Book of You with Joe Posnanski

The Book of You Event

featuring New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski
in conversation with author and Library trustee Kimmery Martin

A Special Around the World in 21 Branches Event
Sunday, June 2 from 1 – 3 pm
SouthPark Regional Library

This event is generously sponsored by Lowe’s.

For ages 21+. Space is limited. Purchase your ticket ASAP.

Write your next chapter of summer fun at the Library!

Join us for a celebration of summer event supporting the CommonSpark campaign featuring Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, summer cocktails and charcuterie, pickleball fun, summer reading recos with author and Library trustee Kimmery Martin, new Main Library update, relaxation station with Mood House and so much more!

Event Highlights

In addition to our great storyteller Joe Po, we have:

Author Kimmery Martin with the perfect summer reads for the beach, the lake, the mountains, or even the staycation.

Mood House is back with their Relaxation Stations with their uber-talented staff working out your shoulder kinks and hand cramps — plus they will be doing a giveaway you don’t want to miss.

Curious about pickleball? Pickleball pro Tim Buwick will be doing hands-on demonstrations for all levels including those who’ve never swung a racket.

Enjoy a brew or two from local beer-makers Town Brewing Company, including our personal favorite the strawberry blonde ale Brewey Decimal.

Our green-thumbed (or wannabe) attendees can pick the brains of the Mecklenburg Master Gardeners and grab a complimentary plant or two while you’re learning how to make the most of your yard.

The Library is doing a special Summer Break promotion — stay tuned!

Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including bestsellers Why We Love Baseball, The Baseball 100 and Paterno. He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five different organizations.

Kimmery Martin

Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard CrimsonPeopleNewsweek and The New York Times. She completed her medical training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she honors her passion for public libraries by serving on the Board of Trustees of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and chairing the management committee of the flagship children’s library. 

Additionally, Kimmery teaches Narrative Medicine at the local medical school and authors a column on Substack covering medical disinformation, parenting, humor, and social topics. She is a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, medical schools, and bookstores around the United States. Her most recent novel, Doctors and Friends, received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist


Jennifer Bennett and Doug Mays
Jennifer DeWitt and Oz Tuzcu
Selena Giovannelli
Garrell and Lee Keesler
Helen and Marcus Kimbrough
Katie and Walker Morris
Maddie and Brian Myers
Sarah and Allen Shifflet
Caroleen Towery
Lauren and Clay Woodruff


Town Brewing Co.
Mood House

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