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 Jan Brett Birthday (All Ages)
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 A Jan Brett Birthday (All Ages)
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pmA Jan Brett Birthday
It's author Jan Brett's birthday...and an early release from school!  Come celebrate at the library with our brand new StoryWalk of The Mitten plus birthday treats in the Community Room. Registration required.
Light Up Library Lane
6 PM
 Light Up Library Lane
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6 PMLight Up Library Lan
Join us for what we hope becomes an annual tradition here at the library!Prior to the annual tree lighting at the Town gazebo, stop by the library at 6 PM for stories and crafts. At 6:45, make your way down Library Lane which will be lit up with luminaries designed by residents. The Friends of ...read more
Mysteries & Histories Book Club
6:30 PM
 Mysteries & Histories Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 PMMysteries & Historie
Join us for our montly book club where we read and discuss mysteries and historical fiction.This month, we will be discussing the historical fiction novel, All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth Church. Copies will be available at the Circulation desk.Light refreshments served. New members a...read more
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Read with Holden
10:30am - 12:00pm
 Read with Holden
Saturday, Dec. 4, 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
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 Imagination Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 4, 1:00pm - 3:00pmImagination Workshop
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.
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Hour of Code with ImagineNation! (Grades PreK-4)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hour of Code with ImagineNation! (Grades PreK-4)
Monday, Dec. 6, 4:00pm - 5:00pmHour of Code with Im
Back by popular demand, Ms. Jen from ImagineNation will bring her Kibo robots to visit at BPL! We'll learn to give the robots instructions and enjoy other coding activities. We'll also have some coding opportunities set up on the library computers. Registration required.

BPL Teen Zine Committee
6:30 PM
 BPL Teen Zine Committee
Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30 PMBPL Teen Zine Commit
 We are excited to announce the launch of the BPL Teen Zine! The Teen Zine is a way for teens to work with the library to promote the content they want to share. Members will work together with the Teen Librarian to create a regular print publication about the goings-on at the library, as well ...read more
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Bedtime Stories on Facebook Live (All ages)
6:30 PM
Bedtime Stories on Facebook Live (All ages)
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 PMBedtime Stories on F
Put on your pjs, grab your favorite stuffie and get ready for rest as Miss April shares some cozy stories, rhymes and songs on Facebook Live. If you miss it today, this program will be available for viewing for one week. No registration required.
Board of Library Directors Meeting
7:30 PM
Board of Library Directors Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 PM
The Board of Library Directors will be meeting tonight at 7 PM. 
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Rare and Remarkable: Connecticut’s Endangered Species
10:30am - 11:30am
Rare and Remarkable: Connecticut’s Endangered Species
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10:30am - 11:30amRare and Remarkable:
Join us and our friends from White Memorial Conservation Center to learn which local plants and animals are in peril, why they are important and what you can do to help them. (Psssst -- we may even meet some of them!) This program is appropriate for elementary-level students and specifically geared ...read more

Craft Night - Vintage Style Ornaments
6:00 PM
Craft Night - Vintage Style Ornaments
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:00 PMCraft Night - Vintag
Register for a night of crafting!This month, we will be making some vintage-style ornaments to adorn your tree, mantle or anywhere else that needs a little old-fashioned sparkle!Space is limited for this event and registration is required. If you would like to participate via Zoom, please let me kno...read more
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After-school Special: Snow Slime! (Grades PreK-4)
4:00pm- 4:45pm
After-school Special: Snow Slime! (Grades PreK-4)
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4:00pm- 4:45pmAfter-school Special
No snow outside? No problem! We'll have lots of wintery fun creating snow slime -- no mittens required! Registration required. 

