Friday, May 20
  • 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.

Saturday, May 21
  • Pollinator Potential Workshop
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Do you want to promote and protect pollinators in your garden and yard? Chloe Silverman from the Charlotte Energy Committee is leading a family-fun workshop to create wildflower seed balls and Mason Bee "hotels". All materials supplied.

Wednesday, May 25
  • Coding Club
    2:15 pm-3:30 pm

    Please contact Christian Asquith for more information: christinaasquith@gmail.com

  • Community Use: Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

  • Book Discussion Group: "West with Giraffes"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.
    Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave....It's 1938....The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to become Southern California's first giraffes. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world's first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes.

Thursday, May 26
  • After School Maker Challenge: Let it Fly!
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    Register in advance for this in-person event. 
    Let’s make catapults, paper airplanes and more!  How far can your catapult launch a marshmallow? How long does your airplane stay in the air?  Join Susanna and Charlie for some flying object fun! For 4th grade and up.

Friday, May 27
  • 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, May 30
  • Library Closed: Holiday
    All day

Wednesday, June 1
  • Story Time at the Adam's Berry Farm
    10:30 am-11:15 am

    Join Cheryl for stories and crafts at the Adam's Berry Farm, 985 Bingham Brook Road

  • Coding Club
    2:15 pm-3:30 pm

    Please contact Christian Asquith for more information: christinaasquith@gmail.com

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

Friday, June 3
  • 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.

Saturday, June 4
  • Three Sisters (Corn, Beans and Squash) Story Telling and Make a Seed Medallion
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join Katie Devoid and her mother, Karen Tuininga, Charlotte residents and of Ojibwe and Ottawa heritage to learn about the Three Sisters. Both active gardeners, they will tell stories of the Three Sisters and lead us in the making of seed medallions. You will go home with a kit of seeds and instructions to grow your own Three Sisters at home. Registration required via Eventbrite.

Tuesday, June 7
  • "Fierce Little Thing" Book Discussion with Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
    7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Register for in-person attendance
    Register for Zoom link
    The author joins us for a discussion of her latest novel, described by the New York Journal Review of Books as "[c]aptivating, thoughtful, and tense, a great read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and complex puzzles." Copies of the book available at the library circulation desk.

Wednesday, June 8
  • Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Senior Center
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    If you or someone you love is experiencing vision loss, it is still possible to enjoy reading with some simple adaptations. Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired hares the variety of large print, digital and audio resources that are available to help you to access print. You can access these resources through smart devices like an iPad, or smart phone. Less high-tech solutions include large print books and audiobooks players that can be obtained through the ABLE library (A branch of the state library system). VABVI Is a nonprofit that can also help you to get magnifiers, or teach you how to use smart devices to access print. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Senior Center. This program takes place at the Senior Center; no registration necessary.

  • Coding Club
    2:15 pm-3:30 pm

    Please contact Christian Asquith for more information: christinaasquith@gmail.com

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

Thursday, June 9
  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Grange on the Green: The Hokum Brothers
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

     The Charlotte Grange and Charlotte Library invite you to the Town Green for the debut of our second season of live music! The Hokum Brothers open the series with music and vaudeville for all ages. Bring a picnic supper or grab a pizza from Stone's Throw to enjoy with the show.
    Grange on the Green sponsors: Cumbancha, Teachers Tree Service and Philo Ridge Farm

Friday, June 10
  • 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, June 14
  • Story Time at Adam's Berry Farm
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Join Cheryl at Adam's Berry Farm for an hour of books and a craft. No registration required 985 Bingham Brook Road, Charlotte, Vermont

  • Film & Discussion: "My Garden of a Thousand Bees"
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    In-person event.
    Join us for a showing and discussion of the PBS film about a wildlife filmmaker who spends his time during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden and discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family. No registration.

Wednesday, June 15
  • Coding Club
    2:15 pm-3:30 pm

    Please contact Christian Asquith for more information: christinaasquith@gmail.com

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

  • Gelli Print Making with Marcia Volger
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

  • Men's Book Discussion: All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Join the discussion.
    All the Pretty Horses tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons—beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. 

Thursday, June 16
  • Walking and Biking in Charlotte — A Community Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    A hybrid program
    Register to attend via Zoom
    No registration necessary for in-person attendance
    The Charlotte Trails and Energy Committees, in partnership with Local Motion, will present findings from a recent community survey focused on walking and biking in Charlotte followed by a community discussion on walking and biking, and how the town can become a better place to walk and bike.

Friday, June 17
  • 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, June 20
  • Mystery Book Group: Poe Short Stories
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join the meeting.
    This month we're reading selections by Edgar Allan Poe.  The short story packet is available at the circulation desk and includes "The Black Cat," "The Telltale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Pit & the Pendulum."
    UVM Professor emeritus and Poe scholar Sidney Poger joins us to share his expertise.

