By Margaret Woodruff, Library director
Summer Story Time
Reading Fun at Adam’s Berry Farm. Tuesday, July 31 at 9:30 a.m. Meet us at the farm for a summer of berries, great stories, gardening and busy activities. All ages are welcome.
Rock out at Preschool Story Time. Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Drop in for stories, songs and crafts. For ages 3-5.
Monday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. Very Merry Theatre presents “The Wiz.” On the library lawn. Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen. For all ages. Rain location: CCS Multi-Purpose Room
Microscopic geology. Rocks and minerals from around the world. Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. Jan Schwarz of Project Micro shares the wonders right beneath our feet, from quartz to crystal and more. Ages 7 and up.
LEGO Club. Thursday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. Build your own creations and test your imagination and LEGO skills in the weekly challenge. A drop-in program for grades 3 and up.
STEAM Challenge Camp. Monday – Thursday, July 30 – Aug 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Explore all parts of the science, tech, engineering, arts & math world. A new hands-on project each day! Sign up for one day or all four. For rising 4th-8th graders. In partnership with RETN and supported by STEAM grants from local donors.
Summer of Numbers. Can doing math in the summer be fun? Yes, with the Summer of Numbers and a daily math problem. Just pick up a constellation chart and star stickers to track your progress. For all ages.
Summer Book Group at Senior Center: Mondays, August 6 – 20 at 10:30 a.m. The Handmaid’s Tale became a dystopian TV hit last fall. Join us to read the novel by Margaret Atwood on which it was based. The story is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian Christian theonomy that has overthrown the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred and her role in a Commander’s house as servant and surrogate. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library and Charlotte Senior Center prior to the first meeting.
Hammock-Nappers Book Club: A Book a Month! Hop in your hammock for the second year of our laidback book group! You can pick up copies of our monthly selections and then settle in for a leisurely read. August: As Lie Is to Grin by Simeon Marsalis. Join us on Facebook at Charlotte Library Hammock Nappers Book Group!
Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m.: Mystery Book Group: The Various Haunts of Men. Having transferred to the small cathedral town of Lafferton from London’s “Met,” police detective Freya Graffham explores her new community and becomes fascinated by Chief Insp. Simon Serrailler, her enigmatic superior. Though she fits well within the local police force, she finds herself unable to let go what seems like a routine missing persons report on a middle-aged spinster. When yet more townspeople turn up missing, her hunch is verified and a serious police search begins, bringing her into closer proximity with Serrailler at the same time it exposes her to danger. Copies are available at the circulation desk.
Charlotte Library Board of Trustees: Katharine Cohen, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith.
Next Library Board meeting: Thursday, September 13, at 6 p.m.
Charlotte Library information
Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian
Susanna Kahn, tech services librarian
Hours: 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.