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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 8/22/2014 to 11/20/2014.

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Independence 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)

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

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

Sugar Creek 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)

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

Steele Creek Library's Tween Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month the theme will be What Are You Hungry For? Each child will create a hand decorated plate to take home. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September and October to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Teens will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Teens (12-18)

American Girl Book Club (ages 8 to 11)
An American Girl Book club for children ages 8 to 11. Participants will discuss and share opinions on this month’s selected American Girl. Registration is required for this event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Preteens will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month the theme will be Frightening Phalanges. Each child will create a hand crafted bag in the shape of a hand. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Teen Book Club: Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Documenting Your Family: Photography Class
Coming Soon Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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2014 End of Summer Book Sale Blowout
Standard book sale pricing, but we are expanding the sales area. Rows of children's picture books, adult and teen books, and audio video materials. Everything must go. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

End of Summer Book Sale!
The book sale area at Mountain Island Library is overflowing! Help us clear our backlog and support your library. Items are mostly adult nonfiction. Fill a grocery-sized bag for $2! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Friends Council Pop-Up Book Sale at Independence Regional Anniversary Celebratio
Join the Library Foundation’s Friends Council for a Pop-Up Book Sale Thursday, September 4 from 10- a.m.-2 p.m. The Pop-Up Book Sale is a smaller, mobile version of the Friends’ annual book sale. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

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Banned Books Week
Details to come. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

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

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:30 am. This group reads books on the top 100 favorite books list from the BBC. In August we will be discussing Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

Saturday Afternoon Book Club
Join us every other Saturday for an easy going book club where we read everything from classic to contemporary fiction. Re-discover the joy of reading. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Adult Sensory Program
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

The Women Writers Book Club
Please join us for the new book club in which we explore some of the greatest of women writers in popular literature. This month: "I Am Mallala" by Malala Yousafzai. Men and women welcome! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Adult Writer's Group
Join us writers of all skill levels. We will explore the writing process, how to get published, effective marketing, networking and much more. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. This program is presented by the Queen City Writer's Group Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Downton Abbey
Drop in and explore the world of Downton Abbey through a variety of games & activities. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: boys in grades 2-5. Come and join us for fun times, good laughs and great conversation as we discuss the second part of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Book Club: The Literati
We will read and discuss a new book each month. The book to be discussed this month How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. New members welcome! Snacks will be served! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Mystery Book Club
This month's selection is Ripper by Isabel Allende. New members are welcome! 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

Murder by the Book
This month we will be discussing The Blackhouse by Peter May, a murder mystery set in Scotland's Outer Hebrides islands. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

Book Talk: Title Swap for Twenties and Thirties, or "TNT"
Looking to learn about great new books without having the commitment of a book club? Join us for a Title Swap for Twenty and Thirty somethings, or “TNT”. Share something you are reading now, such as a favorite book or author, in an informal setting. A selection of books will be available for check out. Light refreshments will be provided. (This program is intended for 18-35 year olds.) Audience: Adults

From Page to Screen, An Afternoon With John Grisham
Join us! We will watch a presentation on the life & works of famed author, John Grisham (NOT in person)followed by the film adaptation of his best-selling book,"The Client," with Academy-nominees Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones(PG-13) Refreshments Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Book Club
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00p for a lively book discussion. This month we will discuss Serena by Ron Rash. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Samantha! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This month the theme will be rockets. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Book Ends Book Club
This week the discussion will be about The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy. This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

Library Instruction and Tours
September is Library Card sign-up month. Take a guided tour of Sugar Creek Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Sign-up for a Library Card and enjoy Library activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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. We will discuss Afternoon on the Amazon. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Inspired to Read Book Club
Book discussion of Walk a Straight Line by Michelle Lindo-Rice. Light refreshments provided. For more information please call 704-416-3000. Audience: Adults, Adults

Literacy Activities
participate in a variety of self-directed activities that support the five literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy Sugar Creeks Chocolate Factory. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8 to 11. Registration is Required. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Join us as trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12 for all homework topics. Get the help you need to excel. Tutoring is provided every Monday that CMS is in session. No registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Led by a staff member. Audience: Adults

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In September we will be discussing Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Audience: Adults

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

Read-A-Book
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age children. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12. Tutoring is provided every Tuesday that CMS is in session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Teen Book Club
Join us the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss the selection of the month over snacks. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. The September title is Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Club de Lectura en Espanol
Usted podrá participar en español del club de lectura y disfrutar de libros escritos por autores reconocidos. Profesores de Queens University moderarán la discusión. Los libros se encuentran en la biblioteca de Morrison. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Nancy Stancill
Meet the Author Audience: Adults, Seniors

Pre-School Story Time: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Creating With Books: The Story of Salt
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore the historical importance of salt and its place in art and literature, including creating salt paintings. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Steele Creek Library's Tween Book Club
Join us on Thursday September 11th at 4:30 p.m. to discuss Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. The book discussion will be followed by a fun book related activity. Snacks provided. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Teen Book Club: Special discussion of The Fault in Our Stars
Join us as we discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A limited number of copies are available at the branch for this book group. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Mountain Island Teen Writers' Club!
Be a Teen Book Reviewer for the Mountain Island Library! You pick the book, read it, then write a review using our pre-set format. Pick your own pen name! Your writing will be displayed in the teen area! Community service eligible. Audience: Teens (12-18)

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this new book discussion group. In September we will be discussing "RASL" by Jeff Smith. 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 our library shelves. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Teen Writers' Club
Share writing projects, ideas, and critiques to help each other become better writers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of (5-11), increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

Independence Writers Group Presents: Columbian American Author Kurma Murrain
Meet Columbian American writer & poet, Kurma Murrain, author of In the Prism of Your Soulin English/Spanish. Learn about her writing process, inspiration & career path. Stay for the writers’group session to get feedback on your own work 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 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. Audience: Adults

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

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8-11. Registration required. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

