Large display of pelts coming to Charlotte Library

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Short Story Selections
Thursday, April 28, 1-2 p.m.
Join library director Margaret Woodruff to 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. Copies of the stories are available at the library circulation desk or via email. On Zoom. Register online.

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

Spring Vacation!
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Furbearer Kit, April 18 to May 4
Thanks to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, the library will have a large display of pelts, skulls, track sets, scat sets and track field guides. On April 18–20, 10 a.m.–noon, the items will be out for hands-on investigation. Come learn about Vermont’s furbearing animals, such as mink, beaver, fisher and red fox. No registration required.

Charlotte Library Mini-Disco Soup
Thursday, April 21, 2-3 p.m.
World Disco Soup Day is the largest collective effort to combat food waste and climate change. This Slow Food celebration has been adapted to the library space. Join to chop veggies from Sweet Roots to save for the freezer instead of sending to the landfill. This is an in-person event. Register online.

Turtle Talk
Tuesday, April 26, 6-7 p.m.
Ben Phillips, a graduate fellow in wildlife biology and conservation at the University of New Hampshire, introduces the freshwater turtle species found in New England. He shares background information about freshwater turtle biology and ecology as well as the landscape and environmental factors that place turtle populations at risk, the methods that have been used to monitor turtle populations, and potential steps for the future of freshwater turtle conservation. No registration required. Join the presentation here.

Braver Angels introduction
Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Are there family members you’d like to talk with about your political differences, perhaps a conservative cousin or a progressive son or daughter, but don’t know how to begin? Do you have friends you stay away from to avoid difficult political discussions?
Learn more about Braver Angels, a citizens’ organization that helps conservative, progressive and liberal Americans talk respectfully with one another … with some surprising results.Register at to attend in person or here to attend via Zoom.

Don’t miss these related events:
Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.: “Reuniting America” film and discussion. Register here for in-person event.
Sunday, May 15, 2:30-5:30 p.m.: “Depolarizing Within” workshop. Register here.

Ongoing Programs
Free Little Art Gallery Opening
Introducing the smallest art gallery in Charlotte. Come by the circulation desk for a visit. Feel free to take a piece that you like, add a piece of your own artwork—or both. All media is welcome as long as it fits inside. Use your own materials or pick up the April Take & Make for supplies to make your own masterpiece.

Preschool story time resumes
Tuesdays through May 17, 10-11 a.m.
Join us in-person Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the library for Preschool Story Time fun with stories, crafts and play time. The program will be held in the program room unless it is warm enough to be held on the library porch. All children two years of age and over and their guardians must wear a mask at all times per library policy when indoors. No registration required.

Knitting drop-in
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
Swing by for in person knitting night at the library. Dust off those old projects you’ve been wanting to finish, start a new project, or even pick up a new skill. Jessica Card, a local knitting teacher at Shelburne Craft School, will be hosting the knitting night and hopes to grow the community of knitters in town. She will be around to get people started, help with existing projects and working on a knitting project as well. No registration required.

Book Chat
Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Join Margaret Friday mornings on Zoom 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. Please register here.

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Library contact information
Margaret Woodruff, director
Cheryl Sloan, youth services librarian
Susanna Kahn, tech librarian
802-425-3864 or The Charlotte Library.