By Margaret Woodruff

April showers bring May flowers…and great programs at the Charlotte Library!
For more details about all of our activities, visit our website, or call us at (802) 425-3864.

Mondays, April 3, 10 and 17, 1:30 p.m. Hospice and Heart Book Group.* Reading and discussion about The Hummingbird, Stephen Kiernan’s novel on hospice and healing. Meets at Charlotte Senior Center. *Registration required—please call the Senior Center to sign up: (802) 425-6345.

Tuesdays, April 4, 11 and 18, 9:00 a.m. Baby Time at the Library! Join us to chat, sing songs and read to Baby. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Tuesday, April 4, 2:15 p.m. TinkerBelles Program Poetry.* Brains, books and Makey Makeys create fun ways to celebrate National Poetry Month! For grades 3–5. Funded by a grant from John and Alice Outwater. *Registration required.

Tuesdays, April 4, 11 and 18, 2:15 p.m. Story Explorations.* Stories and crafts for kindergarteners and 1st graders.

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions, The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis.* The Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. Materials available at desk prior to program.

Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. Coding Club.* Join kids coding with Scratch. Beginners and advanced. 4th grade and up.

Fridays April 7, 14 and 21, 10:30 a.m. Friday Free for All.* Join us each Friday for a new adventure with stories, experiments and snacks! For ages 3–5.

Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Seed Library Seed Swap. Share seeds and check out Seed Library offerings for 2017. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Grange.

Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m. TEDxCharlotte Library: Nationalism vs. Globalism—The New Political Divide. Historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context. Jonathan Silverman facilitates conversation following the screening.

Tuesday, April 11 and 18, 2:15 p.m. TinkerBelles Sew Electric!* Design and make a plush monster that lights up in this e-textiles program. For grades 3–5. Funded by a grant from John and Alice Outwater.

Monday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: Open Season by Archer Mayor. Introducing Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont, police force.

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions, Trade, Jobs and Politics.* A critique of current U.S. economic metrics for perspective on our standing in the world.

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. Vacation Movie. Join us for a brand-new movie screening for all ages. We provide the popcorn!

Thursday, April 27. Poem in Your Pocket Day. Join us to observe National Poetry Month by creating a poem pocket, with your favorite verse inside!

Contact us! We’d love to hear from you.

Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian/assistant director
Susanna Kahn, tech librarian

Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Road, Charlotte, VT 05455
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