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Fall Family Fun Festival
Fall is in the air! Come celebrate the season "out on the green" and enjoy storytelling, music, literacy activities, fun & games and much more! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

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

Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Steele Creek Library's Teen Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Documenting Your Family: Photography Class
Photographs can tell a story, capture personality and preserve memories. Learn about tips and tricks to best pose, light and photograph people. Discover ways to think about the photos you take and how they tell the stories of your family. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

Teen Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

American Girl Book Club (ages 8 to 11)
An American Girl Book club for children ages 8 to 11. Participants will discuss and share opinions on this month’s selected American Girl, Kit, whose story is set in the Great Depression. Registration is required for this event. 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 for community service project as we create fall centerpieces and bookmarks for Charlotte Rescue Mission. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

Comic Creations
By creating a short comic of their own, teens will expand their understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques book artists use. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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South County Children's is without phones
Due to remodeling, South County Children's Department is without telephones. Please call 704-416-6600 X3 for all inquiries and to register for events. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Word Search Puzzles
Drop by the Loft desk to pick up a word search. Complete it to earn a sweet treat! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required. Please call 704-416-3000, option 2, to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Info, Trivia, and Games
Every Monday in October; There will be breast cancer awareness Information, trivia, and other self-directed activities that will enlighten teens on the subject. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Each week will have a different theme! Check in at the children's desk for the details. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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

Adult Graphic Novel Book Club
Join Main Library for a BRAND new book club discussing Graphic Novels/Comics. At the first meeting, we will choose the first novel and discuss a group name. Audience: Adults

Discussion of William Forstchen's One Second After
Join Davidson College Psychology Professor Cole Barton for a discussion of this year's ReadDavidson selection, One Second After by William Forstchen. Free refreshments. No registration necessary. Call 704-416-4000 for more info. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Daylily Book Club Meeting
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month and discuss fiction, nonfiction, & biography. This month's selection is A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. All adults welcome; no registration necessary. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required beginning one week before the day of the program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Teen Book Club: The Literati
We will read and discuss a new book each month. The book to be discussed in October is Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones. New members welcome! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

SCARY STORIES
Sit back and relax as Mother Minter takes your mind and imagination on an incredible journey. Try not to get too scared! Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: Warm Bodies
Uprising begins at 4pm with a showing of the zombie movie Warm Bodies rated PG-13. Do come in your best zombie gear to be entered into our costume contest. Don't miss out on our zombie treats, they are to die for! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

Campfire Stories
Come hear thrilling, chilling tales told by a guest storyteller and enjoy s'mores around our pretend campfire. You can even bring your most thrilling tale to share with an audience. All are welcome to attend as storytellers or listeners. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Creative Journaling: Girls Lets Journal
Learn about writing and self-expression by journaling with words, photos, collages, and other art forms. For girls ages 8-12. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

Steele Creek Library's Teen Writing Club
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

From Page to Screen: Coraline
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Coraline. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Adult Book Club
Join the Sugar Creek Adult Book Club on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. In November we will be discussing Queen Sugar: A Novel by Natalie Baszile. New members are welcomed. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Book Club
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00p for a lively book discussion. This month we will discuss I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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

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

Compelling Reads Author Tour
Young Adult authors Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, S.E. Green, Claudia Gray, Beth Revis, Meagan Spooner, and Megan Shepherd will visit ImaginOn. There will be door prizes, book signings, author q&a, and light refreshments. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

Booktionary
Test your knowledge of book titles with this Pictionary-like game. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Middle School Girls Book Club
Join us for a discussion of Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. Copies of the book are available at the branch. For 5th- 8th graders. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

NaNoWriMo: 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

High School Girls Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Copies of the book are available at the branch. For 9th- 12th graders. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Creative Writing for Kids
Collaborate with other kids as you share your writing, give and receive feedback, and support others through the writing process. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-7400 or register online at cmlibrary.org/programs to book a 60 minute individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, Smartphone or laptop. Bring your device; we’ll show you how to find, checkout and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Pre-Teen Book Club
Join us as we discuss popular preteen books. 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 The Pleasure Was Mine by Tommy Hayes. Audience: Adults

