By Margaret Woodruff | Contributor

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 7 p.m.: International Student Forum. The CVU community is fortunate to have had students join their ranks for over 25 years. This year Niels from Denmark, Frederik from Norway and Manuel from Austria are living with families in Shelburne and making the most of their time here. Join us to meet them and learn about EF High School Exchange Year.

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 11 a.m.: Welcome Baby Gathering. Come to the library to meet other families with young children, explore the library offerings and learn about playgroups and other free programs for your little ones. Refreshments served! Hosted by Building Bright Futures and the Charlotte Library.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 7 p.m.: Paris Climate Accords: A Conversation with Brian Tokar and Aly Johnson-Kurts. Join these two leaders in the climate justice movement for an evening’s discussion on the Paris Climate Accords, how they are an important step forward in securing a livable future, and how much more needs to be done. Co-sponsored with Transition Town Charlotte.

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 7:30 p.m.: BYOB Book Discussion. Bring Your Own Book to share with our group.

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 10 a.m.: Mystery Book Group. Our world tour of suspense continues as we read The Wrong Kind of Blood: An Irish Novel of Betrayal by Declan Hughes. Join us for coffee and discussion. Copies of the book available for check out at the library circulation desk.


The Woman in Blue, a Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths: In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren: Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.

The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan: Hellsmouth, an indomitable thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky’s oldest and most powerful dynasties. Entangled by fear, prejudice, and lust, three tether their personal dreams of glory to the speed and grace of Hellsmouth.


Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout: Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy: The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all their best summer memories. But from their first day on the island it’s clear that this year, things have changed.