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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 4/16/2014 to 7/15/2014.


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Afternoon Adventures
Around the World in 90 Minutes! Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities as we travel around the world! Audience: Preteen (8-11), 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)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Book Club:Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle (TAMIC)
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 4:30pm. Members will discuss manga, anime, and related topics. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Ransom Note Poetry
Cut out words, letters and phrases from used books and magazines to create unique poetry. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Friday Night Lights
Teens ages 12-18- After-hours "teens only" event! Share your talent- dance, sing, bring your band, your artwork, or writing. Enjoy the entertainment and free food. Want to take part or help make it happen? Speak w Brian or Melanie at Hickory Grove. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Paper Fashionistas
Inspired by the popular "2 Sisters and a Blog," the Library is happy to offer this Mommy & Me paper fashion experience. In conjunction with CTC's production of "The Hundred Dresses," we will use paper to recreate popular Awards Ceremony dresses. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11)

Creative Journaling
Learn about writing and self-expression by journaling with words, photos, collages, and other art forms. You will even make your own journal! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Introduction to Selling on Ebay
Learn how to set up an account on Ebay, as well as how to photograph, post, sell and track your items. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Empowering Your Vision with Photography
Photography is all math and science, but there is enough magic there to enable you to explore yourself, your family and your world. Discover ways to think about the photos you take and how they tell the stories of your life. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create 8-bit Art
Interested in learning more about 8-bit art? Join us for an 8-bit art workshop and create your own original work using plastic beads and templates provided by us. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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Davidson Town Day Book Sale
Books and media for all ages at BARGAIN PRICES! Doors open at 10 AM on Sat. May 3, 2014 and book sale is open during regular library hours the following week. Cash, credit, debit and checks with ID will be accepted. Most items priced at 25-50 cents. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Seniors

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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
This week we are discussing Wilson by Scott Berg. A biography of the 28th President of the United States. Audience: Adults, Seniors

One Book Community Discussion of Fahrenheit 451
Join us for a short presentation by Ray Bradbury scholar Jonathan Eller (on video) followed by a group discussion of Bradbury's novel, Fahrenheit 451. Refreshments served. Adults and teens welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

From page to Screen: Fahrenheit 451
Participate in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s One Book community read by viewing and discussing the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Light refreshments served, but bring a bag lunch if you like. No registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Lunch & Munch Book Club - One Book Community Read: Fahrenheit 451
Come join our contemporary fiction book club for a discussion of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's One Book Community Read. Bring your own lunch or snack and opinions. Pick up a copy & register today! Audience: Adults, Seniors

Literacy Activities
Participate in a variety of self-directed literacy activities that support the five early literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program: talking, singing, reading, writing, playing. Drop in anytime between 1:30 and 3:30. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Afternoon Adventures
Around the World in 90 Minutes! Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities as we travel around the world! Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Ransom Note Poetry
Cut out words, letters and phrases from used books and magazines to create unique poetry. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Día Family Book Club
Join us for a shared reading activity for families with young children that explores children's books that celebrate Día (Diversity in Action). Learn more about your library and engage in hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Pancakes and Poetry
Share original poetry, create a "book spine" poem, or bring something from a favorite poet to read and learn to make a pancake. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

Reading Buddies
Increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer during a one hour 1-on-1 session. Registration is limited to one appointment per week per child. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

One Book, One Community: Fahrenheit 451
Join us at the Sugar Creek Library for a book discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s book selection for the One Book Community Read initiative during National Library Week. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Meet the Author : Robert Inman
Celebrate National Library Week at Myers Park Library. Meet former television news anchor Robert Inman, author of Dairy Queen Days, Old Dogs & Children, Captain Saturday, Home Fires Burning and his latest novel The Governor's Lady. Audience: Adults, Seniors

World Book Night Book Givers Pickup
Pickup for World Book Night volunteer Book Givers. Staff and community Book Givers pick up books to donate to local and community agencies and enjoy light refreshments. Audience: Adults

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

Magic Tree House Book Club
Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 to discuss a book in the Magic Tree House Series. Copies are available for check out- ask for one at the Children's Information Desk. New members welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Manga BookClub
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm for a discussion of a graphic novel. Light refreshment will be provided. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults

Library Resource 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. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Fahrenheit 451
The Turning Pages Book Club invites you to participate in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s One Book community read by viewing and discussing the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Light refreshments. Audience: Adults

From Page to Screen: Celebrating Patricia Highsmith, "Strangers on a Train"
Come to a Page to Screen experience! This month: watch the presentation of the life of Patricia Highsmith; stay to watch Alfred Hitchcock's gripping suspense film based on the book, 'Strangers on A Train" starring Farley Granger & Robert Walker. 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)

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

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

Independence Writers Group - Community Read: Censorship Discussion
Come and participate in this discussion about how censorship affects modern writers and writing in honor of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s One Book Community Read Event featuring Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 during National Library Week. Audience: Adults

One Book, One Community Book Club Event
Please join us for a One Book, One Week, One Community event. This month we will discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury as part of this special event. Light refreshments will be served. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Reading Buddies
Children, ages 5-11, who struggle with reading or just need a confidence boost, are welcome to come to the Library and sit and read aloud with a volunteer. Children will gain confidence and skill at reading in a safe environment with friendly people. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Davidson Kids Book Club
Join us for the April meeting of our Davidson Kids' Book Club. This month's book is The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer. Copies are available at the branch. For 2nd- 4th graders. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Book Club:Teen Anime and Manga Interest Circle (TAMIC)
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 4:30pm. Members will discuss manga, anime, and related topics. Audience: Teens (12-18)

We're Talking Again - An African American Book Discussion
Please join us as we discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. We're Talking Again is a book club for classic, literary, and contemporary African American works. For more information, please contact Jeremy Lytal or Elisha Minter. Audience: Adults, Seniors

One Book, One Community Book Club Event
As part of the One Book Community Read, we will enjoy a presentation on Ray Bradbury followed by a discussion of his classic novel Fahrenheit 451. Refreshments served. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors

Write Your Heart Out Writing Group
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writes. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Book Club for Teens: The Literati
Join the Teen Book Club! We will read and discuss a new book each month. The book to be discussed is Icons by Margaret Stohl. New members are welcome! Snacks will be served! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Mountain Island Kids' Book Club
Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm. This month, we will be discussing Sound off! by D. J. Steinberg, the first in the Adventures of Daniel Boom (AKA Loud Boy) series. New members welcome! For ages 7-12. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Steele Creek Library's Tween Book Club
Join us on Tuesday, April 22cnd at 4:30 p.m. to discuss 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret,' by Brian Selznick. We will also complete a fun activity related to the book. Some copies of the book will be available at the branch. Please register online. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading The Next Time You See Meby Holly Goddard. Audience: Adults

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

World Book Night 2014
An annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person,with a special focus on light and non-readers. Volunteer Book Givers personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Dia Family Book Club
Join us for a shared reading activity for families to explore children's books that celebrate Dia (Diversity in Action). Learn more about your library and engage in hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science: Plant Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. In April we will discuss plant science. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Magic: the Gathering session
In the spirit of the Children's Theatre Reluctant Dragon performance, join us in the Loft for Magic: the Gathering, a fantasy card playing game led by Spandex City. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

What To Read After Fahrenheit 451
Did you participate in the Community Read and enjoy Fahrenheit 451? Looking for something similar to read next? Join us to talk about other great dystopia books and get book recommendations you'll love. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors

Youth Entrepreneur Fair
Youth Entrepreneur Fair is sponsored by CML and The Myrtis Simpson Walker Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc. Empowering youth to become entrepreneurs and leaders. Offering Parent and Youth workshops. Free and open to the public. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), 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)

North County Bibliophiles
We read a mixture of nonfiction and biography. All adults welcome. Books may be available at the branch. This month we'll discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. For more information call 704-416-6000 ext 4. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Poetry Reading
Join us for an interactive poetry event, and share an original piece, a favorite poem, or simply enjoy the poetic works others in the company of your peers. Special guests will be published poet Jimmeka Anderson and Rachel Kubie. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Mystery Book Club
This month's selection is The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry. Volunteer Christine Tran will lead the discussion. Audience: Adults

Meet the Author: Pearl Cleage
Celebrate reading and meet Pearl Cleage, who will read from her latest novel ""Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs". Q&A will follow. Copies of Ms. Cleage's latest book will be available for sale Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Rea Road Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Audience: Adults

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

Inspired to Read Book Club
Book discussion of The Other Side of Divine by Vanessa Davis Griggs. Light refreshments provided. For more information please call 704-416-3000. Audience: Adults, Adults

