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  • LIBRARY CLOSED - COLUMBUS DAY

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Monday, November 12

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - VETERANS DAY

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Tuesday, November 20

Thursday, November 22

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - THANKSGIVING DAY

Friday, November 23

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING

Thursday, November 29

Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Tuesday, December 25

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - CHRISTMAS DAY
 


LIBRARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH POETRY READING

George Longenecker will read from his recent book, Star Route, with poems from Vermont and around the world. “An excellent and moving collection,” writes the novelist Marge Piercy. Chard deNiord, Poet Laureate of Vermont, says “Longenecker writes as both stargazer and Earthling, shifting back and forth in his local chronicles between cosmic wonder and immense particulars.” The book is published by Main Street Rag. Feel free to bring a lunch!
Wednesday, September 19th at noon

 

 

 

VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS BUREAU

William Edelglass, The History of the Concept of Race
The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth; Native Americans, Europeans, South Asians, and North Africans together were considered a second race. Join us for this Vermont Humanities Council event featuring Professor William Edelglass. Professor Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today.
Saturday, September 8th at 10 a.m.

Jane Beck, Catching People’s Stories
Jane Beck has used the recorded interview as her major source of material for exhibits, media and written materials throughout her career. This technique puts the focus on people, personal history, family stories, experiences, values and attitudes-ordinary people often doing extraordinary things. This is a reflective talk on why people tell stories, what they mean to an individual, and examples of how they are used.
Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m.

 


LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CIVIC EDUCATION SERIES

Thursday, September 20th at 6:30 pm: Voting System Security
Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 pm: Gerrymandering

 

 

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 Tuesday 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 846-4140.

 

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.

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY FOR TOMORROW

Technology for Tomorrow is back this fall! Workshops will be on select Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Join us to become acquainted with Gmail, get your bookworm on with a Goodreads tutorial, make connections on LinkedIn, become wiki savvy on Wikipedia, fill up your cup with TED Talks, and start dreaming of your winter get away with an introduction to Airbnb. Please let us know you are coming! Call 846-4140, email sbplinfo@southburlingtonvt.gov or stop by the Library.

  • Monday, September 10th @ 10:30 a.m. – Gmail
  • Monday, September 24th @ 10:30 a.m. – Goodreads
  • Monday, October 15th @ 10:30 a.m. – LinkedIn
  • Monday, October 29th @ 10:30 a.m. – Wikipedia
  • Monday, November 5th @ 10:30 a.m. – TED
  • Monday, November 19th @ 10:30 a.m. - Airbnb

 

 

 


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 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
  • Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. - King Solomon’s Table by Joan Nathan.
  • Wednesday, June 6th at 6:00 p.m. - Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes From My Corner of the South by Vivian Howard.
  • Wednesday, July 11th at 6:00 p.m. - Great Italian American Food in New England: History, Traditions & Memories by John F. Carafoli
  • Wednesday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. - The Soul of a New Cuisine: a Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa by Marcus Samuelsson
  • 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

 

 

 

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.

September 6th at 6:00 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 6:00 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 6:00 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.

 

 

LEGISLATIVE FORUMS

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. Dates TBA

 

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

 

All children under 12 must be accompanied

by a caregiver

SUMMER

Book Bucks at the Library!
Summer Reading participants can redeem their reading logs for Book Bucks every day. Save your Book Bucks OR buy prizes from the prize cart the same day! More reading earns more Book Bucks, and did you know that every time you redeem your reading log at the Library, your name is added to the GRAND PRIZE bucket? So, the more you read, the more chances to have to win the GRAND PRIZE, a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble! Our final reading celebration will take place on August 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our Rockin’ Summer Readers with a Family sing-along, refreshments, face-painting and other fun activities! You do not have to be present to win the Grand Prize. Please pre-register by calling the Library!

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Pajamarama! Family Movie Nights (Ages 4+) Monday, August 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, August 24, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bring a pillow, wear your jammies and enjoy a family friendly movie.Snacks provided. Pre-registration required.

VINS, Hawks, Falcons and Owls Up Close! Bird Communication (Ages 5+) Wednesday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Joins VINS this summer at the Library and meet some talkative birds of prey up close. We'll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. Pre-registration required - limited space.

TINKER TIME
Tuesday/Thursday, August 21/23, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Ages 5+ with an adult)
Join us for Drop-In tinkering, building, crafting and art making related to our summer theme. Check Facebook on Wednesday mornings for specific ideas.


BOARD GAMES
(Ages 5+)
Any time at the Library! Catan, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Mancala, Connect 4, Battleship, Mastermind, Qwerkle and more! Bring a friend or 3 to play board games!. No registration required.

 

 

FALL


STORY TIMES
September 25 – October 24
(No story time October 8)

  • Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - BIG KIDS: ages 4 and up
  • 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

 

 


AN “ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE” CELEBRATION!

TWO SESSIONS! Stories, games, crafts and fun! For kids ages 3 – 7 years old

  • Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join us as we kick off the new school year with an “Elephant and Piggie” Celebration! Kids ages 3 to 7 will enjoy stories, a “make and take” craft, and games featuring Mo Willems’ beloved characters. Refreshments will be served.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION ONLY. 846-4140

 

 


DOROTHY’S LIST BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

  • Thursday, September 13, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Kids in grades 4-8)

Meet monthly with like-minded book lovers to discuss and respond creatively to Vermont’s 2018-19 Dorothy Canfield Fisher chapter books. For the first meeting, please read Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. We will decide what other books we would like to read for upcoming discussions.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER! 846-4140
Other dates: October 11, November 8 & December 13

 

 


TINKER TIME AT THE LIBRARY – FEATURING LEGOS!

  • Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Build, create and tinker with our extensive collection of LEGOS! Let us take a photo of your creation to share on our new web page. For kids age 4 and up with an adult.


SOUTH BURLINGTON “GOOD KID-CITIZEN” SCAVANGER HUNT
At the Library starting September 4th through October 25th
What is a Good Kid-Citizen? Try our scavenger hunt, and see if you qualify! Answer questions about South Burlington and complete tasks related to its History, Media, and Government through the month of October. Earn points in order to attend a celebratory dinner with special invited guests! Information and forms available on September 4th at the South Burlington Public Library.



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

   

 




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