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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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Storytime with Miss Deb!
9:30 a.m.
 Storytime with Miss Deb!
Monday, Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m.
(Mondays at 9:30 a.m.)
Storytime with Miss
Retired teacher Deb Caldwell brings her joy and experience to storytime! Come read, sing, and play with us!

Blood Pressure Clinic
12:30 pm
 Blood Pressure Clinic
Monday, Oct. 18, 12:30 pm
(Mondays September 27, October 18 and November 15)
Blood Pressure Clini
Stop in before the movie and get a FREE blood pressure check and answers to your questions about heart health!
Movie Mondays
1:00 p.m.
 Movie Mondays
Monday, Oct. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Join us every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for a free screening of an award nominated or newly-released-to-DVD movie. Enjoy some popcorn and stay afterward to talk about the movie with your neighbors. Film ratings range from PG to R, so this program is intended for grown-ups. For a complete list of...read more

Diamond Painting
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Diamond Painting
Monday, Oct. 18, 4:00pm-6:00pmDiamond Painting
Diamond painting is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers. You will be using an applicator to apply hundreds of sparkling resin rhinestones, one-by-one, on an adhesive color-coded canvas painting. The end result is a vivid, shimmering work of art.Adults may pair up w...read more

Teen Book Club (a LIFT program)
4:00-5:00 p.m.
 Teen Book Club (a LIFT program)
Monday, Oct. 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
(3rd Monday of the Month from 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Grades 9-12Join us for the Teen Book Club. Books for the book club will cover different genres and be available in multiple formats.  Register beforehand, and there is a chance you could get a free copy of that month’s book!  

Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
6pm-7:00pm
Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
Monday, Oct. 18, 6pm-7:00pmZentangle: Relaxing
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called ‘tangles’. You create tangles with combination of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper “tiles&rdqu...read more

Family STEAM
6:30 p.m.
 Family STEAM
Monday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.)
Family STEAM
Join Miss Emily for fun experiments and eye-opening science as we explore the world around us. Best for kids in grades 1-5 

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Storytime with Miss Emily
9:30 a.m.
 Storytime with Miss Emily
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.)
Storytime with Miss
Storytime is so much more than books! We'll read, sing, play, write, and talk through this fun storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Storytime will be at the library for October. We'll be indoors on Tuesdays, so we will be limiting the number of families who can attend each ...read more
Storytime with Miss Emily
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime with Miss Emily
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Storytime with Miss
Storytime is so much more than books! We'll read, sing, play, write, and talk through this fun storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Storytime will be at the library for October. We'll be indoors on Tuesdays, so we will be limiting the number of families who can attend each ...read more

Tech Help Tuesdays
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesdays
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1:00 pm
Tuesdays, September 7 - November 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.Having trouble with your tablet or smart phone? Got a new device and not sure where to start? Need help finding apps to make your life easier? Need help figuring out a software application like Microsoft Office or Google Drive? Drop in to the Burlin...read more
The LIFT (Library Is For Teens) Middle School
3:00-5:00 p.m.
The LIFT (Library Is For Teens) Middle School
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 p.m.)

Grades 7-8The Library Is For Teens! Drop by our meeting room and see what’s going on. Tell us what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to make it happen! Board games? Dance parties? Video game tournaments? Food? Drawing classes? Writing? Anime? It’s all at the library! &n...read more
Teen Inquiries Into Murder
6:00PM
 Teen Inquiries Into Murder
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:00PM
Zoom
Hey Teens do you want to test your detective skills?  Were you a champ at playing Clue? We have a monthly murder mystery waiting for you then!    Each mystery will have three objectives that you need to find the answers to within one hour.

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October Walking Club
900am
 October Walking Club
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 900amOctober Walking Club
Meet in the library parking lot at 9 am.
Tech Class Wednesdays
1:00 pm
 Tech Class Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1:00 pm
Tech Class WednesdaysWednesdays, September 22 - November 14, 1:00 p.m.These free classes are designed to provide an immersive experience for the beginner while also providing some useful hints for the more experienced user. Space is limited to only six computers, so registration is preferred, but wa...read more

