January 13 2020

Latest Library News: Last Thursday Book Discussion, Blood Pressure Screening

The following is a release from the Burlington Public Library: 


Last Thursday Book Discussion Group: Townie by Andre Dubus III - Thursday, January 30 6-8pm

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. To protect himself and those he loved, Andre started pumping iron and learned to use his fists.  Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. Eventually, Dubus turns to writing to change his life. Discussion will be led by Marnie Smith; copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.



Free Blood Pressure Screening at Burlington Public Library - Thursday January 30 6:30-7:30pm

Make 2020 the year of a very healthy you! Come to our free blood pressure screening on Thursday January 30 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with a nurse from Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps. Get this important screening done here where you can relax! Burlington Public Library, in partnership with Burlington Department of Health, holds free blood pressure screenings at the library every month.


Annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive at the Burlington Public Library - February 1st through March 15th 

The Burlington Public Library is participating in the annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive February 1st through March 15th.  Stop in anytime we’re open to drop off brand new pajamas. We’re looking for all youth sizes, from tiny babies up through teenagers. Please keep in mind we can only accept brand new with tags still on them.  You can leave donated PJs in the box located at the Youth Services desk. All PJs collected will be distributed to children who need them through Cradles to Crayons and the Department of Children and Families, which means these pajamas will stay local and help kids in our area!  




Youth Services Programs


Science fun abounds this week, with programs for both preschool and grade school children and with a special Saturday program about those furry wannabe weather forecasters: groundhogs.

Winter beading continues. Pick up your snowflake sheet to keep track of your minutes then trade them for beads and raffle tickets! Program continues to February 20.


Drop-In Teen Volunteering - Thursday, January 23 @ 3 pm Help Nicole prep future programs for the Children’s Department. Grades 6-12


Preschool Science - Friday, January 24 @ 1 pm Join Amanda for an exciting session of simple science.


High School After Hours Lock-In - Friday, January 24 @ 5:45 pm Join Nicole and Jenna for a special high school lock-in, with your favorite games and pizza. You must have a parent-signed permission slip, and you must arrive by 5:45 pm. When the doors lock at 6 pm, no one else will be admitted.


Dragons and Donuts - Saturday, January 25 @ 11 am In honor of Chinese New Year’s, Mary will be reading dragon stories. And she’ll have dragons’ favorite treats next to tacos: donuts! All ages


Lego Club - Monday, January 27 @ 4 pm Come build with Jenna!  We supply the legos, you supply the imagination.  Grades K-5


Teen LGBT Hangout - Monday, January 27 @ 7 pm Join Nicole for crafts and television in a safe place! Grades 6-12


Playing is Learning - Thursday, January 30 @ 1 pm Free drop-in story time by Family ACCESS. Ages 2-6


Science Blast - Thursday, January 30 @ 4 pm Join Amanda for some hands-on experiments and demonstrations with things that snap, pop, and fizzle! Grades K-5


Teen Lounge - Friday, January 31 @ 2:30 pm Kick back with Nicole at the end of a long week: snacks and your favorite games provided! Grades 6-12


Groundhog Storytime - Saturday, February 1 @ 11 am Amanda will have stories and crafts about those cute little critters.  All ages


Pokemon Party - Saturday, February 1 @ 3 pm Nicole will have Pokemon games, crafts, and light snacks. Everything but the Pokemon card game.


Winter Storytime Hours


Baby Storytime (Birth-18 Months) - Mondays @ 10:30 am


Toddler Storytime (18-36 Months) - Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:30 am


Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6) - Wednesdays @ 11 am


Story and Craft - Fridays, January 17 & February 21

Toddlers (18-36 Months) @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers (Ages 3-6) @ 11:30 am


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