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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Imaginon recently ranked this one-of-a-kind destination as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. ImaginOn is an impressive establishment, containing:

  • A 102,000-square-foot facility
  • Two state-of-the-art theatres (one of which is tentatively programmed)
  • A dedicated library space for kids 11 and under
  • Four multi-use classrooms
  • A teen-only library
  • A multimedia production studio
  • An interactive exhibit space

A collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn will feature presentations related to Oz literature (especially children’s and young adult).

Literature must have a formal publishing company. No self-published submission.

Knight Theater

Knight Theater seats 1,192 within its orchestra, grand tier and mezzanine levels. A variety of dance and music shows are hosted here. The venue is physically connected and shares lobby space with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Check out this video for more information on the space!

The Market at 7th Street

The Market at 7th Street is a non-profit food hall, retail space, and meeting place unlike any seen in this town. It takes a community to support business and as a small business incubator and they support both: their incredibly diverse and inclusive community and its burgeoning entrepreneurs. They are proud to be Charlotte’s original food hall and a beloved part of the Uptown community. But don’t take their word for it-come shop, taste, and gather to experience it for yourself. What are you waiting for? The Market is calling you. Check out their website or Instagram for more information on this space!

UNC Charlotte Main Campus

J. Murrey Atkins Library

University of North Carolina Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library

The J. Murrey Atkins Library was established in 1963, and it has since continued to grow in facilities and features, including:

The Dale Halton Reading Room

This room is for traditional lectures and special events, and has a seating capacity of 80.

Special Collections

The library’s collection of rare books includes early editions from the Wizard of Oz series and other works by L. Frank Baum, many of which will be on display on the first floor of the library.

Area 49

Area 49

Area 49 contains a variety of technology and creation experiences with option of displays throughout the Atkins Library including:

  • Access to video studios
  • Gaming labs
  • 3-D printers and more

Interested in creating Oz podcasts, videos, games, or other higher-tech versions of Oz? Area 49 is the space to demonstrate what you do!

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Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City

The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte

The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City embodies UNC Charlotte’s urban identity in the heart of the greater Charlotte region. Check out this virtual tour of presentation spaces!

Projective Eye Gallery

Projective Eye Center UNC Charotte

Located in the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City, UNC Charotte’s Projective Eye Gallery is planning an exhibit in collaboration with CharlOz and the Land of Oz theme park.