News from The Charlotte Library

By Margaret Woodruff | Contributor
Juggling: Whether this word conjures up circus acts with spinning plates and pointed swords or daily sprints from one event and meeting to another, juggling implies a sense of frenzied control. Although we’re not preparing a big top here at the library, there are days when we do an awful lot of juggling. Take one recent morning: telecommuters at the main reading table, newspaper readers in the comfy chairs, more computer users on the public PCs, story time in the back room, preschool visitors in the children’s room, book and movie browsers in the stacks, staff proctoring an exam in the back office and other staff offering reader’s recommendations at the circulation desk. Whew! Fortunately, no plates, literal or figurative, were dropped during our busy day. We welcome the activity and the chance for connection and communication it brings. As one dad left with reluctant children in tow (“Why do we have to leave the library?!” they moaned), he chuckled, “You can tell my family is so glad you’re here!”  And we are too. Time to go stack the plates for another day.

Upcoming @ the library

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On display at the library:  “Shoes for M.” These collage postcards by Marcia Vogler represent three years of communication between the artist and her friend struggling with breast cancer.

Tuesdays it’s time for story time!

Preschool Lunch Bunch, Tuesdays 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Please bring a packed lunch. For children ages 3 to 5 who can enjoy story time with or without a guardian.
Early Elementary Story Time (kindergarten and 1st grade), Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  Extend the school day enjoying books, songs, poems and crafts. Students ride the blue bus to library.
Monday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.  Mystery Book Group: A Great Deliverance, by Elizabeth George. Copies available for check out at the circulation desk.
Wednesdays, Nov. 4 to Dec. 2, 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. For 3rd–5th graders. (Program full)
Friday, Nov. 6, 3:15 p.m. Lego Club for 1st–3rd grades. Explore the world of Legos with build challenges and DIY time, too. Take the blue bus from CCS. Call to register.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m. Knit Some Mitts. The Charlotte Library Knitters are making mittens for the holidays and invite you to join them. Stop by Nov. 11, to look over the patterns, select materials and get started. A free coupon to the new yarn store, Must Love Yarn, will help keep you inspired. Join us for additional meeting dates on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 16, to work on and finish up your project.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.  Neuroplasticity: How the Brain Heals Itself. Learn about this new paradigm for well-being and how to use it in your life, with guidance from Mischul Brownstone, Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner.
Friday, Nov. 13, 3:15 p.m.  Lego Club for 4th grade +. Explore the world of Legos with build challenges and DIY time, too. Take the blue bus from CCS. Call to register.
Monday, Nov. 16, 6:45 p.m.  Charlotte Library Community Forum. Join the conversation to share your library’s future. Dessert and coffee. Childcare provided.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.  Cold Weather Comfort. Stay healthy during cold and flu season!  Discover natural, safe and effective strategies to support your immune system from Dr. Susan Jacobs, N.D.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.  Library Book Discussion. Just in time for the chilly days, Cold Comfort Farm, the comic novel by Stella Gibbons. Copies available for checkout at circulation desk.
Happy Thanksgiving! The Library will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, and re-open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.