Monday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: 69 Ballards Corner Road, Hinesburg 05461
Web Site: carpentercarse.org
We are ready to hook you up with a great book you may not have encountered yet. Fill out a dating profile and we will connect you with a book you might just fall in love with. Slated to arrive this month are new books by C.J. Box, JD Robb, Jonathan Kellerman, James Rollins, Rebecca Makkai, Jill Santopolo, and Jojo Moyes. Read on for more information about everything happening in February (and a bit of March) at Carpenter-Carse Library.
To register for any of the below adult programs and/or to get necessary Zoom links to join email email@example.com. Check the library website for the latest on if the below programs will be taking place virtually or in-person at the library:
Blind Date with a Book – Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Tuesday, Feb. 14
Not sure what to read next? Let a librarian be your matchmaker! Fill out a dating profile, and we’ll choose a book from our shelves that we think you’ll fall for. You’ll get some goodies for the date as well! Open to all ages.
Chess Club – Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1-3 p.m.
Players of any age or experience may drop in for a weekly game of skill and wits. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hands and Needles – Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bring whatever project you’re working on (quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc.) to this weekly adult program for a morning of creativity and conversation.
Songfarmers of Hinesburg – Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Whether you play an acoustic instrument or enjoy listening, join this monthly gathering to experience the joy of live music at the library.
Mystery Book Group – Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
We’ll be meeting at the library to talk about My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (copies available for request).
Zoom Trivia: Valentine’s Day – Monday, Feb. 13, 7-8 p.m.
For about an hour, enjoy three rounds of trivia relating to this month’s theme, Valentine’s Day! Everyone can gain some knowledge, and the winning individual or team will receive a prize.
Film Club – Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-8 p.m.
Join local film buff Larry Parker for popcorn and a film discussion (unlike last meeting, the film will be shown at the club). This month’s movie is TBD.
Game Night! – Friday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for a night of friendly competition with cards, dice, and tokens galore! If you have a favorite game at home, you’re invited to bring it in to share. All ages welcome; we’ll have stations around the library for the quiet and the rowdy, the beginner and the complex.
Evening Book Group (Zoom) – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-8 p.m.
We’ll discuss The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (copies available for request). Email to receive the link to join the conversation.
Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 9:30 a.m. – Join us for fun and learning at our Weekly Storytime with picture books, songs, movement, and rhymes that are designed to promote early language, fine motor, and pre-literacy skills in a friendly environment! Each week we will finish up Storytime with snacks, coffee for the adults, a simple craft or sensory activity, and book browsing. Storytime is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschool/kindergarten aged children and their caregivers, and no registration is required.
Monthly Craft Club, Fridays, Feb. 10, March 10, Apr. 7, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Students in kindergarten through grade six can sign up to join us for this monthly after school craft club. Each month we will make a new seasonal craft, hear a story, and enjoy a snack together. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the circulation desk.
LEGO Club is back! Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15, and 22, March 1, 8 and 15, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
Students in grades K-4 can sign up for this six-week afterschool club where students will receive a weekly build challenge or work on their own projects. Registration is required, so contact email@example.com and join us for LEGOS, fun, and friends this winter!
All Ages Game Night! Friday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m. Join us for a night of friendly competition with board games, cards, and dice galore! If you have a favorite game at home, you’re invited to bring it in to share, and hopefully your family will discover new games to enjoy. We’ll have game tables set up in the community room and throughout the library for the quiet and the rowdy, children and adults, the beginner and the complex.
Winter Break Concert and Sing-A-Long, Friday, March 3, at 1 p.m. Children of all ages and their parents are invited to join us for this fun and interactive event with long-time performer and musician Ed Morgan, also known simply as “The Music Man.” For over ten years Ed has delighted audiences of kids and grownups with his interactive blend of traditional and family songs! No registration is required, but let us know if you have questions.