Burlington Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Burlington Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Wednesday, Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m.
How to manage arthritis with Michelle Shamash. Sponsored by Burlington Public Library.
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Get in the festive mood by joining us for holiday cookies and seasonal songs.  Book sale available and we will do your wrapping.   Sponsored by Burlington Public Library.
Storytime with Ms. B
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30
Storytime is so much more than books! Come Talk, Sing, Play, Write, and Read with us as we grow into great readers!  The last Thursday of the month will be be storytime in English and Spanish.
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:00-3:30 p.m. (First Thursday from 3:00-3:30 p.m.)
Think you have what it takes to beat your friends and win candy? Join us on the first Thursday of each month to test your skill, speed, and creativity with a variety of minute-to-win-it and team challenges!
Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Learn stress reduction techniques from Dr. Joan. Sponsored by Burlington Public Library.
ABC’s Can Be E
Friday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Come and learn the alphabet with Ms.Bree!  We will introduce and explore letters through hands-on games, activities and songs.  The first 30 minutes will be led by Ms.Bree, then the second part of class will be for parent/child exploration at different letter stations.  Registration is required as spots are limited.  Ages 2.5-5.
Foodie Friday
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:00 p.m. (Fridays at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.)
Free. Food. The catch? You need to cook it! Don’t worry, we’ll help you learn everything from how to peel garlic, to the safe way of holding a knife, to how to test if chicken is done cooking! With new recipes every week, this is a learning opportunity you won’t want to miss. Grades 6-12
 
Foodie Friday
Friday, Dec. 8, 4:00 p.m. (Fridays at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.)
Free. Food. The catch? You need to cook it! Don’t worry, we’ll help you learn everything from how to peel garlic, to the safe way of holding a knife, to how to test if chicken is done cooking! With new recipes every week, this is a learning opportunity you won’t want to miss. Grades 6-12
 
Sensory Santa-day
Saturday, Dec. 9, 9:30-12:00 p.m.
Sensory Saturdays are all about free play exploration! We will have a variety of sensory materials for children and parents to explore together, including sand and water tables, play doh and bubbles. This month we’ll also have Santa there! Families are invited to explore sensory Saturday offerings and make crafts while waiting for their turn with Santa. Children will have as long with Santa as they need and he will be off in a quiet corner of the library. Visit Santa without the lines at your library!
 
Sensory Saturdays!
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:00 AM
Sensory Saturdays are all about free play exploration! We will have a variety of sensory materials for children and parents to explore together, including sand and water tables, play doh and bubbles!
 
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Burlington Public Library.
Winter Reading Progr
Monday, Dec. 11, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 1 - Jan. 31
Ages 2-12
Read 5 books and get a ticket to Disney on Ice or Monster Jam! You can choose to work toward a free youth ticket to “Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero” or “Monster Jam” Monster Truck Show with purchase of an adult ticket. Here’s how! Choose your show. Get your reading record from the front desk. Read 5 books. Return to get your record stamped each time you finish a book. Details for redemption are on your reading record.  
  Sponsored by Feld Entertainment.
Get Moving! Music an
Monday, Dec. 11, 10:00 am
Join us for a morning of music, dancing and movement! Guaranteed to get your toddler or preschooler moving and a smile on their face.  Now offering two sessions!
10:00 am - 1-2.5 year olds
10:30 am- 2.5 year olds and up
*Registration Required
Get Moving! Music an
Monday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a morning of music, dancing and movement! Guaranteed to get your toddler or preschooler moving and a smile on their face.  Now offering two sessions!
10:00 am - 1-2.5 year olds
10:30 am- 2.5 year olds and up
*Registration Required
Monday, Dec. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Join us every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for a free screening of an award nominated or newly-released-to-DVD movie. Enjoy some popcorn and stay afterward to talk about the movie with your neighbors. Film ratings range from PG to R, so this program is intended for grown-ups. In March and April, we will do a second screening of each film at 3:30 p.m. For a complete list of scheduled films, visit burlingtonlibrary.org/film, or call the library at 342-1130.
Diamond Painting
Monday, Dec. 11, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Unleash your creativity with diamond painting! Select a painting from a range of styles, match teh diamonds to the symbols, and use th e pen to stick them on. Each painting takes multiple sessions to complete. Remember to seal the plastic layer after each session to safeguard your work. Admire your stunning and one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Sponsored by Burlington Public Library.
Paper, Cards, and Ki
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00 p.m.
It’s the holiday season and everyone is wrapping presents and sending cards. Put your own special touch on your gifts by having your little ones decorate both the cards and the wrapping paper!
Storytime with Miss
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. (Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.)
Storytime is so much more than books! We'll read, sing, play, write, and talk through this fun storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. 
Storytime will be outside in the gazebo behind the library as often as weather allows! We'll be in the shade and benches are available. Feel free to also bring a picnic blanket if you prefer to sit on the ground with me! Sponsored by Burlington Public Library.
Inquiries Into Murde
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Do you love solving mysteries?  Well, we will be hosting an armchair mystery every month so that you can figure out who did it.  Case files will be available for pick up two weeks before the program night so that you may start your investigations.  There will be three objectives that will need to be solved for each case, and one hour to solve them with your team.
Arts-ploration
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10:00 a.m. (Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.)
Get creative exploring art through open-ended activities with a variety of materials! Each session will feature an art activity with a focus on the process rather than the result. For children around ages 2-5. Dress for mess!
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