Events

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 New York Times best-selling 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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EpicFest

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am

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 2019 Event Details

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.

EpicFest Sponsors

EpicFest was created to remember and honor Jim and Elizabeth (Libby) Preston’s passion for reading, and to encourage and instill a love of reading in children.

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