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Ongoing Programs

Afternoon Book Club

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Thursday, May 10 @ 1:00 pm

As Europe enters into World War I, Sophie is tasked with protecting her family in Paris while her husband is at the front. After Paris falls to the Germans, a Kommandant for the enemy becomes obsessed with Sophie, eventually forcing her to make a somber decision that affects the life of a young widow nearly a century later.

For a list of all Book Clubs titles for 2018, visit the Book Clubs page.

Evening Book Club

 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Monday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm

When author Trevor Noah was born, the union between his white father and black mother was illegal in the apartheid-driven country of South Africa. As apartheid passed into the South African history books, Trevor and his mother are freed to pursue the newly available opportunities open to blacks in the country. The stories in this memoir provide an amusing and emotional portrait of the author as he moves with grace through this transition.

 Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng

Monday May 21 @ 7:00 pm

Elena Richardson is a rule-follower living contentedly in a well-regulated community. All is right with her world until new tenants with a mysterious past move in and challenge the status quo. Elena sets out to discover the secrets in Mia’s life with unexpected consequences.

For a list of all Book Clubs titles for 2018, visit the Book Clubs page.

 Tech Help Tuesdays

Tuesdays, March 6 – April 30, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm

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.

Sewing with Lori 

Mondays, April 16 -pillow cases @1:30 pm

Need to bring: 1 1/2 YD cotton fabric, 1/2 YD cotton fabric coordinating, and 1/8 YD cotton fabric contrasting

Mondays, April 30 -rope baskets @1:30 pm

Need to bring $3.00

We will provide the machines. Registration is limited to 6 participants. Register at the library.

Waste Canvas Cross Stitch

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am

Saturday, May  5, 1:30 pm

Barbara Lebak

Learn how to do cross stitch on towels, sweatshirts and sweaters with the use of waste canvas, an inexpensive grid that you pin onto your item, stitch the pattern, and remove. We will provide the waste canvas, you bring in the item you want to stitch on, a pattern (we have many available) and the floss. Please register at the Reference Desk at the Library.

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 6:30 pm

 Bob Kann, author of Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero, shares stories about Wisconsin women who grew up during the Great Depression, worked in factories and on farms, and eventually played professional baseball with the AAGPBL.

 The Great War

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6:30 pm

Black Point Estate

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Dave Desimone of the Wisconsin Historical Society will give an overview of Wisconsin’s response to the war and the anti-German hysteria that followed our entry into the conflict. This program also looks at the Seipp family (the Chicago brewing family that built Black Point Estate) and their personal involvement with the war to end all wars. No registration is necessary for this free program.