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Ongoing Program Information

Board Meeting

The Library Board meeting has been changed to February 15 at 6pm.  The agenda can be found here.


Please Save Your Books

We greatly appreciate your book donations, but have extremely limited storage space. Please save your books for the annual book sale until the official drop off one month prior to the sale in July. If you have a particular situation that requires you to drop off books in the next few months please contact the library.

Meanwhile we are thrilled to have your participation in the ongoing front foyer sale and have a surplus of books to refresh the offerings there.

Many thanks for your support of the Charlotte Library.


Tax Time


Be the First on the List
This program allows the library to acquire all the new titles published by your chosen author. When a new title becomes available, you are placed first in the hold queue. As a sponsor, you reimburse the library for the cost of the book, which is usually 25-45% off the cover price! Contact us by email, phone (425-3864), or in person for more information.

New & Upcoming Books

Click on image to get full list of titles with descriptions and catalog links. Sign up to receive email updates on our latest titles.

  • Fic & Non-Fic

  • Juvenile & YA

  • Children

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 23
  • Burlington Songwriters Group
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Need a little boost at the end of winter? Join us at the library when the Burlington Songwriters Group perform a live music session at the Charlotte Library, Friday, February 23 @ 7PM. Joni AvRutick, Mike Leach and Ron Lawrence share their tunes. Refreshments served and discussion encouraged!

Monday, February 26
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Last Detective"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    To solve the "Lady of the Lake" mystery, and save a woman unjustly accused, Sussex Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must find two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen, and defy his superiors.  Copies are available at the circulation desk.  Pick up your copy and then join us for coffee & discussion.  PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE DUE TO PRESIDENT'S DAY HOLIDAY.

Wednesday, February 28
  • MORNING SESSION @ Charlotte Senior Center: Wendell Berry: Standing for What He Stands On.
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    “Wendell Berry Is Not a Prophet. He doesn’t claim to see the future. He’s not crazy about the present, either. But at 83, America’s beloved farmer-philosopher still has plenty to say about how our disregard for the past points us in a destructive direction.” Join us to explore and discuss the writings of Berry that champion “the plight of fragile rural economies and the importance of sustainable agriculture.” We’ll draw from his works of fiction, nonfiction and essays including his latest book, The Art of Loading Brush. Reading selections available at the Charlotte Library and Charlotte Senior Center.

  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

  • EVENING SESSION @ Charlotte Library: Wendell Berry: Standing for What He Stands On
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    “Wendell Berry Is Not a Prophet. He doesn’t claim to see the future. He’s not crazy about the present, either. But at 83, America’s beloved farmer-philosopher still has plenty to say about how our disregard for the past points us in a destructive direction.” Join us to explore and discuss the writings of Berry that champion “the plight of fragile rural economies and the importance of sustainable agriculture.” We’ll draw from his works of fiction, nonfiction and essays including his latest book, The Art of Loading Brush. Reading selections available at the Charlotte Library and Charlotte Senior Center. Evening Session meets at the Charlotte Library.

Tuesday, March 6
  • LIBRARY CLOSED FOR TOWN MEETING
    All day

Wednesday, March 7
  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

Thursday, March 8
  • "Dream Big" Movie and STEM Fun*
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    Celebrate Engineers Week with a viewing of Dream Big.  DreamBig celebratesthe human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, from the GreatWall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and asolar car race across Australia. With its inspiring stories of human grit andaspiration, Dream Big revealsthe compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives forpeople and a more sustainable future for us all.  After the movie, we’ll put ourexcitement into action with a STEM activity led by a engineer from GlobalFoundries. For 4th grade & up.

  • Wearing Our Heritage: Abenaki Culture
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Join Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Tribe, Abenaki scholar Melody Walker Brook, Chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, and LCMM Curator Eloise Beil for a discussion about the meaning of garments, accessories, and regalia in their own lives and in community and tribal identity. Developed by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association in partnership with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Flynn Center for the Arts, this program and the traveling exhibit “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage” were designed to deepen public understanding of how the vibrant Abenaki culture continues into the twenty first century.Supported in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council.

Tuesday, March 13
  • Baby Time
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • VERMONT READS KICK-OFF
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    VERMONT READS Kick-Off Event: Tuesday, March 15, 3:15PM at the Charlotte Library. Readers of all ages are invited to learn about Vermont's role as a home to immigrant communities throughout history and the effect on culture. We'll sample favorite fare that came to Vermont from many places and learn how this ties in with the VT Reads book, "Bread & Roses, Too."

  • RE-SHOWING: "Open Sesame: the Story of Seeds"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Watch "Open Sesame, the Story of Seeds", the excellent documentary film about the magic and importance of seeds.  Share reactions to the film and ideas for how to grow a simple but wonderful Seed Library right here at Charlotte Library.

Wednesday, March 14
  • Passwords: Make Them Strong & Keep Them Organized*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    The first in a series of series of hands-on computer workshops lead by Melissa Mendelsohn of Orchard Road Computers. Learn how to make strong passwords and the strategies to keep them all straight. Melissa also discusses the importanceof password organization in estate planning. Please bring your laptop or let usknow if you need to borrow one (limited availability).  You will need a spreadsheet app such as Numbers(Mac users), Excel, or Calc on your laptop. Please contact Susanna at the library for help downloading a freespreadsheet app prior to the program. Space is limited, please register.

