Make Music Day runs harmoniously smooth

Courtesy photoPeople enjoy music played on the library’s porch at Make Music Day.
Courtesy photo
People enjoy music played on the library’s porch at Make Music Day.

Make Music VT was a wonderful afternoon and evening of entertainment on the library porch. Thank you to Nick Carter for organizing and acting as emcee and to Ted LeBlanc for managing the sound system and helping everything run smoothly.

Friends of the Library book sale
Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Donation dates: Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, July 7, 8, 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday, July 12, 4-7 p.m.

Children’s programs

Summer reading program begins
Create your own packet with the fun options for pick-up in the children’s area of the library.
You can find a complete listing of all summer reading activities here.

‘Winnie the Pooh’
Tuesday, July 4, noon
“Winnie the Pooh” will be presented on the Charlotte Town Green by The Very Merry Theatre. Bring low lawn chairs or blankets, water and sunscreen. The Charlotte Library will be closed on July 4. There will be limited bathroom access only.

Make-it Monday
Mondays, July 10-31, 1 p.m.
Monday afternoons in July are the perfect time for craft projects. We’ll dabble in art, make sun catchers and dinosaur gardens, weave friendship bracelets and create rain sticks. Age 6 and up.

Young children’s story time
Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.
No registration required.

Preschool free play
Wednesdays, July 12-26, 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, library director Margaret Woodruff selects a theme and highlights related titles from the library collection. No registration necessary.

Garden Circle
Wednesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.
Join the Garden Circle of volunteers who will tend the educational gardens around the library this year. Contact Garden Stewards Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton to sign up and join in the merry group work sessions this growing season.

Crochet & Knit Night
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
Claudia Marshall is your host for a casual weekly session of crocheting and chatting, knitting and catching up. Bring your project or start a new one with yarn and needles available at the library, along with plenty of books to instruct and inspire. For teens and adults.

Short story selections
First and third Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Join 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. Copies of the stories are available at the library circulation desk or via email. Register in advance for the Zoom link.

Grange on the Green
Thursday, July 6, 5:30-7 p.m.
Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie play everything from French Canadian dance tunes to Tin Pan Alley, old-time country and a healthy dose of originals. Thanks to sponsors Philo Ridge Farm, ReArch Company and Otter Creek Awnings.

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 on the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Thursday, July 6, at 6 p.m. online and in person. Please contact the library or visit the library website for more information.