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

Permaculture in action: Planning for new plantings at the Charlotte Library

Get hands-on with the newly expanded library. Under the guidance of landscape architect Jim Donovan and permaculture edicator Karen Tuininga, participants will learn landscaping design basics, then use them to develop plans for educational opportunities for the library’s outdoor space. This includes a restored wetland.

The program will also bring into the mix holistic permaculture principles. Gain practical skills while doing meaningful work for the library. 

Sessions will be held in February and March. No prior experience required, but some knowledge of permaculture principles and native plants is helpful. Continuing education credit may be available. 


Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, March 14, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., evenings Feb. 13, 17, 20 and 24, March 2 and 5, 7–9 p.m.

Contact Margaret Woodruff for details and to register (by Jan. 30) at 425-3864 or margaret@charlottepubliclibrary.org. 

Sponsored by the Seed Library and Friends of the Charlotte Library.

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Winter LEGO Club

Thursdays, Jan.16, 23 and 30, 3-4 p.m.

Come to the library afterschool for friends, snacks and lots of Legos. Bring ideas but leave the non-library Legos at home. Open to students 5-10 years old. Space is limited; email jen@carpentercarse.org to reserve a spot.

After-School Movie

Friday, Jan. 24, 3:15 p.m.

A family friendly movie, friends and snacks. Showing a newly released film. All ages are welcome; children should be accompanied by an adult.

NAMI Vermont - In Our Own Voice

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4:30 p.m.

An educational and recovery-oriented presentation given by trained presenters who are living

full and productive lives while personally overcoming the challenges of their mental health condition(s). This program will provide practical, useful information about mental health.

Hands and Needles

Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon.

Join handcrafting enthusiasts for a morning of creativity and conversation. Bring an in-progress project – quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. Free and open to the public.

Youngster Storytime

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.

Story time for children ages five and under, and their caregivers. Gather for stories, songs and games, followed by free play and snacks. All are welcome.

Youngster Movement and Music

Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Get ready to move: Friends of Families hosts this program at the library. Come enjoy songs and movement games geared for ages 3 and under, and their caregivers (older siblings welcome). All are welcome. Free.

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