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Ongoing Program Information

The Great American Read
Beginning May 22, PBS presents “an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. ” The 100 List.


Check Out the Charlotte Seed Library!
Heirloom vegetables is this year’s focus.   Find more information on the Seed Library page or go directly to the Seed Catalog.


T.H.I.N.K. Tank in May
Thursdays @ 3:15-4:15pm
After school STEAM challenges every Thursday.  For 4th-8th graders. Register for up to two sessions.  If interested in additional sessions, please request to be placed on the wait list.

May 3: Strobe Googles
May 10: Shoe Design Challenge
May 17: Cryptography
May 24: H2O Challenge
May 31: Paper Circuits

See calendar below for detailed descriptions.


Refugees in America: Where We’ve Been & What’s Ahead

In March, Greg Smith presented a historical overview of refugee immigration policy and his insights about what it might look like in the future.  Here is the link to the presentation

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

Register for a Program

Wednesday, May 23
  • E-car program
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Check out the all-electric Bolt and learn more about electric vehicles with Charlotte’s Energy Committee.  Dave Roberts, VEIC’s Transportation Efficiency group, will talk about the different types of plug-in electric cars  - over 30 plug-in electric models are available now in Vermont.  Hear about charge locations and learn about powering with renewable energy, and purchase incentives. We’ll also cover potential electrification of school buses and local planning to develop more public charging. Information available at www.DriveElectricVT.com 

Thursday, May 24
  • THINK Tank: H2O Challenge*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    What does it take to make water safe for drinking? Work with your team to design and create a water filter. For 4th-8th grade. Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 25
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, May 28
  • LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day
    All day

Tuesday, May 29
  • BabyTime!
    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.

  • Songs, Tunes & Stories from Northeast England
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Mike Walker, Casey Burger and Wayne Lauden take a journey through Northumbria, from Roman and Viking invaders to the engine room of the industrial revolution through stories, song, tunes and slides.

Wednesday, May 30
  • Vermont Holocaust Memorial @ Carpenter-Carse
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Vermont Holocaust Memorial (VTHM) speakers will share family stories and discuss the importance of studying Holocaust history as a means of promoting tolerance and respect for all.   Knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against ignorance, intolerance and fear. By sharing stories of survival, and teaching their invaluable lessons learned, VTHM (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) envisions a time when prejudice, bigotry and hate are replaced by respect for all.  Additional information can be found on the Vermont Holocaust Memorial website: www.holocaustmemorial-vt.org

Thursday, May 31
  • THINK Tank: Paper Circuits*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Make light up circuits on a piece of paper!  Conductive tape, a battery and LEDs will light up your card or folded paper creation. For 4th-8th grade.  Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, June 1
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, June 4
  • iPhone Workshop: Privacy and Security Settings on your iPhone*
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    @ Charlotte Senior Center. There are a number of steps you can take to improve make your iPhone more secure and share less information.  Charlotte Library’s Tech Librarian, Susanna Kahn, will walk you through the settings.  Please bring your iPhone, preferably updated to iOS 11. Program is free.  Please call the Senior Center to register, 425-6345.

Tuesday, June 5
  • Great Decisions: Media & Foreign Policy
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

Friday, June 8
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, June 11
  • Organizing and Storing Photos on Your Mac with Melissa Mendelsohn*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Learn some strategies for managing and organizing your photos so you can access them easily and know they are safe.  This program is specific to Mac desktops and laptops (not iPads).  It is helpful, but not necessary to bring your laptop if you have one.

Tuesday, June 12
  • Author Reading: "The Full Vermonty"
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    What were you thinking? Donald Trump as our president? You're kidding, right? Vermont has withstood the Revolution, a New York invasion and the New Hampshire Land Grants and will assuredly survive the next few years under the Washington axis of evil, a.k.a. the Trump Administration, Congress and Supreme Court. Join author Bill Mares for a wry reading from his latest book.

Wednesday, June 13
  • Organizing and Storing Photos on Your Windows Computer with Melissa Mendelsohn
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Learn some strategies for managing and organizing your photos so you can access them easily and know they are safe.  This program is specific to Windows desktops and laptops.  It is helpful, but not necessary to bring your laptop if you have one.

Friday, June 15
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, June 18
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • iPhone Workshop: Help! General Tips and Q & A*
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    @ Charlotte Senior Center.  Charlotte Library’s Tech Librarian, Susanna Kahn, will share some new iPhone tips and app suggestions and answer your questions.  If possible, email questions ahead of time to Susanna. Please bring your iPhone, preferably updated to iOS 11.  Program is free.  Please call the Senior Center to register, 425-6345.

Friday, June 22
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

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