115 Ferry Rd, Charlotte

802-425-3864 (Mon. & Wed.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues., Thurs. & Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun.: Closed)

69 Ballards Corner, Hinesburg

802-482-2878 (Mon. & Sat.: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tues.-Fri: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun.: Closed)

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Outdoor storytime

Tuesdays, Oct. 19 and 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes and crafts, followed by snacks and book browsing. No registration required.

Legos on picnic tables

Friday, Oct. 15, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Outdoors on the library patio for Lego activities, free play and snacks. For kids kindergarten through grade 4, and registration is required.

Hands and needles

Mondays, Oct. 18, 25, 10 a.m.-noon

Gather for a morning of creativity and conversation. Bring whatever project you are working on — quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc.

Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Alfred Hitchcock’s career spanned 40 years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston discusses the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter.

Winston draws on 12 film clips, starting with his 1925 silent “The Lodger” and continuing through to his Hollywood classics such as “Notorious” and “Rear Window. Registration required.

Discussions with kids about racism

Thursday, Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.

What experiences and challenges have you had talking with the young people in your life about racism? “The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth” is an anthology from notable middle-grade writers and illustrators reflecting on the conversations — both from when they were kids and with their own kids — about the way racism impacts their lives. Get a copy of the book to read and preregister for this Zoom talk.

Movie Night: Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’

Friday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m.

Plan is to host a crisp fall evening outdoor showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic thriller “Rear Window” starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Bring some cozy seating and blankets for the fall chill. Popcorn provided. May move indoors.

Email meg@carpentercarse.org to register.

Book discussion: ‘Rebecca’

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7-8 p.m.

October’s pick — just ahead of Halloween — is “Rebecca,” the gothic novel by Daphne du Maurier from 1938. Reserve a copy at meg@carpentercarse.org.

Outdoor craft & learn: Bats

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Join educator Jerry Schneider Learn to learn about bats and bat habitats followed by Halloween snacks, stories and crafts. Kids kindergarten through grade 4, and registration is required.

Folk jam: Live music with Songfarmers

Thursday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Do you play an acoustic instrument or just love to sing along to old time, blues, country and folk music? Join SongFarmers during their monthly gathering and participate in this live music offering. Free and open to the public.

So you think you might have a book in you …

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:45-8 p.m.

Local author Bill Schubart offers a virtual talk about what it takes to bring an idea to a finished manuscript, a book (print, ebook, audio book) and finally to readers. Register for this free talk.

‘The Nowhere Child’

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

November’s pick is “The Nowhere Child” by Christian White. Reserve a copy of the book.

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