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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Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
10:15 - 10:45am
Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
Monday, Oct. 3, 10:15 - 10:45am
Join Miss April every Monday morning for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, We'll make friends and have fun while building early literacy skills. Some sessions will take place outdoors in the Courtyard, while others will take place in the Community Room. Registration appreciated.
Dungeons & Dragons
6:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons
Monday, Oct. 3, 6:30 PMDungeons & Dragons
Welcome, one and all, to BPL's Dungeons and Dragons club! Whether you're new to D&D or a seasoned adventurer, we are always open to members! For our campaign, it is recommended to store character sheets on DNDBeyond, although physical sheets are available at the library for those who pre...read more

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Newbies and To-Be’s (birth to 24 months with a caregiver)
10:15 - 11:00 am
Newbies and To-Be’s (birth to 24 months with a caregiver)
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:15 - 11:00 am
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! Some session...read more
Mysteries & Histories Book Club
6:30 PM
 Mysteries & Histories Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 PMMysteries & Historie
Join us for our monthly book club featuring mysteries and historical fiction.This month, we will be discussing the historical fiction novel, The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk beginning September 8th.Light refreshments served. Reg...read more
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Saturday Stories: Fall Leaves
10:15 -10:45
 Saturday Stories: Fall Leaves
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:15 -10:45
Children of all ages with a caregiver are invited to join Miss April for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays all about fall leaves. If weather permits, we will meet in the Courtyard, so bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Registration appreciated.
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Playdough Playdate (All Ages)
3:00 - 4:30
 Playdough Playdate (All Ages)
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:00 - 4:30
Miss April will whip up a batch of her favorite playdough and we'll squish and sculpt to our hearts' content! Drop in between 3:00 and 4:30. No registration required.
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Play & Grow (babies, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
10:15 - 11:15 am
Play & Grow (babies, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 10:15 - 11:15 am
We'll provide the toys, sensory play invitations, and pre-reading and writing activites; you bring the fun! Registration appreciated.
Adult Craft Night
6:30 PM
 Adult Craft Night
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 PMAdult Craft Night
Join us for a night of crafting!This month, we will be making beautiful wall hangings using embroidery hoops. This event will take place vitrually via Zoom. Craft supplies will be available to pick up the week of the event.Space is limited! Registration required. 
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After-school Special: Build It! (age 4 to grade 4)
4:00 - 4:45
After-school Special: Build It! (age 4 to grade 4)
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:00 - 4:45
Come on over after school and see what you can create with our building and circuitry sets -- K'Nex, Legos, Q-Ba Maze, Snap Circuits and more. Registration required. Please use child's name when registering.

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Teen/Tween Craft: Twig Crescents
3:00PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Twig Crescents
Saturday, Oct. 15, 3:00PMTeen/Tween Craft: Tw
Get into the fall season with a truly magical craft! We'll be turning craft flowers and twigs into beautiful crescent moons, perfect for autumn. For grades 5 and up.
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Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
10:15 - 10:45am
Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
Monday, Oct. 17, 10:15 - 10:45am
Join Miss April every Monday morning for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, We'll make friends and have fun while building early literacy skills. Some sessions will take place outdoors in the Courtyard, while others will take place in the Community Room. Registration appreciated.
Teen/Tweens Play: Jackbox Games
6:30 PM
 Teen/Tweens Play: Jackbox Games
Monday, Oct. 17, 6:30 PMTeen/Tweens Play: Ja
Decompress with a few rounds of assorted Jackbox games, including Drawful, Fibbage, and Quiplash. This event will be held over Zoom, and can be played on any device with an internet browser. Prior to the event, the Zoom link will be sent to the email you signed up with. If you do not see the email, ...read more

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Morning Book Club
11 AM
 Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11 AMMorning Book Club
Join us for our monthly morning book discussion. This month, we will be discussing Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk beginning September 21st.Light refreshments served. New members always welcome!
Meet the Robots! (all ages)
6:30 - 7:30pm
 Meet the Robots! (all ages)
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Drop in and try out the library's new Sphero indo robots and try coding with Ozobots. No registration necessary.
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Newbies and To-Be’s (birth to 24 months with a caregiver)
10:15 - 11:00 am
Newbies and To-Be’s (birth to 24 months with a caregiver)
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10:15 - 11:00 am
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! Some session...read more
Hooks & Needles
6:30 PM
 Hooks & Needles
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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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Watch Night: Coraline
6:00 PM
 Watch Night: Coraline
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:00 PMWatch Night: Coralin
Want a story that's creative AND creepy? Get into the Halloween mood with Coraline, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Light refreshments served. For grades 5 and up.
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Read with Holden
10:30am - 12:00pm
 Read with Holden
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:30am - 12:00pmRead with Holden
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 tim...read more
Imagination Workshop (all ages)
1:00 - 3:00pm
 Imagination Workshop (all ages)
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Drop-in between 1:00 and 3:00 and enjoy art for all ages -- adults included! No registration required.
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Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
10:15 - 10:45am
Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
Monday, Oct. 24, 10:15 - 10:45am
Join Miss April every Monday morning for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, We'll make friends and have fun while building early literacy skills. Some sessions will take place outdoors in the Courtyard, while others will take place in the Community Room. Registration appreciated.
Teen/Tween Craft: Terra Cotta Jack O’ Lanterns
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Terra Cotta Jack O’ Lanterns
Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Craft: Te
Could your garden use a little more...scariness? Paint a jack o' lantern, skeleton, or any Halloween-themed design on a miniature terra cotta pot. For grades 5 and up.
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Drop In and Build (all ages)
3:00 - 4:30 pm
 Drop In and Build (all ages)
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
We'll turn the Kids' Program Room into a construction zone! Bring your building skills and imagination and create something amazing. No registration necessary.
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Play & Grow (babies, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
10:15 - 11:15 am
Play & Grow (babies, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10:15 - 11:15 am
We'll provide the toys, sensory play invitations, and pre-reading and writing activites; you bring the fun! Registration appreciated.
Mathew Duman Presents: The Grotesque 10
6:30 PM
Mathew Duman Presents: The Grotesque 10
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 PMMathew Duman Present
Join us for an engaging Zoom presentation with photographer Mathew Duman as he presents: The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities. Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarke...read more
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Homeschool Readers
1:00 - 2:00pm
 Homeschool Readers
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Homeschool students at the elementary level are invited to share and discuss Nutmeg Book Award nominees. Each month we'll read an Elementary Nutmeg nominee together and do a related activity. Then Miss April will booktalk a longer Nutmeg nominee, current or past, that we'll read and discuss ...read more
2nd Annual Pumpkin Pageant!
5 PM
 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pageant!
Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 PM2nd Annual Pumpkin P
We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pageant! Join us for a fun evening of spooky (and not-so-spooky) cemetery walks, crafts, games, food and much more!We are looking for carved and decorated pumpkins to enter our Pumpkin Pageant! If you would like to enter a pumpkin, call or stop by...read more
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Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
10:15 - 10:45am
Stories & More (toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver)
Monday, Oct. 31, 10:15 - 10:45am
Join Miss April every Monday morning for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, We'll make friends and have fun while building early literacy skills. Some sessions will take place outdoors in the Courtyard, while others will take place in the Community Room. Registration appreciated.
Teen/Tween Halloween Party!
6:30 PM
 Teen/Tween Halloween Party!
Monday, Oct. 31, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Halloween
It's Halloween!!! And it wouldn't be a holiday without a Halloween party, complete with refreshments, music, a craft, and of course, a costume contest! Grab your scariest, grooviest, silliest, or fanciest costume, and let's party! For grades 5 and up.
     
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