teens

Adult Fiction for Young Adults

The best part about writing fiction, is that a lot of books can be versatile for what age group they meet. This booklist contains adult fiction that is appropriate and relatable for teenagers aged 16 and up.
May

May highlights

April showers bring May flowers… so what does May bring? At your library, May brings a flurry of activity, as we prepare our gardens, plan for the end of the school year, and participate in a wealth of celebrations—including Older Americans Month, Comic Book Day, Small Business Week and Mother's Day. We're also introducing some fun new ways to learn and explore. Check out the highlights! 
Because of you, libraries transform.

Because of you, libraries transform.

Libraries are more about doing than borrowing – more about connecting than simply plugging in – and your local librarian is your expert guide. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, get smart about money, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation. Here are a dozen ways to experience the transformative power of libraries in April.
NC Science Festival

Find your FUN-spiration! Join us for official NC Science Festival events April 7 - 23, 2017.

The North Carolina Science Festival is a statewide two-week celebration of STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches are proud to host official NC Science Festival events for children, teens and adults, such as Legos, plant and sea life, coding, The Great Egg Drop Challenge, robotics, Rookie Science, technology, and much more. These events spark interest and excitement in STEM fields that last all year.
springtime

We're giving you a dozen ways to spring forward.

Though spring isn't yet officially here, the signs of its imminent arrival are all around us in the colorful form of yellow daffodil blooms and pink flowering trees. Springtime can be a great time for growth and new beginnings. The sun is out, the birds are singing, and it's time to launch exciting things! Here are a dozen ways to spring forward, and how we can help.
 February is African American History Month

February is African American History Month

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites you to celebrate African American History Month with free programs, including author events, films, storytelling, and fun and educational activities for children and teens. We've also compiled valuable book lists, topic guides, and online resources so you can continue learning, exploring and having conversations about the moments and people that have shaped our collective past.
Turn "I can't" into "I can".

You're going to rock 2017.

Gyms are packed, kale is flying off the shelves — New Year’s resolution season is in full bloom. Now is the perfect time of year to turn to your Library to get inspiration. Here are a dozen ways to rock the coming year, and how we can help.
books shaped like a heart

Share the Love: Valentine’s Day at Your Library

Valentine's Day is a good reminder to tell all of our loved ones (not only our sweethearts) how glad we are that they're in our lives. It's also a great opportunity to spread love and kindness in our community. We invite you to share the love in many different ways with these special events, storytimes and community service projects.