Programs

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All Materials are now FINE FREE!!!

Burlington Public Library no longer charges Overdue Fines for All Materials that belong to our library.  Patrons will still be charged for all lost or damaged materials. If overdue fines have kept you away from the library, this is a great time to come back!

Programs for Adults at the Burlington Public Library!

June, July, August 2022

Library Announcements

ADA Upgrades

The City of Burlington has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to upgrade city facilities to increase accessibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of these upgrades, an elevator will be installed in the library building and bathrooms on the main and lower level will be updated to fully accommodate accessibility under the ADA. These upgrades are scheduled to take place in Spring and Summer of 2022, but exact dates have not yet been established. If necessary, some programs may be moved to another location or rescheduled. For the most updated information, please visit the library website at burlingtonlibrary.org

Summer Hours

The Library will be closed on Sundays from June 12 through September 4, during the BASD summer break.  The library will resume weekly Sunday hours from noon to 4pm on September 11.  Please note that the library will also be closed on Independence Day and Labor Day.

Programs for Adults at the

Movie Mondays

Every Monday, 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. 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.

Tech Help Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Having trouble with your tablet or smartphone? 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-served basis.

Readers’ Theater

Second Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy the theater? Join us for this opportunity to read or listen to a script read-through. Members of the Malthouse Theater group will provide scripts for anyone who cares to actively take on a role or you can just sit back and enjoy the stories.

Walking Group

Every Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.

Meet Ms. Jen for an hour walk around Burlington every Wednesday, weather permitting. We will meet in the library parking lot.

Grief Support with Beverly Macomber

First Thursday of the Month, 1:00 p.m.

Grief counselor Beverly Macomber leads a frank, direct conversation on grieving. You are welcome to share your thoughts, experiences, what you have found helpful as well as what has been more hurtful. This safe environment offers the opportunity for you to gain support and encouragement by listening to the experiences of others and sharing to whatever extent you are comfortable with your own journey through grief, into healing. For login information, please register at burlingtonlibrary.org or call the Library at 262-342-1130.

Memory Café

Second Wednesday of the Month, 1:00 p.m.

Memory Café is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s, any type of dementia or other brain disorders. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment. Burlington Public Library will be teaming up with ADRC and other area libraries with monthly Memory Café sessions that include programming for individuals in the early stages of dementia. Participants will attend the meeting with their caregivers and will explore varied presentations and experiences each month. Join us for this unique opportunity for support and socializing. For location information, please call the Library at 262-342-1130

Diamond Painting 

Every Monday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Diamond painting is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers. You will use an applicator to apply hundreds of sparkling resin rhinestones, one-by-one, on an adhesive color-coded canvas painting. The end result is a vivid, shimmering work of art.

Adults may pair up with a family member or friend that is over 12 years old for this program. Sessions are 1-2 hours long. Your painting will be stored at the library until you are finished. We will seal the painting when completed so it will be safe to transport and hang. You will be able to take your painting home when completed. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage and a snack!

Book Page Pumpkins 

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Decorate a styrofoam/plastic pumpkin with books pages and some fun accent pieces!

All supplies provided, no cost. Adult program – 1 pumpkin per person.

Medicare 101 

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:00 p.m.

Free educational class that will help you understand the basics of the Medicare enrollment process, timing and the different insurance coverage options

Art with Carl and Mary – Abstract in Acrylic 

Saturday, Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m.

All supplies provided. Adult program. Registration required.

Art with Carl and Mary – Calico Corn 

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m.

All supplies provided. Adult program. Registration required.

Glittery Book Page Fall Leaves Decor 

Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:45 p.m.

Create a wall hanging or use as a display some lovely Fall leaves made out of book pages and outlined with glitter. Due to the potential ‘messiness’ of this project, Teens and Adults only.

If you want to hang your leaves from a branch, PLEASE bring in a branch. All other supplies are provided at no cost.

