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The Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Campus Library is partnering with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to provide engaging events for The People We Keep and The Edge of Anything. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate! 

The JWU Charlotte Library and campus partners will hold the #Nofilter Digital Photography Contest, inspired by The Edge of Anything. The contest runs until March 17 and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony 34:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in Hance Auditorium.

The JWU Charlotte Library will host a book discussion on The Edge of Anything, 2:303:30 p.m., Monday, March 20

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host a scheduled livestream appearance with Allison Larkin, the author of The People We Keep, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21.

The JWU Charlotte Library will host a book discussion on The People We Keep, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29.

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Community Read

 March 2023




The Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Campus Library is joining the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in its 2023 Community Read initiative, with a focus on creating community dialogue around the theme of friendship, and the power of belonging. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate! 

Community Read is CML’s annual initiative to bring the community together to read (or listen to) books around a central theme, participate in programs and celebrate a love of reading. Community members are encouraged to participate in discussions, book clubs and events hosted by CML and community partners, including JWU.

This year's signature title is The People We Keep by Allison Larkin. The companion title is The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter.

Copies of both titles are available through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Johnson & Wales Charlotte Campus Library.

Everyone in the community can participate: read a book, share perspectives, attend a program, engage on social media and build a stronger community together. #communityread2023

Don't forget to sign up for the Community Read Challenge on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library website!