  • 9/13/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Meet the Author: Bob Rogers
Celebrate reading and meet Bob Rogers, author of The Laced Chameleon and other books for adults. Learn about his writing process, inspiration and career path. Q&A will follow. Copies of Mr. Roger’s latest book will be available for sale. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Chapter 3 Book Club: Suite Francais
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm. In September, we will be discussing Suite Francais by Irene Nemirovsky. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Preteen Book Club
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm as we discuss the selected book of the month. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Busy Mommy Book Club
Join us on the third Tuesday evening of each month to meet other local mothers, discuss parenting, activities, and probably a book. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Book Ends Book Club
The discussion this week will be about the novel The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland. This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Poetry and Pancakes
Share original poetry or bring something from a favorite poet to read in exchange for a pancake. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Come celebrate your freedom to read at Sugar Creek Library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Davidson Kids Book Club
Join us for the first meeting of the school year! Book club participants will pick up their first book at this meeting. For 2nd- 4th graders. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Banned Books Week : Create Your Own Bookcover
Drop in to create your own bookcover or bookmark with various art supplies. Discuss banned books and mingle with fellow creative minds. Bookcovers will be displayed the following week. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about books with great female characters. This month’s book is Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For ages 7-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Magic Tree House Book Club
Join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:00 to discuss the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. During this meeting, we will discuss Sunset of the Sabertooth. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Steele Creek Library's Teen Book Club
Join us on Thursday September 18th at 5:00 p.m. for a discussion of the book The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. We will then be watching the movie based upon the book. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Antonia Fraser: Marie Antoinette"
A Page to Screen experience! This month we will watch a presentation on the life & works of Antonia Fraser, then stay to watch the film adaptation, "Marie Antoinette" starring Norma Shearer in her Academy Award winning role (PG). Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 9/19/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Between the Covers Book Club
Please join us for lively discussion of our current fiction title, The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Light refreshments provided. Please register online or call the branch at 704-416-6400. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Three Models of Modern Book Publishing: Which one is for you?
Louis Smith, local author and architect, will present the electronic, traditional & hybrid models of modern publishing. Learn what each model's primary characteristics are, what each requires of the author, & what kinds of books best suit each model. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Ronald Hoover
Celebrate reading and meet Ronald Hoover, author of Queen City and Certified Diva for adults. Learn about Ronald Hoover's writing process, inspiration and career path. Q & A will follow. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Teen/YA book club
Join us for a monthly young adult book club featuring a variety of appealing and popular fiction titles. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information and reading list, call 704-416-6400. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Banned Books Week!
Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014 by reading a Banned Book or participating in an activity! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Literacy Activity: Hobbit Day
Happy Hobbits Day! Celebrate Bilbo and Frodo's birthday with us and make your own pair of hobbit ears. Activity will be available as long as supplies last. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Elementary (5-11)

Banned Books Week Program
Join us as we celebrate our freedom to read during this special edition Banned Books Week program. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Come celebrate your freedom to read at West Boulevard. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 5pm. In September, we will be discussing Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, in honor of Banned Book Week 2014. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, and biography. This month's selection is Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Afternoon Adventures: Ereaders for Kids
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month the theme will be how to get ebooks and eaudio books for kids! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

What Do I Read Now?
You read it, you liked it, NOW what do you read? Join us to talk about and learn about other books and series that you'll love. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. Audience: Adults

Murder by the Book
This month we will be discussing Hit Me by Lawrence Block, the fifth novel to feature the character called Keller. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September and October to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Tween Book Talk: Banned Books
Looking for a great book to read that's been on the Banned Book list? Learn about new and classic titles and authors, as well as online resources to help you discover more fantastic reads. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Banned Books Week: Teen Program
Celebrate the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment at the Mountain Island Library during Banned Books Week September 21 - 27, 2014. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Banned Books Week
More details to come. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Meet the Author: Karon Luddy
Meet the author Audience: Adults, Seniors

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:30 am. This group reads books on the top 100 favorite books list from the BBC. In September we will be discussing 'The Body' from the short story collection Different Seasons by Stephen King. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Teens will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Teens (12-18)

American Girl Book Club (ages 8 to 11)
An American Girl Book club for children ages 8 to 11. Participants will discuss and share opinions on this month’s selected American Girl. Registration is required for this event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Boys Will Be Boys
Attention Boys ages 7 thru 11, join us for a discussion about three classic fairy tales that are told in a twisted style. This month's book is titled "Twisted Tales". Registration is NOT required. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Kids will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Library eBooks 1 - on - 1 Support
Call 704-416-7400 or register online at cmlibrary.org/programs 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, checkout and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Mystery Book Club
This month's selection is An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris. New members are welcome! Audience: Adults

Book Ends Book Club
This week we will discuss Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe. This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. 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: Elementary (5-11)

So, You Have a Book Club-Now What?
Come learn about some of the Library resources and websites that can help you lead a successful book club. Audience: Adults, Seniors

American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Caroline! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Creating With Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Inspired to Read Book Club
Book discussion of Forever an X by Victoria Christopher Murray. Light refreshments provided. For more information please call 704-416-3000. Audience: Adults, Adults

Watch the Skies! Book Discussion-H.G. Wells' " The Time Machine"
Please join us for another Adult/Teen book discussion! This is the 1st part of a 2-part series: book discussion-The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Read the book, come to the lively discussion! Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/9/2014 at 6:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us for this lively look at Hispanic culture in the arts. See how this culture has added a wonderful dynamic to our way of life! Watch a presentation about Hispanic literature, then stay to watch the movie, "Bless Me, Ultima." Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/10/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Lit Lite
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 300 pages. We meet the second Saturday of each month. This month's selection is The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. Audience: Adults

Celebrate Teen Read Week: Turn Dreams into Reality
Celebrate Teen Read Week, October 12-18th, and Turn Dreams into Reality. During open hours, ask about a special activity! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Led by a staff member. Audience: Adults

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In October we will be discussing The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Audience: Adults

Digital Petting Zoo
Learn how your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cad can open up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience with today's hottest technology gadgets, including Smartphones, Tablets (Android and iPad), and more using the library's digital content. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Teen Book Club
Join us the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss the selection of the month over snacks. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. The October selection is The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Teen Read Week
Join us in celebrating Teen Read Week! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Magic Tree House Book Club
Join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:00 to discuss book Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Read Week
Celebrate Teen Read Week by engaging with books at your library and reading for the fun of it. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Watch the Skies! The Movie: "The Time Machine"
Join us for the 2nd part of our Watch the Skies series! We will watch the popular 1960 film, 'The Time Machine" starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux (rated-PG). Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

  • 10/16/2014 at 5:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Between the Covers Book Club
Please join us for lively discussion of our current fiction title, The Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter. Light refreshments provided. Please register online or call the branch at 704-416-6400. Audience: Adults, Seniors