Middle School Anime Club (a LIFT program)
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Middle School Anime Club (a LIFT program)
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(3rd Wednesday of the Month from 3:00-5:00)
Middle School Anime
Grades 7-8On this special LIFT (Library Is For Teens) day, we know you’re bursting to talk about your new favorite Anime. Come to this club to share all the excitement and heartbreak with others who feel the same way! We’ll explore different genres, Japanese treats, and crafts. We’...read more
Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
4:15-5:30
Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:15-5:30Zentangle: Relaxing
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called ‘tangles’. You create tangles with combination of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper “tiles&rdqu...read more

Jessica Michna: Women Who Dared
6:00 p.m.
 Jessica Michna: Women Who Dared
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:00 p.m.Jessica Michna: Wome
Cristabel and Emmeline Pankhurst, Susan B. Anthony, Emma Davisson, Elisabeth Cady Stanton; some names you may recognize, others you may not. In this program Jessica Michna appears as ...HERSELF! You will learn of these and other women (and men) who championed the cause of women's suffrage in thi...read more
Resume Writing - Assistance in creating or editing a resume
6:00 p.m.
Resume Writing - Assistance in creating or editing a resume
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:00 p.m.Resume Writing - Ass
Set up a time to go over your resume and recieve assitance from one of the Burlington Library Librarians. Resume writing occurs every Wednesday at 6pm. Please bring what you have for a resume and any job descriptions that you wish to apply at.
Yoga in the Basement with Meghan Neu
6:00 p.m.
Yoga in the Basement with Meghan Neu
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday at 6 pm. Please bring a yoga mat. Beginners Welcome!  Registration is required since space is limited. 

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Morning Story Stroll
9:30 a.m.
 Morning Story Stroll
Thursday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.
(Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.)
Morning Story Stroll
Who doesn't love a short walk outdoors, a good story, and silly songs? Join us Thursdays for a new kind of storytime! We'll meet at the gazebo in Wehmhoff Square Park next to the library. We'll open with our favorite songs, walk through the park with a story, and meet back for some goofy...read more
The LIFT (Library Is For Teens) High School
3:00-5:00 p.m.
The LIFT (Library Is For Teens) High School
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(Mondays and Thursdays 3:00-5:00 p.m.)

Grades 9-12The Library Is For Teens! Drop by our meeting room and see what’s going on. Tell us what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to make it happen! Board games? Dance parties? Video game tournaments? Food? Drawing classes? Writing? Anime? It’s all at the library! &...read more
Art with Carl and Mary Anders - An Anything Can Happen Thursday Program
6:00pm
Art with Carl and Mary Anders - An Anything Can Happen Thursday Program
Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:00pmArt with Carl and Ma
Anything Can Happen Thursdays is a weekly program designed for kids and their grown-ups.  This week, we'll welcome guest artists Carl and Mary Anders as we learn how to complete an abstract painting.  This is a great activity that will be enjoyed by all ages. Materials will be pro...read more

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Foodie Friday (a LIFT program)
3:00-5:00 p.m.
 Foodie Friday (a LIFT program)
Friday, Oct. 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(Fridays from 3:00-5:00)
Foodie Friday (a LIF
Grades 7-12Join us for LIFT (Library Is For Teens) on Fridays and learn to cook foods from home and around the world. Build skills you’ll use your whole life and learn recipes to impress your family. And eat food! 
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Art with Carl and Mary Anders
1:00 p.m.
 Art with Carl and Mary Anders
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:00 p.m.Art with Carl and Ma
October 23rd:   Large Iris flower on black paper with pastels. Beginners and up.

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Gravestone Iconography
2:00 p.m.
 Gravestone Iconography
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2:00 p.m.Gravestone Iconograp
GRAVESTONE ICONOGRAPHYSymbols! Symbols everywhere! What to they mean? How can a stone tell a story besides just who is buried there? Find out in this unique on hour program! Burlington's own Melinda Mitchell, owner of Madam Cora's Emporium, is our guest speaker.

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Storytime with Miss Deb!
9:30 a.m.
 Storytime with Miss Deb!
Monday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m.
(Mondays at 9:30 a.m.)
Storytime with Miss
Retired teacher Deb Caldwell brings her joy and experience to storytime! Come read, sing, and play with us!

Movie Mondays
1:00 p.m.
 Movie Mondays
Monday, Oct. 25, 1:00 p.m.
Join us every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for a free screening of an award nominated or newly-released-to-DVD movie. Enjoy some popcorn and stay afterward to talk about the movie with your neighbors. Film ratings range from PG to R, so this program is intended for grown-ups. For a complete list of...read more

Teen Writing Challenge (a LIFT program)
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Teen Writing Challenge (a LIFT program)
Monday, Oct. 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(4th Monday of the Month from 3:00-5:00 p.m.)

