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E.g., 08/21/2019
E.g., 08/21/2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fourth Annual Independence Regional Library Summer Book Sale

Come to our 4th annual big book sale blowout! One day isn't enough! Sale goes from August 21-24. Best prices of the year! Taking place in the library lobby.

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: Dog Days of Summer!

(All day) at Myers Park

Cool off inside the library while learning about a variety of popular dog breeds by completing this month's literacy scavenger hunt. Everyone who finishes the scavenger hunt will receive a prize!

English Conversation Club

All are welcome! Each Wednesday from 11:15-12:00. Join this group to practice communicating in English with other adults in a relaxed group environment.

Preschool Storytime

11:15am at Children's Area at Mint Hill

Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers.

English Conversation Club: Global Cafe

12:00pm at Conference Room B at South County Regional

Practice your English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation!

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.

The Pocket-Size Book Club

1:00pm at Matthews

The Pocket-Size Book Club is designed for busy adults--we meet every month to discuss books that are no more than 300 pages. In August we will discuss White Rose Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey.

Adult Sensory Story Time Program

1:15pm at Dowd Foundation Learning Studio at Main Library

Join us for this story time Specifically designed for adults with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues and other developmental disabilities.

Reading Buddies

1:30pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

Technology Tutoring

One-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 1-hour session (2PM-3PM) on Wednesday afternoons.

Technology/Job Tutor: 1-on-1 Support Session

2:00pm at Reference Computers at Mountain Island

Sign up for a 60-minute session with Library Staff or a Library Volunteer to get help with computer or internet basics, Microsoft Office, email, ebooks, or job help assistance.

Reading Buddies

2:00pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

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.

Makerspace Open Hours

2:00pm at Messy Makerspace at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

The Makerspace is open to teens and preteens ages 10-18.

Teen Summit

2:30pm at Randolph Room at Beatties Ford Road Regional

Join us for a round-table discussion on and learn more about social issues-e.g., cyber-bullying, dating violence, LGBT issues, etc and how to access resources to help you navigate a changing world.

Technology/Job Tutor: 1-on-1 Support Session

3:00pm at Reference Computers at Mountain Island

Sign up for a 60-minute session with Library Staff or a Library Volunteer to get help with computer or internet basics, Microsoft Office, email, ebooks, or job help assistance.

Reading Buddies

3:30pm at Children's Area at Morrison Regional

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

Board Games

3:30pm at Sugar Creek

Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills.

Reading Buddies

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

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

Big Bang beTween: Comic Book Club

4:00pm at Mountain Island

If you are between the ages of 8 and 12, grab your friends and join us at Spandex City to enjoy crafting and geek out on everything comics and manga related!

1-on-1 Support Session: Technology or Job Search Tutors

Drop in at the Information Desk for a 30-minute individual session with a volunteer or staff member to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email or other topics, or to find h

Chess Club

5:00pm at Randolph Room at Beatties Ford Road Regional

Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Learn chess basics and test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games.

Sugar Creek Reading Lab Club

5:00pm at Sugar Creek

Join us each Wednesday at 5pm as we listen to interesting stories while improving literacy and critical thinking skills. A reading incentive or snack provided.

Reading Buddies

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

Community Service Project for Teens- Back-to-School Library Resource Packets

5:30pm at Teen Media Room at Hickory Grove

Do you want to help the Library with improving lives and building a stronger community?

Active Reading Workshop: Part 1 of 2

5:30pm at Children's Programming Room at Morrison Regional

Come learn fun ideas and activities that you can use to support early literacy at home. Learn how to use the ABC’s of Active Reading one on one with your child.

Reading Buddies

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

Dungeons and Dragons For Teens

5:30pm at Community Room at South County Regional

Participate in the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing board game that encourages cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Teens (16-18)

Reading Buddies

5:30pm at West Boulevard

If you are between the ages of 5-12, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with an adult volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.

Spanish / English Conversation Club

6:00pm at Community Room at Mountain Island

Practice with native speakers. First 45 minutes will be Spanish practice, followed by 45 minutes of English conversation. Feel free to drop in for one or the other, or even better, both!