Charlotte Library News: June 5, 2014

Charlotte Library LogoOnline options: There’s no doubt we love visitors at the Charlotte Library. Any chance to chat, share book news, and catch up on activities is welcome. We also embrace the online options available to the Charlotte Library and, through that, to you. The flagship option for downloading audio and e-books is Listen Up Vermont, a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium but now there is more! One-Click Digital, run through the Vermont Department of Libraries, offers a variety of e-books as well as audiobooks to download for your reading and listening pleasure. While we’d love to see you here at the library, you don’t have to darken our doors to get these materials.  Simply set up an account and login through the Charlotte Library website, If you need assistance, give us a call and we can help you navigate your way to some new titles.

Monday-Friday, June 16-20 from 10am-noon or 1-3pm: Classical Connections: STEAMpunk Time Machine: H.G. Wells Meets Leviathan. A “back to the future” mash-up! Explore time travel and punk tech with H.G. Wells’ classic “Time Machine” and Scott Westerfeld’s modern World War I adventure. Classical Connections is a collaboration between Charlotte Central School and the Charlotte Library for incoming seventh and eighth graders discover the wonders of the classical literature. Please call or email the library to sign up: 425-3864 or

Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30am: Summer Reading Kick-Off. Celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Program with a leap into the pond with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Sign up from our terrific menu of programs and check out some new books to get your summer started! (No registration required.)

Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm: St. Andrew’s Pipe Band of Vermont performing on the library green. Bring the family and a picnic supper, chairs, and a blanket to hail the start of summer with pipes and drums.

Monday, June 30, Time TBA: Makers Series Toy Hacking. Exploring and manipulating electronic toys is a great way to learn circuitry and how to identify input, output and power. See what re-creations you can come up with in this hands-on workshop. Ages 11 and over. Please call or email the library to sign up.