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.

Grief Support with Beverly Mccumber

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

Yarn Monograms

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Create a beautiful monogram wall piece or a table decoration.  We will be using scissors and craft knives.  Program is for Adults and Teens. Registration is required.

Dine and Discuss – President William McKinley

Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for storytelling at its finest with American Historian Tim Mutterer

For this program, he will talk about William McKinley.

Tim will be supplying pizza and door prizes

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Dine and Discuss – President William Howard Taft

Feb. 21, 6:30p.m.

Join us for storytelling at its finest with American Historian Tim Mutterer

For this program, he will talk about William Taft.

Tim will be supplying pizza and door prizes

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Black Artist Spotlight: Alma Thomas

Friday, Feb. 24, 3:00 p.m.

Alma Thomas is the first Black woman to have her art displayed in the White House. Today, we’ll learn about her and her art style, then do some painting of our own!

Bird Feeders

Friday, Jan. 27, 3:00 p.m.

Join us to make 2 different cute and easy bird feeders to keep your avian neighbors going through the winter!

Card Making

Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Twisted Stitchers Knitting Club

2nd and 3rd Thursdays

Dec. 8 & 15, Jan. 12 & 19, Feb. 9 & 16, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grades 6 through Adult

Never knit a stitch? Picking up an old hobby after years, or totally obsessed with everything fiber arts? Join us Thursdays! All ages and abilities are welcome. We’ll learn from and teach each other as we create and stitch together community. The library will provide a limited number of knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn. You’re also welcome to bring your own to begin or bring your own projects already in progress.

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!

Tech Help Tuesday

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.

Afternoon Book Club 

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. 

Feb. 9: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D Li 

Puzzle Tree

Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:45 p.m. Adults and Teens (14+)

Create a puzzle tree using puzzle pieces, tacky glue and a canvas. 

Adults and those 14+ are welcome to join.

All supplies provided. One person per sign up, one canvas per person.

Please arrive on time. Registration required

Land Grabs and Frontier Justice with Michael Rehberg from Black Point Estate

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

How did early settlers in southeast WI “own” land before they could buy it?

See what kind of trouble people got in and out of in the WI territory before courts and judges were readily available. Join us for Black Point Speaker, Michael Rehberg as he talks about this interesting historical topic. All ages welcome. ​​​​​​​Registration requested.