Tuesday, June 21
  • Make Music Day
    4:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Vermont Make Music Day is part of World Music Day on June 21. Musicians of all ages from all over the world play music for their communities, celebrating how music crosses borders and brings people together. Find out more about the overall event .

    Join us as Charlotte Makes Music, for a free celebration of music. We are offering an opportunity for anyone to share their music indoors at the Charlotte Senior Center from 1 to 4 p.m. & outdoors on the Charlotte Library porch from 4 to 8 p.m.

    If you are interested in making music at the senior center between 1-4p.m., please contact Lori York at LYork@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org 
    If you would like to sign up for a time slot to play music on the Charlotte Library porch between 4-8 p.m., please contact charlottegrangevt@gmail.com.

    A joint program with the Charlotte Grange, Charlotte Library and Charlotte Senior Center.

Wednesday, June 22
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

     
    An in-person program
    Super Power Critters
    Faster than a speeding car, able to leap tall fences in a single bound… LOOK! It’s an animal superhero! Discover the amazing adaptations animals have to be the heroes of the natural world. Get up close with our live animal ambassadors, and other amazing artifacts. You will walk away with the power to be a champion of nature.
    Live animals will include a bird of prey and snake or turtle!
    This will be an outdoor program. No registration necessary.

  • Fraud Prevention
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    If you use the internet, it is important to know how to keep your accounts secure and your information safe. Learn to recognize and avoid online scams, steps to take to protect yourself from identity theft, and what to do if you think you've been scammed. Presented by tech librarian, Susanna Kahn. This program takes place at the Charlotte Senior Center; no registration necessary.

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

  • Book Discussion Group
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Thursday, June 23
  • Book Discussion: "We Contain Multitudes"
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Friday, June 24
  • 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, June 28
  • Build a BioCube
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Look for biodiversity in a cubic foot of space. A Biocube is a cubic-foot-square frame that you can place anywhere you want to investigate – in a tree, on top of grass, halfway in water, you name it. After constructing a biocube at the Charlotte Library, you will collect, identify, and return the life that you find, getting a chance to investigate the question, "What kind of life can you find in one cubic foot of space?" Observations can be posted on inaturalist.org or on the inaturalist app or simply on a recording sheet available at the library.

  • Summer Reading Gems with Genevieve
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Summer reading is not just for kids! Book blogger and reading enthusiast Genevieve Trono (aka GentheBookworm) will share some recommendations with us on the library porch. Find out about new releases and some old favorites and get excited about books! Make it a conversation and add your own suggestions to the mix. If you haven’t had time to read, are in a reading rut, or want some people to talk to about your latest read, this is for you! We will also review the various ways to access physical and virtual books from the library. See you on the porch! No registration required.   

Wednesday, June 29
  • Four Winds Nature Walk
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Four Winds Nature Institute is a non-profit organization advancing the understanding, appreciation, and protection of the environment through community-based natural science education and research. Ellen Gawarkiewicz is a Four Winds Teacher/Naturalist who delights in finding wonder in nearby nature. Join Ellen on a nature walk at Pease Mountain Natural Area. We'll focus on different senses to explore who's blooming and who's buzzing, who's wiggling and who's waddling, who's swimming and who's singing.

  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Chris Davis and Karina Warshaw, Town of Charlotte Emergency Management Director and Coordinator respectively, explain the details of emergency preparation.  Learn how you and your family can get ready for various situations, how to develop an emergency plan, put together a GO-bag, ID your property and what resources are available to help you.  Presented by the Charlotte Senior Center and Charlotte Library.  This program takes place at the Senior Center, no registration.

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

Friday, July 1
  • 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.

Wednesday, July 6
  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

Friday, July 8
  • 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, July 11
  • 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 Monday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

Tuesday, July 12
  • Summer Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us on the Charlotte Library porch for summertime stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 5 and over.

Wednesday, July 13
  • Project Micro
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join Jan Schwarz of Project Micro to study sand from all corners of the globe and other treasure from the sea. Registration required, ages 7 and up.

  • Knitting Drop-In @ the Library
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Swing by for knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill! Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and is excited about growing the in-person community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects, and will be working on a knitting project as well.

Thursday, July 14
  • Grange on the Green
    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Friday, July 15
  • 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, July 18
  • 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 Monday morning play based learning on the Charlotte Library porch. Ages 3 and 4. 

  • Mystery Book Group: "Murder on Brittany Shores"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder.

    Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye.

    Hard copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. 

Tuesday, July 19
  • Summer Story Time
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us on the Charlotte Library porch for summertime stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 5 and over.