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The Book Corner: Holiday Dessert Tasting, Burlington Reads and Children Events

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.

Holiday Dessert Tasting and Recipe Swap -Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Friends of the Library as they come together for what has become a regular December program.  Here’s a chance to share favorite recipes and discover new ones!

Bakers and non-bakers are all welcome!

Bakers ARE urged to register in advance:  you may do so by using the Library's on-line calendar (navigate to Dec. 20 and click on the 'hand' to bring up a registration form), or by calling 781-505-4985. 

Bakers should plan to bring food intended to be served at room temperature since no refrigeration is provided.  Bakers should also bring enough of their dessert for 20 people to enjoy a taste, as well as 20 copies of the recipe.  There’s also the opportunity for bakers to introduce their specialty and explain why it is such a treat.  What fun!

Non-bakers can also enjoy themselves.  Sample some treats, get ideas for your holiday celebrations and bring home some recipes to try.

 Burlington Reads

Thank you to all who voted for the next Burlington Reads title.  The most votes received were for “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford.  We are excited to offer this popular program again and we hope you will all plan to join in this community –wide initiative. Events focusing on the themes of this story will be planned for March 2013.  Watch for a list of programs and events after the first of the year.  

 Database of the Month SeriesBiography in Context December 2012

Does your student bring home assignments on researching famous people? Do you want to learn more about a particular person and their place in history? Burlington Public Library has a fabulous database that does just that and it’s very easy to use.

Our Biography in Context database offers outstanding research support with over 600,000 biographies that include comprehensive full text articles. Many include images, website links, audio, and video. You can search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, and name and place of birth or death. Articles are taken from respected reference sources suitable for term papers and other assignments.

Access Biography in Context 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. Choose the Research tab at the top of the page. From the drop down menu, choose Databases, and next click Biography. Next to Biography in Context, click the combined In Library & At Home link.

Access to our quality subscription databases is available for our patrons at no charge. They contain articles and information that are not available for free on the Internet.

If you have questions, call us at (781) 270-1691 or come to the Reference Department on the second floor of the library or email us at mburef@mvlc.org.

Children’s Events

  • Storytime

There will be a break in between storytime sessions from December 14 through the beginning of January. 

  • Magic Tree House Party - Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 4:15 p.m.

Join Mary for a celebration of the adventures of Jack & Annie, with series based games and activities.  No registration required—just plan to have fun! (For Grade 2 and up)

  • Picture Book and a Movie - Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

Listen to a story then see the movie based on it! For Caregivers with children ages 3 and up.

  • Need 2 Read Book Club - Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 4:15 p.m.

Come by the Youth Services Desk today to pick up our selection for December, Sid Fleischman’s The Whipping Boy. Join Mary on the 19th for snacks while we talk about the book and do a book-based activity! (Suggested age: Grade 3 and up)

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