Help us secure the right home for University City’s library

Help us secure the right home for University City’s library

Money is short, and time is running out. We need your help – NOW – to speak up for our library. (Updated Jan. 6, 2021) Major decisions over the next month will likely decide the location and scale of University City’s next library. The current facility at 301 E. WT Harris Blvd. must soon relocate because the library’s lease is expiring. The two groups that will decide the library’s future – the leadership of Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries and the Mecklenburg County Board – need to hear loud and clear from our community that we want the future University City Regional Library to have the building it needs at the best location to serve University City and all of Charlotte. SEE BELOW FOR HOW TO CONTACT OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS An exciting opportunity for University City’s future Developer EB Arrow’s announcement in July 2019 that it would help transform University Place by including a 40,000-square-foot library building in its Waters Edge project seemed like the perfect solution. This new home (just to the left of the main office building in this image) could follow in the footsteps of the South County Regional Library, now being renovated and expanded to 39,000 square feet. Leveraging the $1.1 billion LYNX investment University City Partners believes that having a library facility that’s nearly twice the size of the current one, equipping it with the latest technology and programming, and locating it in a dynamic urban center within a short walk of the LYNX light-rail line, will meet the library system’s stated goal of establishing libraries as the 21st Century “public commons” for their communities. A...

Graphic Novel Book Club at the Wine Vault

Join us at The Wine Vault on the fourth Monday of each month at 6 pm! In January we will be discussing “Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1” by Brian Michael Bendis. New members always welcome! Check the branch or our catalog for copies. Contact Name: Kate...

Family Storytime

Bring your whole family 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.

Family Storytime

Bring your family 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. This will be held in the Storytime Room.
Make and enjoy art for free at 2 UCity venues

Make and enjoy art for free at 2 UCity venues

From classes in pottery-making to live theater and jazz performances, the arts are coming alive at the Mallard Creek Rec Center and University City Regional Library. The Arts and Science Council will present more than two dozen free artistic programs through June. The Mallard Creek Recreation Center is at 2530 Johnston Oehler Road. University City Regional Library is at 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. To see the full program itinerary, click here.   Hands-on Clay Join Clayworks for its Hands-on Clay workshop series, offered in at the Mallard Creek Rec center in monthly sessions for seniors, families and preschoolers. Learn to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating a different project at each workshop. Sessions start Thursday, Jan. 24, and run through June 27. Classes are free, but you must register by calling 980-314-1121.   Discover, Create, Celebrate The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will bring select pieces from its collection to University City Regional Library along with art-making workshops inspired by the artists’ work. Artwork will be on display from Jan. 25 to June 28. Programs include: Family Day for all ages, noon-4 pm Feb. 2. Culminating Event and Exhibition of Participant Artwork, noon-4 pm March 9. Art-making workshops for all ages, 2-3 pm April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16.   Odd Tales by Cartage Theatre Experience a unique form of theater that depends solely on dialogue, music and sound effects (but nothing visual!) to tell its story. Cartage Theatre will present this radio-based art form at 10:45 am Feb. 7 at the Mallard Creek Rec Center. Stories are written by local authors and...