Join us at the FIFTH STOP on the Around the World in 21 Branches Festival Tour!
2023 Verse & Vino celebrates a decade of literature and libraries with five New York Times best-selling authors including Roxane Gay
The Tenth annual Verse & Vino — an evening celebrating great writers, great wine and library supporters featuring New York Times bestselling authors Melanie Benjamin, Roxane Gay, Sadeqa Johnson, Etaf Rum, and Brad Taylor.
The Buzz: Bad Feminist author shares “A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People’s Business”
Join us at the FOURTH STOP on the Around the World in 21 Branches Festival Tour!
The Buzz: “Once deemed the heir apparent to W.E.B. Griffin, Taylor is now laying claim to being the American John Le Carre.” —Providence Journal
The Buzz: Time magazine chose Evil Eye as one of the most anticipated books of the year.
The Buzz: “Amazing…I was completely surprised by the ending of this beautifully told and written book.” —Reese Witherspoon
The Buzz: “Melanie Benjamin pairs the surf culture of the Beach Boys with the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll of Daisy Jones & the Six. . . . Benjamin’s novel is a portrait of three women beset by shifting cultural tides and a shimmering rendering of the promises and heartbreak of Southern California.” —Entertainment Weekly
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is featuring Shaun “Shef” Williams at the next event at Mint Hill Library on Saturday, September 16. He will be doing cooking demonstrations — specifically for those with little time to cook or meal plan.
August 18, 2023 — Walls are tumbling down: The Update is a periodic e-newsletter for Foundation supporters
June 30, 2023 — An Intentional Summer: The Update is a periodic e-newsletter for Foundation supporters
Join us at the THIRD STOP on the Around the World in 21 Branches Festival Tour!
June 9, 2023 — Welcome New Board Members!: The Update is a periodic e-newsletter for Foundation supporters
Join us at the SECOND STOP on the Around the World in 21 Branches Festival Tour!
May 19, 2023 — Let’s get creative: The Update is a periodic e-newsletter for Foundation supporters
April 21, 2023 — Library Giving Day results and more: The Update is a periodic e-newsletter for Foundation supporters
North County Regional Library is the FIRST STOP on the Around the World in 21 Branches Festival Tour. Learn more about the traveling festival here.
“I felt like I was sitting in the living room with my two most interesting author friends. That’s what good storytelling looks like — you become engrossed in the conversation and forget where you are.” Board member Caroleen Burroughs shares her thoughts on the Carnegie Circle event.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation welcomes Barbara Johnson to the Final Draught stage on Monday, July 17 at 6:00 pm at Town Brewing Company. The debut author will be sharing her latest work, A Head of Cabbage: A Memoir.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation welcomes Joy Callaway, Erika Montgomery and Kim Wright to the Final Draught stage on Monday, June 19 at 6:00 pm at Town Brewing Company. The three novelists will be sharing their latest works, Callaway’s All the Pretty Faces, Montgomery’s Our Place on the Island and Wright’s The Longest Day of the Year.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation welcomes Lee Smith to the Final Draught virtual stage on Wednesday, May 17 at 4:00 pm. The New York Times best-selling author will be sharing her latest work, Silver Alert.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation welcomes Junious “Jay” Ward to the Final Draught stage on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm at Town Brewing Company. The nationally award-winning poet and Charlotte’s inaugural Poet Laureate will be sharing his latest work, Composition.
March 31, 2023 — There’s more to the Story: The Update is a periodic e-newsletter for Foundation supporters
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation was back at the Charlotte Convention Center at Verse & Vino this year. We are thrilled to announce that we had 1,100 people in attendance and raised over $475,000… with donations still coming in. If there is a group of people more dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to improving and strengthening an organization like the Library, it’s our Verse & Vino guests. They’re the reason why we are one of America’s leading urban public libraries.
This year we were joined once again by our emcee Sheri Lynch and five outstanding New York Times bestselling authors: David Baldacci, Sarah McCoy, Javier Zamora, Megan Giddings, and Adriana Trigiani.
The Buzz: A fan of Margaret Atwood, Shirley Jackson, and Octavia Butler? Then we’ve found your new favorite.
Verse & Vino is back with New York Times bestselling authors David Baldacci, Adriana Trigiani and more
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation announces the ninth annual Verse & Vino — an evening of great writers, great wine and library supporters. The evening will feature New York Times bestselling authors David Baldacci, Adriana Trigiani, Megan Giddings and Sarah McCoy plus newcomer Javier Zamora.
The Buzz: Hop on for another spine-tingling ride with a mystery-writing maestro
The Buzz: A 1970s sun-kissed romp on a star-studded private island (with cameos from a Rolling Stone and a British Royal)
The Buzz: “A comedy writer with a heart of gold” (New York Times) weaves 21st century Italian family dynamics with long buried secrets in her latest novel
The Buzz: a highly anticipated debut from the acclaimed poet has been hailed as “the mythic journey of our era” (Sandra Cisneros)
How fortunate we are to call New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs neighbor, friend and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library supporter.
To a crowd of almost 200 Kathy entertained with tales of her real-life adventures dealing in mind-boggling murders and macabre mysteries with a delightful dose of humor.
If our March 30 event “Conversation with New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict” is any indicator, the answer is no. With almost 200 people registered for the event, it’s clear that virtual events are here to stay at the Library Foundation, even as our in-person events begin again.
Join us for a live conversation on March 30th with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Marie Benedict about her latest novel Her Hidden Genius. Benedict’s powerful new work shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind. Join the author on Wednesday, March 30th at noon to learn more about the inspiration behind her latest real-life heroine, Rosalind Franklin.
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