Tuesday, April 24
  • Great Decisions: Waning of Pax Americana
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us for discussion about this historic shift away from the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention

Wednesday, April 25
  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    Our meetings continue with a special showing of "Look & See: A Portrai of Wendell Berry" at Shelburne Farms. Shot across four seasons of farming, this documentary features interviews and observations about writer Wendell Berry's agrarian lifestyle.

Friday, April 27
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, May 01
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

Wednesday, May 02
  • Emerald Ash Borer: Be Prepared!
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Emerald Ash Borer – Be Prepared!

    Charlotte Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck will speak about the Emerald Ash Borer. EAB has very recently been detected in Orange County and is expected to eventually reach Charlotte. When it arrives we can expect ash tree mortality of close to 100%. Mark will explain how to detect EAB, what the Town is doing to prepare, and what individual land owners can do to preserve select specimens.

Thursday, May 03
  • THINK Tank: Strobe Goggles*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Learn about visual perception with motorized goggles made by you! For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 04
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, May 07
  • Protecting Your Computer from Malware & Spyware for Mac Users
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    What is malware and spyware? Learn the difference and find out what you can do to protect your computer and your personal information. This program is specific to Mac users. Please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one (limited availability). Space is limited, please register.

Tuesday, May 08
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

Wednesday, May 09
  • Protecting Your Computer from Malware & Spyware for Windows Users*
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    What is malware and spyware? Learn the difference and find out what you can do to protect your computer and your personal information. This program is specific to Windows (PC) users. Please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one (limited availability). Space is limited, please register.

  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    An on-going series to discuss the essays, fiction and poetry of Wendell Berry. Each session will focus on readings selected by the facilitator for that session. Join us for an informal discussion about this champion of local agriculture and community. Please contact the library for information about upcoming readings.

Thursday, May 10
  • THINK Tank: Shoe Design Challenge*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Take the shoe design challenge!  We’ll design, create and test some footwear.  Can your creation make it through the obstacle course in style? For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 11
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, May 15
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • Great Decisions: Russia's Foreign Policy
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

Thursday, May 17
  • THINK Tank: Cryptography*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Learn the science of decoding messages and its importance in history.  Solve some cryptography puzzles and create your own secret messages. For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 18
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

  • Burlington Songwriters Group
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Monday, May 21
  • Mystery Book Group: "The Secret Place"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    A hint of the supernatural spices the latest from a mystery master as two detectives try to probe the secrets teenage girls keep—and the lies they tell—after murder at a posh boarding school...Everyone is this meticulously crafted novel might be playing—or being played by—everyone else. Join us for coffee & conversation about Tana French's fifth in the Dublin Murder Squad series. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, May 22
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • Great Decisions: China's Geopolitics
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions? What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?

Wednesday, May 23
  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    An on-going series to discuss the essays, fiction and poetry of Wendell Berry. Each session will focus on readings selected by the facilitator for that session. Join us for an informal discussion about this champion of local agriculture and community. Please contact the library for information about upcoming readings.

Thursday, May 24
  • THINK Tank: H2O Challenge*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    What does it take to make water safe for drinking? Work with your team to design and create a water filter. For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 25
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, May 28
  • LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day
    All day

Tuesday, May 29
  • BabyTime!
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Description:Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We'll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

  • Songs, Tunes & Stories from Northeast England
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm


    Mike Walker, Casey Burger and Wayne Lauden take a journey through Northumbria, from Roman and Viking invaders to the engine room of the industrial revolution through stories, song,  tunes and slides.

Wednesday, May 30
  • Vermont Holocaust Memorial @ Carpenter-Carse
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Vermont Holocaust Memorial (VTHM) speakers will share family stories and discuss the importance of studying Holocaust history as a means of promoting tolerance and respect for all.   Knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against ignorance, intolerance and fear. By sharing stories of survival, and teaching their invaluable lessons learned, VTHM (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) envisions a time when prejudice, bigotry and hate are replaced by respect for all.  Additional information can be found on the Vermont Holocaust Memorial website: www.holocaustmemorial-vt.org

Thursday, May 31
  • THINK Tank: Paper Circuits*
    3:15 pm-4:15 pm

    Make light up circuits on a piece of paper!  Conductive tape, a battery and LEDs will light up your card or folded paper creation. For 4th-8th grade.

    Registration required.  Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May.  For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, June 01
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, June 05
  • Great Decisions: Media & Foreign Policy
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

Wednesday, June 06
  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    An on-going series to discuss the essays, fiction and poetry of Wendell Berry. Each session will focus on readings selected by the facilitator for that session. Join us for an informal discussion about this champion of local agriculture and community. Please contact the library for information about upcoming readings.

  • Drive Electric Vermont
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Friday, June 08
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, June 15
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, June 18
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, June 20
  • Conversation: Readings of Wendell Berry
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    An on-going series to discuss the essays, fiction and poetry of Wendell Berry. Each session will focus on readings selected by the facilitator for that session. Join us for an informal discussion about this champion of local agriculture and community. Please contact the library for information about upcoming readings.

Friday, June 22
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, June 29
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Wednesday, July 04
  • LIBRARY CLOSED: Independence Day Holiday
    All day

Friday, July 06
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, July 13
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, July 16
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Friday, July 20
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, July 27
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, August 03
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, August 10
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, August 17
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, August 20
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Friday, August 24
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, August 31
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, September 07
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, September 14
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Monday, September 17
  • Mystery Book Group
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Friday, September 21
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, September 28
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, October 05
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

Friday, October 12
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

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

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Friday, October 19
  • Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am-11:30 am

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