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LIBRARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

 

Wintertime Bingo: January 1 through February 28
Come to the Library to pick up your Wintertime Bingo card.
Read books and watch movies until you “Bingo!”
Then bring your card back to the Library for a gift and a
raffle ticket to enter our Grand Prize drawing.
All ages are welcome and encouraged to play!

 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

The League of Women Voters Civic Education Series presents:
The Electoral College with Speaker Sonja Schuyler
Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

LIVEWELL WORKSHOP

Excuses Don’t Burn Calories, But You Can: Do you always have an excuse to avoid exercise? Join LiveWell Vermont for this interactive workshop that focuses on the importance of strength training, physical activity guidelines and how to create your own personalized routine. Free!
Tuesday, January 29, at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

JUST BREATHE OUT

Are you looking for non-drug and non-surgical means towards well-being? Join Betsy Thomason to learn how the BreatheOutDynamic system can propel you on your personal and professional path.
Thursday, February 21st at 5:00 p.m.

 


MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES

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 10th at 10:30 a.m. - Educated by Tara Westover
  • Thursday, February 14th at 10:30 a.m. - City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • Thursday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

 

 

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES 

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 24th - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • Thursday, February 28th - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Thursday, March 28th - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

 

 

AUTHOR READING

Song of Quebec: Join author Dan Close as he plays recorded music, reads from his novel, and offers commentary on the history of Quebec's Separatiste Revolution of 1960-1980. There will be time for questions at the end.
Thursday, January 31st at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

ROMANCE AUTHOR PRESENTATION

But the Greatest of These is Love: Join steamy romance author Gina Watson for a fun evening of games, giveaways and an amusing discussion. Perfect PG 13 V-Day Fun!
Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. (Snow Date February 19)

 

 


CUTTING THE CORD

Life (and TV) After Cable: Join us as we discuss alternatives to traditional cable, compare streaming services and talk TV technology.
Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 pm

 

 

ARMCHAIR TRAVELER

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Join Patricia Araujo as she shares a slide show featuring her recent visit to the King Tut Exhibition in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

SCORE SPEED MENTORING PROGRAM

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and sit down with a variety of SCORE Vermont mentors to help you with your small business. Ask questions, resolve challenges, overcome fears, dispel myths, get started, and get a mentor! Please register at 802-764-5899 or champlainvalley.score.org/event/speedmentoring.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

 

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

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 Mondays noon to 1:30 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 846-4140.

 

KNITTERS GROUP

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.

 

 

THE COOKBOOK CLUB

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

  • Wednesday, January 2nd at 6:00 p.m. - Bestia: Italian Recipes Created in the Heart of L.A. by Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis
  • Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m. - The Indonesian Kitchen by Copeland Marks and The Indonesian Kitchen: Recipes & Stories by Sri Owen.
  • Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. - Sameen Rushdie's Indian Cookery by Sameen Rushdie

 

 


WINTER CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, February 24th, 2 p.m. - Pete’s Posse, Vermont’s Own Trad-Roots Power Trio.
Pete’s Posse plays a dynamic repertoire of folk roots genres: songs and tunes, traditional and original. Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon, and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion; mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards; plus soaring vocal harmonies add color to the Posse's sonic landscape. One reviewer said they create a “kaleidoscope of sounds and styles with equal parts amiability and energy."

Saturday, March 16th, 2 p.m. - The Wu Brothers, Classical Piano, Violin and Cello

All concerts will take place in the Library Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

 

 

GREAT DECISIONS SERIES

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.

 

Upcoming dates and topics:

Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. - Global Migration
Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. - Middle East
Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. - Nuclear Negotiations
Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. - Trade with China
Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. - India and its Neighbors
Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. - Cyber Conflicts
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. - U.S. and Mexico
Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. - State of Diplomacy

 

 

 

LEGISLATIVE FORUMS

Join state Representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and John Killacky with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc as they 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

  • Monday, January 28th
  • Monday, February 25th
  • Monday, March 25th
  • Monday, April 22th
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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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PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR CHILDREN*

STORY TIMES

 

“Baby Time” Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - January 9th – February 20th; March 6th – April 17th; May 1st – May 22nd
Join us at the South Burlington Public Library for a story time geared to infants (birth to pre-walker) and their caregivers. “Baby Time” features 20 to 30 minutes of songs and stories followed by “baby-friendly” play and socializing. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.

“Toddler Time” Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - January 8th – February 19th; March 5th – April 16th; April 30th – May 21st
Join us at the South Burlington Public Library for a story time geared to toddlers and their caregivers. “Toddler Time” features a 20 to 30 minute musical storytime with age-appropriate books, finger-plays, movement and songs. Sitting still is NOT required, and there is always time for socializing after stories! Drop ins welcome. No preregistration necessary.

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JANUARY

Monday, January 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
LEGO ROBOTS! How many different ways can you make a ROBOT with Legos? You are only limited by your own imagination. Perfect for ages 5 and up with an adult caregiver! No preregistration necessary.

Monday, January 14 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
LEGO BALLOON CARS! Explore concepts like force and motion—all while having fun building with LEGOS! We’ll be making cars that GO with just one simple tool—balloons! Perfect for ages 5 and up with an adult caregiver. No pre-registration necessary.


FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION

THE MONTSHIRE MUSEUM'S WORKSHOP ON WHEELS
Join us as we investigate batteries and motors! Montshire Museum staff will lead a hands-on, STEM exploration of how to make things go! Appropriate for ages 7 through 11. Please pre-register: space is limited.
Monday, February 25th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

LUDICROUS LEGO CREATIONS!
Monday, February 25, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a session of ludicrous LEGO creations! Makers can participate in our daily LEGO challenge or create a design of their own. Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a grown up.

BUILD, CONSTRUCT and CREATE
Tuesday and Thursday, February 26 and 28, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Keep the creative energy going! Building and creating materials will be available for drop in use at the library. Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a grown up.

LEGO MOVIE NIGHT
Wednesday, February 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a Family Movie Event: The LEGO Movie! Wear your pajamas and get comfy in our bean bag chairs! Snacks will be provided. No preregistration necessary. Appropriate for ages 5 and up with an adult caregiver.

LEGO DOUBLE HEADER: Drop in Play and Movie afternoon!
Friday, March 1
Join us for a double header of LEGO fun! Drop in for LEGO building fun from 10:30 to 12:30, and then stay for a showing of The LEGO BATMAN Movie from 2:30 to 4:30. Snacks provided at the movie! No pre-registration necessary. Appropriate for ages 5 and up with an adult caregiver.

 

OTHER EVENTS

BINGO!
January 1 – February 28
For all ages
Pick up a BINGO card, and see if you can complete the book challenge. Completed book BINGO cards can be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE!

VALENTINE CELEBRATION!
Monday, February 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a Valentine-themed storytime for ages 3 to 7. Stories, songs and crafts will celebrate friendship, love and hearts! Please preregister; space is limited.

MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE
From February 1 to February 14
Make a special Valentine card with materials available at the library. For all ages!

HIDDEN TREASURES DISPLAYS
Looking for that “just right” picture book, chapter book or non-fiction book? Check out our “Hidden Treasures” displays in the children’s section! We’ll be putting out “undiscovered” books, audiobooks, movies and magazines for you to explore and enjoy!

 

 

 


*All children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver*

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

   

 




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