Programs & Events Listings


The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 7/31/2014 to 10/29/2014.


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Teen Fashion Apprentice Fashion Photography Competition
Win a Free Fashion Photography Apprenticeship for a week with Studio 345! Pick up a packet at participating library branches for more information. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Create Your Own Upcycled T-Shirts!
Enhance your fashion skills and create a unique new look from a cast-off tee. Decorative supplies are provided. Teens, bring your creativity and your own t-shirts to decorate! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Photo-Editing Workshop
Learn to edit photos and add pizzazz to your digital creations with (name of software or website). Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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End-of-Summer Book Sale
TBA Audience: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

JK Rowling's Harry Potter Trivia
See if you can answer questions about one of the most popular books ever written for teens! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Books Come to Life: Harry Potter
Bring Harry Potter to life at South County Library! Activities include a costume contest with prizes, creating items from the world of Harry Potter, and enjoying Popcorn Potion and Butterbeer. Open to families with children ages 8 to 17. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament
Compete against other teens to see who has the skills to navigate the course with the highest score during a game of Mario Kart on the Wii. Ready to win your system-wide fame? Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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)

Library eBooks: Training Workshop for iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your iPhone or iPad? 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

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 4-8, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen volunteer during a 15-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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)

Adult Book Club
Join us on the First Monday in August as we will be discussing the book Boy, Snow, Bird by Helena Oyeyemi. Light refreshments will be included. Audience: Adults

Analyzing Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian author and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Join us to learn more about his life and analyze one of his most popular titles, Love in the Time of Cholera. Audience: Adults

Fizz Boom Read Club
This children's event will feature fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related stories, crafts, experiments and games planned especially for children in lower elementary grades, ages 6-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

CMLibrary Presents: Science Saturday Guy Matthew
A special science program based on books. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

Teen Summer Bookclub
Join us for a monthly Teen Summer Bookclub featuring a variety of appealing and popular fiction titles. Light refreshments will be provided! Audience: Teens (12-18)

How You Can Help Your Child Write Better
In her enlightening, hands-on workshop, Carol Baldwin, author of Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Middle School offers ten ways you can encourage your child (all grade levels) to become a better writer. Audience: Adults

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

Book Ends Book Club
This week we will discuss Andrew's Brain by E.L. Doctorow. This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Preteen Scene
If you are between the ages of 8 and 11, join us for books and literacy activities that help improve your critical thinking skills. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

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

Lunch & Munch Book Club
Come join our 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

West Boulevard Adult Summer Reading Finale
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we wrap up this year’s summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Collect your prize(s) while enjoying light refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Literacy Activities
Participate in a variety of self-directed literacy activities that support the five early literacy practices as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read program: talking, singing, reading, writing, playing. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4pm. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Morrison as we wrap up this year's summer reading program. Drop in between 2:00 & 4:00 for an ice cream sundae party and to celebrate your reading achievements! Families welcome. Please register so we may plan how many treats to prepare! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: Thor: The Dark World
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series and watch Thor: The Dark World. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Social
Join us as we learn about the history of ice cream, sample sweet treats and listen to stories. Ages 6 to 11. See Learn More for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

Análisis de la obra El amor en los tiempos del cólera
Gabriel García Márquez es un autor colombiano y ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura. Aprende más acerca de su vida mientras analizamos una de sus obras más famosas, El amor en los tiempos del cólera. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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)

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

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

Inspired to Read Book Club
Book discussion of For Better or Worse by Desirae T. Williams. Light refreshments provided. For more information please call 704-416-3000. Audience: Adults, Adults

Story Explorers - Puppet Show
Explore traditional books and stories through a puppet show! All are welcome to come and enjoy the show. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Summer Reading Finale: Fizz, Boom, Read!
Join us at Mint Hill Library for ICE CREAM, STORIES, AND FUN as we celebrate the end of summer reading! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Teen Writers' Club
pending Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Audience: Adults

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

Nasa Space Camp
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. "NASA Space Camp" Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden. Led by a staff member. Audience: Adults

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

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

North County Comic Book Circle
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm for this new book discussion group. In August we will be discussing "The Hunter" by Darwyn Cooke. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Adults

South County Regional Library Mystery Readers Book Club
Join us for an open discussion for you to share about any mystery or thriller you have recently read. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Between the Covers Book Club
Please join us for lively discussion of our current fiction title, 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff Light refreshments provided. Please register online or call the branch at 704-416-6400. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

Writers' Workshop: Every Picture Holds a Story
Maureen Ryan Griffin discusses ways in which successful writers have used photographs and images to inspire their fiction, memoir, and poetry. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pictures they'd enjoy writing about in this workshop! Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Teens Read Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 5pm. In August, we will be discussing Legend by Marie Lu. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Chapter 3 Book Club
Join the Chapter 3 Book Club on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. The August book club title is Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Audience: Seniors, Adults

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

Book Ends Book Club
This week we will discuss Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Meet the Author: Scott Syfert
According to local legend, in 1775 in a log courthouse in Mecklenburg two dozen local leaders unanimously declared Mecklenburg County "free and independent" from Great Britain. Did they? Author Scott Syfert will discuss his new book on this topic. 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 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

  • 8/25/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

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

From Page to Screen, An Afternoon With John Grisham
Join us! We will watch a presentation on the life and works of famed author, John Grisham followed by the film adaptation of his best-selling book, "The Client," with Academy-nominees Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones(PG-13) Refreshments served Audience: Adults, Seniors, 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)

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

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

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

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

TAMIC
see others Audience: Teens (12-18)

  • 9/8/2014 at 4:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
  • 10/6/2014 at 4:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lit Lite
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 300 pages. We meet the second Saturday of each month. This month's selection is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Banned Books Week
Come out and celebrate Banned Books Week! 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 titleby author. Audience: Adults

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Ends Book Club
This week we will discuss Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe. This book club meets on first and third Wednesdays and focuses on more literate styles, including novels and nonfiction. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10/28/2014 at 4:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Credit Reports and Credit Scores
Understand the use of credit reports, the process for obtaining and interpreting your report, and how to take action to report errors. Learn how credit scores are calculated and how to improve your score. Sponsored by Money Management International, a nonprofit financial counseling and education firm, and led by Marc Morris, a retired financial professional with experience in investment management, financial planning and taxes. Registration preferred but not required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Skills/Technologyback 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher Basics for Teens
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: Teens (12-18)

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

Library eBooks: Training Workshop for iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your iPhone or iPad? 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

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

Computer Basics for Adults and Seniors
Five-part series, on Mondays (Jul. 14 - Aug. 11) 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

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

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

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

Microsoft 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

Job Seeking: Computer Help to Improve Your Job Search
Come enjoy a Computer clinic for job seekers presented by the Program Coordinator with the Jacob's Ladder program, which is a part of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas. This is a 3 week series. MUST register before attending. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Microsoft Excel 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

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

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

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

Word Basics*
Learn to create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word 07. Designed for adults with some computer experience, but little or no previous word processing experience. Registration required. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Can Learn To Use My Mobile Device
The library has a wealth of electronic resources. Bring your mobile device and your questions about how to use it. Bubble activity for children. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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

Introduction to Selling on eBay
Come and learn how to set up an account on eBay, as well as how to photograph, post, sell and track your items. This program will be presented by Robin Bryan. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

Word Basics II
After a review of Word, we'll discuss formatting lists, changing margins and page layout, adding headers/footers and other features of Word 2007. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

E2D
Eliminate the Digital Divide Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Word 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. Designed for adults with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Registration required. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

Word 2007 Formatting
This class is a follow up to the Word Basics class. After a review, we'll discuss paragraph formatting, headers & footers, and other more advanced topics. Prior Word experience is required to attend. Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2007 Basics
Learn to create a simple worksheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working with a mouse. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Audience: Adults

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Seed to Feed with JCSU HealthPlex
Learn about making healthy eating choices and lifestyle decisions. Explore activities such as gardening and composting with Johnson C. Smith University's HealthPlex. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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Eco-Friendly Gardening: Healthy Lawn Care
Learn to balance a healthy lawn with your commitment to being environmentally aware. From fertilizers to soil balancing agents, these tips are designed to leave the Earth a little better than you found it. Audience: Adults

Animal Tracks
Come join us for a hands-on exploration of local animal tracks. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

I Can Discover Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Come discover the natural beauty of Wing Haven: one of Charlotte's most beautiful treasures located in the heart of Myers Park. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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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)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters - The Lorax
Hear a dramatic reading of The Lorax and learn about wildlife and habitat conservation in a fun way with Cold Blooded Encounters, a reptile zoo and science center. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Reading Buddies
If you are between the ages of 4-8, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen volunteer during a 15-minute 1-on-1 session. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Science
You scream, I scream, we all scream for... science! We will use root beer floats to learn the states of matter. Registration is required and begins July 28. Call 704-416-3800 to register. For ages 5-8. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Rookie Science: Preschool
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Book Buddies
Elementary school students can practice reading during 20-minute sessions with teen volunteers. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

