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Updates

POSTPONED: Love Your Lake Like a Book
Wednesday’s program is postponed due to weather.  It will be rescheduled at a later date.


Act 150: Patron Confidentiality Section of the Law of Public Libraries
As of July 1, 2024, the age at which patron records are confidential changes from 16 to 12 years of age. We can share information with parents, guardians, and other family members with prior approval from the patron. All patrons who fall into the category from 12 to 17 years of age are asked to update their accounts and fill out a “Teen Registration” form to comply with this new requirement. This can be done during any library visit. Questions? Please contact Margaret: margaret@charlottepubliclibrary.org. Read the full text of Act 150.


Save the date! Friends of the Library Porch Book Sale
Sunday, July 14
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 High quality books at bargain prices!


Book Sale Donation Collection

Your book donations make the Book Sale possible.

Book drop-off dates:

  • Tuesdays, June 25 & July 9: 11am – 2pm
  • Wednesdays, June 26 & July 10: 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, June 29: 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday, July 11: 3pm – 5pm

Guidelines

  • Please drop off books only at the times specified above.
  • Bring gently used, recent or classic books to the back door of the Library adjacent to the Program Room.
  • We don’t accept mass paperback books (the small ones), text books, reference books, older cookbooks or older travel books.
  • Current cookbooks and travel books are accepted.
  • Donations limited to 2 boxes/ bags per person. 

Many thanks for your donations and for following the guidelines!

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

Please see the program description for registration specifics.  Questions? Send us an emailAll Library programs are free and open to the public.

Sunday, July 14
  • Library Book Sale
    10:00 am-2:00 pm

Monday, July 15
  • Adventure Monday
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Adventure Monday at the library for the month of July. July 8- Sports on the lawn July 15- Make a paracord survival bracelet July 22- Harvest the garden and cooking adventure July 29- What Would You Do? Stories of survival Ages 7 and above

  • Mystery Book Group: "Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    I was dreading the Cunningham family reunion even before the first murder. Before the storm stranded us at the mountain resort, snow and bodies piling up. The thing is, us Cunninghams don’t really get along. We’ve only got one thing in common: we’ve all killed someone.

    My brother.
    My step-sister
    My wife
    My father
    My mother

    My sister-in-law
    My uncle
    My stepfather

    My aunt
    Me

    Copies available at the circulation desk.

  • All About the Weather with NOAA
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Ever wonder what it's like to be a weather forecaster? Join the weather-curious for a presentation by the National Weather Service of Burlington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, to learn about what these meteorologists do every day to keep you safe. All ages welcome.

Tuesday, July 16
  • 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. 

Wednesday, July 17
  • 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 at the Charlotte Library. 

  • Short Story Selections
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • Garden Circle
    4:30 pm-6:00 pm

  • Crochet & Knit Night
    5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Stop by for a casual session of crocheting and chatting, knitting and catching up. Bring your project or start a new one with yarn and needles available at the Library, along with plenty of books to instruct and inspire. For teens and adults.

  • Author Book Talk: "Regeneration Handbook"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Could Charlotte Become a “Regenerative Community?” Ever wonder what people are talking about when they talk about “regeneration”? Currently applied to fields as diverse as ecology,spirituality, health, and economics, regeneration has become a bit of a buzzword lately. Join the author of The Regeneration Handbook: Transform Yourself to Transform the World", to find out. Don Hall argues that we might come to understand regeneration more broadly as the “act of helping to bring something back to life – ourselves, our communities, and, ultimately, the Earth.” Co-sponsored with Sustainable Charlotte.

  • Better Together Book Club: Reading Recs
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Thursday, July 18
  • Baby Time
    9:30 am-10:30 am

  • Grange on the Green: Carol Wise
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Original music and well-known folk music on the Charlotte Town Green.
    Rain location: The Charlotte Senior Center

    Concert sponsor: Point Bay Marina

    Hosted by the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Grange with thanks to our concert series sponsors Otter Creek Awnings and Shearer Audi-VW-Acura.

Friday, July 19
  • Library Garden Circle
    8:30 am-10:00 am

    Do you enjoy tending gardens and seeing them respond under your care? Like friendly conversation while you pull weeds? Appreciate learning from others' gardening experience and sharing your own? The Garden Circle of volunteers who tend the Library's educational gardens would love to have you join our Friday morning group work sessions, 8:30-10:00 starting May 31. Experienced and new gardeners welcome. All you need is interest and willingness to get a bit dirty sometimes! Come every time or as often as you can. Sign up at Seeds@charlottepubliclibrary.org, and we'll contact you if plans change due to weather etc. Join the fun and have the satisfaction of tending these very special public gardens. Coordinated by Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton, Garden Stewards.

  • Friday Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

Saturday, July 20
  • Stillwater Meditation @ Library
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Poetry and meditation are offered freely and in person to the delightful community of Charlotte, Vermont! You are invited for quiet reflection, contemplation, and gentle meditation instruction. Respect for all beings & faiths is a foundational quality of our time together. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome.

  • Let's LEGO!
    10:00 am-1:30 pm

    Drop-in for LEGO free play! We'll have loads of LEGO bricks out along with some books and prompts for inspiration. For ALL ages. Please note children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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