Charlotte Library news

By Margaret Woodruff | Director | Contributor

Upcoming at the Charlotte Library

Saturday, October 3, 10:30 a.m. Seed Saving Workshop. Master Gardener Joan Weed shares her techniques and tips for keeping seeds healthy and viable for next spring’s planting. Join us, with seeds or without.

Beginning October 6: It’s Time for Story Time!

Preschool Lunch Bunch, Tuesdays 12:15–1:15 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled hour at the library with books, poems, songs and crafts. Please bring a packed lunch. (Preschool story hour is   designed for children ages 3 to 5 who can quietly enjoy a story time setting with or without a guardian.)

Early Elementary Story Time (kindergarten and 1st grade), Tuesdays 3:15–4:15 p.m. Extend the school day with an hour at the library enjoying books, songs, poems and crafts. Light snack provided. Students can ride the blue bus to the library.

Monday, October 12, 10 a.m. Mystery Book Group: An Unkindness of Ravens. The 13th outing for Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford, this novel is considered one of the best in the series. Copies are available to check out at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, October 13, 7 p.m. Book Making Workshop. Book Arts Guild artist Marcia Vogler shares the steps for creating your own special journal. Using recycled and re-purposed materials, learn how to make a three-section book. You will walk away with a small completed book model and ideas for many more.

Wednesdays, October 14 to November 18, 3:15–4:15 p.m. Tinker Belles Afterschool Program. See how women are putting S.T.E.A.M. into action on the job. Each week a guest mentor will lead kids in a hands-on project related to their work. Topics include CSI with the FBI, extracting digestible DNA, and coding the digital world. For 3rd – 5th graders. Registration required. Call 425-3864 or email

Wednesday, October 14 and alternate Wednesdays thereafter, 5 p.m. Library Knitters. Join us to knit, chat, and compare fiber notes. Bring a project or we can provide needles and wool to get you started.

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. Book group discussion of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Copies of Muriel Spark’s novel are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m. Strategic Planning for College. Dr. Roberta Tansman, former college admissions officer, presents the steps and strategies to get teens ready for applying to college. Recommended for teens 9th grade and up together with parents.

Thursday, October 22, 7–9:30 p.m. Movie: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. A follow-up from the book discussion. New library registration for juveniles: In keeping with recommendations from the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Charlotte Library will issue juvenile library cards beginning September 1, 2015. New patrons 15 years and under will fill out a special registration card. Current library users, please look for communication from us regarding juvenile birth dates so we can update our records. If you have any questions, please give us a call: 425-3864.

Log-in change for library accounts: Access your library account at our website Under the “my account” tab select “renew or place a hold.”

Username: your full library card number: ex: 2V65A0000000000.

Password: your last name (first letter capital, then lower case): ex: Woodruff.

Library board members: Emily Ferris, Dorrice Hammer, Nan Mason, Danielle Menk, Jonathan Silverman.