By Margaret Woodruff | Contributor

Wednesday, June 1: Vermont Library Passport Program. First day to pick up your official Vermont Library Passport and discover the amazing libraries throughout the Green Mountain State.

Friday, June 10: Vermont Reads Begins! Pick up your copy of our book selection for 2016 and join us for an Antarctic adventure. Books may be picked up at the Charlotte Library or the Charlotte Senior Center.

Monday, June 13, 10 a.m.: Mystery Book Group. Our world tour of suspense continues as we read The Wrong Kind of Blood: An Irish Novel of Betrayal by Declan Hughes. Join us for coffee and discussion. Copies of the book available for check out at the library circulation desk.

Monday, June 13, 1:30 p.m.: More iPhone Tips & Tricks. Get even more out of your iPhone with Tech librarian Susanna Kahn in this hands-on workshop. Swipe, tap and shake your way to shortcuts. Understand your photo-saving options and battery usage. Get a few app suggestions and more. Registration required. No fee. Please bring your iPhone.

Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m.: Vermont Reads Event: A History of the World in Six Boats. Mike Smiley, Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, uses maritime architecture as a lens for looking at the past. A perfect introduction to the Endurance and Shackleton’s adventure.

Wednesday, June 22, 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Kick-Off: On Your Mark, Set, Read! The Vermont Institute of Natural Science brings live raptors to meet as we learn about the sport of falconry. Sign up for our summer reading offerings at the same time.

Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m. & Thursday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.: Vermont Reads Event: Book Discussion with Alex Bunten. Whether you’ve read one or both of the Vermont Reads titles or haven’t yet delved into the adventure, join us for an informative and engaging conversation. Alex Bunten, veteran sailor and editor of The Charlotte News, shares his insights and video clips from the PBS series and background information on the Endurance history and its famed leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Library Board: Emily Ferris, Nan Mason, Danielle Menk, Jonathan Silverman, Robert Smith.

Next meeting: June 14, 6 p.m.

Phone: 425-3864

Website: charlottepubliclibrary.org


Trendy Titles @ The Library

Adult Books

The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman: The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies—think Doctor Who with librarian spies!

We Could Be Beautiful, by Swan Huntley: A spellbinding psychological debut novel, the story of a wealthy woman who has everything—and yet can trust no one.

Barkskins by Annie Proulx: From the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach: Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

Youth Books

Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery, written and illustrated by David Gordon: Just because you’re extremely cute doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! …a fun, funny and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss!

The Blobfish Book, by Jessica Olien: This true (clever) story about the (misunderstood) blobfish is sure to make you smile. Full of fun facts about sea creatures in the deepest reaches of the ocean, this book is perfect for any science lover.

Under the Ramadan Moon, written by Sylvia Whitman, illustrated by Sue Williams: Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast and help those in need. Whitman’s lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an ideal introduction to Ramadan.