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 Obama in 2009.
Celebrating the 2017 class of Hall of Fame inductees
Explore the rich history of NC musicians with this playlist made to commemorate the 125th birthday of NC music legend, Charlie Poole.
Celebrating the legacy of the weather-predicting woodchuck
Another school year is drawing to an end and summer break will be here before you know it. The next few weeks will be filled with final exams, end of the year projects, field trips and preparation for summer camps and vacations. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is here to help your family survive and thrive!
You are probably already a fan of hoopla’s extensive collection of e-books, audiobooks, comics, music and movies – all of which you can access anytime, anywhere AND with no wait times or overdue fees. But, did you know that hoopla now offers a Kids Mode?