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Programs & Events Listings


The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 10/24/2012 to 10/24/2012.

Program Types: (choose a type to jump to list of programs)
Books/Literature/Writing     Computer Skills/Technology     Educational Support     ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)     Exhibits     Gaming     Genealogy/History     Jobs/Careers     Multicultural     Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Education     Storytime     


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1 on 1 eReader Training
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop? Call or stop by Independence Regional Library to schedule an appointment for one-on-one training. Bring your device or questions: we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Murder by the Book
This month we are reading Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Far Horizons Non-Fiction Book Club
Join us for a lively & informative book club for adults. We will read non-fiction including: biographies, history, current events, science/technology, and the natural world/travel. BOOK: "Shadow of the Titanic" by Andrew Wilson. Refreshments served. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

eReader Assistance
Do you have specific Nook, Kindle, or Overdrive issues? Our staff member, Amy, can help. Make an appointment for personal assistance. Call or come in person to make an appointment. Audience: Adults, Seniors

1 on 1 eReader Training
Want to learn how to borrow eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop? Call or stop by Independence Regional Library to schedule an appointment for one-on-one training. Bring your device or questions: we’ll show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Email Basics *
Learn how to read, create and send email, pictures and other files using one of the free email providers. Registration required. Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

Excel Basics
Learn how to create, edit, and save a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2007. This class is designed for adults who have no experience with Excel.  Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

Educational Supportback to top

Free Tutoring for Elementary School Children
Is your elementary school child having trouble with math or reading? Sign up for the Teen Tutoring program! High School students will be tutoring for 45 minute sessions on Fridays and Saturdays. Space is limited. You must register at the 2nd floor Information Desk. Audience: School Age (5-11)

Amigos Homework Tutoring / Ayuda con las tareas escolares
Students in K-5th grades can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in one-on-one or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. **Please note the earlier start time of 4PM** Audience: School Age (5-11)

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

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

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
Estudie Ingles! Study English This FREE ESL course is for students who cannot attend traditional courses or would like to study English independently. Students meet with a CPCC instructor each week to review the lesson and receive study materials to check out from the library. Audience: Adults

Operation College Launch: Jumpstart College Credit and Career Training
Learn how to receive college credit or career training at any UNC system school while still in high school. A representative from CPCC’s Career and College Promise Program will introduce students to these tuition-free options. Audience: Teens (12-18), Families

Science Tutoring for Teens
Teens, need help with science homework? Need to get a jump start on a science project? Then can come to the library to use this FREE service. We have a professional scientist available to help with your science needs. Call or come by to make an appt. Audience: Teens (12-18)

ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)back to top

Amigos Homework Tutoring / Ayuda con las tareas escolares
Students in K-5th grades can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in one-on-one or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome. **Please note the earlier start time of 4PM** Audience: School Age (5-11)

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
Estudie Ingles! Study English This FREE ESL course is for students who cannot attend traditional courses or would like to study English independently. Students meet with a CPCC instructor each week to review the lesson and receive study materials to check out from the library. Audience: Adults

Exhibitsback to top

Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Exhibit
This exhibit on the third floor of the Main Library displays photographs of the Civil War era in North Carolina. Visitors will see photographs of soldiers and civilians, both historic images and reenacted scenes, from the NC State Library collection Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Gamingback to top

Learn, Quest, Play: Wii
Teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking have never been so much fun. Join your peers to develop your skills and engage with the library on a whole new level. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Genealogy/Historyback to top

Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Exhibit
This exhibit on the third floor of the Main Library displays photographs of the Civil War era in North Carolina. Visitors will see photographs of soldiers and civilians, both historic images and reenacted scenes, from the NC State Library collection Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens (12-18)

Jobs/Careersback to top

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

Explore & Discover: Cosmetologist
Find out what career path you might want to take. Learn more about what it takes to be a cosmetologist with Empire Beauty School. Audience: Teens (12-18)

CANCELLED: Getting a Job 101: exploreWork with Randstad US
This 7 part workshop, presented by Joey Paquette & Andrea Segraves of Randstad US, will teach you how to create a resume, search and apply for jobs, and prepare for your dream career. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Operation College Launch: Jumpstart College Credit and Career Training
Learn how to receive college credit or career training at any UNC system school while still in high school. A representative from CPCC’s Career and College Promise Program will introduce students to these tuition-free options. Audience: Teens (12-18), Families

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Changing Places: From Black and White to Technicolor
Available during ImaginOn regular business hours, this exhibition project explores how Charlotte, NC is dealing with rapid demographic and cultural change. Audience: Families

Spanish for Kids
Your preschooler will learn basic Spanish through stories, songs,and movement activities that make learning fun! Audience: Preschool (3-5)

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
Estudie Ingles! Study English This FREE ESL course is for students who cannot attend traditional courses or would like to study English independently. Students meet with a CPCC instructor each week to review the lesson and receive study materials to check out from the library. Audience: Adults

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

Preschool Storytime
Families will engage with books and activites 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), Families

Storytimeback to top

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

Preschool Storytime
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)

Preschool 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: Preschool (3-5)

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

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. Ages 24-35 mths. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

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

Family Storytime
Children enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. For ages 2-5. Audience: Families, Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Family Storytime goes to Midwood Park!
Meet Ms.Elizabeth at Midwood Park for storytime.The park is located at 2100 Wilhelmina Avenue,just off Mecklenburg Avenue.Please call Plaza Midwood Branch Library if you have any questions at 704-416-6200 Audience: Families

Preschool Storytime
Families will engage with books and activites 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), Families

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

Toddler Storytime
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Babies (0-17 months)

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

Toddler Storytime (for ages 18-35 months)
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 10:00am Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Registration begins Thursday, September 20 at 10:00am Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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