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Program Updates & Information

Friends of the Charlotte Library
PORCH BOOK SALE
Sunday, July 17
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Have books to donate?
Please drop off up to three boxes at the program room door (east side of the Library) during the following times:

  • Wednesday, July 6: 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 7 – Saturday, July 9: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please no:

  • Damp, moldy or mildewed books
  • Books in poor condition (missing pages/covers, underlined, yellowed, etc.)
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Magazines

How to dispose of books no suited for the sale:

  • Throw away damp, moldy or mildewed books in your trash.
  • Recycle paperbacks in poor condition with your recyclables or at CSWD drop-off station.
  • Hardcovers with covers removed can be recycled. Covers go in the trash.

Thank you!!


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Be a Pollinator Ally
May 18
View the Pollinator recording.

Turtle Talk
April 26
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April 14
 
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April 19
 

Text: Emergency management. Emergency Preparedness Guide

Events beyond your control can happen.  Be prepared. 

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.

Wednesday, June 29
  • Four Winds Nature and Water Walk
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Four Winds Nature Institute is a non-profit organization advancing the understanding, appreciation, and protection of the environment through community-based natural science education and research. Ellen Gawarkiewicz is a Four Winds Teacher/Naturalist who delights in finding wonder in nearby nature. Join Ellen on a nature walk and water exploration at the Charlotte Beach. We'll focus on different senses to explore who's blooming and who's buzzing, who's wiggling and who's waddling, who's swimming and who's singing.Registration via Eventbrite:  https://bit.ly/events05445

  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Chris Davis and Karina Warshaw, Town of Charlotte Emergency Management Director and Coordinator respectively, explain the details of emergency preparation.  Learn how you and your family can get ready for various situations, how to develop an emergency plan, put together a GO-bag, ID your property and what resources are available to help you.  Presented by the Charlotte Senior Center and Charlotte Library.  This program takes place at the Senior Center, no registration.

Friday, July 1
  • 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, July 2
  • Library Closed: 4th of July
    All day

Monday, July 4
  • Library Closed: 4th of July
    All day

Tuesday, July 5
  • Library Closed: 4th of July
    All day

Thursday, July 7
  • 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.

  • Book Discussion Group: "The Beginning of Spring" by Penelope Fitzgerald
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.
    March 1913. Moscow is stirring herself to meet the beginning of spring. English painter Frank Reid returns from work one night to find that his wife has gone away; no one knows where or why, or whether she’ll ever come back. All Frank knows for sure is that he is now alone and must find someone to care for his three young children.
     
    Into Frank’s life comes Lisa Ivanovna, a quiet, calming beauty from the country, untroubled to the point of seeming simple. But is she? And why has Frank’s bookkeeper, Selwyn Crane, gone to such lengths to bring these two together?

Friday, July 8
  • 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.

Monday, July 11
  • 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 Monday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

  • Family Game Night
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Try your hand at cornball or bocce or share your Pokemon successes and gaming fun during this family time. Indoors and out. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 12
  • Summer Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us on the Charlotte Library porch for summertime stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 5 and over.

Wednesday, July 13
  • Project Micro
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join Jan Schwarz of Project Micro to study sand from all corners of the globe and other treasure from the sea. Registration required, ages 7 and up. This is a live event, please register via Eventbrite:  https://bit.ly/events05445

Thursday, July 14
  • Grange on the Green
    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    The Buck Hollers "A high energy, fun-loving, crowd-pleasing band with tight rhythms, sweet harmonies, head-turning acapellas, soulful R&B, witty lyrics, rollicking Irish tunes, great comedy, and more. A great variety of music for all ages.”

  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Friday, July 15
  • 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.

Monday, July 18
  • 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 Monday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

  • Mystery Book Group: "Murder on Brittany Shores"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder.

    Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye.

    Hard copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

  • Family Game Night
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Try your hand at cornball or bocce or share your Pokemon successes and gaming fun during this family time. Indoors and out. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 19
  • Summer Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us on the Charlotte Library porch for summertime stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 5 and over.

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