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It’s Pinterest Time!
Let’s make some stuff this summer.
Ages 12ish to 18ish
No registration is required.


FOOD FOR FINES - MONTH OF JULY!!

Thursday, July 19

Monday, July 23

Tuesday, July 24

Wednesday, July 25

Thursday, July 26

Saturday, July 28

Monday, July 30

Tuesday, July 31

Wednesday, August 1

Thursday, August 2

Monday, August 6

Tuesday, August 7

Wednesday, August 8

Thursday, August 9

Monday, August 13

Tuesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 15

Thursday, August 16

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - BENNINGTON BATTLE DAY

Saturday, August 18

Monday, August 20

Tuesday, August 21

Wednesday, August 22

Thursday, August 23

Tuesday, August 28

Wednesday, August 29

Monday, September 3

  • LIBRARY CLOSED - LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 4

Wednesday, September 5

Tuesday, September 11

Wednesday, September 12

Thursday, September 13

Tuesday, September 18

Wednesday, September 19

Tuesday, September 25

Wednesday, September 26

Thursday, September 27

Tuesday, October 2

Wednesday, October 3

Tuesday, October 9

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Thursday, October 11

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Tuesday, October 30

Wednesday, October 31

Tuesday, November 6

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Thursday, November 8

Tuesday, November 13

Wednesday, November 14

Tuesday, November 20

Thursday, November 29

 


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

 

 

WHEELER HOUSE GARDEN TOUR

Join Jan Desarno on a tour of seven lovely gardens including the cottage, all-American selections, butterfly, children’s, heirloom, vegetable, and pollinator. This hour long walk traverses level paths of wood chips, gravel, and grass. If it is extremely rainy we will plan on meeting on Friday, August 3rd at 1:00pm. Please call the Library at 846-4140 for updates.
Tuesday, July 31st at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

BEGINNER JEWELRY MAKING

Service Rendered and Midnight Jewelers invite all ages to create their own piece of jewelry. Pre-registration is required.

  • Monday, May 21 - 5:00 to 6 p.m. - Beaded Necklaces
  • Monday, June 18 - 5:00 to 6 p.m. - Memory Wire Bracelets
  • Thursday, July 19 - 5:00 to 6 p.m. - Beaded Earrings

 

 

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL TECH SESSIONS.

SUMMER MORNING SERIES: Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • May 14 - Password Management: In this workshop we cover how to create solid passwords and tips how to organize and store your passwords. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • May 21 - Phone & Camera Editing: In this workshop you will learn how to use your handheld device's camera and photo editing app. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • June 4 - Google Drive File Storage - In this workshop, we cover the basics of using Google Drive for creating and storing files and folders and how to stay organized. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • June 11 - Google Search Engine - In this workshop we cover how to become an effective user of various search engines. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • June 18 - Facebook: social networking & communication - In this workshop we cover how to sign up for Facebook and how to use various features of the app. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • June 25 - Instagram: photo & video sharing - In this workshop we cover how to sign up for Instagram and how to use various features of the app. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • July 9 - Skype: phone video & text communication - In this workshop we cover how to sign up for Skype and how to use various features of the app. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • July 16 - Amazon Retail - In this workshop we cover how to sign up for amazon.com and how to use various features of this online shopping app. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • July 23 - Pandora Music - In this workshop we cover how to sign up for Pandora and how to use various features of this app. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • July 30 - TBD by You

SUMMER EVENING SERIES: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • May 30 - Digital Citizenship - In this workshop we cover various aspects of two common approaches to digital citizenship and what the various elements entail. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.
  • June 27 - Internet Safety - In this workshop we cover aspects how to stay safe online and things you can do to be a safer online participant. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.

    July 25 - Fake News - In this workshop we cover various ways we are exposed to untruthful media stories and tricks and tips how you can determine if a news story is fake or real. The session includes time for questions and general discussions.

 

 


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

  • 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.
  • Wednesday, December 6th at 6:15 p.m. - Cooking with Shelburne Farms by Melissa Pasanen. Joint meeting at Shelburne Town Offices, 5420 Shelburne Road, Meeting Room
  • 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

 

 

 

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.

February 1st at 6:30 p.m.
“The Waning of Pax Americana?” by Carla Norrlof, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are international political economy and great power politics.

March 1st at 6:30 p.m.
“Russia’s Foreign Policy,” by Allen C. Lynch, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and author of numerous books and articles on Russian foreign and domestic policy, including Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft (Potomac Books, 2011: Chinese translation, 2013)

April 5th at 6:00 p.m.
“China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation,” by David M. Lampton, Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University—SAIS in Washington, DC. He is current Chairman of the Asia Foundation and past president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

May 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
“Media and Foreign Policy,” by Susan D. Moeller, Professor of Media and International Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the director of the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA), a research center that bridges the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the School of Public Policy.

