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Program Updates & Information

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Introducing Hoopla BingePass!

There’s a new way to access content on Hoopla using your Charlotte Library card! Hoopla BingePass gives you unlimited access to great online content for 7 days – all with a single Hoopla borrow.

The new BingePass includes:

  • Hoopla Magazines: read the current issue of 50 popular magazines for all ages and interests, such as Elle, HGTV, Men’s Health, Popular Mechanics, Runner’s World, Time for Kids, Woman’s Day, and more.
  • The Great Courses Library Collection: explore more than 300 courses, each containing numerous lectures—all with one borrow.
  • More to come!

Find out more about how to access BingePass on our Online Resources page.

Explore Hoopla BingePass


Four blue coronavirus molecules.Operations Update

December 29- For the first two weeks of January, the library will limit visiting time and we ask that all visitors spend no more than 15 minutes in the building for book selection and check out.

December 23- In the ongoing interest of community health and well-being, the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees would like to remind all visitors to the library of our current COVID protocol.  The Library will continue to follow CDC guidelines (the latest information can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html and here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/daily-activities.html ).

We ask that all visitors to the library join the staff in the following safe practices:

  • Wearing a mask when indoors at the library regardless of vaccination status
  • Maintaining a safe distance from other people
  • Refraining from visiting the library if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

In addition, we ask that all follow the Vermont Department of Health guidelines for holiday gatherings.

We still maintain our Porch Pick-Up service so feel free to request any materials to be set out if you prefer not to enter the library.  You may request materials online through the library website, charlottepubliclibrary.org or by phone 802.425.3864 or via email at info@charlottepubiclibrary.org.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and best wishes for the New Year!


Book cover of "Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm 1822-1923" by David Holmes.  Black and white image of farmworkers leaning on apple barrels with a few men on ladders by apple trees. of In case you missed it

Watch the recording of David Holmes’  November 2 talk, On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm.

 


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

New & Upcoming Books

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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.

Friday, January 28
  • 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, January 31
  • Community Use: Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 1
  • Regeneration Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Sustainable Charlotte and the Charlotte Library are jointly hosting a book discussion of Paul Hawken's newest book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. We'll begin, via zoom, on January 18 at 7 pm and continue for the following 10 weeks. Each section of the book is filled with amazing information and deserves its own discussion. This is a hopeful book, filled with fascinating and inspiring stories of regenerative activities from around the world and anyone can find something that will urge them into some new action.

     As Jane Goodall writes in her foreword, 'Regeneration is a rebuttal to doomsayers who believe it is too late.'"

    For more information, please contact the library: info@charlottepubliclibrary.org or 802.425.3864.  Please register in advance by December 16: https://bit.ly/2ZRbbEp.

    For more information about Sustainable Charlotte, either go to the website at www.sustainablecharlottevt.org or contact Ruah Swennerfelt at ruahswennerfelt@gmail.com

     Copies of the book will be available at the library by December 22.

Wednesday, February 2
  • Exploring Color with Jonathan Silverman
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    This 1.5 hour visual art workshop will be an investigation of color. Simple prompts using such medium as watercolor, pastels, and colored markers and pencils will replenish the artist within for those familiar or unfamiliar in making art. Nature, music, and how various artists have used color will initiate our own discovery of color harmonies, juxtapositions, and movement. A supportive and joyful environment will emphasize process and surprises. Fee: $5 donation to cover materials.  Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Senior Center.  Please call the Charlotte Senior Center to register: 802.425.6345.

Friday, February 4
  • 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.

Tuesday, February 8
  • Regeneration Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Sustainable Charlotte and the Charlotte Library are jointly hosting a book discussion of Paul Hawken's newest book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. We'll begin, via zoom, on January 18 at 7 pm and continue for the following 10 weeks. Each section of the book is filled with amazing information and deserves its own discussion. This is a hopeful book, filled with fascinating and inspiring stories of regenerative activities from around the world and anyone can find something that will urge them into some new action.

     As Jane Goodall writes in her foreword, 'Regeneration is a rebuttal to doomsayers who believe it is too late.'"

    For more information, please contact the library: info@charlottepubliclibrary.org or 802.425.3864.  Please register in advance by December 16: https://bit.ly/2ZRbbEp.

    For more information about Sustainable Charlotte, either go to the website at www.sustainablecharlottevt.org or contact Ruah Swennerfelt at ruahswennerfelt@gmail.com

     Copies of the book will be available at the library by December 22.

Wednesday, February 9
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Book Discussion Group: "Splendid and the Vile"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.

    On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelvemonths, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end.

    In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." Itis a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama,set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports--some released only recently--Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary,who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph,and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's "Secret Circle,"to whom he turns in the hardest moments.

Thursday, February 10
  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Media Literacy Take 2
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register in advance

    We’re reviving our conversation from last fall.  There continues to be more opportunities for disinformation, declining trust in established news organizations, and increasing popularity of conspiracy theorists. 

    Join us for a conversation on media literacy with Adam Davidson, Chea Waters-Evans, and Jesse Wegman. Adam co-founded Planet Money and has been a staff reporter for the New York Times and the New Yorker. Chea has been reporting in and about Charlotte for over a decade, first with The Citizen and the Shelburne News,then The Charlotte News, and now at The Charlotte Bridge.  Jesse is an editorial board member of the New York Times. 

Friday, February 11
  • 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.

  • Seed Fever Garden Chat
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday, February 15
  • Regeneration Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Sustainable Charlotte and the Charlotte Library are jointly hosting a book discussion of Paul Hawken's newest book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. We'll begin, via zoom, on January 18 at 7 pm and continue for the following 10 weeks. Each section of the book is filled with amazing information and deserves its own discussion. This is a hopeful book, filled with fascinating and inspiring stories of regenerative activities from around the world and anyone can find something that will urge them into some new action.

     As Jane Goodall writes in her foreword, 'Regeneration is a rebuttal to doomsayers who believe it is too late.'"

    For more information, please contact the library: info@charlottepubliclibrary.org or 802.425.3864.  Please register in advance by December 16: https://bit.ly/2ZRbbEp.

    For more information about Sustainable Charlotte, either go to the website at www.sustainablecharlottevt.org or contact Ruah Swennerfelt at ruahswennerfelt@gmail.com

     Copies of the book will be available at the library by December 22.

Wednesday, February 16
  • Candidates Night
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Join the discussion: https://bit.ly/vote05445

    The Charlotte Grange, Charlotte Library and the Charlotte News are co-hosting the annual Candidates Night.  Please join us for conversation with the candidates on the Charlotte Town Meeting ballot. Each candidate will have a few minutes to present an opening statement, then the floor will be open for questions and discussion.   

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