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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.

 
JULY 2017
   

 

 

FOOD FOR FINES - MONTH OF JULY!

Thursday, July 20

  • LATE OPENING OF 10 a.m. - MONTHLY STAFF MEETING
  • LEGO® Library(Ages 5+) - 10:00 a.m.

Friday, July 21

Saturday, July 22

Monday, July 24

Tuesday, July 25

Wednesday, July 26

Thursday, July 27

Friday, July 28

Saturday, July 29

Monday, July 31

 

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AUGUST 2017
   

 

 

Tuesday, August 1

Wednesday, August 2

Friday, August 4

Monday, August 7

Tuesday, August 8

Wednesday, August 9

Thursday, August 10

Friday, August 11

Monday, August 14

Wednesday, August 16

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - BENNINGTON BATTLE DAY

Thursday, August 17

  • LATE OPENING OF 10 a.m. - MONTHLY STAFF MEETING

Saturday, August 19

Monday, August 21

Wednesday, August 23

Monday, August 28

Wednesday, August 30

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

 

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursday Mornings at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the 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. (Usually on the 2nd Thursday of each month).
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 each 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.

  • July 13th – The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

 

 

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursday Evenings at 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. in the Library.  (Usually on the 4th Thursday of each month, except for the Sept & Nov meetings).                    
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 each 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. 

  • June 22nd – Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín

 

 

 

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS
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 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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.

 

 

KNITTING
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.

 

 

GREAT DECISIONS SERIES
Great Decisions is the name shared by a national civic-education program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association. Patrons are encouraged to read the corresponding chapter in the Great Decisions Briefing Book prior to the discussion. Roger Bourassa and Patrick Buffet will be the moderators. Join us for one or all of the discussions.

Latin America’s Political Pendulum
The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.
September 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
October 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Nuclear Security
Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts. The possibility that terrorists will carry out an attack using a “dirty bomb,” made from captured nuclear materials, looks increasingly real. In a fractious world, which way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy? 
November 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

 

 


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 at 6:30 p.m.

  • 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

 

 

 

READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS
“The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”
Moderated by Paul Yoon, Assistant Principal at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School
Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Community members are invited to read aloud from the speech--or you may come to listen and discuss. Copies of the speech will be provided and light refreshments served.
This program is made possible through the generosity of the Vermont Humanities Council—Because Ideas Matter.
Wednesday, August 9th at 11:45 a.m.

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR CHILDREN

 

All children 10 and under must be
accompanied by a caregiver

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SUMMER 2017

.JULY PROGRAMS

 Teeny Tiny Explorers (Ages 0-2)
Tuesday July 11th 18th, 25th at 9:30 a.m.
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Join Rita Book, the South Burlington Community Library Bookmobile, for stories, bubbles and games in the garden.

Adventures with the Bookworms (Ages 3-6)
Friday, July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 9:30 a.m.          
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Join Rita Book, the South Burlington Community Library Bookmobile, for stories, nature crafts and games in the garden.

Art in the Park (Ages 5-100)
Wednesday, July 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th at 9:30 a.m.
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Drop by to paint, sculpt and create!  Each week in addition to a variety of art supplies we will have a special project you can make and take.        
Get a sneak peek at the project of the week on Instagram.

Strawbee® Saturdays
Saturday, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th at 10:00 a.m.               
Strawbees® is an award-winning building toy for all ages. Come explore and make your own unique structures.

LEGO® Library (Ages 5+)
Thursday, July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 10:00 a.m.                           Build a story out of Legos. Make a storyboard, build a LEGO set, pose your character and snap a picture. We will use the photos to make mini-movies and share them during our LEGO Celebration on July 27th.

A LEGO® Celebration (Ages 5+)
Thursday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to noon
A morning full of LEGO®-themed fun and a movie.

Stories on the Screen (Rated PG)
Select Mondays at 10 a.m.
Enjoy a movie and a snack on us.
July 10th - Angry Birds (Columbia Pictures)                              
July 17th - Smurfs (Columbia Pictures)                                     
July 24th - Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus Features)
July 31st - BFG (Disney Studios)

 

 

AUGUST PROGRAMS

Teeny Tiny Explorers (Ages 0-2)
Tuesday, August 1st & 8th at 9:30 a.m.
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Join Rita Book, the South Burlington Community Library Bookmobile, for stories, bubbles and games in the garden.

Adventures with the Bookworms (Ages 3-6)
Friday, August 4th & 11th at 9:30 a.m.          
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Join Rita Book, the South Burlington Community Library Bookmobile, for stories, nature crafts and games in the garden.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Ages 2-8)
Wednesday, August 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Enjoy lemonade, crafts and games in our garden wonderland.
Rain date – Friday, August 11th.

Stories on the Screen
Monday, August 7th at 10 a.m.
Enjoy an animated family film and snack on us.
SING (PG) - Universal Pictures    
   
Gnome Homes & Fairy Forts (Ages 3+)
Wednesday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m.
This program will be held at Wheeler Homestead & Gardens, 1100 Dorset Street.
Join us for fantasy building in the garden.

Awesome Arcade Party (Ages 5+)
Thursday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m. to noon                   
It’s our end of the summer event and we are having an arcade party. With a variety of games, activities, crafts and snacks based on some of our favorite arcade games. Come play classic games like Pac-Man & Tetris.
All participants will be entered to win a Cardboard Pin Ball Machine – The Pin Box 3000.  Donated by: Cardboard Teck Instantute

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