In light of recommendations regarding large gatherings and the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve POSTPONED this event. We will update this page and contact ticketholders as soon as a new date is confirmed. 

Thank you, as always, for your support and your understanding and patience as we confirm new details.

In the meantime, check out Final Draught: Home Edition!


Final Draught is a themed, quarterly discussion series…with beer and books!

Final Draught was created in 2017 by the Library Foundation’s Friends Council as a platform to connect young professionals in Charlotte to the award-winning Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

Sports, Family and the American Soul with Marty Smith

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Marty Smith is a reporter, host and writer at ESPN, currently in his 14th year with the company. His reporting, feature pieces, interviews and writing can be found across all ESPN platforms, including College GameDay, SportsCenter, SEC Nation, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com; and across all sports and the biggest sporting events, including the College Football Playoff, the NCAA Tournament, The Masters, Kentucky Derby, Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. His weekly podcast, Marty Smith’s America, provides in-depth interviews from celebrities throughout the worlds of sports and entertainment.

Smith’s book, Never Settle: Sports, Family and the American Soul, is a New York Times best-seller. Smith lives in Lake Norman, NC, with his wife Lainie and their three children.

Tickets ($35) include a signed book, program and light bites. Additional copies of Smith’s book will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Town Brewing Company
800 Grandin Road
Charlotte, NC 28208