Sept. 13 to Oct. 4 at 3:15 p.m. Gears, pulleys, levers, motors and more. Kids can build amazing machines and learn how to make them work even better. 4th grade and up. Space is limited. Registration required.
Library Board of Trustees
Meets tonight, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the library.
Mystery book group
Meets Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. to discuss “The Hollow Man” by John Dickson Carr. Join the group for coffee and conversation about this classic “locked-room” mystery. Copies are available at the circulation desk.
Tuesday story times
Beginning Sept. 18 for all ages. Space is limited, so registration is required.
• Baby Time at 9 a.m. If you’re a parent or caregiver for a baby or toddler, join Colleen Boyce for stories, songs and wordplay in a program designed to share the love of reading with our youngest visitors.
• Fun Time Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 are invited as we read and share old favorites and new stories and explore the world around us through books. Crafts and snacks add to the fun of this hour-long program.
• After School Story Time at 2:15 p.m. If you’re in kindergarten or first grade, hop off the bus at the library for stories, snacks, crafts and games that focus on nourishing a love for books.
International Read an E-Book Day
Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. Learn how to download an ebook (or audiobook) for free with your library card. Please bring your e-reader or device. If you use a Kindle, have Amazon account information.
Author Jack Mayer visits Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his latest book, a work of historical fiction based on a true story about Weimar Germany and the rise of the Third Reich. It explores how ordinary Germans became complicit in extraordinary crimes. Copies available at the circulation desk.
Musicians and songwriters, Mike Abler, Tyler Smith and Karen Knaebel bring their talents to the Charlotte Library in the third session from the Burlington Songwriters Group on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.