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

Writing Group: Magnum Opus (18-25 years old)
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: Adults

First Monday Family Nights
Bring your entire 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), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Senior Book Club
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00p for a lively book discussion. This month we will discuss Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this new book discussion group. In May we will be discussing King City by Brandon Graham. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of "Death on Demand" by Paul Thomas. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Pre-Teen Book Club
Join us as we discuss Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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 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 Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago. Audience: Adults

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. 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 May, we will be discussing Sum it Up by Pat Summitt. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Book Talk
Looking for a great book to read? Learn about new and classic titles and authors, as well as online resources to help you discover more fantastic reads. A selection of books will also be available for you to borrow today. Audience: 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

Lit. Camera. Action!
Join WSOC reporter Jason Stoogenke for a monthly book club which will delve into the classics. Audience: Adults

Between the Covers Book Club
Please join us for lively discussion of our current fiction title. Light refreshements provided. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Chapter 3 Book Club
Join the Chapter 3 Book Club on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. The May book club title is TBA. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Writer's Workshop: Every Picture Holds A Story
Join experienced writing instructor Maureen Griffith for a workshop on using photographs and images to inspire your fiction, memoir or poetry writing. Registration required. Audience: Adults

Meet the Author: Tom Higgins
Celebrate reading and meet Tom Higgins, author of Racing into the Past and former longtime motorsports columnist for the Charlotte Observer. Q&A will follow. Copies of Mr. Higgins latest book will be available for sale Audience: Adults

Readers' Theatre: Drama Rama
Develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children's literature to increase your presentation and public speaking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Meet the Authors
Join us as local authors discuss works they have published, read an excerpt and answer questions. More information to come! No registration is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Mystery Book Club
Volunteer Christine Tran will lead the discussion. This month's selection is Bitter River by Julia Keller. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Murder by the Book
This month we will be discussing Raylan by Elmore Leonard. Audience: Adults

Your Path to Publication
Do you have an unique story you wish to tell? Are you interested in becoming a published writer? Carol Baldwin will share ten steps towards making this dream come true. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading: Crack the Code
Self Directed: Explore cryptography by cracking the code and using it to decipher the secret message. Turn your worksheet in for a sweet treat! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Create Book Spine Poetry
Self Directed: Challenge yourself to create a unique original poem using the titles of books you discover on the library shelves. Turn in your worksheet for a sweet treat! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Find a Book I Love
Self- Directed: Find your next good book during a round of book speed dating. Answer a series of questions to determine which book is the best match for you! Turn your worksheet in for a sweet treat! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Senior Book Club
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00p for a lively book discussion. This month we will discuss Blind Justice by Anne Perry. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Finding the Poetry in Your Life
Do you ever wonder what makes a poem a poem? Or wish you had a better way to put your thoughts into words? Expect opportunities to put words onto paper in new ways and tools to help you find the poetry in your own life. Audience: Adults

Rea Road Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. Audience: Adults

Meet the Author: Ruth Moose
North Carolina fiction writer and poet Ruth Moose will discuss her delightful new mystery, Doing It at the Dixie Dew. Book signing to follow. Refreshments served. No registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Library Resource Scavenger Hunt (Tweens)
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. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Meet the Author: Alex McKeithen
Alex McKeithen, a former student at Davidson College, ended up in a Parisian asylum after a series of manic episodes. He will discuss his riveting memoir, “The Seventh Angel,” and how his bipolar disorder was diagnosed and successfully treated. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas. Led by a staff member. 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 Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

Main Pages Book Club
Come join our new Main Library book club, meeting the 2nd Wednesday of the month. SPECIAL EVENT: Meet the Author ALEX MCKEITHEN, buy his book and listen to him discuss his book The Seventh Angel Audience: Adults

Meet the Author: Racing Into the Past withTom Higgins
Tom Higgins, author of “Racing Into the Past,” is a retired sports reporter from the Charlotte Observer who covered stock car racing and the NASCAR circuit for forty years. Join us to hear stories from the sport’s glory days of the 1950s and 1960s. Audience: Adults

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this new book discussion group. In April we will be discussing Watchmen by Alan Moore. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of "Visitation Street: a novel" by Ivy Pochade. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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 Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard. Audience: Adults

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Bouncy Balls
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be creating our own bouncy balls using chemistry. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we kick off our summer reading program for children. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

From Page to Screen: George Orwell’s 1984: the Novel and the Film
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 starring John Hurt, Richard Burton & Suzanna Hamilton. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated R Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Amy Clipston
Amy Clipston is the best-selling author of the "Kauffman Amish Bakery" series. She will discuss the series as well as her upcoming memoir detailing her journey to become a kidney donor for her husband. Audience: Adults

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

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Create Digital Music
Interested in composing your own music? Learn to create digital music using online software. No prior musical skills are needed to participate in this hands-on program. Just bring an interest in music and a desire to learn about new technology. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Fizz Boom Read
Summer reading program for elementary school aged children. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Chameleons
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be to create and paint a 3D chameleon. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Mystery Book Club
Volunteer Christine Tran will lead the discussion. This month's selection is The Caretaker by AX Ahmad. Audience: Adults

Murder by the Book
This month we will be discussing Live by Night by Dennis Lehane. Murder by the Book meets every fourth Wednesday of the month to discuss murder mystery novels. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Tees Summer Reading-I Can Be a Gameshow Star
Collaborate with other teens as you compete in this game-show style program. Two teams will face off; only one team will win. Audience: Teens (12-18)

YA Gotta Read This! Teen Book Discussion
Teens: join us for fun book discussion and book-sharing. Teens will write book reviews for community service! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Your Path to Publication
Do you have a unique story you wish to tell? Are you interested in becoming a published writer? Carol Baldwin, author of Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Middle School, will share ten steps towards making this dream come true. Audience: Adults

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

Writers' Workshop: Creating Characters that Come Alive
Writers, do your characters fall flat on the page? Want to make them come alive for your readers? Authors Myra Johnson and Dora Hiers offer tips on creating memorable characters that stay fresh in reader's minds long after the last page is turned. Audience: Adults

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Create 3D Objects
Heard of 3D printing? Join us to learn about this growing field and experiment with how to make 3D objects using 3Doodler printing pens. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Senior Book Club
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00p for a lively book discussion. This month we will discuss Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Snowglobes
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be creating snowglobes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. The theme will be Summer Vacation. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Rea Road Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. Audience: Adults

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Create 8 Bit Art
Interested in learning more about 8-bit art? Join us for an 8-bit art workshop and create your own original work using plastic beads and templates provided by us. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Butterflies
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be butterflies. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create 3D Objects
Heard of 3D printing? Join us to learn about this growing field and experiment with how to make 3D objects using 3Doodler printing pens. Audience: Adults

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of "Don't Ever Get Old" by Daniel Friedman. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading: I Can be a Library Game Show Star
Collaborate with other teens as you compete in this game-show style program. Two teams will face off; only one team will win. Audience: Teens (12-18)

CMLibrary Present: Cold Blooded Encounters
Live animal nature program suitable for the entire family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures Activity Table: Glow in the Dark
Drop in and participate in our Summer Reading Program hands-on activities. This week, the theme will be things that glow in the dark. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Preschool (3-5)

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create 8-bit Art
Interested in learning more about 8-bit art? Join us for an 8-bit art workshop and create your own original work using plastic beads and templates provided by us. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

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

Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online and other Library Foundation Center Cooperating Collection materials to find potential private foundation funders for your nonprofit. Audience: Adults

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

Youth Entrepreneur Fair
Youth Entrepreneur Fair is sponsored by CML and The Myrtis Simpson Walker Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc. Empowering youth to become entrepreneurs and leaders. Offering Parent and Youth workshops. Free and open to the public. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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

Selling on eBay and Etsy: A Beginner's Guide
An overview of selling on eBay and Etsy, two shopping websites in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Registration is not required for this event. Audience: Adults

ReferenceUSA: A Powerful Tool for Your Business
Get access to accurate information on millions of U.S. businesses and residents. Find new business leads, company info, news articles, addresses/phone numbers, conduct job searches and market research. Presenter: David Turner from ReferenceUSA. Audience: Adults

Financial Literacy
These interactive sessions are designed to help you build habits that can improve your financial situation. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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, Seniors

Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el dinero? / Financial Literacy Workshop
Los participantes aprenderán cómo administrar mejor sus finanzas. Se explicarán los componentes de un plan financiero y se discutirán los principios de la buena administración, incluyendo los beneficios de ahorrar y usar el dinero responsablemente. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Empowering Your Vision with Photography
Photography is all math and science, but there is enough magic there to enable you to explore yourself, your family and your world. Discover ways to think about the photos you take and how they tell the stories of your life. Audience: Adults

Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el dinero?
Los participantes aprenderán cómo administrar mejor sus finanzas.Se explicarán los componentes de un plan financiero y se discutirán los principios de la buena administración, incluyendo los beneficios de ahorrar y usar el dinero responsablemente. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn to find funders for your 501c3 nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool, the Foundation Directory Online. Familiarity with computer basics and Internet use required. Audience: Adults

Career Exploration: Meet a Business Analyst
Join the West Boulevard Library for a short presentation from a Business Analyst who works with Bank of America. Come enjoy light refreshments and a great discussion. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Financial Literacy: How Money Works / Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el di
Participants will learn tips to better manage their finances. The components of a financial plan will be explained and principles of good money management will be discussed, including the benefits of saving, and spending money responsibly. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

Internet Basics, A New World at Your Fingertips
Come to this class to learn how to navigate the Internet; learn some new and exciting websites of interest; multi-media, how to use search engines more effectively, and more! 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

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

Computer Basics 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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft 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

PowerPoint Basics
Learn to create a simple presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Participants must be comfortable with working with a mouse. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. 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 2007. 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

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

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

Facebook Basics
Sit down with our resident expert for a one on one session to learn to navigate the popular social networking site Facebook with confidence and safety. 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

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

Vietnamese Google Beyong the Simple Search
Tìm hiểu làm thế nào để nâng cao kỹ năng search của bạn trong Google bằng cách sử dụng các tính năng như advance search, images, maps, special features. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Excel Basics
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. This class is designed for adults that have mastered basic computer skills. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Technology Tutor 1 - on -1 Support
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

Computer Basics for Adults and Seniors
Five-part series, on Mondays (Mar. 31 - May 5). 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

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 during a one-on-one tutorial. 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, 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 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, and online employment applications. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Powerpoint II
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second class that introduces PowerPoint 2007. PowerPoint Basics should be taken before taking this class. Audience: Adults

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basics I
Create, edit and save a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. It is recommended that you take Microsoft Word Basics before you take this class. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

Microsoft Excel, Part II
This class is a follow up to the Excel Basics class. After a review, formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet, and charts and graphs will be explored. Prior Excel experience is required. Audience: Adults

GCF Learn Free Computer Workshop
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

eBooks and Beyond
Sign up for this interactive program to find out how to get eBooks and other digital content for your smartphone and Android/Apple tablet. Bring your Apple or Android devices and your library card and get ready to take the library wherever you go! 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

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

eReader 1-on-1
Book an appointment for a 1-hour session to learn Overdrive and how to download eBooks to your iPad, Kindle or Nook. Staff will show you how to find, check out and download books. Our focus will be on how to use the Overdrive service. Registration is required. Audience: Adults

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

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

Technology Tutoring
Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one computer session and get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other computer topics. Audience: Adults

Introduction to Homework Help for Kids
Impress your teachers! This class introduces you to websites and online resources with accurate information to research topics for school projects. We will explore some databases and how to cite from them for homework. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

Selling on eBay and Etsy: A Beginner's Guide
An overview of selling on eBay and Etsy, two shopping websites in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Registration is not required for this event. Audience: Adults

Microsoft Excel Basics I
Create a simple worksheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Registration Required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Web Creation with KompoZer
Learn to build solid websites with KompoZer, a free web authoring tool similar to Dreamweaver, available at http://www.kompozer.net. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Digital Animation: Home School Rocks!
Receive hands-on instruction in digital animation techniques through the use of ReadyANIMATOR equipment and software. Learn how to create animation clips using a variety of tools and materials. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Email Basics
An introduction to email for those who do not already have an email account. Learn to send emails, attach files and manage your account. Audience: Adults

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
One-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30 minute session. Topics covered include but are not limited to Computer and Internet basics, Microsoft Office, and email. Registration Required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Job Search Tutor
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a staff member to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter and applying for jobs. Registration required. Register online or call 704-416-7400 for more information 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

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)

Computer Basics
Learn computer parts, terms and concepts, plus how to hold, move, click and double-click a mouse. Get hands-on experience with a mouse and keyboard. If you are uncomfortable using a computer and mouse, this is the class for you. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Using Google's GMail
Join this basic class in using email, with Google's free "GMail." Learn how to send & receive, address book, folders, deletions, attachments, and more! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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eReader 1 on 1
Book an appointment for a 30 minute session to learn Overdrive and how to download eBooks to your iPad, Kindle or Nook. Staff will show you how to find, check out and download books. Our focus will be on how to use the Overdrive service. Audience: Seniors

eReader 1-on-1
Book an appointment for a 30-minutes session to learn Overdrive and how to download eBooks to your iPad, Kindle or Nook. Staff will show you how to find, check out and download books. Registration is required. Audience: 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

Advanced Word
Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Word, including customizing Word, mail merge, templates, reviewing a document, using styles, Word art, and auto shapes. Participants must be very familiar with Word. Audience: Adults

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

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

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 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. Registration required. Audience: Adults

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

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

Digital Petting Zoo
Learn how your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card 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! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

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

Google: Beyond the Simple Search
Come to this class to learn about using Google, not just to search the Web, but to also utilize all the wonderful features that Google has to offer: Google+, Google Drive, Play, Maps, Calendar, etc..! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 5/14/2014 at 10:00 AM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 4/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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. Prerequisite: Excel Basics Part 1, Registration required. 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

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

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 required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

Excel II
This workshop is a follow up to the introductory class. After a review of the basics, we will discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Registration preference is given to those who attend Excel Basics. Audience: Adults

Power Point Basics*
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. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Power Point Basics II*
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second class that includes Power Point 2007. Power Point Basics I should be taken before this class. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Email Basics using Gmail
An introduction to email for those who do not already have an email account. You will create an email account using Google's free email service, Gmail. Learn to send emails, attach files and manage your account. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Internet Basics
New to the Internet? Need some guidance on getting started with this new world of information? Come get the basics from our helpful staff on what the Internet is and how everyone can use it. Registration Required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

eReader 1 on 1
Book an appointment for a 1-hour session to learn Overdrive and how to download eBooks to your iPad, Kindle or Nook. Staff will show you how to find, check out and download books. Our focus will be on how to use the Overdrive service. Registration is required. Audience: Seniors

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)

Word Basics
Learn how to create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. For adults with some computer experience, but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Job 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

Library Resource Scavenger Hunt (Tweens)
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. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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: Elementary (5-11), 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)

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 Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

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, Seniors

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

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Create, edit and save a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. It is recommended that you take Microsoft Word Basics before you take this class. Basic computer skills required. Registration required Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Microsoft Publisher 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), Elementary (5-11)

Introduction to Selling on Ebay
Learn how to set up an account on Ebay, as well as how to photograph, post, sell and track your items. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Robotics: LEGO Education WeDo
Come out and learn how to create theme-based LEGO projects in this hands-on robotics construction workshop. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Word Basics for Teens
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: Teens (12-18)

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

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn
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

Microsoft Powerpoint 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), Elementary (5-11)

Introduction to $elling on Ebay
Learn how to set up an Ebay account on Ebay as well as photograph, post, sell and track your items. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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. Registration Required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Create 3D Objects
Heard of 3D printing? Join us to learn about this growing field and experiment with how to make 3D objects using 3Doodler printing press. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Word Basics 2 for Teens
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: Teens (12-18)

Introduction to Finding Funders
Learn to find funders for your 501c3 nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool, the Foundation Directory Online. Familiarity with computer basics and Internet use required. Audience: Adults

STEM Electrics
Learn how common electrical components work by conducting various experiments by yourself or with friends in this hands-on workshop. We will also be exploring robotics with Cubelets! Building blocks that are easy and fun to use! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create 3D Objects
Heard of 3D printing? Join us to learn about this growing field and experiment with how to make 3D objects using 3Doodler printing pens. Audience: Adults

