By Margaret Woodruff
Kids programs and activities
Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. through December 19. After School Story Explorations. Take the bus from CCS and explore the world of stories! For kindergarten and 1st grade students. Registration required. No program on November 21 or November 28.
Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. through December 21. Coding Club. Beginners will learn to code with Scratch through guided video lessons to make their own simple games. Members with more experience will plan and create their own using skills they’ve learned. Chromebooks and earbuds provided or BYO. For 4th grade and up. Registration required. No program on November 23.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through December 22. Preschool Story Time. Join us for stories, songs, crafts and fun as we discover the wonder of books and the tales they tell. For children ages 3–5 who are comfortable in a story time setting with or without parent/caregiver. Registration required. No program on November 24.
Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. Minecraft Meet-Ups. Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please come with your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 and up with basic knowledge of Minecraft. Meet-up dates: November 1, 8 and 29; December 6 and 13.
Wednesday, November 15 at 3:15 p.m. Afterschool Adventure.
Wednesday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m. LEGO Vacation. Drop by the library and see where your creativity and LEGO blocks take you!
Info and int rest for adults
Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. Sense & Sensibility Book Discussion. Part two of our multi-media Austen experience features the 1995 movie with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as Sense and Sensibility, respectively. Refreshments served and conversation encouraged.
Tuesday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions: Prospects for Afghanistan & Pakistan. Photojournalist Bob Nickelsberg, author of Afghanistan: A Distant War, joins us to discuss this hot-button area of American foreign policy. Reading materials available at the circulation desk. Registration suggested.
Wednesday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. Don Stevens, Native American Folk Art & Folk Lore. Don Stevens is chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki. He shares the art and legend of the Abenaki in this interactive presentation. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Historical Society.
Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions: Nuclear Security. Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration, but major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Reading materials available at the circulation desk. Registration suggested.
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Charlotte Repair Café at Charlotte Congregational Church. Things that can be repaired by our fixers include clothing, knitted items, small kitchen appliances, bicycles, lamps, cords and plugs, dull knives and tools, small furniture, garden equipment, the tension on sewing machines and a host of other things that need mending, adjusting or gluing. We can’t guarantee your item will get fixed, but we think you will learn something and have a good time. Register for repairs. Co-sponsored with Transition Town Charlotte, the Charlotte Grange and the Charlotte Congregational Church, UCC.
Sunday, November 12, at 3:00 p.m. Book Launch Celebration. Celebrate the release of Larry Hamilton’s delightful book about fences, completed by Linda in the year since his death. With his photos from around the world, it rings with Larry’s enthusiastic voice—and will change the way you look at fences! Light refreshments. Books for sale. Event co-sponsored by Flying Pig Bookstore.
Wednesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. Net Zero Year Round. Learn how cold-climate heat pumps, a new technology, can save you money on your heating and cooling bills and reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. Bill Kallock of the Charlotte Energy Committee shares a homeowner’s perspective of living with an air-source heat pump. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Energy Committee.
Wednesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. Climate Change & Community: The Yin & Yang of Climate Change, at Carpenter-Carse Library. In this adjunct session to our climate change series, we look through the lens of Chinese medicine with Chinese medical practitioner, Brendan Kelly. We’ll also talk about hopeful, deep-reaching personal and societal remedies to treat the underlying causes of climate change. The program takes place at the Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg. Co-sponsored by the Pierson Library, Shelburne, and the Charlotte Library.
Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. Agricultural Literacy Week Film Showing, Vermont Farm Kids. A short documentary depicting the stories of farm kids from across the State of Vermont, the film expresses the importance of what it means to each child to grow up on their own farm, and how their experiences have shaped their lives. Join Misse Doe Axelrod of NOFA for discussion and refreshments following the film showing.
Monday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: Fer-de-Lance. We’re reading the first Nero Wolfe mystery by Rex Stout this month. Join us for coffee and discussion about “the world’s largest and smartest detective.”
Tuesday, November 28. Library closed for in-service day
Charlotte Library Board of Trustees
Emily Ferris, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith.
Next Library board meeting: Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m.
Charlotte library information
Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian
Susanna Kahn, tech services librarian
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Charlotte Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from the library board and staff.