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Join the Library in celebrating National Library Week!

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April 15th, Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30pm & 5:00pm-6:00pm

Receive a bag of candy!

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April 16th, Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am

Enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts!

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 Hope to see you there!

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February is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY Month

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How much do you love your library here at CSL?  Our new library provides a beautiful, quiet place to study, reflect, check your email and check-in on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, among other things.

Why do you come to the library?  To study, meditate, center yourself for the day’s work ahead?  Could there actually be reference materials needed for your next class?  The assistance of a professional law librarian who can guide you in your research needs?  Technical assistance in accessing the many electronic databases we have to offer?

You should stop by your library today.  Pick up a bookmark and check out the hearts at Circulation and Reference – tell us what your library means to you.  They will be available all month for your comments.  What do you like?  What would you like to see more of?  Wishes?  Expectations?  Dreams?  Thoughts?

See you in the library!

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~Julie Morris~

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Trick or Treat: 2013 PALS Halloween Celebration

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Last Friday, children streamed through the halls of Charlotte Plaza, enjoying the annual Halloween festivities organized by PALS (Parents Attending Law School).  While the library’s temporary location did prevent us from being able to turn our floor into a Halloween wonderland, we were able to represent in style by commandeering a table and carving out our own spooky niche to distribute candy to our tiniest members of the Charlotte Law community.  We’re already looking forward to next year, when we will have the opportunity to transform our new space into another Halloween wonderland…

Check out some pictures from earlier celebrations here and here.  And until next year, stay safe and enjoy your candy!

Straws for display purposes only.  Do not eat.

Straws for display purposes only. Do not eat.

~Aaron Greene & Ashley Moye~

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Progress in Pictures — Charlotte Plaza Library Construction Update

What’s a library without shelves?

View our earlier construction updates to truly appreciate how far we’ve come:

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

June 2013

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Progress in Pictures — Charlotte Plaza Library Construction Update

View our earlier construction updates to truly appreciate how far we’ve come:

September 2013

August 2013

June 2013

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A Guide to Romare Bearden Park

A few months ago Charlotte premiered its newest park, the Romare Bearden Park. The 5.4 acre park is located only a few blocks from our Charlotte Plaza building at 300 S. Church St. In addition to the beautiful landscaping the park offers gorgeous waterfalls, and a children’s play area which is equipped with a splash ground during the summer months.

Whether you’re interested in music, the arts, family fun, or fitness it is likely that the park has something you are interested in. Coming up this weekend the park will host a pumpkin patch party, where there will be music, face-painting, pumpkin carving and lots of other fun activities. If you want to know more about the park or you want to see a schedule of events check out the parks website.

~Minerva Mims~

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Festival in the Park – A Charlotte Tradition for 49 Years

festivalintheparkThis Friday, September 20, marks the 49th year for Festival in the Park. This is the granddaddy of Charlotte area art and entertainment events. Every fall the Festival is held at Freedom Park which is the largest urban park in the city located at 1900 East Blvd.

There is something for everyone at the Festival and it is free to get in. Artists come from all over the country and from the world to exhibit their work. There are craftsmen making pottery, blowing glass, carving, weaving, you name it, it can be found at Festival in the Park. There is also a plethora of live music acts, dance performances, and street theater. And what would a festival be without food vendors, face painting, balloon artists, magicians, clowns, and caricaturists?

Festival in the Park is an experience and a great date night. Saturday night starting at eight pm, The Spongetones return for their annual gig at the park band shell. Below is a link for more information about the event. It is easy to get to the park by taking the Light Rail to the East/West Blvd. station and then catching a shuttle or bus to the park. If you are going to drive be warned that parking gets hectic.

http://festivalinthepark.org/photogallery.asp

~Kim Allman~

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Need a Lift? Get a Lyft…

Now that the Charlotte School of Law is located in the heart of uptown some of you may not want to deal with driving, traffic, or parking.  Why not get a Lyft??  It’s an alternative to a taxi cab where you are greeted by a friendly fist bump and picked up by a car with a pink mustache.

Lyft car

According to their Facebook page, “Lyft is your friend with a car.” Lyft is an affordable ride service and social media community that is accessible by means of an app on your phone.  It started in San Francisco and is now available in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, St. Paul and Indianapolis.  This new service launches in Charlotte Thursday, September 12th, 2013.

The Lyfters are celebrating their new service in Charlotte with a free launch party at Heist Brewery located at 2909 North Davidson Street, from 6:30pm to 10pm.  There you’ll be able to enjoy local art, free food as well as an open bar. In addition anyone who attends will leave with $50 in Lyft credits for rides. All you have to do is to download the Lyft app onto your smartphone and show the app for admission to the launch party.

~ Brian Trippodo ~

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Awesome Spectacular Library Textbook Giveaway Extravaganza: Part Deux

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Hey Charlotte School of Law Students!!

Join us this Friday at 2:00 pm in the Library for Week 2 of our Awesome Spectacular Library Textbook Giveaway Extravaganza!!

Simply come to the Library on Friday at 2pm to enter your name. The drawing will take place shortly thereafter.

This week you could win one of the following:

  • Health Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (6th edition) – Furrow THOMSON/WEST
  • The First Amendment: Cases, Problems, and Materials (3rd edition) – Weaver LEXIS NEXIS
  • International Law: Selected Documents (2011-2012 edition) – Carter

WOLTERS KLUWER

  • Calamari and Perrillo on Contracts (6th edition) – Perrillo, WEST
  • Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations (8th edition) – Klein, FOUNDATION PRESS
  • Prosser and Keeton on Torts (5th edition)- Dobbs, WEST GROUP
  • Uniform Commercial Code (5th edition)- White, WEST GROUP
  • Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials (10th edition)- Friedenthal, WEST
  • Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach (2nd edition)- Maggs, WEST
  • Civil Procedure (7th edition)- Yeazell, ASPEN

Stop by to view our poster board in the library to see what you could win next week!

See you September 6th at 2pm. Good Luck, and welcome back!

~Erica Tyler~

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Progress in Pictures — Charlotte Plaza Library Construction Update

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Want to see how far we’ve come?

Check out earlier pictures of construction here!

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