda.com, Digital Learn, and Goodwill Community Foundation’s gcflearnfree.com. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. This class is for people who have mastered basic computer skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is also strongly recommended. Audience: Adults Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

PowerPoint II
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing and add multimedia effects in this second class that introduces PowerPoint 2013. Power Point Basics should be taken before this class. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Mobile Technology: CML Digital Resources on the go!
Do you like free e-books, movies, and music? The Library has an app for that and more! Join the library to discuss the FREE services you can enjoy with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. 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 PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 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

Resume Building for 50+
Finding work in today’s economy can be very challenging. If you’re an older worker, it is even more difficult. AARP’s resume building workshop focuses on helping older workers navigate these challenges and make the most effective resume. Audience: Adults, Seniors

A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Ebay
Learn how to set up an Ebay account on Ebay as well as photograph, post, sell and track your items. Robin Bryan is a certified eBay Education Specialist and uses PowerPoint created by eBay, supplemented with her personal tips and suggestions. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Neighborhood Community Workshop on eNewsletters
Join us as faculty and staff from the Knight School of Communication at Queens University lead us in learning how to use Mailchimp, an online newsletter creation tool you can use to keep your community in the know! Registration Required Audience: Adults

Computer Basics for Adults and Seniors
Five-part series, on Mondays (Oct. 19 - Nov. 16) 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

Online Resources for Your Students or Children
If you're a teacher, parent or caregiver, come learn about Library websites and other electronic resources that can extend learning opportunities for your students or children. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second of a two-part series introducing PowerPoint 2013. Previous PowerPoint experience is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Early Literacy Workshopback to top

Writer's Group
Join writers of all skill levels as we delve in to writing and marketing strategies. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Educational Supportback to top

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Self Directed Activities
Participate in our "Super" self directed activities all summer long! Turn in your finished activity to the desk and earn candy for your hard work! Worksheets will be available everyday in the teen zone. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Paws To Read
Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please call 704-416-6800 to register. Audience: School Age (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Barney
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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: Families, Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Writers' Workshop: Scriptwriting
Join Will Davis, film instructor at UNC-Charlotte, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art and craft of scriptwriting. From character and concept development to revisions, learn great ways to develop your skills as a visual storyteller. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Community Learning Time
Children learn about language and literacy through play. Manipulatives and toys will be available for families of children from birth to age 5 to play together. Books will be preselected and available for check out. Audience: Families, Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Play Date: Community Learning Time
Children learn about language and literacy through play. Manipulatives and toys will be available for families of children from birth to age 5 to play together. Books and library materials are available for check out. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Afternoon Adventures: Wordgirl Spelling Bee
Join Wordgirl in a Spelling Bee to test your spelling skills. Sign up at the children's desk and pick up your spelling list. Click learn more for more information. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Super Heroes 1 Midwood Style
Grades 1-5 students come join us weekly at 1 pm beginning Monday,June 29th for seven weeks of "Superheroes" with help from our reading friends. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Introduction to Programming and Web Development
Students will learn the basics of programming and building simple web sites using Ruby on Rails. Each class builds on the previous session,so students are encouraged to join us for all five sessions. Space is limited. Registration is required. Audience: Teens (12-18)

School-Age Play Date: Community Learning Time
Children learn about language and literacy through play. Manipulatives and toys will be available for families of children ages 5-11 to play together. Books and library materials are available for check out. Audience: School Age (5-11), Families

Super Heroes 2 Midwood Style
Prek-K grade students come join us weekly at 2 pm beginning Monday, June 29 for seven weeks of "Superheroes" with help from our reading friends. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Click 'Learn More' for specific information for each date. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Gus the Bus
Rising Kindergartners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools " Gus the Bus". Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Reading Buddies
Children in rising-K - 5th grades can increase reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute one-on-one session. Please call 704-416-4800 to register. Audience: School Age (5-11)

SRP Afternoon Adventures: Comic Collage
This week we will be using recycled comics for art. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Preteen (10-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Heroes and Villains
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Explore heroes and villains. Come in costume if you like! Audience: School Age (5-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Tuesdays at Two
Every Hero Has a Story event--Community Heroes Audience: School Age (5-11)

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

English Conversation Club
Please join us for our new English Conversation Club! Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults, Seniors

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 and meet new friends? Come to monthly TAC meetings! New members are welcome! Fun activity to follow at 6:30! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

My Library Matters!
If you are between ages 8 and 11, collaborate with your peers to create a digital media project that advocates for the library's unique place in the community. This event is a special writing workshop. Audience: Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents: Hugo’s Reading Revolution
The Charlotte Hornets present Hugo’s Reading Revolution where children will learn about the joy of reading during a high energy program. Thirty participants will have the opportunity to receive a free book and board the Book Bus. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Present: Heroes Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know Superheroes? Participate in a Scavenger Hunt and learn more about Superheroes. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Summer Reading Social
Enjoying Summer Reading so far? Come participate in literacy-related activities, which may include: scavenger hunts, hands-on technology, and more. This program is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Preteen (10-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Each week will have a different theme! Audience: School Age (5-11)

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Bokashi Composting and Deep Mulch Gardening
Master Gardener Anna Brown will teach the Bokashi method of composting food waste as well as the deep mulch gardening approach which reduces the amount of tilling, weeding, and watering as the garden matures. Audience: Families

Paws to Read
Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Preschool (3-5)

PAWS to Read: Zoey
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot. Audience: School Age (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Watson
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build pre-reading skills and help prepare children for success in school. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Beatties Ford 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, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build prereading skills and help prepare children for success in schools.Please have your child bring a lunch. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald
Join us for an interactive lesson about friendship,anti bullying and cooperation with Ronald McDonald. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
"Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools" Gus the Bus. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Get Set for Kindergarten
Get set for kindergarten with a special visit Gus the Bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Tuesdays at Two
Every Hero Has a Story event--author visit with Dave McDonald, author and illustrator of HAMSTER S.A.M. graphic novels Audience: School Age (5-11)

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Worm Composting for Your Home and Business
Master Gardener Sandra Roork has composted with worms for years. She will describe the worm composting set-up and discuss vermicomposting, the process by which worm composting can reduce organic waste in business and residential settings. Audience: Families

