By Margaret Woodruff, Director
Programs for Children
Story Time Tuesdays
Baby Time, 9:00 a.m. Join us at the Charlotte Library to share and enjoy songs and stories for babies and their caregivers.
Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in sessions with stories, crafts, songs & fun. For ages 3 to 5.
Superhero Book Club, Wednesdays, April 10 & 17, 3:15 p.m. A book club just for 1st and 2nd graders. Learn about the superheroes who live and work around us every day. Create your own superhero world! Registration required. Please call or email the library to sign up.
Coding Club Returns! Thursday, March 21 – April 18, 3:15 p.m. Art. Design. Coding. Creating art doesn’t always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Coding Club to learn how to create artistic, interactive and fun computer programs. You’ll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter and more. Beginners welcome! 4th grade & up. Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call the library at (802) 425-3864.
Youth Yoga, Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. Youth Yoga with Lynn Alpeter of Yoga Roots. Based upon the Kidding Around Yoga curriculum, this class will introduce children to yoga in an accessible way. It includes lots of music, movement and creativity. All ages are welcome but recommended for ages 5 to 10. Parents are welcome to join in.
Programs for Adults and Families
Staying Healthy in a Changing Climate: Be Tick Smart! Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. The spread of tick-borne diseases to humans, including Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, is on the rise in Vermont. “Be Tick Smart” and learn about tick-borne diseases and how to prevent tick bites with Susan Schoenfeld from the Vermont Department of Health. Presented in collaboration with Carpenter-Carse Library as part of our Supporting a Healthy Community from Head to Toe series. (Funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.)
Access Health Information on Your iPad & General Q&A, Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 p.m. Learn how to access trustworthy health information on Charlotte Library’s new iPads or on your own. Plenty of time for general questions and a few tips. Please bring your iPad, if you have one. Please register at Charlotte Senior Center, (802) 425-6345.
Seed Library Session: Soil Health & Composting for Home Gardeners, Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. Master Gardener Karen Tuininga and local composting enthusiast Abby Foulk will discuss what it takes for your garden soil to be healthy and simple ways to give it what it needs by making and using your own compost. Take the mystery out of composting with yard debris, manure, kitchen scraps, worm bins and more! This program is part of the Gardener Support Series of the Charlotte Seed Library. See Charlotte Library website for more details.
Mac Monday: Understanding Mac Photos with Melissa Mendelsohn, Monday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. Melissa Mendelsohn of Orchard Road Computers will run you through the basics of Mac Photos. Learn where your images are, how to access them, and ways to keep them organized. This program is specific to Mac desktops and laptops (not iPads or iPhones). It is recommended, but not required, to bring your laptop if you have one.
Great Decisions: Refugees & Global Migration, Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants? Join us for a discussion of this timely topic. Reading materials available at the library circulation desk.
Staying Healthy in a Changing Climate: What Pet Owners Need to Know About Ticks & Lyme Disease, Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg. Believe it or not, warm weather is on the way. And with it come health risks for your pets. What can be done to help protect your dog from the dangers of tick bites? Dr. Liam Bisson of Shelburne Veterinary Hospital will share information about to prevent tick-borne illness. He will also discuss how to recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease and will go over the current course of treatment for the illness. (This project is funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.)
Windows Wednesday: Understanding Windows Photos with Melissa Mendelsohn
Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. Melissa Mendelsohn of Orchard Road Computers will run you through the basics of Windows 10 Photos. Learn where your images are, how to access them and ways to keep them organized. This program is specific to Windows 10 desktops and laptops. It is recommended, but not required, to bring your laptop if you have one.
Men’s Book Group: Lost in Shangri-La, Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. Check in at the library desk for this month’s selection.
Film Showing: A Quiet Digital Revolution, Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Front Porch Forum is the focus of a new independent documentary from Canadian filmmaker Peter Strauss: The Story of Vermont’s Quiet Digital Revolution. The film follows the stories of several FPF members, each from different walks of life. How does participation on their local forums transform them and their communities? The documentary debuted in Vermont at the Vermont International Film Festival in late October 2018 to an enthusiastic audience.
Library Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon, Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. Join us to discuss the true-crime account of the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. The story undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, together with the Osage, began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
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.
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