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create Digital Music
Interested in composing your own music? Learn to create digital music using online software. No prior musical skills are needed to participate in this hands-on program. Just bring an interest in music and a desire to learn about new technology. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Excel Basics for Teens
In this introductory workshop, create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2007. Teens must be comfortable with basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create 8-bit Art
Interested in learning more about 8-bit art? Join us for an 8-bit art workshop and create your own original work using plastic beads and templates provided by us. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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Cast Meet-n-Greet
Meet the Cast of "Reluctant Dragon" immediately following the public performance on Friday night. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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Literacy Circle Time
Students from UNC Charlotte's Child & Family Development department lead hands-on activities for parents and children that encourage the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, playing. Parents are expected to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Every Child Ready to Read: Fun with Math and Science
Come learn about the five early literacy practices, along with interactive science and math activities you can use to help your children learn more about the world, gain new vocabulary, and develop other literacy skills. For parents and caregivers. Audience: Adults

Every Child Ready to Read: For Me, for You, for Later™
Learn about the five early literacy practices, along with fun math activities you can use to help your child learn financial literacy skills. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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Eco-Friendly Gardening: More Productive Vegetable Garden with Companion Planting
Companion planting is an organic approach to vegetable gardening that can increase the productivity of your garden without the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers. Companion planting will refresh and invigorate the way you look at vegetable gardening. Audience: Adults

Power Hour: Growing Food in the Greenhouse
Gain STEM skills by learning how to create a greenhouse suitable for plant growth. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

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

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Worm Composting (Vermicomposting)
Worm composting is an effective method of residential and commercial organic waste reduction. Join us as we explore how vermicomposting can lead Mecklenburg County to the zero-waste path. Audience: Adults

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Bokashi Composting
Join Master Composter Anna Brown as she talks about two favorite methods of reducing waste and making gardening easy! Bokashi Composting allows you to compost ALL food waste and create rich, fast compost for your yard and garden. Audience: Adults

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

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Back Yard Chickens
Check back for a full description of this program offered by Mecklenburg County Master Composters. Audience: Adults

Wipe out Waste: Trash to Treasure
In an effort to increase participation in and awareness of Mecklenburg County’s recycling program, participants will learn what items are accepted by the County for recycling and why. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Productive Vegetable Garden with Companion Planting
Learn to be a savvy gardener. Companion planting is an organic approach to vegetable gardening that can increase the productivity of your garden without the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teeth Make a Difference
Summer Reading Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Eat Your Weeds!
Master Composter Anna Brown will discuss how to put weeds in your yard to work. Learn to identify common weeds that contain nutritional value and medicinal healing. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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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)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Come prepared to have fun learning 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, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Robotics: LEGO Education WeDo
Come out and learn how to create theme-based LEGO projects in this hands-on robotics construction workshop. Audience: Teens (12-18)

PAWS to Read
Children in K-5th grades can boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog during a 20-minute session. Call 704-416-4800 to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Reading Buddies
Increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer during a one hour 1-on-1 session. Registration is limited to one appointment per week per child. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

School Break Special
School is out, so come to the library for a fun school-age program. This interactive session will connect you with literature through engaging activities. This week, the theme is "Spy Guy: the super-secret world of spies!" 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)

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

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

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

Paws to Read
Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Join us on Saturdays from 10:30am-12pm! 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, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

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

Reading Buddies
Children, ages 5-11, who struggle with reading or just need a confidence boost, are welcome to come to the Library and sit and read aloud with a volunteer. Children will gain confidence and skill at reading in a safe environment with friendly people. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This week, the theme is poetry. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play
Cup Stacking Competition Participate in games that encourage cooperation,problem solving,teamplay and critical thinking; Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Matthews Library Teen Advisory Group: TAG-13-17 year olds
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 boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

Tuesday Challenge
Test your knowledge on a variety of topics with a self-paced trivia activity Audience: Teens (12-18)

Amigos Homework Help / Ayuda con las tareas escolares
Students in K-5th grades can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in one-on-one or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Homework Study Zone
Drop by the Cornelius Library for the Study Zone between 4:00-6:00 on Tuesdays! Spread out and get some school work done, study for tests, get homework help or free online tutoring. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

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

Homework Help
If you are between the ages of 5 and 11 come receive free homework help from library volunteers. This is a drop-in program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Tutoring for Teens
Prescreened adult volunteer is available at University City Library to tutor teens. First come, first served basis (no sign-up required) for ½ hour sessions. Only one session per night per person please. *Please check in with staff at the Reference Desk prior to seeing a tutor. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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)

Rookie Science: Plant Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. In April we will discuss plant science. 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)

Amigos Tutoring
Students ages 5-11 can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in a group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. This is a drop-in program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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), Preteen (8-11)

Homework Study Zone
Drop by the Mountain Island Library for the Study Zone during 5:30-7:30 on Wednesdays! Spread out and get some school work done, study for tests, or get homework help or free online tutoring. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Homework Study Zone
Drop by the Beatties Ford Road Regional Library for the Study Zone. Spread out and get some school work done, study for tests, or get homework help or free online tutoring. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Spanish Conversation Club for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish listening and speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. A grasp of very basic Spanish is recommended but not required. No registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Friday Challenge
Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with a self-paced puzzle activity Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Community Service Sundays @ North County Regional Library
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 new project every month! 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)

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

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

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)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! The theme will be mothers. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Community Service
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)

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)

Lunch at the Library
Bring your lunch to the Main Library for a stimulating, casual hour of conversation, hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Trustee and civic leader Ed Williams. Mary Tribble, Marketing Professional and Speaker will be our second guest. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Info Session on Speech & Language Development in Early Childhood
Join CMS Speech and Language Specialist Rachel Barger to learn about children's speech and language development ages birth through 5. Includes pre-literacy tips and where parents can turn for information and assistance. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults

Library Orientation/First Visit
Take a guided tour of Mountain Island Library and learn about the resources that are available to help you at home, school and work. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Library Resource Scavenger Hunt (Tweens)
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. Audience: 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 Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at Sugar Creek Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Action Reaction w/ Discovery Place
Join us as we host the Discovery Place. Engage in chemical reactions such as exploding hydrogen balloons and mysterious color changes while learning about properties of materials, physical and chemical changes and the effect of heat on a substance. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Solar System Spectacular
Explore the solar system with Discovery Place inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium. Learn about planets, asteroids and the moons that make up Earth's neighborhood. Call 704-416-6031 to register between 6/9 and 6/13. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Wipe out Waste: Trash to Treasure
In an effort to increase participation in and awareness of Mecklenburg County’s recycling program, participants will learn what items are accepted by the County for recycling and why. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Backyard Birds with Latta
Explore Backyard Birds with Latta Plantation Nature Center. Call 704-416-6031 to register between 6/9 and 6/13. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Action and Reaction
Come learn about physics with the Discovery Place! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Come prepared to have fun learning 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, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Cold Blooded Encounters: Kitchen Chemistry
Children will explore chemistry as seen in cooking, one of the oldest and most widespread uses of applied chemistry. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Get to Know Mecklenburg County
Whether you're new to Mecklenburg County or have lived here for years, join us to explore interesting locations, learn about our community resources, and find a new adventure to embark on! Mecklenburg county maps and brochures will be provided. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Lunch at the Library
Bring your lunch to the Main Library for a stimulating, casual hour of conversation, hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Trustee and civic leader Ed Williams. Dr. David Goldfield, Professor of History, UNC Charlotte, will be our third guest. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor Whizzpop
The show is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures; scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Register by calling 704-416-6031 between 6/15/14 and 6/21/14. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teeth Make a Difference
Summer Reading Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

International Travel
Join us as we explore different countries and learn about their customs, culture, and people. Artifacts such as instruments, pottery, and art will be on display. Participants will play an International Postcard Matching Game after the presentation. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Turtles with Latta
Come and learn about turtles with Latta Plantation Nature Center. Call 704-416-6031 to register between 6/15/14 and 6/21/14. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Radical Reptiles
Come learn about reptiles with Parks and Rec! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

STEM Electrics
Learn how common electrical components work by conducting various experiments by yourself or with friends in this hands-on workshop. We will also be exploring robotics with Cubelets! Building blocks that are easy and fun to use! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Incredible Insects
Come learn about insects with the Nature Lady! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Children will experiment with Density and which items sink and float. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Financial Literacy: How Money Works / Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el di
Participants will learn tips to better manage their finances. The components of a financial plan will be explained and principles of good money management will be discussed, including the benefits of saving, and spending money responsibly. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Electrifying Attraction
Come learn about electricity with the Discovery Place! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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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

