News from the Charlotte library

Kids programs and activities
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 3:15 p.m. After school Workshop. Gifts for Pets. It’s holiday time and you have no gifts for your pets? If it’s special cats, dogs or birds, we’ll take care of the pets on your list with homemade treats and toys at the Charlotte Library. Grades 2 and up. Registration required.

Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. LEGO Vacation Wednesday. Join your friends and other Lego fans to create with the library’s LEGO collection.

Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. through Dec. 19. After school story explorations. Take the bus from CCS and explore the world of stories! For kindergarten and 1st grade students. Registration required.

Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. through Dec. 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 & earbuds provided or BYO. For 4th grade & up. Registration required.

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through Dec. 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

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 29; December 6 & 13.

Info and Interest for Adults
Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:00 p.m. Winter Bird Feeding with Birds of Vermont Museum. Dusting off your bird feeder? Learn about the correct options for keeping our feathered friends fat and happy this winter season. Erin Talmage, Executive Director of the museum, shares key tips in this informal session for all ages.

Wednesday, Dec. 13. At 1:00 p.m.: Wrapping Up a Good Read: Favorite Selections from the Library. Avid readers and book sharers, Georgia Edwards, Cheryl Sloan and Margaret Woodruff bring their top ideas for the holiday season in this rapid-review session. From mysteries to picture books, biographies to bestsellers, you’ll get a brief synopsis and a chance to look through book selections for every reader on your list. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of gift shopping and good cheer. Refreshments served. Book copies available for purchase thanks to the Flying Pig Bookstore. This program takes place at the Charlotte Senior Center.

Monday, Dec. 18, at 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: Before the Poison. This stand-alone mystery by Peter Robinson “reads like a Golden Age classic crime novel, an unhurried, deliberate unraveling of a mystery paralleled by a long, slow reveal of the narrator’s own motivation, told with a ratcheting up of tension.” Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Through December. Tech Help Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get some one-on-one technology help from Tech Librarian Susanna Kahn. Learn a new skill, troubleshoot a problem on your device, find out about downloading audiobooks and ebooks with your library card, and more. Drop in or sign up in advance. 12/7, 12/14 & 12/21.

Charlotte Library Board of Trustees
Emily Ferris, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith.
Next Library Board Meeting. Thursday, Dec.14, at 6:00 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.

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