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

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

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash. 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 November we will be discussing The Dinner by Herman Koch. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creating With Books: Foxes
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore what the fabulous Mr. Fox says when he goes out on a chilly night. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8 to 11. Registration Required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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)

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

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of "Coldsleep Lullaby: a mystery" by Andrew Brown. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daylily Book Club Book & Film Discussion: Remains of the Day
This month's selection is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. We will view the film, then discuss book and movie over a free lunch. All adults welcome. Registration required; call 704-416-3800 or register online. Audience: Adults, Seniors

  • 11/18/2014 at 10:00 AM: Cornelius    Learn More | Registration begins 10/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Preteen Book Club
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm as we discuss the selected book of the month. This month's book is I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Steele Creek Library's Tween Book Club
Join us on Tuesday, November 18th at 4:30 p.m. for our next meeting of the tween book club. November's book selection will be made during the October meeting of the tween book club. Snacks provided. Registration is required. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

Friends Council Book Drive at South End Chick-fil-A
South End Chick-fil-A will host a book drive with the Library Foundation Friends Council on Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Book donations will be used for the Friends Council Pop-Up Sales. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Elementary (5-11)

Teen Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Davidson Kids Book Club
A book club for 2nd- 4th graders. This month's book is Miss Klute is a hoot! by Dan Gutman. Copies are available at the branch. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Meet the Author: Chuck McShane
Local author and historian Chuck McShane will discuss his new book "A History of Lake Norman: Fish Camps to Ferraris." Q & A and book signing to follow. Registration recommended but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Community Service Project
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for community service project as we create fall centerpieces and bookmarks for Charlotte Rescue Mission. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about "Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record" by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For ages 7-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Steele Creek Library's Teen Book Club
Join us on Thursday, November 20th at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. The book discussion will be followed by a fun book related activity. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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 Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Journey Into The Mystery Teen Book Club
Join us for a monthly, young adult book club featuring a variety of appealing and popular fiction titles. Light Refreshments will be provided. Call 704-416.6400 for more information. This Months Book is: Paper Towns by John Green Audience: Teens (12-18)

Meet the Author: Carolyn Noell
Celebrate reading and meet Carolyn Noell, author of (The Medicine Man’s Daughter) and other books for adults. Learn about her writing process, inspiration and career path. Q&A will follow. Copies of Carolyn Noell’s latest books will be available for sale. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Authors
Celebrate reading and meet Dr. Sandra Govan, Elisha Minter, and Irania Patterson, contributors to 27 Views of Charlotte. Learn about their writing process, inspiration and career path. Copies will be available for sale. Audience: Adults

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

Afternoon Adventures:
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month the theme will be Kitchen Science. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: All Boys in Grades 2 thru 5...Join an average kid, named Fern as he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero. The book this month is Josh Lewis' "Super Chicken Nugget Boy. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Southern Voices
This book club discusses the writings of Southern authors, fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. This month we will be reading King's Mountain by Sharon McCrumb. Audience: Adults

Mystery Book Club
This month's selection is The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor. New members are welcome! Audience: Adults

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

Meet the Author: ABC Charlotte
Celebrate reading and meet Christy Pope and Thomas Berkau, authors of the children's book, ABC Charlotte. Signed copies of ABC Charlotte will be available for sale after their presentation. These would make great holiday gifts for children! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Adults, Seniors

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

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

  • 12/6/2014 at 10:15 AM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 11/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

Teen Book Club
The Teen Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 to discuss the selection of the month over snacks. To obtain a copy of the book, see the Circulation Desk. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this new book discussion group. In October we will be discussing "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults

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

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

  • 12/12/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 11/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of a mystery or thriller novel from the library's collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

Between the Covers Book Club
Please join us for lively discussion of our current fiction title, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Light refreshments provided. Please register online or call the branch at 704-416-6400. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

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

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

Starting & Growing Your Small Business: Charlotte Mecklenburg 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

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

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

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

Wellness Wednesdays
Have questions about the new healthcare law? Get answers! Representatives from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Get Covered America will offer one-on-one enrollment assistance from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m; followed by a 6:00 p.m. discussion of the basics of the Affordable Care Act. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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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

E-Mail 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technology 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