Velvet Mushrooms

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Join us at the library for making Velvet Mushrooms! These shrooms will be about 12″ in height, and are a perfect addition to your fall decor collection. This event is for teens and adults. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Dine & Discuss – Ulysses S. Grant with Historian Tim Mutterer

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for storytelling at its finest with American Historian Tim Mutterer. For this program he will talk about President Ulysses S. Grant. Tim will be supplying pizza and door prizes! ALL AGES WELCOME! Registration encouraged.

Dine and Discuss – Rutherford B. Hayes with Historian Tim Mutterer

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for storytelling at its finest with American Historian Tim Mutterer. For this program, he will talk about President Rutherford B. Hayes. Tim will be supplying pizza and door prizes! ALL AGES WELCOME! Registration encouraged.

Pumpkin String Art

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5:00 p.m.

Join us at the library for making Pumpkin String art! This is a teen and adult class. Registration is required, as space is limited!

Fall/Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:45 p.m.

Use cute paper napkins with different designs to decorate your luminary. You will be using Mod Podge, scissors and a brush. 2 jars provided per person.  All supplies provided at no cost. Feel free to bring your own mason jar(s) as well for even more fun luminaries. For Adults and teens over the age of 13. Individual sign-ups are required for each participant (no group sign-ups)

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Pumpkin in colored pencils
Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m.
Adult program. Registration required. All supplies provided.

Pumpkin Painting Fun for ALL ages 

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Join us for some pumpkin painting fun outside the library in the park (if it rains – we will see you inside). Supplies are limited so please register. Open to ALL AGES! 

POW WOW – The World Comes to Burlington 

Saturday, Oct.15, 1 p.m. at the Wehmhoff Square gazebo (next to the library)

Join us for some singing and music. Skip Twardosz and members from his and other Native  Tribes will be here to sing songs with their drums. FREE! Bring your own chair. All ages welcome! If it rains, we will see you inside.

Postage Stamp Trinket/Jewelry box 

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.                                                      

All supplies provided. Feel free to bring your own stamps if you would like. We will be using Mod Podge to apply used postage stamps to a wooden box. Registration is required. This program is for Teens and Adults. 1 box per person.

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Acrylic Tree with Q-Tips 

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m.

Adult program. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Dine and Discuss – James Garfield with Historian Tim Mutterer

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for storytelling at its finest with American Historian Tim Mutterer. For this program, he will talk about President James Garfield. Tim will be supplying pizza and door prizes! ALL AGES WELCOME! Registration Encouraged.

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Fall Scene w/ Colored Pencils 

Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:00 p.m. 

Adult program. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Book Page Wreath

Saturday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m.

Join us for making a wreath made out of an old(ish) book. We will be using a book that you tear apart, scissors (possibly), stick pins, hot glue (possibly). You may end up finishing this project at home. Individual registration required. No groups please. Adult program only. 1 wreath per patron. Registration required

Rustic Twine Candy Cane Ornaments 

Thursday, Nov 24, 5:45 p.m.                                                    

Great decorating and/or gift idea! We will be using plastic candy canes. Adults and Teens only. Registration required. All supplies provided

Art with Carl and Mary – Button Christmas Trees 

Saturday, Nov. 26, 1:00 p.m.                

Adult program. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Cheers to the Roaring 2020’s

Friday, Sept. 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

High School and Adult

1920s speakeasies were a place to secretly consume banned drinks–and party. 2020s libraries are a place to openly consume banned books–and party! Join us for this after-hours speakeasy-themed celebration of your right to read whatever you want. We’ll have mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, free books, and trivia. Costumes are encouraged.

Book Clubs

Burlington Library offers two dynamic book clubs for our patrons. The first meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. and the second meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Each meeting lasts exactly one hour. We provide the books, meeting space, and leadership. Join us for a wide variety of topics and to make friends through the library! For information, contact the library reference desk. 262-342-1130.

Afternoon Book Club

Sept. 8

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

Oct. 13

Four Winds by Kristen Hannah

Nov. 10

Secrets of Happiness by Joan Silber

Evening Book Club

Sept. 26

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Oct. 24

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Nov. 28

Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett