Welcome to the Charlotte Library

Updates

Save the date! Friends of the Library Porch Book Sale
Sunday, July 14
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 High quality books at bargain prices!


Book Sale Donation Collection

Your book donations make the Book Sale possible.

Book drop-off dates:

  • Tuesdays, June 25 & July 9: 11am – 2pm
  • Wednesdays, June 26 & July 10: 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, June 29: 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday, July 11: 3pm – 5pm

Guidelines

  • Please drop off books only at the times specified above.
  • Bring gently used, recent or classic books to the back door of the Library adjacent to the Program Room.
  • We don’t accept mass paperback books (the small ones), text books, reference books, older cookbooks or older travel books.
  • Current cookbooks and travel books are accepted.
  • Donations limited to 2 boxes/ bags per person. 

Many thanks for your donations and for following the guidelines!

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

Please see the program description for registration specifics.  Questions? Send us an emailAll Library programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, June 24
  • Music with Chris and Lisa on the Porch
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Music on the library porch with Chris Gribnau and Lisa Henry. All ages encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, June 25
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us at the Charlotte Library for preschool stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 2 and over. 

Wednesday, June 26
  • Preschool Free Play
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Play in the preschool years enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as to use and develop their imagination and creativity. We'll be exploring the sensory table, sorting, playing with blocks, play dough..... these are a few of the open ended projects planned for Wednesday morning play based learning at the Charlotte Library. 

  • Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

     Raptor Road Trip If you had wings like a hawk, where would you fly? Birds of prey are found all over the world, in all kinds of environments—so why don’t we follow them! Join us on an imagined journey across the United States, and encounter some resident raptors in their ecosystems. We’ll learn about the habitat needs of each species, as well as their range and behavior in the wild. Who knows whoooo we’ll encounter?

  • Book Chat
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Join Margaret at the library 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.

  • Garden Circle
    4:30 pm-6:00 pm

  • Crochet & Knit Night
    5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Stop by for a casual session of crocheting and chatting, knitting and catching up. Bring your project or start a new one with yarn and needles available at the Library, along with plenty of books to instruct and inspire. For teens and adults.

  • Men's Book Discussion: "Oath & Honor"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Join the discussion.
    In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican officials, intentionally breached their oath to the Constitution: they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on our Capitol.   Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican officials to take a stand against these efforts, witnessed the attack first-hand, and then helped lead the Congressional Select Committee investigation into how it happened.
    Copies available at the library circulation desk.

Thursday, June 27
  • Baby Time
    9:30 am-10:30 am

  • Grange on the Green: Will Patton Quartet
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Manouche jazz and Brazilian styles as well as straight up bebop and many original compositions on the Charlotte Town Green.
    Rain location: The Charlotte Senior Center

    Concert sponsor: Cumbancha 

    Hosted by the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Grange with thanks to our concert series sponsors Otter Creek Awnings and Shearer Audi-VW-Acura.

Friday, June 28
  • Library Garden Circle
    8:30 am-10:00 am

    Do you enjoy tending gardens and seeing them respond under your care? Like friendly conversation while you pull weeds? Appreciate learning from others' gardening experience and sharing your own? The Garden Circle of volunteers who tend the Library's educational gardens would love to have you join our Friday morning group work sessions, 8:30-10:00 starting May 31. Experienced and new gardeners welcome. All you need is interest and willingness to get a bit dirty sometimes! Come every time or as often as you can. Sign up at Seeds@charlottepubliclibrary.org, and we'll contact you if plans change due to weather etc. Join the fun and have the satisfaction of tending these very special public gardens. Coordinated by Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton, Garden Stewards.

Saturday, June 29
  • Stillwater Meditation @ Library
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Poetry and meditation are offered freely and in person to the delightful community of Charlotte, Vermont! You are invited for quiet reflection, contemplation, and gentle meditation instruction. Respect for all beings & faiths is a foundational quality of our time together. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome.

  • Let's LEGO!
    10:00 am-1:30 pm

    Drop-in for LEGO free play! We'll have loads of LEGO bricks out along with some books and prompts for inspiration. For ALL ages. Please note children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Music with Zachary DeFranco
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Enjoy old time and Irish music performed by Zachary DeFranco. He'll take time to discuss the instrument history as well as the history of the tunes being played.

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