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Programs & Events Listings


The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 10/9/2012 to 10/9/2012.

Program Types: (choose a type to jump to list of programs)
Books/Literature/Writing     Business/Finance/Taxes     Computer Skills/Technology     Early Literacy Workshop     Education Support     En Español     ESL (English as a Second Language)     Exhibits     Gaming     Genealogy/History     Multicultural     Storytelling     Storytime     


Books/Literature/Writingback to top

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

Steele Creek Readers Book Club
Join us for a discussion of True Sisters by Sandra Dallas. Led by a staff member. Audience: Adults

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

School Age Stories: Book Nuts!
Children will listen to stories chosen specifically to hold their interest, while improving literacy and critical thinking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

First Purse
First Purse Inc. is a nonprofit organization that targets young girls ages 8 to 10 and equips them with the necessary skills to become financially literate by teaching them how to invest, save, and spend money wisely. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

Early Literacy Workshopback to top

Every Child Ready to Read: Fun with Letters
This workshop presents the five early literacy practices, along with interactive activities that parents and caregivers can use to help their children learn letter names and sounds. Come prepared to play and learn together with your child. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

Education Supportback 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. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Creating with Books
Children will listen to stories and extend their learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will be creating art with recycled books. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
This is a course for students who cannot attend traditional courses or who choose to study English independently. Students receive study materials to study at their own pace, check out books from the library, and meet with a teacher once a week. This program runs from August 21st-November 13th. Questions about registration? call 704-330-4861 Audience: Adults

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

En Españolback to top

Connections that Count/Conexiones que Cuentan
Cada martes tendremos cuentos, canciones y dynamicas para niños de recien nacidos a 5 años.Spanish Language storytime for children age birth to 5 every Tuesday with songs, stories and hands-on activities Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5)

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)

Conexiones que Cuentan- Connections that Count
Una hora de cuentos en español para niños 0 a 5 para prepararlos a entrar a la escuela. Para mas información llame a Verónica al 704-416-0556. A Spanish language storytime that prepares children birth to 5 enter school. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

Conexiones Que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Cada martes tendremos cuentos, canciones y dynamicas para niños de recien nacidos a 5 años.Spanish Language storytime for children age birth to 5 every Tuesday with songs, stories and hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
This is a course for students who cannot attend traditional courses or who choose to study English independently. Students receive study materials to study at their own pace, check out books from the library, and meet with a teacher once a week. This program runs from August 21st-November 13th. Questions about registration? call 704-330-4861 Audience: Adults

ESL (English as a Second Language)back to top

Conexiones que Cuentan- Connections that Count
Una hora de cuentos en español para niños 0 a 5 para prepararlos a entrar a la escuela. Para mas información llame a Verónica al 704-416-0556. A Spanish language storytime that prepares children birth to 5 enter school. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

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. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Crossroads Cafe: Free English Classes / Aprenda inglés con Crossroads Cafe
This is a course for students who cannot attend traditional courses or who choose to study English independently. Students receive study materials to study at their own pace, check out books from the library, and meet with a teacher once a week. This program runs from August 21st-November 13th. Questions about registration? call 704-330-4861 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: Video Gaming
Develop literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills with video games. Audience: Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

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)

Multiculturalback to top

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: Family/Youth & Caregivers

Spanish Conversation Club
Looking to advance your Spanish language skills? Join us on every Tuesday and discuss a novel written in Spanish. We welcome all who have intermediate Spanish speaking skills. Audience: Adults, Seniors

Storytellingback to top

Conexiones Que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Cada martes tendremos cuentos, canciones y dynamicas para niños de recien nacidos a 5 años.Spanish Language storytime for children age birth to 5 every Tuesday with songs, stories and hands-on activities. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Storytimeback to top

Baby Storytime (birth to 17 months)
Registration at the door for the first 20 babies: 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)

Baby Storytime (Tuesdays in September & October)
This program is full. Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. New sights and sounds are shared with a parent/caregiver through books, songs, and rhymes. Ages: Up to 18 months. Registration is required. Audience: Babies (0-17 months)

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

Tiny Tots Storytime
Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. For ages 18 to 24 months with a parent or caregiver. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

Toddler Storytime (18 months to 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. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months)

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

Connections that Count/Conexiones que Cuentan
Cada martes tendremos cuentos, canciones y dynamicas para niños de recien nacidos a 5 años.Spanish Language storytime for children age birth to 5 every Tuesday with songs, stories and hands-on activities Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, 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. All ages welcome. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

Preschool Storytime: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in 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), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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
Registration at the door for the first 18 children: 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 (Tuesdays in September & October)
This program is full.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 required Audience: Preschool (3-5)

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)

Conexiones que Cuentan- Connections that Count
Una hora de cuentos en español para niños 0 a 5 para prepararlos a entrar a la escuela. Para mas información llame a Verónica al 704-416-0556. A Spanish language storytime that prepares children birth to 5 enter school. Audience: Toddlers (18-35 months), Preschool (3-5)

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

School Age Stories: Book Nuts!
Children will listen to stories chosen specifically to hold their interest, while improving literacy and critical thinking skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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