Advanced Excel: Formulas and Functions
This class is for the more advanced Excel student who desires learning more about the functions and formulas aspect of Excel. Participants must be proficient in basic Excel. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

Internet Basics
Learn how to surf the Web. 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. This class is designed for adults with some computer experience. Audience: Adults

LinkedIn on Training Wheels
Designed for the beginner, this hands-on workshop explores the what’s, why’s, and how’s of LinkedIn in an interactive fun environment. You will leave with your own LinkedIn profile! An email account and experience using PCs & the Internet required. Audience: Adults

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

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

Techonology 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: Seniors

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics
This is the first of a two-part series on Microsoft Excel. 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: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Technology 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excel 2007 Intermediate
This class is a follow up to the Excel Basics class. After a review, we'll discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Prior Excel experience is required to attend. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. This class is for people with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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 am. Attendees will learn according to their own pace and interest. Audience: Adults

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session
Call 704-416-7400 or register online at cmlibrary.org/programs to book a 60 minute individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, Smartphone or laptop. Bring your device; we’ll show you how to find, checkout and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email Basics: gMail
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

Networking with LinkedIn Intermediate
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn beyond the basics to build your network, enhance your profile, navigate company pages, and explore LinkedIn's job resources. Must have a LinkedIn account. Audience: Adults

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

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

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job 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

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

Microsoft 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

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

  • 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM: Cornelius    Learn More | Registration begins 11/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
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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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint I
Learn to create, edit, and add transition and animation to a PowerPoint 2007 presentation in this class for adults who have mastered basic computer and word processing skills. Audience: Adults

PowerPoint 2007 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, Teens (12-18), Seniors

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

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

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

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

Job Seeking: Online Job Searching and Applications
Explore website that can help you navigate your career choices and find a job. 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

PowerPoint II
This workshop is a follow-up to the PowerPoint Basics workshop. We'll review the basics and then discuss more advanced features of the program. You must have taken PowerPoint Basics to take this class. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Having Fun with Microsoft Publisher 2007
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more! Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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I Can Reuse & Recycle
Swing by to learn about the different ways you can reduce your environmental impact. Make a recycled craft & even take home a spooky Halloween snack! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

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

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

College 101: SAT Practice Exam with Kaplan
Prepare for college and kick off your SAT prep with a free practice exam. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required. Please call 704-416-3000, option 2, to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Community Service Saturday for Tweens
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for our monthly Service Saturday program. This program is for tweens 11-14. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

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

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

Book Buddies and Tutoring K-5
K-5 students can increase reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen volunteer during a 20-minute 1-on-1 session OR bring in homework for tutoring assistance. Bring your library card to try out tutor.com too! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a Reading Buddy during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Registration required beginning one week before the day of the program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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)

Techonology 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: Seniors

Supernatural Scavenger Hunt
Join us to explore books about the supernatural and complete our scavenger hunt by finding clues embedded in the books. 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)

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

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

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)

Teen Tutoring
Teens provide math and reading homework assistance. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

College 101: ACT/SAT Success Strategy Session with Kaplan
Prepare for college and learn about the differences between the two tests and strategies for success. Kaplan will prepare participants by providing a brief overview of test content, format, scoring, and essay tips! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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)

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

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

Adult Basic Reading/Writing Tutoring
Need help with basic reading or writing skills? Drop-in for a 30-minute individual session with a volunteer. Get help with basic reading, reading comprehension, grammar, writing or other literacy skills. Designed for basic or intermediate learners. This program is intended for adults only. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Life Reimagined with AARP
Life Reimagined offers tools, activities and support to help you figure out what really matters. Audience: Adults, Seniors

College 101: Accepted-Getting Into Your Top Choice School with Kaplan
Prepare for college and get in to your top choice school with tips from Kaplan. Participants will receive an overview of what colleges are looking for and how they should best position themselves when preparing for college. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Peace Corps Information Session
Join Deborah Buckley of the Peace Corps for information about the great programs they provide. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking & listening skills, including basic grammar & vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. Geared to intermediate-level speakers, but everyone is welcome. No registration. No class 10/17, 10/31, 11/14 or 11/28. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

