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.
Our month-long “Burlington Reads 2013” is happening now! Join us for all of the programs planned around the themes depicted in the 2013 book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Learn about life for Asian-Americans in Seattle during World War II. Family, Chinese and Japanese culture, and life in internment camps are among the topics of this moving story.
Books are available at the Library, the Recreation Department, the Council on Aging and True North Café. Brochures listing all of the programs and book discussions can be found in these locations as well. (Thank you to the Printing Place for making these brochures available!)
Book discussions and programs are scheduled throughout the month, so be sure to mark your calendars. You can also check our website, burlingtonpubliclibrary.org, to learn more.
On Wednesday, March 6, from 2:00 to 3:30, Wen-hao Tien, a contemporary ink artist, will present a Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration and Workshop. Thanks to an anonymous donor, we can learn about this art and may even get a chance to try your hand at creating one of the Chinese characters explained.
On Thursday, March 7 at 7pm join us for “A Taste of Asia” with Burlington chef and Asian food enthusiast Max Gow. Learn about differences in Asian cooking and enjoy some tastes as well. This program, sponsored by Burlington Breakfast Rotary, is sure to satisfy.
As an added bonus, every time that you attend a “Burlington Reads” event, you can enter to win "A Night at the Mariott," Burlington's own delightful hotel! The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday evening, March 21 at the Library. Sincere thanks to the Burlington Marriott for their generous donation which includes one room on a Friday or Saturday night, plus breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12, with full access to health club, pools, sauna and exercise facilities.
Teens Play Wii Games –March 5 at 4pm
Show off your video game skills by stopping by the library and playing wii games!
Preschool Fun and Games – March 7 at 11am
Caregivers with children ages 3 -6, stop by the library for fun and games planned specifically for this age group!