Charlotte Library News

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“Book talk” is a favorite part of library work, offering recommendations and learning about new titles from library friends and patrons. We welcome suggestions for new book purchases. Drop us an email or leave a message at the circulation desk.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we also invite you to “adopt an author” for those works you would love to see on library shelves. This program allows the library to acquire all the new titles published by your chosen author. When a new title becomes available, you are placed first in the hold queue. As a sponsor, you reimburse the library for the cost of the book, which is usually 25-45 percent off the cover price! Ask at the circulation desk for more information or call us at (802) 425-3864.

Here’s what’s happening at the library in February
Mondays, Feb. 12 & 19, 12:00 p.m. Library Lineup at Monday Munch at Charlotte Senior Center. Get answers to tech questions, download a book or sign up for a library card. Plan a museum visit and more!

Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Baby Time at the Library! Join us to chat, sing songs and read to baby.

Mondays, Feb. 5 & 12, 3:15 p.m. TinkerBelles. A new season of STEAM activities! Create a movie, learn sign language, visit with a vet. Grades 3-5. 

Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 2:15 p.m. Story Explorations. Stories and crafts for kindergartners & 1st graders.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m. Learn about Libby. Borrowing audiobooks and ebooks is easier than ever with Libby, a new app. Please bring your smart phone or device.

Wednesdays, from Feb. 7, 3:15 p.m. Junior Chess Club. For students grade 2 to 12, with any skill level. Learn the game and improve your strategies with help from mentor Ajat Teriyal. No club February 28.

Thursdays, Feb. 8, 15 & 22, 3:15 p.m. T.H.I.N.K. Tank. Tinker, Hatch (your plan), Investigate, (E)Nvision & Know! From Altoid flashlights to pasta bridges, take on a new tech challenge each week. Grade 4 and up.

Fridays, Feb. 9, 16 & 23, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time. A weekly adventure with stories, experiments and snacks! Ages 3-5.

Sunday, Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m. “Open Sesame” Film & Discussion. Our seed library’s kick-off for the season. Learn how our simple efforts save our food system!

Wednesdays, Feb. 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. Writings of Wendell Berry. Explore the writings of this agricultural sage and champion of our local landscapes. Morning session meets at the Charlotte Senior Center, evening session at Charlotte Library.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m. B.Y.O. Book Club: Bring your most recent read to share and discuss candidates for upcoming sessions. Facilitator Colleen Boyce leads our conversation.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m. Library Sunday Supper: Explore Your Roots, from the pantry or family tree. Bring your good company and a dish to share. We provide bread, salad and dessert. Co-hosted with Charlotte Grange

Friday, Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m. Burlington Songwriters Sessions. Enjoy an evening of original and community music with Joni AvRutick, Mike Leach and Ron Lawrence.

Monday, Feb. 26, 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey. To solve the latest murder, Sussex Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must find two missing Jane Austen letters and defy his superiors. Copies at the desk.