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A Call for Creative Visions: Sustainable Living in Charlotte
 
What is your vision of what Charlotte would look and feel like in the year 2030? Whether you identify as an artist or not, whether you are 5 or 95, or whether you have ideas around transportation, recreation, or land use you are invited to join a community-wide project to envision sustainable living in Charlotte, 2030. We welcome your creative interpretations in any medium to become part of an exhibition scheduled for October 11th. Submit up to 4 submissions that include title, medium, and short “artist statement” to info@charlottepubliclibrary.org. All works that appropriately address the theme will be included in the exhibition. We urge you to submit with as high a resolution as possible. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30. For further questions please contact info@charlottepubliclibrary.org


Home Test Kits

The Library has free  Covid-19 Home antigen test kits provided by the VT Department of Health.  Please call or ask at the circulation desk for a kit. 

New & Upcoming Books

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Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, September 27
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us at the Charlotte Library for preschool stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 2 and over. 

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade Story Time
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Please call the Charlotte Library to Register for this event.

  • Wilding Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Register here.
    Wilding: Returning Nature to our Farm by Isabella Tree
    A six-week discussion series based on this recent book.  Wilding is an inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. Copies to check out or purchase at the library circulation desk.
    Co-sponsored by Sustainable Charlotte.

Wednesday, September 28
  • Preschool Free Play
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Play in the preschool years enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as to use and develop their imagination and creativity.We'll be exploring the sensory table, sorting, playing with blocks, play dough.....these are a few of the open ended projects planned for Wednesday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

  • Want to be a Fraud Fighter?
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) to hear about the latest scams & scam prevention strategies. Topics covered:
    • Top 10 Scams reported in 2021
    • Consumer complaint trends and community impacts of CAP
    • Deeper dive into Imposter, Free Money and Phishing Scams
    • Managing Robocalls

    Learn to spot markers of a scam and to make the appropriate response. Be able to share your knowledge with others. Time for questions. Handouts included.

    The Consumer Assistance Program provides a free impartial letter mediation service, takes scam reports to record scam trends, and provides education and awareness outreach to Vermonters. If you need immediate assistance, please call the CAP hotline at (800) 649-2424. 

  • Charlotte Coding Club
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    We are excited Coding Club will be meeting at the Library again this fall!  In this 6 week session you will build and design your own website in html/css, create; and code your own video game in JavaScript. In the final session, you will use computer parts to assemble your own console, download your game, and play it with your friends. Bring your laptop or use one of the library's.  For 6th-12th graders. Space is limited. Please email christinaasquith@yahoo.com for queries and registration.

  • Library Garden Circle
    4:30 pm-6:00 pm

    New members welcome!  Join Karen Tuininga, Linda Hamilton and the jolly Garden Circle volunteers who work together to maintain the Library's gardens, including the large Rain Garden on the east side, and the Welcome Garden on the south end.  Come every time, or as your schedule allows.  No experience necessary, --just an interest in gardens and willingness to get down and dirty sometimes.  Learn about the plants in these gardens (and some pesky weeds, too).  Connect with friends and maybe make some new ones as we work together.  To join the Garden Circle, contact Karen and Linda at Seed@charlottepubliclibrary.org.  Thank you!

  • Climate Prep Week Workshop: Saving the World/Losing the Planet
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-prep-week-collage-workshop-tickets-422609354957
    A creative response workshop to look at the multiple possibilities for our planet. During conversation and collage crafting participants will share stories and create pieces for a community mobile that reflect varying sides of the climate change challenge. Participants will have the option to include their collages in the "40 x 2030: Sustainable Charlotte" exhibit at the Library in October. Presented as part of the Communities Responding to Extreme Weather Climate Prep Week and funded by an LTC Rural and Small Libraries Grant from the American Library Association and a Vermont Conference, United Church of Christ, Hope Fund grant.

Saturday, October 1
  • Stillwater Meditation with Rain Stickney
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Stillwater Meditation at the Charlotte Library

    Gathering together for 8 weeks this fall as the light changes, we will explore poetry and meditation as sacred community. Respect for all beings & faiths is a foundational quality of our time together. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Come to one, many, or all meetings.

    Saturdays October 1st - November 19th, 9am - 10am at the Charlotte Library. Free!

    Stillwater Meditation is an offering of Rain Elizabeth Healing Arts. 

Tuesday, October 4
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us at the Charlotte Library for preschool stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 2 and over. 

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade Story Time
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    The October 4 Story time will be at the Charlotte Fire Station. Please call the Charlotte Library to Register for this event.

  • Wilding Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Register here.
    Wilding: Returning Nature to our Farm by Isabella Tree
    A six-week discussion series based on this recent book.  Wilding is an inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. Copies to check out or purchase at the library circulation desk.
    Co-sponsored by Sustainable Charlotte.

Wednesday, October 5
  • Preschool Free Play
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Play in the preschool years enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as to use and develop their imagination and creativity.We'll be exploring the sensory table, sorting, playing with blocks, play dough.....these are a few of the open ended projects planned for Wednesday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

  • Charlotte Coding Club
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    We are excited Coding Club will be meeting at the Library again this fall!  In this 6 week session you will build and design your own website in html/css, create; and code your own video game in JavaScript. In the final session, you will use computer parts to assemble your own console, download your game, and play it with your friends. Bring your laptop or use one of the library's.  For 6th-12th graders. Space is limited. Please email christinaasquith@yahoo.com for queries and registration.

Thursday, October 6
  • Short Story Selections
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Register in advance for the Zoom link.
    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories are available at the library circulation desk or via email.
    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Senior Center.

