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Calling All Knitters!
Please donate knit or crochet hats to our hat tree to provide warm hats for children throughout our community. Hats can be dropped off at the library at any time. Please contact the library at 342-1130 if you have any questions.
Children’s and Teens Materials are FINE FREE
Burlington Public Library no longer charges Overdue Fines for Youth Materials that belong to our library. This includes picture books, chapter books, easy readers, YA books, graphic novels, and movies. Past overdue fines for these materials have been waived. Patrons will still be charged for all lost or damaged materials, overdue youth materials belonging to other libraries, and overdue adult materials. If overdue fines have kept you or your children away from the library, this is a great time to come back!
Parkinson’s Disease Exercise
Every Wednesday starting February 5, 1:30 p.m.
WPA’s Exercise Coordinator Mary Spidell-Wood will lead this FREE class for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This class incorporates stretches, strength training, posture, balance, and walking drills, as well as vocal exercises. Manage your Parkinson’s symptoms and improve the quality of your daily life while having fun. To register, email email@example.com
or call 414-430-3561.
Monthly Rock Painting Club
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Are you a rock painter? Do you like hiding and hunting for rocks around Burlington? Come find out what it’s all about and paint some rocks with Burlington Kindness Rock coordinator Kelsey Shoemaker. This event is for adults and older children as acrylic paints will be used. Please bring your own rocks, paints and supplies. Have fun painting together and get new ideas for how to design your rocks.
Healthy-Steps: An Adult Health and Wellness Class
Wednesdays, January 8, and February 12, 10:00 a.m.
Instructor Karen Jo Smith
Healthy-Steps, is an international therapeutic exercise movement program with wonderful music designed to help you thrive physically and emotionally! The Healthy-Steps program improves overall wellness, range-of-motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Class size is limited. Please sign up at burlingtonlibrary.org.
An Adult Class to Delight your Mind
Friday, January 10, and February 7 at 2 p.m.
Coloring and working on puzzles promotes wellness and stimulates the brain. We’ll supply coloring sheets, colored pencils, Sudoku and puzzles. Please sign up at www.burlingtonlibrary.org.
Tuesdays, January 21 through February 25, 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion on the topic of Death and Dying. One of the goals of the class will be to work on and hopefully complete a “Letter of Last Instructions” — a document which will contain personal and family information along with suggested instructions and wishes to be considered by your family at the time of your death. We’ll deal with issues like funeral arrangements, a will, durable power of attorney for financial affairs, a power of attorney for health issues. Please sign up at www.burlingtonlibrary.org.
Please sign up at www.burlingtonlibrary.org.
Mondays, January 6 – February 24, 1:00 p.m.
Join us every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for a free screening of an award nominated or newly-released-to-DVD movie. Enjoy some popcorn and stay afterward to talk about the movie with your neighbors. Film ratings range from PG to R, so this program is intended for grown-ups. For a complete list of scheduled films, visit burlingtonlibrary.org/film, or call the library at 342-1130. During the month of February, we will show newly-announced Oscar nominees at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tech Help Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Having trouble with your tablet or smart phone? Got a new device and not sure where to start?
Need help finding apps to make your life easier? Need help figuring out a software application
like Microsoft Office or Google Drive? Drop in to the Burlington Public Library! Our experienced
staff are more than happy to offer you free assistance! If we can’t help, we can refer you to
computer experts for further assistance. You can make an appointment, or just drop in on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
Tech Class Thursdays
These free classes are designed to provide an immersive experience for the beginner while also providing some useful hints for the more experienced user. Space is limited to only six computers, so registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Register
at burlingtonlibrary.org/class or call 342-1130.
Don’t forget to stop in and see the beautiful artwork on display in our main floor Meeting Room. We feature works from local artists, each of whom has his or her unique style and medium. The Gathering is a group of local artists who meet weekly to create their unique works of art. We are delighted that members of The Gathering will be displaying their works at the Burlington Public Library. Two member artists will lend their works to the library each month. We look forward to enjoying the talents of these artists. The Gathering Art Displays
Using the SHARE catalog, you can reserve items from Kenosha, Racine, Janesville, Beloit, and 20 other libraries for pick-up in Burlington.
Need something to read on a day that we’re closed? Check out an e-book on Overdrive! Or read a digital magazine with Flipster! Use your library card number and PIN to get access to tens of thousands of popular e-books and e-audiobooks instantly.