The Women Writers Book Club
Join us for this new book where we will read and discuss great women writers of popular literature. This month: "Book of Ages" by Jill Lapore. Men and women welcome! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 5pm. In October, we will be discussing The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Chapter 3 Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm. The October book club selection is TBA. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Murder by the Book
This month we will discuss The Crime of Julian Wells by Thomas H. Cook, a mystery thriller that spans three continents. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Favorite Books Book Club
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:30 am. This group reads books on the top 100 favorite books list from the BBC. In June we will be discussing The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, and biography. This month's selection TBD. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Afternoon Adventures: ReadyAnimator
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month, we will be creating short spooky movies using ReadyAnimator! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: All boys in grades 2-5. Come and join us for fun times, good laughs and great conversation as we discuss Brian Selznick's "The Boy With a Thousand Faces". Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Book Club: The Literati
TBA Audience: Teens (12-18)

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading March Madness by Caroline Cousins. Audience: Adults

Mystery Book Club
This month's selection is The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan. New members are welcome! Audience: Adults

Read-Aloud Tales Around the Campfire
Bring your most thrilling tale to share with an audience. Contemporary and traditional tales are welcome. Story length should not exceed two pages. Teens ages 12-18 are welcome as storytellers or listeners. Food, drink and spooky atmosphere provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Book Club: Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle
Join us on the first Monday of the month. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. Audience: Teens (12-18)

American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Josephina! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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 Pleasure Was Mine by Tommy Hayes. Audience: Adults

Books & Banter Book Club
Join the Books & Banter Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In November we will be discussing The Dinner by Herman Koch. Audience: Adults

Teen Book Club
Join us the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss the selection of the month over snacks. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. The selection for November is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Verse & Vino
The signature fundraising event in the Charlotte region that engages readers, community leaders, and Library supporters for an entertaining evening of verse, vino, and great company to benefit an educational pillar in our community: The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Verse & Vino will feature five New York Times bestselling authors. Audience: Adults

Spanish Book Club
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Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 5pm. In November, we will be discussing The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We usually meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, and biography. This month's selection is TBD. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Chapter 3 Book Club
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm. The November book club selection is TBA. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private grantmakers for your nonprofit. Please phone 704-416-0128 or email ltowery@cmlibrary.org with questions or to register. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Show More, Sell More: Product Photography
Must you spend more money to make more money? Take this class and learn how to use your camera to take quality photos of your merchandise without spending a lot of money. Bring your digital camera or smartphone and practice in class. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Financial Planning Workshop
Join us for a Money Smart Workshop hosted by Woodforest Bank. These classes will focus on banking, budget tips, credit and loans. Audience: Adults

Starting & Growing Your Small Business
This introductory workshop focuses on testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Presented by Louis Cunningham, volunteer from SCORE, a nonprofit helping small businesses get started, grow and succeed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

APR Financial Group
Educational Seminar Audience:

CharlotteSaves: Build Wealth, Not Debt
Learn strategies for effective budgeting, raising income, lowering expenses, obtaining & understanding a free credit report, and improving your credit score. Audience: Adults

Financial Literacy Workshop: Budgeting & Saving
Learn essential strategies for effective budgeting. As well as dozens of tips for raising income and lowering expenses. Workshop provided by CharlotteSaves, a financial education program run by Alliance Credit. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Back to Basics: Business Organization and Recordkeeping – What You Need to Know
Learn about sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations; the importance of record keeping and how long to keep items. Get an overview of tax responsibilities as a small business, NC tax updates and changes to the state withholding requirements. Audience: Adults, Seniors

IRS Small Business Workshop:Employment Taxes and Business Expenses
Gwen Moore, tax specialist,will explain the difference between a sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation; the importance of record keeping; and what you should keep and for how long. Get an overview of tax responsibilities for a small business. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: Working with SCORE
This introductory workshop focuses on testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Presented by a volunteer from SCORE, a nonprofit helping small businesses get started, grow and succeed. Audience: Adults

AARP Financial Literacy
Join us as AARP leads these interactive sessions that are designed to help you build habits that can improve your financial situation. Registration is required. You may register for a single session of this course, but attendance at all is best. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Credit Reports and Credit 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. Sponsored by Money Management International, a nonprofit financial counseling and education firm, and led by Marc Morris, a retired financial professional with experience in investment management, financial planning and taxes. Registration preferred but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Starting & Growing Your Small Business: Your Library & SCORE
This workshop focuses on testing your business idea & identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Hear about free SCORE support services & library resources for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, & more Audience: Adults, Seniors

Setting Financial Goals and Managing Income and Expenses
Set meaningful financial goals for yourself and develop a budget to help you achieve those goals. Learn more about your financial values and money personality and how they impact your spending habits. Sponsored by Money Management International, a nonprofit financial counseling and education firm, and led by Marc Morris, a retired financial professional with experience in investment management, financial planning and taxes. Registration preferred but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Back to Basics: Business Organization and Recordkeeping – What You Need to Know
Learn about filing requirements as they relate to various business structures. Find out what expenses may be deducted. Learn to define independent contractors vs. employees and the importance of knowing the difference when hiring and filing taxes. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Financial Literacy Workshop: Credit Education
Join us for a two part series on learning how to manage your money. CharlotteSaves, a financial education program run by Alliance Credit Counseling, provides learning opportunities around the basics of finance, saving, credit, and other basic services. Audience: Adults

IRS Small Business Workshop: Employment Taxes and Business Expenses
Gwen Moore, tax specialist, will discuss the filing requirements as they relate to business organizations, including sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations. Also learn how some business expenses may be deducted during course of business. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Three Models of Modern Book Publishing: Which one is for you?
Louis Smith, local author and architect, will present the electronic, traditional & hybrid models of modern publishing. Learn what each model's primary characteristics are, what each requires of the author, & what kinds of books best suit each model. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Setting Up Your Books: Taxes and Record Keeping
Learn basic steps toward creating a manageable record keeping system for the efficiency that can mean a big difference to your bottom line. Register by calling 704-330-4223. Audience: Adults

Developing Your Business Funding Proposal
Learn to develop a business funding proposal. Presented by a volunteer from SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses in the United States get started, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentor ship. Audience: Adults

Resume Building with AARP
Join us as skilled presenters from AARP give valuable tips and insight into developing an outstanding resume as an older adult. Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so it stands out from the crowd. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Financial Literacy Workshop
Join us for a Money Smart Workshop hosted by Woodforest Bank. These classes will focus on banking, budget tips, credit and loans. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business-#1
This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Registration requested. Click on "Learn More" for the registration link. Audience: Adults

