By Margaret Woodruff director
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.
As gardeners know, Seed Fever is an infectious condition that strikes hard at this time of year, often brought on by exposure to new seed catalogs with their lavish colors and exuberant descriptions. Your head spins and your fingers twitch. The only real relief from this fever comes in the spring when once again those fingers get back in contact with seeds and soil. Please join us for the first of a series of support sessions organized by the Charlotte Seed Library.
Facilitated by Seed Library Coordinator Linda Hamilton and Master Gardener Karen Tuininga, we’ll discuss setting goals for your vegetable garden, choosing varieties, starting seeds indoors, preparing to save seeds and where to get help when you need it. In March, the support session will focus on garden layout and planting: what, where and how. More details on the library website.
Surviving the Future Book Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Join Transition Town Charlotte and the Charlotte Library for a look into the future, where the arts and community engagement in fun becomes an essential element to a healthy community. David Fleming’s engaging book shows that it is not only desirable but actually the only system with a realistic claim to longevity. This final session covers Part 3 and appendices. Copies available at the Charlotte Library.
Ottolenghi Potluck Supper
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Do you have a favorite recipe from this chef superstar’s repertoire? Join us for supper highlighting our top choices, and bring your own! Need some ideas? Stop by the library to get inspiration from our Ottolenghi cookbook collection. Bread, salad and beverages provided. This program takes place at the Charlotte Senior Center.
Saving History: Jim Donovan and Work with ICOMOS
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Jim Donovan, Charlotte resident and secretary general of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, shares some insights into the World Heritage Sites program in this illustrated, experiential talk. Learn what ICOMOS stands for and what it and Jim’s committee do to assist in the selection and management of World Heritage Sites all around the world.
Men’s Book Group, News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m.
“In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction.” Meet up to read and discuss this Paulette Jiles novel. Copies available at the library circulation desk.
Book Discussion, The Manticore, by Robertson Davies
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The second book in The Deptford Trilogy, this novels continues the story of David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father. Copies available at the library circulation desk.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun movie selection to suit all ages. Plenty of popcorn to go around!
Children’s Yoga Session with Lynn Alpeter
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Come join us for an hour of some yoga fun this winter break! Based upon the Kidding Around Yoga curriculum, this class will introduce your child to yoga in an accessible way. This class includes lots of music, movement and creativity. Recommended for ages 6 to 10 years. Parents welcome to join in.
Lynn Alpeter is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and also a certified Kidding Around Yoga teacher. Having worked at Charlotte Central School as a para educator and as a mom of two college kids, she looks forward to sharing her love of yoga and all its benefits with a new generation. Lynn believes more people doing yoga makes the world a better place. Lynn lives in Charlotte with her husband and two dogs.
Soup Supper: Visit with Madeline Kunin
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Former Vermont governor and U.S. ambassador to Switzerland joins us for a discussion of her latest book, A Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties and the questions aging raises for us all, whatever our walk of life.
Charlotte Library Board of Trustees: Katharine Cohen, Nan Mason, Danielle Conlon Menk, Jonathan Silverman and Robert Smith. Next Library Board meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Charlotte Library Contact 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.