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.
Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. A display on the second floor offers titles such as “Civil War Women: Their Quilts, Their Roles, Activities for Re-Enactor” by Barbara Brackman , “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History” by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and “Grace & Glory : a century of women in the Olympics” by Siobhan Drummond. Check out these titles and more celebration women.
You’ll also want to mark your calendar for the following events that also celebrate women:
The “Friends of the Burlington Public Library” evening program
Join the “Friends” on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 as they host Deborah Swiss, author of "The Tin Ticket: the Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women". Hear this author and historian tell the heartbreaking, horrifying, and ultimately triumphant story of the 25,000 women deported from Great Britain in the nineteenth century to serve as "tamers and breeders" in the new colony of Australia, women who ultimately created the most liberated society of their time.
March display by the Burlington Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts of America are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year and have set up a wonderful exhibit and display in the library. The Burlington Girl Scouts will be holding a reception on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. that is open to all. There will be a pause at 7:12 p.m. for the recitation of "The Girl Scouts Promise” as part of a nation-wide celebration of Girl Scouts.
Upcoming Events for Children
- “Story and Craft for Toddlers” - Monday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m.
- “Need 2 Read Book Club” - Tuesday, March 13, at 3:45 p.m.
Read a new book then come in for a book-based activity and snack! This month’s selection is “Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn”. Pick up your copy at the YS desk. Registration is required, so be sure to sign up online or when you check out the book. For older elementary school students.
Upcoming Events for Teens
- “Game Day” -Monday, March 12, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Drop by the library for food and fun for teens. Wii game and board games will be available. Feel free to bring in favorite games of your own!
- “Edible Art: Pi Day Pie”- Wednesday, March 14, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Go ahead and play with your food! Indulge your creativity and your sweet tooth at the same time.