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University City Regional LibraryOne of University City’s most popular classrooms isn’t at a school; it’s at the University City Regional Library.

Next week alone, library staff and volunteers will lead 29 programs ranging from tech-games for kids to a daylong screenwriting workshop (taught by the Charlotte Film School). Most programs are free.

Parents seeking to encourage a child’s special talents or strengthen a struggling learner’s skills may find help at the library.

The library is located at 301 E. WT Harris Blvd., on the loop road that circles the hospital. The library is open 9 am-8 pm Mondays-Thursdays, 9 am-5 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-5 pm Sundays. Directions

It’s easy to explore the library’s many offerings online. To view the complete calendar of programs, click here. For additional help, call the library at 704-416-7200.

Here’s a look at programs offered next week for children, pre-teens and teenagers.


Youth-focused programs offered Oct. 14-20


STEAM Month: Rookie Science: Makey Makey Projects

4:30-5:30 pm Oct. 15. For ages 10-11

Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This session we will work on Makey Makey projects.


Homework Help

5-7 pm Oct. 15. For students ages 5-11

Students will receive free homework help from teen library volunteers for 30 minutes. This is a drop-in program. First come, first served.


Paws to Read

6:45-7:45 pm Oct. 15. For children ages 3-5 and 5-11.

Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog.


Stories in Two Languages

10:15-10:45 am Oct. 16. For young children

Engage your child with stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish that support early literacy skill development and expose your child to two languages and cultures. This program is intended for both Spanish language families and those who want to expose children to a second language.


Tutoring for Teens: Math Only

5-7 pm Oct. 16 and Oct. 18. For students in grades 6-12

30-minute, 1-on-1 sessions available on a first come, first serve basis. Please come to the Reference desk to sign up, no sooner than 4:45 on Oct. 18. This service is provided by a pre-screened,adult volunteer, qualified in math.

  • More details: Contact the reference department at 704-416-7200, option 4; or send an email to hburson@cmlibrary.org.


University City Art Club

4-5 pm Oct. 17. For ages 12-18

Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists’ club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library.

  • More details. Contact the Reference Department at 704-416-7200, opt 4, or send an email to hburson@cmlibrary.org.


Book Talks: Graphic Novels

4-5 pm Oct. 18. For ages 12-18

Looking for a great graphic novel to read? Learn about new and classic titles and authors, as well as online resources to help you discover more fantastic reads. A selection of books will also be available for you to borrow.


STEAM Month: Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games

9 am-5 pm Oct. 19. For ages 5-11

Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills.


Screenwriting for Good Writers – Screenwriting Intensive Day

Noon-4:30 pm Oct. 20. For teens ages 12-18 and adults

Rodney Stringfellow, a professor at UNCC and a credited and accomplished screenwriter, will teach students how to write their screenplay and/or adapt their original content for the screen. This program is offered in partnership with the Charlotte Film School.


Community Service Project for Youth

2-4 pm Oct. 20. For youth ages 11-14 only

For youth interested in helping the Library with improving lives and building a stronger community. Participants will earn community service hours while giving back to the city of Charlotte.

Details and registration: Register online or call 704-416-7200.

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