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Saturday, December 22

Monday, December 24

  • EARLY CLOSING - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - CHRISTMAS DAY

Wednesday, December 26

Monday, December 31

  • EARLY CLOSING - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - NEW YEARS DAY

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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!

 

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, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • Thursday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m. - Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • Thursday, November 8th at 10:30 a.m. - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • 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, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Thursday, October 25th - Educated by Tara Westover
  • Thursday, November 29th - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  • 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

 

 

VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL READING & DISCUSSION SERIES

African American Experience: South to North - Discussions led by Merilyn Burrington
This program is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Books available on loan in advance. Free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities.
A Vermont Humanities Council Reading & Discussion series hosted by South Burlington Public Library

  • Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. - Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. - Cane by Jean Tomme
  • Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. - In My Father’s House by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m. - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

 

 

NEEDLE FELTING

Needle Felting with Heather Friedrichsen: Make a snowman or play with other design ideas. Adults and teens 12+. Class size is limited, please preregister by calling 846-4140 or emailing sbplinfo@southburlingtonvt.gov
Tuesday, January 15th at 5 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, September 5th at 6:00 p.m. - Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou
  • Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. - Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. - Martha Stewart’s Hors d’Oeuvres Handbook by Martha Stewart - The November meeting of the Cookbook Club will take place off-site at a participant's home. The address will be made available to those who sign up.
  • There will be no December meeting of the Cookbook Club.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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

The briefing books have been ordered and will be available in January.

 

 

LEGISLATIVE FORUMS

Join state Representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and the Representative-elect for Chittenden 7-3 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

  • Monday, November 26th
  • Monday, January 28th
  • Monday, February 25th
  • Monday, March 25th
  • Monday, April 22th
  • Monday, May 20th



 

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

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - TODDLER TIME: crawlers/toddlers/walkers - ages 12 months to 30 months
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - BABY TIME: Non-mobile Infants - birth to 12 months

Story times resume January 8th.

 

LOLLIPOP TREE
Choose a yummy lollipop from the tree, and if the stem is colored green you can also choose a prize from the prize box! Open to kids ages 3 to 10 - once per day.

 

 

POP-UP CRAFTS
Kids and their grown-ups can drop into the Library and create simple, seasonal crafts.


Saturday, December 8th from noon – 3:00 p.m. Create snowflakes out of cut paper and sparkly decorations. Appropriate for ages 4 and up with an adult.
Saturday, December 22nd from noon – 3:00 p.m. Create snow people with puffy cotton balls, chalk and glitter glue. Other craft materials will be available to “dress” your snow people! Appropriate for ages 4 and up with an adult.

 

HELLO, WINTER CELEBRATION
Monday, December 17th - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a storytime celebrating all things winter and snow! We’ll share stories and rhymes, warm up with cocoa and cookies, and create beautiful winter-themed crafts. Appropriate for ages 4 to 8 with an adult. Please pre-register!

 

TINKER TIME
Wednesday, December 19th - 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon exploring Winter Weather! We’ll explore the science of snow and create a craft using the skills we learned. Appropriate for ages 5+.


*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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