Originally coined Black Music Month, the commemoration was conceived by black music moguls Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Ed Wright in the 1970s and initiated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. The holiday was later renamed African American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack Obama in 2009.
A Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card opens a world of possibilities with countless materials, digital resources, programs and services available at no cost. This summer, thanks to a partnership with Carowinds, library cardholders can also get discounted tickets to the Carolinas’ favorite theme park during Library Week, July 22-26, 2019.
Reading mystery fiction is now given the academic treatment for study and reflection for interested audiences. Expert and subject matter expert, Dr. David Schmid, devotes more than 18 hours of lecture time to this topic on a video series available on Kanopy for Library customers.