Financial Literacy Workshop: Credit Education
Find out why you need to know what's on your credit report, and how to obtain them freely and safely. Also learn the secret of credit scoring, and solid strategies for building or rebuilding good credit. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Art of the Scam
Learn about why scams and fraud happen, who the likely victims are, common types of scams and how to minimize the risk of becoming a victim. Sponsored by Money Management International, a nonprofit financial counseling and education firm, and led by Marc Morris, a retired financial professional with experience in investment management, financial planning and taxes. Registration preferred but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Protect Yourself: Identity Theft
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, with approximately 300,000 North Carolinians victimized annually. Come learn how to protect your good name and take action against identity thieves. Sponsored by Money Management International, a nonprofit financial counseling and education firm, and led by Marc Morris, a retired financial professional with experience in investment management, financial planning and taxes. Registration preferred but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

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

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

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

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

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a staff member to help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-7400 or register at cmlibrary.org/programs to schedule an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Show More, Sell More: Product Photography
Must you spend more money to make more money? Take this class and learn how to use your camera to take quality photos of your merchandise without spending a lot of money. Bring your digital camera or smartphone and practice in class. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

One on One Computer Training
This is a one-on-one session to assist the patron with developing computer skills. From setting up an email adress to more complex requests, this class will be determined by the patron's needs. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Basics
Learn how to access, navigate, and print from a website. Get basic techniques for web searching and Internet safety. Experience with a computer mouse and keyboard is needed, but prior knowledge of the Internet is not. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

Email Basics
Learn how to read, create and send e-mail using one of the free e-mail providers. 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

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

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

Computer Basics
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

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

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

Excel Basics
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 07. Designed for adults with basic computer skills and familiarity with Word. Registration is required. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

Computer Basics: For the Beginning Student
Are you a 'newbie' at the computer? Or have you been feeling frustrated with learning the basics of how a computer works? Then join this class designed especially for the beginning student . Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

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: Preteen (8-11)

Edit Digital Audio with Audacity
Learn how to create, edit, and mix music and podcasts using Audacity, an open source digital audio editor. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Vietnamese Tech-Tutoring
Hổ trợ máy tính one-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

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

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Designed for adults who have mastered basic computer skills. It is strongly recommended that you take Word Basics before taking this class. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Introduction to Homework Help
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: Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Technology Tutor
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a staff member to help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Call 704-416-7400 or register at cmlibrary.org/programs to schedule an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Internet Basics: Take A Tour in Cyberspace!
This class focuses on what the Internet, how it works, and why you should use it. We will learn hyperlinks, using search engines, multi-media, introduction to new & exciting websites, and more...! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 9/18/2014 at 10:00 AM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

Gmail 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

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

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

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics
In this introductory workshop, learn to create, edit and save 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

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

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

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

Clases de Computacion en Español
This is a one on one computer class that is held in our branch in Spanish every Friday at 10:00 amm. Attendees will learn according to their own pace and interest. Audience: Adults

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

Email Basics Using Gmail
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

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

Library eBooks 1 - on - 1 Support
Call 704-416-7400 or register online at cmlibrary.org/programs 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, checkout and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

Computer Basics for Kids
Get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for preteens. Learn the basic parts of a computer and how to use them. Also includes a basic introduction to the Windows Operating System. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn Basics
Learn about using LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting the job you really want. Bring a resume saved on a removable flash drive or in an e-mail if you would like to create a LinkedIn account. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basic
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

Microsoft Word Basics for Kids
Want to use this powerful program to type letters and school papers? Come learn how to create, edit and save documents in Microsoft Word 2007. This class is for preteens with basic computer skills but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Digital Petting Zoo
Learn how your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cad can open up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience with today's hottest technology gadgets, including Smartphones, Tablets (Android and iPad), and more using the library's digital content. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Word Basics Part I
Learn how to create, edit, and save a Word 2007 document. This is the first of a two-part series. This class is designed for adults with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Adults

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

Microsoft Publisher Basics for Kids
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, and more! This program is for preteens who are comfortable with computer basics. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Word Basics Part II
The second of a two-part series on Word 2007. After a review we'll discuss formatting lists, changing margins and other features of Word. Audience: Adults

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics for Kids
Come learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. We strongly recommend you join us for Microsoft Word Basics for Kids before coming to this workshop. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Digital Storytelling
Learn how to use images and digital media to tell stories. Explore and practice with technology including digital cameras; online content creation tools; video editing and music production software. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Excel Basics (2007)
Create a simple worksheet using Microsoft's Excel 2007. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word would also be helpful. Audience: Adults

Internet Basics for Kids
Learn how to access, navigate, and print websites. Get basic techniques for finding information and being safe online. This class is for preteens with some computer experience, but little or no previous Internet experience. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

Ectoplasm
Learn the science behind what makes materials glow in the dark while creating your own ectoplasm. We will also explore creating robots and 3D shapes out of magnetic materials. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Blog Basics Using Blogger
Blogs are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, post pictures online, or just express yourself. In this class we will create a blog using the website Blogger. You will need a Google account as well. Audience: Adults

  • 11/5/2014 at 10:15 AM: Mint Hill    Learn More | Registration begins 10/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

Pin it With Pinterest
Come learn about this hot pinboard-style photo-sharing website where you can to create and manage theme-based image collections around things you love like recipes, craft projects, decorating ideas, and wish lists. Audience: Adults

  • 11/12/2014 at 10:15 AM: Mint Hill    Learn More | Registration begins 11/5/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

  • 11/19/2014 at 10:15 AM: Mint Hill    Learn More | Registration begins 11/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Preschool Storytime: Simply STEAM: Sea Science
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop skills that focus on STEAM education. SEE LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions
Dr. Jason West, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present a lecture on Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions Dr. West is interested broadly in the relationships between air pollution and climate change, and their relevance for environmental science and policy. Using computer models, Dr. West is currently exploring the effects of changes in emissions on global air quality, the international transport and health impacts of air pollutants (focusing on ozone and particulate matter), and the radiative forcing of climate. Recently, Dr. West’s research has emphasized the global human health effects of outdoor air pollution, and the co-benefits for air quality and human health of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This program is sponsored by the Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Sierra Club. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Morrison Garden Club Meeting
Discuss and plan Library garden. Audience: Adults

