Upcoming Events

Author Event: Deb Williams - Charlotte Motor Speedway; Images of Modern America

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

When Charlotte Motor Speedway opened in June 1960, the track built by Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner became a cornerstone in the decade that launched NASCAR’s superspeedway era. Stock car racing’s first paved 1.5-mile track immediately grabbed the motorsports world’s attention with the young sport’s longest event—a 600-mile race. And the track never left the spotlight, despite struggling through several years of bankruptcy. After regaining control of his beloved track in 1975, Smith, along with former speedway general manager H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler and current president Marcus Smith, transformed the facility into a groundbreaking showplace with trackside condominiums, a 16,000-square-foot high-definition television screen, the luxurious Speedway Club, VIP suites, stadium seating, and the first superspeedway in NASCAR’s modern era to host night racing. The historic speedway has always been a favorite with Hollywood filmmakers and in recent years has expanded into a multiuse motorsports facility.



Author Event: Jayme Trainor - Lucy Lou's Magical Phone

Event date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This whimsical, heartfelt book follows Lucy Lou, an intelligent and inquisitive child with a vivid imagination. Join Lucy Lou as she learns about the importance of family legacy and quality time spent together.

Author Event: Tim Barnwell - Great Smoky Mountains Vistas

Event date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, with Mountain Peak Identifications, for What to See and Do In and Around the National Park, author and photographer Tim Barnwell combines panoramic photographs from overlooks in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aerial photographs of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, and articles on popular area attractions and activities to create this unique and comprehensive guidebook.

Local Author Event: Bryn Chancellor - Sycamore

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess’s troubled history, ultimately finding clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.

Local Children's Author Event: Beth Bowen - Hello Family I'm Home

Event date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

The true story of a tiny kitten who climbed under the Bowen’s car for a warm nap and ended up on the ride of his life! Waiting for Tiger at the end of his journey was a new home filled with kids, laughter and two hundred pounds of Labrador love!

Southern Author Event: David Blevins - North Carolina Barrier Islands

Event date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In this stunning book, nature photographer and ecologist David Blevins offers an inspiring visual journey to North Carolina’s barrier islands as you have never seen them before. These islands are unique and ever-changing places with epic origins, surprising plants and animals, and an uncertain future.