PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Wintertime Bingo: January 1 through
Come to the Library to pick up your Wintertime
Read books and watch movies until you
Then bring your card back to the Library
for a gift and a
raffle ticket to enter our Grand Prize
All ages are welcome and encouraged to
OF WOMEN VOTERS
The League of Women Voters Civic Education
The Electoral College with Speaker Sonja
Thursday, January 17th at 6:30
Excuses Don’t Burn Calories, But
You Can: Do you always have an excuse
to avoid exercise? Join LiveWell Vermont
for this interactive workshop that focuses
on the importance of strength training,
physical activity guidelines and how to
create your own personalized routine.
Tuesday, January 29, at 2:00 p.m.
Are you looking for non-drug and non-surgical
means towards well-being? Join Betsy Thomason
to learn how the BreatheOutDynamic system
can propel you on your personal and professional
Thursday, February 21st at 5:00
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’
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 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
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 24th - My
Name is Lucy Barton by
- Thursday, February 28th -
Hillbilly Elegy by
- Thursday, March 28th - Our
Souls at Night by Kent
Song of Quebec: Join author
Dan Close as he plays recorded music,
reads from his novel, and offers commentary
on the history of Quebec's Separatiste
Revolution of 1960-1980. There will be
time for questions at the end.
Thursday, January 31st at 6:30
But the Greatest of These is Love: Join
steamy romance author Gina Watson for
a fun evening of games, giveaways and
an amusing discussion. Perfect PG 13 V-Day
Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.
(Snow Date February 19)
Life (and TV) After Cable: Join us as
we discuss alternatives to traditional
cable, compare streaming services and
talk TV technology.
Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden
Join Patricia Araujo as she shares a slide
show featuring her recent visit to the
King Tut Exhibition in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30
SPEED MENTORING PROGRAM
Take advantage of this unique opportunity
to network and sit down with a variety
of SCORE Vermont mentors to help you with
your small business. Ask questions, resolve
challenges, overcome fears, dispel myths,
get started, and get a mentor! Please
register at 802-764-5899 or champlainvalley.score.org/event/speedmentoring.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:00
p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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
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, 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.
- Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00
p.m. - Sameen Rushdie's
Indian Cookery by Sameen Rushdie
Sunday, February 24th, 2 p.m.
- Pete’s Posse, Vermont’s
Own Trad-Roots Power Trio.
Pete’s Posse plays a dynamic repertoire
of folk roots genres: songs and tunes,
traditional and original. Composed of
acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his
talented protégé Oliver
Scanlon, and the uber-dynamic Tristan
Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails
to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in
tight, wild harmony over high-powered
guitar and pounding foot percussion; mandolin,
clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards;
plus soaring vocal harmonies add color
to the Posse's sonic landscape. One reviewer
said they create a “kaleidoscope
of sounds and styles with equal parts
amiability and energy."
Saturday, March 16th, 2 p.m.
- The Wu Brothers, Classical
Piano, Violin and Cello
All concerts will take place in the Library
Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served
courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
A Moderated Discussion Group on Important
Global Issues at the South Burlington
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
Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. - Middle
Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. - Nuclear
Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. - Trade with
Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. - India
and its Neighbors
Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. - Cyber
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. - U.S.
Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. - State
Join state Representatives Ann Pugh,
Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and John
Killacky with Senator Michael Sirotkin
and moderator Vince Bolduc as they 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, 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.