International Games Day!

Did you play games like checkers, Old Maid or Twister? Would you like to recapture a bit of your childhood? Then join Cato Library and Student Life on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in celebrating International Games Day! If you have favorite games you’d like to bring for the event, please do! We’re looking for popular games from around the world to showcase our international community.

International Games Day is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association. Come out and play!

For more information, please see:

**International Games Day – Thursday, November 14 – 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Cato  I Atrium**


Quiet Study Area

“In order to have ideas, you have to have some peace and quiet.” – Daphne Guinness, artist

Are you running short on ideas? Need some quiet space for inspiration or study? Cato Library has you covered! We have a Quiet Study area set apart from the rest of the library _ no reservation needed. Just come in and enjoy the silence.

Group Study Room


Do you have a group project? Need a room to meet and brainstorm? Don’t forget that Cato Library has a Group Study room available! You can reserve CT 270 up to two weeks in advance and can have the room (complete with whiteboard and dry-erase markers) for two hours. There’s a two-person minimum per group and the library will need to hold an ID while you’re using the room. Spread the word about this great space!

Cato Library Fall Break Hours _ Oct. 11-15

Cato Library (CT 250) will be open Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15  from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Law Library (CLAW) will be closed Saturday, Oct. 12 – Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Both libraries will resume regular hours on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

For other library hours during the break, please see:

Have a wonderful and safe fall break! Enjoy your time off!


Meet Cato Library’s newest staff member!

Julie Reed joined Cato library in September as a part-time reference librarian, working from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. She had most recently been a news librarian and trainer for The Associated Press. She has also worked for the Brooklyn Public Library system and for the University of Texas at Austin and University of Kansas libraries. She holds an MLIS from UT-Austin. She’s married to Adam Bell, a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, and has two stepchildren, Lauren, 13, and Jordan, 17. She enjoys reading (of course!), theater, traveling, and following Charlotte’s food truck/gallery crawl scene. Come say hello!

Fall into reading at the Cato Library Book Sale

Need to find something great to read before the cold weather hits? Want to support two wonderful causes? Then be sure to come to CT 250 for the Cato Library Book Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Faculty preview will be Monday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 22, also from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Prices are $1.00 for hardcovers and $0.50 for paperbacks. All proceeds will be donated to United Way and the CPCC Library’s Theresa Thompson Scholarship fund.

We’re in need of donations for the sale! Gently used books and DVDs of all genre types are greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at CT 250. Clear out your shelves and find something new for yourself!

Time to apply for the Library Scholarship!

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to full time students for the Spring 2014 semester. The deadline to submit all required documents is November 22, 2013.

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved degree program leading to a two-year degree
  • have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters
  • have a cumulative CPCC GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • submit a completed application with supporting documents
  • write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far
  • submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years

For more information about the scholarship program and to access the application documents, visit