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

Conexiones que Cuentan/ Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad para desarrollar la lectura. Participe en cuentos, canciones, dinámicas y manualidades./ A Spanish storytime for children birth to 5 that develops reading skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Conexiones que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad para desarrollar la lectura. Participe en cuentos, canciones, dinámicas y manualidades./ A Spanish storytime for children birth to 5 that develops reading skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Conexiones que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español con música y actividades para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad con el fin de prepararlos para la escuela. A bilingual story time featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el dinero? / Financial Literacy Workshop
Los participantes aprenderán cómo administrar mejor sus finanzas. Se explicarán los componentes de un plan financiero y se discutirán los principios de la buena administración, incluyendo los beneficios de ahorrar y usar el dinero responsablemente. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Traveling Through Latin America with Music / Viajando a través de Latinoamérica
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music via the acoustic performances of local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el dinero?
Los participantes aprenderán cómo administrar mejor sus finanzas.Se explicarán los componentes de un plan financiero y se discutirán los principios de la buena administración, incluyendo los beneficios de ahorrar y usar el dinero responsablemente. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Boleros: A Latin American Tradition
Explore the Bolero, a music genre that unifies Latin American countries and culture and is a symbol of Latino heritage across generations. Experience this unique Latin American music genre with singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

ESL Storytime
Provide your little ones with opportunities to practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. This program is intended for children who speak English as a second language. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Crossroads Cafe Free English Classes
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

Exhibitsback to top

Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at University City Regional Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Make crafts and sign up for summer reading. There will also be food and music! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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Learn, Play, Connect: Video Gaming for Teens
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: Board Games
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play select video games on the Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Come learn chess basics and test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games. All skill levels welcome and refreshments will be served. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Teens will learn strategy and critical thinking skills through the classic game of chess. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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: Videogaming and Board Games
Grab your friends and come play (name of game) on the (gaming platform) and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play
Cup Stacking Competition Participate in games that encourage cooperation,problem solving,teamplay and critical thinking; Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Wii
Develop literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills with video games! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Strategy Games
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills with strategy gaming. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Magic: the Gathering session
In the spirit of the Children's Theatre Reluctant Dragon performance, join us in the Loft for Magic: the Gathering, a fantasy card playing game led by Spandex City. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Learn, Connect, Play: Mancala Tournament
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Afternoon Adventures Puzzle Tower
Come play this giant, Jenga-like game of tumbling blocks that will test your mental skill and your manual dexterity. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Tumble Tower
Come play this giant, Jenga-like game of tumbling blocks that will test your mental skill and your manual dexterity. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Word Games
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills with word games. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play
Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with a self-paced puzzle activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play video games and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Gaming will take place all day in the Teen Area. You can come and go as you please. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play
Grab your friends and come play on the Wii and Xbox and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Puzzle Tuesdays for Teens
Stop by the North County Regional Library Information Desk for a puzzle and a sweet treat on the first Tuesday of every month. Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with a self-paced puzzle activity. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Quest, Play: Chess Club
Teens will learn strategy and critical thinking skills through the classic game of chess. Audience: Teens (12-18), Teens (12-18), Teens (12-18)

Trivia Tuesdays for Teens
Show off your trivia skills for a sweet treat every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics with a self-paced trivia activity. Audience: 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)

Word Search Tuesdays for Teens
Test your logic and reasoning skills along with your ability to think analytically with a self-paced word search. Ask for this activity sheet at the Information Desk. You will recieve a sweet treat when you return your sheet Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Learn, Connect, Play - X-box Kinect
Grab your friends and come play X-box Kinect and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Robotics: LEGO Education WeDo
Come out and learn how to create theme-based LEGO projects in this hands-on robotics construction workshop. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading-Gaming Tournament
Compete against teens at other library branches to see who has the fiercest skills. The winner will earn a Teen Summer Reading-themed prize. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament
Compete against teens at other library branches to see who can score the highest during a round of BoomBlox Bash Party on the Wii. Ready to earn your system-wide fame? Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play - Scrabble
Practice your word making skills and join us for a fun filled afternoon of playing Scrabble. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament- X-box Kinect
Grab your friends and come play X-box 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. 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)

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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

Find Your Ancestor & Learn About Yourself
Presentation and discussion of library resources and research methods, in the area of genealogy. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Retro Weaponry
Teens will build a catapult and trebuchet to use as springboards for discussion on acceleration, gravity, physics, and energy. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Race and Class in the New South City: Revisiting Bittersweet Legacy
Dr. Greenwood will discuss the crucial role that Charlotte's black community played in the making of Bittersweet Legacy, her award-winning book, and the power that local people possess in documenting and recovering their past. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Unveiling the Harry Golden Marker
North Carolina places a state highway marker at 7th and Hawthorne to honor Harry Golden, internationally renowned author, humorist and Civil Rights activist of the 1950s and 1960s. A panel discussion on Golden's life will follow. Audience: Seniors, Adults

Destination Freedom: Music and History from the Civil Rights Era
Presented by the Levine Museum of the New South, this interactive presentation spotlights key events from the Civil Rights Era through discussion, song, and historic images. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Health/Fitnessback to top

Break Every Chain
Join Tierra Parsons, MSW, LCSW, from Johnson C. Smith University, to learn about intercommunication skill building, time management, and organizational skills that lead to a better life style. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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. Stories included in this high-energy storytime will focus on healthy living. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Info Session on Speech & Language Development in Early Childhood
Join CMS Speech and Language Specialist Rachel Barger to learn about children's speech and language development ages birth through 5. Includes pre-literacy tips and where parents can turn for information and assistance. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults

Health Fair
Join us at BFR Library as we work with community partners to bring you basic health and wellness information as well as free screenings. Library resources on health and wellness will also be available Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Spring Break Community Service
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 benefit your community. Ages 11-18. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Professional Development For Teens
Learn skills that will give you the edge when applying for your potential new job. This session we will focus on decision making and how your decisions can positively and negatively effect your job hunt/life. Facilitated by The Teen Loft's own AJ! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Get help learning how to search online for jobs. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

Professional Development: Interviewing Tips
This workshop will demonstrate employment application tips, professional appearance, do’s and don’ts of interviewing and effective responses to interview questions. Audience: Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Selling on eBay and Etsy: A Beginner's Guide
An overview of selling on eBay and Etsy, two shopping websites in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Registration is not required for this event. 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 Search Tutor
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a staff member to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter and applying for jobs. Registration required. Register online or call 704-416-7400 for more information Audience: Adults, Seniors

The Secrets of Productive Networking: Your Job Seeking Success Tool
During this session, you’ll learn why developing a network is so important to your job search and begin to develop your own “toolbox” so that you can successfully network with others, whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert. 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

Job Seeking: Planning and Preparation
How to plan and prep for your interview or new job. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Difficult Conversations Done Safely
Explore ways to address a difficult subject with a boss or co-worker, including simple communication breakdown or adversarial relationship history. 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

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

Job Seeking: Interview Basics
Learn how to ace and interview Audience: Teens (12-18)

Product Photography for eBay, Craigslist, Etsy, and Other Online Markets
An overview of basic equipment and knowledge needed to take quality photos of your merchandise without spending a lot of money. Bring your digital camera or smartphone to practice. Registration required. Audience: Adults

Excel II
This workshop is a follow up to the introductory class. After a review of the basics, we will discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Registration preference is given to those who attend Excel Basics. Audience: Adults

Job Seekers Seminar: Building your Personal Brand
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. Audience: Adults

Getting a Job 101: Get Hired! Job Readiness Training for Teens
This series, presented by Regal Hawke, will teach you the tools, tips, and confidence you need to land your first job. In this fun and interactive workshop, you'll learn a 30-second pitch and how to present yourself and your skills with confidence. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Women in the Workforce: Identifying Life Skills to Enhance Your Resume
Find out how women can use the skills they attain from hobbies, volunteer work, and homemaking to get the job they really want. Presented by life coach and inspirational speaker, Regal Hawke. Audience: Adults

Resume Writing: Building a Powerful Resume for Today's Job Market
To be competitive in today's tough job market, one of the things that is essential is to create a powerful resume to 'market yourself.' Come to this class to learn techniques and tips to help you do that. Audience: Adults, Seniors

  • 6/4/2014 at 10:00 AM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 5/21/2014 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

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

Talking Yourself to Success
Explore ways to coach a mentee or talk yourself through self-doubt at work when you need to be a strong producer. Audience: Adults

Educación financiera: ¿Cómo funciona el dinero? / Financial Literacy Workshop
Los participantes aprenderán cómo administrar mejor sus finanzas. Se explicarán los componentes de un plan financiero y se discutirán los principios de la buena administración, incluyendo los beneficios de ahorrar y usar el dinero responsablemente. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Empowering Your Vision with Photography
Photography is all math and science, but there is enough magic there to enable you to explore yourself, your family and your world. Discover ways to think about the photos you take and how they tell the stories of your life. Audience: Adults

