Monday, September 02
  • LIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
    All day

Wednesday, September 11
  • Men's Book Group: Boomerang
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Thursday, September 12
  • Library Book Discussion: "Overhead in a Balloon"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    These twelve stories are set in Paris, Mavis Gallant’s adopted home, a city whose nuances she brings to life through a wide range of characters: squabbling writers, bewildered parents, scheming art dealers, beleaguered tenants, and feckless drifters. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Friday, September 13
  • Roald Dahl Day
    All day

Monday, September 16
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Complaints" by Ian Rankin
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Nobody likes The Complaints--they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's a department known within the force as "The Dark Side," and it's where Malcolm Fox works. He's a serious man with a father in a nursing home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship, frustrating problems about which he cannot seem to do anything.
    Then the reluctant Fox is given a new case. There's a cop named Jamie Breck, and he's dirty. The problem is, no one can prove it. As Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks--dangerous knowledge, especially when a vicious murder takes place far too close to home. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, September 17
  • Does Sugar Have a Spell on You?
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Does Sugar Have a Spell on You?

    Dr. Andrea Grayson, a professor in UVM’s Master of Public Health program, talkd about our complicated relationship with sugar and refined carbohydrates. It’s a relationship we’d prefer to deny since sugar is a reliable source of pleasure and reward. If it weren’t for the destruction it wages inside our bodies, it wouldn’t really matter. The truth is that eating sugar and refined carbohydrates disrupts our hormones and gut microbiome, creating inflammation and setting the stage for numerous chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancers. But breaking up is hard to do! Learn about how and why you just might want to try—even if you think you’ve got it under control.

Wednesday, September 18
  • Citizen Scientists on Safari @ Charlotte Senior Center*
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    Learn how to assist wildlife biologists in Africa right here in Charlotte. Help scientists understand the diversity and dynamics of wildlife populations across South Africa by identifying animals caught on camera. Join the “Zooniverse”, the world’s largest platform for people-powered research, to learn how to classify and record animal images while improving your computer skills. No previous experience necessary. Laptops provided. Please register at the Senior Center, 425-6345.

Thursday, September 19
  • After School Program: Snapshot Safari*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Warthogs, lions and rhinos, oh my! Assist wildlife biologists in Africa from right here at the library! Help scientists understand the diversity and dynamics of wildlife populations across South Africa by identifying animals caught on camera. Be a citizen scientist and learn how to classify and record animal images as part of the “Zooniverse” team. If you love animals, this program is for you! No previous experience necessary. 4th grade and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, September 24
  • Great Decisions: Cyber Conflict & Geopolitics
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?

Wednesday, September 25
  • Tie Dye and Slime After School
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Get messy at the library at this fun after school workshop. We will make some star galaxy slime and a custom made tie dye t-shirt. Grades 3 and up. Please register.

Thursday, September 26
  • In Our Own Voice: NAMI Presentation
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    “In Our Own Voice” is an educational and recovery-oriented presentation given by trained presenters who are living full and productive lives while personally overcoming the challenges of their mental health condition(s). This program will provide the community with practical, useful information about mental health.

    The presentation takes 60-90 minutes and is intimate and candid. It includes a short video, personal testimony and a question and answer period that allows for honest and open dialogue. Presenters engage audiences with their brave and gripping personal journeys. They touch on the various phases of recovery including “What happened,” “What helps,” and “What’s next.”

Monday, September 30
  • Youth Chess Club
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    After school chess club at the library with Ajat Tariyal. Grades 3 and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 01
  • Kinder/1st Grade Story Hour
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Ride the bus to the Charlotte Library for a fun-filled hour of snack, books and activities. Registration required.

Monday, October 07
  • Youth Chess Club
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    After school chess club at the library with Ajat Tariyal. Grades 3 and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 08
  • Kinder/1st Grade Story Hour
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Ride the bus to the Charlotte Library for a fun-filled hour of snack, books and activities. Registration required.

  • Great Decisions: The U.S. & Mexico: Partnership Tested
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?

Thursday, October 10
  • Book Group
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Molly Millwood's "To Have and To Hold".

Monday, October 14
  • Youth Chess Club
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    After school chess club at the library with Ajat Tariyal. Grades 3 and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 15
  • Kinder/1st Grade Story Hour
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Ride the bus to the Charlotte Library for a fun-filled hour of snack, books and activities. Registration required.

Monday, October 21
  • Mystery Book Group: Norwegian By Night
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.
    When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can't speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both.
    An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero, Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man still trying to come to terms with the tragedies of his life. Compelling and sophisticated, it is both a chase through the woods thriller and an emotionally haunting novel about ageing and regret. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • Youth Chess Club
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    After school chess club at the library with Ajat Tariyal. Grades 3 and up. Registration required.

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