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Community Read Programs Presented by Community Partners

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Return to main Community Read site Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community DialogueThursday, February 7, 2019 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church 1000 E. Morehead Street Charlotte, NC 28204 Presented by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations, in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg...

The Color of Law: Justin Perry discusses libraries and equity

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Justin Perry reflects on the relevance of libraries.   We asked Justin Perry to share his perspective on libraries, our city, and building a stronger community: Born in Presbyterian hospital 38 years ago, a lot has changed in my hometown since 1980. It’s bigger and shinier, but also more divided...

Recommended teen reads for African American History Month

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In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched the first “Negro History Week” during the second week of February in honor of the births of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. His initiative would eventually become what we know today as African American Month or Black History Month.  For 93 years...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Community Read 2019

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Community Read 2019 is bigger, bolder and better than ever before. There's a lot to discuss, a lot of partners and so many ways for readers of all ages to participate. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our community's biggest book club. Main Community Read...

Community Read brings awareness to Charlotte

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrated Community Read the entire month of March 2019 with the hopes of bringing the community together to discuss the issues that are important to Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Close to 200 programs and events were scheduled by Library and community partner locations...

Angie Thomas: author, activist, inspiration

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Angie Thomas makes the political personal, and that’s what she believes makes her an activist. The author of the New York Times best-selling novel and Community Read 2019 featured title The Hate U Give spoke at Central Piedmont Community College’s Halton Theater on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 about...

Take Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on the road

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As seen online online at Charlotte Parent - click here. For many families, spring break is the quintessential time to travel, meet with family members, explore and sight-see. If costs associated with vacationing is placing a damper on your family’s fun meter, why not try new resources that won’t...

Community Read: transforming lives one book at a time

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With this year’s Community Read selections, the Library intended to bring the community together through discussions, events and programs featuring the three chosen titles. The goal is a community that reads together, is a community that grows together. At the Independence Regional Library’s Lunch...

We're more than a community. We're a book club.

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Communities aren't just defined by geography. Culture and values also play important roles too In strong communities, people interact with each other in positive ways that enrich lives. One of the easiest ways to do this is at your public library.  Reading provides ways for us to connect with each...

It's good to have things in common

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We all like spending time with other people who share our interests. Having things in common gives us a starting point for conversations and building relationships. We can talk with our friends and co-workers about the latest movies, television series or sporting events. It's not only fun, it also...