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EVENT: Tom Hanchett Speaks About Charlotte’s History

Author Tom Hanchett

How did Charlotte become a city of neighborhoods? Tom Hanchett wrote about that in his book Sorting Out the New South City (UNC Press 1998). He’ll delve into that history — newly relevant today as we grapple with issues of gentrification and affordable housing — in a talk on May 21 at 12:30 in Zeiss Building 1106 on Central Campus.

Dr. Tom Hanchett has worked as a community historian since his retirement from Levine Museum of the New South. He earned degrees from Cornell, University of Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill. Charlotte Magazine calls him Charlotte Dr. History and named him a 2015 Charlottean of the Year. Find his writings at

Charlotte Takes the Cake Day

To mark the official anniversary of the city’s founding 250 years ago, Charlotte will be celebrating on December 3 with cake! Each CPCC Library location will be providing free cupcakes on a first come, first served basis on this day. So, come out and help us celebrate this occasion!


Fine Forgiveness Days

Have library fines? Bring donations of non-perishable, non-expired food items to any CPCC Library location to have your fines waived! Donations will also be accepted even if you don’t have fines!

Guidelines for waived fines is listed below:

3 items for fines between $1-5
4 items for fines between $6-10
6 items for fines $10 and above

A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived.

Fine Forgiveness Days are for late fines only. Replacement fees for lost or damaged items are excluded.

All items will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. This event is in partnership with CPCC Service Learning’s Food Lion Feed Challenge. For more information about the Food Lion Feed Challenge, please click the following link: