Margaret Woodruff, director

Happening at the library

Book Chat is back! Fridays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Join Margaret on Friday mornings at 9:30 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.

Family snowshoe walk
Sunday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m.
Join us at the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge for a winter walk through the snow.
Bill Fraser-Harris from the recreation commission leads a snowshoe trek for all ages, looking for signs of wildlife in winter. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow children’s snowshoes on site. Trail maps will be provided, with a beginner loop to the beaver lodge for younger ones. A limited number of animal track identification cards from the Lewis Creek Association will also be available. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Park Oversight Committee, the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Recreation Commission. Sign up here.

Hack Club
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., March 1 to April 5
Join coders to build websites, games and art using many popular coding languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python and more. Learn your way around the hardware with help from coding pros. Beginners are welcome. Advanced coders should definitely join, as we can work in Ruby, Rails, JavaScript and React, plus Unity and C# (for game dev). Here are our workshops. For queries and registration, please contact Christina Asquith.

Masking, testing and vaxxing: A community COVID conversation at the Charlotte Senior Center
Wednesday, March 2, at 1 p.m.
Vaccines, tests and masks continue to be the best way to manage risks related to coronavirus. You may have questions about different types of masks, PCR vs. rapid antigen tests, and where to get them. This session will cover these topics and try to answer any questions you may have.

Presented by: Jim Hyde, Professor of Public Health (Emeritus) and Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, Senior Pastor of Charlotte Congregational Church. Offered in person and on Zoom. To register please contact the Charlotte Senior Center at 802-425-6345.

Short story selections
Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m.
Join library director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Join the discussion.

Masking, testing and vaxxing: A community COVID conversation at the Charlotte Senior Center
Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m.
Vaccines, tests and masks continue to be the best way to manage risks related to coronavirus. You may have questions about different types of masks, PCR vs. rapid antigen tests, and where to get them. This session will cover these topics and try to answer any questions you may have.

Presented by: Jim Hyde, Professor of Public Health (Emeritus) and Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, Senior Pastor of Charlotte Congregational Church.

Chittenden Solid Waste District workshop series: Recycling right … in the blue bin and beyond
Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m.
Register here.
Join CSWD staff for a behind-the-scenes look at what happens to your household recycling after it leaves your house — and find out why it’s so important to recycle right.

We’ll cover what really belongs in the blue bin and why other items can create big problems for the recycling system.
Then we’ll go beyond the blue bin and explore the “special recycling” options for lots of things that can’t go in the blue bin. (Spoiler alert: you can bring some of them right to the library.) We’ll also have plenty of time to answer questions and settle family arguments (only about recycling!), so bring your trickiest items and try to stump us.

One of a three-part series from Chittenden Solid Waste District. Take part in one or all.

RESCHEDULED:
Media Literacy Take 2
Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m.
We’re reviving our conversation from last fall. There continue to be more opportunities for disinformation, declining trust in established news organizations and increasing popularity of conspiracy theorists.

Join us for a conversation on media literacy with Adam Davidson, Chea Waters-Evans and Jesse Wegman.

Davidson co-founded Planet Money and has been a staff reporter for The New York Times and the New Yorker. Waters-Evans has been reporting in and about Charlotte for over a decade, first with The Citizen and the Shelburne News, then The Charlotte News, and now at The Charlotte Bridge. Wegman is an editorial board member of The New York Times. Register in advance.

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Library Contact Information
Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian
Susanna Kahn, tech librarian
Phone: 802-425-3864
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