Peace Corps Information Session
Learn what it is like to live and work with a community overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer as well as how to support projects in our community. Deborah Buckley, a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer will be joined by others to share stories. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

Guy Talk
Join us for a guys only discussion group where we chat about issues facing male teens today Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, we are "Grateful for Plants!" Featuring activities provided by UNC-Charlotte's Botanical Gardens staff. Registration required! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Creating With Books: Foxes
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore what the fabulous Mr. Fox says when he goes out on a chilly night. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rookie Science: Engineering & Architecture
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This month we will explore engineering and architecture. Grades K-5. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

College 101: Getting Into College with Princeton Review
Let the Princeton Review give you the knowledge you need to get accepted into college through this great workshop! Please follow the link to register. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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 (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)

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

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

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

Community Service Project
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us for community service project as we create fall centerpieces and bookmarks for Charlotte Rescue Mission. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about "Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record" by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For ages 7-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

GPS (Goals, Plans and Strategy) Your Guide to Your Dreams
Effective goal setting is the key to making things happen. In this seminar, participants will learn basic techniques for setting goals, establishing an effective action plan and executing the best strategy that make goals a reality. Audience: Teens (12-18)

College 101: Accepted-Getting Into Your Top Choice School
Prepare for college and get in to your top choice school with tips from Kaplan. Participants will receive an overview of what colleges are looking for and how they should best position themselves when preparing for college. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

College 101: SAT Practice Exam with Kaplan
Prepare for college and kick off your SAT prep with a free practice exam. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 am. Attendees will learn according to their own pace and interest. Audience: Adults

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

ESL (English as a Second Language)back to top

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

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

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

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

Crossroads Cafe: 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

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

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

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

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

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Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Come play the WiiU and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection--your choice! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Learn, Connect, Play: Puzzles
Increase problem solving and critical thinking skills while solving challenging puzzles with your friends. 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)

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

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

Learn, Connect, Play: Videogaming and Board Games
Grab your friends and come play video and board games! Have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play on the Wii and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

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

International Games Day
Grab your friends and come play games with us!! Participate in Board Games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

International Games Day
Grab your friends and come play games with us! Join us inside and out for games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, critical thinking skills and fun! Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults

International Games Day @ Your Library
Come to the library and play! Explore the educational, recreational, and social value of gaming at your local library. At the Cornelius Branch patrons can play Scrabble, UNO, Life, Yahtzee, Jenga, Battleship, Chutes & Ladders, and Candy Land. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

International Game Day
Come to the library and play! Explore the educational, recreational, and social value of gaming at your local library. At the University City Regional Library patrons can play games throughout the day. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Teens (12-18), Adults

International Games Day @ Your Library
Come to the library and play! Explore the educational, recreational, and social value of gaming at your local library. At Mountain Island Library, patrons can play a variety of video and board games. Audience: Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11), Adults

International Games Day
Grab your friends and come play games with us!! Participate in Board and Video Games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18), Adults

International Games Day
So you think you’ve got game? Come to the library and play! Explore the educational, recreational, and social value of gaming at your local library on November 15 @ 2:00pm. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

International Games Day @ VBGB
Join us and support International Games Day @ VBGB Beer Hall & Garden. We'll be playing board games and have a tournament, with prizes and information about the library. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

Learn, Quest, Play: Strategy Games
Teens will increase problem solving and critical thinking skills with boardgames such as Clue or Risk. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn Quest Play: Would You Rather
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking 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: Elementary (5-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

Genealogy/Historyback to top

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

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

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

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

North Carolina Music, From the 1960s to Today
Daniel Coston North Carolina Music, from the 1960s to Today (Part 4 of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room: Bringing History to You Series) University City Regional 301 E. W. T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC November 22, 2014 11:00 am-12:30 pm For years, author, Photographer Daniel Coston traveled with and photographed some of America’s most popular musicians, including: «Arcade Fire «Wilcox «Son Volt «Big Star «Avett Brothers «Left Banke «Superchunk «Ryan Adams & Whiskeytown «the dbs «Kings Of Leon «Dr. Ralph Stanley « “Man in Black,” «Johnny Cash. Now, Coston turns his attention to the history of music and rock and roll in Charlotte and North Carolina. Join us for what will be a lively and entertaining program. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

