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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Newbies and To-Be’s
10:15am
 Newbies and To-Be’s
Monday, Nov. 1, 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 and Dragons
6:30 PM
 Teen/Tween Dungeons and Dragons
Monday, Nov. 1, 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, Nov. 3, 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, Nov. 3, 6:30 PMMysteries & Historie
Join us for our monthly book club featuring mysteries and historical fiction.This month, we will be discussing the thriller, The New Husband by D.J. Palmer. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Circulation desk.Light refreshments served. New members always welcome. 
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Crafternoon at the Library
4:00 - 5:00pm
 Crafternoon at the Library
Thursday, Nov. 4, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Come on over after school and do some making! We'll have perler beads, finger knitting and more. This program is open to children in Kindergarten through Grade 4.

Teen/Tween Craft: Potion Bottle Pendants
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Potion Bottle Pendants
Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Craft: Po
Using colored glue, glitter, charms and more, we'll be making miniature, wearable versions of our favorite potions! Will you make a love potion, truth serum, or your classic health & mana pick-me-ups? Perfect for costumes, decorations, or to give to a friend. This program is open to grades 5...read more
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BPL Goes to the Dogs!
10:00am - 4:00pm
 BPL Goes to the Dogs!
Monday, Nov. 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Today is all about our tail-waggin', face-lickin' humans' best friends! Drop in between 10am and 4pm for a special craft in the Children's Room. If you like, you can also register for Sit, Stay, Stories! at 10:15 or sign up to read to Holden the therapy dog! The craft portion of...read more
Sit, Stay, Stories!
10:15am
 Sit, Stay, Stories!
Monday, Nov. 8, 10:15am
Join Miss April and local author Michele Kean for some favorite dog read-alouds, including Michele's book Rio and Silas with Love. It'll be a doggone good time!This program is open to children in PreK through Grade 4. 

Read with Holden
11:00am - 12:30pm
 Read with Holden
Monday, Nov. 8, 11:00am - 12:30pmRead 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
Teen/Tween Tabletop Game Night
6:30 PM
 Teen/Tween Tabletop Game Night
Monday, Nov. 8, 6:30 PM
It's a smorgasbord of gaming! Board games, card games, dice games, and anything played on paper goes! We will have a selection of games for you to play with, but participants are encouraged to bring their own to share. This program is designed for grades 5-12.
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Nutmeg Book Club -- Elementary
4:00 - 5:00pm
 Nutmeg Book Club -- Elementary
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 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, Nov. 10, 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 - Felted Gourds!
6:30 PM
Adult Craft Night - Felted Gourds!
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 PMAdult Craft Night -
Zoom Program
Join us for an evening of crafting! Tonight, we will be making colorful felted gourds - the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table!Because this craft requires the use of an oven (for polymer clay) we will be crafting together via Zoom. Craft kits will be available for pickup at the library....read more

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Microwave Mug Cakes
3:00 PM
 Microwave Mug Cakes
Saturday, Nov. 13, 3:00 PM
Learn how to make your own easy, delicious cake using only a few ingredients - and a mug! This event will take place over Zoom. Please be sure to email Jordan with any dietary restrictions by Wednesday, November 10. Supplies will be available for pickup at the library before the program. This progra...read more
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Newbies and To-Be’s
10:15am
 Newbies and To-Be’s
Monday, Nov. 15, 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, Nov. 15, 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, Nov. 16, 11:00 AMMorning Book Club
Join us for our monthly morning book club.This month, we will be discussing The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk the month before the discussion.New members are always welcome to join! Light refreshments served.
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Stories & More
10:15am
 Stories & More
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 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, Nov. 17, 6:30 PMHooks & Needles
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, Nov. 18, 1:00pmHomeschool Readers
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: Outer Space
6:30
Teen/Tween Trivia Thursdays: Outer Space
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:30
Think you know your way around The Final Frontier? Test your interstellar knowledge in this edition of Teen/Tween Trivia Thursdays! We'll be giving out candy for right answers, and of course, a prize to the winner! This program is designed for grades 5-12. 
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Saturday Stories
10:15am
 Saturday Stories
Saturday, Nov. 20, 10:15amSaturday Stories
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.

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Teen/Tween Anime Club: The Cat Returns
5:00 PM
Teen/Tween Anime Club: The Cat Returns
Monday, Nov. 22, 5:00 PMTeen/Tween Anime Clu
Come unwind and watch the classic Japanese animated movie, The Cat Returns. 
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Nutmeg Book Club -- Intermediate
6:30 - 7:30pm
Nutmeg Book Club -- Intermediate
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 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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Stories & More
10:15am
 Stories & More
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 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

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Teen/Tween Craft Night: Beads!
6:30 PM
 Teen/Tween Craft Night: Beads!
Monday, Nov. 29, 6:30 PM
Beads, beads, beads! From shiny gems to scary skulls, we're going to be crafting using beads & charms of all shapes and sizes! We will have crafting supplies for you to use here, or you are welcome to bring your own tools. No matter the skill level, we'll have something bead-related for ...read more
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