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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Playdough Playdate (All Ages)
3:00 - 4:30
 Playdough Playdate (All Ages)
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 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.
Board of Library Directors Meeting
7:30 PM
Board of Library Directors Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 7:30 PM
The Board of Library Directors will meet at 7:30 PM at the Burlington Public Library. 
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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, Sep. 7, 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

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Mysteries & Histories Book Club
6:30 PM
 Mysteries & Histories Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 6:30 PMMysteries & Historie
Join us for our monthly book club where we discuss mysteries and historical fiction!This month, we will be discussing the thriller, Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman. Copies will be available for pick up at the library beginning August 3rd.Light refreshments served. Registration requested.
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After-school Special: Fall at Johnnycake Mountain Park (age 4 to grade 4)
4:00 - 4:45
After-school Special: Fall at Johnnycake Mountain Park (age 4 to grade 4)
Thursday, Sep. 8, 4:00 - 4:45
Join Miss April, along with Miss Karen from the Burlington Land Trust, to explore all that's wonderful about Johnnycake Mountain Park in the fall, including migrating birds and monarch butterflies! Registration required. Please use child's name when registering.**This program will meet at Jo...read more

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Teen/Tween Craft: Floating Collages
6:30 PM
Teen/Tween Craft: Floating Collages
Thursday, Sep. 8, 6:30 PMTeen/Tween Craft: Fl
Gather some photos, newspaper clippings, or pressed flowers, and turn them into a one-of-a-kind art piece. We'll have plenty of things for you to make your own floating collage, so don't worry if you don't have anything of your own! For grades 5 and up.

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Saturday Stories: Caterpillars and Butterflies
10:15 -10:45
Saturday Stories: Caterpillars and Butterflies
Saturday, Sep. 10, 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 caterpillars and butterflies. If weather permits, we will meet in the Courtyard, so bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Registration appreciated.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
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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, Sep. 12, 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.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Dungeons & Dragons
6:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons
Monday, Sep. 12, 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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Pajama Storytime (all ages with caregiver)
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Pajama Storytime (all ages with caregiver)
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Put on your pj's, bring your favorite blanket and stuffie, and join Miss April for some evening stories, rhymes and songs. Bedtime snack provided. Registration required. Please use child's name when registering.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
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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, Sep. 14, 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.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Read with Holden
2:00 - 3:30pm
 Read with Holden
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2:00 - 3:30pmRead 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
Adult Craft Night
6:30 PM
 Adult Craft Night
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 6:30 PMAdult Craft Night
Register for a night of crafting!This month, we will be making crepe paper acorns - a beautiful addition to your seasonal decor!This event will take place on Zoom. Craft supplies will be available for pickup the week of the program.Space is limited and registration is required.

Registration required, begins Aug 14.
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Homeschool Readers
1:00 - 2:00pm
 Homeschool Readers
Thursday, Sep. 15, 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

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
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Meet a Ballerina (age 3-5)
10:15 - 11:00 am
 Meet a Ballerina (age 3-5)
Friday, Sep. 16, 10:15 - 11:00 am
Have a kiddo who loves twirling and leaping and moving to music? Here's a great opportunity to try out dance! The Hartt School Community Division joins us to share an introductory dance class and a story. Children will have an opportunity to dance and get their picture taken with a real ballerin...read more

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
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Cupcake Wars!
3:00 PM
 Cupcake Wars!
Saturday, Sep. 17, 3:00 PMCupcake Wars!
Ready, set, sprinkle! Team up with a buddy in this friendly cupcake-decorating bash, and compete for prizes such as Most Creative, Most Colorful, Most Tantalizing, and more! 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, Sep. 19, 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.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
(Early) Autumn Equinox Party
6:30 PM
 (Early) Autumn Equinox Party
Monday, Sep. 19, 6:30 PM(Early) Autumn Equin
Fall is almost here! Enjoy some autumnal themed treats as we decorate the Teen Room for the new season. Please feel free to bring any art or crafts you would like to contribute to our fall decor. If you don't want to decorate, we'll have some autumn crafts ready for you! For grades 5 and up.
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Morning Book Club
11 AM
 Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 11 AMMorning Book Club
Join us for our monthly morning book discussion.This month, we will be discussing This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk beginning August 16th.Light refreshments served. New members always welcome!
Meet the Robots!
3:00 - 4:30 pm
 Meet the Robots!
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Did you know we have a brand new set of Sphero indi robots? Come meet them and we'll figure out together how they work! 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, Sep. 21, 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

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Friends of the Library Meeting
1:30 PM
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 1:30 PM
The Friends of the Library will be meeting at 1:30 PM in the Ann Walluk Community Room. Anyone interested in joining the Friends of the Library or learning about volunteering opportunities at the library are encouraged to attend. 
Hooks & Needles
6:30 PM
 Hooks & Needles
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 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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Lunch & Learn with Liz Cornish
1 PM
 Lunch & Learn with Liz Cornish
Thursday, Sep. 22, 1 PMLunch & Learn with L
Join us for an informative presentation with Liz Cornish as she presents: Choosing the Best Senior Living Community.Bring your lunch to enjoy while you learn. Light refreshments will be provided.This program is co-sponsored by the Burlington Senior Center.Registration requested. 
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Friends of the Library Meet and Greet!
11 AM
Friends of the Library Meet and Greet!
Saturday, Sep. 24, 11 AMFriends of the Libra
The Friends of the Library will be hosting a Meet and Greet Coffee Hour! Get to know the Friends and find out about the many ways they support the Burlington Public Library. Find out how you can join their organization and learn about various volunteer opportunities available throughout the year.Lig...read more
Imagination Workshop (all ages)
1:00 - 3:00pm
 Imagination Workshop (all ages)
Saturday, Sep. 24, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Drop-in between 1:00 and 3:00 and enjoy art for all ages -- adults included! No registration required.
Author Visit with Katelyn Peterson
2 PM
Author Visit with Katelyn Peterson
Saturday, Sep. 24, 2 PMAuthor Visit with Ka
We are excited to announce that local author, Katelyn Peterson, will be visiting the Burlington Public Library for a reading from her book, California Betrayal! Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $15 (cash or PayPal accepted).Registration requested.
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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, Sep. 26, 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.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Teen/Tweens Play: Nintendo Night!
6:30 PM
Teen/Tweens Play: Nintendo Night!
Monday, Sep. 26, 6:30 PMTeen/Tweens Play: Ni
Bring a Nintendo console (Switch, DS, Gameboy, etc), or enjoy our modest selection of Nintendo games at the library! We'll have the option to emulate some older games, or use consoles as we prefer. Light refreshments served. Please freel free to email Jordan at jasselin@burlingtonctlibrary.org b...read more
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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, Sep. 28, 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.

Registration required, begins Aug 15.
Movie & Tea
5:30 PM
 Movie & Tea
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 5:30 PMMovie & Tea
Join us for a viewing of Downton Abbey: A New Era and a selection of teas and refreshments provided by the Traveling T Company.Registration requested. 
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Watch Night: Spirited Away
6:00 PM
 Watch Night: Spirited Away
Thursday, Sep. 29, 6:00 PMWatch Night: Spirite
Hang out for a showing of Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpiece, Spirited Away. We will also be making a simple craft in reference to the film. Light refreshments served. For grades 5 and up. 
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