"The Great War! World War I" - Part 3: The Christmas Truce
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

The Great War Series: Now Showing-"Paths of Glory" starring Kirk Douglas
For a finale of "The Great War" 3-part series by Dr. Brian Jones about World War I, we will have a showing of the award-winning film, "Paths of Glory" starring Kirk Douglas (1957). Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Health/Fitnessback to top

Breast Cancer Awareness Info, Trivia, and Games
Every Monday in October; There will be breast cancer awareness Information, trivia, and other self-directed activities that will enlighten teens on the subject. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

LGBTQ 101
Have you ever wondered what all those letters mean? Come hear O'Neale Atkinson from Charlotte's Time Out Youth explain it all. Ask questions and get informed! Refreshements provided. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Wellness Wednesdays and the Affordable Care Act
Wellness Wednesdays and the Affordable Care Act hosted by Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont. Audience: Adults

Wellness Wednesdays - The Affordable Care Act
Wellness Wednesdays - The Affordable Care Act Audience: Adults

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

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

Wellness Wednesdays
Have questions about the new healthcare law? Get answers! Representatives from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Get Covered America will offer one-on-one enrollment assistance from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m; followed by a 6:00 p.m. discussion of the basics of the Affordable Care Act. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holidayback to top

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

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

Jobs/Careersback to top

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

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

LinkedIn on Training Wheels
Designed for the beginner, this hands-on workshop explores the what’s, why’s, and how’s of LinkedIn in an interactive fun environment. You will leave with your own LinkedIn profile! An email account and experience using PCs & the Internet required. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

Networking with LinkedIn Intermediate
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn beyond the basics to build your network, enhance your profile, navigate company pages, and explore LinkedIn's job resources. Must have a LinkedIn account. Audience: Adults

Practice Your Interview Skills
Join us for a one-on-one mock interview session with a local human resources professional. You'll be asked common interview questions, then get constructive feedback and tips on how to improve. Call 704-416-0500 to register, starting October 31st. Audience: Adults

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

Networking Tips for Job Seekers
Learn how to network more effectively in the job search process in this workshop led by Reginald Johnson of Grace-Mar Services. Audience: Adults

PowerPoint I
Learn to create, edit, and add transition and animation to a PowerPoint 2007 presentation in this class for adults who have mastered basic computer and word processing skills. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Online Job Searching and Applications
Explore website that can help you navigate your career choices and find a job. Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

PowerPoint II
This workshop is a follow-up to the PowerPoint Basics workshop. We'll review the basics and then discuss more advanced features of the program. You must have taken PowerPoint Basics to take this class. Audience: Adults

Peace Corps Information Session
Learn what it is like to live and work with a community overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer as well as how to support projects in our community. Deborah Buckley, a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer will be joined by others to share stories. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movies/Filmsback to top

eBooks: Personal Tutorial
Register for a thirty minute, one-on-one tutorial and learn how to download eBooks! Bring your fully charged device and we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Registration is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

From Page to Screen: Ender's Game
You've read the book, now come enjoy the film with your friends! Light refreshments and good company provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

North County Regional Sunday Movie Showcase
Join us for a special showing of Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver. Light refreshments will be served. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

From Page to Screen: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Pajama Movie Night!
Based on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, five kids find golden tickets hidden inside the wrappers of Wonka bars. Each win a tour of Wonka's candy factory but only one special child wins the grand prize! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Warm Bodies
Uprising begins at 4pm with a showing of the zombie movie Warm Bodies rated PG-13. Do come in your best zombie gear to be entered into our costume contest. Don't miss out on our zombie treats, they are to die for! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Preteen (8-11)

Scary Throwback Thursday: Van Helsing
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page To Screen: Hotel Transylvania
Bring your lunch and watch Hotel Transylvania. (Rated PG) 91 mins. Popcorn will be served. Due to limited seating, groups must call prior to the program to check on availability. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

From Page to Screen: Coraline
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Coraline. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Now Showing: Hotel Transylvania
Please join us for Scaleybark's own special halloween treat, featuring Hotel Transylvania. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18), Adults

