Library Week at Carowinds

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 10:00pm

Celebrate libraries and literacy in our community with our Summer Break partners at Carowinds!

Discounted tickets are available for park admission during Library Week (Monday, July 22 - Sunday, July 28, 2019), and additional discounts may be available to cardholders throughout the summer using the ticket link below. 

To login and use your Library discount, enter username CM and password LIBRARY (case sensitive). 

Final Draught: The Tao of Bill Murray with Gavin Edwards

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Final Draught is a themed, quarterly discussion series featuring local thought leaders, beer and books!

This event will feature a presentation by New York Times best-selling author Gavin Edwards about his lifelong fascination with Bill Murray and his book, The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing.

Tickets are $25 and include a signed copy of the book and light bites. Additional food and beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

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The Big Book Sale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

The annual Big Book Sale expands to 4 days this year, and includes books, records, CDs, VHS and DVDs as well as special collections. Pick up a treasure and support your Library at the same time!

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Verse & Vino

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Stay tuned and save the date! The author lineup will be announced in late summer for one of Charlotte’s most anticipated literary events!

Verse & Vino, now in its sixth year, is a Charlotte literary tradition.  This evening of food, wine, and conversation with five New York Times bestselling authors celebrates the joy of reading, writing and libraries, and brings together a community of readers in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. Last year’s event attracted over 1,200 attendees to the Charlotte Convention Center and netted nearly $300,000 for the Library.

Verse & Vino is made possible with the generous support of presenting sponsor PNC and additional corporate, foundation and individual sponsors.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:15am


EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that brings children, teens and families together with authors, illustrators and the Library.  Author lineup will be announced in early fall.

This event welcomes book-lovers of all ages into a community of readers.

EpicFest is presented to the community by Wells Fargo, with community partner Read Charlotte, and with additional generous support from corporate citizens and individual sponsors.