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Library Card Sign-Up Month with the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/library-card-sign-month-robinson-spangler-carolina-room
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!  The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library values learning, openness and inclusion and the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room team feels a Library card is the key to each of those things!   Library Card Sign-Up Month began in 1987 when the Secretary of Education,...

June is African American Music Appreciation Month!  

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/june-african-american-music-appreciation-month%C2%A0%C2%A0
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...

Why is Charlotte called the Queen City?

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/why-charlotte-called-queen-city
Charlotte, North Carolina, was first settled after colonists made their way down the Great Wagon Road. Northern colonies in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia had become crowded, so settlers went south to seek religious and economic freedom, as well as to take advantage of...