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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Author Visit with Ka
Saturday, Jun. 4, 11:00 AM
We are excited to announce that local author, Katelyn Peterson, will be visiting the Burlington Public Library for a reading from her book, California Betrayal!
Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $15 (cash or PayPal accepted).

California Betrayal tells the story of Shay Collins who is returning to California to see her brother Steve get married  but she dreads the idea of seeing her manipulative mother Janine.
During her visit, Shay meets up with various people from her past including her alcoholic ex-husband Matt Blanco, and her old friend Jason Kent - the guy she secretly loved all through high school, who also happens to be her brother's best man.
 It is through this visit however, that Shay  makes a discovery, which has the potential to ruin the wedding and destroy her family. Through it all, Jason stands by her and their relationship grows deeper. 
Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
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The Bronx County His
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 7 PM
Take a trip through time as we learn about one of the greatest sports franchies around - The New York Yankees! Hear about the history of the team through the years and it's impact on the Bronx.

This program will take place via Zoom. Participants will receive the link to join in on the day of the event.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
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Summer Salads with C
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 6:30 PM
Learn how to use seasonal and local ingredients to make a delicious summer salad (and dressing) with Chef Meg Buchsbaum! 

This program will take place via Zoom. Prior to the program, you will receive a list of ingredients so you can prepare along with Meg.

Registration is required for this program.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
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The British Invasion
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 6:30 PM
Join us for an exciting Zoom presentation with Marty Gitlin as he takes us through some of the greatest music in history.

The British Invasion and American Answer: A Musical Journey
Take a fun and nostalgic journey through the most iconic and greatest era of rock-and-roll history with author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin. This presentation highlights performance videos of influential British Invasion superstars such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hollies, Dave Clark Five and The Who as well as American bands that provided a wonderful reply such as the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Temptations, Byrds, Rascals and Turtles. The program also discusses how these artists influenced pop culture and society, compares and contrasts the music, and includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder (including snippets of songs from which patrons must identify the band!). The presentation will conclude with a question-and-answer period. This program is a lot of fun so join in! Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Read with Holden (Re
Saturday, May 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Come and share a story with our favorite registered therapy dog, Holden, and his human, Ms. Kady. Not only is Holden a wonderful listener, he also loves snuggles and pats! Bring your own book or use one of ours. Reserve a time slot by calling the library at 860-673-3331. 
Picnic at the Pond (
Monday, May 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
**LOCATION: JOHNNYCAKE MOUNTAIN PARK**

What can we spot at the pond in the springtime? Join Miss April from the library and Miss Karen from the Burlington Land Trust to find out! We'll share a story and then take a short walk to the pond, where we'll stop for a picnic before walking back. Pack a picnic lunch, water, sunscreen and bug spray for this one! Raindate 5/16. Register online at burlingtonctlibrary.org. Sponsored by The Burlington Land Trust.
Tabletop Game Night:
Monday, May 23, 6:30 PM
Come out for a special edition of Tabletop Game Night, where we'll be going over all things Magic The Gathering related! Build your deck, or show off the one you already have! If you're new, we'll have premade decks that you can try so you can learn the game! For grades 5 -12. 
Tea Tasting
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 PM
Have fun at the Traveling T’s Sampler 101!
Learn a bit about the history and origins of tea as well as exploring some of the differences between the various types of tea.
Then you’ll have an opportunity to taste some of these delicious teas, with snacks included. Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 10:15am - 11:00am
Bounces and rhymes, stories and songs for little ones from birth up to their second birthday and a caregiver. Parents/caregivers to be are also invited to develop an early literacy repertoire and meet peers. We'll be sure to save some time to play and chat at the end of the program! When the weather is dry and temperatures are between 50 and 80 degrees, we will meet outside in the library's courtyard. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Register online for each week you'd like to attend at burlingtonctlibrary.org
Mysteries & Historie
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 6:30 PM
Join us for our monthly book club featuring mysteries and historical fiction.
This month, we will be discussing The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. Copies will be available for pick up at the Circulation desk at the beginning of May.
New members always welcome! Mocktails and light refreshments served.  Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Dungeons & Dragons w
Monday, Jun. 6, 6:00 PM
By popular demand, Dungeon Master Shane is back this summer with an all-new campaign! If you've never played Dungeons & Dragons before, this is a great time to try it out!

We will be running a hybrid of in-person and Zoom for this campaign. New members are welcome to create their own characters beforehand, or request a premade character. We recommend storing your characters on DNDBeyond, but if you prefer, there are hard copies of character sheets available at the library. If you are attending via Zoom, the link will be sent beforehand to the email provided. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jordan at jasselin@burlingtonctlibrary.org. For kids in grades 5 and up!
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 10:15am - 11:00am
Bounces and rhymes, stories and songs for little ones from birth up to their second birthday and a caregiver. Parents/caregivers to be are also invited to develop an early literacy repertoire and meet peers. We'll be sure to save some time to play and chat at the end of the program! When the weather is dry and temperatures are between 50 and 80 degrees, we will meet outside in the library's courtyard. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Register online for each week you'd like to attend at burlingtonctlibrary.org
Hooks & Needles
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 6:30 PM
Join us for our monthly club for fiber artists! Whether you knit, crochet, felt or sew, join in with other crafty folk as we work on our individual projects, share tips and how-tos and discuss our favorite places to buy supplies. 
If you are new to fiber arts, join in and get some tutorials from the others. 
We are excited to be co-hosting this event with the Canton Public Library. Each month we will alternate where we meet between Burlington and Canton. 

*This month, we will be meeting at the Canton Public Library Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library and The Canton Public Library.
Teen/Tween Video Gam
Monday, Jun. 20, 6:30 PM
Explore Jordan's Steam library, play some emulated games, or bring in some games of your own. We'll be kicking back and playing some co-op games on the big screen, so bring a friend to play with (or against)! For grades 5 and up. Feel free to email Jordan at jasselin@burlingtonctlibrary.org with any special requests!
Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 11 AM
Join us for our monthly morning book club!
This month, we will be discussing The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk in May.
New members are always welcome!
Light refreshments served.  Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Oceans of Possibilit
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 6:30 - 7:30pm
We had so much fun kicking off Summer Reading this way last year that we're doing it again! Load everyone in the car and drive to the library to embark on a summer of reading and fun. As you pull up to the dock (aka our front entrance) you'll be greeted by the Captain and crew (aka library staff members) and will receive summer reading information and some fun swag for all ages to get you started! Decorate your car or yourself in keeping with our ocean theme, if you like! No registration required.
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 10:30am -12:00pm
Children, tweens and teens reading on their own at any level are invited to share a story or two with the world's best listener, registered therapy dog Holden, and his human, Ms. Kady (who's pretty great herself!)  In addition to books, Holden also loves snuggles and pats. Reserve a time slot by calling the library at 860-673-3331. 
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 7 PM
Enjoy an evening of Yoga with instructor, Heather Tartarelli.
This class is perfect for those who have a regular Yoga practice, or if you are a beginner looking to try something new, as Heather will adapt the class to your abilities.

Please be sure to dress comfortably and bring your own Yoga mat.

Registration is required.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Thursday, Jun. 23, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Create a one-of-a-kind sensory bottle with tiny items from the sea hidden inside. Registration required.
Friday, Jun. 24, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cool off like a polar bear when you get your hands on some icebergs right in the library courtyard! Drop in between 10 and 4 -- no registration necessary. (We'll move into the Kids Program Room if it's rainy.)
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