September Happenings @ Charlton Public Library
Visit our website (charltonlibrary.org) for a full listing of programs and events.
PROGRAMS FOR BIG KIDS
Movies @ The Library, All showings are Tuesdays at 1:00 & 5:30 in Dexter Hall. No registration.
Tuesday, September 6 -
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA starring Michelle Dockery. The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa. 2022; PG; 2hrs 4min.
Tuesday, September 13 -
DR. STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Doctor Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong and others. 2022; PG-13; 2 hrs 6 min.
Tuesday, September 20 -
A MAN CALLED OVE starring Rolf Lassgard. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. 2015; PG-13; 1 hr 56 min.
Tuesday, September 27 -
TOP GUN: MAVERICK starring Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. 2022; PG-13; 2 hrs 10 min.
Silver Needles Knitting Group
Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 - Upstairs Reading Room
Bring your current project and relax with friends while taking in the view in the upstairs reading room. All are welcome, regardless of skill level; no registration required.
Thursday, September 1, 6:30-7:45 - Community Meeting Room
The Charlton Library Genealogy Group is a friendly group of people who share an interest in genealogy and local history. We meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 to share our research or learn from others. All are welcome; registration is not required.
Book Discussion - ETERNAL by Lisa Scottoline
Thursday, September 8, 6:30-7:30 in the Local History Room (and via Zoom)
If you have read this book and want to take part in the discussion please join us! If you want to sit and listen, that’s fine too! All are welcome to join us. The group meets in person in the Local History Room. If you prefer to participate remotely via Zoom, the link is on our event calendar (charltonlibrary.org).
Community Yoga Class with Linda Davis
Saturday, September 17, 8:30 - 9:30 - Maynard Field
Join local instructor, Linda Davis, for a free monthly community yoga class. All ages and levels are welcome. Children under age 5 must have a caregiver with them at all times. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring your own yoga mat. Registration is required.
Musical Performance - Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 - 7:30 - Dexter Hall
Join us for the final performance in our Summer Music Series as we host local musicians Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. Accompanying themselves on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, penny whistle, electric bass, and most uniquely clarinet, their live performances are both musically captivating and spiritually uplifting as audiences are carefully balanced between serious songs and humorous commentary – concert goers will leave feeling a bit more human, as if they have experienced something genuine.
CULE- Charlton Ukulele League & Ensemble
Thursday, September 22, 6:00-8:00 - Community Meeting Room
This club is a FREE, fun, low stress and entertaining way for adults 18+ to learn music together. You will be guided by experienced musicians who encourage you to find your own level of achievement. Making music together is the perfect antidote to the feeling that you will never be able to play music. You can! What’s more you’ll enjoy the company of others. Any questions? Email Rich at [email protected]
Special Film Screening and Discussion - CYCLE OF MEMORY
Thursday, September 29, 6:00 - Dexter Hall
Join Dementia Friendly Charlton for a special screening of Cycle of Memory: the new award-winning documentary about two siblings’ bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer’s. The film is 72 minutes long and will be followed by a Q+A with filmmaker Alex Leff. This program is presented by Dementia Friendly Charlton, and is supported in part by a grant from the Charlton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS/TEENS
Drop-in Lego Club
Fridays, 3:00-4:30 - Children’s Room
Join your friends and build a Lego creation! Try out our weekly challenge or make up your own design.
Best for ages 5 -12. Lego creations must remain at the library, but may be displayed until the next class. This is a drop-in program. Registration is not required. Parents/Guardians are responsible for monitoring their children while they are in the room. A staff member or teen volunteer may be present, but the program is not facilitated by an instructor.
Storytimes for ages 0-5 begin the week of September 12. Check our event calendar for details on days, times and registration information.
Tween Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, September 13, 6:00-6:45 pm - Story Time Room
Do you love graphic novels? Join us to talk about why we love these books and do some fun activities! Best for ages 9-13. Read the book before the meeting so we can talk about it! We have two choices for this month: MIGHTY JACK by Ben Hatke and KATIE THE CATSITTER by Colleen Venable. Pick up a copy of your choice (or read both!) at the Children’s Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
Teen Craft Night & Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, September 10, 10:00-11:00 - Community Meeting Room
Tuesday, September 20, August 18, 5:00-5:45 - Community Meeting Room
Meet up to discuss Teen Programming for the Library, make a craft, and earn an hour of community service! For grades 5-12. Did we mention there will be snacks?! Registration is required.
Pre-K Yoga with Linda Davis
Wednesday, September 15, 11:15-11:45 - Dexter Hall
For ages 2.5-5 years old. Caregivers must be present during class. Please have children wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Registration is required.
Middle-Grade Book Club
Thursday, September 22, 6:30-7:15 - Story Time Room
For those in grades 5-8. Join us for a discussion of FACELESS by Kathryn Lasky. Books are available at the Children’s Circulation Desk. Registration is required.