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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Friday Family Flicks: Luca (PG)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 Friday Family Flicks: Luca (PG)
Friday, Jul. 1, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy this story of a sea monster who ventures onto land to try life as a regular kid. Popcorn and juice boxes available for movie munchies! Bring a blanket or floor pillow to lounge on if you wish. Registration appreciated.

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Family Fun Night: Campout Stories and S’mores
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Family Fun Night: Campout Stories and S’mores
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bring a blanket or a sleeping bag and get comfy in the courtyard for some evening stories and a tasty snack. Pajamas welcome; bug spray recommended! If it's rainy, we'll move inside to the Community Room. Registration required.

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Newbies and To-Be’s (Birth to age 2 with a caregiver)
10:15am - 11:00am
Newbies and To-Be’s (Birth to age 2 with a caregiver)
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 10:15am - 11:00am
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! When the wea...read more

Mysteries & Histories Book Club
6:30 PM
 Mysteries & Histories Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 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 Push by Ashley Audrain.Copies will be available for pickup at the Circulation desk in June.New members are always welcome to join! Mocktails and light refreshme...read more
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Summer STEAM Lab: Will it Float? (age 4 to Grade 4)
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Summer STEAM Lab: Will it Float? (age 4 to Grade 4)
Thursday, Jul. 7, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Is it easier to float in salt water or fresh water? Experiment with different types of water and see what will float in each. Registration required. Please register each participant  separately under their own name (not the adult's name).

Teen/Tween Craft: Merfolk Hair Accessories
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Merfolk Hair Accessories
Thursday, Jul. 7, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Craft: Me
All the fun of being a colorful mermaid - without the commitment on land! Paint your own custom clip-in extension with the colors of the sea, sky, or whatever inspires you. Don't feel like painting? We'll also be making super-easy accessories with seashells and other beach-inspired trinkets,...read more
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Fun on Friday: Chalk!
10:00am - 4:00pm
 Fun on Friday: Chalk!
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Beautify our sidewalks with chalk and enjoy the sidewalk chalk obstacle course. Drop in between 10 and 4 for some outdoor fun -- no registration necessary. If it's rainy, we'll move inside to the Kids' Program Room.
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Summer Storytime
10:15 am
 Summer Storytime
Monday, Jul. 11, 10:15 am
Read, sing, move and rhyme along with Miss April and your storytime friends! Families with children of any age are welcome. When the weather is dry and the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees, we will meet outside in the courtyard. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on! Registration appreciated f...read more

Dungeons & Dragons with DM Shane!
6:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons with DM Shane!
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:30 PMDungeons & Dragons w
Let there be dice! This may be the second part of our summer D&D campaign, but if you're new and would like to join, feel free to jump in! We will be running a hybrid of in-person and Zoom for this campaign. New members are welcome to create their own characters beforehand, or request a prem...read more
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Family Fun Night: Oh Buoy, BINGO!
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Family Fun Night: Oh Buoy, BINGO!
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Match five in a row and win a prize -- it's BINGO with a seaside flair that's fun for the whole family. Registration required.

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Read with Holden
1:00pm - 2:30pm
 Read with Holden
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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
Adult Craft Night - Felt Poinsettia
6:30 PM
Adult Craft Night - Felt Poinsettia
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:30 PMAdult Craft Night -
It's Christmas in July!Register for a night of crafting. This month, we will be making potted, felt poinsettias. Space is limited and registration is required! This event will take place via Zoom. Supplies will be available to pick up the week of the program and you will receive a Zoom...read more

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Aquarium Scavenger Hunt (age 4 to Grade 4)
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Aquarium Scavenger Hunt (age 4 to Grade 4)
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Enjoy the soothing sights of the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams on our big screen while you keep an eye out for items on a scavenger hunt sheet. Registration required. Please register each participant  separately under their own name (not the adult's name).

Community Picnic
6:00pm to 7:30pm
 Community Picnic
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Everyone's invited! Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket and enjoy greeting your neighbors, singing along to seafaring music by Connecticut's first state troubadour, Tom Callinan, and exploring the creatures in Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank. Picnicking begins at 6:00, followed by mus...read more

Teen/Tween Trivia: Mysteries of the Deep
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Trivia: Mysteries of the Deep
Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Trivia: M
How much do you know about the deep, dark ocean? From sea monsters and ghost pirates to underwater trains and urban legends, we'll see who knows the most about the mysteries that lie below -- and who gets blown out of the water! Of course, we'll be giving out candy & prizes for right ans...read more
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Friday Family Flicks: Muppet Treasure Island (G)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday Family Flicks: Muppet Treasure Island (G)
Friday, Jul. 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy this classic tale of pirates and treasure retold as only the Muppets can do it! Popcorn and juice boxes available for movie munchies. Bring a blanket or floor pillow to lounge on if you wish. Registration appreciated.

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Summer Storytime
10:15 am
 Summer Storytime
Monday, Jul. 18, 10:15 am
Read, sing, move and rhyme along with Miss April and your storytime friends! Families with children of any age are welcome. When the weather is dry and the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees, we will meet outside in the courtyard. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on! Registration appreciated f...read more

Breezy Reads: Tidesong
6:30 PM
 Breezy Reads: Tidesong
Monday, Jul. 18, 6:30 PMBreezy Reads: Tideso
Come and hang out with a Breezy Read - a book that's meant to be read here and there. These light books are perfect for readers on the go, who don't have a lot of time to read, or simply don't want to read a long book over the summer. Best of all, if you don't like the way the book i...read more
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Morning Book Club
11 AM
 Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 11 AMMorning Book Club
Join us for our monthly morning book discussion. This month, we will be discussing The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk after June 21st. New members are always welcome to join!Light refreshments served. 
Family Fun Night: River to Sea with FRWA
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Family Fun Night: River to Sea with FRWA
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
From the tiniest stream to the biggest ocean, all of Earth's waterways are connected. The Farmington Valley Watershed Association joins us for a hands-on exploration of the work they do to keep our local streams and rivers health -- and how you can help! (Make sure to check out their display in ...read more

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Newbies and To-Be’s (Birth to age 2 with a caregiver)
10:15am - 11:00am
Newbies and To-Be’s (Birth to age 2 with a caregiver)
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 10:15am - 11:00am
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! When the wea...read more

Summer Salads with Chef Meg!
6:30 PM
 Summer Salads with Chef Meg!
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 6:30 PMSummer Salads with C
Learn how to use seasonal and local ingredients to make a delicious summer salad (and dressing) with Chef Meg Buchsbaum! This program will take place via Zoom. Prior to the program, you will receive a list of ingredients so you can prepare along with Meg.Registration is required for this progra...read more
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Children’s Book Swap
1:00pm to 2:30pm
 Children’s Book Swap
Thursday, Jul. 21, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Do you have some books you've outgrown or already read? Want to swap them for some new-to-you titles? This is the event for you! Bring up to five gently used books per child and receive a certificate to take home as many as you brought. Drop off books in the Community Room between 1:00 and 1:30 ...read more
Teen/Tween Craft: Macrame Sea Glass Pendants
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Macrame Sea Glass Pendants
Thursday, Jul. 21, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Craft: Ma
Glass on the beach? Knot if we have anything to say about it! We'll be making pendants using recycled sea glass, and the string-tying art of macrame. Patrons are welcome to bring in their own supplies they may have found on the beach, or any beads, ribbons, or other accessories that they'd l...read more
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Friday Family Flicks: Encanto (PG)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday Family Flicks: Encanto (PG)
Friday, Jul. 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The magical Madrigal family -- we love them, even if we don't talk about all of them! Come enjoy the magic all over again. Popcorn and juice boxes available for movie munchies. Bring a blanket or floor pillow to lounge on if you wish. Registration appreciated.

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Summer Storytime
10:15 am
 Summer Storytime
Monday, Jul. 25, 10:15 am
Read, sing, move and rhyme along with Miss April and your storytime friends! Families with children of any age are welcome. When the weather is dry and the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees, we will meet outside in the courtyard. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on! Registration appreciated f...read more

Virtual Manga Drawing with Debi Hamuka-Falkenham
4:30 PM
Virtual Manga Drawing with Debi Hamuka-Falkenham
Monday, Jul. 25, 4:30 PMVirtual Manga Drawin
Have you ever wanted to be a mangaka (manga artist)? Learn how to draw anime and manga characters with Debi Hamuka-Falkenham!Debi is a 1974 graduate of Paier College of Art and The Museum of Cartoon Art's Cartooning Program. She has run hundreds of cartooning workshops for children of all ages, ...read more
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Family Fun Night: Interactive Finding Nemo!
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Family Fun Night: Interactive Finding Nemo!
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Experience this movie like never before with props, goodies and responses that make you part of the action! Come for the whole movie or join for a little bit -- we're pretty sure you'll leave laughing! Registration required.**Please note: we're starting a little earlier than usual to acc...read more

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Imagination Workshop
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 Imagination Workshop
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop-in between 1:00 and 3:00 and enjoy art for all ages -- adults included! No registration required.
The British Invasion and the American Answer: A Musical Journey
6:30 PM
The British Invasion and the American Answer: A Musical Journey
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 6:30 PMThe British Invasion
Join us for an exciting Zoom presentation with Marty Gitlin as he takes us through some of the greatest music in history.The British Invasion and American Answer: A Musical JourneyTake a fun and nostalgic journey through the most iconic and greatest era of rock-and-roll history with author and pop c...read more
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Make It!: Fishy Cupcakes (age 4 to Grade 4)
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Make It!: Fishy Cupcakes (age 4 to Grade 4)
Thursday, Jul. 28, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
You don't need to enjoy seafood to love these cupcakes! Turn two plain cupcakes into acquatic works of art and take them home to enjoy.Registration required. Please register each participant separately under their own name (not the adult's name).

Teen/Tween Bubble Tea Party!
6:00 PM
 Teen/Tween Bubble Tea Party!
Thursday, Jul. 28, 6:00 PMTeen/Tween Bubble Te
Bubble tea: both fun to drink AND delicious! Bubble tea is unique from other forms of milk tea, like chai, because of the distinct texture of the tapioca pearls that come with it. Come and try out a few flavors of bubble tea that we can make right here in the library, and feel to dress up in your fa...read more
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Fun on Friday: Fairy Houses and Toad Abodes!
10:00am - 4:00pm
Fun on Friday: Fairy Houses and Toad Abodes!
Friday, Jul. 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Use natural materials to create a dwelling for whatever tiny creatures may live outside the library. Bring some items from nature to build with or use some from our collection. Drop in between 10 and 4; no registration required.
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