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

From The Page To The Screen: Divergent
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, don't miss this Page-to-Screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent(PG-13). Brought to you by Scaleybark's Teen Book Club. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

Now Showing: Godzilla
Join us for a very special showing of the 2014 action film Godzilla! Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Made in 1984 Film Series: Hollywood Movies from 30 Years Ago
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with GHOSTBUSTERS. Unemployed parapsychologists set themselves up as "Ghostbusters" to rid New York of evil monstrous apparitions that are taking over the city. Sigourney Weaver costars as Dana Barrett, the cellist whose strange happenings in her apartment lead the ghostbusting team into the clutches of a punitory poltergeist. Audience: Adults

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

Daylily Book Club Book & Film Discussion: Remains of the Day
This month's selection is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. We will view the film, then discuss book and movie over a free lunch. All adults welcome. Registration required; call 704-416-3800 or register online. Audience: Adults, Seniors

  • 11/18/2014 at 10:00 AM: Cornelius    Learn More | Registration begins 10/28/2014 10:00:00 AM

From Page to Screen: "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks
We will watch a presentation on the life & works of popular author Nicholas Sparks, (NOT in person), followed by the film adaptation of his book, "The Notebook" starring Ryan Goslin, James Garner (PG-13) Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

  • 11/21/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 10/27/2014 10:00:00 AM

Film Series: Made in 1984: GHOSTBUSTERS
MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO continues with GHOSTBUSTERS. Unemployed parapsychologists set themselves up as "Ghostbusters" to rid New York of evil monstrous apparitions that are taking over the city. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents The LEGO Movie
Come for a viewing of The LEGO Movie. Light refreshments will be provided. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

Holiday Film Series
Join us for our Holiday film series, which will focus on holiday movies for the whole family. Please check closer to the event date for the name and rating of this film. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of the Oscar-winning movie Frozen (2013). This film is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Registration is required for this program. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

The Great War Series: Now Showing-"Paths of Glory" starring Kirk Douglas
For a finale of "The Great War" 3-part series by Dr. Brian Jones about World War I, we will have a showing of the award-winning film, "Paths of Glory" starring Kirk Douglas (1957). Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

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

  • 12/12/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 11/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Multiculturalback to top

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

LGBTQ 101
Have you ever wondered what all those letters mean? Come hear O'Neale Atkinson from Charlotte's Time Out Youth explain it all. Ask questions and get informed! Refreshements provided. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking & listening skills, including basic grammar & vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. Geared to intermediate-level speakers, but everyone is welcome. No registration. No class 10/17, 10/31, 11/14 or 11/28. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Traditional African Storytelling
Come enjoy the talents of April C. Turner as she leads us in traditional African stories to celebrate the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's presentation of Step Afrika! A repeat performance will be held at 12:15 pm in the Story Lab area of ImaginOn. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Traditional African Storytelling
Come enjoy the talents of April C. Turner as she leads us in traditional African stories to celebrate the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's presentation of Step Afrika! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

North Carolina Music, From the 1960s to Today
Daniel Coston North Carolina Music, from the 1960s to Today (Part 4 of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room: Bringing History to You Series) University City Regional 301 E. W. T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC November 22, 2014 11:00 am-12:30 pm For years, author, Photographer Daniel Coston traveled with and photographed some of America’s most popular musicians, including: «Arcade Fire «Wilcox «Son Volt «Big Star «Avett Brothers «Left Banke «Superchunk «Ryan Adams & Whiskeytown «the dbs «Kings Of Leon «Dr. Ralph Stanley « “Man in Black,” «Johnny Cash. Now, Coston turns his attention to the history of music and rock and roll in Charlotte and North Carolina. Join us for what will be a lively and entertaining program. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