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

CPCC's Pathways to Careers Information Session
Pathways to Careers offers qualified students the chance to work toward completion of their GED® while receiving occupational and work readiness training. All students will attend CPCC full-time and will receive scholarships to cover the full cost. Audience: Adults

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Geometrics and Pizza
Spirographs are fun at any age! Learn how they are used with math and in everyday fun! Registration is required and begins July 29th. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Preteen (8-11)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: You Can Build It!
Join Discovery Place in using the popular Build It! blocks to create buildings and structures such as bridges, towers, and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

How You Can Help Your Child Write Better
In her enlightening, hands-on workshop, Carol Baldwin, author of Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Middle School offers ten ways you can encourage your child (all grade levels) to become a better writer. Audience: Adults

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

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising Kindergartners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in School. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools "Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus". Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

I Can Discover the Wonders of the Sun
Learn about the Sun and solar observing from members of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club (CAAC) and have the opportunity to directly view our magnificent Sun using a telescope equipped with a solar filter. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Kitchen Chemistry
Teens will explore chemistry as seen in cooking, one of the oldest and most wide spread uses of applied chemistry. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Teen Community Service Days
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)

Learn, Quest, Play: Trivia and Treats
Get a sweet reward for answering trivia questions located at the Loft desk! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Health Education: Domestic Violence Awareness
Join Michael Sexton, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services – Women’s Commission, to learn about domestic violence prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed after viewing the film GoForth; which was nominated for six Stellae Awards. A group discussion will follow the film. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Nasa Space Camp
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. "NASA Space Camp" Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

I Can Discover Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Come discover the natural beauty of Wing Haven: one of Charlotte's most beautiful treasures located in the heart of Myers Park. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Back to School / TSV Appreciation Party
Celebrate with music, food, drinks, staff, and tons of fun! We will commemorate the end of the summer and The Teen Summer Library Volunteers. Come dance, win prices, and take a load off before the new school year starts! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Back to School Festival- Fun events for all ages. Hickory Grove and Sugar Creek
Join us for a FREE day of entertaining and educational programs for all ages. Free school supplies. To be eligible to receive school supplies, parents and children grades K-12 must register in person 8/16 between 9:00-10:00. Supplies are limited. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Back to School Festival
Join us for a FREE day of entertaining and educational programs for all ages. Free school supplies. To be eligible to receive school supplies, parents and children grades K-12 must register in person 8/16 between 9:00-10:00. Supplies are limited. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

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

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

I Can Learn To Use My Mobile Device
The library has a wealth of electronic resources. Bring your mobile device and your questions about how to use it. Bubble activity for children. Audience: Adults, Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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 Planning Overview
Details coming soon! 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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Analyzing Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian author and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Join us to learn more about his life and analyze one of his most popular titles, Love in the Time of Cholera. Audience: Adults

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

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

Análisis de la obra El amor en los tiempos del cólera
Gabriel García Márquez es un autor colombiano y ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura. Aprende más acerca de su vida mientras analizamos una de sus obras más famosas, El amor en los tiempos del cólera. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Analyzing the movie Love in the Time of Cholera / Película
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian author and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Join us to watch Love in the Time of Cholera, based on one of his most popular titles. Rated R - Children Under 17 Must be Accompanied by an Adult. 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

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

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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)

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

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

Teen Summer Reading Finale
Join us at University City Regional Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Enjoy food, music and crafts. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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
Grab your friends and come play the Wii U and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament
Compete against other teens to see who has the skills to navigate the course with the highest score during a game of Mario Kart on the Wii. Ready to win your system-wide fame? Audience: Teens (12-18)

TSR: Video Game Tournament Semi-Finals Mario Kart
Test your skills against other ImaginOn teens in this wild and wacky racing video game! The top two contestants will participate the following week against teens from across Mecklenburg county. 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: "I Can be a Gamer"
Grab your friends and come play a variety of games on the Xbox Kinect and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament
Compete against other teens to see who has the skills to navigate the course with the highest score during a game of Mario Kart on the Wii. Ready to win your system-wide fame? Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Come learn chess basics and test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Adult Summer Reading Activity Quiz
Calling all adults ages 18+! Complete the weekly Adult Summer Reading Activity Quiz and be entered into a drawing to win a book bundle with a goodie bag full of treats! Thursday Drawings, June 19, 26, July 10, 24, & August 7 @ 4:30pm Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn, Connect, Play: 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stirring the Ashes: Can We Live With the Discomfort of Talking Openly About Slavery?
Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and H. D. ""De"" Kirkpatrick, met at Myers Park High in the 60s. Just last year they learned that the ancestor of one had owned the ancestor of the other as a slave. What followed was a remarkable conversation. The two will talk about their history and ours. Audience:

