News from the Charlotte Library

By Margaret Woodruff | Contributor



Preschool Lunch Bunch, Tuesdays 12:15 to 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 First Grade), Tuesdays 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.  Extend the school day enjoying books, songs, poems and crafts. Students ride the blue bus to library. Registration required for both sessions.

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: April 10 to April 16. We will host a Library Snapshot Day and encourage everyone to stop in and show their support for the library. In addition to our “photo booth,” we will be working on our library infographic, too. Stay tuned for details!

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 10 a.m.: Mystery Book Group: The Devotion of Suspect X. This Japanese thriller by Keigo Higashino “complements the familiar psychological suspense/thriller/mystery genre by infusing Japanese philosophy.” Join us for coffee and conversation about this fascinating book. Copies available at the circulation desk to check out.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 7 p.m.: Deborah Felmeth: Syria: Remember Me. With a long and enduring passion for Syria, Felmeth brings her photo collection and stories of the beleaguered and beautiful land she has known since 1991.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 7 p.m.: Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Meet the dogs and the people behind this program that “ bring[s] joy and comfort to people in a host of Vermont hospitals and other health-related venues, nursing and retirement homes, child and adult day care centers, and correctional facilities.”

LIBRARY BOARD: Emily Ferris, Nan Mason, Danielle Menk, Jonathan Silverman, Robert Smith.
Next Meeting: April 14, 6 p.m.

Trendy Titles @ the Library


Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work by Kat Arney. (Nonfiction) In 1935, Ernest Hemingway was supposedly given Snow White, a six-toed cat who went on to father a line of similar offspring that still roam the writer’s Florida estate. Scientists now know that the fault driving this profusion of digits lies in a tiny genetic control switch, miles away (in molecular terms) from the gene that “makes” toes…We’ve all heard of genes, but how do they actually work?

Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs. (Memoir) In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he’s had while living in New York, Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out.

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Fiction) A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.

Travelers by Chris Pavone. (Mystery/Thriller) It’s 3 a.m. Do you know where your husband is?
Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland.