Submitted by Margaret Woodruff

Thursdays, Feb. 2 through 23, 3:15–4:15 p.m.: Coding Club. The coding adventure continues. Discover what you can create and animate through the power of code! No experience needed; for grades 3 and up. Registration required. Please call or email the library to sign up: 425-3864 or youth.charlottelibraryvt@gmail.com.

Fridays, Feb. 3 through 24, 10:30 a.m.: Friday Free for All. We’re exploring the natural world, from snowflakes to sugar crystals. Join us each Friday for a new adventure with stories, experiments and (of course!) snacks. For children ages 3 to 5 who are comfortable in a story- time setting. Please call or email the library to sign up: 425-3864 or youth.charlottelibraryvt@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: TEDx Charlotte Library, “The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color.” Join us for a conversation about ethnic identity, taking inspiration from Angelica Dass and her portrait project, Humanae. Following the showing of the TED talk, Jonathan Silverman facilitates a conversation about “humanity’s true colors.”

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: Net Zero Year Round. Vermont has a goal of getting to 90 percent renewable energy use by 2050. Unrealistic? Not at all. We now have a range of tools to make our homes “net zero,” which means the building creates as much energy as it uses. Bill Kallock of the Charlotte Energy Committee shares information on how new construction can be built to net zero and how old housing stock can be transformed from inefficient and leaky to practically fossil fuel-free.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Fleeing Dictatorship Book Discussion. The month’s selection, The Prince of los Cocuyos, by Richard Blanco, describes his “childhood and adolescence…experienced between two imaginary worlds: his parents’ nostalgic world of 1950s Cuba and his imagined America, the country he saw on reruns of “The Brady Bunch” and “Leave it to Beaver”—an “exotic” life he yearned for as much as he yearned to see “la patria.” Copies available to check out at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.: Rokeby Legacy in Our Times. Jane Williamson, director of the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, highlights the Robinson family’s role on the Underground Railroad and how that history is remembered today. Refreshments and conversation to follow the presentation.

Monday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.: Mystery Book Group: Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains. “Dear Mrs. Gilver, My husband is going to kill me, and I would rather he didn’t…” Read the book and join us to discuss! NOTE: Meeting one week later because of President’s Day holiday.

Library hours:

Monday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.