Charlotte Library News

Upcoming at the library

Summer story time
Reading fun at Adam’s Berry Farm
Tuesdays, July 24 & 31 at 9:30 a.m. Meet us t the farm for a summer of berries, great stories, gardening and busy activities. All ages are welcome.

Rock out at Preschool Story Time
Fridays, June 29-July 27 at 10:30 a.m.: drop in for stories, songs and crafts. For ages 3-5.

Reading Rocks
Monday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.: Discover all things “rock” from rockets, rock music and geology, the study of rocks! For grades 3 & up.

Instrument petting zoo
Friday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mark Sustic of Young Traditions Vermont, with support from the Mockingbird Foundation, will bring a collection of instruments for the express purpose of exploration.

Microscopic geology  
Rocks and minerals from around the world
Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.  Jan Schwarz of Project Micro shares the wonders right beneath our feet, from quartz to crystal and more. Ages 7 and up.

Lego Club
Thursdays, June 28-July 26 at 10 a.m. Build your own creations and test your imagination and Lego skills in the weekly challenge. A drop-in program for grades 3 & up.

Steam Challenge camp
Monday-Thursday, July 30-Aug 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Explore all parts of the science, tech, engineering, arts & math world. A new hands-on project each day! Sign up for one day or all four. For rising 4th-8th graders. In partnership with RETN and supported by steam grants from local donors.

Summer of Numbers
Can doing math in the summer be fun? Yes, with the Summer of Numbers and a daily math problem.  Just pick up a constellation chart and star stickers to track your progress. For all ages.

Adult interest
Summer book group at the Senior Center
Mondays, August 6-20 at 10:30 a.m. “The Handmaid’s Tale” became a dystopian TV hit last fall. Join us to read the novel by Margaret Atwood on which it was based. The story is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian, Christian theonomy that has overthrown the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred and her role in a commander’s house as servant and surrogate. Copies of the book available at the Charlotte Library and Charlotte Senior Center prior to the first meeting.

Tech time at the library
Wednesdays in July, 10 a.m.-noon. Want to download a book or learn a language online? Need a little help with your smartphone? Drop in and get some personalized help with our tech librarian.

Hammock-nappers book club: a book a month!
Hop in your hammock for the second year of our laidback book group! You can pick up copies of our monthly selections and then settle in for a leisurely read. July:  “The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff; August: “As lie is to Grin” by Simeon Marsalis. Join us on Facebook at Charlotte Library Hammock Nappers Book Group.

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