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Promising Pages Book Drive

Friday, April 10th at 8 a.m.

 

April 10-18

Harris I Atrium & Harris Conference Center Atrium, Harris Campus

 

We are collecting new and gently used books to donate to Promising Pages. Click here for more information on Promising Pages.



Family Story Time

Saturday, April 11th at 9 a.m.

 

9 - 10 am

Harris Campus Student Life Area, Room 1235

 

An Early Childhood Outreach Librarian from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library early outreach department will conduct a family story time with picture books for families with children aged zero to 8.



Levine Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 8 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 6 pm

Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.



Harper Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 9 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 8 pm

Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.



Merancas Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 9 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm

Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC



Harris Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 9 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm

Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.



Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, April 13th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.



Story Share

Monday, April 13th at 10 a.m.

 

10am - 6 pm

Harris Campus, Harris I Atrium

 

Running reel of a video feed similar to "Humans of New York", participants will answer questions on experiences and literature within their lives.



Authors' Showcase

Monday, April 13th at 11 a.m.

 

LRC Atrium, Cantral Campus

 

CPCC Libraries will present the annual Author's Showcase, featuring local and regional authors.



CPCC’s Minority Male Mentoring and English Departments present The Student Literary Showcase

Monday, April 13th at 7 p.m.

 

Tate Hall, Overcash Building 2nd Floor

 

This event will feature short readings by current CPCC students of their original work, including poetry, fiction, and essay.

 



Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, April 14th at 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.



Literacy Fair

Tuesday, April 14th at 10 a.m.

 

10 am - 1 pm

Harris I Auditorium, Harris Campus

 

Literacy groups from the community will be present to share their mission, goals and materials with the community.



Delene Beeland Reading & Discussion and Signing, The Secret World of Red Wolves

Tuesday, April 14th at 11 a.m.

 

11 am - 12:15 pm

Tate Hall, Overcash Building

 

In June 2013, DeLene Beeland’s book The Secret World of Red Wolves was released by the University of North Carolina. It’s the first complete telling of the endangered red wolf’s story written for general audiences. Although controversy continues to roil in Red Wolf Country, her book has received 5-star praise from readers for being accurate, entertaining, exhaustively researched, and largely unbiased.



Edible Book Festival

Tuesday, April 14th at 5 p.m.

 

5 - 7 PM

Harris I Atrium, Harris Campus

 

Participants will have the opportunity to bring their book-inspired foods to campus for an exhibit and enter a contest. After the contest, we will eat the foods (if you let us.) An edible book can look like a book, be inspired by a book, be a pun on a book’s title, look like a character, and more!  Be creative—there’s no limit to the form that an edible book can take. Edible books can be made from candy, cake, pie, fruit, or anything that can be consumed by humans. To see examples of what edible books look like, visit http://www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/photos.html.

 



Rebecca McClanahan Reading & Discussion

Tuesday, April 14th at 7 p.m.

Recipient of the 2015 Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts

7 pm - 8 pm

Tate Hall, Overcash Building

 

“I have always written from a deep need to explore the mysteries and complexities of so-called ordinary lives. (I do not believe any life is ordinary; if so, then all lives are.)”
—Rebecca McClanahan, author’s note to The Tribal Knot



Central Campus Library Book Sale

Wednesday, April 15th at 9 a.m.

 

9 am - 3 pm

LRC Veranda

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas.  Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship.  The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.



Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, April 15th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.



Cato Campus Library Book Sale

Wednesday, April 15th at 10 a.m.

 

Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.



Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer Chris Abani Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, April 15th at 10:30 a.m.

 

Halton Theater

 

Through his TED Talks, public speaking, and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on humanitarianism, art, ethics, and our shared political responsibility. His critical and personal essays have been featured in books on art and photography, as well as Witness, Parkett, The New York Times, O Magazine, and Bomb.



Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer Chris Abani Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, April 15th at 7 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

 

Through his TED Talks, public speaking, and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on humanitarianism, art, ethics, and our shared political responsibility. His critical and personal essays have been featured in books on art and photography, as well as Witness, Parkett, The New York Times, O Magazine, and Bomb.



Central Campus Library Book Sale

Thursday, April 16th at 9 a.m.


9 am - 3 pm

LRC Veranda

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas.  Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship.  The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.



Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Lobby

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.



Chris Brawley and Bridgit Connell - Finding the Divine in the Profane: a Discussion of Contemporary Comics

Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 - 10:45 am

Levine Campus Auditorium

 

Finding the Divine in the Profane: a Discussion of Contemporary Comics with Chris Brawley, CPCC instructor and author of Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature (nonfiction) and Bridgit Connell, creator of Brother Nash (serial comic).
        



Molly Guptill Manning Reading, Discussion & Book Signing

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

11 am - 12:15 pm

Tate Hall, Overcash Building

 

''When Books Went to War is a thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account of America's counterattack against Nazi Germany's wholesale burning of books…I was enthralled and moved.''


—Tim O'Brien, National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried



Student Writing Workshop with Elizabeth West and Jaime Pollard-Smith

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

11 am - 12:15 pm

Levine Campus Auditorium

 


Join us for our third annual student writing workshop presented by CPCC English instructors Elizabeth West and Jamie Pollard-Smith.



Fiction Workshop for Students Led by Susan Woodring

Thursday, April 16th at 12:30 p.m.

 

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Tate Hall, Overcash Building

 

Susan Woodring is the author of the novel, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008).  Her short fiction has appeared in The Cupboard, Passages North, turnrow, Literary Mama and Surreal South, among other anthologies and literary magazines. Her short fiction was shortlisted for Best American Non-Required Reading 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010. Susan currently lives in the foothills of North Carolina where she writes and homeschools her two children.



Regional Superstars: A Reading and Discussion with Alan Michael Parker and Morri Creech

Thursday, April 16th at 2 p.m.

 

2 pm - 3:15 pm

Tate Hall


Alan Michael Parker and Morri Creech are emerging literary giants. Recipients of numerous awards, they live and teach college here (at Davidson College and Queens University of Charlotte, respectively). Alan Michael Parker is the author of eight collections of poems, including The Ladder (Tupelo Press, 2015), and three novels, including The Committee on Town Happiness. Morri Creech is the author of three collections of poetry, Paper Cathedrals (2001),  Field Knowledge (2006), and The Sleep of Reason (2013).



Molly Guptill Manning Reading, Discussion & Book Signing

Thursday, April 16th at 7 p.m.

 

7 - 8 pm

Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106

 

''When Books Went to War is a thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account of America's counterattack against Nazi Germany's wholesale burning of books…I was enthralled and moved.''


—Tim O'Brien, National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried



Jasper Fforde Book Club

Friday, April 17th at noon

 

Noon - 1 pm

Harris Campus Student Lounge, Room 1235

 

Participants will discuss The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Participants must supply their own copy of the book.  Some excellent places to find this book include the local library, fine bookstores everywhere, or online retailers such as Amazon or AbeBooks. Please register for this event here. Registrations are due no later than Monday, March 30th. Light refreshments will be served.