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Upcoming Events at the Burlington Public Library

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

The  has a bunch of upcoming events and ongoing programs residents can check out. The following is a press release listing what is currently happening and coming soon.

50-Hour Readers at Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library Youth Services Department wishes to congratulate the SIXTY 50 hour readers from the 2011 Summer Reading Program.  The children on this list have read above and beyond by reading 50 hours or more this summer! 

We salute them for their dedication and their love of reading! 

Our 50-hour readers are:

Jessica Abrevaya, Brianna Abruzzese, Layla Ahmed, Cally Allain, Anika Bharatan, Arya Bhat, Jennifer Britto, Jack Campbell, Kathryn Campbell, Natalie Carey, Cathy Chang, Saniya Chaudhari, Wataru Coram, Anika Diveray, Alden George, Anisha Goel, Madison Green, Neha Gujjari, Ronit Gupta, David Hanafin, Faith Hanafin, Grace Hanafin, Hope Hanafin, Rose Hanafin, Jenna Heffler, Anusha Jain, Akhila John, Aleena John, Andrew Jung, Nolan Kelleher, Sean Kelleher, Anjali Khatra, Meet Kothari, Sukriti Kushwaha, Jade Mahoney, Keegan Mahoney, Shane Mahoney, Maherkhan Malik, Shreya Manikandan, Krushna Malapati, Neev Maru, Arya Nagraj, Kevina Nakalunda, Maya Pandit, Neil Pandit, Allison Parry, Olivia Perry, Rishabh Prakash, Rithikh Prakesh, Nithellen Ravi, Niti Seereeram, Stavan Shah, Ashwini Shinde, Arushi Srivastava, Dafni Suresh, Sophia Taur, Matthew Tengtrakool, Darshana Venkatesh, Luis Villalta, Amber Nicole Winsor.

This year, we had a total of 472 children participated in the with a total 245 book reviews that they have written online!. Also, a total of 128 teens read a grand total of 2,368 hours for the teen summer reading program. Congratulations to all of our summer readers!

Thank You

The Youth Services Department at the Burlington Public Library would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their generous support of the 2011 Teen and Children’s Summer Reading Program:

, , The Boston Bruins, The Boston Red Sox, Burlington Cultural Council, Burlington High School Future Teachers of America, Burlington Patch, Burlington Union News, Chick-fil-A, Cold Stone Creamery, Daily Times Chronicle, Fresh City, Friendly’s Ice Cream, The Friends of the Burlington Public Library, La Cascia Bakery, The Massachusetts Library Association, The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, , , Nordblom Company, , , , Space Walk, Target, .

‘Art in Everyday Objects’ Exhibit

The Burlington Public Library will host an intriguing exhibit called “Art in Everyday Objects” during the month on September.  Local resident Biagio Occhino, who has degrees in Engineering and Management but no formal artistic training, invites us to see common objects through his eyes.  He says:  “Engineers tend to look at the world differently. They see how things work internally and the secrets behind everyday objects.”  Biagio has taken apart a variety of items, from drink cans to electronic gadgets, then rearranged, mounted and framed the pieces.  The results are visually startling, thought-provoking, and often quite beautiful.  His work will be on display in both the first floor gallery and in the glass cases in the entry and exit lobbies of the building.  Please come and admire them during normal library hours.  A reception to meet the artist will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 p.m. in the Fogelberg A Room at the Library, and all are welcome to attend.

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