Preschool Storytime: Simply STEAM: Cool Colors
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop skills that focus on STEAM education. SEE LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Basic Composting
Learn the basics of composting from Jan Burlee, Master Composter and Senior Environmental Specialist for Mecklenburg County's Land Use and Environmental Services Agency. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Read and Recycle
Re-purpose used books to create useable items. Preteens will have the opportunity to discuss the books they selected as well as fiction and non-fiction they have enjoyed. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

What’s twittering in YOUR backyard?
Flock to the library for a multimedia presentation on local, backyard birds. We will discuss who they are, how to identify them and their care and feeding. Program will include tips on how to create a bird friendly environment in your own backyard. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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PAWS to Read: Hunter
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

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

Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: boys in grades 2-5. Come and join us for fun times, good laughs and great conversation as we discuss the second part of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Welcome Back: Library Orientation at Independence Library
Take a guided tour of Independence Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school, and work. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

PAWS to Read: Maddie
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Self-directed activities- Puzzles, brain teasers, and more
Test your logic and reasoning skills along with your ability to think analytically! Try these puzzles and other activities at your own pace. Audience: Teens (12-18)

American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Samantha! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Library Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know your library? Participate in a Library Resource Scavenger Hunt and learn more about your library and the variety of resources that are available to you. [A Scavenger Hunt focuses on finding certain information. If you would like users to explore processes and complete certain activities, use the Program "Become a Library Power User!" instead. This worksheet can also be incorporated into a staff-directed program.] Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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)

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

Library Instruction and Tours
September is Library Card sign-up month. Take a guided tour of Sugar Creek Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Sign-up for a Library Card and enjoy Library activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Career Exploration: Coding and Web Design
Do you like games of logic and puzzles? Join us as we learn more about computer programming and web design. You can even create your own games, art, music, and more! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Steele Creek Library's 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)

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. For non-traditional students & independent study. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions. Audience: Adults

Literacy Activities
participate in a variety of self-directed activities that support the five literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Lady
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

PAWS to Read: Abi or Angel
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy Sugar Creeks Chocolate Factory. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, the theme is the planet Mars! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Join us as trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12 for all homework topics. Get the help you need to excel. Tutoring is provided every Monday that CMS is in session. No registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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. We will emphasize resources for the middle school student. Audience: Adults

Rookie Science: Moon
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This month, we will be talking about Earth's moon. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12. Tutoring is provided every Tuesday that CMS is in session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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

Creating With Books: The Story of Salt
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore the historical importance of salt and its place in art and literature, including creating salt paintings. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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: Preteen (8-11)

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

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking & listening skills, including basic grammar & vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. Geared to intermediate-level speakers, but everyone is welcome. No registration necessary. No class 10/31, 11/14 or 11/12. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

PAWS to Read: Zoey
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of (5-11), increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

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

CPCC: Information Session
Are you interested in attending CPCC? Would you like to know how you can enroll in classes? A student recruiter will be present to explain program options at CPCC. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about books with great female characters. This month’s book is Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For ages 7-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

PAWS to Read: Vanish
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please register for one time slot beginning one week before the event. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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)

College 101: PSAT Practice Exam
Prepare for college and Kick off your PSAT 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)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. The theme is the International Day of Peace. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learning about Suicide Prevention
Teens, learn about the common causes of suicide and how to recognize the warning signs, give help, and save a life in this special presentation from the Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

College 101: SAT vs. ACT
Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So which should you take? It's all about the numbers. In lieu of a crystal ball, we created The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) designed to help you determine which test is better fit with your abilities. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Join us for a special Fall Mixer Meet and Greet! This session will introduce parents to home schooling and connect them with resources. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Let's Play!
Join us at the Steele Creek Library for our monthly Let's Play! Engage in self-directed literacy activities for you and your child. Target audience is 5 to 8 years of age. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Service Saturday
Need community service hours for school? Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for Service Saturday as we create items to benefit local community organizations. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

College 101: ACT Practice Exam
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)

Back to Home School Fair
To introduce home schooling resources and organizations that will enhance students education. To offer a landscape of interaction that provides information about curriculum, trips, and educational games. All families are welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

Writing a Winning College Application Essay
More details to come! Audience: Teens (12-18)

School-Age Tutoring
Come and get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a trained Teen Tutor. Registration preferred but walk-ins are welcome! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Caroline! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

School Age Tutoring
Come and get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a Teen Tutor. First come, first served basis for up to 45 minute sessions. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

STEM 101
Participate in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or Math puzzles. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Organizing for Teens
Teens will learn how to organize for school and for life. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Creating With Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Rookie Science: Bones
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This month, we will be exploring bones and fossils. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Digital Petting Zoo
Learn how your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cad can open up a world of free digital content. Gain hands-on experience with today's hottest technology gadgets, including Smartphones, Tablets (Android and iPad), and more using the library's digital content. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Service Saturday
Need community service hours for school? Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for Service Saturday as we create items to benefit local community organizations. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

American Girl Book Club
Join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month to explore the beloved American Girl book series with stories, activities and trivia. This month we will discuss Josephina! Registration required. GIRLS ONLY! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Ectoplasm
Learn the science behind what makes materials glow in the dark while creating your own ectoplasm. We will also explore creating robots and 3D shapes out of magnetic materials. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

  • 11/6/2014 at 4:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 10/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Accepted: Getting into Your Top Choice School
Details coming soon! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Presentation Skills for Your Graduation Project
Perfect your presentation skills for your Graduation Project. This is a free workshop for presenting in front of a panel and how to improve your overall score. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Community Service Project:
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for (name of community service project) Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

En Españolback to top

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

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)

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

Clases de Computacion en Español
This is a one on one computer class that is held in our branch in Spanish every Friday at 10:00 amm. Attendees will learn according to their own pace and interest. Audience: Adults

Poetry Reading Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Please join us for a poetry reading by Kurma Murrain-Collins.Kurma Murrain is a Colombian-American poet and philologist who graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her works include a book of poems titled Esta Soy and various other literary works. Her poetry has appeared in international journals and online magazines such as El Tiempo, Que Pasa, La Noticia, Label Me Latina/o, and Iodine Poetry Journal. In addition, she has translated books from English to Spanish that include Life in the Shadow of the Swastika by Frieda Roos-Van Hessen. In Charlotte, North Carolina, she has been a founding member of the poetry groups ArteSanos de la Palabra and Voz Es. Audience: Adults

ESL (English as a Second Language)back to top

CrossRoads Cafe
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

Crossroads Cafe
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions. Audience: Adults

