News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Youngster story times

Tuesdays, 9:30-10 a.m.

Join us every week for story time. Children ages 0-5-years old and their caregivers come together for books, songs, rhymes and games. Followed by a snack and free play in the library. All are welcome.

Youngster music and movement

Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m.

Get ready to move. Friends of Families hosts. Children ages 0-5-years old and their caregivers are welcome for songs and movement games, followed by snack. All are welcome. Free.

Drop-in computer help

Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.

Charleen is taking appointments and has open office hours Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. If you have a specific project you are looking for help with, contact her directly at


Tech help

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

We still have our regular Tech Help hours on Thursdays. Contact Richard at to sign up for a 30-minute slot.

Hands and Needles

Mondays, 10 a.m.- noon

Join handcrafting enthusiasts for a morning of creativity and conversation. Bring whatever project you are working on – quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. Free and open to the public.

Fall book group forming

“How to Break Up With Your Phone – The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life”

Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Local media literacy educator and mom, Suzie McCoy, will lead group meetings and discussions on this timely book by Catherine Price. Discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply and form new memories. Learn how to make customized changes to settings, apps, environment and our mindset that will ultimately enable us to take back control of our lives.

Email Jill or call 802-482-2878 to sign up for the group. Library provides a limited number of books; sign up early to borrow a copy. If you are interested in joining, plan to read “Part 1: The Wake Up” prior to the first meeting.

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