Naturalization, Citizenship, & Voting: Your Questions Answered
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and League of Women Voters explain the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S., plus who can vote in the next election. Come practice on a voting machine. Audience: Adults, Seniors

PAWS to Read: Buster
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Visual Lit Discussion Club
Enjoy visually stimulating literature? Join Main Library on the third Saturday of each month at 2:00 pm. In August, we will be discussing landmark comics! Never tried a graphic novel before? They're more than just comic books! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Naturalization, Citizenship, & Voting: Your Questions Answered
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and League of Women voters explain the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S. and who can vote in the next election. Come practice on a voting machine. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Cypher Circle
Join us for a circle to examine lyricism. Improve lyrical skills through literacy for various forms of musical and poetic art. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Healthy Lawn Care
It is almost time to re-seed the grass, and Master Gardener Margaret Genkins has all sorts of tips about balancing a healthy lawn with a healthy environment to improve both your yard and Mother Earth. Audience: Families

PAWS to Read: Milly
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Puzzle Games
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills with puzzle games such as the Perplexus, Fractiles, and the Rubick's Cube. Audience: Teens (12-18)

PAWS to Read: Ellie
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot. Audience: School Age (5-11)

College 101: Redesigned SAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review
Prepare for college and kick off your SAT prep with a free practice test, featuring the redesigned 2016 SAT exam. After the test, the Princeton Review will email you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Matthews Branch Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
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)

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. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

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

Teen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens 11-18 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Teen Services within the library. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Library e-books: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-3000 to book a 30-minute individual training session on borrowing e-books for your e-reader, 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

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

Writer's Workshop
An open discussion of the art and business of writing short stories, poems, and novels. Critiques are available if copies of the work are provided. The group will meet on the first Saturday of each month. Audience: Adults

Plaza Midwood Study Zone
Teens and Tweens needing to work on homework will be given a place to work and assistance with library resources to help them succeed in school. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Introduction to Homework Help for Kids
Impress your teachers! This class introduces you to websites and online resources with accurate information to research topics for school projects. We will explore some databases and how to cite from them for homework Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Teens (12-18)

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Community Service Project: Bookmarks
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us as we make special bookmarks for individuals in nursing and retirement homes. Audience: Preteen (10-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Uno Tournament
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills with games such as Uno, Mancala, Chess, and Checkers. Prove your Uno prowess in our Uno Tournament as well! Audience: Teens (12-18)

English as a Second Language
Join us for this free course to improve your English language skills. Focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in everyday situations. Classes will be held every other Thursday throughout the fall. Registration is not required. Audience: Adults

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)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Camera and Creative Photo Basics
Learn to operate your camera and explore both the practical and creative capabilities of photography with Veronica V. Hough, fine art photographer. Classes will be held every other Saturday throughout the fall. This series requires preregistration. Audience: Adults

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5 to 10, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer during a 1-on-1 session. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Rookie Science, Jr. (Ages 4-6)
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This program is for children ages 4-6. Registration required. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (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)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This (month) the theme will be (topic or name of activity). Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

E-Learning with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Learn how to take an online class with 4 different services: Universal Class, Lynda.com, Digital Learn, and Goodwill Community Foundation’s gcflearnfree.com. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Homework Study Zone
Drop by the Beatties Ford Regional Library for the Study Zone. Spread out and get some school work done, study for tests, or get homework help or free online tutoring. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Rookie Science (Ages 7-11)
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This program is for children ages 7-11. Registration required. Audience: School Age (5-11)

College 101: Planning for College with Central Piedmont Community College
This session will provide information on the college preparation timeline, differences between high school and college, factors to consider when selecting a college, information about the FAFSA, and an overview of CPCC’s College Connection program. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Blocks and Books
Explore engineering through stories, hands-on educational activities, and manipulatives. Bring your imagination, LEGO blocks provided. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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

Rookie Science
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hand on activities. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Let's Play
Self-directed activities for you and your child. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

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)

Digital Animation
Receive hands-on instruction in digital animation techniques through the use of ReadyANIMATOR equipment and software. Learn how to create animation clips using a variety of tools and materials. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Independence Regional Library 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)

Independence Regional Library Preteen Advisory Council
Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Preteens 10-11 will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve Preteen and Teen Services within the library. Audience: Preteen (10-11)

Community Service Project: Happy Socks and Tie Dye Bandanas!
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us as we create tie dye bandanas to help shelter dogs get noticed during adoption events, and Happy Socks for shelter cats to cuddle with! 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: School Age (5-11)

College 101: (Un)Documented or Not - Planning Your Path to College
This workshop will discuss what you should do each year to prepare for college, including choosing classes, testing, extracurriculars, and college majors. This workshop is designed for high school students and parents. Offered in English and Spanish. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Lieutenant Flipper's Trial
Join us for a dramatization of the life of the first African American man to graduate from West Point and be commissioned as an army officer: Lt. Henry Flipper. Come enjoy the play, original music, and 19th century “Jeopardy” with e-book prizes! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Families

Online Resources for Your Students or Children
If you're a teacher, parent or caregiver, come learn about Library websites and other electronic resources that can extend learning opportunities for your students or children. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second of a two-part series introducing PowerPoint 2013. Previous PowerPoint experience is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Charlotte Knitting Guild
Learn basic knitting techniques and view demonstrations from Davey Greene, a member of the Charlotte Knitting Guild. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yarn and needles if they have them. All skill levels and questions are welcome. Audience: Adults

ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)back to top

El Almuerzo
Learn Advance Spanish by practicing conversations and watching high quality Spanish language learning videos. Audience: Adults

Naturalization, Citizenship, & Voting: Your Questions Answered
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and League of Women Voters explain the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S., plus who can vote in the next election. Come practice on a voting machine. 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

English Conversation Club
Please join us for our new English Conversation Club! Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Curso de computación en español / Computer Basics in Spanish
Introductory computer course in Spanish. Topics covered include computer basics, Word, Internet and Email. Call 704-416-6401 to register. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

English Conversation Club: Global Cafe
Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! 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 storytime in Spanish featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5. Audience: Families

Conversaciones en Ingles/English Conversation Group for Spanish Speakers
Practica escuchar y hablar en Inglés en grupo. No necesitas registrarte. Practice your English speaking speaking skills in a relaxed group environment. No registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