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

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

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

  • 9/4/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

  • 9/27/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

  • 10/4/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 1:30:00 PM

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

  • 10/11/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

Health/Fitnessback to top

Health Education: Domestic Violence Awareness
Join Michael Sexton, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services – Women’s Commission, to learn about domestic violence prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed after viewing the film GoForth; which was nominated for six Stellae Awards. A group discussion will follow the film. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Breaking the Chains
Join Tierra Parsons from Johnson C. Smith University to learn about creating balance in life. Take away resources that can help you stay informed. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

Jobs/Careersback to top

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

Teen Fashion Apprentice Fashion Photography Competition
Win a Free Fashion Photography Apprenticeship for a week with Studio 345! Pick up a packet at participating library branches for more information. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Job Seeking: Interviewing Tips with Jacob's Ladder Job Readiness Program
A representative from Jacob's Ladder Job Readiness Program will teach you how to make a great first impression in an interview, the different types of interviews you might encounter, and techniques for post-interview follow up. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

CPCC's Pathways to Careers Information Session
Pathways to Careers offers qualified students the chance to work toward completion of their GED® while receiving occupational and work readiness training. All students will attend CPCC full-time and will receive scholarships to cover the full cost. Audience: Adults

Job Seeking: Computer Help to Improve Your Job Search
Come enjoy a Computer clinic for job seekers presented by the Program Coordinator with the Jacob's Ladder program, which is a part of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas. This is a 3 week series. MUST register before attending. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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

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

Career Exploration: I Can Be in the Military
Join 1ST SG Neal to learn about the types of education and work experience that will prepare you to be in the different military branches. Explore a typical work day, as well as the highs and lows of this profession. Q&A will follow. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Character Building/Professional Development: The Power of Posture and Handshakes
In this session we will discuss the power of posture, handshaking, eye contact, and how it can leave a positive and lasting effect on your potential new employer and people in general. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fusion Photography Fashion Show Challenge
Teens will competitively showcase their photographs following the theme of Yummy Fashion to be judged by a panel of community experts. Applications to enter are available at www.cmlibrary.org/teens Audience: Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movies/Filmsback to top

Throwback Thursday Movie: The Sandlot
Relax with popcorn and friends as we all watch a movie from the 80's, 90's, or 2000's! All movies are rated G-PG-13. This week: The Sandlot Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

From Page to Screen: The Iron Giant (Rated PG)
A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space. A captivating animated feature that's part metal, part magic and all heart. No registration required. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

From Page to Screen: Frozen
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for Frozen, the film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. See the book brought to life! This movie is rated PG. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

From Page to Screen: The Pirate Fairy (G)
Bring your lunch and watch THE PIRATE FAIRY. Call 704-416-4000 for movie details. Due to limited seating, groups must call ahead to check on availability. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Afternoon Movie at Plaza Midwood
Finding Nemo will be shown on Monday,August 4th at 2pm A Bug's Life will be shown on Monday,August 11th at 2pm Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

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

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

Now Showing: The LEGO Movie
A lowly LEGO figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy rated PG and runs 101 minutes. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Better Than the Book? Teen Movies: Thor: The Dark World
Join us for our "Better Than the Book?" Teen Film series and watch Thor: The Dark World. This movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: WALL-E
Join us for the film, WALL-E, and check out the books that were inspired by the film. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

From Page to Screen: Frozen (Rated PG)
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Health Education: Domestic Violence Awareness
Join Michael Sexton, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services – Women’s Commission, to learn about domestic violence prevention. Take away resources that can help you stay informed after viewing the film GoForth; which was nominated for six Stellae Awards. A group discussion will follow the film. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18)

Frame By Frame: A History of American & European Film
Come join Will Davis (Instructor, UNCC) for a lively look at American & European Film History; from its earliest beginnings from tintypes to the dramatic special effects of today-A wonderful tour of film! Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

From Page to Screen: Lone Survivor
Join us for a showing of the movie Lone Survivor based on the book. This movie is rated R. Light refreshments will be included. Audience: Adults

