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Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Ben Sharpton Book Signing for "The 3rd Option"
Join author Ben Sharpton for a book signing of his thrilling novel The 3rd Option at Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum Shopping Center (3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC) as part of the Charlotte Writer’s Club Citywide Event. Sharpton will be signing...
Barnes & Noble - The Arboretum
Charlotte, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 1pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Class/Workshop
Putting Down Roots: Grounding Your Ancestors in Time and Place
A full day of great workshops with Jeff Haines, CG, and Diane Richards cohosted by the Friends of the Gaston Public Library. The workshop will include the following four sessions: “Making Sense of a Senseless Census: Dealing with Erroneous Records” s...
Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium
Gastonia, NC

Sat 2/25/17 at 8:45am-4pm
Talks & Readings: Art Talk, Talks/Lectures, Museum, Gallery
Mint Museum Artist Lecture: Anna Dickinson, Glass Artist
Anna Dickinson is an internationally known glass artist with work included in many museums and private collections throughout the world, including Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art. Her research has led her to comb...
Mint Museum Uptown
Charlotte, NC

Sun 2/26/17 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Special Event
WNBA-Charlotte's Bookwomen Speak: The Centennial Visionary Series
Join Women’s National Book Association Charlotte for “Bookwomen Speak: The Centennial Visionary Series” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at Park Road Books in the Park Road Shopping Center located at 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC in celebration of WNB...
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Mon 2/27/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: History/Science, Talks/Lectures
An Evening with Captain Scott Kelly
The Learning Society and UTC Aerospace Systems present a discussion with Captain Scott Kelly as he speaks about his life story, perseverance, leadership and his historic space excursion. Back from his historic record-breaking Year In Space, NASA astronaut...
Knight Theater
Charlotte, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event
From Marching and Protesting to Application and Equity
As we approach the end of another Black History Month, join us for a thoughtful, multigenerational discussion about the history of action and progress in civil rights protests. How do we move forward? Where do we go from here? Legendary civil rights lea...
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Charlotte, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 5pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event, Talks/Lectures
In light of recent news stories that have put national attention on North Carolina, and Charlotte in particular, we need to face some harsh realities about race relations. How do we approach these community challenges in light of our Jewish ethics? How do ...
Temple Israel
Charlotte, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 8pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Education
UNC Charlotte MPA Info Session
Dear Government and Nonprofit Managers and Staff: Interested in advancing your careers with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from UNC Charlotte? Stop by and learn about our nationally accredited program that is offered in the evenings at both th...
UNC Charlotte Center City
Charlotte, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 5pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
WFAE's Charlotte Talks: A Public Conversation on Immigration
WFAE’s Charlotte Talks will look at immigration policy and enforcement with a special live broadcast. This Public Conversation will explore its impact on the immigrant community in the Queen City.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Charlotte, NC

Tue 2/28/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Dr. John Roth: International Genocide and Human Rights Scholar and Author
The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice welcomes Dr. John Roth, renowned Holocaust scholar and esteemed professor of Holocaust and genocide studies. Dr. Roth is the Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the founding director ...
Queens University of Charlotte – Ketner Auditorium
Charlotte, NC

Thu 3/2/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Animals, Meeting, Nature, Talks/Lectures
Mecklenburg Audubon Meeting
Monthly 2 hour meeting of fellowship, education, and inspiration for those who love birds and wish to explore the issues that affect them. See for details.
Tyvola Senior Center
Charlotte, NC

Thu 3/2/17 at 6:45pm-9pm
Thu 4/6/17 at 6:45pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Conversations with the Authors
The Friends of the Library are pleased to host Amor Towles and Phillip Lewis at this year's Book and Author events.
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Mon 3/6/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
BusinessWoman of the Year Luncheon: Andrea B. Smith
Queens and the McColl School of Business invite you to a luncheon to celebrate the 32nd woman to be honored as the BusinessWoman of the Year recipient. This year, we will acknowledge the leadership and innovation of Andrea B. Smith. The award celebrates th...
Queens University of Charlotte – Young Dining Hall
Charlotte, NC

Wed 3/8/17 at 12pm-2pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event
March Lupus Foundation Support Group- Central Charlotte
This group meets the second Wednesday of each month. There is no charge to attend the meetings, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at or at 877-849-8271, ext. 1. For more information, visit This group provide...
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center
Charlotte, NC

Wed 3/8/17 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Education, For the Family, History/Science, Living History, Talks/Lectures
Historic WestEnd Then and Now Presentation
On March 9th, Historian Dr. Tom Hanchett visits Blue Blaze Brewing with special guest Charles Jones to share the story of Charlotte’s historic WestEnd. Discover the roots of Johnson C. Smith University, Biddleville, West Boulevard, and points in-between. E...
Blue Blaze Brewing
Charlotte, NC

Thu 3/9/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event
March Lupus Foundation Support Group- North Charlotte
University City United Methodist Church “Church Offices” Building, Room 109 This group meets the second Thursday of each month. There is no charge to attend the meetings, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at or at 877-849-82...
University City United Methodist Church
Charlotte, NC

Thu 3/9/17 at 6pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: History/Science, Talks/Lectures, Community Event, Education, Special Event
Martyr of Loray Mill: Ella May and the 1929 Textile Workers’ Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina - Book Talk by Kristina Horton
Textile worker, labor activist, and protest balladeer Ella May played a central role in the Loray Mill strike of 1929, the biggest communist-led strike in United States history. Ella’s union involvement, ability to move audiences with her music, and her e...
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Kings Mountain, NC

Sat 3/11/17 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
David Joy
Join us as we welcome author David Joy, signing his new book The Weight of This World.
Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place Mall
Pineville, NC

Sun 3/12/17 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: History/Science
Explore the History of Plaza Midwood
Join Dr. Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South for an exploration of Plaza Midwood’s past — from its “streetcar suburb” founding, to its nadir as “Plasma Midwood,” to its rebirth today.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Plaza Midwood
Charlotte, NC

Mon 3/13/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Community Event
Author A.J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley, the international and The New York Times bestselling author of mystery/thriller, fantasy, historical fiction, and young adult novels, and UNC Charlotte's Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare, will be the guest speaker at the annua...
Harrisburg Library
Harrisburg, NC

Tue 3/14/17 at 6pm-8pm

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