Grades 9-12Do you like to write?  Want to share your passion for writing with like minded peers?  Then join us to challenge your writing with random story prompts.   

Diamond Painting
4:00pm-6:00pm
 Diamond Painting
Monday, Oct. 25, 4:00pm-6:00pmDiamond Painting
Diamond painting is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers. You will be using an applicator to apply hundreds of sparkling resin rhinestones, one-by-one, on an adhesive color-coded canvas painting. The end result is a vivid, shimmering work of art.Adults may pair up w...read more

Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
6pm-7:00pm
Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
Monday, Oct. 25, 6pm-7:00pmZentangle: Relaxing
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called ‘tangles’. You create tangles with combination of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper “tiles&rdqu...read more

Evening Book Club
7:00 p.m.
 Evening Book Club
Monday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m.Evening Book Club
Join us for a discussion on a wide variety of topics and genres!August: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik LarsonSeptember: When All Is Said by Anne GriffinOctober: King of Confidence by Harvey MilesNovember: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
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Storytime with Miss Emily
9:30 a.m.
 Storytime with Miss Emily
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.)
Storytime with Miss
Storytime is so much more than books! We'll read, sing, play, write, and talk through this fun storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Storytime will be at the library for October. We'll be indoors on Tuesdays, so we will be limiting the number of families who can attend each ...read more

Storytime with Miss Emily
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime with Miss Emily
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Storytime with Miss
Storytime is so much more than books! We'll read, sing, play, write, and talk through this fun storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Storytime will be at the library for October. We'll be indoors on Tuesdays, so we will be limiting the number of families who can attend each ...read more

Tech Help Tuesdays
1:00 pm
 Tech Help Tuesdays
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1:00 pm
Tuesdays, September 7 - November 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.Having trouble with your tablet or smart phone? Got a new device and not sure where to start? Need help finding apps to make your life easier? Need help figuring out a software application like Microsoft Office or Google Drive? Drop in to the Burlin...read more
Veterans 101
1:00 p.m.
 Veterans 101
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1:00 p.m.
How can volunteer veterans help other veterans who are on hospice?   Veterans “speak” the same language and often relate better than to other volunteers.  Be involved in Honoring a fellow veteran with an appreciation certificate and visit or a formal Pinning Ceremony ( no unifo...read more
WRITE Stuff Writing Club (a LIFT program)
3:00-5:00 p.m.
WRITE Stuff Writing Club (a LIFT program)
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.WRITE Stuff Writing
Grades 7-8We’ll explore different genres of the written word and put pen to paper and create.  From short stories to song lyrics and everything in between!  Designed to be a fun, safe place to develop creative writing skills.  
Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Poetry Event
6:00 p.m.
Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Poetry Event
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Poets from the Racine and Kenosha area join us for this open-mic poetry event...come in to enjoy or share!
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October Walking Club
900am
 October Walking Club
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 900amOctober Walking Club
Meet in the library parking lot at 9 am.
Tech Class Wednesdays
1:00 pm
 Tech Class Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1:00 pm
Tech Class WednesdaysWednesdays, September 22 - November 14, 1:00 p.m.These free classes are designed to provide an immersive experience for the beginner while also providing some useful hints for the more experienced user. Space is limited to only six computers, so registration is preferred, but wa...read more

Color Time! Join us in coloring in your cards/postcards
1:00 p.m.
Color Time! Join us in coloring in your cards/postcards
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1:00 p.m.
(Every other Wednesday 1PM August 18th, September 1st, 15th, 29th)
Color Time! Join us
Join us for a one session of coloring in cards and/or postcards that are yours to keep! Starting July 21st 1pm-2pm every other Wednesday, we will be coloring! Adults are welcome to bring a friend/or family member that is over 12 years old. Registration is limited so sign up asap!Coloring has th...read more

Middle School Book Club (a LIFT program)
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Middle School Book Club (a LIFT program)
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(4th Wednesday of the Month from 3:00-5:00)
Middle School Book C
Grades 7-8Great books, great people, great hangout. What more could you want? Stop by LIFT (Library Is For Teens) for bookclub in September to help us pick the books for the next two months. We read what you want! And each month we’ll have a book-themed craft to work on while we chat. 
Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
4:15-5:30
Zentangle: Relaxing pen art that is a fun way to create for non-artists and artists alike
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:15-5:30Zentangle: Relaxing
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called ‘tangles’. You create tangles with combination of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper “tiles&rdqu...read more

