By Margaret Woodruff, Library Director
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. Art in April: Poetry in Motion. Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating some interactive poetry! For families and kids 9+.
Programs for Kids of All Ages
Tuesdays, May 1–May 9, 9:00 a.m. Baby Time. Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We’ll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.
Wednesdays, May 2–May 30, 3:15 p.m. Charlotte Junior Chess Club The Charlotte Junior Chess Club is for students grade 2 to 12 with any skill level. Each meeting will consist of learning the game of chess (if a beginner) and chess strategies. It is hosted by the Charlotte Library and mentored by Ajat Teriyal.
Thursdays, May 3-May 31, 3:15 p.m. THINK Tank—a new tech challenge each week. Sign up for one or all!
May 3. THINK Tank–Strobe Goggles. Learn about visual perception with motorized goggles made by you! For 4th–8th grades.
May 10. THINK Tank–Design a Shoe. Take the shoe design challenge! We’ll design, create and test some footwear. Can your creation make it through the obstacle course in style? For 4th–8th grades.
May 17. THINK Tank–Cryptography. Learn the science of decoding messages and its importance in history. Solve some cryptography puzzles and create your own secret messages. For 4th–8th grades.
May 24. THINK Tank–Clean it up. What does it take to make water safe for drinking? Work with your team to design and create a water filter. For 4th–8th grades.
May 31. THINK Tank–Paper Circuits. Make light-up circuits on a piece of paper! Conductive tape, a battery and LEDs will light up your card or folded paper creation. For 4th–-8th grades.
Interest and Information for Adults
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Book Discussion Group: If Not Now, When? In this gripping novel, based on a true story, Primo Levi reveals the extraordinary lives of the Russian, Polish and Jewish partisans trapped behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Wracked by fear, hunger and fierce rivalries, they link up, fall apart, struggle to stay alive and to sabotage the efforts of the all-powerful German army. A compelling tale of action, resistance and epic adventure, it also reveals Levi’s characteristic compassion and deep insight into the moral dilemmas of total war. Copies available at the circulation desk.
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. Wearing Our Heritage. Join Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Tribe, Abenaki scholar Melody Walker Brook, chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum curator Eloise Beil for a discussion about the meaning of garments, accessories and regalia in their own lives and in community and tribal identity. Developed by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association in partnership with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Flynn Center for the Arts, this program and the traveling exhibit “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage” were designed to deepen public understanding of how the vibrant Abenaki culture continues into the 21st century. Supported in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council. (Rescheduled from original March 8 date.)
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. Great Decisions. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention. Please call the library to sign up Reading materials available at the circulation desk.
Wednesday, April 25, 12:30 p.m. Wendell Berry Conversations. Join us at Shelburne Farms for a showing of Look & See:Wendell Berry. Shot across four seasons of farming, this documentary features interviews and observations about writer Wendell Berry’s agrarian lifestyle.
Coming in May
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. Emerald Ash Borer. Be Prepared! Charlotte Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck will explain how to detect EAB, what the town is doing to prepare, and what individual land owners can do to preserve select specimens.
Charlotte Library Board Of Trustees: Katharine Cohen, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith.
Next Library Board Meeting: Thursday, May 10, 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.