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The Book Corner: Youth Programs, New Books and a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Discussion

The Burlington Public Library has a wide variety of upcoming programs and events.

The 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.

“Preschool Fun and Games” Thursday, September 27 @ 11 am

Be part of a life sized board game with other children—great opportunity for active fun that also develops reasoning and social skills!  This month join Mary in a round of Blue’s Clues. (For caregivers with children ages 3-6)

New Youth Services Staff Member

Jenna Cantino has been selected as the Assistant to the Children’s Librarian.  Although new to the Youth Services staff, many of you will already know her from the Circulation Desk.  Her main focus in Youth Services will be the teen population.  Jenna is also an employee of the Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton where part of her focus is with teens and children.  Her love of teen literature, her creativity, and her genuine interest in the teen population will serve her well in this new role.

Displays in the Youth Services Department

  • New Books

Look for loads of new books in the J & JJ Fiction section, including two new back-to-school titles:  R. L. Stine’s The First Day of School Forever! and Jukes’ The New Kid.  Also check out the J Non-Fiction for new science titles and the “My Path to Math” series. New Picture Books, including titles such as Little Bitty Bakery and Your Moon, My Moon are on the other side of the J Nonfiction Display.

  • Themed Book Displays

Finally, check in the Holiday Display for books such as New Year at the Pier, Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast, and On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, celebrating the upcoming Jewish High Holidays.

Fall Reads about apples, pumpkins, and autumn leaves have taken the place of the summer books in the cube display.


“Mixing Fact and Fiction” with Hank Phillippi-Ryan

Join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. to get the scoop on mysteries, television, and the mystery of television from Hank Phillippi-Ryan.  You’ll want to be here to hear from Ms. Phillippi-Ryan about her award-winning mystery novels and her role as an investigative reporter for 7News in Boston.

The Last Wednesday Book Group

On Wednesday, September 26 from 7 -8:30 a lively discussion will take place.  The group will be discussing “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James.  Among the questions to be explored-“What accounts for the extraordinary popularity of this book? “ Join us for an exploration of this media sensation.

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