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

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn
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

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

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Career Exploration: Meet a Business Analyst
Join the West Boulevard Library for a short presentation from a Business Analyst who works with Bank of America. Come enjoy light refreshments and a great discussion. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create 3D Objects
Heard of 3D printing? Join us to learn about this growing field and experiment with how to make 3D objects using 3Doodler printing pens. Audience: Adults

Teen Summer Reading: I Can be a Chef
Learn what it takes to make a delicious dish from scratch while participating in our Teen Cooking Challenge. During this hands-on program, teens will learn about the challenges and rewards of a career in this field, as well as how to read a recipe and measure ingredients. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Movies/Filmsback to top

From page to Screen: Fahrenheit 451
Participate in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s One Book community read by viewing and discussing the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Light refreshments served, but bring a bag lunch if you like. No registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: Fahrenheit 451
Join us for a showing of the 1966 film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 as part of our celebration of “One book. One week. One Community.” This film is not rated. OB2014. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

From the Page to the Screen: Rise of the Guardians
Come join us for a special screening of the film Rise of the Guardians. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Community Read: The Film: Fahrenheit 451
One Book:Come to the film version of the Community Read title: "Fahrenheit 451" starring Julie Christie. Light refreshments. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Fahrenheit 451
The Turning Pages Book Club invites you to participate in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s One Book community read by viewing and discussing the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Light refreshments. Audience: Adults

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of Frozen, about the powerful Snow Queen Elsa and her sprightly sister Anna. This movie is rated PG. Light refreshments will be provided. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Preschool Movie Break
Enjoy two separate 30 minute features with a five minute break in between. Stay for one or both. Bring lunch or a snack. Call 704-416-6031 for movie titles. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

School Break Special - Despicable Me Film Fest
School is out, so come to the library for a fun school-age program. Enjoy Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 along with snacks. These films are rated PG. There will be short intermission between films. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

From Page to Screen: Celebrating Patricia Highsmith, "Strangers on a Train"
Come to a Page to Screen experience! This month: watch the presentation of the life of Patricia Highsmith; stay to watch Alfred Hitchcock's gripping suspense film based on the book, 'Strangers on A Train" starring Farley Granger & Robert Walker. Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Now Showing: Hunger Games Catching Fire
Join us for a special showing of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the continuation of the Hunger Games saga that finds a revolution brewing while President Snow plots their downfall during the Quarter Quell. Rated PG13, refreshments provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

FAHRENHEIT 451: THE MOVIE
Main Library presents the 1966 film FAHRENHEIT 451, adapted for the screen by the French director Francois Truffaut. This is one of the concluding events of the library's ONE BOOK celebration of Ray Bradbury's classic cautionary tale. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Film Series: It Happened One Year: Classic Movies from 1934: THE SCARLET EMPRESS
Join us at Independence Regional Library for the eight part film series IT HAPPENED ONE YEAR: CLASSIC MOVIES FROM 1934 on the third Saturday of each month from October 19, 2013 to May 17, 2014. Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen: Fahrenheit 451
Please join us in the Community Room for a showing of Fahrenheit 451 as part of our celebration of One book. One week. One community event. Light refreshments will be provided. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors

Teen Anime Club
Join us in exploring Japanese culture and media awareness with teen anime enthusiasts. The Anime Club is a group of fans, ages 12-18, who gather in the library every three weeks to watch, discuss, and draw anime. New members are welcome! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

From Page to Screen
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for our film series of books made into movies! See the story brought to life! Audience: Teens (12-18)

THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934)
The series IT HAPPENED ONE YEAR: CLASSIC MOVIES FROM 1934 concludes with the comedy-musical THE GAY DIVORCEE. Starring the incomparable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, this delightful film has it all: dancing, Cole Porter songs, and more dancing!! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us this month for a Mel Brooks Festival. Showing today is Spaceballs starring Mel Brooks, John Candy and Rick Moranis. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG. 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

Film Series: It Happened One Year: Classic Movies From 1934
Join us at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library for the eight part film series IT HAPPENED ONE YEAR: CLASSIC MOVIES FROM 1934 on the second Saturday of each month from October 12, 2013 to May 10, 2014. Audience: Adults, Seniors

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us this month for a Mel Brooks Festival. Showing today is Blazing Saddles, starring Cleavon Little, Mel Brooks and Harvey Korman. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated R. Audience: Adults

Film Series: It Happened One Year: Classic Movies from 1934: THE GAY DIVORCEE
Join us at Independence Regional Library for the eight part film series IT HAPPENED ONE YEAR: CLASSIC MOVIES FROM 1934 on the third Saturday of each month from October 19, 2013 to May 17, 2014. Audience: Adults, Seniors

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us this month for a Mel Brooks Festival. Showing today is The Twelve Chairs, starring Mel Brooks, Frank Langella and Dom DeLuise. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Adults

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us this month for a Mel Brooks Festival. Showing today is Life Stinks, starring Mel Brooks, Leslie Ann Warren and Jeffrey Tambor. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Adults

From Page to Screen: George Orwell’s 1984: the Novel and the Film
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 starring John Hurt, Richard Burton & Suzanna Hamilton. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated R Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen: An Afternoon With Esteemed Director John Ford
Join us for a fun-filled presentation on Director John Ford's greatest movies; then watch the 1942 Oscar-winning movie, "How Green Was My Valley," based on the Richard Llewellyn book, starring Maureen O'Hara & Walter Pidgeon (Rated G). Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 6/27/2014 at 1:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 6/6/2014 10:00:00 AM

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of Oscar Award-winning Frozen. This movie is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

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Afternoon Adventures
Around the World in 90 Minutes! Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities as we travel around the world! Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Día Family Book Club
Join us for a shared reading activity for families with young children that explores children's books that celebrate Día (Diversity in Action). Learn more about your library and engage in hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

Discover and Discuss through Dance: Soca
Come learn about the origin of the Soca genre and style of dance associated with the Caribbean heritage and culture. Enjoy a Caribbean dance demonstration and discussion with Socacise founder and instructor Najilah Keisha Bridgeman. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Young Musician Series and BFR Birthday Celebration
Enjoy youth performances in Dance and Music as we celebrate Beatties Ford Road Regional Library presence in the community for more than 50 years. This is a Family program and you are all invitied to the party. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Conexiones que Cuentan/ Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad para desarrollar la lectura. Participe en cuentos, canciones, dinámicas y manualidades./ A Spanish storytime for children birth to 5 that develops reading skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Conexiones que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad para desarrollar la lectura. Participe en cuentos, canciones, dinámicas y manualidades./ A Spanish storytime for children birth to 5 that develops reading skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Dia de los niños/ Día de los niños: Children's Day/Book Day
Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Join Gina, for an International Music and Movement program that is fun for families with young children. For children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros- Children's Day/Book Day
Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Programs take place during the month of April, and culminates yearly around April 30th. Join Mr. Nigel for a special time of music and singing. Fun for the whole family! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Dia de los niños/Día de los libros - Children's Day/Book Day
Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Programs take place during the month of April, and culminates yearly around April 30th. Join Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as stories come to life through creative drama and movement activities. Social development, public speaking and theatre concepts combine in this fun creative exploration. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Dia Family Book Club
Join us for a shared reading activity for families to explore children's books that celebrate Dia (Diversity in Action). Learn more about your library and engage in hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Spanish Conversation Club for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish listening and speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. A grasp of very basic Spanish is recommended but not required. No registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Día de los niños/ Día de los libros - Children's Day/Book Day
Dia is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literary experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Join Mr. Nigel from Children's Theatre for a special time of music and singing. Fun for the whole family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Friday Night Lights
Teens ages 12-18- After-hours "teens only" event! Share your talent- dance, sing, bring your band, your artwork, or writing. Enjoy the entertainment and free food. Want to take part or help make it happen? Speak w Brian or Melanie at Hickory Grove. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros - Children's Day/ Book Day
Día es la diversidad en acción. Participa en una experiencia de alfabetización que honra a todos los niños, los libros y las culturas. Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Painting 4 Diversity
ImaginOn presents a statewide project by contemporary visual artist Edwin Gil that invites children from several communities of North Carolina to create original paintings inspired by their own definition of diversity. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Meet the Author: Pearl Cleage
Celebrate reading and meet Pearl Cleage, who will read from her latest novel ""Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs". Q&A will follow. Copies of Ms. Cleage's latest book will be available for sale Audience: Adults, Seniors

