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Books, Beer...and Connection

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s Friends Council began its Final Draught series in 2017 with a simple goal: To connect new audiences with the Library by inviting diverse and charismatic local thought leaders to discuss a wide range of topics. With generous sponsorship from Red Ventures, Final Draught has become a hot ticket, featuring topics ranging from the local food scene to side hustles in the gig economy to authentic leadership. Audiences come for the beer, the books, the topics…and increasingly, the networking.

Epic Impact

On November 2 and 3, 2018, over 5,000 students, teachers and families will meet an author or an illustrator, discover a favorite story, or realize they too have a story to tell. An epic start to a lifetime of literacy is the legacy of one family. 

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.

Bring Your Book Club to Verse & Vino!

Books, wine, food…sounds like a great book club meeting, doesn’t it? It’s also Verse & Vino. We sometimes describe Verse & Vino as a community of readers coming together to celebrate the joy of libraries, and it’s no surprise that book clubs across the region have made it an annual destination.

Time, Talent and Treasure

Every day, Library supporters invest time, talent and treasure in our Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. For nearly forty years, Carol Hull has given all three. When Carol moved to Mint Hill from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982, one of her first stops was the Library, then a storefront in a strip mall. She quickly came to view the Library as an essential part of her new community, and her annual donations earned her a “Friends” sticker on her Library card.