Friday, August 12
  • 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, August 15
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Inland Sea"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join us at the library to discuss this local mystery!

    Set in a sequestered part of Lake Champlain known as the Inland Sea, this book is about the people and families who have spent their lives there. Paul Brearley, part owner of Osprey Island, is a handsome, athletic, successful young minister with a beautiful wife and son. In 1990, he suddenly disappears, presumed drowned. Eighteen years later, in 2008, his body, shot dead, is found nearby propped up in a campground lean-to, as if resting from a long walk.

    The detective in charge, Fred Davis, is 53, divorced, and just two years from retirement. He knows the lake as well as anyone and dives in to solving Paul’s murder and disappearance. What was Paul doing for 18 years? Who shot him? As the investigation develops, Fred finds himself unraveling a web of small events that lead him back in time to a single moment, a boating accident in 1972. This is where our story begins. 

    Hard copies available at the library circulation desk.

Wednesday, August 17
  • Garden Circle
    4:30 pm-6:00 pm

    This group of volunteer garden caretakers got off to astrong start in July and will continue to meet on the first and third Wednesdayof each month.  Led by Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton, they providetender loving care and maintenance to the educational gardens surrounding theLibrary: the large Rain Garden along the east side, the Welcome Garden on thesouth end of the building, and the Food Garden behind Quinlan School.  Tojoin the Garden Circle and get in on the fun, write to  Seed@charlottepubliclibrary.org. Come every time or as your schedule allows.  No particular skills necessary-just an interest in gardens and willingness to get down and a little dirty whenneeded.  Exchange garden experiences and tips as we work together in thissatisfying way to support the Library.  No registration.

Thursday, August 18
  • Short Story Selections
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Register in advance for the Zoom link.
    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories are available at the library circulation desk or via email.
    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Senior Center.

Friday, August 19
  • 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, August 22
  • Kindergarten Library Card Party
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    We are excited we can once again host our annual Kindergarten Library Card Party. All incoming Kindergartners and their parents are invited to stop by the Charlotte Library, enjoy some snacks, meet new friends and, most importantly, sign up for their very own library card.

Friday, August 26
  • 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.

Thursday, September 1
  • Short Story Selections
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Register in advance for the Zoom link.
    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories are available at the library circulation desk or via email.
    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Senior Center.

Friday, September 2
  • 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, September 5
  • Library Closed: Holiday
    All day

Thursday, September 8
  • Community Use: Charlotte 4-H Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Grange on the Green: Will Patton Trio
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Braziliansambas and folk waltzes, gentle choros and hot Gypsy jazz, a musical journeyfrom a Parisian bistro to a plaza in the heart of Rio.
      
    Grange on the Green sponsors: Cumbancha, Teachers Tree Service, Philo Ridge Farm. 

Friday, September 9
  • 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, September 12
  • Hands On Rokeby
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Friday, September 16
  • 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, September 19
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Plot"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot.

    Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told.

    In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says.

    As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his “sure thing” of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?

    Hard copies available at the library circulation desk.

Wednesday, September 21
  • Men's Book Discussion: "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Join the discussion.
    The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Thursday, September 22
  • Book Discussion Group: " March" by Geraldine Brooks
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Register for the discussion in advance.
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize – a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord.

    From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story “filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man” (Sue Monk Kidd). With “pitch-perfect writing” (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks’s place as a renowned author of historical fiction.

Friday, September 23
  • 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, September 27
  • Wilding Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Register here.

    Wilding: Returning Nature to our Farm by Isabella Tree
    A six-week discussion series based on this recent book.  Wilding is an inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left
    to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. Copies to check out or purchase at the library circulation desk.
    Co-sponsored by Sustainable Charlotte

Wednesday, September 28
  • Want to be a Fraud Fighter?
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) to hear about the latest scams & scam prevention strategies. Topics covered:
    • Top 10 Scams reported in 2021
    • Consumer complaint trends and community impacts of CAP
    • Deeper dive into Imposter, Free Money and Phishing Scams
    • Managing Robocalls

    Learn to spot markers of a scam and to make the appropriate response. Be able to share your knowledge with others. Time for questions. Handouts included.

    The Consumer Assistance Program provides a free impartial letter mediation service, takes scam reports to record scam trends, and provides education and awareness outreach to Vermonters. If you need immediate assistance, please call the CAP hotline at (800) 649-2424. 

Friday, September 30
  • 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, October 4
  • Wilding Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Register here.

    Wilding: Returning Nature to our Farm by Isabella Tree
    A six-week discussion series based on this recent book.  Wilding is an inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left
    to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. Copies to check out or purchase at the library circulation desk.
    Co-sponsored by Sustainable Charlotte

Friday, October 7
  • 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, October 11
  • Wilding Book Discussion
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Register here.

    Wilding: Returning Nature to our Farm by Isabella Tree
    A six-week discussion series based on this recent book.  Wilding is an inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left
    to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. Copies to check out or purchase at the library circulation desk.
    Co-sponsored by Sustainable Charlotte