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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Arabic Tutoring

On Wednesdays, come join us for Arabic Tutoring for Adults. Learn the basic Arabic Language through one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions.

Active Reading Basics: Learn How to Help Your Child at Home

3:00pm at

Active Reading is a proven way of reading aloud a children's book that improves language and comprehension.

Paws to Read

3:30pm at Matthews

Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. 15-minute sessions are available from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Reading Buddies

4:30pm at Mint Hill

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.*Registration is limited

Reading Buddies

5:00pm at Mint Hill

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.*Registration is limited

Reading Buddies

Increase your child’s reading comprehension, spoken word skills and social interactions with a Reading Buddy session.

1-on-1 Support Session: Technology or Job Search Tutors

Drop in at the Information Desk for a 30-minute individual session with a volunteer or staff member to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email or other topics, or to find h

Chess Club

5:00pm at Randolph Room at Beatties Ford Road Regional

Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Learn chess basics and test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games.

Dungeons and Dragons For Teens

Participate in the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing board game that encourages cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Teens (16-18)

Reading Buddies

Increase your child’s reading comprehension, spoken word skills and social interactions with a Reading Buddy session.

CANCELLED-Create a Website Learning Circle at Northlake Mall Live 360°

5:30pm at Mountain Island

Join us at Northlake Mall Live 360° for this 4-week course from the State University of New York where you'll learn to design, build, and publish a website that incorporates text, sound, images, pl

Reading Buddies

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session at 5:30, 6, or 6:30 p.m.

Reading Buddies

6:00pm at Mint Hill

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.*Registration is limited

Charlemos Charlotte

6:00pm at Program Room at South Boulevard (formerly Scaleybark)

Join South Boulevard Library in an 8-week dual-language immersion course!

Read The Rainbow Book Club

Join us the second Wednesday of the month to discuss LGBT+ centered literature in a friendly environment at the

Reading Buddies

6:00pm at West Boulevard

Increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session. Call 704-416-7400 to register.

Reading Buddies

Increase your child’s reading comprehension, spoken word skills and social interactions with a Reading Buddy session.

History's Mysteries

6:00pm at IB Community Room at Independence Regional

Join us to explore a historical mystery once a month on the second Wednesday.

Reading Buddies

6:30pm at Mint Hill

If you are between the ages of 5-11, increase your reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a library volunteer during a 30-minute 1-on-1 session.*Registration is limited

Reading Buddies

Increase your child’s reading comprehension, spoken word skills and social interactions with a Reading Buddy session.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Family Storytime

9:30am at Program Room at South Boulevard (formerly Scaleybark)

Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.

Write Like You Mean It (Virtual)

10:00am at

Take a creative leap into the unknown. Explore the world of writing with fun prompts and supportive listeners. This group is open to anyone who enjoys writing.

Clayworks for Adults

10:30am at Community Room at Hickory Grove

Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn how to texturize and manipulate clay to create your own art work.

Stories in 2 Languages: English & French

10:30am at Randolph Room at Beatties Ford Road Regional

Engage your child with stories, songs, and activities in English and French that support early literacy skill development and expose your child to two languages and cultures.

Stories in 2 Languages: Spanish

Engage your child with stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish that support early literacy skill development and expose your child to two languages and cultures.

Adaptive Program for Teens and Adults

11:00am at Community Room at Matthews

Come join us for a fun, interactive program for teens and adults with disabilities or special needs along with their companions.

Preschool Storytime: Listen & Move

Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and movement activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write.

Technology Tutoring and Job Prep Resources

Need assistance with your resume, job search application, email or with Microsoft Office? Register for Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between 1 and 3 P.M. to receive help from a tutor.

The Personal Essay as a Vehicle for Social Change

1:00pm at Community Room at Plaza Midwood

Personal essays are a popular and important way to share deeper thoughts and insights about our lived experience. But the personal essay can also be a vehicle for social change.

Library eBooks: 1-on-1 Support Session

Book an individual training session on borrowing eBooks for your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop.