Kids Programs & Activities

Thursday, May 17, at 3:15 p.m. 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. Registration required. Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May. For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Friday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time. Join us for stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3-5. 

Tuesday, May 22, at 9:00 a.m. Baby Time at the Library. Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We’ll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.

Thursday, May 24, at 3:15 p.m. THINK Tank: H2O Challenge. 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. Registration required. Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May. For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Tuesday, May 29, at 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.

Thursday, May 31, at 3:15 p.m. 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. Registration required. Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May. For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.

Adult Interest

Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Book Discussion Group: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. A true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Friday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. Burlington Songwriters Session at the Charlotte Library. Come out for an evening of community and original music from Vermont songwriters Kip Demoll, Joe Delaney, Janice Russotti and Shane Bowley. Refreshments and discussion to follow.

Monday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Group: The Secret Place by Tana French. A hint of the supernatural spices the latest from a mystery master as two detectives try to probe the secrets teenage girls keep—and the lies they tell—after murder at a posh boarding school… Everyone in this meticulously crafted novel might be playing—or being played by—everyone else. Join us for coffee and conversation about Tana French’s fifth in the Dublin Murder Squad series. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Great Decisions: China’s Geopolitics. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance? Copies of reading materials available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. Drive Electric VT.  Dave Roberts, a member of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation’s Transportation Efficiency group, talks about different types of plug-in electric cars—over 30 plug-in electric models are available now in Vermont. Hear about charge locations, and learn about powering with renewable energy and purchase incentives. Check out the all-electric Chevy Bolt and learn more about electric vehicles with Charlotte Energy Committee. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Energy Committee.

 Tuesday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m. Songs, Tunes & Stories from Northeast England. Mike Walker, Casey Burger and Wayne Lauden take a journey through Northumbria, from Roman and Viking invaders to the engine room of the industrial revolution through stories, song, tunes and slides.

Wednesday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. Vermont Holocaust Memorial Presentation. Vermont Holocaust Memorial speakers share family stories and discuss the importance of studying Holocaust history as a means of promoting tolerance and respect for all. Co-sponsored with the Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, this event takes place at the Carpenter-Carse Library.

Don’t forget! The Seed Library is open! Plenty of seeds for growing your own fresh veggies. Questions? Contact Seed Library Coordinator Linda Hamilton.

Charlotte Library Board of Trustees: Katharine Cohen, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith.
Next Library Board meeting: Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m.

Charlotte Library information
Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian
Susanna Kahn, tech services librarian

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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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