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Program Updates & Information

Library Update

August 3, 2021

Due to the increase in COVID cases, the CDC has issued new masking recommendations. As our policy throughout the pandemic has been to follow their guidance, we are now asking all library patrons, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors. As always, we appreciate your commitment to keeping our community safe.

Signed,
Charlotte Library Staff and Board of Trustees

  • 25 people may visit the library at one time.
  • Visitors may stay for up to one hour.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the library.
  • Masks will be available in the library entryway for patrons use.

Please contact the library if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!


Get Connected

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.


 

New & Upcoming Books

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Fic & Non-Fic

Juvenile & YA

Picture Book & Early Reader
 

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, August 4
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

Thursday, August 5
  • Friends Book Discussion: "The Murmur of Bees"
    7:30 pm-8:45 pm

    From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an astonishing novel—her first to be translated into English—about a mysterious child with the power to change a family’s history in a country on the verge of revolution.

    From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can—visions of all that’s yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of bees and living to deliver his adoptive family from threats—both human and those of nature—Simonopio’s purpose in Linares will, in time, be divined.

    Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in the unbelievable.


    Please register in advance.

Friday, August 6
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

  • Garden Chat
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join Seed Library coordinators, Karen and Linda, to connect with fellow local food gardeners, both new and experienced, --to share questions/advice, problems and pleasures from the garden.  What’s happening in yours these days?  If you’ve got questions, maybe others will have suggestions. Registration required for Zoom link: https://bit.ly/GardenChatAugust

Monday, August 9
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

Wednesday, August 11
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

Friday, August 13
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

Monday, August 16
  • Mystery Book Group: "Henrietta Who?" by Catherine Aird
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Early one morning in the quiet English village of Larking, the body of a woman named Mrs. Jenkins is found in the road. Miles away, her daughter, Henrietta, receives the bad news while working in the university library. Poor Mrs. Jenkins appears to have been the victim of a horrible car accident. When an autopsy proves not only that this was no accident but also that Mrs. Jenkins had never had a child, young Henrietta’s life is thrown upside down. If she’s not Mrs. Jenkins’s daughter, then who is she? It’s up to Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire police force to bring the murderer to justice—and a sense of order back to Henrietta’s life. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

Wednesday, August 18
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

  • BLUE Certification Presentation
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Lake Champlain Sea Grant partners with BLUE, an innovative program that certifies homes, businesses, and institutions as watershed friendly. Learn how you can take part as the crew from the Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM shares the details of this innovative program that helps us help the lake.

Friday, August 20
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

Monday, August 23
  • Summer Meal Pick-up
    10:30 am-11:00 am

    To order meals in advance for pick up or delivery: http://bit.ly/CharlotteRemoteMeals
    See more details

  • Kindergarten Card Party
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    New Kindergartner's are invited to the Charlotte Library to receive their very own library card. This is an annual library event. This year it will be on the library porch with an opportunity to play lawn games, meet fellow new Kindergarten students and make some crafts. The Quinlan one-room schoolhouse may also be open for touring. Please send Cheryl an email ahead of time @ youth@charlottepubliclibrary.org with your child's name and address and we will have the new library cards available for pick-up.

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