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Get to Know the Myers Park Community with WelcomeCLT

May 30, 2023

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This blog written by Lonna Vines, branch manager for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

The Myers Park Branch is located at the Providence/Queens intersection in the historic Myers Park neighborhood. The central location and wide, tree lined streets make it a popular choice for many community events with everything from culturally diverse festivals, a large selection of locally owned restaurants and of course, the library itself. The Myers Park branch houses Spanish materials for kids, teens and adults. In the neighborhood is the Asian Herald Library. This private library is the largest Asian library in the U.S. and is considered a hidden treasure of Charlotte that doubles as an Asian Cultural Center.

Just a few steps from the library is Queens University, a beautiful private university well known for its innovative education that focuses on a unique combination of transformative experiences in and out of the classroom. If you are looking for festivals in this area, there are two Charlotte staples located nearby. First is the Yiasou Greek Festival which happens annually in September at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. This festival is one of Charlotte's largest culture events and features cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and entertainment.

Another large scale event is the 24 Hours of Booty which is an annual bike ride around the iconic Booty Loop. The event started in 2002 with one man riding a bike for 24 hours and participants of the event can commit to walking or biking as little or as much as they like. All benefits of the event go towards the 24 Foundation that has raised more than $26 million to date to support their mission for cancer navigation and survivorship.

Nearby are many local favorite restaurants and shopping areas including Deejai Thai and Fenwick’s Restaurant within a mile of the library. Branching out a couple of miles is the Park Road Shopping Center, which includes Park Road Books. We are also very lucky to have the Mint Museum on Randolph Road which was the original branch of the United States Mint. Finally, Wing Haven features enclosed-brick gardens and a bird sanctuary with quaint, ambling pathways and landscaped greens. It is easily one of the most beautiful places in the city of Charlotte. Looking for some entertainment? Check out Theatre Charlotte, Charlotte’s home for local theater! It is volunteer-driven community theater staging revivals of musicals and plays.

New to Charlotte? Explore other neighborhoods through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library blog and WelcomeCLT, a digital space created for newcomers to Charlotte.

Resources:

Myers Park Branch Library – 1361 Queens Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-416-5800

Asian Herald Library – 1339 Baxter St. Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704-334-3450

Booty Loop – 2201 Wellesley Ave. Charlotte, NC 28274 | 704-365-4417

Deejai Thai Restaurant – 613 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-333-7884

Fenwicks Restaurant – 511 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-333-2750

Mint Museum Randolph – 2730 Randolph Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-337-2000

Park Road Books – 4139 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 | 704-525-9239

Theater Charlotte – 501 Queens Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-376-3777

Wing Haven – 248 Ridgewood Ave. Charlotte, NC 28209 | 704-331-0664

Queens University of Charlotte – 1900 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC 28274 |  704-337-2200

Yiasou Greek Festival – 600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203 | 704-334-4771