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

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

Weddington High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

David W. Butler High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Union Academy - The Glass
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Providence Day School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Country Day School - Civil Voices
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Cape Fear Academy - The Actor's Nightmare
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Country Day School - Hidden In This Picture
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Piedmont High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Statesville High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Cape Fear Academy - Asylum
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Menagerie Independence High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Northwest School of the Arts - The Crucible
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Marvin Ridge High School - The Birthday Present
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Cannon School - Hay Fever
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Union Academy - For Whom the Souther Belle Tolls
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Traditional African Storytelling
Come enjoy the talents of April C. Turner as she leads us in traditional African stories to celebrate the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's presentation of Step Afrika! A repeat performance will be held at 12:15 pm in the Story Lab area of ImaginOn. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Traditional African Storytelling
Come enjoy the talents of April C. Turner as she leads us in traditional African stories to celebrate the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's presentation of Step Afrika! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Reader's Theatre: Drama Rama
Children develop reading and comprehension skills by using scripts adapted from children’s literature to increase their presentation and public speaking abilities. For children ages 8 to 11. Registration Required. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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Transitions in Aging: Elder Care Options
Growing older can present many joys and challenges. Health issues and care options present new concerns. We will discuss the changes that occur in the aging process and explore the senior care industry. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Life Reimagined with AARP
Life Reimagined offers tools, activities and support to help you figure out what really matters. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Transitions in Aging: Elder Care Options
Growing older can present many joys and challenges. Health issues and care options present new concerns. We will discuss the changes that occur in the aging process and explore the senior care industry. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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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. [Children's Sensory Kit available] Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

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

Adaptive Experiences for Teens
Come join us for an interactive program utilizing various styles of learning that focuses on subjects pertaining to teens. This program aims to provide an open and empowering forum for teens with learning disabilities. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

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

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

Adaptive Experiences for Teens
Join us for an interactive program utilizing various styles of learning that focuses on subjects pertaining to teens. This program aims to provide an open and empowering forum for teens with learning disabilities. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

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

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

South County Children's is without phones
Due to remodeling, South County Children's Department is without telephones. Please call 704-416-6600 X3 for all inquiries and to register for events. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Fall Family Fun Festival
Fall is in the air! Come celebrate the season "out on the green" and enjoy storytelling, music, literacy activities, fun & games and much more! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Discussion of William Forstchen's One Second After
Join Davidson College Psychology Professor Cole Barton for a discussion of this year's ReadDavidson selection, One Second After by William Forstchen. Free refreshments. No registration necessary. Call 704-416-4000 for more info. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Fall Festival
Enjoy literacy activities, storytelling, and more as we celebrate our annual Fall Festival. Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 6pm. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

American Traditions: Craft Beer(21 and up)
Join us as we discuss the craze with Daniel Hartis of Charlottebeer.com along with the history of craft brewing in North Carolina and Charlotte with one of the best craft breweries in the Queen City, Birdsong Brewing Company. Audience: Adults

I Can Reuse & Recycle
Swing by to learn about the different ways you can reduce your environmental impact. Make a recycled craft & even take home a spooky Halloween snack! Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

Fall Festival
Enjoy hands on activities, literacy games and sweet treats as you celebrate at South County's annual children's Fall Festival.No Registration Required. For ages birth to 5. Costumes welcome! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Fall Festival
Celebrate the season by enjoying literacy activities and games in the Spangler Library. Dress up in your favorite costume and gather treats from staff throughout the building. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Fall Festival
Enjoy stories, literacy activities, games, and trick-or-treating at the library at our Fall Festival. Feel free to wear a costume! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Villain Day
Get caught chillin' like a villain dressed as your favorite bad guy or girl. Then enjoy some delicious buttery popcorn as we watch a scary movie on the big screen inside Studio i. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Weddington High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

David W. Butler High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Union Academy - The Glass
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Providence Day School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Family Storytime: Halloween in Cornelius
Come and join us as we celebrate Halloween in a BOO-tiful way! There will be books, songs,literacy activities and much more! (...don't forget to wear your costume!) Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Country Day School - Civil Voices
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Fall Festival: Children's Pumpkin Party
Dress up in your favorite costume for a celebration of the fall season during this fun-filled hour of stories, games, literacy activities, and sweet treats! Please call to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Cape Fear Academy - The Actor's Nightmare
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Country Day School - Hidden In This Picture
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Piedmont High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Statesville High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Cape Fear Academy - Asylum
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Menagerie Independence High School - TBD
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Northwest School of the Arts - The Crucible
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Marvin Ridge High School - The Birthday Present
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Cannon School - Hay Fever
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Union Academy - For Whom the Souther Belle Tolls
ImaginOn hosts NCTC (North Carolina Theatre Conference) High School Play Festival Oct 31 - Nov 1 in the McColl Family Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public. Some material may be unsuitable for children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Excerpts from Seussical the Musical
Learn about Dr. Seuss and explore his books with Matthews Playhouse. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Life Reimagined with AARP
Life Reimagined offers tools, activities and support to help you figure out what really matters. Audience: Adults, Seniors