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Teen/Tween Craft: Scented Sock Gnomes
3:00 PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Scented Sock Gnomes
Saturday, Dec. 11, 3:00 PMTeen/Tween Craft: Sc
Come and learn how to make a festive little gnome in the second teen craft this month! These easy, no-sew gnomes are not only adorable, they also work to freshen up a drawer, gym bag, or backpack that might be a little smelly! Bring your own socks to cut and make into a gnome, or we will have socks ...read more
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Hooks & Needles
6:30 PM
 Hooks & Needles
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:30 PMHooks & Needles
Join us for our monthly club for fiber artists! Whether you knit, crochet, felt or sew, meet with other crafters 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 others.We ...read more
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Homeschool Readers
1:00pm
 Homeschool Readers
Thursday, Dec. 16, 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

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Saturday Stories
10:15am
 Saturday Stories
Saturday, Dec. 18, 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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Dungeons & Dragons
6:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons
Monday, Dec. 20, 6:30 PMDungeons & Dragons
Come and join us for another exciting adventure! The BPL Dungeons & Dragons group is open to everyone in grades 5 and up, regardless of experience level.!  It is encouraged to store character sheets on DnDBeyond, although hard copies of character sheets are available at the library if you p...read more
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Morning Book Club
11 AM
 Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11 AMMorning Book Club
Join us for our monthly morning book group. This month, we will be discussing The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk.Light refreshments served. New members always welcome to join.
Solstice Celebration (Family)
6:30 PM
 Solstice Celebration (Family)
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6:30 PMSolstice Celebration
It's the first day of winter! We'll read a solstice story, make lanterns to light the night, take a lantern walk around the library, and come back in for hot chocolate. Registration required. 

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Spirits of Fashion Presents: Cocktail Culture: The Mad Men Era
7 PM
Spirits of Fashion Presents: Cocktail Culture: The Mad Men Era
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 7 PM
Virtual Program
Join us for an exciting Zoom program celebrating fashion!Cocktail parties in the home have been popular since the 1920s, after the onset of Prohibition.  Join us for a look at cocktail culture fashion as we travel through time. We will focus on silhouettes in clothing from the late 1940s throug...read more
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STEAM Lab with ImagineNation -- Winter Animals (Grades PreK - 4)
10:30am - 11:30am
STEAM Lab with ImagineNation -- Winter Animals (Grades PreK - 4)
Monday, Dec. 27, 10:30am - 11:30amSTEAM Lab with Imagi
Ever wonder how animals survive in cold and snowy weather? Join our friends from ImagineNation Children's Museum to explore the adaptations that make it possible. Then build a birdfeeder to help our feathered friends stay well-fed. Registration required.

Video Game Night: Gartic Phone
6:30 PM
 Video Game Night: Gartic Phone
Monday, Dec. 27, 6:30 PMVideo Game Night: Ga
Decompress with a game of Gartic Phone, a game that combines elements of Pictionary and Telephone! We will be playing on Zoom. Participants don't necessarily need another device to play, but it can be helpful. Gartic Phone is free in a browser on any device. The Zoom link will be sent ...read more
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Make It: Galaxy Jars (PreK - Grade 4)
1:00pm
Make It: Galaxy Jars (PreK - Grade 4)
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1:00pmMake It: Galaxy Jars
Did you know you can hold the galaxy in the palm of your hand?! Create your very own beautiful and calming galaxy jar to take home. Registration required.

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Virtual Cocktail Making Class
7 PM
 Virtual Cocktail Making Class
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 7 PMVirtual Cocktail Mak
We are excited to welcome back bartender Larry Rodriguez as he teaches us how to mix up some festive cocktails to get us ready for New Year's Eve! A list of ingredients will be provided prior to the event. Larry will teach us how to make a variety of cocktails and some mocktails as well.Thi...read more
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Teen/Tween: A Picture-Perfect New Years Party
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween: A Picture-Perfect New Years Party
Thursday, Dec. 30, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween: A Pictur
 It’s almost the New Year! Let’s celebrate the end of 2021 with some pizza, fizzy drinks, and polaroids! Patrons are welcome to dress in their finest party clothes and take selfies in front of our backdrop. Make a resolution and take some pictures home as a reminder, or just capture...read more
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