The Common Spark - Igniting change within the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system
April 6, 2020
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More than a Place

Hello ,

I hope you and your family are staying healthy and finding some joy in your new routine. I find something comforting about the way neighborhoods are uniting to entertain and care for one another. Care packages on doorsteps, treasure hunts, driveway concerts, and sidewalk art are just a few of the ways creativity brings us together while staying apart. 

Your Library continues to build community while social distancing. This week, new virtual programs launch for all ages - everything from learning circles and guided meditation to 1-on-1 "book a librarian" consultations over video conference. Check out the calendar, and let us know what you think.

National Library Week is coming up at the end of April, and the national theme is "Find Your Place at the Library." Over the last few weeks it's become clear that libraries are so much more than a place, and that brings a lot of joy. 

Thank you for supporting your Library, and one another. Stay well, 

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Jenni Gaisbauer, CFRE
Executive Director

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Missed a Draught?

No problem! We bring the authors to you - and we save the recordings in case you miss any! Catch up on last week's guests, Kimmery Martin and Cathy Pickens - and tune in to our Facebook  page Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. to join us live!

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Comfort Through Connection

For Alleen Barber, the image on the front of your Library Foundation's spring appeal letter arrived right when she needed it most. 

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Stay Home with your Library!

Virtual programming isn't just for kids! Check out a full calendar of activities for all ages.

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Events

 

Final Draught: At Home with Mark de Castrique
Tuesday, April 7, 2020     7 p.m.


Grab a growler to go from our partners at Town Brewing, and enjoy a virtual chat with an author from the comfort of your couch!  Live streaming on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation's Facebook Page.
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Final Draught: At Home with Webb Hubbell
Thursday, April 9, 2020     7 p.m.


By now it's a routine! Join us LIVE on Facebook Tuesdays and Thursdays for a free, virtual chat with an author.  
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