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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Pumpkin Pageant Drop
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10 AM - 7 PM
Today is the day that we will be collecting all of the pumpkins to be entered in our First Annual Pumpkin Pageant! 
If you will be carving or decorating a pumpkin, please register here so that we may create a nameplate for your family or organization.

All pumpkins will be on display for our event on October 28th and will be entered for a variety of different prizes. Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Monday, Sep. 20, 10:15am
Bounces and rhymes, stories and songs for little ones birth up to 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!
We will meet in the library courtyard when weather permits, so bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather we will move inside.

This program is open to babies and toddlers up to their second birthday and a caregiver. It's also open to parents and caregivers to be! Sign up online to register for the entire fall session. If you can't make a week, just let April know at ajones@burlingtonctlibrary.org. Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Mabon Party!
Monday, Sep. 20, 6:30 PM
Join us for the celebration of Mabon, or the Autumnal Equinox, which takes place on September 22.  In order to welcome the fall season, we will be using seasonal foods such as dried fruits and oats to make granola parfaits, listening to music, and creating baked marble acorns! Please email Jordan with any dietary restrictions at jasselin@burlingtonctlibrary.org by Friday, September 17.

This program is open to grades 5-12.
Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 11:00 AM
Join us for our montly morning book club. This month, we will be discussing The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner. 
Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the library a month prior to the program. New members are always welcome!

Light refreshments served.

  Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 10:15am
Join Miss April for stories and songs, rhymes and fingerplays! We'll get silly and make friends all while building early literacy skills. When weather permits, we will meet outside in the library courtyard, so bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside.

This program is open to toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver. Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Medicaid Rules & Lon
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 6:30 PM
Learn more about Medicaid and long-term care from an attorney representing Czepiga, Daly, Pope & Perri. They will be on-hand to present helpful information and answer questions from participants. This program is part of our Live Well at Your Library Series. Registration is requested. 

Long-term care is necessary for a lot of people. But long-term care is very expensive in Connecticut. In fact, Connecticut’s long-term care costs are the 2nd highest in the U.S.! You’ve likely heard horror stories of people losing their houses to pay for care. Or about nursing home costs being over $13,000 per month. Come learn the truth from an experienced elder law attorney. You’ll walk away understanding how you can properly protect your life savings. You’ll also learn about Medicaid and how it can help you pay for long-term care costs. Medicaid’s confusing rules, what it takes to apply, who can help you complete an application, and much more will be discussed. We’ll also cover strategies to protect your money if an unforeseen crisis arises. Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 6:30 PM
Come and listen to some TALENT! If you've written a piece you're proud of, this is your chance to share it with everyone you want to hear it. Slam poetry is designed to be spoken from the heart about a topic you feel strongly on, but if you want to share something else that isn't poetry (or as heavy), please feel free to do so! 

We ask that all participants have something ready to read aloud. All participants will recieve a prize as compensation for sharing their pieces, and light refreshments will be served. This program is open to grades 5-12. 
Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:15 - 10:45am
Join Miss April for stories, rhymes, fingerplays and more! We will meet outdoors in the library courtyard if weather permits, so bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. In case of inclement weather we will move indoors.

This program is open to children of all ages with a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of the Burlington Library.
Stories with Holden
Monday, Sep. 27, 10:15am
Holden the registered therapy dog joins us for a special time just for preschoolers! Children and caregivers will have a chance to meet Holden and his human, Ms. Kady, and hear about how they went to school to learn to read with kids. Then we'll share a story together. 

This program is open to toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver. Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Monday, Sep. 27, 6:30 PM
Welcome one and all to the Burlington Public Library's Dungeons & Dragons club!  If you're new and would like to join, email Jordan at jasselin@burlingtonctlibrary.org and she will be happy to get you set up. It's not necessary, but it is recommended to store character sheets on DnDBeyond. 

I will email the Zoom information prior to the program. If you do not see the email, please check your trash & spam folders. This program is open to grades 5-12
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Looking for some great books to read and some great friends to share them with? Sign up for Nutmeg Book Club! Each month we'll discuss one of the Intermediate Nutmeg Nominee Books (great for lots of ages, but specially selected to appeal to 4th-6th graders), do a related activity and have a snack together.

