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February 9th – March 18th

Drop into the Library and pick up a reading log to compete for bronze, silver, and gold.
All returned reading logs receive a prize and will receive raffle tickets according to
challenges completed for the grand prize Palace 9 gift card. Let the games begin!

Friday, February 16

Monday, February 19


Tuesday, February 20

Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 22

Friday, February 23

Saturday, February 24

Monday, February 26

Tuesday, February 27

Wednesday, February 28

Thursday, March 1

Friday, March 2

Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Thursday, March 8

Friday, March 9

Sunday, March 11

Monday, March 12

Tuesday, March 13

Wednesday, March 14

Friday, March 16

Saturday, March 17

Monday, March 19

Tuesday, March 20

Wednesday, March 21

Thursday, March 22

Friday, March 23

Monday, March 26

Wednesday, March 28

Tuesday, April 10

Wednesday, April 11

Monday, April 23

Wednesday, May 9

Monday, June 4

Wednesday, June 13





Senior Community Center in the lower level of the Pines Apartments Building. Please park a distance from the main, front entrance to save parking spaces for the Pines Apartments’ residents.

Come to one or all of these meetings for a friendly and substantive discussion facilitated by Library staff.  A limited number of reading copies are available on loan, one month prior to meeting date.  The book selections are well-reviewed fiction titles, offering varied writing styles, subjects, settings, eras and moods, to serve diverse reading preferences. These programs are open to the public, with no library card or registration required.  Bring your own beverage if you wish.

  • Thursday, January 11th at 10:30 a.m. - Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
  • Thursday, February 8th at 10:30 a.m. - The Nest by Cynthia D'Apprix Sweeney
  • Thursday, March 8th at 10:30 a.m. - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Thursday, April 12th at 10:30 a.m. - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Thursday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Thursday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. - Glass Houses by Louise Penny




Come to one or all of these meetings for a friendly and substantive discussion over tea, facilitated by Library staff.  A limited number of reading copies are available on loan, one month prior to meeting date.  The book selections are well-reviewed fiction titles, offering varied writing styles, subjects, settings, eras and moods, to serve diverse reading preferences.  These programs are open to the public, with no library card or registration required. 

  • Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. - The High Divide by Lin Enger
  • Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown




SAVE THESE DATES: Wednesday, April 11th, Wednesday, May 9th and Wednesday, June 13th at 6:30 pm
B.I.G.—Big, Intense Good with popular VHC Scholar Merilyn Burrington. Three-part, in-depth study of book to be announced. Books will be available to borrow for the season at the Library one month in advance of the first meeting.



Join us to discuss what you are reading, listening to, watching & what's next! Presented by Service Rendered & South Burlington Public Library. Snacks provided. Ages 14+

  • Tuesday, February 13th at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10th at 4:00 p.m.




Service Rendered and Midnight Jewelers invite teens to create their own piece of jewelry. Pre-registration required.
Tuesday, February 20th at 5:30 p.m.



Smart Phone Photography Workshop with Sean Becket of Green Mountain Exposure
Unlock your inner photographer with the camera and apps on your mobile device. Practice simple technical skills for capturing and editing photographs on smartphones and tablets. Ideal for aspiring artists who want to take great photographs without the hassle of complicated camera gear. Bring your device!
Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.




Are you a non-native English speaker who wants to improve your language skills? The South Burlington Community Library is hosting an English Conversation group on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The group is facilitated by an experienced ESL teacher. Participants can practice their English and make new friends in a comfortable, welcoming setting. For more information please call the Library at 652-7080.




Please join Superintendent David Young for a presentation on the FY19 school budget and updates on our school community. All are welcome to this free event. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, February 21st, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



City Hall staff will be on hand to answer questions about upcoming March ballot items.
Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m.




Facilitated by Rick Hubbard, retired attorney, economic consultant, and author.
- What is the state of our democracy?
- What is the effect of the way we finance our political system?
- How do current practices impact citizen representation?
- Is meaningful reform likely to come from Congress, the courts, or from citizens and legislatures?
All participants will have use of an IClicker and we’ll use audience response technology to record and present our collective judgments during this dynamic discussion.
Saturday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. to noon




The knitters who gather at the Library Wednesday evenings about 6:30 p.m., invite anyone who is interested in knitting or crochet to drop in.  Bring your latest project to show other knitters “how to”, or get help with challenging patterns.  All skill levels are welcome to attend any week, often or whenever you can.  This is a great way to meet knitters of all ages, to add to your know-how, and enjoy the air conditioning!  Call the Library in inclement weather to confirm that the club is meeting.




