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E.g., 12/13/2018
E.g., 12/13/2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Learn Basic Spanish and Practice Conversation

11:00am at Teen Corner at University City Regional

Practice your Spanish speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment, while also learning basic words and phrases. No lectures, just conversation!

Spanish Conversation Club

11:00am at Conference Room B at South County Regional

Discuss current events and special topics like cooking and culture or listen to a guest speaker. Only Spanish is spoken and native speakers are there to help with difficult vocabulary and grammar.

Family Storytime

11:15am at Community Room at Mint Hill

Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.

HOLIDAY Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)

11:15am at Community Room at South County Regional

Engage your preschooler with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.

Preschool Storytime: Listen & Move

Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write.

Technology Tutor

12:00pm at Reference Area at University City Regional

One-on-one computer help sessions with a technology tutor. Topics covered include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email and online applications. Sessions are 30 minutes.

Knit, Chat & Read Community Group

1:00pm at Davidson Meeting Room at Davidson

Join us at the library to make new friends and share conversation while improving your knitting skills, getting help on a project, and creating handmade items for charities or personal use.

Story Garden: Homeschool edition

1:00pm at Community Room at Mint Hill

Listen to stories and extend your learning through a variety of hands-on gardening activities.

Technology Tutoring and Job Prep Resources

1:00pm at Meeting Room at Scaleybark

Need assistance with your resume, job search application, email or with Microsoft Office? Drop by on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between 1 and 3 P.M. to receive help from a tutor.

Technology Tutor: 1-on-1 Session

Tech Tutor Volunteer Bill Parish will work with you on basic computer skills and some Microsoft software.

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session

Book an individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop.

Technology Tutor

2:00pm at Mint Hill

Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a volunteer or staff member to get help with specific computer or e-book questions. Call 704-416-5200, ext. 4 to make an appointment.

STEAM 101: Escape Room

Educational SupportUse multiple critical thinking skills and the Library's online resources in a small group setting to solve puzzles and codes in an interactive escape room game.

Employee Rights Webinar

2:30pm at Job Help Center at Main Library

In this free webinar you will learn about your rights as an employee under North Carolina law and federal law.

STEM 101

3:00pm at Community Room at Steele Creek

Participate in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or Math puzzles.

College and Career Connection Drop-In

Teens can drop in at the Information Desk for a 30-minute individual session with a staff member to get assistance with college or career applications and information.

Reading Buddies

Increase your child’s reading comprehension, spoken word skills and social interactions with a Reading Buddy session.

Amigos Homework Help

Students ages 5-11 can receive free homework help from high school student volunteers in 1-on-1 or group settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students welcome.

Rookie Science

4:00pm at Community Room at Mint Hill

Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. October: M.C. Escher

Paws to Read

4:00pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Register for a 15 minute slot the Monday prior to the session.

Teen & Preteen Writers Group

Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this monthly group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and participate in creative writing exercises and activities.

Reading Buddies

Increase your child’s reading comprehension, spoken word skills and social interactions with a Reading Buddy session.

Paws to Read

4:15pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Register for a 15 minute slot the Monday prior to the session.

Paws to Read

4:30pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Register for a 15 minute slot the Monday prior to the session.

Children's Book Club (Grades 1 & 2)

4:30pm at Cornelius Room at Cornelius

Join us this month as we discuss The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. New members welcome!

Paws to Read

4:45pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Register for a 15 minute slot the Monday prior to the session.

iCan Learn a Career

5:00pm at Community Room at Mountain Island

Join us for this monthly series highlighting different career fields! Learn about different jobs and what it takes to get there. Registration required!

Afternoon Adventures

5:00pm at Storytime Nook at Beatties Ford Road Regional

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities.

Paws to Read

5:00pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Register for a 15 minute slot the Monday prior to the session.

Tutoring for Teens: Math Only

Grades 6th - 12th. 30 minute, 1-on-1 sessions available on a first come, first serve basis. Please come to the Reference desk to sign up, no sooner than 4:45 on the day of tutoring.