Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library is getting its first-ever historian-in-residence. 


Tom Hanchett, a community historian in Charlotte, started the one-year residency Monday, according to the library system. Hanchett was staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South for 16 years, and he’s written extensively on urban history and Southern culture. 


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Do you ever wish someone would write a poem just for you?  Well, the "Poet is In" at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library. To mark National Poetry Month, around 20 local poets will be on hand during weekdays to write personalized poems on the spot. 

Map shows the location of the planned Seventh & Tryon redevelopment.

Five development teams have been asked to submit proposals to redevelop a two-block area along North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.  The planned Seventh & Tryon project would include shops, offices, a hotel, and affordable and market-rate apartments alongside a new or renovated Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library.