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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 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.

Friends Annual Meeting:

More than 35 people attended the Friends Annual Meeting and also enjoyed the magic of Jack Ryan. Geri Degurski accepted the role of president of the Friends replacing Rosalie Blum. Rosalie, after many years of service, the last two as president, felt that her life has become too busy to give enough of her time to the Friends. We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to Rosalie and a warm welcome to Geri.

The raffle winner for the membership drive was Diane Roberts.  She will enjoy dinner at the Chateau and a performance of her choice by the Burling Players.

Upcoming Programs

For children:

  • “Picture Books and Movies” Thur., Jan. 26, 3:30 pm.

For children ages 3 and up.  Enjoy a story and a movie based on the book.  Stay and talk afterwards!

  • “Story and Craft for Preschoolers” Mon., Jan. 30, 11-12 am.

For teens:

  • “YALSA Awards Bingo” Wed., Jan. 25, 4-4:45 pm.

Learn about the new YALSA award winning books while enjoying Bingo, snacks, and prizes!

  • “T. A. G.  (Teen Advisory Group)” Mon., Jan. 30, 3:30-5 pm.

For adults:

  • Last Wednesday Book Group

The Book Group will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss “Someone to Run With” by David Grossman. Rose Rosen will lead the discussion of  this story that weaves together the lives of two middle-class teens who find themselves in Jerusalem's violent drug underworld.

This book is bound to delight both teenagers and adults. A thrilling adventure, a tender love story, an honest look at the dark side of life, a study of what it means to be an artist, a story of commitment, dedication and courage - this book has them all. Grossman is a very talented writer, and this is his most accessible book.  "A cross between "Run Lola Run" and "Oliver Twist"

eBook Download Workshop Monday, January 30, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Did you recently receive ereader? Are you thinking about purchasing one? Are you interested in downloading free ebooks? Then this workshop is for you!

Burlington Public Library provides access through our Overdrive subscription to free eBook titles for download to your eBook readers! To assist our patrons, Burlington Public Library will hold an eBook Download Workshop to demonstrate this process. Librarians will present downloading eBooks from the Burlington Public Library web site to eBook readers such as the Barnes and Noble Nook, the Amazon Kindle, the Apple iPad, and others.

Workshop participants are invited to bring their devices to this session and to ask questions after the presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Come join the fun!

Displays in Youth Services:

In addition to our ongoing “Winter Reads” display, we have a table devoted to Black History Month, including such titles as The Groundbreaking Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver; Master of Mahogany: Tom Day, Free Black Cabinetmaker; and The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine.  Learn all about your favorite prominent African American, or find out about someone fascinating and new! 

We have given over the second display table to Winter Sports, with titles such as Snowboards From Start to Finish, Bobsledding and the Luge, and Red-Hot Hockey Trivia.  Get pointers and information about all your favorite winter games!

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