May 11 2018

Latest Library News: Boston Ballerina, Book Discussion Group, Story Times

The following is a press release from the Burlington Public Library: 


Author Series: “Boston Ballerina” with Laura Young and Janine Parker  - Saturday, May 19 from 1-3:30pm

Laura Young talks about her book 'Boston Ballerina' co-authored with Janine Parker.  As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history. This book is both a memoir of her personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet's rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today.  Author Series 2018 is generously funded by the Friends of the Burlington Public Library.


Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group – Thursday, May 24 from 7-8pm

The library's Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group will gather in McIntire to discuss 'Stolen Marriage' by Diane Chamberlain. Discussion will be led by Diane Fitzgerald.  Copies of the book are available at the front desk.


May Baskets on Display

May Baskets are now on display throughout the library.  We have over 40 baskets on display full of goodies, donated by many wonderful local businesses, organizations and individuals.  The Friends of the Burlington Public Library’s annual fundraiser is always a great success and we’re hoping to beat last year’s ticket sales of over 4,700 tickets!  Stop by the library today to purchase your 5 tickets for $5 and help the Friends raise funds for all of our wonderful library programs, museum passes and more.


Two Vacancies – Library Pages

The library has two job openings, for Library Pages.  The hours are great for high school students or anyone looking for part time work.  Please see our library website at for more information and how to apply.


Youth Services Programs


Start the week with Frog Jumping then move on to compete in Minute to Win It. Frog jumpers see how far their frogs can jump, and you can see how fast you can finish your challenges in the Minute to Win It Games! All ages are welcome to both programs, but Minute to Win It is best for K-5.


Preschool Science - Thursday, May 17, 1:00-1:45 pm Explore the wonders of everyday science with Joanna!


Frog Jumping Day - Thursday, May 17, 3:45-4:45 pm Amanda has frog stories and crafts to share with all ages!


Teen Lounge - Fridays, May 18 and 25, 2:30-4:30 pm Come celebrate the end of the week with Nicole. She’ll have games, snacks, and good company. Grades 8-12


Preschool Fun & Games - Monday, May 21, 1-1:45 pm Join Mary for games that use your muscles and your minds!


Lego Club - Monday, May 21, 3:45-4:45 pm Build with Jenna—we supply the legos; you supply the imagination!


Teen Edible Cookie Dough - Monday, May 21, 7-8 pm Make safe-to-eat (egg-free) cookie dough with Jenna.


After School Story and Craft - Wednesday, May 23, 3:30-4:15 pm Amanda will read a school age story then lead a craft based on the tale.


Minute to Win It Games! - Thursday, May 24, 4-4:45 pm - Join Mary for a friendly competition to see who can complete silly challenges in one minute or less. Grades K-5


Baby Storytime - Fridays at 11 am For caregivers with children ages birth-18 months. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with books, songs, toys and puppets! Build brain power!

Toddler Storytime - Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30am For caregivers with children 18-36 months. Interact with your toddler to nurture a love of books. Be active with music and movement!

Preschool Storytime - Wednesdays at 11am & Fridays at 1:30pm For caregivers with children ages 3-6 years. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills!

Pajama Storytime - Tuesdays at 7 pm  For caregivers with children ages 3-7. Bring your favorite stuffed animal & blanket, and snuggle in for some evening storytime fun!                       



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