Our book for September is Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks. Copies of the book will be available at the library beginning Sept. 7. Sponsored by Friends of the Burlington Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 10:15am
Join Miss April for stories and songs, rhymes and fingerplays! We'll get silly and make friends all while building early literacy skills. When weather permits, we will meet outside in the library courtyard, so bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside.

This program is open to toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver. Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Dr. Bell Presents: T
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 7:00 PM
Join us for an engaging Zoom presentation as we welcome back Dr. Bell for another fascinating talk! Dr. Bell will be presenting: The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin's genius is a puzzle. Born the tenth son of a humble family of puritan candle-makers in Boston in 1706, Franklin's rise to the front ranks of science, engineering, and invention was as unexpected as it was meteoric. Here is a man with only two years of proper schooling who later received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and St. Andrews as well as the eighteenth-century equivalent of a Nobel Prize for Physics. Like his hero Isaac Newton, Franklin's great genius lay in optimizing, in tinkering, in improving, and in never being satisfied with the world as he knew it. In this talk we will examine many of Franklin's ideas to make life simpler, cheaper, and easier for himself and everyone else. It turns out that those ideas encompassed not only natural science and engineering, but also all sorts of public works, civic improvements, political trail-blazing, and fresh, new business ideas.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Saturday, Oct. 2, 3:00 PM
We're starting off the month of October with some mad science! Each participant will be asked to contribute at least one item to build into a "creature". When we decide we're done, we will give our creation a name, decide where its "face" is, and work together to give it a backstory! Please make sure all items are clean, safe to handle, and willing to be sacrificed. We will have various ways to attach our items together and "dress" our creature, so get creative! 

This program is open to grades 5-12.
Monday, Oct. 4, 10:15am
Bounces and rhymes, stories and songs for little ones birth up to 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!
We will meet in the library courtyard when weather permits, so bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather we will move inside.

This program is open to babies and toddlers up to their second birthday and a caregiver. It's also open to parents and caregivers to be! Sign up online to register for the entire fall session. If you can't make a week, just let April know at ajones@burlingtonctlibrary.org. Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Monday, Oct. 4, 6:30 PM
Welcome one and all to the Burlington Public Library's Dungeons & Dragons club!  If you're new and would like to join, email Jordan at jasselin@burlingtonctlibrary.org and she will be happy to get you set up. It's not necessary, but it is recommended to store character sheets on DnDBeyond. 

I will email the Zoom information prior to the program. If you do not see the email, please check your trash & spam folders. This program is open to grades 5-12.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10:15am
Join Miss April for stories and songs, rhymes and fingerplays! We'll get silly and make friends all while building early literacy skills. When weather permits, we will meet outside in the library courtyard, so bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside.

This program is open to toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver. Sponsored by The Friends of the Burlington Library.
Mysteries & Historie
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 PM
Join us for our monthly book club featuring historical fiction and mystery reads! 
This month we'll be reading the historical fiction novel, The Second Chance Boutique by Louisa Leaman. Copies of the book will be availalbe for pickup at the library a month prior to the event. 
New members are always welcome to join!

Light refreshments served. Registration requested.  Sponsored by The Burlington Public Library.
Time for SLIME!
Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 PM
What could be better than creating a bunch of ooey-gooey slime? Slime is a fantastic tool to release stress, or in this case, use as Halloween decor! This slime will also glow in the dark, and is super easy to make. We'll also have various items like eyeballs, fake spiders, and more to give your slime an extra spooky feel! 

This program is open to grades 5-12.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:30 - 7:30pm
It's not the video game, but we think it might be even more fun! Bring the whole family and help fill our Community Room with creative cardboard construction! We'll supply the cardboard and duct tape (and cutting tools for grown-ups); you supply the ideas. 

This program is open to families with children of all ages. Sponsored by Friends of the Burlington Library.
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