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 Burlington Public Library!

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 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.

Walking Group

Starting in March meet Ms. Jen for an hour walk around Burlington every Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. weather permitting. We will meet in the library parking lot at 9 a.m. 

Diamond Painting

Every Monday, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Diamond painting is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers. You will be using 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!

Spice up your life!

First day of each month until spice packets are gone

Collect a new seasoning packet and corresponding recipe at the beginning of each month. When you come back the next month, if you used a different recipe, bring in that recipe for us to post.

Adult Murder Mysteries

Every Second Tuesday Evening 6:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.

Do you love solving mysteries?  Well, we will be hosting an armchair mystery every month so that you can figure out who did it.  Case files will be available for pick up two weeks before the program night so that you may start your investigations.  There will be three objectives that will need to be solved for each case, and one hour to solve them with your team.

Knitting with Ann Part 3 : Lap Blanket

June 1st 5:30-7pm

Patrons will need to bring their own supplies. It is recommended that patrons attend the previous two sessions or have some experience knitting. 

Registration is required. 

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Birch Trees

Saturday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.

Adult program. No experience needed. Registration required

Flag Mason Jars

Saturday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.

All supplies provided (except for the flowers)

Paint your own jars and hot glue on buttons to create a lovely 4th of July flag that is fun to display.

All ages welcome. 

Little ones will need supervision! 

Limited spaces so registration is required.

We will be using paint, painters tape and a hot glue gun

If you are coming with children, it is THREE jars PER family. If you are coming solo, it is THREE jars per person.

Boho Rainbow Earrings/Keychains

Tuesday, Jun. 14th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

We’ll be making boho-inspired rainbows! Take your pick of making them into earrings or keychains. This is an all-ages event, all materials are supplied, and registration is required. 

Create your own Lantern

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Create a decoration for your home. We supply the framework and will assist you in making this lovely piece. Adult program only

We will be handling glass and using a hot glue gun

All supplies provided except for internal decorations

Registration is required

Planting for Pollinators

June 22nd 6pm

ALL ages welcome. 

Julie Hill from UW- Madison will be talking about pollinators and what to plant to attract them. Special activity for the little ones!

Medicare 101

Thursday, Jun. 23, 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

Adult Summer Reading Program – BookOpoly

July 3rd – August 28th

Weekly prize given out to the patron. Patrons will need to complete a BookOpoly section to receive cards for prize selection

Many awesome prizes. Final Grand Prize and final 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize given out after the final date.

Fill out your slip and show your BookOpoly page at the reference desk.

Friday evenings are the last day of the week and the new week starts on Saturdays

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Abstract watercolor

Saturday, Jul. 9, 1:00 p.m.

Adult program. No experience needed. Registration required

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Sailboats in Acrylic

Saturday, Jul. 23, 1:00 p.m.

All supplies provided. Adult program. Registration required

Art with Carl and Mary Anders- Sunset in pastels

Saturday, Aug. 13, 1:00 p.m.

All supplies provided. Adult program. Registration required

Brass Instruments with Jeff Rosendahl and Band

July 30th 1pm in the Gazebo

All ages welcome!

Make your own Sugar Scrub

August 16th 5:30pm

Registration required. Teens and Adults only.

All supplies provided. We will be using essential oils, if you have allergies to certain scents please be aware. 

Art with Carl and Mary Anders – Colorful Forest in Acrylics

Saturday, Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m.

All supplies provided. Adult program. Registration Required 

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.