Friday, October 7
  • Book Chat
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Join Margaret on the library porch 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, October 8
  • Stillwater Meditation with Rain Stickney
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Stillwater Meditation at the Charlotte Library

    Gathering together for 8 weeks this fall as the light changes, we will explore poetry and meditation as sacred community. Respect for all beings & faiths is a foundational quality of our time together. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Come to one, many, or all meetings.

    Saturdays October 1st - November 19th, 9am - 10am at the Charlotte Library. Free!

    Stillwater Meditation is an offering of Rain Elizabeth Healing Arts. 

  • Repair Cafe at Congregational Church
    10:00 am-2:00 pm

    Get your broken stuff ready! Sustainable Charlotte, along with the Charlotte Library and Grange will be hosting the next Repair Cafe on Saturday October 8 at the Charlotte Congregational Church Vestry from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Register at https://www.sustainablecharlottevt.org/events/repair-cafe

Monday, October 10
  • Library Closed: Holiday
    All day

  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 11
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us at the Charlotte Library for preschool stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 2 and over. 

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade Story Time
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Please call the Charlotte Library to Register for this event.

  • Wilding Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Register here.
    Wilding: Returning Nature to our Farm by Isabella Tree
    A six-week discussion series based on this recent book.  Wilding is an inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. Copies to check out or purchase at the library circulation desk.
    Co-sponsored by Sustainable Charlotte.

Wednesday, October 12
  • Preschool Free Play
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Play in the preschool years enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as to use and develop their imagination and creativity.We'll be exploring the sensory table, sorting, playing with blocks, play dough.....these are a few of the open ended projects planned for Wednesday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

  • Dan Norris & Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Back by popular demand. You will not want to miss this presentation if you or someone you love is experiencing vision loss! Join Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, for this hour-long interactive presentation. Dan will share the variety of large-print, digital and audio resources that are available to help you to access print and how you can access these resources through smart devices like an iPad or smartphone. Less high-tech solutions include large-print books and audiobooks that can be obtained through the ABLE library (a branch of the state library system) by way of your local library. VABVI is a nonprofit that can also help you to get magnifiers or teach you how to use smart devices to access print. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Library.

  • Charlotte Coding Club
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    We are excited Coding Club will be meeting at the Library again this fall!  In this 6 week session you will build and design your own website in html/css, create; and code your own video game in JavaScript. In the final session, you will use computer parts to assemble your own console, download your game, and play it with your friends. Bring your laptop or use one of the library's.  For 6th-12th graders. Space is limited. Please email christinaasquith@yahoo.com for queries and registration.

  • Film Showing: "Migration"
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-showing-migration-tickets-421816543637

    Directed by Sas Carey, 2016, 80 minutes

    Experience the arduous journey Dukhareindeer herders embark on each year traveling through Mongolia's pristinewilderness to reach their summer encampment.

     

Thursday, October 13
  • 1:1 Tech Help Sessions @ Charlotte Senior Center
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    Email enigma? Kindle conundrum? App apprehension? Computer questions? Or maybe you want to learn how to use your library card to read or listen to books on a device. Sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one session at the Senior Center with Susanna, Charlotte Library’s Technology Librarian, for some tech support! She will troubleshoot with you and will provide suggestions for next steps. Make sure to bring your device and any necessary login information. When registering, please provide a specific topic/item that you need help with and include the device you will be bringing to the session (e.g. Windows laptop, Mac laptop, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, etc.). Registration required, please call 802.425.6345.

     

Friday, October 14
  • Book Chat
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Join Margaret on the library porch 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, October 15
  • Stillwater Meditation with Rain Stickney
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Stillwater Meditation at the Charlotte Library

    Gathering together for 8 weeks this fall as the light changes, we will explore poetry and meditation as sacred community. Respect for all beings & faiths is a foundational quality of our time together. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Come to one, many, or all meetings.

    Saturdays October 1st - November 19th, 9am - 10am at the Charlotte Library. Free!

    Stillwater Meditation is an offering of Rain Elizabeth Healing Arts. 

  • Lewis Creek Association Annual Meeting @ Senior Center
    3:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Join friends and neighbors for a family-friendly afternoon of stories, activities, a live-animal program and more! Learn about the Charlotte Library Rain Garden, a demo site for LCA Ahead of the Storm, and the other projects and programs of the Lewis Creek Association. This program starts at the Charlotte Senior Center. Questions? Please call: 802.422.5203

Sunday, October 16
  • Braver Angels "Depolarizing Within" Workshop
    2:30 pm-5:30 pm



    Sunday, October 16, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depolarizing-within-vt-statecharlotte-public-library-registration-420084503057
    Do you find that communication breaks down over political disagreements with friends, family, or neighbors?  Do you wonder if its even fruitful to engage in potentially divisive subjects anymore?
     Increasingly, we are siloed within communities that overwhelmingly share our own perspectives and lose the dynamism that diverse perspectives offer, a reality that drives today’s polarization. Separated, we often stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule those with whom we disagree. Braver Angels  is committed to helping people to address these tendencies and to cultivate skills that foster constructive engagement across our differences.
    You are warmly invited to participate in a 3-hour in-person skills-training workshop called Depolarizing Within. Our trained workshop leaders will introduce communication skills that allow productive conversations with those you strongly disagree with, and will provide guided opportunities to practice these skills.

Monday, October 17
  • Mystery Book Group:
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Charlotte Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84467010512 Meeting ID: 844 6701 0512 One tap mobile +13126266799,,84467010512# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,84467010512# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 844 6701 0512 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbdtnmTVz0

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