Burlington Public Library

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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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A Creature Is Born!
3:00 PM
 A Creature Is Born!
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 ...read more
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Newbies and To-Be’s
10:15am
 Newbies and To-Be’s
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 libr...read more

Teen/Tween Dungeons & Dragons
6:30 PM
 Teen/Tween Dungeons & Dragons
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...read more
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Stories & More
10:15am
 Stories & More
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....read more

Mysteries & Histories Book Club
6:30 PM
 Mysteries & Histories Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 PMMysteries & Historie
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. ...read more
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Time for SLIME!
5:30 PM
 Time for SLIME!
Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 PMTime for SLIME!
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...read more
Fort Night! Family Fort Building
6:30 - 7:30pm
Fort Night! Family Fort Building
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 famili...read more

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Cardboard Fort Play
10am - 3pm
 Cardboard Fort Play
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10am - 3pm
Drop in between 10am and 3pm to check out and play in the awesome cardboard forts from Thursday's Fort Night. No registration required. Adult supervision required.
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Nutmeg Book Club -- Elementary (9/14 session cancelled)
4:00 - 5:00pm
Nutmeg Book Club -- Elementary (9/14 session cancelled)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00 - 5:00pm
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 read two of the Elementary Nutmeg Nominee Books (great for lots of ages, but specially selected to appeal to 2nd and 3rd graders) and do a related activity and have a sn...read more
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Stories & More
10:15am
 Stories & More
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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....read more

Adult Craft Night - Halloween Garland
6:30 PM
Adult Craft Night - Halloween Garland
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 PMAdult Craft Night -
Register for a night of crafting!This month, we'll be making Halloween-inspired garlands - perfect for adding to your holiday decor!Supplies will be provided by the library. Space is limited and registration is required!

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Mummy Mannequin Make-Unders
3:00 PM
 Mummy Mannequin Make-Unders
Saturday, Oct. 16, 3:00 PMMummy Mannequin Make
Don't lose your head! We'll be decorating mannequin heads to look like mummies, perfect for Halloween! Is your mummy as glamorous in death as they were as royalty in life, or are they rotting under an ancient curse?! Using gauze, paint, and your imagination, you decide! Space is extremely li...read more

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Newbies and To-Be’s
10:15am
 Newbies and To-Be’s
Monday, Oct. 18, 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 libr...read more

Reluctant Readers Club
6:30 PM
 Reluctant Readers Club
Monday, Oct. 18, 6:30 PM
A reading club for those who don't like reading! Reluctant Readers is just like any other book club, but with no pressure to finish the book to participate. Those who do not finish the book will be asked to note where they stopped, and are encouraged to share what about the book they didn't ...read more
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Morning Book Club
11:00 AM
 Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11:00 AMMorning Book Club
Join us for a morning book talk!This month, we will be discussing Miss Cecily's Recipes for Extraordinary Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk.Light refreshments served. New members always welcome to join!
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Stories & More
10:15am
 Stories & More
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 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....read more

Hooks & Needles
6:30 PM
 Hooks & Needles
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 PMHooks & Needles
The Canton Public Library
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...read more
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Homeschool Readers
1:00pm
 Homeschool Readers
Thursday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm
Each month, Miss April will read one of the Elementary Nutmeg Nominees and booktalk a chapter book that is a Nutmeg Nominee. Then participants will have the option to discuss the previous month's chapter book or participate in an activity related to the read-aloud. Copies of the chapter book wil...read more

Teen/Tween Trivia Thursdays: Monsters
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Trivia Thursdays: Monsters
Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30 PM
How much do you know about the baddies that go bump in the night? From Frankenstein to Dracula, we'll be testing your smarts on classic monsters from books, film, and (supposedly) real life! Participants will earn chances to win prizes, and of course, we'll be giving out candy for right answ...read more
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Read with Holden
10:30am - 12:00pm
 Read with Holden
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10:30am - 12:00pmRead with Holden
Children who are learning to read or building fluency are invited to share a story with some wonderful listeners -- registered therapy dog Holden and his human Ms. Kady! You may bring your own books or choose some of ours. Sign up your reader for a fifteen-minute session with Holden by calling the l...read more
Imagination Workshop
1:00 - 3:00pm
 Imagination Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Drop in between 1 and 3pm for art for all ages -- including grown-ups! No registration necessary; program meets in the Children's Program Room.This program is open to all ages.
Author Talk with Dr. Matthew Raidbard
1:00 PM
Author Talk with Dr. Matthew Raidbard
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:00 PMAuthor Talk with Dr.
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Matthew Raidbard, autor of Lead Like a Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic Coaches.In Lead Like a Pro, Dr. Matthew Raidbard draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior level athletics administrator, as well as his own ori...read more
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Teen/Tween Movie Night: Nightmare Before Christmas
5:00 PM
Teen/Tween Movie Night: Nightmare Before Christmas
Monday, Oct. 25, 5:00 PM
Is Nightmare Before Chrismas a Halloween movie, or a Christmas movie? Well, why not both?! Come see for yourself at the Burlington Public Library's showing of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Light refreshments will be served. This program is open to grades 5-12.
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Nutmeg Book Club -- Intermediate
6:30 - 7:30pm
Nutmeg Book Club -- Intermediate
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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 snac...read more

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Pumpkin Pageant Drop Off
10 AM - 7 PM
 Pumpkin Pageant Drop Off
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10 AM - 7 PMPumpkin Pageant Drop
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...read more
Stories & More
10:15am
 Stories & More
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 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....read more

Judy Giguere Presents: The Ghosts of Chippeny Hill
6:30 p.m.
Judy Giguere Presents: The Ghosts of Chippeny Hill
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. Judy Giguere Present
Have you ever wondered about things that go bump in the night here in Burlington? Find out what roams our town when author Judy Giguere visits to discuss her book, The Ghosts of Chippeny Hill. Hear local tales with familiar names and places as Judy gets us all in the spooky October spirit....read more
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First Annual Pumpkin Pageant!
6 PM
 First Annual Pumpkin Pageant!
Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 PMFirst Annual Pumpkin
Join us as we start a new tradition here at the Burlington Public Library! Take a stroll through the library pumpkin patch and vote for your favorite pumpkin. Enjoy a guided walk through the cemetery with a spooky (or not-so-spooky tale), make a Halloween craft and enjoy light refreshments cour...read more
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Teen/Tween Halloween Costume Contest & Fashion Show
3:00 PM
Teen/Tween Halloween Costume Contest & Fashion Show
Saturday, Oct. 30, 3:00 PM
Sashay your way down our green carpet with your spookiest outfit on! We will have prizes awarded for costumes in several categories, such as best homemade costume, most creative, most colorful, funniest, and more! We will be taking pictures (with permission) and featuring them on our social media pa...read more
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