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 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
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 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
VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Hosted by the South Burlington Community Library
"Family Histories: A Reading and Discussion Series" - Led by VHC Scholar Merilyn Burrington
Second Wednesdays in September, October, and November
The Pulitzer-prize winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time
- Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30 p.m. - Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. Books available on loan in advance at the South Burlington Community Library. For more information get in touch at (802) 652-7080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. Participants are encouraged to read a briefing book published annually by the Foreign Policy Association prior to attending each session. These are available for purchase at the library for $25, and there is also a reader's copy available for in-library use at no charge.
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
- 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.