El Almuerzo
Advance Spanish Conversational Hour Audience: Adults

Computacion Para Adultos/ Technology Tutoring in Spanish
Clases individuales en espanol ofrecidas en distintos horarios; incluyendo introducción a la computadora, procesador de palabras, Internet y correo electrónico/ Individual 1 hr sessions in Spanish: computer basics, word processing, internet and email Audience: Adults, Seniors

Naturalization, Citizenship, & Voting: Your Questions Answered
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and League of Women voters explain the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S. and who can vote in the next election. Come practice on a voting machine. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Conversaciones en Ingles (English conversation group for Spanish speakers)
Practica escuchar y hablar en Inglés en grupo. No necesitas registrarte. Practice your English speaking speaking skills in a relaxed group environment. No registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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)

English as a Second Language
Join us for this free course to improve your English language skills. Focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in everyday situations. Classes will be held every other Thursday throughout the fall. Registration is not required. Audience: Adults

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

Exhibitsback to top

Arrowheads & Artifacts: Featuring the Dr. Sam Maloney Collection
The projectile or arrowhead collection of Dr. Sam Maloney is on display in the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room and the Carnegie Gallery at the Main Library now through October 7th. Learn more about the culture of area tribes. Audience: All Ages

Celebrate Carolina Guitarists!
Celebrate Carolina Guitarists now through September 7th. Come and learn about the Piedmont Blues scene, how Pink Floyd got its name, and discover Link Wray creator of the original rumble sound and Arthur Smith inventor of the guitar boogie beat. Audience: All Ages

Pop Potions & Patents: Antique Bottles and Bottlers in Charlotte
Long ago, drug stores sold patent concoctions that claimed to cure... everything. Manufacturers made their own sodas then along came Coca Cola & Pepsi. Enjoy some light history about these in the Carnegie Gallery on the third floor. Audience: All Ages

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog
From June 5 to September 5, the Story Lab at ImaginOn is home to the hands-on exhibit Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, transporting visitors to the homes of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all of the residents of Birdwell Island! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), School Age (5-11)

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: Families

PNC Mobile Learning Adventure
The Mobile Learning Adventure is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while having fun with their children. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Exhibit Program: Jim Goodwin, Ships in Bottles Craftsman
Come meet Jim Goodwin as you learn more about the Ships in Bottles exhibit on display at Steele Creek Library. Goodwin has achieved worldwide fame in his field. His work has appeared in film and on television. Join us for a demo and refreshments. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Gamingback to top

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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: School Age (5-11), Families

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Gaming Tournament
Test your might in an all-out branch tournament against other gamers in DC’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. Fight with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and all the other DC heroes and villains in this contest for fame and prizes. 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: Adults, School Age (5-11), Teens (12-18)

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)

Adult Summer Reading Activity Quiz
Calling all adults ages 18+! Complete the weekly Adult Summer Reading Activity Quiz and be entered into a drawing to win free rental card and a goodie bag full of treats! Thursday Drawings, June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 @ 4:30pm Audience: Adults, Seniors

Learn, Connect, Play: Kinect
Join your friends in playing the Kinect! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Whether you are a beginner interested in learning how to play, or a chess master, join us the first Friday of each month! Facilitated by Mr. Kareem Puranda, Founder of Achieving Success On Purpose, Inc. Register online or call 704-416-4400. Audience: School Age (5-11), Teens (12-18), Adults

Learn, Connect, Play- Videogaming, Board Games
Teens, join us for board and video games! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Gaming Tournament
Test your skills in an all-out branch tournament against other gamers in Mario Kart 8 in this contest for fame and prizes. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play games on the Nintendo Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

Summer Reading Finale: Learn, Connect,Play: Board Games
Grab your friends and come participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition and critical thinking skills. Audience: School age ( 5-11) Audience: Families, Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

Superhero Trivia Night: Villians Edition
Calling all superhero fans! Do you enjoy superhero trivia? Are you a fan of superhero mashups? Come join us for a night of trivia, food, movies, and prizes as we celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading in superhero style! Cosplay encouraged! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Videogames
Put your teamwork and competition skills to practice by participating in playing a videogame. 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: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

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: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play the Wii and X-Box Kinect and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills! Snacks will be provided. 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. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Gaming
Grab your friends and come play games on the Wii or XBOX360 and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play Mario Kart on the Wii U and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills Audience: Teens (12-18)

Wii U Gaming
Join us at Plaza Midwood to relax on this Teacher Workday with video gaming on our Wii U. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Gaming
Grab your friends and come have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Genealogy/Historyback to top

Arrowheads & Artifacts: Featuring the Dr. Sam Maloney Collection
The projectile or arrowhead collection of Dr. Sam Maloney is on display in the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room and the Carnegie Gallery at the Main Library now through October 7th. Learn more about the culture of area tribes. Audience: All Ages

Celebrate Carolina Guitarists!
Celebrate Carolina Guitarists now through September 7th. Come and learn about the Piedmont Blues scene, how Pink Floyd got its name, and discover Link Wray creator of the original rumble sound and Arthur Smith inventor of the guitar boogie beat. Audience: All Ages

Pop Potions & Patents: Antique Bottles and Bottlers in Charlotte
Long ago, drug stores sold patent concoctions that claimed to cure... everything. Manufacturers made their own sodas then along came Coca Cola & Pepsi. Enjoy some light history about these in the Carnegie Gallery on the third floor. Audience: All Ages

Genealogy Research: Finding your Ancestors
Join us on the first Saturday of every month. Learn to trace your roots and family history. Get research tips from an experienced genealogist. Light refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Frame by Frame: Having Some Fun with Film Making
Join Will Davis, UNC-Charlotte film instructor, for an interesting & interactive look at how to make films. Learn how films are developed, including scriptwriting, rehearsing, producing, directing, editing, and marketing. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Country Blues Workshop
Explore Blues music, from the 1920s and 1930s, and hear a special performance from Sidewalk Bob, a member of the Charlotte Blues Society. Audience: Adults

