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The Book Corner: Library Job Opening, Book Club and Holiday Closing

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.

Library Hours

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Job Opening

The library is seeking an energetic multi-tasker to work evenings and every other Saturday at the busy Circulation Desk in this 15 hour per week Library Aide position.  Strong computer skills and experience working with the public is necessary.  Previous library experience is helpful.  or more information visit the library or our website at burlingtonpubliclibrary.org

Terrorism and the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing - Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program on terrorism and the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing promises to give us more insight from one who knows.  William Gavin, retired FBI agent and the Assistant Director of New York in 1993, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the 1993 bombing - what happened and why.  There will be a special focus on how this relates to 9/11.  You won’t want to miss this educational and informational program! 

eBook Download Workshop January 28

Burlington Library eBooks are available for free to download to eBook readers! If you own an eBook reader and want to learn how to download library books (FOR FREE), this workshop is for you.  On Monday, January 28, 2013, librarians will present a workshop on how to download eBooks from the Burlington Public Library web site to the Apple iPad, the Amazon Kindle, and the Barnes and Noble Nook.

The workshop will be broken down into 2 sessions with a question and answer period after each session. Come at 7pm to learn about downloading to a Kindle or iPad. Come at 8pm to learn about downloading to a Nook or Nook Color.

Children and Teen Events: 

  • Lego Club - Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00

We supply the legos, you supply the imagination!  You can see some of our work from the last meeting in the display cases at the library entrance.  For students grades K-6.

  • Preschool Fun & Games - Thursday, January 24 at 11:00 am

Make friends with other preschoolers over an action-packed, challenging, room-sized board game.  We take turns, cheer each other on, and all have a wonderful time!  This month’s game:  Feed the Gator.

  • Fun with Duct Tape - Thursday, January 31 at 3:30 pm

Calling all teens- if you’re in grades 6 through 12, this is for you! Channel you creativity:  join Jenna to make colorful one-of-a-kind pieces out of duct tape!  Snacks will be provided.

Homebound Delivery

Are you unable to get out to the library because of illness or disability?  If you are a resident of Burlington and would welcome regular deliveries of library books, audiobooks or movies on DVD, please contact Susanne Sullivan at the library at 781-505-4985 to learn more.

The Last Wednesday Book Club

On Wednesday, January 30 the group will be discussing “The Hummingbird's Daughter” by Luis Alberto Urrea.  Sally Nisenson will lead the discussion of this epic novel about the 'Mexican Joan of Arc'.  During the blood-soaked years of pre-revolutionary Mexico in the late 19th century, a 16 year old girl rises from death with the power to heal.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk at the library.  All are welcome!

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