If you are curious, the library has something for you

As we head into spring, be on the lookout for:

  • Outdoor programs
  • Bulbs popping up in the library gardens
  • Cooking programs on the Charlie Cart, the library’s mobile kitchen.

Interested in any or all of these? Let us know. Have ideas for other activities at the library? Let us know.
We are your library and we appreciate the opportunity to work and learn together. Per library policy, all library programs are free and open to the public.

Courtesy photoWalk and talk about book the ‘Changes in the Land’ in the Charlotte Park & Wildife Refuge this Saturday with librarians from three towns.
Courtesy photo
Walk and talk about book the ‘Changes in the Land’ in the Charlotte Park & Wildife Refuge this Saturday with librarians from three towns.

Children’s programs

Young children’s story time
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
No registration required.

Kindergarten/first grade after-school story time
Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Please contact youth services librarian Cheryl Sloan for information about this session.

Preschool free play
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Exploring the sensory table, sorting, playing with blocks, play dough — these are a few of the open-ended projects planned for Wednesday morning play-based learning at the Charlotte Library. Ages 2-4. No registration required.

Programs for adults

Book Chat
Wednesdays, 3 p.m.
Meet each week to discuss new books, old books and books we might have missed. Each week, Woodruff selects a theme and highlights related titles from the library collection. No registration necessary.

Stillwater Meditation
Saturdays, 9 a.m.
Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Come to one, many or all meetings. No registration necessary. Stillwater Meditation is an offering of Rain Elizabeth Healing Arts.

Discussion: “The Hummingbirds’ Gift”
Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That’s where Brenda Sherburn comes in. With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In “The Hummingbird’s Gift,” Sherburn shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are. Copies available at the circulation desk. Register in advance for the Zoom link.

Walk & Talk: “Changes in the Land”
Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m.
Join librarians from Hinesburg, Shelburne and Charlotte for the next tri-town book walk and talk about William Cronon’s book, “Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England,” while walking through the Charlotte Park & Wildlife Refuge. Jane Dorney from the Vermont Master Naturalist program leads us through the park, looking at the landscape through Cronon’s lens. Meet at the Greenbush Road parking lot.

Craft night
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Join us for a fun evening of crafting. Several project options will be available including vinyl stickers using the Cricut, book page art and decoupage. Try one or all. For teens and up. Registration is requested by emailing.

Art opening: Theresa Petrow
Sunday, April 2, 2-4 p.m.
Join Petrow for an informal gallery review of her paintings, currently on display at the Charlotte Library.

Short story selections
Wednesdays, April 5 & 19, 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 two to three stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories are available at the library circulation desk or via email. Register.

Explaining your mind on plants
Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Suzanne Tremblay earned her masters from Goddard College in health art and science, focusing on trauma among first responders and how psychedelic therapy can offer new possibilities for these sufferers and others. Join her to learn more about these new tools that can complement mental health healing and care in our medical practices and, in fact, stem from indigenous traditions around the world.

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

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The Charlotte Library Board of Trustees meets regularly on the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The next meeting takes place on this Thursday, April 6, online and in-person. Please contact the library or visit the library website for more information.