  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

Thursday, March 15
  • THINK Tank: Molecular Gastronomy*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    ReTHINK the ice cream sundae with chemistry.  Make Nutella powder, chocolate spheres, mint pearls and more to top your ice cream. For 4-8th grade. 

Monday, March 19
  • Mystery Book Group: The Third Man
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    "The book Graham Greene wrote so he could write a movie." This noir novella tells the story of Rollo Martins, who "arrives in post-war Vienna to join his old friend Harry Lime, who seems to have met with an accident ... or has he?"Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, March 20
  • Baby Time
    9:00 am-10:00 am

  • VERMONT READS @ CCS
    11:00 am-11:30 am

    VERMONT READS 2018: Bread & Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.
    This historical novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912. Join us to discuss explore many topics, including the immigrant experience in America, labor history, and local Vermont history. Reading group begins Tuesday, March 20 at 11AM at Charlotte Central School Library.

  • Refugees in America: Where We've Been & What's Ahead
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    US Refugee Policy & Program: Where We've Been & What's Ahead. Greg Smith shares his insights about recent  executive decisions on refugee policy, based on his 30-year career in refugee resettlement and integration, refugee protection, immigration law enforcement, immigration services and national security.

Wednesday, March 21
  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

Thursday, March 22
  • THINK Tank: DNA Extraction*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    DNA is the carrier of genetic information in living organisms- including fruit!  We’ll extract DNA from fruit and see what it looks like. For 4-8th grade. 

  • Book Discussion Group: "A Very Long Engagement"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Sebastien Japrisot's bestseller about a young French woman's quest to find her fiancé during World War I.  Join us to discuss this session and watch the movie our next session.  Copies available at the circulation desk soon.

Tuesday, March 27
  • Baby Time
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • VERMONT READS @ CCS
    11:00 am-11:30 am

    VERMONT READS 2018: Bread & Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.
    This historical novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912. Join us to discuss explore many topics, including the immigrant experience in America, labor history, and local Vermont history. Reading group begins Tuesday, March 20 at 11AM at Charlotte Central School Library.

Wednesday, March 28
  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

Thursday, March 29
  • Fun with Origami
    3:00 pm-4:30 pm

    With one sheet of paper, you can make everything from a dog to a drinking cup!  Come learnhow to get started with origami teacher, Erina Tsubota.  She’ll share the basic steps to get youstarted and help with individual projects during this 90-minute session.  All supplies provided.  For ages 8 & up.  Registration required; please call thelibrary to sign up.  This is the first of two programs; participants may sign up for one or both.

Tuesday, April 3
  • VERMONT READS @ CCS
    11:00 am-11:30 am

    VERMONT READS 2018: Bread & Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.
    This historical novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912. Join us to discuss explore many topics, including the immigrant experience in America, labor history, and local Vermont history. Reading group begins Tuesday, March 20 at 11AM at Charlotte Central School Library.

Wednesday, April 4

  • 3:15 pm-4:30 pm

  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

Saturday, April 7
  • Fun with Origami
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    With one sheet of paper, you can make everything from a dog to a drinking cup!  Come learnhow to get started with origami teacher, Erina Tsubota.  She’ll share the basic steps to get youstarted and help with individual projects during this 90-minute session.  All supplies provided.  For ages 8 & up.  Registration required; please call thelibrary to sign up.  This is the second of two programs.  Participants may attend one or both.

Monday, April 9
  • Backing Up and the Cloud for Mac Users*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    The second in a series of series of hands-on computer workshops lead by Melissa Mendelsohn of Orchard Road Computers.Backing up your computer is essential to protect your important documents and pictures in the event of loss or damage to your computer.  Find out the best ways to back up including physical drives and cloud options. This program is specific to Mac users.  Please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one (limited availability). Space is limited, please register.

Tuesday, April 10
  • Baby Time
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • VERMONT READS @ CCS
    11:00 am-11:30 am

    VERMONT READS 2018: Bread & Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.
    This historical novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912. Join us to discuss explore many topics, including the immigrant experience in America, labor history, and local Vermont history. Reading group begins Tuesday, March 20 at 11AM at Charlotte Central School Library.

Wednesday, April 11
  • Backing Up and the Cloud for Windows Users*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    The second in a series of series of hands-on computer workshops lead by Melissa Mendelsohn of Orchard Road Computers.Backing up your computer is essential to protect your important documents and pictures in the event of loss or damage to your computer.  Find out the best ways to back up including physical drives and cloud options. This program is specific to Windows (PC) users.  Please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one (limited availability). Space is limited, please register.

  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

Monday, April 16
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, April 17
  • VERMONT READS @ CCS
    11:00 am-11:30 am

    VERMONT READS 2018: Bread & Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.
    This historical novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912. Join us to discuss explore many topics, including the immigrant experience in America, labor history, and local Vermont history. Reading group begins Tuesday, March 20 at 11AM at Charlotte Central School Library.

Wednesday, April 18
  • Charlotte Junior Chess Club-FULL
    3:15 pm-5:00 pm

    The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students, grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.

 

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