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Summer Break begins to wrap up

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Another summer has flown by. School supply shopping has begun, vacations are winding down and another Summer Break program is about to end.   Remember that Saturday, August 10 is the last day that you can enter reading time or activities in your log. Participants will have until Saturday,...

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

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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!  

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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?

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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...

Charlotte - Home of Lance Cracker’s Peanut Butter Sandwich

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Did you know that the famous peanut butter sandwich was accidentally created by Philip Lance in Charlotte, North Carolina? In 1913, Mr. Lance, a coffee salesman, purchased 500 pounds of peanuts for one of his customers. When the shipment arrived, the customer had no use for them anymore. Lance did...

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