Keep track of Earth Month actions on Earth Month bingo card

There are all sorts of activities during April to celebrate Earth Month in Charlotte.

Swap seeds, plant trees, repair things, count frogs and promote pollinators among other things. Participants can use the Earth Month bingo card and calendar to keep track of events. Get your bingo card.

During April, you’re invited to select actions that resonate with your values, committing to them for 30 days to foster and reinforce positive habits. Each action you complete earns points and generates real-world impact. Your efforts, combined with those of your team, contribute to a significant collective difference. Join.

There will be an Earth Month celebration on April 27 and you can submit your bingo card then for Love Your Earth raffle prizes.

Eclipse viewing at the library
Monday, April 8, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Celebrate the total eclipse on the Charlotte Town Green. A limited number of viewing glasses will be available as well as hands-on activities.

Earth Month story times
Tuesday & Friday, April 9 & 12, 10 a.m.
Join for some fun and festive stories to celebrate Earth Month.

Stories of earth activism
Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Earth Day, since its founding in 1970, has inspired generations of people dedicated to improving and protecting the environment. Join with others to hear and share stories of taking action to make a difference. Get inspired by hearing how Charlotte’s conservation organizations got started.

Courtesy photo. Hannah Miller, a Vermont State University professor, visited the Charlotte Library’s knitting group. Miller’s goal is to visit – and knit– in as many of Vermont’s public libraries as she can during her sabbatical.
Courtesy photo. Hannah Miller, a Vermont State University professor, visited the Charlotte Library’s knitting group. Miller’s goal is to visit – and knit– in as many of Vermont’s public libraries as she can during her sabbatical.

Earth Month celebration on town green
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
10:30 a.m.: Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper
12 p.m.: Disco Soup Lunch: “Save our food, save our planet’’
12:30 p.m.: Alicia Daniel, Vermont Master Naturalist Program
Ahead of the Storm rain garden tours
Earth Month team info tables

Special events

Writer’s studio
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
Looking for a welcoming spot to share your writing? Join us for the three-town Writer’s Studio, a positive atmosphere to share feedback about writing projects big and small. Geoff Gevalt of the Vermont Young Writer’s Project serves as the facilitator for this monthly meet-up that rotates among our three neighboring libraries. Check with the library to sign up.

Cooking book club
Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.
What does “heritage cooking” mean to you? Beloved family dishes? A recipe from a favorite cuisine? Or something else entirely? However you interpret it, we’d love to have you join us for this session of the “Cooking Book Club.” Bring a dish to share for this relaxed evening of conversation and cuisine. If you need help or inspiration, please stop by the library and we can help you. Please let us know if you’ll be joining us.

Dog communication program
Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m.
This popular, long-running dog communication and safety lecture is a multi-media extravaganza of fun where the audience also gets to test their “dog reading” skills. This program is rescheduled from March 11. Dog trainer Deb Helfrich demystifies dog communication, reveals some common dog-human misunderstandings, and explores how we can all live safely and happily together. Registration appreciated but not required.

Children’s programs

Preschool story time
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m.
Come to the Charlotte Library for preschool stories, crafts and activities. No registration required. Age 2 and over.

Preschool play time
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Play in the preschool years enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as to use and develop their imagination and creativity. We’ll be 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.

Let’s LEGO
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Drop-in for LEGO free play. There will be loads of LEGO bricks out along with some books and prompts for inspiration. For all ages. Please note children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Programs for adults

Stillwater meditation
Saturdays, 9 a.m. (except Feb. 24 & March 2)
Poetry and meditation are offered freely and in person to the Charlotte community. Come for quiet reflection, contemplation and gentle meditation instruction. Respect for all beings and faiths is a foundational quality of our time together. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome.

Mystery book group
Monday, April 15, 10 a.m.
As the Luftwaffe makes its last, desperate assaults on the battered city in 1944, Londoners take to the underground shelters amidst the black out in “Blackout.” Detective-Sergeant Troy starts with the clue of a neatly dismembered corpse, leading him into a world of stateless refugees, military intelligence and corruption all the way to the top of Allied High Command. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Recurring programs

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

Crochet & knit night
Wednesdays, 5-6:30 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
Wednesdays, March 20 & April 3, 1 p.m.
Join library director Margaret Woodruff to discuss short stories old and new on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Via Zoom.

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

Due to scheduling conflicts, the April library board meeting will take place on Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Please contact the library or visit the library website for more information.