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Ongoing Program Information

T.H.I.N.K. Tank in May
Thursdays @ 3:15-4:15pm
After school STEAM challenges every Thursday.  For 4th-8th graders. Register for up to two sessions.  If interested in additional sessions, please request to be placed on the wait list.

May 3: Strobe Googles
May 10: Shoe Design Challenge
May 17: Cryptography
May 24: H2O Challenge
May 31: Paper Circuits

See calendar below for detailed descriptions.


Friends of the Library Book Group Discussion

Join the monthly conversation facilitated by Colleen Boyce.

Movie Viewing: A Very Long Engagement
Thursday, April 5
7:30–9:00pm
A follow-on from our discussion of the book by Sebastian Japrisot.

Book Discussion: If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
Wednesday, April 18
7:30–8:30pm

Copies available at the circulation desk from April 2.  See calendar below for more details.

Take a look at the suggested titles from the  Friends Book Group and other local book groups at the Reader’s Corner.


Refugees in America: Where We’ve Been & What’s Ahead

In March, Greg Smith presented a historical overview of refugee immigration policy and his insights about what it might look like in the future.  Here is the link to the presentation


Tax Time

New & Upcoming Books

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  • Fic & Non-Fic

  • Juvenile & YA

  • Children

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 24
  • Great Decisions: Waning of Pax Americana
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us for discussion about this historic shift away from the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention

Wednesday, April 25
  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    Our meetings continue with a special showing of "Look & See: A Portrai of Wendell Berry" at Shelburne Farms. Shot across four seasons of farming, this documentary features interviews and observations about writer Wendell Berry's agrarian lifestyle.

Friday, April 27
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, May 1
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

Wednesday, May 2
  • Emerald Ash Borer: Be Prepared!
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Emerald Ash Borer – Be Prepared!

    Charlotte Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck will speak about the Emerald Ash Borer. EAB has very recently been detected in Orange County and is expected to eventually reach Charlotte. When it arrives we can expect ash tree mortality of close to 100%. Mark will explain how to detect EAB, what the Town is doing to prepare, and what individual land owners can do to preserve select specimens.

Thursday, May 3
  • THINK Tank: Strobe Goggles*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Learn about visual perception with motorized goggles made by you! For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 4
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, May 7
  • Protecting Your Computer from Malware & Spyware for Mac Users
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    What is malware and spyware? Learn the difference and find out what you can do to protect your computer and your personal information. This program is specific to Mac users. Please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one (limited availability). Space is limited, please register.

Tuesday, May 8
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

Wednesday, May 9
  • Protecting Your Computer from Malware & Spyware for Windows Users*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    What is malware and spyware? Learn the difference and find out what you can do to protect your computer and your personal information. This program is specific to Windows (PC) users. Please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one (limited availability). Space is limited, please register.

  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    An on-going series to discuss the essays, fiction and poetry of Wendell Berry. Each session will focus on readings selected by the facilitator for that session. Join us for an informal discussion about this champion of local agriculture and community. Please contact the library for information about upcoming readings.

Thursday, May 10
  • THINK Tank: Shoe Design Challenge*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Take the shoe design challenge!  We’ll design, create and test some footwear.  Can your creation make it through the obstacle course in style? For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 11
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, May 15
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • Great Decisions: Russia's Foreign Policy
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

Thursday, May 17
  • THINK Tank: Cryptography*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Learn the science of decoding messages and its importance in history.  Solve some cryptography puzzles and create your own secret messages. For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

  • Book Discussion: "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    A true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Friday, May 18
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

  • Burlington Songwriters Group
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Songwriters Joe Delaney, Janice Russotti & Shane Bowley and Kip de Moll perform original songs. Refreshments served and discussion to follow.

Monday, May 21
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Secret Place"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    A hint of the supernatural spices the latest from a mystery master as two detectives try to probe the secrets teenage girls keep—and the lies they tell—after murder at a posh boarding school...Everyone is this meticulously crafted novel might be playing—or being played by—everyone else. Join us for coffee & conversation about Tana French's fifth in the Dublin Murder Squad series. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, May 22
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • Great Decisions: China's Geopolitics
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions? What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?

Wednesday, May 23
  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    An on-going series to discuss the essays, fiction and poetry of Wendell Berry. Each session will focus on readings selected by the facilitator for that session. Join us for an informal discussion about this champion of local agriculture and community. Please contact the library for information about upcoming readings.

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