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Updates

Home Test Kits

The Library has free  Covid-19 Home antigen test kits provided by the VT Department of Health.  Please call or ask at the circulation desk for a kit. 


Route 7 Resurfacing Project

A Vermont Agency of Transportation two-year roadway resurfacing project occurring along U.S. Route 7 through Charlotte, Shelburne and South Burlington will begin on July 31, 2022.  Find out more and receive updates.

New & Upcoming Books

Click on tabs to view lists.  Use arrows to scroll though list. Select “View More” to see list in the library catalog. 

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.

Friday, August 12
  • 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, August 15
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Inland Sea"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us at the library to discuss this local mystery!

    Set in a sequestered part of Lake Champlain known as the Inland Sea, this book is about the people and families who have spent their lives there. Paul Brearley, part owner of Osprey Island, is a handsome, athletic, successful young minister with a beautiful wife and son. In 1990, he suddenly disappears, presumed drowned. Eighteen years later, in 2008, his body, shot dead, is found nearby propped up in a campground lean-to, as if resting from a long walk.

    The detective in charge, Fred Davis, is 53, divorced, and just two years from retirement. He knows the lake as well as anyone and dives in to solving Paul’s murder and disappearance. What was Paul doing for 18 years? Who shot him? As the investigation develops, Fred finds himself unraveling a web of small events that lead him back in time to a single moment, a boating accident in 1972. This is where our story begins. 

    Hard copies available at the library circulation desk.

Wednesday, August 17
  • Garden Circle
    4:30 pm-6:00 pm

    This group of volunteer garden caretakers got off to astrong start in July and will continue to meet on the first and third Wednesdayof each month.  Led by Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton, they providetender loving care and maintenance to the educational gardens surrounding theLibrary: the large Rain Garden along the east side, the Welcome Garden on thesouth end of the building, and the Food Garden behind Quinlan School.  Tojoin the Garden Circle and get in on the fun, write to  Seed@charlottepubliclibrary.org. Come every time or as your schedule allows.  No particular skills necessary-just an interest in gardens and willingness to get down and a little dirty whenneeded.  Exchange garden experiences and tips as we work together in thissatisfying way to support the Library.  No registration.

Thursday, August 18
  • 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.

Friday, August 19
  • 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, August 22
  • Kindergarten Library Card Party
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    We are excited we can once again host our annual Kindergarten Library Card Party. All incoming Kindergartners and their parents are invited to stop by the Charlotte Library, enjoy some snacks, meet new friends and, most importantly, sign up for their very own library card.

Friday, August 26
  • 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.

Thursday, September 1
  • 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.

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