The Book Corner: Vacation Events for Kids & Teens, Suspense Films and Book Club
The Burlington Public Library has a wide variety of upcoming programs and events.
The Burlington Public Library has a bunch of upcoming events and accounts of past events residents can check out. The following is a press release listing what has happened, is currently happening and what is coming soon.
February’s Database of the Month
Burlington Public Library is pleased to feature Encyclopaedia Brittanica as our February Database of the Month. We are offering the award-winning Encyclopaedia Brittanica suite of products for our patrons. These comprise:
- Britannica Online School Edition with separate interfaces for elementary, middle, and high school students
- Britannica Public Library—comprehensive encyclopedia with images and links to primary sources, eBooks, multimedia sources including video and audio, news articles from top sources, and 80,000 quality web sites.
- Brittanica Kids Edition
- Encyclopaedia Brittanica Spanish Reference Center—resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia. Enciclopedia Moderna for high school students and beyond, and Britannica Escolar for ages 6-12.
Access Encyclopaedia Brittanica at the library or at home with only an Internet connection and a Burlington Public Library card. Go to our website at www.burlingtonpubliclibrary.org and choose the “Research” tab at the top of the page. You will then choose “General Reference & Encyclopedias” under “Databases”
February Exhibits at the Library
Shauna Leva, a young and exceptionally talented Burlington artist, will exhibit some of her newest watercolors and illustrations in the Library’s first floor Gallery during the month of February. Shauna is preparing for a career as an illustrator. Biagio Occhino will exhibit an array of clever and whimsical “Memory Stick Figures” in the glass cases in the Library’s entry and exit lobbies. Biagio amuses himself (and us!) with artwork made of ‘found objects’, in this case the inner workings of old computers! Come in and take a look.
Heart-pounding Suspense Films
The Burlington Public Library has a new display of Thrillers and Suspense movies guaranteed to kick your heartbeat up a notch! Revisit old favorites like “Marathon Man” (who can forget the scene with the dentist’s drill?), “The Shining” or “Alien,” or borrow the new version of an impressive early film like “Straw Dogs”. The Library has an extraordinary collection of DVDs, both new and old, that you can borrow free of charge.
Need 2 Read Book Club - Wednesday, February 13 at 4:15 p.m.
Register for next month and pick up February’s selection, It Came From Beneath the Bed, at the Youth Services Desk. You can try your hand at writing a journal just like Howie! (Journal pointer sheets are at the desk with the books.) We’ll have snacks while talking about the books and how hard or easy it is to write!
February School Vacation Events for Kids
- Pumpernickel Puppets - Tuesday, February 19 at 1:00 pm
Join us for a terrific puppet show presentation of two old favorite tales: Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Lion and the Mouse. Fun for all ages—no registration required!
- Lego Club - Wednesday, February 20 at 1 pm
Join Amanda for a building spree. We supply the legos, you supply the imagination!
- Storytime with Dr. Meade the Veterinarian - Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 pm
Listen to fascinating animal stories told by Burlington Veterinarian, Dr. Meade, and his staff. Fun for all age—no registration required!
- Kids N’ Harmony Family Sing-along with James Lepler - Friday, February 22 at 11:30 am
Join James Lepler as he plays and sings all your favorite songs! Designed for caregivers with children ages infant to 7 years old. No registration required.
- Winter Scrabble Tournament - Saturday, February 23, noon to 4:00 pm
Teen Events (for grades 6-12)
Stop in during the month of February to pick out your Blind (Book) Date! There will covered books for you to choose from on display in the Young Adult area. The title, author, and genre of the book will be hidden so who knows what you will end up with! Take a chance and discover your next favorite book! Go on as many "dates" as you would like as there is no limit to the amount of Blind Date Books you can check out!
- Animanga Club - Thursday, February 7 at 3:45 pm
Share your love for anime and manga with other fans who love discussing, watching, and drawing!
- Cookie Decorating - Thursday, February 14 at 3:30 pm
You’ll be in a “sweet” mood when you join in the decorating fun!
- TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meeting - Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30 pm
Get involved at your library! Help plan events and choose books, games, movies, and music for the Young Adult section. TAG is also a great way to earn community service hours!
- Blind (Book) Date Meet-Up - Thursday, February 28, at 3:30 pm
All blind book daters will get together to talk about how their book “dates” went. Snacks will be provided!