News from Charlotte Library

Holiday closings

The library will be closed Dec. 25-26; also Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 for the holidays, and for an in- service day Jan. 2.

LEGO Drop-in

On Friday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. youngsters can drop by the library from some LEGO fun. For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pick up a good book in January

The library has three new book discussion programs beginning in the New Year:

  • Mondays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. Discussion of “Walking Each Other Home” facilitated by poet and hospice activist Pam MacPherson. This book shows “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Copies available at the library.
  • Thursdays, Jan. 10, 24 and Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. This group will use the book “Surviving the Future” along with Transition Town Charlotte to look into the future at how the arts and community engagement in fun are essential to a healthy community. David Fleming’s engaging book shows that it is not only desirable, but actually the only system with a realistic claim to longevity. Copies available at the Charlotte Library.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The Men’s Book Group debuts and asks the library’s “gentlemen” patrons: What do you enjoy reading? Historical novels? Biographies? Mystery? Non-fiction? Would you enjoy sharing perspectives with others? If so, consider joining a lively, informal once-a-month book group for men to address issues raised in books chosen by participants. The first book chosen by Jonathan Silverman is “The Contact Surgeon” by Dan O’Brian. Copies and a sign-up sheet are available at the library.

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