Library News – July 11, 2019

A coupon, good for a free book from the Charlotte Library, is included with bag lunch items. Bags are available at the library, store and church for families to take.
Photo by Susan Ohanian

Thanks to all who helped us celebrate the kick-off of the library expansion fundraising! Special thanks to Nate Hodgson-Walker and Ted LeBlanc who provided great music on the library porch, as well as to Gilfeather’s Provisions and Philo Ridge Farm who donated delicious treats for all to enjoy and to Unity Farm, which shared some of their fabulous flowers.

Summer Reading. Pick up the Universe of Summer Fun Program Flyer at the Library Desk or access online.

Take a Bag If You Need It, June 17 to August 18. The Charlotte Library, Spear’s Corner Store and the Charlotte Congregational Church (403 Church Hill Road) are partnering again this year to provide lunch assistance for families with children and youth. Bags with lunch items will be available at the library, store and church for families to take. Vouchers are also available upon request and good for a gallon of milk and loaf of bread from Spear’s Store. Don’t forget to stop by the Little Free Library at the Grange this summer to pick up a free book or two!

Drop-in LEGO Fun. Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m., through July 25. Try a challenge or build your own creation with other LEGO fans.

Universe of Summer Fun. Mondays 7/8-7/22 for age 9+, Wednesdays 7/10 & 7/17 for age 6-8. Both at 10:30 a.m. An hour of books and space projects. Each week features a new space-based theme! Registration required.

Story Time @ Adam’s Berry Farm.Tuesdays at 9:30 am, through July 30. Meet us at the farm for a summer of stories and busy activities.

Apollo Moon Landing NASA Webinar. Monday, July 15 at 4:00 p.m. What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth? Join us for a guided webinar recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. This live webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

Baby Time at the Charlotte Library. Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for baby story/play time and meet other families in the Charlotte area.

Men’s Book Group: Destiny of the Republic. Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. Four months after James Garfield’s inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked him down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what happened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in turmoil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country recently fractured by civil war and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his condition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Copies available at the circulation desk.

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

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