Welcome to the Charlotte Library

 

Close up of rainbow striped patchwork quilt. Text: The Friends of the Charlotte Library. Second Annual Get Cozy Quilt Raffle!Watercolor painting of winter lanscape scene with farmhouse. Text: November Art Exhibit.

 

Program Updates & Information

Patchwork quilt in rainbow stripes.  2nd Annual Get Cozy Quilt Raffle

November 8 – December 15
Back by popular demand! The Friends of the Charlotte Library are holding the second annual GET COZY RAFFLE to provide cheer and goodwill. Win a beautiful and comfy quilt made by Amanda Herzberger surrounded by an assortment of great books.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
A winner will be picked in a random drawing 12pm, December 16.
All proceeds will benefit the Charlotte Library.

Book cover of "Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm 1822-1923" by David Holmes.  Black and white image of farmworkers leaning on apple barrels with a few men on ladders by apple trees. of In case you missed it

Watch the recording of David Holmes’  November 2 talk, On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm.

 


New Local History Site

The rich history of Charlotte, Vermont can now be viewed through photographs and documents from the collections of the Charlotte Library, the Charlotte Historical Society and the Town of Charlotte in an online collection. The site, Charlotte, Vermont Photos and Documents, includes images generously donated by Charlotte residents and compiled by local historians, and some records of the Town of Charlotte. It is a small but growing resource, with many more images to be added in the future.

Contact the Charlotte Library by email: info@charlottepubliclibrary.org or phone: 802-425-3864 if you have information related to items on the website, or if you have images you would like to share.

 Explore Charlotte’s History

New & Upcoming Books

Click on tabs to view lists.  Use arrows to scroll though list. Select “View More” to see list in the library catalog. 

Upcoming Events

Registration is required for all Library programs. All programs take place on Zoom unless otherwise noted.  Please see program description for registration specifics. Questions? Send us an email. All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, December 6
  • Community Use: Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday, December 8
  • Wrapping Up a Good Read
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join us for a book show-and-tell session, just in time for the holidays.

    Staff from the Charlotte Library share their favorite selections for all ages.

    Books available to purchase at the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne.  Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Senior Center, this program takes place at the Senior Center.  Please call 802.425.6345 to register.

Thursday, December 9
  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Book Discussion Group: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.
    In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.

Friday, December 10
  • Book Chat
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Join Book Chat.
    Join Margaret Friday mornings on Zoom to discuss new books, old books and books we might have missed.  Each week, Margaret selects a theme and highlights related titles from the library collection.

  • Book Discussion: "We Are What We Eat"
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Register for the discussion.
    Alice Waters' latest book, We Are What We Eat, is a very readable comparison of the values and assumptions embedded in fast food and slow food.  How important is "fast, cheap and easy" and how important is "beauty, biodiversity and seasonality"?  Join Seed Library Coordinator Linda Hamilton for a two-part exploration of this timely topic.  Fridays December 3 and 10, 11:30-12:30 via Zoom.

Monday, December 13
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

Tuesday, December 14
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

Wednesday, December 15
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Thursday, December 16
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

Friday, December 17
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

  • Book Chat
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Join Book Chat.
    Join Margaret Friday mornings on Zoom to discuss new books, old books and books we might have missed.  Each week, Margaret selects a theme and highlights related titles from the library collection.

Saturday, December 18
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

Sunday, December 19
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

Monday, December 20
  • Library Art Sale
    All day

  • Mystery Book Group: Thursday Murder Club
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84467010512
     
    Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
    A female cop with her first big case
    A brutal murder
    Welcome to…
    The Thursday Murder Club

    In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

    When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?
     

Friday, December 24
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    All day

  • Book Chat
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Join Book Chat.
    Join Margaret Friday mornings on Zoom to discuss new books, old books and books we might have missed.  Each week, Margaret selects a theme and highlights related titles from the library collection.

Saturday, December 25
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    All day

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