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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 materials delivered to the Homebound

Are you either permanently or temporarily unable to get out to the library because of illness or disability and would welcome regular deliveries of library books, audiobooks, or DVD’s?  The library offers Homebound Delivery for you. Items can be selected from the online catalog by you, or you can consult with a library staff member who will then choose materials for you.  We will then match you with a volunteer who can bring the library to you. Contact Susanne Sullivan at the library (phone781-505-4985; email ssullivan@burlmass.org ) if you, or someone you know is interested in this service.

Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa - Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

Join the Friends of the Library for this travel adventure. Lancaster native Peter Christoph will lead us on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest to reach the summit of 19,340 foot high Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.  Peter provides commentary throughout the entire presentation, and includes behind-the-scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure.

February Exhibit

French printmaker, photographer and writer Dominique Lecomte will show linocuts and woodcuts at the library during the month of February.  His work will fill both the first floor gallery and the glass cases in the entry and exit lobbies.  Mr. Lecompte is a Medford resident.  You can see more of his wonderful work at www.lecomtedominique.com.

School Vacation Week

If you are staying at home during school vacation week, the library has lots to offer. Plan ahead, mark your calendar and be sure to come on in.  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” - Friday, Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m.

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

Teen Programs:

  • “Book a Vacation” - Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 12:00-1:00  p.m.

Don’t have any plans this vacation? Then why not take a trip with a book? Come on in to the Burlington Public Library enjoy some pizza, relax, and read! It’s that simple.

Did you know?

The Youth Services Department offered 361 programs for children and teens in 2011.

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