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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Tiny Art Show Openin
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Greet our artists, enjoy light refreshments, and view tiny art works on display throughout the library. No registration required.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
The Legend of the Le
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 PM

Join us via Zoom to learn about this intriguing Connecticut legend with Mike Allen, the proud producer and host of the highly-rated podcast, Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut’s Beaten Path!

Of all the legendary figures who have come through Connecticut, few have had the staying power or notoriety that The Leatherman has achieved.  For six years during the late 1800s, this so-called “hobo” hiked the same, 364-mile, circuitous route every 34 days like clockwork.  Residents could predict when he would return to their town.  Dressed from head to toe in a self-made suit of leather, he conversed with no one and slept in caves.  We still don’t know who he was to this day, but people loved him.

Register online to hear Mike’s engaging Zoom presentation about one of Connecticut’s most enduring local legends!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Stories & More (todd
Monday, Apr. 15, 10:15a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Read, sing, move and rhyme along with Miss April and your storytime friends! Register online for each week you'd like to attend.
Teen Dungeons & Drag
Monday, Apr. 15, 5:30-7:30PM (Mondays, March 4 & 18, April 1& 15, May 6 & 20)
Join us in the Teen Room for an exciting session of Dungeons & Dragons for teens and tweens! Dungeon Master and DnD enthusiast Jason Williams will guide participants through character creation and help navigate them through this engrossing, imaginative game!
Morning Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 11 AM
Join us for our monthly morning book club. This month, we will be discussing Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. 
Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation desk beginning March 19th.

Light refreshments served. New members always welcome!
Social Justice Book
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2:15PM (Tuesdays, March 5 &12, April 2, 16, 30, May 14 & 28)
Come and join our brand new Social Justic Book Club: a collaboration between the Burlington Public Library and the Lewis Mills Media Center.
  • for Lewis Mills High School Students
  • meet-ups are bi-monthly
  • they are held at the Lewis Mills Library @ 2:15
  • topics include: freedom, oppression, history, diversity, resilience, equity and more!
We will read student selected books and discuss them over snacks. Then, students will have the opprotunity to get to know each other and have fun in this safe and relaxing space with a game or craft. 
Sunrise Chair Yoga
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 9:30 AM

Join us in the Community Room and start your morning off right with sunrise chair yoga!  Follow along with Danielle Fisher, founder of The Bendy Bookworm Yoga, and reap the physical and mental benefits of these lower-impact yoga sessions.  Patrons are encouraged to wear sneakers, and should dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to move around in!

This weekly program will feature prerecorded videos from our new Bold Yoga Database, a free virtual yoga studio available on our website for Burlington library cardholders!

Newbies and To-Be&rs
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 10:15a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bounces and rhymes, stories and songs for little ones. Parents/caregivers to be are also invited to develop an early literacy repertoire and meet peers. We'll be sure to save time to play and chat at the end of the program! Register online for each week you'd like to attend.
Grounds For Discussi
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 11:00 AM

Join us by the Adult Department’s fireplace for casual and engaging conversations about all things literary!  Help yourselves to complimentary coffee and confections as you chat with other patrons about your favorite books, genres, authors, and personal recommendations.  Guests are also encouraged to bring the book(s) that they’re currently reading!

Graphic Novel Book C
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 5:00-6:00PM (Wednesdays, March 20, April 17, May 15)
Calling all graphic novel, manga, and anime readers! Join us one Wednesday a month to discuss a graphic novel, have snacks, and participate in a fun activity related to our book for that month! Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Please read the book before each meeting. Grades 5-8 are welcome!

On March 20th we will be engaging with Freestyle by Gale Galligan, a fun, high-energy graphic novel about friendship, family, and the last hurrahs of middle school.

On April 17th we will be engaing with Scout is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong: A young girl in middle school will do whatever it takes to meet her favorite author—even if it means joining her school band! A contemporary graphic novel about making your dream come true—and the friends you make along the way.

On May 15th we will be engaging with The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell, this graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and who they are.
Virtual Author Talk
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 8 PM
We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last  on Wednesday, April 17th at 8 PM ET.
Register for this event, and submit questions, at https://libraryc.org/burlingtonctlibrary

Can't make the event? Visit https://libraryc.org/burlingtonctlibrary to watch the archived talk.
Homeschool Readers
Thursday, Apr. 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Homeschool students at the elementary (K-6) level are invited to share and discuss Nutmeg Book Award nominees. Each month, we'll read a current Elementary Nutmeg nominee and do a related activity. We'll also introduce a chapter book for participants to read on their own and discuss at the next meeting. Please use child's name when registering and register for each month you would like to attend.
Beyblade Club (grade
Thursday, Apr. 18, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Show off your favorite Beyblades and try them out in battles against other collectors. No registration required.
Drop-off for Kids&rs
Thursday, Apr. 18, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Need some new-to-you clothes or baseball gear for spring and summer? We're teaming up (pun intended!) with Burlington-Harwinton Little League to help you recycle your outgrown clothing and gear for newborns right up through youth XL (16) and pick up some that's the right size. Clean clothing (2 garbage bagsful per family) and baseball gear in good condition may be brought in to the library on Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 - 7:00PM. You do not need to donate in order to shop the swap. All non-baseball clothing items are free; a small charge for baseball gear supports Burlington-Harwinton Little League.
Movie Matinee: Gran
Friday, Apr. 19, 1:00 PM

Join us in the Community Room for a Friday Movie Matinee!  This month we will be featuring “Gran Turismo”, the exciting 2023 film based on the true story of a teenage gamer who becomes a real life race car driver!  Some snacks and refreshments will be provided, but moviegoers are also welcome to their own treats!

Kids’ Clothes
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Need some new-to-you clothes or baseball gear for spring and summer? We're teaming up (pun intended!) with Burlington-Harwinton Little League to help you recycle your outgrown clothing and gear for newborns right up through youth XL (16) and pick up some that's the right size. Clean clothing (2 garbage bagsful per family) and baseball gear in good condition may be brought in to the library on Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 - 7:00PM. You do not need to donate in order to shop the swap. All non-baseball clothing items are free; a small charge for baseball gear supports Burlington-Harwinton Little League.
Stories & More (todd
Monday, Apr. 22, 10:15a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Read, sing, move and rhyme along with Miss April and your storytime friends! Register online for each week you'd like to attend.
Teen Gardening Club:
Monday, Apr. 22, 5:00-6:00PM
Did you know that 24 species of birds nest in birdhouses? Spring is awakening and the birds are beginning to chirp! Let’s make them the most colorful birdhouses they’ve ever seen. After you’ve finished decorating your birdhouse, we’ll give you some bird seed to take home with you, so you can set it up right away! 
Pokemon Club (age 4
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Calling all wanna-be Pokemon trainers! Join your friends at the library for an hour of Pokemon fun -- show off your cards (trade if you like!) and enjoy related activities. Please use child's name when registering.
Hooks & Needles
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:30 PM

Join us by the Adult Department's fireplace for our monthly club for fiber artists.  Whether you knit, crochet, felt, or sew, join in with other patrons as we work on our individual projects and chat about all things crafty.

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