Programs & Events Listings


The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 10/2/2014 to 12/31/2014.

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Art/Photography     Book Sale     Books/Literature/Writing     Ecology/Environment     Education Support     En Español     Gaming     Movies/Films     Multicultural     Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Education     Performance/Dance/Music     Sensory Programs     Special Events/Festivals     Storytelling     Storytime     


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Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This week will feature activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

"In Pictures and Words" - an Interactive Workshop
Children's book Author and Illustrator Elisa Kleven explores the concept of imagination with children by presenting an interactive drawing and storytelling session that aims to stimulate both writing and art skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Creating with Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month the theme will be Frightening Phalanges. Each child will create a hand crafted bag in the shape of a hand. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September and October to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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)

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

Comic Creations
Expand your understanding of comics and graphic novels, and learn storytelling and cartooning techniques comic book artists use. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

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

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I Can Buy Used Books and Media
Search a collection of used books and media for treasures! Every branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has an on-going sale of used books and media. Stop by the Park in front of the Main Library to see the types of materials that are available Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

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Cancelled: Story Explorers: Money Matters: ages 5 (must be in K) to 7
Due to lack of registration this event has been cancelled. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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)

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

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

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

DISNEY MUPPET MOST WANTED
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Enjoy light snacks Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! Since October is Popcorn Poppin' Month, this month's program will feature Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read-A-Book
Come join us as we conclude our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with an investigation of Hispanic cookbooks and cuisine and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age children. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Davidson Kids Book Club
A book club for 2nd- 4th graders. This month's book is It's Halloween- I'm Turning Green! by Dan Gutman. Copies are available at the branch. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Read a Book, Learn to Cook (Ages 5, must be in K) to 7
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age Kids. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. For ages 5 (in K) to 7. See LEARN MORE for Registration information. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Counting on Books
Explore math through books, hands-on educational activities, and manipulatives. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

Full Steam Ahead: Spooky Science (Ages 8 to 11)
Children ages 8 to 11 explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, games, and more! This October 16th the theme will be Spooky Science. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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)

Kids Comic Book Club
Join us on the 4th Thursday of September and October to discuss your favorite comic books or graphic novels and participate in a themed activity. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

Story Explorers: Sink and Float (ages 5, must be in K, to 7)
Explore the science behind sinking and floating in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! For ages 5 to 7. Registration is required and begins on the 21st of the month prior to the program. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Seeking K-5 Students for Teen Tutoring Program @ North County Regional Library
Get help with Reading/Writing or Math from an 8th—12th grade student with the Teen Tutoring Program! Tutoring is available for students in grades K-5. Session run October - April. For an application, email: mcollins@cmlibrary.org Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DISNEY MUPPET MOST WANTED
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Enjoy light snacks Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Adventures
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us as we develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rookie Science: Bones
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This month, we will be exploring bones and fossils. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Counting on Books
Explore math through books, hands-on educational activities, and manipulatives. Audience: Preteen (8-11), Elementary (5-11)

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

Let's Play!
Join us at the Steele Creek Library for our monthly Let's Play! Engage in self-directed literacy activities for you and your child. Target audience is 5 to 8 years of age. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This month, the theme will be artist Alexander Calder. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This is a special session for 3-7 year olds. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 11/6/2014 at 4:00 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 10/23/2014 10:00:00 AM

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

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)

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

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Hispanic Heritage Month Program: The Magic Kite
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art and storytelling! Mexican artist Rosalia Weiner will share “The Magic Kite,” a story about a boy who is separated from his father but finds comfort through his imagination. Create a take-home memory kite! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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

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

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

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

I Can Win North Carolina Jeopardy
Contestants will test their knowledge of North Carolina trivia. You must phrase responses in the form of a question to win a variety of prizes. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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DISNEY MUPPET MOST WANTED
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for a showing and related activities of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Enjoy light snacks Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Tangled
Come and view a showing of Tangled. Light refreshments will be served. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Join us for a special veiwing of the classic children's movie: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cultural Exploration: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Let's honor Hispanic and Latino Americans for the contributions that members of this diverse cultural group have made. We will be sharing stories, doing an activity, and eating snacks! Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Hispanic Heritage Month Program: The Magic Kite
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art and storytelling! Mexican artist Rosalia Weiner will share “The Magic Kite,” a story about a boy who is separated from his father but finds comfort through his imagination. Create a take-home memory kite! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

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)

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

Performance/Dance/Musicback to top

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

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Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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I Can Buy Used Books and Media
Search a collection of used books and media for treasures! Every branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has an on-going sale of used books and media. Stop by the Park in front of the Main Library to see the types of materials that are available Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

"In Pictures and Words" - an Interactive Workshop
Children's book Author and Illustrator Elisa Kleven explores the concept of imagination with children by presenting an interactive drawing and storytelling session that aims to stimulate both writing and art skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

I Can Win North Carolina Jeopardy
Contestants will test their knowledge of North Carolina trivia. You must phrase responses in the form of a question to win a variety of prizes. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

I Can Have Fun at the Park
Discover facts about Charlotte through trivia and win a prize. Enjoy tall tales with a moralistic twist. Stories at 12:15pm and 1:15pm only. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

Children's Pumpkin Party
Dress up in your costume for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and games celebrating bats, spiders, scarecrows, and pumpkins! Kids will also make a take home craft and receive a treat bag. Best for children ages 5-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

Happy Holidays at Myers Park
Holiday stories with puppets from storyteller and puppeteer Lona Bartlett Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11)

Storytellingback to top

"In Pictures and Words" - an Interactive Workshop
Children's book Author and Illustrator Elisa Kleven explores the concept of imagination with children by presenting an interactive drawing and storytelling session that aims to stimulate both writing and art skills. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

North Carolina Ghosts and Legends
The state of North Carolina is known for its history of pirates, ghosts, and Native American legends. Curious to know more? Join us to hear the tales of Blackbeard, the Devil's Tramping Ground and the Legend of the Blowing Rock. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

I Can Have Fun at the Park
Discover facts about Charlotte through trivia and win a prize. Enjoy tall tales with a moralistic twist. Stories at 12:15pm and 1:15pm only. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18), Elementary (5-11)

Children's Pumpkin Party
Dress up in your costume for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and games celebrating bats, spiders, scarecrows, and pumpkins! Kids will also make a take home craft and receive a treat bag. Best for children ages 5-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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Children's Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5) Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Toddlers (18-35 months)

Preschool Storytime: Listen & Move
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and 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), Elementary (5-11)

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

Sensory Storytime
Join us for this storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Audience: Family/Youth & Caregivers, Elementary (5-11), Preschool (3-5)

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

Too Many Pumpkins
Join us for an afternoon filled with pumpkin fun. We will be reading some pumpkin tales and creating a pumpkin out of used books. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Story Explorers
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This week will feature activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Preschool (3-5), Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Read a Book, Learn to Cook (Ages 5, must be in K) to 7
Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age Kids. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. For ages 5 (in K) to 7. See LEARN MORE for Registration information. Registration required. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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

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

Children's Pumpkin Party
Dress up in your costume for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and games celebrating bats, spiders, scarecrows, and pumpkins! Kids will also make a take home craft and receive a treat bag. Best for children ages 5-11. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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