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 www.HistorySouth.org

New Library Resource for Faculty: Swank Digital Campus

CPCC Library now has access to Swank Digital Campus. Swank Digital Campus provides streaming access to feature films. Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class. These films do not have public performance rights.

For more information about Swank, including a current list of available films, please check out our Swank Digital Campus reference guide, available here:


Other questions? Contact Doug Short, Online Services Librarian

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Us!

Come celebrate Women’s History Month at Central Piedmont Library! Central Piedmont Library is proud to present a book display and an exhibition entitled: “The Women of Central Piedmont” throughout the month of March. The display highlights the achievements of various figures (faculty, staff, and students) throughout Central Piedmont’s history and features archival photographs and artifacts documenting efforts for the advancement of women’s roles within workforce development. The exhibit is located on the second and third floors the Central Campus Library (old-ATC Building) from March 4th-March 29th. For questions about this exhibit, please contact our college archivist, Erin Allsop at erin.allsop@cpcc.edu.

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!


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