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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 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 Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day.

School Vacation Week

Staying home during school vacation week?  We have lots of fun programs for both kids and teens.  Join us for a week worth staying in town for!

Children’s Programs

  • “Jungle Jim Balloon Show” Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m.

Come to the library for big balloons, big stories, and big fun!  For families with children of all ages.  No registration required.

  • “Scrabble Club” Tuesday, Feb. 21 and 28, 3:30 p.m.
  • “Elementary Craft Fun & Games” Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.

Stop by the library for wintertime crafts and games!  (For grades K-5)

  • “Picture Books and Movies” Thursday, Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy a story and the movie based on the book.  Stay and talk about both afterwards!  (For ages 3 and up)

  •  “Videogames and Board Games for Kids” Fri., Feb. 24, 1:30

Come to the library to play games with family and friends!  (For ages 3 and up)

Teen Programs

  • “Book a Vacation” Tues., February 21, 12 to 1 p.m. 

Come to the library for a virtual vacation with a book of your choice and free pizza!

  • “Book Trailer Expo” Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:15-5:00

Attend a special viewing of book trailers for exciting new titles. (Space will be available for you to work on your own trailer for the contest!)

  • “Teen Book Trailer Contest”

Interested in filming, acting, editing, or costume design?  Well, show off your talents and enter our book trailer contest.  Rules and entry forms will be available on the Burlington Public Library’s Teen Webpage.  You can participate even if you don’t own a video camera.  Just call Youth Services at 781-270-1692 to reserve camera time!  Entries will be accepted until Feb. 24 at 6 pm. The contest event will be Thurs., March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30.

Display in Children’s Department

We have an Easy Readers Display for budding young readers:  find old favorites such as Frog and Toad and Amelia Bedelia alongside fun new favorites such as Fancy Nancy and Fly Guy.  You’ll find something for everyone who is ready to take the first steps in a lifetime of reading!

Last Wednesday Book Group – February 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

There’s still time to read the “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by  Rebecca Skloot before the Last Wednesday Book Group meeting on February 29.  This guided discussion led by Pam Foresman is sure to be lively.  The book uncovers the history behind the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture.  It focuses on the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences through the story of Henrietta Lacks (HeLa, as known by scientists) and her family both past and present.

Did You Know?

The small study rooms were used more than 3,400 times in 2011.

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