Charlotte Library News – December 16, 2021

Entrance to the library. Photos by John Quinney
Entrance to the library. Photo by John Quinney.

Library Art Sale
Dec. 13–20, during library hours
COVID forced a break in 2020. So, we are especially excited to announce the return of the library art event featuring local Charlotte artists who have generously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their work. Come shop locally for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family (or for yourself!) while supporting the library. Included in the sale are original paintings, ceramics, greeting cards and crafts for all tastes, and all budgets!

Mitten Tree
Are you a knitter, crocheter or just like to shop? The Mitten Tree is up at the Charlotte Library and waiting to be decorated with handmade/new cold-weather gear. We are also a designated food shelf drop-off location. All items collected will be going to a local non-profit organization.

Happening at the library
Book Chat is Back!
Fridays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Note: no Book Chat on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31.
Join Margaret on Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to discuss new books, old books and books we might have missed. Each week, Margaret selects a theme and highlights related titles from the library collection. Register for Book Chat on the library website.

Mystery Book Group: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Monday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting
Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves, a female cop with her first big case, a brutal murder….

Welcome to…The Thursday Murder Club. In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes. Together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing 80, but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to his body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly finds itself in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late? Copies of the book available at the library circulation desk.

Coming in January: Regeneration Book Discussion
Sustainable Charlotte and the Charlotte Library are jointly hosting a book discussion of Paul Hawken’s newest book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. We’ll begin, via Zoom, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. and continue for the following 10 weeks. Each section of the book is filled with amazing information and deserves its own discussion. This is a hopeful book, filled with fascinating and inspiring stories of regenerative activities from around the world. Anyone can find something that will urge them into some new action. As Jane Goodall writes in her foreword, “Regeneration is a rebuttal to doomsayers who believe it is too late.” Copies of the book will be available at the library by Dec. 22.

For more information, please contact the library or call 802-425-3864. Please register in advance by Dec. 16.

For more information about Sustainable Charlotte, either go to the website at or contact Ruah Swennerfelt.

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Library Contact Information
Margaret Woodruff, Director
Cheryl Sloan, Youth Services Librarian
Susanna Kahn, Tech Librarian