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Ongoing Program Information

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30PM

Reading material available at the circulation desk.  Go to the Virtual Bookshelf for supplementary reading.

10/3: Great Decisions: Geopolitics of Energy
10/17: Latin America’s Political Pendulum
11/7: Prospects for Afghanistan & Pakistan
11/14: Nuclear Security


Identity Theft: Stealing Your Name, Stealing Your Life
Wednesday, November 1, 10:30-11:30AM

The recent security breach at Equifax highlights the real concern of identity security for all ages.  Learn about tactics being used today to accomplish identity theft and get helpful tips on staying out of the grip of con artists.  Presented by AARP Vermont’s Fraud Watch Network.

In the meantime, The New York Times’ Smarter Living offers some advice on what to do about the Equifax hack.


CLIMATE CHANGE & OUR COMMUNITY: SCIENCE CAFÉ MEETS BOOK GROUP

A three-part series to investigate and discuss the impact of climate change in our lives.  Coordinated with: Suzy Hodgson, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Marty Illick, Executive Director of Lewis Creek Association.

Tuesdays @ 7:00PM
Reading packets available at the library or online here.

9/26:Community & Climate
Readings from Wandering Home by Bill McKibben
Additional Resources
10/10: Our Changing Climate
Selections from Loosed Upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction
Additional Resources
10/24:Strategies for a Resilient Community
Readings from Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry and Food, Farms & Community by Lisa Chase
Additional Resources

PLACE: Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement: Environmental Literacy Through Climate Change Discussions.  PLACE is a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working in partnership with the National Weather Service, Califa Library Group, DawsonMedia Group, and Goodman Research Group.

New and Upcoming Titles

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  • Fic & Non-Fic

  • Juvenile & YA

  • Children

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 24
  • 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.

  • K-1 Story Time*
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

  • Strategies for a Resilient Community: PLACE Part 3
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    This public program shares adaptive strategies for managing environmental challenges that affect your homes and communities. With inspiration from Wendell Berry and others, we’ll generate ideas that can take root in our backyards, schoolyards and public institutions.

Wednesday, October 25
  • Afterschool: LEGOs That Go
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Grades 2 to 4.

Thursday, October 26
  • Coding Club*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Beginners will learn to code with Scratch through guided video lessons to make there own simple games. Members with more experience will plan and create their own using skills they’ve learned. Chromebooks & earbuds provided or BYO. For 4th grade & up.

  • Cooking Book Club: A New Turn in the South
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    A new turn for our cookbook club, too: we're joining the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club online! We'll meet and eat together using suggestions from the EYB site and then share our success (and otherwise) with other cookbook lovers everywhere. We hope you'll join us for this eating adventure and some good southern cooking!

Friday, October 27
  • Preschool Story TIme*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, October 31
  • K-1 Story Time*
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Wednesday, November 1
  • Identity Theft: Stealing Your Name, Stealing Your Life
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Learn how and why identity theft occurs, get instruction on protective steps and what to do if it happens. Presented by AARP.

  • Minecraft League*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up dates: November 1,8, 29 & December 6 &13.

Thursday, November 2
  • Coding Club*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Beginners will learn to code with Scratch through guided video lessons to make there own simple games. Members with more experience will plan and create their own using skills they’ve learned. Chromebooks & earbuds provided or BYO. For 4th grade & up.

  • Library Book Discussion: Sense & Sensibility
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Part two of our multi-media Austen experience features the 1995 movie with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as Sense and Sensibility, respectively.

Friday, November 3
  • Preschool Story Time*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Saturday, November 4
  • Vermont Choral Union Board Meeting
    9:00 am-11:30 am

    Contact: Ann Larson, 802-879-5360

Tuesday, November 7
  • 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.

  • K-1 Story Time*
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

  • Great Decisions: Prospects for Afghanistan & Pakistan
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us to discuss yet another hot-button area of American foreign policy. Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Reading materials available at the circulation desk. Registration suggested.

Wednesday, November 8
  • Minecraft League
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up dates: November 1,8, 29 & December 6 &13.

  • Native American Program with Don Stevens
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday, November 10
  • Preschool Story Time*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Sunday, November 12
  • Book launch celebration for Larry & Linda Hamilton’s Fences in the Landscape Talk -- Are We Listening?
    3:00 pm-4:30 pm

    Come join us for the release of popular local tree warden Larry Hamilton’s Fences in the Landscape Talk – Are We Listening? A Whimsical Photographic Essay. Photos and text by Larry Hamilton; edited by Linda Hamilton. Join friends to reminisce about Larry and celebrate the publication of his book, one year after his death. Light refreshments. Remarks by Linda about the book’s background and the challenges of making Larry’s dream a reality. Copies will be for sale at the event, which is co-sponsored by the Flying Pig Bookstore and the Charlotte Library.

Monday, November 13
  • Weather Station installation & training
    All day

Tuesday, November 14
  • K-1 Story Time*
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

  • Great Decisions: Nuclear Security
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Wednesday, November 15
  • Afterschool: LEGO Contraptions
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Grades 2 to 4.

Thursday, November 16
  • Agricultural Literacy Week: Vermont Farm Kids
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    This short documentary depicts the unique and poignant stories of farm kids (ages 10-28) from across the state of Vermont. The film expresses the importance of what it means to each child to grow up on their own farm, and how their experiences have shaped their lives. Join Misse Doe Axelrod of NOFA for discussion and refreshments following the film showing.

Friday, November 17
  • Preschool Story Time*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, November 20
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, November 21
  • 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.

Wednesday, November 22
  • Lego Vacation Wednesday
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Join your friends and other lego lovers to play with the library' collection of Lego blocks.

Thursday, November 23
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    All day

Friday, November 24
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    All day

Tuesday, November 28
  • In-service Day
    9:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 29
  • Minecraft League
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up dates: November 1,8, 29 & December 6 &13.

Tuesday, December 5
  • 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.

  • Feeding Winter Birds
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 6
  • Afterschool: Give and Give Back
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

  • Minecraft League
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up dates: November 1,8, 29 & December 6 &13.

Wednesday, December 13
  • Minecraft League
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up dates: November 1,8, 29 & December 6 &13.

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

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, December 19
  • 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.

 

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