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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of over one million residents in Mecklenburg County, NC.  Accessible and welcoming to all, the Library celebrates the joy of reading, fosters learning and growth, connects people to each other and the world, and inspires individuals with what they can achieve.

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The Most Popular Books of 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018
The numbers are in! Here are Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's most popular books (by combined digital and print check-outs through Nov. 30) of 2018.

A cake fit for a Queen City

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Charlotte celebrated its 250th birthday on Dec. 3, 2018, and what better way to celebrate than with these stunning cakes made by Johnson & Wales University students?

Beautiful Truth: Writing & Sharing Our Stories

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Join us for an exciting writing workshop series presented by Charlotte Lit. Free workshops will be held 11 library locations all across the Charlotte area. Join us to discover, write, and share your stories of life in Charlotte.