Thursday, April 18
  • Coding Club*
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    Art. Design. Coding.
    Creating art doesn't always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Coding Club to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You'll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Beginners welcome! 4th grade & up. Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call the library at 425.3864.

  • Film Showing: "A Quiet Digital Revolution"
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    FPF is the focus of a new independent documentary from Canadian filmmaker, Peter Strauss: The Story of Vermont's Quiet Digital Revolution.

    The film follows the stories of several FPF members, each from different walks of life. How does participation on their local forums transform them and their communities?

    The documentary debuted in Vermont at the Vermont International Film Festival in late October 2018 to an enthusiastic audience.

Tuesday, April 23
  • Youth Yoga
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Youth Yoga with Lynn Alpeter of Yoga Roots. Based upon the Kidding Around Yoga curriculum, this class will introduce children to yoga in an accessible way. It includes lots of music, movement and creativity. All ages are welcome but recommended for ages 5-10. Parents are welcome to join in.

Monday, April 29
  • "Walking Each Other Home"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

Tuesday, April 30
  • Great Decisions: Regional Disorder in the Middle East
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us for a discussion of this timely topic. Reading materials available at the Charlotte Library circulation desk.
    As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?

Thursday, May 02
  • Coding Club*
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    Art. Design. Coding.
    Creating art doesn't always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Coding Club to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You'll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Beginners welcome! 4th grade & up. Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call the library at 425.3864.

  • Book Discussion: "Killers of the Flower Moon"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.
    Copies available at the circulation desk.

Monday, May 06
  • "Walking Each Other Home"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

Tuesday, May 07
  • Revolutionary Press: Gallery Talk & Demo
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    John Vincent, founder of this old-school print studio shares his inspiration and passion for print art and the messages it can share. Join us as Vincent discusses the works on display at the Charlotte Library and shows us how the art is created. Using his portable printing press, we'll all have a chance to create our own print art to take home. This program and exhibit are part of a collaboration with the Charlotte Congregational Church, UCC and the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.

Thursday, May 09
  • Coding Club*
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    Art. Design. Coding.
    Creating art doesn't always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Coding Club to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You'll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Beginners welcome! 4th grade & up. Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call the library at 425.3864.

Saturday, May 11
  • Community Compost Workshop
    10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Community composting presents a scalable food diversion option that is applicable in urban, suburban, or rural communities. Compost programs can be established at community gardens, farms, or schools, in neighborhoods and housing developments, or at other locations, such as hospitals and businesses. Community composting provides an essential role in the evolution of food scrap diversion. Through outreach and participation, residents learn about food scrap diversion, the benefits of composting, and how using compost products can benefit their community.

    This training is designed to help community groups determine the composting system that will best meet their goals for collecting and composting food scraps. Participants will gain the knowledge to: chose the best system for their site; composting basics; safely collect and manage food scraps; accumulate and store carbon sources; site management; volunteer recruitment and training; and more.

Monday, May 13
  • "Walking Each Other Home"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

Tuesday, May 14
  • Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations, Back to the Future?
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations? Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?

Wednesday, May 15
  • Seed Library; Charlie Nardozzi
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Thursday, May 16
  • Coding Club*
    3:15 pm-4:30 pm

    Art. Design. Coding.
    Creating art doesn't always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Coding Club to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You'll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Beginners welcome! 4th grade & up. Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call the library at 425.3864.

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

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • "Walking Each Other Home"
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “we are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates our conversations. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. NOTE: This is a repeat offering of the January book group.

Tuesday, May 21
  • Saving History: World Heritage Sites Preservation
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Description:Jim Donovan, Charlotte resident and Secretary General of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, shares some insights into the World Heritage Sites program in this illustrated, experiential talk. Learn what ICOMOS stands for, and what it and Jim’s committee do to assist in the selection and management of World Heritage Sites all around the world.

Tuesday, May 28
  • Great Decisions: The Rise of Populism in Europe
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us for a discussion of this timely topic. Reading materials available at the Charlotte Library circulation desk.
    Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly abetted the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, anti-American, anti-NATO and pro-Kremlin, making their rise a matter of serious concern for the national security interests of the United States.

Thursday, May 30
  • Book Discussion Group: "The Contract Surgeon"
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

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

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

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