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August 2018

Charlotte’s Growing Literacy Scene: At the Southern Women’s Show

August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States

Join us at the Southern Women's Show for a panel discussion of Charlotte's literary landscape. Jenni Gaisbauer, the Library Foundation's executive director, will moderate a conversation featuring four longtime friends of the Library: Kimmery Martin, author of Queen of Hearts, Kathy Izard, author of The Hundred Story Home, Helen Kimbrough, author and publisher of multiple children's books, and Kathie Collins, poet and co-founder of Charlotte Lit. This panel is included with admission to the Southern Women's Show.

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An Evening with Kathy Izard

August 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28211 United States

Moderated by Sonja Gantt Join us to celebrate the release of a new edition of Kathy Izard’s inspirational memoir about building a home for Charlotte’s homeless. The Hundred Story Home reminds us that not only can we help change the world, but in doing so we change ourselves.   About the Book: Believing in the whisper was crazy. Denying she had heard it was impossible. Do Good. Love Well. Kathy Izard grew up believing in this family wisdom. And although she had…

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February 2019

An Evening with Tommy Tomlinson

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E 7th St,
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation and WFAE are pleased to celebrate the release of Tommy Tomlinson's inspirational memoir The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America. Tommy will speak and take questions about his experience and his writing. Park Road Books will be onsite with books for sale before and after the program. This event is free, but seating is limited so an RSVP is required.   About the book: In the tradition of Roxane…

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March 2019

Carnegie Circle Donor Appreciation Dinner

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Foundation For The Carolinas, 220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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An annual event celebrating members of the Carnegie Circle, over 200 Library supporters who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more. This year's event features Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein and Carnegie's Maid. Her new novel, The Only Woman in the Room, is based on the incredible true story of Hedy Lamarr - a glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication. The Carnegie Circle Dinner is presented by Bank of America, with additional support from…

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November 2019

Verse & Vino

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
$150

This evening of food, wine, and conversation with New York Times best-selling authors brings together a community of readers in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

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EpicFest

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E 7th St,
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Free

EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that brings children, teens and families together with authors, illustrators and the Library.

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