Story Time for Children

Sat., Aug. 30

11 a.m.

at our Adult Literacy Center

Council students' children are invited for a reading treat! Famed Diva Dee Dee Sharp will read stories to entertain and spark an interest in reading. Our volunteers and community friends are welcome to bring their children, too.

RSVP by calling 704-226-1425 or sending a note to

Singing is what Dee Dee Sharp loves best. Tantalizing vocals with a sassy style have been Sharp's signature during her thirty-year career as a song stylist. In 1962 she took center stage at Cameo Parkway Records when she was asked to record her first solo record, "Mashed Potato Time." The record soared up the pop and R&B charts and was followed by a string of hits: "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes," "Ride", "Do The Bird," and "I Really Love You" among them. Literacy Council staff and board members are delighted to welcome Dee Dee and her fabulous voice for an enjoyable reading with our client families. Joining her will be AMG Executive Board President David L. Cook.

The Artist Music Guild was established to help in the understanding, appreciation and to advance the contributions of the arts to American culture. This year, the AMG is honoring the Literacy Council with a service award nomination in the categories of Education and Humanities.

It's Bee Time!

Thursday, November 6

at Wingate University

We're recruiting teams and sponsors. Come 'bee' a part of the fun!

Make a Difference

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community and expand individual potential by teaching adults and families to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Our adult students want to confidently read to gather information for daily life. Some were born locally; some migrated here. All are motivated to learn so that they can collaborate with co-workers, engage in their children’s school activities and be better informed on health and finance issues.

We invite you to tutor or assist students in our computer lab. Encourage others to volunteer. Refer students. Join the Hive at the 2014 Adult S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee this November. Make a charitable donation. All of these actions improve students' lives and sustain our community.

Thank you!