*Written by Alesha Lackey, Regional Branch Manager at Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library*
Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library is gearing up for the 2023 Community Christmas Celebration! The event, held on Sunday, December 10, 2023, is an opportunity for the community to connect with the Library, local Black-owned businesses, and community resources while celebrating the holiday season.
The celebration is an afternoon of fun for the whole family with music, food, fellowship and an opportunity to have a photo taken with Allegra Westbrooks’s own soulful Santa.
The event will highlight local businesses like Chef Aniah Franklin of Chef FLii & Flight Crew. Franklin, a UNCC alum, has been a personal chef since 2017. North Carolina authors, Xavier Zsarmani, Sr. and Xavier Zsarmani, Jr. will read their debut picture book, How to Catch a Bully Fish.
Repeat vendor, Archive CLT will provide hot chocolate and coffee for the event. When asked to participate again this year, Terry said, “I am ready to put back on my green and red and celebrate with you all! We had so much fun last year!”
Opera Carolina in association with the Arts and Sciences Council will present Musical Storytime with a special performance of Hansel and Gretel. Participants will even be able to decorate their gingerbread-man-inspired cookies from Smallcakes Utopia. There will also be a special appearance by The Grinch!
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is committed to equitable practices. Located on Beatties Ford Road, Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library serves a diverse community. This event celebrates diversity and all vendors, presenters, and community partners who will participate were intentionally selected with that in mind.
Learn more and let us know you are coming by clicking this link.