Summer 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!

Adult Services Activities

Afternoon Book Club

Love Thy Neighbor by Ayaz Virji

Thursday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. Meeting will be at Riverside Park Pavilion

The true story of a Muslim doctor who moves to rural America hoping to alleviate the fear and hostility that exist toward the Muslim population in America.

Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

Thursday, July 8, 1:00 p.m. Meeting will be in Wehmhoff-Jucker Pavilion

A young woman leaves Appalachia with hopes to become a professional musician. The music company she is employed by turns out to be a sham in this autobiographical account.

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Thursday, August 12, 1:00 p.m. Meeting will be in Wehmhoff-Jucker Pavilion

A young black slave is taken under wing by the eccentric brother of the child’s owner. The two set off on an adventuresome journey where Washington is introduced to a world of wonder he would never have known in his past existence. All is fine until someone is killed and the two are torn in different directions.

Evening Book Club

City of Girls  by Elizabeth Gilbert

Monday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. Virtual

An elderly woman looks back on her life to the time she first moved to New York City as a naïve young girl who is quickly introduced to the flamboyant world of the 1940s theater.

 No meeting in July

 The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson

Monday, August 23, 7:00 p.m. Virtual

Winston Churchill steps into the office of prime minister on the day Hilter invades Europe. Larson chronicles the efforts made by Churchill to convince Roosevelt to enter the war and to teach the British citizens “the art of being fearless.”

Juneteenth Display

Explore the library’s collection of materials relating to slavery and its abolition as we help celebrate Juneteenth, the day emancipation was finally announced for slaves in Texas.

 Grief Support with Beverly Macomber

Thursday, June 3, 6:00 p.m.

Currently a Virtual program

Grief counsellor 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 or call Barb at 262-342-1130

Readers’ Theater

Second Tuesday of the month through September, 1:00

Wehmhoff-Jucker Pavilion

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.


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