Race and Class in the New South City: Revisiting Bittersweet Legacy
Dr. Greenwood will discuss the crucial role that Charlotte's black community played in the making of Bittersweet Legacy, her award-winning book, and the power that local people possess in documenting and recovering their past. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Traveling Through Latin America with Music / Viajando a través de Latinoamérica
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music via the acoustic performances of local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

International Travel
Join us as we explore different countries and learn about their customs, culture, and people. Artifacts such as instruments, pottery, and art will be on display. Participants will play an International Postcard Matching Game after the presentation. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Boleros: A Latin American Tradition
Explore the Bolero, a music genre that unifies Latin American countries and culture and is a symbol of Latino heritage across generations. Experience this unique Latin American music genre with singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Traveling Through Latin America with Music
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music via the acoustic performances of local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 7/12/2014 at 2:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 6/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

National Library Weekback to top

One Book, One Week, One Challenge
Take the Fahrenheit 451 Challenge! Test your knowledge with trivia, puzzles and brainteasers. Week of April 13 - 19. Audience: Adults

Become a Library Power User!
Explore the great free resources and services that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers. Learn how to maximize your library card and become a power user. Pick up a worksheet at the library to get started. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Pancakes and Poetry
Share original poetry, create a "book spine" poem, or bring something from a favorite poet to read and learn to make a pancake. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

One Book, One Community: Fahrenheit 451
Join us at the Sugar Creek Library for a book discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s book selection for the One Book Community Read initiative during National Library Week. OB2014 Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Meet the Author : Robert Inman
Celebrate National Library Week at Myers Park Library. Meet former television news anchor Robert Inman, author of Dairy Queen Days, Old Dogs & Children, Captain Saturday, Home Fires Burning and his latest novel The Governor's Lady. Audience: Adults, Seniors

School Break Special - Despicable Me Film Fest
School is out, so come to the library for a fun school-age program. Enjoy Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 along with snacks. These films are rated PG. There will be short intermission between films. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

From Page to Screen : Fahrenheit 451
Come and join us during National Library Week as we show the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, as part of the One Book Community Read. Refreshments will be provided. OB2014 Audience: Adults

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

Learn, Connect, Play
Cup Stacking Competition Participate in games that encourage cooperation,problem solving,teamplay and critical thinking; Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Every Child Ready to Read: For Me, for You, for Later™
Come learn about interactive educational apps you can use to help your child learn financial literacy skills. Parents come prepared to play and learn together with your child. This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of PNC’s national Grow up Great initiative, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Info Session on Speech & Language Development in Early Childhood
Join CMS Speech and Language Specialist Rachel Barger to learn about children's speech and language development ages birth through 5. Includes pre-literacy tips and where parents can turn for information and assistance. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at Sugar Creek Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

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

Discover and Discuss through Dance: Soca
Come learn about the origin of the Soca genre and style of dance associated with the Caribbean heritage and culture. Enjoy a Caribbean dance demonstration and discussion with Socacise founder and instructor Najilah Keisha Bridgeman. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Young Musician Series and BFR Birthday Celebration
Enjoy youth performances in Dance and Music as we celebrate Beatties Ford Road Regional Library presence in the community for more than 50 years. This is a Family program and you are all invitied to the party. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Dia de los niños/ Día de los niños: Children's Day/Book Day
Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Join Gina, for an International Music and Movement program that is fun for families with young children. For children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros- Children's Day/Book Day
Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Programs take place during the month of April, and culminates yearly around April 30th. Join Mr. Nigel for a special time of music and singing. Fun for the whole family! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Dia de los niños/Día de los libros - Children's Day/Book Day
Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Programs take place during the month of April, and culminates yearly around April 30th. Join Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as stories come to life through creative drama and movement activities. Social development, public speaking and theatre concepts combine in this fun creative exploration. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros - Children's Day/ Book Day
Día es la diversidad en acción. Participa en una experiencia de alfabetización que honra a todos los niños, los libros y las culturas. Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

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, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Fish the Magish
Learn science through the world of magic with Fish the Magish, a entertaining and talented magician. Call 704-416-3800 for more details Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Traveling Through Latin America with Music / Viajando a través de Latinoamérica
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music via the acoustic performances of local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Seniors

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Boleros: A Latin American Tradition
Explore the Bolero, a music genre that unifies Latin American countries and culture and is a symbol of Latino heritage across generations. Experience this unique Latin American music genre with singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading: I Can be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2014: I Can Create Digital Music
Interested in composing your own music? Learn to create digital music using online software. No prior musical skills are needed to participate in this hands-on program. Just bring an interest in music and a desire to learn about new technology. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Senior Livingback to top

Seniors Go To XBox Boot Camp!
Join us for a fun-filled & educational afternoon for our Community's Senior Citizens. Participate in the fun & learning capacity of Xbox, Wii gaming, & other activities designed to improve cognitive skills and recreational fellowship. Refreshments! Audience: Seniors

  • 5/23/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 5/1/2014 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 performances of local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 7/12/2014 at 2:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 6/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

Sensory Programsback to top

Adult Sensory Storytime
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

Sensory Storytime
Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. For children with disabilities or special needs and their families Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

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

Sensory Storytime
Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. For children with disabilities or special needs and their families. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

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 Program for Adults
Come join us for a fun, interactive program for adults with special needs. Our program will include books, songs, movement and art. Audience: Adults

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

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

One Book, One Community Discussion
Be a part of the dialogue! Join the One Book Community Read featuring Fahrenheit 451 by participating in this book discussion co-facilitated by Library Trustee & CPCC Dean of Libraries Gloria Kelley and UNCC's Dr. Mark West, Chair of the English Dept Audience: Adults, Seniors

One Book, One Community Discussion
Be a part of the dialogue! Join the One Book Community Read featuring Fahrenheit 451 by participating in this book discussion co-facilitated by Davidson College Director of Libraries, Jill Gremmels and Jennie Gaisbauer, CML Foundation Director. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

One Book, One Community Discussion
Be a part of the dialogue! Join the One Book Community Read featuring Fahrenheit 451 by participating in this book discussion co-facilitated by Ann Clark, CMS Deputy Superintendent, and Lee Keesler, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library CEO. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

One Book, One Community Discussion
Be a part of the dialogue and get involved in the One Book Community Read featuring Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury by participating in this book discussion co-facilitated by Richard Thurmond, publisher of Charlotte Magazine, and David Singleton, Director of Libraries. OB2014 Audience:

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros: Zumbini
Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Join Gina, for an International Music and Movement program that is fun for families with young children. For children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Visit from the Carolinia Raptor Center
ImaginOn welcomes our friends from the Carolina Raptor Center WHO will be on site with a few feathered friends. Can you guess WHO they might be bringing? FREE. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Young Musician Series and BFR Birthday Celebration
Enjoy youth performances in Dance and Music as we celebrate Beatties Ford Road Regional Library presence in the community for more than 50 years. This is a Family program and you are all invitied to the party. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Seniors

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros- Children's Day/Book Day
Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Programs take place during the month of April, and culminates yearly around April 30th. Join Mr. Nigel for a special time of music and singing. Fun for the whole family! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Lunch at the Library
Bring your lunch to the Main Library for a stimulating, casual hour of conversation, hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Trustee and civic leader Ed Williams. Dr. Ron Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University will be the first guest. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Dia de los niños/Día de los libros - Children's Day/Book Day
Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Programs take place during the month of April, and culminates yearly around April 30th. Join Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as stories come to life through creative drama and movement activities. Social development, public speaking and theatre concepts combine in this fun creative exploration. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Día de los niños/ Día de los libros - Children's Day/Book Day
Dia is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literary experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Join Mr. Nigel from Children's Theatre for a special time of music and singing. Fun for the whole family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Friday Night Lights
Teens ages 12-18- After-hours "teens only" event! Share your talent- dance, sing, bring your band, your artwork, or writing. Enjoy the entertainment and free food. Want to take part or help make it happen? Speak w Brian or Melanie at Hickory Grove. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Dia de Los Niño’s Dia de Los Libros
Dia de Los Niño’s Dia de Los Libros Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Youth Entrepreneur Fair
Youth Entrepreneur Fair is sponsored by CML and The Myrtis Simpson Walker Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc. Empowering youth to become entrepreneurs and leaders. Offering Parent and Youth workshops. Free and open to the public. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros - Children's Day/ Book Day
Día es la diversidad en acción. Participa en una experiencia de alfabetización que honra a todos los niños, los libros y las culturas. Día is Diversity in Action. Engage in a literacy experience that honors all children, books and cultures. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Spring Fling
Join us for stories, games, songs and a craft to celebrate spring. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