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. For non-traditional students & independent study. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions. Audience: Adults

Crossroads Cafe
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Exhibitsback to top

Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit
Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Enter the larger-than-life pages of seven favorite tales during your visit at ImaginOn! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Gamingback to top

Learn, Quest, Play: Giant Checkers
Come play Giant Checkers in the Loft, improve your reasoning skills, and give your brain a workout. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play the WiiU and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Pre-teens can play the WiiU on Fridays, and Family time is on Saturdays. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Learn, Quest, Play Stump the Staff: Scattegories
Win points by writing down words that start with the random letter chosen from a roll of the dice. Play against staff and try to beat them. We doubt you will though! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Videogaming and Board Games
Grab your friends and come play video and board games! 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 on the Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Children will learn chess basics and can test their skills in one-on-one or group chess games. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

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: 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. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Career Exploration: Coding and Web Design
Do you like games of logic and puzzles? Join us as we learn more about computer programming and web design. You can even create your own games, art, music, and more! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Learn, Connect, Play: Strategy Gaming
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills while playing fun strategy games with your friends. Audience: 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. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

Learn, Connect, Play: 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. Audience: Teens (12-18), Teens (12-18), Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Puzzles
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills while solving challenging puzzles with your friends. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Genealogy/Historyback to top

Exploring the History: The 1970's
Join us for an informative, entertaining look at various decades of the 20th century, exploring American Cultural history. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

"ElderCare: Transitions in Aging"
Aging brings many transitions for families. This discussion will let attendees learn strategies to understand the obstacles and how to meet their needs of the aging. Scott Tenbroeck is an Instructor at CPCC. Please join us; refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Bringing History to You: The North Carolina Room Presents
Dr. Anne Whisnant of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will speak on Taking Another Look: New Views of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This lecture will give leaf watchers more to think about this fall. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

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

Latino New South
Come hear Oliver Merino of the Levine Museum of the New South discuss Latino influence in Southern culture. Audience: Adults

"The Great War! World War I" Part 1: Origins
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the origins of the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Find Your Ancestor & Learn About Yourself
Members of local DAR chapters teach and assist you with methods to answer your genealogy questions. Audience: Adults, Seniors

"The Great War! World War I" - Part 2, Breaking the Stalemate
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 11/20/2014 at 6:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

Health/Fitnessback to top

Transitions in Aging: Elder Care Options
This program covers the challenges of the aging process and options for meeting the needs of seniors & their families. Led by Scott TenBroek, CPCC instructor and Geriatric Care Manager. Registration recommended but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: SuperKicks Karate (ages 5 to 11)
Join SuperKicks Karate for an educational and informational presentation about bullying and learn how to be confident and stand up to bullies. For ages 5 to 11. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Importance of Being Active
Join Elliott Royal from Johnson C. Smith University HealthPlex to learn about physical activity helping to promote healthy lifestyle changes. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. The HealthPlex’s wellness programming and access to its fitness equipment is free of charge to the JCSU campus and to community members of the Northwest Corridor. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learning about Suicide Prevention
Teens, learn about the common causes of suicide and how to recognize the warning signs, give help, and save a life in this special presentation from the Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Self Motivation
Join a representative from Johnson C. Smith University to learn about self motivation. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Preparing for the Holidays
Join Coretta Chaffin, Registered Dietitian, to learn tips for healthy living at the holidays. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Jobs/Careersback to top

Show More, Sell More: Product Photography
Must you spend more money to make more money? Take this class and learn how to use your camera to take quality photos of your merchandise without spending a lot of money. Bring your digital camera or smartphone and practice in class. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job help with Beatties Ford Library and Urban League of Central Carolinas
Are you job searching, unemployed, or underemployed? Join Beatties Ford Library for information about job help at the library, services by Urban League of Central Carolinas and the Jacob’s Ladder Job Readiness program, and perfecting the job search. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Ace the Job Interview
Congratulations! You got the interview; but in today’s very competitive job market you can’t leave anything to chance. Explore communication and confidence techniques to ensure you present yourself and your skills with confidence and impact Audience: Adults

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

Professional Development: Job Search Planning and Preparation
Job consultant Reginald Johnson will talk to teens about searching for a job and preparing for it. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Fusion Photography Fashion Show Challenge - CANCELLED
This is event has been cancelled. Audience: Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

CharlotteSaves: Build Wealth, Not Debt
Learn strategies for effective budgeting, raising income, lowering expenses, obtaining & understanding a free credit report, and improving your credit score. Audience: Adults

Career Exploration: Coding and Web Design
Do you like games of logic and puzzles? Join us as we learn more about computer programming and web design. You can even create your own games, art, music, and more! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

Building your Personal Brand to Market Yourself
This seminar will help you understand, build, and communicate the unique Brand that is YOU. Learn to differentiate yourself from the competition and increase your visibility when looking for a job. Audience: Adults

Resume Building with AARP
Join us as skilled presenters from AARP give valuable tips and insight into developing an outstanding resume as an older adult. Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so it stands out from the crowd. Audience: Seniors, Adults

How to Win the Heart and Mind of a Recruiter
Abby, a seasoned recruiter, will take you behind the scenes and provide you with secret insights into the HR and recruiting process. Learn how to think like a recruiter; where, when & how recruiters look for you; how you can attract them; and more! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn Basics
Learn about using LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting the job you really want. Bring a resume saved on a removable flash drive or in an e-mail if you would like to create a LinkedIn account. Audience: Adults

Word Basics Part I
Learn how to create, edit, and save a Word 2007 document. This is the first of a two-part series. This class is designed for adults with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Adults

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

Word Basics Part II
The second of a two-part series on Word 2007. After a review we'll discuss formatting lists, changing margins and other features of Word. Audience: Adults

Excel Basics (2007)
Create a simple worksheet using Microsoft's Excel 2007. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word would also be helpful. Audience: Adults

Community Service Project:
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for (name of community service project) Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Movies/Filmsback to top

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

From Page to Screen: Winter's Tale
Come and join us for a showing of the movie Winter's Tale. This movie is rated PG-13. Light refreshments will be included. Audience: Adults

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

Family Movie Night: Monsters University!
Celebrate "back to school" with your favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, in an animated tale about how the two met in college. Starring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, this prequel to Monsters, Inc. is great for the entire family! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Adults

