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Ongoing Program Information

Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Efforts

Citizen Scientists (you!) are need to look through before and after satellite images of the stricken areas in the Bahamas. The information will be passed to Rescue Global, first responder partners on the ground, who will use it to guide their aid efforts. Start helping now at PlanetaryResponseNetwork.org.

Suicide Prevention Month

September Exhibit: David Macaulay: selected drawings and sketches
Images from eight of David Macaulay’s books offer a glimpse of his “draw ‘til you drop” work process conveyed through preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010.
According to the artist, the books represented in the exhibit “range from the history of architecture and the workings of technology to aspects of the human body, the decline of society, and why a chicken once crossed a road. Selected in the dark from hundreds of illustrations and at least five times as many sketches, they represent a tiny sliver of the vast amount of flotsam left in the wake of each book.” Macaulay has written and/or illustrated numerous books, including the international best seller, The Way Things Work. The exhibition is made possible with support from the Vermont Arts Council.

Recycle Plastic Film at the Library

Before you drop it in the bin, please make sure it meets the guidelines.

Keep Your Event Out of the Landfill: Event Bins for Loan

Be part of Charlotte’s pledge to make all events as waste free as possible. The library has three ClearStream portable waste stations for loan*. By planning ahead and using these stations, you can keep recyclables and compost out of the trash.  For more information and to reserve bins, please go to the  registration form.


New & Upcoming Books

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  • Fic & Non-Fic

  • Juvenile & YA

  • Children


Upcoming Events

Register for a Program

Thursday, September 19
  • After School Program: Snapshot Safari*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Warthogs, lions and rhinos, oh my! Assist wildlife biologists in Africa from right here at the library! Help scientists understand the diversity and dynamics of wildlife populations across South Africa by identifying animals caught on camera. Be a citizen scientist and learn how to classify and record animal images as part of the “Zooniverse” team. If you love animals, this program is for you! No previous experience necessary. 4th grade and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, September 24
  • Great Decisions: Cyber Conflict & Geopolitics
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?

Wednesday, September 25
  • Tie Dye and Slime After School
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Get messy at the library at this fun after school workshop. We will make some star galaxy slime and a custom made tie dye t-shirt. Grades 3 and up. Please register.

Thursday, September 26
  • In Our Own Voice: NAMI Presentation
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    “In Our Own Voice” is an educational and recovery-oriented presentation given by trained presenters who are living full and productive lives while personally overcoming the challenges of their mental health condition(s). This program will provide the community with practical, useful information about mental health.

    The presentation takes 60-90 minutes and is intimate and candid. It includes a short video, personal testimony and a question and answer period that allows for honest and open dialogue. Presenters engage audiences with their brave and gripping personal journeys. They touch on the various phases of recovery including “What happened,” “What helps,” and “What’s next.”

Tuesday, October 1
  • Baby and Family Time
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Join Colleen for music, stories and play time with babies and toddlers.

  • Preschool Story time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Preschool fun with stories, crafts and play time.

  • Kinder/1st Grade Story Hour
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Ride the bus to the Charlotte Library for a fun-filled hour of snack, books and activities. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 2
  • Slow Food Gardens: Eat it to Save It! A Charlotte Seed Library Event
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Mara Welton, Slow Food USA State Governor of Vermont and former owner of Half Pint Farm, shares her garden wisdom and decade-long experience with Slow Food. Join us for a harvest potluck and conversation about the history of the global and local Slow Food movement. Mara will share the stories of some of Vermont’s heirloom seeds and breeds that are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste catalog of rare heirloom varieties. Come celebrate the good, clean and fair work of Slow Food while sharing the harvest potluck-style! Please bring a dish to share which features something from our abundant local harvest. Label it with main ingredients and if it incorporates any heirloom variety vegetables or fruit. Include a serving utensil. Beverages and reusable plates, cutlery and glasses will be provided. Seating is limited, so please contact Margaret Woodruff (425-3864 or margaret@charlottepubliclibrary.org) to register for this event.