June Events at the Davidson Public Library
All events are free and open to the public. Some require registration. Call 704-416-4000 for details or go to the website.
Programs for Children and Families
Summer Break Kickoff on The Green
Monday, June 11 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Join us at Davidson Branch Library as we kick off our summer learning program for readers of all ages. Limbo, spoon races, hula hooping on the Green, and more! Also sign up for a Summer Break Account so you can record your reading and reduce your overdue fines if you have them. Fun for the whole family!
Family Story Time
Mondays, June 11, 18, 25 at 10 a.m. & repeated at 11 a.m.
Bring your family (aged birth to 5) out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. For families, toddlers, preschoolers. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to story time, please check in at the desk.
Paws to Read
Tuesdays, June 5 and 19 at 4 p.m.
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. For school children and families.
Baby Story Time
Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-17 mos.
Creating with Books: Preschool Story Time
Thursday, June 7 and 21 at 11 a.m.
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. For preschool ages 3-5. Registration is required. Please call (704) 416-4000 to register or see staff at the desk.
Mecklenburg Library Presents: Snakes
Tuesday, June 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join staff from Latta Park in a fact–filled and fun program about snakes. Live snakes will be present. Registration is required. Call 704-416-4000 to register. Ages 5-11.
Bach to Rock Music Story Time
Thursday, June 14 at 11 a.m.
Enjoy a musically-inspired story time featuring musical- and movement-based activities and exposure to live instruments. The facilitator is a music educator from Bach to Rock. For ages 3-5.
Fridays, June 15, 22 and 29 at noon
Bring your lunch and the family and enjoy a movie together. Here’s what’s playing:
June 15: Coco. PG, 105 minutes.
June 22: Paddington 2. PG, 103 minutes.
June 29: Peter Rabbit. PG, 93 minutes.
Summer Break: Under the Sea Adventures
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for an under the sea adventure with summer fun at the library with stories, games, and art! Registration is required. Please call the library to register (704) 416-4000. For ages 5-11.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Insects
Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
Join staff from Latta Park and learn about insects and explore nature. For school children. Registration is required. Please call (704) 416-4000 to register. For ages 5-11.
Listen & Move: Preschool Story Time
Thursday, June 28, 11 am.
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop in order to read and write. For ages 3-5
Programs for Teens
Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games
Wednesday June 13, 2 p.m.
Grab your friends and come play games- have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. For ages 10-18.
Satellite Studio Session
Tuesday, June 19, 2-4 p.m.
Learn how to create digital media and produce audio and video content, while gaining experience with new technologies and devices. For ages 10-18.
Learn, Connect, Play: Trivia
Wednesday, June 20, 2 p.m.
Teens! Join us and test your knowledge on a variety of topics. Refreshments provided. For ages 10-18.
From Page to Screen: Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle
Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m.
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. PG 13. 119 mins
Programs for Adults
Walk-in One-on-One Technology Assistance
Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Work with a library staff member to boost your technology skills. Topics could include digital devices, computer or internet basics, downloading digital materials or Microsoft Office. Walk-ins welcome. For adults.
Cyber Security: Securing Data and Your Devices
June 9 at 11 a.m.
Join Meredith Allen, computer and cyber security expert, as she shares tips about staying safe on the Internet. Topics include the Internet of Things, laptop and cell phone security, and what to do if you are a victim. Register online at cmlibrary.com/calendar or call 704-416-4000. For adults.
Knit, Chat and Read Community Group
Thursday, June 14, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, June 28, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join us at the library to make new friends and share conversation while improving your knitting skills, getting help on a project, and creating handmade items for charities or personal use. A library resource on knitting will be featured every month.
Strange New Worlds Book Club
Monday June 18, 7 p.m.
We meet the third Monday every month and discuss science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels selected by the group. This month our selection is The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross. All adults welcome.
Breathing for Brain Health
June 19, 6:30 p.m.
Join professional yoga instructor, Samantha Leonard (ERYT 500; CIAYT) as she leads a class in breathing to help increase your mental acuity, arouse positive emotions, and decrease emotional reactivity. Register online at cmlibrary.com/calendar or call 704-416-4000. For adults.
Technology Tutoring with Richard
Thursday, June 21, four sessions from 1:30-3 p.m.
Register for a 30-minute session of one-on-one computer help with an expert. Topics include, but are not limited to, computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office, and email. Register online at cmlibrary.com/calendar or call 704-416-4000. For adults.
Small Business Concierge
Saturday, June 23 from 10-11:30 a.m.
A small business expert with Mecklenburg County will be available to help you get information on almost every aspect of running or starting a small business. On a one-on-one, walk-in basis–for free! For adults.
History and Historical Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, June 27, 12-1 p.m.
Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. In June we will be discussing the year of 1968 – including the book 1968 by Mark Kurlansky. Snacks and drinks provided. New members welcome! For adults.