Canvas Tote Creation
5:15-7:15pm
 Canvas Tote Creation
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:15-7:15pmCanvas Tote Creation
Join us for designing your very own Canvas Tote!Once it is complete, it is yours to take home!You may make your own design, use our stencils to display your name or a special quote or use one of our Holiday stencils. If you have your own stencils or wish to embellish your tote with your own patches,...read more

Resume Writing - Assistance in creating or editing a resume
6:00 p.m.
Resume Writing - Assistance in creating or editing a resume
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m.Resume Writing - Ass
Set up a time to go over your resume and recieve assitance from one of the Burlington Library Librarians. Resume writing occurs every Wednesday at 6pm. Please bring what you have for a resume and any job descriptions that you wish to apply at.
Yoga in the Basement with Meghan Neu
6:00 p.m.
Yoga in the Basement with Meghan Neu
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday at 6 pm. Please bring a yoga mat. Beginners Welcome!  Registration is required since space is limited. 

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Morning Story Stroll
9:30 a.m.
 Morning Story Stroll
Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.
(Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.)
Morning Story Stroll
Who doesn't love a short walk outdoors, a good story, and silly songs? Join us Thursdays for a new kind of storytime! We'll meet at the gazebo in Wehmhoff Square Park next to the library. We'll open with our favorite songs, walk through the park with a story, and meet back for some goofy...read more
Peace Tree Yoga @ the Library (a LIFT program)
4:10-4:50 p.m.
Peace Tree Yoga @ the Library (a LIFT program)
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:10-4:50 p.m.
(4th Thursday of the Month from 4:10-4:50 p.m.)
Peace Tree Yoga @ th
Grades 9-12For today’s LIFT (Library Is For Teens), join the wonderful yoga instructors of Peace Tree Yoga Studio for a class in yoga and meditation. Yoga & meditation are great for everything! Bring a mat of your own or we will supply one. Free yoga to free your brain...and oh,  brin...read more
Myths and Misconceptions about Hospice
6:00 p.m.
Myths and Misconceptions about Hospice
Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Learn about what Hospice is, who it is for, and dispel some of the misconceptions about this important service.
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Teen Escape Room
9:15am
 Teen Escape Room
Friday, Oct. 29, 9:15amTeen Escape Room
Teens can sign up in groups of 6 to take a chance on solving our Underworld themed escape room.  Sign-up will be for 15 minutes before the run time so we can explain how the room works.  We look forward to seeing if you can escape from the Underworld!

Teen Escape Room
10:45am
 Teen Escape Room
Friday, Oct. 29, 10:45amTeen Escape Room
Teens can sign up in groups of 6 to take a chance on solving our Underworld themed escape room.  Sign-up will be for 15 minutes before the run time so we can explain how the room works.  We look forward to seeing if you can escape from the Underworld!

Teen Escape Room
12:45pm
 Teen Escape Room
Friday, Oct. 29, 12:45pmTeen Escape Room
Teens can sign up in groups of 6 to take a chance on solving our Underworld themed escape room.  Sign-up will be for 15 minutes before the run time so we can explain how the room works.  We look forward to seeing if you can escape from the Underworld!

Teen Escape Room
2:15pm
 Teen Escape Room
Friday, Oct. 29, 2:15pmTeen Escape Room
Teens can sign up in groups of 6 to take a chance on solving our Underworld themed escape room.  Sign-up will be for 15 minutes before the run time so we can explain how the room works.  We look forward to seeing if you can escape from the Underworld!

Teen Escape Room
3:45pm
 Teen Escape Room
Friday, Oct. 29, 3:45pmTeen Escape Room
Teens can sign up in groups of 6 to take a chance on solving our Underworld themed escape room.  Sign-up will be for 15 minutes before the run time so we can explain how the room works.  We look forward to seeing if you can escape from the Underworld!

Middle School After Hours Movie Night
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Middle School After Hours Movie Night
Friday, Oct. 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m.Middle School After
There will be nothing but food, fun, and friends at this after hours movie night! We’ll hang out a bit before beginning the movie. Register online or at the library to vote for your movie choice! The winning movie will be announced the Monday before the event. This event requires a signed...read more
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