Family History / Genealogy 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

Genealogy workshop
Genealogy workshop supported by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Bring your current project or new project idea for hands assistance in an open and casual environment. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Cotton Mills in the Carolinas: A lasting Legacy
Join Dr. Tom Hanchett from the Levine Museum of the New South as we discuss the history of cotton mills in the Carolina Piedmont and some of the facts and legends regarding the infamous 1929 Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia. Please register for this eve Audience: Adults

Seniors' Coffee Morning
Please join us for our Senior's Coffee Morning. Refreshments will be provided. No registration required. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Lieutenant Flipper's Trial
Join us for a dramatization of the life of the first African American man to graduate from West Point and be commissioned as an army officer: Lt. Henry Flipper. Come enjoy the play, original music, and 19th century “Jeopardy” with e-book prizes! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Families

Health Educationback to top

Couch to 5K: Healthy Living through Reading and Running
A series that will share and discuss motivational short stories and articles while working out with either jogging or walk in a “Couch to 5K” 8 week program series. Audience: Adults, All Ages

Live Longer, Live Smarter: Your Wishes
Give your loved ones clear instructions about what you want them to do, should you need them to act for you. This session discusses important documents you should prepare for them. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Cooking on a Budget
Learn how to prepare tasty meals with an extremely low budget. Review coupons and ingredient measurements and enjoy your dish! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Bokashi Composting and Deep Mulch Gardening
Learn methods to reduce waste and make gardening easy. Bokashi composting allows you to compost food waste for use in your yard and garden. Deep mulch grdening eliminates the need for tilling, weeding and watering. Audience: Adults

AARP Presents: Living Smarter, Living Stronger.
. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Meet the Author: Lucy Daniels, PhD
Join us for a documentary film viewing and book discussion from psychologist Lucy Daniels, author of Walking with Moonshine. Ms. Daniels is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and serves on the board of the Lucy Daniels Center in Raleigh, NC. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Insurance 101
This presentation will cover health insurance basics and is designed for those who are newly insured. Topics include: understanding your policy and bill; how to find an in-network provider; services included for free; and how & when to update plans. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Timothy O'Lenic, M.D.
Timothy O'Lenic is a board certified anesthesiologist and critical care physician. Dr. O'Lenic's book, Breakfast at Timothy's, makes healthy eating (& living!) fun and tasty. Enjoy brunch--then buy his book! 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, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: 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, Seniors

How to Pay for Long Term Care
Join Scott TenBroeck from Elder Care Options for a discussion of the variety of care options and payment sources for older adults. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Education: Health Insurance Basics
Join Legal Services of Southern Piedmont to learn about your health insurance plan. This informative session will help you stay informed of health insurance basics, such as, understanding your new policy, locating an in-network provider, identifying services that are free, understanding your health insurance bill, and knowing when and how to update your plan. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about the Affordable Care Act Audience: Adults, Seniors, Families

Health Education - Diabetes Prevention
Join us to learn about diabetes prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Education: Diabetes Prevention
Join us to learn about diabetes prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Outdoor Survival & Nature Education
Having the correct information to survive in the outdoors is an essential life skill. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will introduce topics like camping, navigation, survival basics, and woodland wildlife recognition. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

AARP Presents: Home Fix
Does your home and community have everything you need to age-in-place? Whether you're planning to stay right where you are or looking for a new home, this workshop helps you see things like never before! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Diabetes Prevention with Carolinas HealthCare System
Join us as Carolinas HealthCare System presents Diabetes Prevention; 24 sessions over a one year period that help you control your health. Develop habits that reduce your chance of Type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Education: Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Health
Living Longer, Living Smarter is a 4-part program. Part One: Your Health: You need to stay healthy if you want to live independently. This session offers tips for assessing health risks, staying healthy, and caring for yourself and a loved one. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Healthy Living in Today's World
Join a registered nurse from Carolinas Medical Center to learn and discuss the basics of nutrition and exercise to start, begin and maintain a healthier life. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health Education: Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Finances
Living Longer, Living Smarter is a 4-part program. Part Two: Your Finances: One of the most important parts of planning for long term care is figuring out how to pay for it. This session will give you an idea of the cost of common options. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Health Education: Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Home and Community
Living Longer, Living Smarter is a 4-part program. Part Three: Your Home and Community: Deciding where you want to live is critical. This session offers advice for staying in your home and explores other options. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Jobs/Careersback to top

Technology Tutors
Sign up for a 30 minute 1-on-1 session to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-0500 to sign up! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Chef David Jenkins
Learn to cook a fun and easy meal or snack while learning important skills for your future! Chef Jenkins graduated from Johnson & Wales University and has experience in the restaurant field. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Computer Basics I
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

Secrets of Behavioral Interviewing
Behavioral (STAR) interviewing is a technique that many employers now use to predict a job applicant's future behavior. Learn from a veteran HR professional how to succeed when faced with this difficult but common style of interviewing. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Resume Review: 1-on-1 Support Session
Need help with your resume or cover letter? Please submit a paper copy to the Job Help Center desk or email an electronic copy to jobhelptutor@gmail.com. Once we've reviewed your resume we'll email or call you to schedule a resume review appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

A Beginner's Guide to Etsy
Learn how to set up an Etsy account on Ebay as well as photograph, post, sell and track your items. Robin Bryan is a certified eBay Education Specialist and Etsy user. Audience: Adults

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, 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

Computer Basics II
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

10 Steps to Your Best Resume
Learn how to create or edit your resume to give you an edge to get the best job. Participants will leave with knowledge of resume essentials and formatting. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Microsoft Excel 2013: Workshop
Join us for a workshop class using Microsoft Excel 2013. Feel free to bring your own Excel spreadsheet to work on, and we will also provide sample exercises for you to work through. Learn more about Excel in an informal collaborative environment. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Microsoft Word Basics I
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

Microsoft Word Basics II
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 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

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

Secrets of a Successful Resume
Find out how to make your resume stand out from the crowd and get you noticed. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Excel 2013 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, Families

Job Search Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a staff member to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter and applying for jobs. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Secrets of Behavioral Interviewing
Behavioral (STAR) interviewing is a technique that many employers now use to predict a job applicant's future behavior. Learn how to succeed when faced with this difficult but common style of interviewing. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Email Basics Clinic
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