International Games Day
Grab your friends and come play games with us! Join us inside and out for games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, critical thinking skills and fun! Pick a new game or an old favorite from our collection. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults

International Games Day @ Your Library
Come to the library and play! Explore the educational, recreational, and social value of gaming at your local library. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

Meet the Author: Scott Fowler
Scott Fowler has been covering sports in Charlotte since the early 90’s for the Charlotte Observer. Join us as he discusses his latest work, 100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die plus his life covering sporting events for the leading newspaper in the Carolinas. Audience: Adults

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

Poetry and Pancakes
Share original poetry or bring something from a favorite poet to read in exchange for a pancake. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

"The Great War! World War I" - Part 3: The Christmas Truce
Join us for this special event. Dr. Brian Jones, Associate Professor of History, Johnson C Smith University, will give a lecture on the First World War, followed by a discussion. This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Mountain Island Library Anniversary Celebration
The entire community is invited to come celebrate Mountain Island Library's 9th anniversary! Enjoy free programs and refreshments for the whole family. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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Fall Family Fun Festival
Fall is in the air! Come celebrate the season "out on the green" and enjoy storytelling, music, literacy activities, fun & games and much more! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Family Storytime at Midwood Park!
Come join us for stories,songs and movement activities that support early literacy skills.We will be meeting at Midwood Park located at 2100 Wilhelmina Park in historic Plaza Midwood. 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), Family/Youth & Caregivers

SCARY STORIES
Sit back and relax as Mother Minter takes your mind and imagination on an incredible journey. Try not to get too scared! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Fall Festival: Children's Pumpkin Party
Dress up in your favorite costume for a celebration of the fall season during this fun-filled hour of stories, games, literacy activities, and sweet treats! Please call to register. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Traditional African Storytelling
Come enjoy the talents of April C. Turner as she leads us in traditional African stories to celebrate the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's presentation of Step Afrika! A repeat performance will be held at 12:15 pm in the Story Lab area of ImaginOn. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Traditional African Storytelling
Come enjoy the talents of April C. Turner as she leads us in traditional African stories to celebrate the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's presentation of Step Afrika! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Storytimeback to top

South County Children's is without phones
Due to remodeling, South County Children's Department is without telephones. Please call 704-416-6600 X3 for all inquiries and to register for events. 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)

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)

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

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 30 participants. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Family Storytime at Midwood Park!
Come join us for stories,songs and movement activities that support early literacy skills.We will be meeting at Midwood Park located at 2100 Wilhelmina Park in historic Plaza Midwood. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Adventures: Slightly Spooky Stories
Join us for a storytime filled with tricks, treats, and stories that are just a little bit scary! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall Festival
Enjoy stories, literacy activities, games, and trick-or-treating at the library at our Fall Festival. Feel free to wear a costume! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Family Storytime: Pajama Party
Children ages 2-5 enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Pajamas welcome! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg LIbrary Presents: A Not So Spooky Storytime
Come in costume and listen to books that celebrate the season. After storytime, stop by the desk for a sweet treat! Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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

Family Storytime: Halloween in Cornelius
Come and join us as we celebrate Halloween in a BOO-tiful way! There will be books, songs,literacy activities and much more! (...don't forget to wear your costume!) Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Fall Festival: Children's Pumpkin Party
Dress up in your favorite costume for a celebration of the fall season during this fun-filled hour of stories, games, literacy activities, and sweet treats! Please call to register. Audience: 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children's 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, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5) Audience: Elementary (5-11), Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

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

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

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

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)

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

Once Upon a time in 398.2
What is 398.2? Only the most magic call number in non-fiction. Join us as we explore fairy tales and folks tales from all over the world that can be found in this section of the library. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11) Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Preschool Storytime: 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)

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)

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

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

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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