The Joy of Censorship with Joe Raiola @ CPCC-Main, Elizabeth Building Auditorium
With great insight and humor, “The Joy of Censorship” sheds light on the endless arguments over banned books, movie ratings, the FCC, Supreme Court decisions, and the true meaning of obscenity. Location: CPCC - Main Campus, Elizabeth Building Aud. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

International House's Children's World of Play
Sponsored by the International House, A Children's World of Play is an International event where play is a universal language. We share culture through games and crafts, as well music and dance performances. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Come prepared to have fun learning 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, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Paper Fashionistas
Inspired by the popular "2 Sisters and a Blog," the Library is happy to offer this Mommy & Me paper fashion experience. In conjunction with CTC's production of "The Hundred Dresses," we will use paper to recreate popular Awards Ceremony dresses. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11)

Lunch at the Library
Bring your lunch to the Main Library for a stimulating, casual hour of conversation, hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Trustee and civic leader Ed Williams. Mary Tribble, Marketing Professional and Speaker will be our second guest. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at North County Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Kick-off
Join us as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Face painting, games, prizes and a special program with James Alsop - award-winning actor, dancer and choreographer for film, television, and Broadway. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Teens (12-18), Adults

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff @ North County Regional Library
Celebrate Teen Summer Reading through games, book sharing, ectoplasm, snacks and more! Come dressed as your favorite book or movie character (optional) as we celebrate reading! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Summer Reading Kick-off on the Green
Enjoy the music of kids rock band Lunch Money and literacy activities on the Green in front of Davidson Library in this community kick-off to summer reading. The festival is hosted by Cornelius, Davidson and North County Regional libraries. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us at Sugar Creek Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers of all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Adult Summer Reading Kick-off
Join us at the Mint Hill Library as we kick off our adult summer reading program. Sign up for summer reading, register for prize drawings, enjoy a snack, and find a good book to read over the summer! Audience: Adults

Summer Reading Kickoff with Professor Whizzpop
Join us as we kick off Summer Reading with Professor Whizzpop,magician and general goofball, and his "Fizz! Boom! Reading Explosion!" program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at Mint Hill Library as we kick off our summer reading program for readers 12-18 years of age. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Action Reaction w/ Discovery Place
Join us as we host the Discovery Place. Engage in chemical reactions such as exploding hydrogen balloons and mysterious color changes while learning about properties of materials, physical and chemical changes and the effect of heat on a substance. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament
Compete against teens at other library branches to see who can score the highest during a round of BoomBlox Bash Party on the Wii. Ready to earn your system-wide fame? Audience: Teens (12-18)

CMLibrary Presents: Carolina Raptor Center
Staff from The Carolina Raptor Center will present a live animal program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Fish the Magish
Learn science through the world of magic with Fish the Magish, a entertaining and talented magician. Call 704-416-3800 for more details Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Come join us in celebrating the start to the Teen Summer Reading Program. There will be many activities, prizes to win, and food. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we kick off our summer reading program for children. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Don't Forget to be Awesome! John Green Fest
Join us for a discussion on John Green books and earn prizes! We will also discuss the June movie release of "The Fault in Our Stars". Audience: Teens (12-18)

Lunch at the Library
Bring your lunch to the Main Library for a stimulating, casual hour of conversation, hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Trustee and civic leader Ed Williams. Dr. David Goldfield, Professor of History, UNC Charlotte, will be our third guest. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Empowering Your Vision with Photography
Photography is all math and science, but there is enough magic there to enable you to explore yourself, your family and your world. Discover ways to think about the photos you take and how they tell the stories of your life. Audience: Adults

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor Whizzpop
The show is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures; scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Register by calling 704-416-6031 between 6/15/14 and 6/21/14. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Teeth Make a Difference
Summer Reading Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Fun with JCSU
JCSU Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Kitchen Chemistry
Learn and explore science with Cold-Blooded Encounters' "Kitchen Chemistry." Fun science with a cool reaction! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Frontline Storytellers
Children will hear stories during this one-of-a-kind storytelling experience with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Frontline Storytellers' Summer Tent Tales. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Teen Summer Reading: I Can Be a DJ
Test out the turntables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Professor Whizzpop
The show is designed to encourage kids to read by introducing readers to some of literature’s more eccentric figures; scientists, mad scientists and crackpot inventors. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold-Blooded Encounters
Learn and explore science when Cold Blooded Encounters presents their Standard Animal Program. Attendees will get the opportunity to interact with live animals! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Traveling Through Latin America with Music
Explore Latin America through a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music via the acoustic performances of local singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 7/12/2014 at 2:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 6/16/2014 10:00:00 AM

CMLibrary Present: Cold Blooded Encounters
Live animal nature program suitable for the entire family. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Storytellingback to top

Baby/Toddler 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/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), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

First Monday Family Nights
Bring your entire 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), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Come prepared to have fun learning 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, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Storytimeback to top

Storytimes in April
Due to early voting, there will be no daily storytimes during the last two weeks of April (April 21st-May 2nd). For more information as well as updates on special events, please contact the South County Children's Department at 704-416-6600 X2. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months), 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)

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

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

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

Family Storytime
Children and caregivers enjoy stories,songs and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime
Children enjoy favorite stories, songs and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Help foster a love of reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. For ages birth - 5 years. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Two Time Storytime (ages 24-35 months)
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. Registration begins March 21. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Baby Storytime
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. This program is for children ages 0-11 months. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Baby/Toddler 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/Youth & Caregivers

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

Tiny Tots
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Toddler Time
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. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool Storytime (Wednesdays at 11:15)
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. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime: For Me, for You, for Later™
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Come prepared to have fun learning 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, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Registration begins March 21. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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)

Bilingual Storytime
Engage your child with books, activities, stories, and songs that encourage language development and literacy skills. This program is intended for children 11yrs or younger who speak English as a second language. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Baby Storytime (Thursdays at 10:15)
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. New sights and sounds are shared with a parent/caregiver through books, songs, and rhymes. Ages: Up to 17 months. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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)

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)

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)

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

Preschool Storytime: 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 (Thursdays at 11:15)
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. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance Audience: Preschool (3-5)

ESL Storytime
Provide your little ones with opportunities to practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. This program is intended for children who speak English as a second language. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Preschool 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 learn to read and write. 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

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)

Sensory Storytime
Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. For children with disabilities or special needs and their families Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, 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)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Preschool Storytime
Engage your preschoolers with 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

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

Family Storytime: 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

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

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

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. Stories included in this high-energy storytime will focus on healthy living. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

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)

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. Registration begins March 21. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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

Conexiones que Cuentan/ Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad para desarrollar la lectura. Participe en cuentos, canciones, dinámicas y manualidades./ A Spanish storytime for children birth to 5 that develops reading skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Preschool Storytime: Just For Me
Preschoolers will have 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. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Sensory Storytime
Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. For children with disabilities or special needs and their families. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 18-23 months)
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. This storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. For ages 18-23 months. Registration begins March 21. 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)

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

Conexiones que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Un tiempo de cuentos en español para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad para desarrollar la lectura. Participe en cuentos, canciones, dinámicas y manualidades./ A Spanish storytime for children birth to 5 that develops reading skills. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 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 children ages 12-23 months. Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

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), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Two Time Storytime
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. 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)

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)

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 bilingual story time featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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 ages 3-5, without a parent or caregiver. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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

First Friday Family Storytime Livestreamed
Every first Friday of the month Family Storytime is broadcasted LIVE. Follow the link to the ImaginOn Livestream page so your children can enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills from home! Audience: Preschool (3-5)

First Friday Family Storytime Livestreamed
Every first Friday of the month Family Storytime is broadcasted live. Follow the link to the ImaginOn Livestream page so your children can enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills from home! 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)

Two Time Storytime
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. For children who are two. 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. Registration begins May 20. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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

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

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

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

Tiny Tots
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. *This storytime is for children ages 12-23 months.* Audience: Babies (0-17 months), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Tiny Tots Storytime
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Ages 18-24 months. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Two Time
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. 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. Wear your pajamas! Milk and cookies will be served! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Two Time Storytime (ages 24-35 months)
Toddlers(ages 24- 35 months)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. Registration begins May 20. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Baby Storytime
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. *This storytime is for infants, ages 0-11 months.* Audience: Babies (0-17 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. Registration begins May 20. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. Come prepared to have fun learning 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, to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters
Learn fun science with a cool reaction from the people of Cold Blooded Encounters Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Storytime
Storytime Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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