Resume Building
Finding work in today’s economy can be very challenging. If you’re an older worker, it is even more difficult. AARP’s resume building workshop focuses on helping older workers navigate these challenges and make the most effective resume. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Excel 2013 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

Career Exploration: Meet a Musician
Join a local musician to learn about the types of education and work experience that will prepare you to work in the music field. Explore a typical work day, as well as the highs and lows of this profession. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Networking Tips for Job Seekers
Discover tips on how to effectively network in order to enhance the chances of getting the job you really want. Audience: Adults

The Secret to Interviewing Successfully
This workshop is designed to reveal the secret to interviewing successfully and will introduce the 4-Step Interview Prep method that will help you prepare effectively for interviews.  Audience: Adults

Microsoft Word 2013 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 PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 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

Resume Building for 50+
Finding work in today’s economy can be very challenging. If you’re an older worker, it is even more difficult. AARP’s resume building workshop focuses on helping older workers navigate these challenges and make the most effective resume. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 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

A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Ebay
Learn how to set up an Ebay account on Ebay as well as photograph, post, sell and track your items. Robin Bryan is a certified eBay Education Specialist and uses PowerPoint created by eBay, supplemented with her personal tips and suggestions. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Movies/Filmsback to top

From Page to Screen: The Tale of Despereaux
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of The Tale of Despereaux. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated G. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Now Showing: Despicable Me 2
Bring your lunch and watch a movie! Popcorn will be served.Rated PG. 98 minutes Due to limited space, groups cannot be accommodated. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Film Making
Join Will Davis, UNC-Charlotte film instructor, for an interactive look at how to make films. Learn how films are developed, including scriptwriting, rehearsing, producing, directing, editing, and marketing. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Now Showing: Animated Movies Honoring Heroes and Heroines
Join us as we show animated movies honoring heroes and heroines. This program is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Into the Woods. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Now Showing: Big Hero 6
Join us for a special showing of Big Hero 6, about the adventures of a young robotics whiz and his tech-savvy friends. This movie is rated PG. Audience: School Age (5-11), Families

Teen Geek Fest
Bring out your inner geek and share your fandom! Come in cosplay (optional) for your favorite characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural, LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime and more! Fun activities and snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Now Showing: Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Join us for a special showing of Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. This movie is rated (PG). Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Families

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Out to Lunch and a Movie
Bring your lunch and a blanket and enjoy a full feature. Popcorn will be provided. Call 704-416-6031 for movie title information. Audience: Families, Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Meet the Author: Lucy Daniels, PhD
Join us for a documentary film viewing and book discussion from psychologist Lucy Daniels, author of Walking with Moonshine. Ms. Daniels is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and serves on the board of the Lucy Daniels Center in Raleigh, NC. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Frame by Frame: Having Some Fun with Film Making
Join Will Davis, UNC-Charlotte film instructor, for an interesting & interactive look at how to make films. Learn how films are developed, including scriptwriting, rehearsing, producing, directing, editing, and marketing. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

From Page to Screen
Join us for another Page to Screen experience! Watch a troubled child summon the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world in the classic film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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: (Run All Night)
Join us for a special showing of (Run All Night), about (a mob hit man and his estranged son as they flee the wrath of a vengeful crime boss). This movie is rated (R). Audience: Adults

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for a movie screening of Million Dollar Arm.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

Now Showing: Walt Disney's 101 Dalmations
Bring your lunch and watch a movie! Popcorn will be served. This movie is rated G. 80 minutes. Due to limited space, groups cannot be accommodated. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

From Page to Screen: Cymbeline
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline . See the story brought to life! . Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Guardians of the Galaxy. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Divergent. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Now Showing: The Mask
Teens, join us for a showing of "The Mask"- This comedy, starring Jim Carey, is based on the comic book series of the same name. One small mask can make a huge difference! Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: American Sniper
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of American Sniper. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated (R). Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen
Join us for another Page to Screen experience! A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world in Disney's The Incredibles. Rated PG. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Comic Strips and Graphic Novels as Literature
Learn to mine subtext that can be used in novels, films and art appreciation and study. Included will be the challenges and benefits of adaptation and how certain cartoonists provide storytelling techniques that differ from cinema or prose fiction. Audience: Adults

From Page to Screen: The Duff
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of The Duff. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From The Page To The Screen:The Indian In The Cupboard
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Lynne Reid Banks The Mystery of the Cupboard. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated (PG). Audience: Teens (12-18), Families

Monday Movies @ Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join us for a movie screening of Finding Forrester. Light refreshments will be provided. 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

Now Showing: Strange Magic
Join us for a special showing of Strange Magic. This movie is rated PG-13. For movie description, please see additional information. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Lillian Hellman, "The Little Foxes"
This month Page to Screen presents: Lillian Hellman, presentation of her life and works, followed by the screen adaptation, 9x Academy Award nominated, "The Little Foxes" starring Bette Davis. Rated PG Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Teen Theater Thursdays: Pitch Perfect
Join us for our Teen Theater Thursdays film series by watching Pitch Perfect. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen:An Afternoon with Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Join us for a Page to Screen experience! Watch a presentation on the life of author Charles Dickens, then stay to watch David Lean's acclaimed 1943 classic, "Great Expectations." Rated: NR Refreshments Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 9/11/2015 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2015 10:00:00 AM

Now Showing: Insurgent
Join us for a special showing of Insurgent, the movie based on the popular YA novel of the same title. This movie is rated PG-13. For a more detailed description, please see other information. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

From Page to Screen: Boxtrolls
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Boxtrolls. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG and runs for 100 minutes. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Families

From The Page To The Screen: MATILDA
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Matilda by Roald Dahl. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated (PG). Audience: Teens (12-18), Families

From Page to Screen:Afternoon with Jane Austen, Sense & Sensibility
Join us for another Page to Screen experience! This month, Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Watch a presentation on Jane Austen, and then stay to watch the 1995 Oscar winner, starring Emma Thompson, and Kate Winslet. Rated PG. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

  • 10/2/2015 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/11/2015 10:00:00 AM

