Tuesday, October 26
  • Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880–1920
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Register in advance
    Luis Vivanco explores the early history of the bicycle in Vermont, tied to important changes in industrial production, consumerism, and new cultural ideas about auto-mobility and effortless speed. A Speakers Bureau program from the Vermont Council on Humanities.

Tuesday, November 2
  • Book Talk: “On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm 1822-1923.”
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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    David Holmes, author of On Being a Vermonter and the Rise and Fall of the Holmes Farm, 1822-1923, will discuss this new book, just published by the Center for Research on Vermont and the White River Press.

    The multi-generation Holmes farm was located on Lake Champlain just south of the Holmes Covered Bridge in Charlotte and featured one of New England's largest apple orchards and the breeding and racing of Morgan horses. The farm ended with foreclosure after 101 years of existence. The book is the only case study of a Vermont farm over this span of time and reflects an important chapter of Vermont and Charlotte history.

    The presentation will provide insights into the founding of the farm, life on the farm and in Charlotte, and the challenges and stresses that led to its demise in 1923. Rare photographs from the early 1900s are included in the presentation.

Wednesday, November 3
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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    Join Charlotte resident and best-selling author Jessica Lahey to discuss The Addiction Inoculation, a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children. The guidelines are age-appropriate and actionable—from navigating a child’s risk for addiction, to interpreting signs of early abuse, to advice for broaching difficult conversations with children. Registration required for Zoom link.

Thursday, November 4
  • Book Discussion Group: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.
    Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, November 10
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Don't Get Scammed
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Monday, November 15
  • Mystery Book Group: "Looking for Rachel Wallace" by Robert B. Parker
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join the discussion on Zoom.
    Rachel Wallace is a woman who writes and speaks her mind. She has made a lot of enemies -- enemies who threaten her life. Spenser is the tough guy with a macho code of honor, hired to protect a woman who thinks that code is obsolete.

    Privately, they will never see eye to eye. That's why she fires him. But when Rachel vanishes, Spenser rattles skeletons in blue-blooded family closets, tangles with the Klan and fights for her right to be exactly what she is. He is ready to lay his life on the line to find Rachel Wallace.
     

Wednesday, November 17
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Men's Book Discussion: "All the Light We Cannot See"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join the Zoom discussion.

    Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

    From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

     
    Books are available at the library.

Thursday, November 25
  • LIBRARY CLOSED: Thanksgiving Holiday
    All day

Friday, November 26
  • LIBRARY CLOSED: Thanksgiving Holiday
    All day

Wednesday, December 1
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday, December 8
  • Girl Scout Meeting
    4:15 pm-5:30 pm

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

Monday, December 20