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Summer History Series at Steele Creek Library

(May 6, 2006) The Steele Creek Branch Library has scheduled a series of presentations on Steele Creek and Charlotte History on the second Thursday of each month from May through September. See a description of the topics below.

Celebrate Meck Dec Day at Steele Creek
May 11, 2006 ~ 7:00-8:30 pm

Mystery has surrounded the supposed historical document known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, written on May 20, 1775 and celebrated on May 20th in North Carolina for over 100 years as Meck Dec Day. Jane Johnson of the library’s Carolina Room will tell us all about this unique holiday.

Carolina Cooking and Culture
June 8, 2006 ~ 7:30-8:30 pm

Join us for some Carolina cooking and culture with recipes and samples from Hungry for home: stories of food from across the Carolinas, by Amy Rogers, award-winning writer and Novello Festival Press editor.

Steele Creek History
July 13, 2006 ~ 7:00-8:30 pm

Long-time Steele Creek resident, community leader, and President of the Steele Creek Library Association, Linda Blackwelder, will share her intimate knowledge of Steele Creek and its history.

Steele Creek and Charlotte in the World Wars
August 10, 2006 ~ 7:00-8:30 pm

Jane Johnson of the library’s Carolina Room will talk about the contributions Steele Creek and Charlotte made to the war effort during World War I and World War II.

The Geography of Charlotte
September 14, 2006 ~ 7:00-8:30 pm

Charlotte attorney David Erdman will tell us all about Charlotte’s geography and how it has influenced its development and may affect its future.

To register for any of these sessions, visit the library's Information Services Desk or call 704-588-4345.

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