Go to College Movie Series: Drumline
Each Tuesday this month we will be showing a film dedicated to college life. Many aspects of what it takes while obtaining higher education will be displayed in each film. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen, An Afternoon With John Grisham
Join us! We will watch a presentation on the life & works of famed author, John Grisham (NOT in person)followed by the film adaptation of his best-selling book,"The Client," with Academy-nominees Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones(PG-13) Refreshments Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Climate of Fear film series: Good Night and Good Luck
Join us for our "Climate of Fear" film series which looks at films showing a period of history or a dystopia where fear prevails. Good Night and Good Luck depicts journalism challenging the sinister McCarthyism of the 1950's. Audience: Adults

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy Sugar Creeks Chocolate Factory. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

North County Regional Library Anime Club
Teens: 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)

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

Anime Movie Screening: Steamboy
Explore cultural and media awareness by joining Anime fans for a viewing of Steamboy. This film is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series, beginning with The Perks of Being a Wallflower in honor of Banned Books Week later this month. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

From Page to Screen: Noah
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Noah. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG-13. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Antonia Fraser: Marie Antoinette"
A Page to Screen experience! This month we will watch a presentation on the life & works of Antonia Fraser, then stay to watch the film adaptation, "Marie Antoinette" starring Norma Shearer in her Academy Award winning role (PG). Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 9/19/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

From Page to Screen: Banned Books Week Film!
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of a banned book. See the controversial story brought to life! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Banned Books Week 2014: Movie Event
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Come celebrate at University Regional Library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Climate of Fear film series: Thirteen Days
Join us for our "Climate of Fear" film series which looks at films showing a period of history or a dystopia where fear prevails. Thirteen Days depicts the Kennedy-Khrushchev standoff during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Audience: Adults

PLACES IN THE HEART
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with the elegiac, deeply moving PLACES IN THE HEART. Sally Field won the Oscar for her performance as a Depression-era mother in Texas. Also starring Danny Glover and John Malkovich. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: Easy A
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series by watching Easy A based upon Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us for this lively look at Hispanic culture in the arts. See how this culture has added a wonderful dynamic to our way of life! Watch a presentation about Hispanic literature, then stay to watch the movie, "Bless Me, Ultima." Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/10/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Watch the Skies! The Movie: "The Time Machine"
Join us for the 2nd part of our Watch the Skies series! We will watch the popular 1960 film, 'The Time Machine" starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux (rated-PG). Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

  • 10/16/2014 at 5:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

Climate of Fear film series: Soylent Green
Join us for our "Climate of Fear" film series which looks at films showing a period of history or a dystopia where fear prevails. Soylent Green depicts a 2022 NYC where voluntary death is encouraged amid unemployment and environmental decay. Audience: Adults

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: Catching Fire
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series with Catching Fire. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Multiculturalback to top

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

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

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
A CPCC course for adults who speak some English but want to improve. For non-traditional students & independent study. Students receive study materials for library check out and meet weekly with an instructor to review the lesson & answer questions. Audience: Adults

North County Regional Library Anime Club
Teens: 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)

Club de Lectura en Espanol
Usted podrá participar en español del club de lectura y disfrutar de libros escritos por autores reconocidos. Profesores de Queens University moderarán la discusión. Los libros se encuentran en la biblioteca de Morrison. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking & listening skills, including basic grammar & vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. Geared to intermediate-level speakers, but everyone is welcome. No registration necessary. No class 10/31, 11/14 or 11/12. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Latino New South
Come hear Oliver Merino of the Levine Museum of the New South discuss Latino influence in Southern culture. Audience: Adults

Poetry Reading Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Please join us for a poetry reading by Kurma Murrain-Collins.Kurma Murrain is a Colombian-American poet and philologist who graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her works include a book of poems titled Esta Soy and various other literary works. Her poetry has appeared in international journals and online magazines such as El Tiempo, Que Pasa, La Noticia, Label Me Latina/o, and Iodine Poetry Journal. In addition, she has translated books from English to Spanish that include Life in the Shadow of the Swastika by Frieda Roos-Van Hessen. In Charlotte, North Carolina, she has been a founding member of the poetry groups ArteSanos de la Palabra and Voz Es. Audience: Adults

A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us for this lively look at Hispanic culture in the arts. See how this culture has added a wonderful dynamic to our way of life! Watch a presentation about Hispanic literature, then stay to watch the movie, "Bless Me, Ultima." Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 10/10/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/15/2014 10:00:00 AM

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

Library Instruction and Tours
September is Library Card sign-up month. Take a guided tour of Sugar Creek Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Sign-up for a Library Card and enjoy Library activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Literacy Activities
participate in a variety of self-directed activities that support the five literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Hands-On Charlotte Homework Help
Trained volunteers from Hands-On Charlotte provide homework assistance to children in grades K-12. Tutoring is provided every Tuesday that CMS is in session. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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

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

Back to Home School Fair
To introduce home schooling resources and organizations that will enhance students education. To offer a landscape of interaction that provides information about curriculum, trips, and educational games. All families are welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8 to 11. Registration is Required. See LEARN MORE. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Grooving at the Grove
Come out and hear a celebration of the life of Thelonious Sphere Monk, jazz music composer, jazz music piano player, and jazz music pianist extraordinaire! Audience: Adults

Musical Petting Zoo
Make your own music! The Musical Petting Zoo, presented by the Symphony Guild of Charlotte, brings real instruments to ImaginOn for children to try. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8-11. Registration required. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

  • 9/13/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

Traveling Through Latin America With Music
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues and folk music via the acoustic performance of the duet Café Amaretto, local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Poetry Reading Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Please join us for a poetry reading by Kurma Murrain-Collins.Kurma Murrain is a Colombian-American poet and philologist who graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her works include a book of poems titled Esta Soy and various other literary works. Her poetry has appeared in international journals and online magazines such as El Tiempo, Que Pasa, La Noticia, Label Me Latina/o, and Iodine Poetry Journal. In addition, she has translated books from English to Spanish that include Life in the Shadow of the Swastika by Frieda Roos-Van Hessen. In Charlotte, North Carolina, she has been a founding member of the poetry groups ArteSanos de la Palabra and Voz Es. Audience: Adults