Analyzing Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
As a follow-up to the book discussion, we will watch the film version of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' book, Love in the Time of Cholera. Audience: Adults

RBTL: Top 10 Video Countdown
Watch and analyze the latest music videos with staff and your friends. Can you figure out their visual meaning? Come and express yourself. Snacks will be served! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Now Showing: Frozen
Join us for a special showing of the Oscar awarding winning animated feature film, Frozen! Refreshments will be served! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Analyzing the movie Love in the Time of Cholera / Película
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian author and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Join us to watch Love in the Time of Cholera, based on one of his most popular titles. Rated R - Children Under 17 Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Movie: Harry Potter 5: Order of the Phoenix
Grab some popcorn and enjoy this spellbinding film with your friends! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

Movie: Johnsons Family Vacation
Since August is family fun month, come and enjoy some popcorn and this hilarious family film with your friends. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

From Page to Screen, An Afternoon With John Grisham
Join us! We will watch a presentation on the life and works of famed author, John Grisham followed by the film adaptation of his best-selling book, "The Client," with Academy-nominees Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones(PG-13) Refreshments served Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 9/27/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

  • 10/4/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 1:30:00 PM

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

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

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

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

  • 10/11/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

From Page to Screen: 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: Adults, Seniors, Family/Youth & Caregivers

Multiculturalback to top

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

Spanish Conversation Group
This groups meets every Tuesday for conversation in Spanish. It is designed for immediate Spanish speakers to work on their language skills. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Analyzing the movie Love in the Time of Cholera / Película
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian author and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Join us to watch Love in the Time of Cholera, based on one of his most popular titles. Rated R - Children Under 17 Must be Accompanied by an Adult. 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)

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

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

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

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

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

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)

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

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising Kindergartners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in School. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools "Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus". Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

Terrific Tuesday: Cold Blooded Encounters - SOLD OUT
Come the final week of Summer Reading and encounter live, wriggling reptiles. You will be able to see some of your favorite reptilian friends, while your mom and dad squirm in their seats! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: 1920s and 1930s Blues Music
Explore Blues music, from the 1920s and 1930s, and hear a special performance from Sidewalk Bob, a member of the Charlotte Blues Society. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Back to School Festival- Fun events for all ages. Hickory Grove and Sugar Creek
Join us for a FREE day of entertaining and educational programs for all ages. Free school supplies. To be eligible to receive school supplies, parents and children grades K-12 must register in person 8/16 between 9:00-10:00. Supplies are limited. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

Senior Livingback to top

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

Sensory Programsback to top

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

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

Happy Birthday, Steele Creek Library!
Join us as we celebrate 10 years in our present facility. There will be puzzles, games, and door prizes. The celebration ramps up at 2:00 p.m. with cake and a rousing "Happy Birthday" sung by all. What outlet mall? The real fun will be here. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Reedy Creek Nature Center
Learn about and explore animal science—snakes!—with Reedy Creek Nature Center. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Cold Blooded Encounters - The Lorax
Hear a dramatic reading of The Lorax and learn about wildlife and habitat conservation in a fun way with Cold Blooded Encounters, a reptile zoo and science center. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: The Nature Lady
This program is full. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

CMLibrary Presents: Science Saturday Guy Matthew
A special science program based on books. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Seed to Feed with JCSU HealthPlex
Learn about making healthy eating choices and lifestyle decisions. Explore activities such as gardening and composting with Johnson C. Smith University's HealthPlex. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Tuesdays at Two Summer Reading Programs-"Chunkin' Pumpkins"
Join us for fun programs related to the "Fizz Boom Read" theme. Make your own catapult and chunk a toy pumpkin across the room! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: You Can Build It!
Join Discovery Place in using the popular Build It! blocks to create buildings and structures such as bridges, towers, and more! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social and Games
Join us at Independence Regional Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. There will be an ice cream social and time to play board games and Legos. Recommended for all ages. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: African Drumming
Thomas Tillman will introduce the history of African culture through the diembe drum, providing an entertaining and informative presentation featuring the history of the drum, an instrument of communication and entertainment. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

I Can Discover the Wonders of the Sun
Learn about the Sun and solar observing from members of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club (CAAC) and have the opportunity to directly view our magnificent Sun using a telescope equipped with a solar filter. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

