Reading

What's Sky Dudley Reading?

What does a poet read? Sky is one of 20 local poets inspiring customers at Main Library with his words during National Poetry Month. He shared the books that inspire him.  Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling. The entire series. It was the first series that completely wrapped me in and absorbed me. The first and only book I’ve waited in line for. Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn. It’s a book about a gorilla learning philosophy. It’s a deep and inspiring book that can change the way you think.

What's Patrice Gopo Reading?

We asked Patrice Gopo -  library advocate and the author of All the Colors We Will See -  what she reads for inspiration:  As the black American daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I often write about ideas related to race, racial identity formation, migration, and belonging. I love reading books that connect with these themes and—perhaps—overlap, in some way, with my experience. Here are some of my favorites.

Community Read 2019 Emphasizes Community

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library announces that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas will be the main title for its annual Community Read program, held March 2019. The Library will lead a month-long community-wide effort to have adults and teens read and discuss The Hate U Give. To ensure the whole family participates, the Library has also selected companion titles for preteens and children: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate and Love by Matt de la Peña.

What's Glenn Burkins Reading?

We asked the editor and publisher of Qcitymetro to tell us about his favorite books - and he shared a literary travelogue: For me, the best books are those that take me on a journey, allowing me to experience a life I could otherwise never know. 

What Have YOU Been Reading?

‘Tis the season for top ten lists, and Library staff have compiled the most-checked-out titles of 2018 by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library users. Adult Fiction (combined print and digital)

What's Dana Eure Reading?

Dana Eure has spent her career in our libraries and others across North Carolina. As Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Branch Channel Leader, she provides strategic and operating leadership to the library branches in support of the delivery of professional library collections, materials, programs and services to the community. In addition to this role, Dana was recently named the Library's Acting Library Director/Chief Customer Officer.  She still makes time to read - and told us what's on her bookshelf right now.   

What's Cristina Wilson Reading?

We asked the Chief Operating Officer of the Charlotte Agenda what she reads when she isn't writing, working or taking care of her toddler. She shared the titles on her current list: I've always been a voracious fiction reader – and I prefer to write fiction – but when I take a look at my real-life nightstand, I am in a major nonfiction sprint right now! In year three with Charlotte Agenda, I still read books focused on the startup life and entrepreneurship, and a few selections here reflect my goal of integrating more creativity into my day-to-day.

What's Dannye Romine Powell Reading?

If you're looking for a good read, ask a book reviewer for a recommendation! Dannye Romine Powell of the Charlotte Observer shared a few of her favorites: I say any book is an excellent read if it engages you as you fly from Charlotte to Dallas in a stiff, way-back-of-the-beyond seat with neither window or movable headrest.  

Ready for Prime Time!

We've launched something new...and LIVE!  In late June we began airing a new live video series, Karen and Teleia on Books, on our Facebook page.  In the first installment Karen Beach, Deputy Director and Teleia White, Director of Individual Giving, provided a sneak peak into the author selection process for Verse & Vino and shared a few good reads.