Charlotte Library News: May 3

Pick up your Green Up Day bags at the library!

May 1 to May 5. Choose Privacy Week. Find out how to safeguard your privacy on the Internet: learn to generate a secure password, use a password manager and download helpful software and add-ons.  Try the “Virtual Privacy Lab” and get a custom privacy toolkit.

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9:00 a.m. Baby Time at the Library! Join us to chat, sing songs, and read to Baby. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Tuesdays, May 2 and 9, 2:15 p.m. TinkerBelles Explore the World. Join us to experiment with tools and topics of the STEM world. For grades 3–5. Funded by a grant from John and Alice Outwater.

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions, Conflict in the South China Sea. This region is a locus of competing territorial claims, with China its most vocal claimant. Materials at desk.

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

Fridays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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, May 6. Seed Library at Green Up Day. Pick up your seeds as you drop off your trash at the Charlotte and Shelburne Green Up Day sites!

Monday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. A literary thriller featuring Jackson Brodie and named for an Emily Dickinson poem. Copies available at desk.

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions, Saudi Arabia in Transition. As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to a drastic decline in oil revenue, there are attempts to transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. Materials at desk.

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. Long Trail Canine Rescue. Meet the people and puppies in this life-changing group. Learn how to help their efforts or find a pet of your own!

Friday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. Garden Session: Plant a Seed, Defend the Future. Help sow the library garden, enjoy refreshments and “defend the future.” Slow Food Materials provided by a grant from Friends of the Charlotte Library.

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. Privacy and Safety on the Internet. Jason Duquette-Hoffman from the Vermont Attorney General’s Office Consumer Assistance Program walks you through Internet safety basics and explains common consumer complaints.

Monday, May 29. Library closed for Memorial Day holiday.