By Margaret Woodruff, director

Although summer feels like it’s winding down and the Dog Days of Summer are soon behind us, we know there are still plenty of reasons to enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to the Friends of the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Energy Committee, we have some new offerings for you!  Check out our new Cornhole set, and  gather your family for a game on the Town Green. Or plan a trip on the Burlington Bike Path with a free e-bike ride at Local Motion. Ever wonder where the Dog Days of Summer comes from? Borrow our telescope and check out Sirius the Dog Star! In addition to these new contributions, we also have museum passes for use to explore the many sights in the area. For details about any or all of these, please visit our website, or call the library at (802) 425-3864.

A good book with a glass of lemonade might also fit the bill on a summer day. Don’t miss these new titles coming in August:

Fiction
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Embassy Wife by Katie Crouch
Mrs. March by Virginia Feito
Billy Summers by Stephen King
Yours Cheerfully by A. J. Pearce
Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson

Mystery
Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke
Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
Man with the Silver Saab by Alexander McCall Smith
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
Unthinkable by Brad Parks
Bloodless by Douglas Preston
The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer

Upcoming Programs
Very Merry Theatre Presents Guys and Dolls
Monday, Aug. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Join the Very Merry Theatre teen group on the library lawn for an adaptation of the musical, Guys and Dolls. Please bring blankets or low lawn chairs, sunscreen and water.

Friends Book Discussion: The Murmur of Bees
Thursday, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith and future in the unbelievable. Please register to meet via Zoom. Copies of the book available at the library circulation desk.

Garden Chat
Friday, Aug. 6, 11:00 a.m. Join Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton for a mid-summer info session. Bring your garden questions, dilemmas and delights. Please register to meet via Zoom.

Mystery Book Group: Henrietta Who?
Monday, Aug. 16, 10:00 a.m. Early one morning in the quiet English village of Larking, the body of a woman named Mrs. Jenkins is found in the road. Miles away, her daughter, Henrietta, receives the bad news while working in the university library. Poor Mrs. Jenkins appears to have been the victim of a horrible car accident. When an autopsy proves not only that this was no accident but also that Mrs. Jenkins had never had a child, young Henrietta’s life is thrown upside down. If she’s not Mrs. Jenkins’s daughter, then who is she? It’s up to Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire police force to bring the murderer to justice—and a sense of order back to Henrietta’s life. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Saving the Lake by Being BLUE
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7:00 p.m. Lake Champlain Sea Grant partners with BLUE, an innovative program that certifies homes, businesses and institutions as watershed friendly. Learn how you can take part as the crew from the Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM shares the details of this innovative program that helps us help the lake.

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Library Contact Information
Margaret Woodruff, Director
Cheryl Sloan, Youth Services Librarian
Susanna Kahn, Tech Librarian
Phone: (802) 425-3864
Email: [email protected]