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Expansion Update

Construction of the library addition is slated to begin on Tuesday, October 1. We plan to continue to offer programs and to keep the library collection and resources available to all library visitors. However, there will be a few changes in access.

  • The library driveway is permanently closed.
  • Patrons will access the library through the current entrance until construction starts but asked to park either at Town Hall or in the Little Garden Market spaces across Ferry Road. Provision will be made for handicapped visitors to park at the end of the driveway.

After October 1:

  • All visitors will enter the library via the library porch, either from the north end or across the Town Green.
  • The book drop box will move to front of Town Hall. Please stop there to return all materials when library is closed.
  • A pick-up table will be located inside Town Hall. We can set aside any books or other items for you to pick up there. Just call to let us know what you are looking for.

We ask for your patience as we begin this exciting new chapter in the library’s history! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Recycle Plastic Film at the Library

Before you drop it in the bin, please make sure it meets the guidelines.


Keep Your Event Out of the Landfill: Event Bins for Loan

Be part of Charlotte’s pledge to make all events as waste free as possible. The library has three ClearStream portable waste stations for loan*. By planning ahead and using these stations, you can keep recyclables and compost out of the trash.  For more information and to reserve bins, please go to the  registration form.

New & Upcoming Books


Fic & Non-Fic

Juvenile & YA

Picture  Book & Early Reader

Downloadable Audio & eBook

Click on image to get full list of titles with descriptions and catalog links.

Upcoming Events

Register for a Program

Wednesday, October 16
  • "Walking Each Other Home" Book Group
    10:00 am-11:15 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

  • Men's Book Group: Tsar of Love and Techno
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.

    This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

Thursday, October 17
  • Frog Hollow Workshop: Linoleum Block Printing
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Frog Hollow artist Carol MacDonald leads a linoleum block printing workshop. Linoleum Block is a basic relief printing process. Participants design, cut and print a one color linoleum print. Discussion and demonstration of materials, methods and process included. Space limited. Please call the library to register.

Monday, October 21
  • Mystery Book Group: Norwegian By Night
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.
    When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can't speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both.
    An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero, Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man still trying to come to terms with the tragedies of his life. Compelling and sophisticated, it is both a chase through the woods thriller and an emotionally haunting novel about ageing and regret. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, October 22
  • Baby and Family Time
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Join us for music, stories and play time with babies and toddlers.

  • Preschool Story time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Preschool fun with stories, crafts and play time.

  • Kinder/1st Grade Story Hour
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Ride the bus to the Charlotte Library for a fun-filled hour of snack, books and activities. Registration required.

  • Kidpower: Child Everyday Safety Workshop
    6:00 pm-7:30 pm

    In this workshop, children, ages 6-10, learn Kidpower's Everyday Safety skills, and parents are guided in practicing the skills together with their children. At home, families can continue to practice, and integrate the concepts into their everyday lives. These are social skills people of all ages use to build safe, positive experiences with other people everywhere they go. Children practice being and acting aware, taking charge, and getting help. They practice following safety rules, setting boundaries, and dealing effectively with peer pressure and bullying. The sooner we can teach our children basic self-protection skills, the safer they will be. This workshop helps answer the question, “How can we teach our children to be safe without scaring them?” in a fun, experiential way.

    Free. Space is limited. Please call 802-482-2878 or email jill@carpentercarse.org to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    This workshop is funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library & Carpenter-Carse Libraries.

  • Great Decisions: State of the State Department
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?

Wednesday, October 23
  • "Walking Each Other Home" Book Group
    10:00 am-11:15 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

Thursday, October 24
  • Library Book Discussion: "The Feather Thief"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins--some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them--and escaped into the darkness.

Friday, October 25
  • Film Showing @ Charlotte Grange: "One Town at a Time"
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Join us for a screening of this picture into Vermont, past & present. In 2006, during a summer between semesters at college, director Mike Leonard took on the challenge of visiting every town in the state by joining the 251 Club - a unique organization dedicated to exploring The Green Mountain State. After living outside Vermont for over a decade, Mike moved back home and has chosen to revisit the 251 Club – returning to some of the same places and re-interviewing some of the same people he met 12 years ago – to learn about how Vermont has changed, how it has stayed the same, and how a humble wayfarer’s club has shaped his identity forever. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Grange, this program takes place at the Charlotte Grange, 2858 Spear Street, Charlotte.

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