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Program Updates & Information

New Local History Site

The rich history of Charlotte, Vermont can now be viewed through photographs and documents from the collections of the Charlotte Library, the Charlotte Historical Society and the Town of Charlotte in an online collection. The site, Charlotte, Vermont Photos and Documents, includes images generously donated by Charlotte residents and compiled by local historians, and some records of the Town of Charlotte. It is a small but growing resource, with many more images to be added in the future.

Contact the Charlotte Library by email: info@charlottepubliclibrary.org or phone: 802-425-3864 if you have information related to items on the website, or if you have images you would like to share.

 Explore Charlotte’s History

Text: Zooming again Program Update

August 26. Due to the increase in COVID cases in Chittenden County and in alignment with guidelines from CDC, the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees determined that all public programs for the month of September will be held on Zoom, if possible and otherwise will be cancelled. Please feel free to contact the library with any questions or concerns. All registration information will be available in our calendar listings below. We appreciate your help and support as we all work to keep our community safe. The Charlotte Library Board will continue to monitor the COVID situation in Vermont and will update the community about future in-library programming.

The library is open for browsing, computer use, cooling off, and more. Please wear a mask when you visit.

Lime green life raft with dollar sign in the middleAssistance

There are currently multiple programs available for households who need assistance paying past due utility bills and reducing telephone and internet bills.  Some households may qualify for one or multiple programs:

New & Upcoming Books

Click on image to get full list of titles with descriptions and catalog links.

Fic & Non-Fic

Juvenile & YA

Picture Book & Early Reader

Upcoming Events

Registration is required for all Library programs. All programs take place on Zoom unless otherwise noted.  Please see program description for registration specifics. Questions? Send us an email. All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 26
  • Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880–1920
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register in advance
    Luis Vivanco explores the early history of the bicycle in Vermont, tied to important changes in industrial production, consumerism, and new cultural ideas about auto-mobility and effortless speed. A Speakers Bureau program from the Vermont Council on Humanities.

Tuesday, November 2
  • Book Talk: “On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm 1822-1923.”
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register in advance.
    David Holmes, author of On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm, 1822-1923, will discuss this new book, just published by the Center for Research on Vermont and the White River Press.

    The multi-generation Holmes farm was located on Lake Champlain just south of the Holmes Covered Bridge in Charlotte and featured one of New England's largest apple orchards and the breeding and racing of Morgan horses. The farm ended with foreclosure after 101 years of existence. The book is the only case study of a Vermont farm over this span of time and reflects an important chapter of Vermont and Charlotte history.

    The presentation will provide insights into the founding of the farm, life on the farm and in Charlotte, and the challenges and stresses that led to its demise in 1923. Rare photographs from the early 1900s are included in the presentation.

Wednesday, November 3
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register in advance.
    Join Charlotte resident and best-selling author Jessica Lahey to discuss The Addiction Inoculation, a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children. The guidelines are age-appropriate and actionable—from navigating a child’s risk for addiction, to interpreting signs of early abuse, to advice for broaching difficult conversations with children. Registration required for Zoom link.

Thursday, November 4
  • Book Discussion Group: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.
    Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, November 10
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Don't Get Scammed
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm