Monday, May 20
  • Mystery Book Group: "Seneca Falls Inheritance"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    In the small town of Seneca Falls, New York, history was in the making. And so was murder... Amidst the bustle of the Women's Rights Convention of 1848, the independent, free-thinking town librarian Glynis Tryon is called on by Elizabeth Cady Stanton to help organize the historic event. But when a body turns up in the canal, Glynis puts her natural curiosity and her talent for sleuthing to work and takes a stand against a murderer. Copies available at the Charlotte Library.

  • "Walking Each Other Home"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

Tuesday, May 21
  • BabyTime
    9:00 am-10:00 am

  • Saving History: World Heritage Sites Preservation
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Description:Jim Donovan, Charlotte resident and Secretary General of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, shares some insights into the World Heritage Sites program in this illustrated, experiential talk. Learn what ICOMOS stands for, and what it and Jim’s committee do to assist in the selection and management of World Heritage Sites all around the world.

Friday, May 24
  • Film Showing: "My Father's Vietnam" @ Charlotte Grange Hall
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    A personal documentary about a public subject, "My Father's Vietnam" personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, "My Father's Vietnam" is the story of three soldiers, only one of whom returned home alive. Interviews with the filmmaker's Vietnam Veteran father, and the friends and family members of two men he served with who were killed there, give voice to individuals who continue to silently carry the psychological burdens of a war that ended over 40 years ago. "My Father's Vietnam" carries with it the potential to encourage audiences to broach the subjects of service and sacrifice with the veterans in their lives. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Grange

Monday, May 27
    All day

Tuesday, May 28
  • BabyTime
    9:00 am-10:00 am

  • Great Decisions: Decoding US-China Trade
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us for a discussion of this timely topic. Reading materials available at the Charlotte Library circulation desk.

    Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

Wednesday, May 29
  • Libby on the Porch
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Drop-in and learn how easy it is to use the Libby app on your mobile device to access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks with your library card. Reading enthusiast and book blogger Genevieve Trono and tech librarian Susanna Kahn will walk you through the process and share some of their favorite titles. Kids with you? There will be a snack and activity to keep them busy.

Thursday, May 30
  • Book Discussion Group: "The Contract Surgeon"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Thursday, June 06
  • Citizen Science on Safari
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Be a Citizen Scientist! You can make a difference by counting elephants, zebras, rhinos, and more! Help scientists understand the diversity and dynamics of wildlife populations across Africa by identifying wildlife caught on camera. From our library in Vermont, we will learn how to classify and record animal images to assist conservation groups in South Africa. No previous knowledge necessary. 4th grade and up. Registration required.

Wednesday, June 12
  • Men's Book Group: "What is the What"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man.  Copies available at the library circulation desk.

Monday, June 17
  • Mystery Book Group: "A Beautiful Blue Death"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door.
    One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead -- an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, June 19
  • Waste Warrior Training
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Are you a rampant recycler?
    Do you carry your banana peel home when you can’t find a compost bin?
    Are you on a mission to reduce waste and spread good fun in the process?

    If so, we want you! We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic, volunteer Waste Warriors to help bring our waste reduction mission to life at Charlotte community events.  Join us at this training and learn:

    • How to determine what goes into recycling and composting containers (It’s not always as easy as you think – there are a lot of different kinds of materials and products out there!)
    • How to communicate with attendees in ways that help them learn
    • How to help an event up their game in making sure as much as possible stays out of the landfill

Wednesday, June 26
  • iLearning: iPhone & iPad Tips & Tricks @ Charlotte Senior Center
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    Bring your iPad and/or iPad for some hands-on learning with Charlotte’s Tech Librarian, Susanna Kahn. Get tips on searching, organizing your apps, the share menu, helpful apps and more. There will be time for questions. Please bring your iPhone and/or iPad, preferably updated to latest iOS. This program is free. Registration is required.

Friday, June 28
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    A snake, an owl and a turtle will be visiting the library. VINS will tell us myth and legends about all three. All ages invited and no registration required. This program is made available thru a generous grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Monday, July 01
  • Very Merry Theatre presents Pinocchio
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    Enjoy Pinocchio on the library lawn. Please bring blankets, water and sunscreen. Rain location is the Charlotte Congregational Church.

Monday, July 08
  • Story Time for ages 8 and up
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Join us for an hour of books and fun with rockets, moon facts and Mars adventures. Please register.

Tuesday, July 09
  • Story Time at Adam's Berry Farm
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Meet us at the farm for a summer of stories and busy activities.

Wednesday, July 10
  • Story Time ages 5 -7
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Join us for an hour of books and creative play. The fun will include rockets, moon facts and Mars adventure.

  • Bird's of Vermont Family Program
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Utilizing the famous museum bird carvings, learn field marks and features to describe and identify Vermont's backyard birds. We will also learn how our observations help bird conservation. All ages welcome.

Thursday, July 11
  • Bake for Good
    9:00 am-1:30 pm

    Learn. Bake. Share. Join Charlotte librarians at the Charlotte Senior Center for our third annual baking session sponsored by King Arthur Flour. Kids and seniors learn how to bake delicious, nutritious rolls and share the bounty with the Senior Center and Community Food Shelf. Lunch provided. For seniors of all ages and children ages 9 & up. Registration required.

Monday, July 15
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • Story Time for ages 8 and up
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Join us for an hour of books and fun with rockets, moon facts and Mars adventures. Please register.

Tuesday, July 16
  • Story Time at Adam's Berry Farm
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Meet us at the farm for a summer of stories and busy activities.

Wednesday, July 17
  • Story Time ages 5 -7
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Join us for an hour of books and creative play. The fun will include rockets, moon facts and Mars adventure.

  • Men's Book Group: "Destiny of the Republic"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked James A. Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Friday, July 19
  • Instrument Petting Zoo with Mark Sustic
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Young Tradition Vermont, with support from the Mockingbird Foundation, will bring a collection of instruments for the express purpose of exploration. All ages welcome.