Now Showing: Seventh Son
Join us for a special showing of Seventh Son, the movie based on the young adult series The Last Apprentice, by Joseph Delaney. This movie is rated PG-13. For a more detailed description of the movie, please see other information. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Theater Thursdays: Supernatural
Join us for our Teen Theater Thursdays film series by watching two episodes of the hit tv show Supernatural. This show is rated TV-14. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Watch the Skies! Part 2: Sci Fi Books and Movies, "The War of the Worlds"
Come to Part 2 of Watch the Skies! Tonight we will watch a presentation on the genre of Sci-Fi, its books and famous movies. It will be followed by sci fi thriller, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/15/2015 at 5:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 10/1/2015 10:00:00 AM

Steele Creek Film Club
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. In October, we will be discussing Black or White, with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. Available at branches as a $2 rental, it is rated PG-13. Watch on your own, then come discuss. Audience: Adults

From The Page To The Screen:
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Matilda by Roald Dahl. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated (PG). Audience: Teens (12-18), Families

Multiculturalback to top

End of Summer Reading Celebration
Join us for our End of Summer Reading Celebration! Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy music and entertainment on the blacktop -- all ages welcome! Audience: Families

Naturalization, Citizenship, & Voting: Your Questions Answered
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and League of Women Voters explain the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S., plus who can vote in the next election. Come practice on a voting machine. Audience: Adults

English Conversation Club
Please join us for our new English Conversation Club! Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Naturalization, Citizenship, & Voting: Your Questions Answered
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and League of Women Voters explain the steps to becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S., plus who can vote in the next election. Come practice on a voting machine. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: African Drumming with Thomas Tillman
Learn about African culture through drumming with Thomas Tillman. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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)

CANCELLED, New Date TBA: Adventure Travel on a Shoestring!
Come watch Rory Cummins, Adventure Traveler, as he shares his world tour presentation of exciting places and people, and fascinating cultures. He will show you how to budget and how to plan for some amazing destinations for your own! Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Seniors' Coffee Morning
Please join us for our Senior's Coffee Morning. Refreshments will be provided. No registration required. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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

Cultural Exploration: Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Audience: School Age (5-11)

Music Educationback to top

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: African Drumming with Thomas Tillman
Learn about African culture through drumming with Thomas Tillman. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Country Blues Workshop
Explore Blues music, from the 1920s and 1930s, and hear a special performance from Sidewalk Bob, a member of the Charlotte Blues Society. Audience: Adults

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

Gus the Bus
Rising Kindergartners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools " Gus the Bus". Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Charlotte Mecklenburg Present: Heroes Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know Superheroes? Participate in a Scavenger Hunt and learn more about Superheroes. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Now Showing: Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Join us for a special showing of Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. This movie is rated (PG). Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Families

A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald
Join us for an interactive lesson about friendship,anti bullying and cooperation with Ronald McDonald. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

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, Families

Science,Engineering and Mathback to top

Science Saturday
This month’s book discussion and science activities, led by teen volunteer Matthew, is based on books about the human body. Books will be available at the branch. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Kitchen Chemistry
Learn what it takes to make something delicious during this hands on experiment. What will it be this month? Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Click 'Learn More' for specific information for each date. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Google Maker Camp
Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects while learning STEM skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Rookie Science: Yolks on You!
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Let's get cracking with weird and wacky experiments with eggs! Audience: School Age (5-11)

Robotics: Cubelets
Explore robotics with these building blocks that do not require any prior computer programming experience. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

3D Your Brand
Come learn to conceptualize, design and create a 3D version of your logo. Whether you are the owner of your own company, a performer, an artist, or just curious we will help you design and elevate your brand. Audience: Adults

Idea Box: Upcycled Art
Please join us in creating upcycled art such as decoupage bookends, tin can lanterns, paper jewelry, book folding and other activities that involve the reuse of materials that might otherwise go into the landfill. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Robotics Club: Lecture Series
Join Robotics/Electronics Engineer Dagna Bieda who will host a lecture series on general robotics. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Basic Home Décor Construction
Participants will learn how to plan and create basic items such as window valances, basic window panels, and pillows. Time will be given to discussing appropriate fabrics and notions along with measuring properly for supplies. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Idea Box: 3D Printing 101
Come to Main Library for an orientation on the MakerBot Replicator & LulzBot Mini, the 3D printers in Idea Box. No experience needed. Registration required. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

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

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. [Human Body and Magnet Children's Kits available] Audience: Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Renewable Energy Adventure
In part 1 of a 3-part series on Energy Education, learn about renewable energy and explore solar, wind, hydro, and more with the Renewable Energy Transition Initiative. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Kitchen Chemistry: Honey Buns
Do you love this snack machine staple? Want to learn how to make your own? Join us to make homemade Honey Buns! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

STEM 101: Look Great Naturally
Participate in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or Math puzzles. Join us and learn how to make your own hair gel and lip balm from all natural ingredients! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Robotics with Lego Mindstorms
Whether you love Lego or have an interest in Robotics you will enjoy this program where you will build a Lego robot and program it to do a task. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Outdoor Survival & Nature Education
Having the correct information to survive in the outdoors is an essential life skill. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will introduce topics like camping, navigation, survival basics, and woodland wildlife recognition. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: What's in a Bulb?
In part 2 of a 3-part series, learn about different kinds of light bulbs and explore light with the Renewable Energy Transition Initiative. Participants will find out about the different kinds of light through a hands-on experiment. Audience: School Age (5-11)

STEM 101: Coding
Participate in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or Math puzzles. Learn the basics of coding in this fun and interactive program! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Blocks and Books
Explore engineering through stories, hands-on educational activities, and manipulatives. Bring your imagination, LEGO blocks provided. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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

Watch The Skies! Part 1: Astronomy in Your Backyard
Bring your telescope! Stay to watch the Charlotte Astronomy Club's presentation about being an amateur astronomer, and what to look for in the night sky. Telescopes will be used, bring one if you have one. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/8/2015 at 6:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/24/2015 10:00:00 AM

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Energy Vampire Hunting
In part 3 of a 3-part series, learn about energy vampires, which drain the energy out of our homes, and explore how to be an Energy Vampire Hunter with the Renewable Energy Transition Initiative. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Ectoplasm
Learn the science behind what makes materials glow in the dark while creating your own ectoplasm. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Sensory Programsback to top

Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: All Ages

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

Adult Sensory Storytime
Adult Special Needs: This program offers educational, literacy, and social opportunities for adults of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers through the use of story, music, and movement to engage the participants. Audience: Adults, Adults

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, Families

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

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 Experiences for Teens
Come join us for a fun, interactive program for 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: Teens (12-18)

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

End of Summer Reading Celebration
Join us for our End of Summer Reading Celebration! Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy music and entertainment on the blacktop -- all ages welcome! Audience: Families

Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Environmental Heroes
Learn about and explore how to be an environmental hero in your neighborhood and own backyard. Learn how to attract and care for birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles, plus more! Presented by Sandy McGarah, the Nature Lady. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Basic Home Décor Construction
Participants will learn how to plan and create basic items such as window valances, basic window panels, and pillows. Time will be given to discussing appropriate fabrics and notions along with measuring properly for supplies. Audience: Adults

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: NASA Space Program
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This program is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Terrific Tuesday: Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory
Come enjoy the shadow puppet talents of Matt Sandbank! The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard” follows a crew of pirates on their search for buried treasure. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Families

American Heritage with The Nature Lady
Want to learn about what life was like for children who grew up in Colonial America? Join us for an afternoon of historical fun with The Nature Lady. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Chef David Jenkins
Learn to cook a fun and easy meal or snack while learning important skills for your future! Chef Jenkins graduated from Johnson & Wales University and has experience in the restaurant field. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Get Set for Kindergarten (Rising K's only)
This program is FULL. We are no longer taking registration for this event. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Social
Summer is sweet! Join us as we share the history of ice cream through great books, fun activities and a sweet treat. Registration is required. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Parks and Recreation - Reptiles!
Learn about North Carolina reptiles with experts from McDowell Nature Center. Audience: School Age (5-11), Families

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ronald McDonald
Every hero has a story, and every hero is probably active. So join us as we "Go Active with Ronald McDonald." This program will teach children the importance of physical activity and how to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: African Drumming with Thomas Tillman
Learn about African culture through drumming with Thomas Tillman. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teen Summer Volunteer Performance
Enjoy a performance by the Matthews Teen Summer Volunteers. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Secrets of Behavioral Interviewing
Behavioral (STAR) interviewing is a technique that many employers now use to predict a job applicant's future behavior. Learn from a veteran HR professional how to succeed when faced with this difficult but common style of interviewing. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents: Hugo’s Reading Revolution
The Charlotte Hornets present Hugo’s Reading Revolution where children will learn about the joy of reading during a high energy program. Thirty participants will have the opportunity to receive a free book and board the Book Bus. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents:Zelnik the Magician (ages 6-11)
Join the amazing Magic-Man as he seeks his superhero sidekick, the amazing Bassett Hound, Magic-Dog! No registration required. See LEARN MORE. Audience: School Age (5-11)

CML Presents: The NC Storyteller's Guild
Come join us for an amazing storytelling program with the NC Storyteller's Guild! Audience: School Age (5-11), Families

Frame by Frame: Having Some Fun with Film Making
Join Will Davis, UNC-Charlotte film instructor, for an interesting & interactive look at how to make films. Learn how films are developed, including scriptwriting, rehearsing, producing, directing, editing, and marketing. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Basic Home Décor Construction
Participants will learn how to plan and create basic items such as window valances, basic window panels, and pillows. Time will be given to discussing appropriate fabrics and notions along with measuring properly for supplies. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Traveling Through Latin America with Music
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music via the acoustic performances of Café Amaretto Duo: Ana Lucia Divins (Singer) and Carlos Crespo (Guitar). Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Heroes Versus Villains Finale Party
Celebrate Summer Reading like a superhero or supervillain! Challenge other teens in exciting games and activities to find out who rules in the library - heroes or villains. Costumes welcome! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Every Hero Has A Story: Party Like A Superhero!
Let's celebrate the end of summer reading with some fun games and super sundaes! Registration begins July 28. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Fun Summer Adventures
This program is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Terrific Tuesday: The Balloon Lady
Donna Pruett’s entertaining program includes award winning balloon creations, music, storytelling, and engaging magic tricks that appeal to children of all ages. You’ll be amazed by what she can create with just balloons and a bit of imagination. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11), Families

Preteen Scene: Battle of the Series
If you are between the ages of 8 and 11, join us for books and literacy activities that help improve your critical thinking skills. Battle it out with other kids in a game of book trivia. Audience: Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

Teen Summer Reading Program Finale- Mystery Program
Join us at the Matthews Branch Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Who would want the popular varsity soccer star... dead? If you would like to help solve the crime, sign up for this mystery program. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Morrison Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Come make an ice cream sundae and collect your final prizes! Audience: School Age (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Families

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: 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, Seniors

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Matthews Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Audience: School Age (5-11)

  • 8/12/2015 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/5/2015 10:00:00 AM

10 Steps to Your Best Resume
Learn how to create or edit your resume to give you an edge to get the best job. Participants will leave with knowledge of resume essentials and formatting. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Summer Reading Finale: Learn, Connect,Play: Board Games
Grab your friends and come participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition and critical thinking skills. Audience: School age ( 5-11) Audience: Families, Preteen (10-11), School Age (5-11)

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare for success in school. They will learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Summer Reading Finale
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with your friends at our finale party! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Summer Reading Finale
Join us at Mint Hill Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Woodcarving
This program is focused on promoting the art of Woodcarving. 3-4 Charlotte Woodcarvers Club members will be displaying carvings, demonstrating carving and discussing woodcarving, the Charlotte Woodcarver Club and their Annual Showcase. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Independence Regional Library as we wrap up this year's Summer Reading Program and celebrate our readers. There will be an ice cream social and time to play board games. Audience: School Age (5-11), Families

Journey to Financial Security - Credit Reports and Scores
Understand the use of credit reports, the process for obtaining and interpreting your report, and how to take action to report errors. Learn how credit scores are calculated and how to improve your score. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Superhero Trivia Night: Villians Edition
Calling all superhero fans! Do you enjoy superhero trivia? Are you a fan of superhero mashups? Come join us for a night of trivia, food, movies, and prizes as we celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading in superhero style! Cosplay encouraged! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Silent Images
Learn about and explore local and global images with David Johnson, founder of Silent Images. Silent Images, a Matthews-based nonprofit, exists to tell untold stories of hope in the midst of injustice. David's goal is to educate and to inspire us to take action. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

CANCELLED, New Date TBA: Adventure Travel on a Shoestring!
Come watch Rory Cummins, Adventure Traveler, as he shares his world tour presentation of exciting places and people, and fascinating cultures. He will show you how to budget and how to plan for some amazing destinations for your own! Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Friends Council Pop-Up Book Sale at Plaza Midwood
Join the Friends Council, a grassroots fundraising and advocacy group of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, for a Pop-Up Book Sale Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Plaza Midwood Library from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Proceeds support the Library. Audience: All Ages, Adults, Families

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: Families

Summer Reading Finale!
Come celebrate Summer Reading 2015 with Ice Cream and Pizza. Audience: All Ages, Families

Teen Summer Reading Finale: Laser Tag
Join us at Mint Hill Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our teen readers. Participants will get a chance to play laser tag inside the library! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Local Heroes
Come and share stories with our friends from Habitat for Humanity. There will be fun, laughs and literacy activites! Call 704-416-3800 for further details. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Superhero Showdown
Do you believe in the dark knight? Are you partial to Cap and his shield? Come joust verbally for your favorite superhero in a debate! The person the judges pick as a winner will win a "Super Prize". Refreshments will be served. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Special Guest Event: Scott Fowler, Sports Columnist for The Charlotte Observer
Kickoff your Fall Season of Reading & Football with The Charlotte Observer's Sports Columnist, Scott Fowler. View a Carolina Panthers' slideshow. Scott will discuss and sign his book, 100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Families

Meet the Author: Cheris Hodges
Join author Cheris Hodges to discuss her journey into becoming an author and to listen to excerpts from her recent book Rumor Has It. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Plaza Midwood Library Anniversary Celebration
The entire community is invited to come celebrate Plaza Midwood Library's 20th anniversary! Enjoy free programs and refreshments for the whole family. The Plaza Family Band performs at 11:30 and the Mike Strauss Band performs for adults at 6:00 p.m. Audience: All Ages

PNC Mobile Learning Adventure
The Mobile Learning Adventure is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while having fun with their children. Audience: Families

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, Families

CML Presents: The Millennial Meetup
Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month for an after hours program for millennial adults in their 20s and 30s. Audience: Adults

Watch The Skies! Part 1: Astronomy in Your Backyard
Bring your telescope! Stay to watch the Charlotte Astronomy Club's presentation about being an amateur astronomer, and what to look for in the night sky. Telescopes will be used, bring one if you have one. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/8/2015 at 6:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/24/2015 10:00:00 AM

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Lieutenant Flipper's Trial
Join us for a dramatization of the life of the first African American man to graduate from West Point and be commissioned as an army officer: Lt. Henry Flipper. Come enjoy the play, original music, and 19th century “Jeopardy” with e-book prizes! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Families

Storytimeback to top

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: Families

Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Families, School Age (5-11), 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. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Families

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: Families

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), Families

Two Time Storytime
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)

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: All Ages

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)

Baby Storytime
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
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)

tiny tots
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)

Super Heroes 1 Midwood Style
Grades 1-5 students come join us weekly at 1 pm beginning Monday,June 29th for seven weeks of "Superheroes" with help from our reading friends. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

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)

Super Heroes 2 Midwood Style
Prek-K grade students come join us weekly at 2 pm beginning Monday, June 29 for seven weeks of "Superheroes" with help from our reading friends. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Pre-school Story Time
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. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Tiny Tots Storytime
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)

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.For ages birth to 5 years. Audience: Families

Family Summer Storytime
Children and caregivers enjoy stories,songs,and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Audience: Families

Gus the Bus
Rising Kindergartners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools " Gus the Bus". Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Toddler Stortime
Toddlers discover the fun of books,participate in music & movement activities. Registration required 15min.prior to program limit 25(including siblings) 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: Families

Listen and Move (Thursdays 11:15am) Ages 2 to 5
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills. This is a completely interactive, on-your-feet based event. Please see LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Families

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)

Terrific Tuesday: Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory
Come enjoy the shadow puppet talents of Matt Sandbank! The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard” follows a crew of pirates on their search for buried treasure. Audience: School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11), Families

Get Set for Kindergarten (Rising K's only)
This program is FULL. We are no longer taking registration for this event. Audience: School Age (5-11)

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: Families

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)

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

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 storytime in Spanish featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5. Audience: Families

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

Family Storytime for Groups
Small groups, such as day-care providers, visit the library to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in children. Audience: Families

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)

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)

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. Audience: Families

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: Families

Family Storytime: Listen and Move
Children & parents will participate in stories, songs & movement activities that build gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read & write. Stories included in this high-energy storytime will focus on healthy living. Audience: Families

Preschool Time: Fun Days Fridays (ages 3-5)
Engage with your preschoolers as you explore books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. No registration is required. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten
Rising kindergartners participate in stories and activities that build prereading skills and help prepare children for success in schools.Please have your child bring a lunch. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

Pre-school Story Time
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)

A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald
Join us for an interactive lesson about friendship,anti bullying and cooperation with Ronald McDonald. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

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)

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
"Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools" Gus the Bus. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11)

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: Families

Tiny Tots Storytime
Toddlers and babies 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), Babies (0-17 months)

Family Storytime: Listen and Move: Family Dance Party
Children and parents will participate in songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills. This is a completely interactive, on-your-feet based event. Bring your workout clothes because we’ll be moving the whole time! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This summer the theme will be Everyday Heroes. Audience: Preschool (3-5), School Age (5-11), Preteen (10-11)

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. They will also learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare for success in school. They will learn about bus safety through a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus. This is part of Children's Summer Reading 2015. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Summer Reading Finale!
Come celebrate Summer Reading 2015 with Ice Cream and Pizza. Audience: All Ages, Families

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)

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)

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: Pajama Party
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: Families

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: Families, Preschool (3-5), 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: Families

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), Families

Tiny Tots Story time
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Families

Family Storytime
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: Families, Preschool (3-5), 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)

Baby Storytime(CANCELLED FOR EARLY VOTING)
CANCELLED 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), Families

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. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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