June 7th at 6:00 p.m.
“Turkey: Partner in Crisis,” by Omer Taspinar, a professor at the National War College and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on the Middle East, Europe, Muslim minorities in the West, radicalization and global political economy.

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.

 

 

EMBROIDERY STITCH-IN

Stop by the Library to see the beautiful handwork of the Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America. You will have a chance to see numerous embroidery displays and stitching demonstrations.
Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

HAMILTON REVIEW

Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony-award winning musical uses hip-hop, rap, and contemporary street rhythms to tell the story of American founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Join Kelly Kendall to listen to excerpts, examine and discuss this ground-breaking theater piece.
Ages 16+- preregistration required.
Thursday, July 26, 6:00 pm.

 

FREDERICK DOUGLASS READING

Join us as we take turns reading aloud from Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 Independence Day speech, "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro," followed by a moderated discussion. This public, participatory program will be led by Paul Yoon, Senior Advisor for Strategic Diversity Assessment & Research at the University of Vermont.
Tuesday, July 31st at noon


TEA AT TWO

The Wu Brothers present “Classical Music Encounters,” introducing audiences to classical music through performance and commentary. Works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin and more. Tea will be served!
Wednesday, August 1st at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

CHAIR YOGA

Sangha Yoga with Amanda Hass—come experience chair yoga in this free series sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
This series will run Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. through August 7th in the Library Meeting room.
Space is limited to 12—please call or email the Library to pre-register.

 

 

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

 


Ages 12ish to 18ish

It’s Pinterest Time!
Let’s make some stuff this summer.
Ages 12ish to 18ish
No registration is required.

July 10th @ 4-5 pm
Fancied Up Tote Bags*
Please bring your tote bag from Summer Reading Registration!

July 24th @ 4-5pm
Earbud Cord Organizer

August 14th @ 4-5pm
DIY Rock Magnets

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

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!

PRESCHOOL & FAMILY STORYTIME (Ages 3-8) Mondays 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. (No story time July 9). A themed storytime that features longer books, as well as flannel board re-tellings of familiar tales with Ms. Kelly. Puppets and stuffed animal friends share stories, songs and movement for this active age. A simple, process-oriented craft related to our summer theme is offered after stories. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.

GARDEN STORYTIME AT WHEELER HOUSE (Ages 0-3)
Tuesdays, June 26th - July 31st 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Join us for this toddler storytime in the Wheeler House Learning Garden featuring toddler-friendly books, fingerplays, songs, movement and sensory activities. Children's Librarian, Ms. Kelly brings a variety of puppet and stuffed animal friends to join the fun. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.

BABYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (Non walking infants and toddlers) Wednesdays, June 27th - August 15th 10:30 a.m. Storytime for Babies features songs, stories, gentle lap bounces and cuddles for non-walking babies and their caregivers. Ms.Kelly gently introduces puppets and stuffed animal friends in a "baby-friendly"way. A chance for both babies and caregivers to relax, play and socialize. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.


FAMILY PROGRAMS

Mr. Chris and Friends Concert (Ages 0-8) Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. No pre-registration required.

Family Sing-along & Summer Reading Celebration (Ages 3+). Monday, August 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No pre-registration required.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Wheeler House (Ages 2-6) Tuesday, August 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Rain date - August 21 Pre-registration required. Enjoy party food, games and crafts in a garden wonderland.

Pajamarama! Family Movie Night (Ages 3+) Monday, August 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Snacks provided. Pre-registration required.

VINS, Hawks, Falcons and Owls Up Close! Bird Communication (Ages 4+) Wednesday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration required - limited space.

 

PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGE

Dorothy’s List Book Discussion Series, Select Thursdays: 3:00 -4:30 p.m. (Grades 4-8) Pre-registration required.

  • June 28: Wishtree by K. Applegate
  • July 26: The First Rule of Punk by C.C. Perez
  • August 9: The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by J. Sonnenblick

READERS ON STAGE - Select Thursdays 3:00-4:30 p.m. July 5, July 19, August 2. Readers in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will explore Reader's Theatre versions of scripts, poems, fairytales and music. Scripts provided. Group will decide if a perfomance is desired. Ages 8-12. Please pre-register.


TINKER TIME
Select Wednesdays: July 11, July 25, August 8, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. AND Tuesday/Thursday, August 21 and 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.

 

RAINY DAY FUN
Check Facebook for the Library Rainy Day fun schedule!



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

   

 




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