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iPads* at the Library
We have two new Health & Wellness iPads* at the Library with links and apps that we hope you find helpful. Come in and take a look! You may also find many of the same links on out Health & Wellness Resources page.
*Funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.
New & Upcoming Books
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3:15 pm-4:30 pm
Art. Design. Coding.
Creating art doesn't always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Coding Club to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You'll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Beginners welcome! 4th grade & up. Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call the library at 425.3864.
Film Showing: "A Quiet Digital Revolution"
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
FPF is the focus of a new independent documentary from Canadian filmmaker, Peter Strauss: The Story of Vermont's Quiet Digital Revolution.
The film follows the stories of several FPF members, each from different walks of life. How does participation on their local forums transform them and their communities?
The documentary debuted in Vermont at the Vermont International Film Festival in late October 2018 to an enthusiastic audience.
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Youth Yoga with Lynn Alpeter of Yoga Roots. Based upon the Kidding Around Yoga curriculum, this class will introduce children to yoga in an accessible way. It includes lots of music, movement and creativity. All ages are welcome but recommended for ages 5-10. Parents are welcome to join in.
Book Discussion: "Killers of the Flower Moon"
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.
Copies available at the circulation desk.
"Walking Each Other Home"
10:00 am-11:00 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.
Great Decisions: Regional Disorder in the Middle East
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of this timely topic. Reading materials available at the Charlotte Library circulation desk.
As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?