West Boulevard Adult Summer Reading Finale
Join us at West Boulevard Library as we wrap up this year’s summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Collect your prize(s) while enjoying light refreshments. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social
Join us at Morrison as we wrap up this year's summer reading program. Drop in between 2:00 & 4:00 for an ice cream sundae party and to celebrate your reading achievements! Families welcome. Please register so we may plan how many treats to prepare! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

The Balloon Lady
Come and see Donna Pruett, The Balloon Lady, entertain with her fabulous balloon creations. Recommended for ages 5 and up. TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION. Tickets free and available at the desk. Call 704-416-5800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Ice Cream Social
Join us as we learn about the history of ice cream, sample sweet treats and listen to stories. Ages 6 to 11. See Learn More for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Summer Reading Finale
Join us at Matthews Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Paint a ceramic animal or dinosaur to take home! Please wear clothes to paint in, and bring a shoebox to take your creation home. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

  • 8/6/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | We're sorry, this event is currently full.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: 1920s and 1930s Blues Music
Explore Blues music, from the 1920s and 1930s, and hear a special performance from Sidewalk Bob, a member of the Charlotte Blues Society. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Summer Reading Finale
Join us at University City Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Enjoy a special program by Zelnik the Magician! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

Summer Reading Finale: Fizz, Boom, Read!
Join us at Mint Hill Library for ICE CREAM, STORIES, AND FUN as we celebrate the end of summer reading! Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Summer Reading Finale
Join us at Mountain Island Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Storytelling by Amanda Decker featured along with games and prize giveaways. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Teens (12-18), Adults

Summer Reading Finale for Teens: "I Can be a Game Show Star"
Join us at the Matthews Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Enjoy snacks and play "game show-style" games on the XBOX Kinect. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

Frame By Frame: A History of American & European Film
Come join Will Davis (Instructor, UNCC) for a lively look at American & European Film History; from its earliest beginnings from tintypes to the dramatic special effects of today-A wonderful tour of film! Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading Finale
Join us as we wind down the end of summer with games, prizes and food! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

I Can Discover Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Come discover the natural beauty of Wing Haven: one of Charlotte's most beautiful treasures located in the heart of Myers Park. Audience: Adults, Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Back to School Festival- Fun events for all ages. Hickory Grove and Sugar Creek
Join us for a FREE day of entertaining and educational programs for all ages. Free school supplies. To be eligible to receive school supplies, parents and children grades K-12 must register in person 8/16 between 9:00-10:00. Supplies are limited. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Adults, Teens (12-18)

Back to School Festival
Join us for a FREE day of entertaining and educational programs for all ages. Free school supplies. To be eligible to receive school supplies, parents and children grades K-12 must register in person 8/16 between 9:00-10:00. Supplies are limited. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Teens (12-18)

Social Issues: Bullying and LGBTQ
Join Time Out Youth and learn more about issues facing LGBTQ youth and how to access resources to help you navigate a changing world. Audience: Teens (12-18)

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

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

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

Fusion Photography Fashion Show Challenge
Teens will competitively showcase their photographs following the theme of Yummy Fashion to be judged by a panel of community experts. Applications to enter are available at www.cmlibrary.org/teens Audience: Teens (12-18), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

  • 9/4/2014 at 3:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

  • 9/27/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

  • 10/4/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 1:30:00 PM

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

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

  • 10/11/2014 at 1:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

Fizz Boom Read Club
This children's event will feature fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related stories, crafts, experiments and games planned especially for children in lower elementary grades, ages 6-11. 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)

Story Explorers - Puppet Show
Explore traditional books and stories through a puppet show! All are welcome to come and enjoy the show. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Two Time Storytime
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. For children who are two. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Family Storytime
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), 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 Storytime
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. This program is for 18-23 month olds. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising kindergarteners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in school. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus. Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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

Fizz Boom Read Club
This children's event will feature fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related stories, crafts, experiments and games planned especially for children in lower elementary grades, ages 6-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

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

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

Family Storytime: 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

Preschool Storytime: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. This high-energy storytime is sure to make you move! Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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

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

Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus
Rising Kindergartners participate in activities that help prepare children for success in School. Participants will also learn about bus safety skills by a visit from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools "Gus the Bus and have a chance to board a real bus". Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

Summer Reading Finale: Fizz, Boom, Read!
Join us at Mint Hill Library for ICE CREAM, STORIES, AND FUN as we celebrate the end of summer reading! 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Time Storytime (ages 24-35 months)
Two-year-olds will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. *This storytime is for children 24-35 months old.* 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), Babies (0-17 months), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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 (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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Preschool Storytime: For Me, For You, For Later(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)

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)

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

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