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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 Charlotte Library

KIDS

Preschool storytime

Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14 and 21, 10-11 a.m.

Preschool stories, crafts and activities. Ages 2 and up.

Kinder & first grade storytime

Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14 and 21, 3-4 p.m.

Preschool free play

Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22, 10-11 a.m.

Kids explore the sensory table, sorting, playing with blocks, play dough and more. Ages 3 and 4. 

ADULTS

Stillwater meditation with Rain Stickney

Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 25, 9-10 a.m.

Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. No registration required.

Book discussion series: Our Better Nature

Monday, Feb. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Grounded in experience and science, “Our Better Nature: Hopeful Excursions in Saving Biodiversity,” presents readers with stories, essays and resources to guide and inspire action in favor of nature everywhere. Preregister. Book available at library.

Men’s book discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30-9 p.m.

Short story selections

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m.

Join library director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. Copies of the stories available at the circulation desk.

Book chat

Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22, 3-4 p.m.

Join Margaret Friday on Zoom to discuss new books, old books and books missed.

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

To register, reserve books or for more information, contact Rachel Matthews at rachel@carpentercarse.org. Masks required indoors.

Hands and needles

Mondays in February, 10 a.m.-noon

Bring whatever project you are working on — quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. No registration required.

Chess club

Saturdays in February, 1-3 p.m.

Players of any age or experience drop in for a weekly game of skill and wits. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Weekly Lego club

Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Students in kindergarten to grade 4. Special weekly challenge for kids.

Folk Jam with SongFarmers of Hinesburg

Thursday, Feb. 2, 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 its monthly gathering and participate in a live music offering. Free and open to the public in the library’s community room. Masks required.

Weekly storytime

Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30-10 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. Contact jen@carpentercarse.org to sign up.

Morning book group: ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

February’s pick is “My Sister, the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Reserve a copy of the book (as available).

Zoom trivia

Monday, Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m.

Enjoy three rounds of trivia relating to this month’s theme, Valentine’s Day. The winning individual or team will receive a swoon-worthy prize. Email for the Zoom link.

Film club: ‘Dr. Strangelove’

Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-8 p.m.

Join local film buff Larry Parker for popcorn and a film discussion. February’s screening is “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964), directed by Stanley Kubrick. RSVP to rachel@carpentercarse.org.

Game night

Friday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m.

Friendly competition with cards, dice and tokens galore. Have a favorite game at home? Bring it in to share. All ages welcome.

Evening book talk: ‘The Water Dancer’

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-8 p.m.

The pick for February is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Reserve a copy of the book and sign up for the link at rachel@carpentercarse.org.

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