Love to eat? Love to cook?
Join us for a monthly cookbook feast!
Each month will feature a different cookbook. We’ll eat the prepared dishes and talk about what inspired us to make them.
Pick your recipe and sign up at the Circulation Desk. Program led by William Wargo
Dinner and discussion

  • Thursday, June 8th - Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun.
  • Wednesday, July 5th  - Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
  • Wednesday, August 2nd – The London Cookbook by Aleksandra Crapanzano
  • Wednesday, September 6th - Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1 by Julia Child
  • Wednesday, October 4th - The Italian Country Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
  • Wednesday, November 1st - The Silver Palate by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins.
  • Wednesday, December 6th at 6:15 p.m. - Cooking with Shelburne Farms by Melissa Pasanen. Joint meeting at Shelburne Town Offices, 5420 Shelburne Road, Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, January 3rd at 6:00 p.m. - The Best Recipes in the World by Mark Bittman
  • Wednesday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m. - Istanbul & Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey by Robyn Eckhardt postponed
  • Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. -Istanbul & Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey by Robyn Eckhardt
  • Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m. - Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life by Emily Kaiser Thelin

Upcoming meetings will be:
Wednesday, May 2
Wednesday, June 6




A Moderated Discussion Group on Important Global Issues at the South Burlington Library.

Great Decisions is the name shared by a national civic-education program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association. Participants are encouraged to read a briefing book prior to attending each session. These are available to purchase at the library at a cost of $25 per workbook, which covers all eight topics for the calendar year. There is also a reader’s copy available for in-library use at no charge. Discussions take place at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of the months of February, March, April, May, and June, as well as in September, October, and November. The group does not meet during the months of July and August.

February 1st at 6:30 p.m.
“The Waning of Pax Americana?” by Carla Norrlof, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are international political economy and great power politics.

March 1st at 6:30 p.m.
“Russia’s Foreign Policy,” by Allen C. Lynch, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and author of numerous books and articles on Russian foreign and domestic policy, including Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft (Potomac Books, 2011: Chinese translation, 2013)

April 5th at 6:30 p.m.
“China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation,” by David M. Lampton, Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University—SAIS in Washington, DC. He is current Chairman of the Asia Foundation and past president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

May 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
“Media and Foreign Policy,” by Susan D. Moeller, Professor of Media and International Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the director of the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA), a research center that bridges the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the School of Public Policy.

June 7th at 6:30 p.m.
“Turkey: Partner in Crisis,” by Omer Taspinar, a professor at the National War College and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on the Middle East, Europe, Muslim minorities in the West, radicalization and global political economy.

September 6th at 6:30 p.m.
“U.S. Global Engagement & the Military,” by Gordon Adams, a Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.

October 4th at 6:30 p.m.
“South Africa’s Fragile Democracy,” by Sean Jacobs, Associate Professor of International Affairs at the New School in New York City. A native of Cape Town, he previously worked as a political researcher at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa and held fellowships at Harvard and New York University. He founded the website “Africa is a Country.”

November 1st at 6:30 p.m.
“Global Health: Progress and Challenges,” by Joshua Michaud, Associate Director for Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where he teaches courses on global health and development.




Jeremiah McLane, Accordion. Come enjoy this lively program titled "The French Connection: From the King's Court to the Cajun Kitchen." This concert is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, who will host a reception following the concert.

Last Train to Zinkov. Listen to David and Nate Gusakov as they evoke the Ukrainian old country with toe-tapping fiddle and banjo.
Sunday, February 11th at 2 p.m.

Windsong Quintet. Immerse yourself in the rich sounds of classical woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.
Sunday, March 11th at 2 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will take place at the new library, located inside the University Mall at 155 Dorset Street, across from the IHOP Restaurant.



Join state Representatives Ann Pugh, Helen Head, Maida Townsend, and Martin LaLonde, along with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc as we talk about what's being debated in the Statehouse this year. Come to listen and share ideas on a wide range of topics of interest to friends and neighbors. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, January 22nd
Monday, February 26th
Monday, March 26th
Monday, April 23rd
Monday, June 4th


The Library is ADA accessible and the Library will make every attempt to accommodate persons with special needs; patrons are asked to call in advance if special services are required.

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All children under 12 must be
accompanied by a caregiver


The Winter Storytime series will run January 16th - March 23

Tiny Tot Time for ages 1-3: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Baby Book Time for nonwalkers: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Storytime Adventures for ages 3-5: Fridays, 10:30 a.m.


Come enjoy the Library's growing selection of board games!
February 10 & 24 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


For other programs and classes, check the South Burlington Recreation & Parks web site



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