Margaret Woodruff | Library Director

BOOK PARTY RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, August 30, at 10:30 a.m. Join us to celebrate the release of Emerson Barks! This delightful picture book sets the stage for kid-powered canine capers and delicious doggie-style treats. Don’t miss the fun!

Upcoming @ the Charlotte Library

Monday, August 29, 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten Library Card Party! Sign up for your very own library card and check out our cool back-to-school books. Refreshments and recreation on the lawn, weather permitting.

Monday, September 5: Library closed for Labor Day

Saturday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. Lego Saturday. Join in our building challenges as we see who can create what! All ages.

Tuesday, September 20:  STORY TIME BEGINS!  

Lunch Box Story Time for Preschoolers at noon. Pack your lunchbox and join us for stories, songs and fun. For 3- to 5-year-olds who are comfortable in a story time setting with or without parent or caregiver.

After School Story Explorations at 3:15 p.m. Take the bus from CCS and explore the world of stories! For kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Story time runs every week from 9/20 to 11/16; no story time on 10/11. Registration required.  Please call or email the library to sign up: 425-3864 or

Great Decisions program continues…

Upcoming discussion topics: United Nations (9/27), Climate Change (10/11) and Cuba and the U.S. (10/25).

Reading materials and companion DVD available to check out at the circulation desk.

Popular Picks from the New Book Selections

Night School (Jack Reacher #21) by Lee Child: It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.

Falling by Jane Green: The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them.

A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #12) by Louise Penny: When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory: As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts. “There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.”

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad, and they plot their escape. Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journey. An Oprah’s Book Club Selection.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.

(All descriptions courtesy of Goodreads