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Transitions in Aging: Elder Care Options
This program covers the challenges of the aging process and options for meeting the needs of seniors & their families. Led by Scott TenBroek, CPCC instructor and Geriatric Care Manager. Registration recommended but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Transitions in Aging: Elder Care Options
"Transitions in Aging" will discuss strategies to understand the obstacles encountered by aging adults and how to meet their needs and those of their family members. Participants will learn to identify and manage the emotional transitions in the aging process for the family and the care receiver. Participants will learn how to navigate through these changes as well as other issues pertinent to the aging process. Led by Scott TenBroek, CPCC instructor and Geriatric Care Manager. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Adult Sensory Program
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

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

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

Adult Sensory Storytime
Come join us for a fun, interactive program for adults with disabilities and their caregivers. Our program will include books, songs, movement and art. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Teen Sensory Storytime
Come join us for a fun, interactive program for teens with disabilities and their caregivers. Our program will include books, songs, movement and art. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

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

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

Family Movie Night: Monsters University!
Celebrate "back to school" with your favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, in an animated tale about how the two met in college. Starring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, this prequel to Monsters, Inc. is great for the entire family! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Adults

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Downton Abbey
Drop in and explore the world of Downton Abbey through a variety of games & activities. Audience: Adults, Seniors

American Traditions: Carolina BBQ
BBQ in the Carolinas has a long, storied history. Join us as Dr. Tom Hanchett and Dan the Pig man talk about this foods impact on the culture of the carolinas and sample all 3 stylings from the Carolinas. Audience: Adults

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

Fusion Photography Fashion Show Challenge - CANCELLED
This is event has been cancelled. Audience: Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

"ElderCare: Transitions in Aging"
Aging brings many transitions for families. This discussion will let attendees learn strategies to understand the obstacles and how to meet their needs of the aging. Scott Tenbroeck is an Instructor at CPCC. Please join us; refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions
Dr. Jason West, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present a lecture on Understanding the Climate Change Problem and Seeking Solutions Dr. West is interested broadly in the relationships between air pollution and climate change, and their relevance for environmental science and policy. Using computer models, Dr. West is currently exploring the effects of changes in emissions on global air quality, the international transport and health impacts of air pollutants (focusing on ozone and particulate matter), and the radiative forcing of climate. Recently, Dr. West’s research has emphasized the global human health effects of outdoor air pollution, and the co-benefits for air quality and human health of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This program is sponsored by the Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Sierra Club. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Friends Council Rock & Read 5K
It’s time to Rock & Read! The 5th Annual Rock & Read 5k, benefiting The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, is returning to Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood on September 6, 2014. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Library Anniversary Celebration
The entire community is invited to come celebrate West Boulevard Library's 29th anniversary! Enjoy free programs and refreshments for the whole family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: SuperKicks Karate (ages 5 to 11)
Join SuperKicks Karate for an educational and informational presentation about bullying and learn how to be confident and stand up to bullies. For ages 5 to 11. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Independence Writers Group Presents: Columbian American Author Kurma Murrain
Meet Columbian American writer & poet, Kurma Murrain, author of In the Prism of Your Soulin English/Spanish. Learn about her writing process, inspiration & career path. Stay for the writers’group session to get feedback on your own work Audience: Adults

Banned Books Week : Create Your Own Bookcover
Drop in to create your own bookcover or bookmark with various art supplies. Discuss banned books and mingle with fellow creative minds. Bookcovers will be displayed the following week. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Three Models of Modern Book Publishing: Which one is for you?
Louis Smith, local author and architect, will present the electronic, traditional & hybrid models of modern publishing. Learn what each model's primary characteristics are, what each requires of the author, & what kinds of books best suit each model. Audience: Adults, Seniors

"The Great War! World War I" Part 1: Origins
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the origins of the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Back to Home School Fair
To introduce home schooling resources and organizations that will enhance students education. To offer a landscape of interaction that provides information about curriculum, trips, and educational games. All families are welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Banned Books Week 2014: Movie Event
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Come celebrate at University Regional Library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Annual candlelight vigil honoring the fallen victims killed by their intimate partners in the State of North Carolina over the past year. Audience: Adults

Social Issues: Teen Dating Violence
Join LoveSpeaksOut and learn more about teen dating violence and how to access resources to help you navigate a changing world. Audience: Teens (12-18)

"The Great War! World War I" - Part 2, Breaking the Stalemate
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 11/20/2014 at 6:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/25/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Spooky Stories
Come enjoy a special spooky storytelling before you head out to trick-or-treat! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Storytimeback to top

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

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)

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) Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime: Simply STEAM: Sea Science
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop skills that focus on STEAM education. SEE LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

Family Storytime
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

Family Storytime: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Toddler Storytime
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movemwent 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 children age 2-5. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers (ages 2-5)with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Tiny Tots Storytime
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. For ages 12 months to 3 years. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (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: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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)

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

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

Two Time Storytime (for ages 24-35 months)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. [This program is for 24-35 month olds.] Registration begins on Wednesday, August 20th and is required. Call 704-416-3800 for info Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Just for Me Storytime
Preschoolers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities and discover the fun of books. Explore letter, sounds and new words through stories and activities. Children will develop independence in this children-only storytime. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Family Storytime
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime
Bring your family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Pajamas are welcome! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime: Pajama Party
Children ages 2-5 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. Pajamas welcome! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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)

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

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

Baby Storytime
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. New sights and sounds are shared with a parent/caregiver through books, songs, and rhymes. For infants to walkers up to 18 months. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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

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

Tiny Tots
Stories, music, and movement for tiny tots. This storytime is designed to develop language, listening, and coordination skills. For walkers up to age 2. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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

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

Preschool Storytime: Just for Me (for ages 3-5)
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)

Baby Storytime (Tuesdays at 10:15am) Birth to 17 months
Babies (birth to 17 months) experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Two Time Storytime: 24 to 35 months only (Tuesdays at 11:15am)
TWO-YEAR OLDS ONLY. This age group will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. Audience: Two-year-olds only. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Two-year-olds only. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Fractured Fairy Tales by Carmen Agra Deedy
Come and hear some fun and fablous hispanic folk and fairy tales. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Preschool Story TIme
Preschoolers engage with book 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)

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

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

Pre-School Story Time: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

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

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

Preschool Storytime: Listen and Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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

Preschool Storytime: Simply STEAM: Cool Colors
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop skills that focus on STEAM education. SEE LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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)

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. Celebrate 'Talk Like a Pirate Day!' during this special session. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Preschool Storytime: Daddy and Me
Just for ages 3 to 5 with male caregiver: Engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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.]. Registration is required. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Baby Storytime (Ages 0-17 months)
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. Registration is required. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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

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

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

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