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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 8/20/2014 to 11/18/2014.

Program Types: (choose a type to jump to list of programs)
Art/Photography     Books/Literature/Writing     Computer Skills/Technology     Education Support     Exhibits     Gaming     Genealogy/History     Health/Fitness     Movies/Films     Multicultural     Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Education     Sensory Programs     Special Events/Festivals     Storytelling     Storytime     


Art/Photographyback to top

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)

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)

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)

Books/Literature/Writingback 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)

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)

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)

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)

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 Samantha! 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)

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. We will discuss Afternoon on the Amazon. Copies may be available at the branch. New members welcome! Audience: 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 bread. Copies of various books are available at the branch. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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

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 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)

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: The Story of Salt
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore the historical importance of salt and its place in art and literature, including creating salt paintings. 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)

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

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)

Davidson Kids Book Club
Join us for the first meeting of the school year! Book club participants will pick up their first book at this meeting. For 2nd- 4th graders. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about books with great female characters. This month’s selection is Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For grades 2-5. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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

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

What Do I Read Now?
You read it, you liked it, NOW what do you read? Join us to talk about and learn about other books and series that you'll love. 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)

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 Boys ages 7 thru 11, join us for a discussion about three classic fairy tales that are told in a twisted style. This month's book is titled "Twisted Tales". Registration is NOT required. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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)

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)

Creating With Books
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. 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)

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)

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

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)

Education Supportback to top

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)

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)

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)

Paws to Read
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. 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)

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

Boys Will Be Boys
ATTENTION: boys in grades 2-5. Come and join us for fun times, good laughs and great conversation as we discuss the second part of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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 Samantha! 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)

Library Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know your library? Participate in a Library Resource Scavenger Hunt and learn more about your library and the variety of resources that are available to you. [A Scavenger Hunt focuses on finding certain information. If you would like users to explore processes and complete certain activities, use the Program "Become a Library Power User!" instead. This worksheet can also be incorporated into a staff-directed program.] 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)

PAWS to Read: Abi or Angel
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)

Rookie Science
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, the theme is the planet Mars! 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)

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

Creating With Books: The Story of Salt
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. This month we will explore the historical importance of salt and its place in art and literature, including creating salt paintings. 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)

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)

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

Girls Read Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion about books with great female characters. This month’s selection is Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. Copies may be picked up at the front desk. Group will meet the third Thursday of the month. For grades 2-5. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

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)

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

Afternoon Adventures: Home School Rocks!
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. Join us for a special Fall Mixer Meet and Greet! This session will introduce parents to home schooling and connect them with resources. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), Teens (12-18)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

Exhibitsback to top

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

Gamingback to top

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 - 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)

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

Genealogy/Historyback to top

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)

Health/Fitnessback to top

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: SuperKicks Karate (ages 5 to 11)
Join SuperKicks Karate for an educational and informational presentation about bullying and learn how to be confident and stand up to bullies. For ages 5 to 11. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Family/Youth & Caregivers

Movies/Filmsback to top

Family Movie Night: Monsters University!
Celebrate "back to school" with your favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, in an animated tale about how the two met in college. Starring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, this prequel to Monsters, Inc. is great for the entire family! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), 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

Multiculturalback to top

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)

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Educationback to top

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)

Sensory Programsback to top

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)

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)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents: Hugo’s Reading Revolution (Ages 5-11)
The Charlotte Hornets present Hugo’s Reading Revolution where children will learn about the joy of reading during a high energy program. Thirty participants will have the opportunity to receive a free book. Call 704-416-3800 for more information. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Family Movie Night: Monsters University!
Celebrate "back to school" with your favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, in an animated tale about how the two met in college. Starring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, this prequel to Monsters, Inc. is great for the entire family! Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11), 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)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: SuperKicks Karate (ages 5 to 11)
Join SuperKicks Karate for an educational and informational presentation about bullying and learn how to be confident and stand up to bullies. For ages 5 to 11. See LEARN MORE for registration information. Audience: Elementary (5-11), 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)

Storytellingback to top

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

Storytimeback 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)

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)

Fractured Fairy Tales
Come hear new twists on your favorite classic fairy tales. Audience: Elementary (5-11)

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