A cake fit for a Queen City

Charlotte celebrated 250 years on Dec. 3, 2018.

Charlotte turned 250 on Dec. 3, 2018, and like any proper birthday celebration, there was plenty of cake. 

Johnson & Wales University students made stunningly beautiful cakes for 15 our branches. Each cake focused on an aspect or celebratory element of Charlotte's history (Fancy a Hornets cake anyone?). We've provided a sampling of the cakes below.

Happy birthday, Charlotte! 





Beatties Ford Road Regional Library











Hickory Grove Library


















Independence Regional Library



















Main Library


















Myers Park Library


















Scaleybark Library 










South County Regional Library


















University City Regional Library










Now that we've celebrated Charlotte's history, dive deeper into your own history with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's free access to Ancestry.com inside any of its branches.