Burlington Public Library June Programs and Events


Burlington Public Library
Children’s Program

Children up to grade 4 will receive a reading calendar when they sign up. For each day that they read, they will receive one library “Book Buck.” Use the bucks throughout the summer to shop our summer reading store and pick the prizes you want to win!
Tween-to-Teen Program
Students in grades 5-12 will earn a raffle ticket for each book that they read. They can also earn raffle tickets for attending a program or for volunteering at library events.
Adult Program
Adults will have a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card this summer. They will earn one raffle ticket for each day that they check out adult materials or for each adult summer reading activity that they attend.

Understanding Trusts with Attorney Jeff Rivard
Thursday, June 6 at 1 PM
Join Attorney Jeff Rivard as he presents: Understanding Trusts: do you need one?
What exactly is a trust and what can a trust do for you? You’ve heard about the different types – Revocable, Irrevocable, Special Needs, Discretionary, Testamentary and Tax trusts. In this program, we’ll demystify trusts and explain how a trust could be suitable for you and why. You’ll walk away knowing how to use trusts to do things like; minimize or avoid taxes, protect assets from potential ex-spouses and creditors, keep public benefits for loved ones, provide for a beneficiary who is disabled or has special needs and how to avoid probate court. Whether you are new to trusts, or even understand them well, you’ll walk away understanding how to use these powerful planning tools to your advantage.

TAC Banner Painting
Saturday, June 8 at 2 PM
Grades 6 and up
Join us in our annual painting of the TAC summer banner. Please consider signing up for summer volunteering spots while you are here.

Birthday cupcakes served.


The History of Negro Hill Brook with Tom Rubino
Monday, June 10 at 6 PM
Join Tom Rubino for a presentation on the history and origin of Negro Hill Brook. Tom will also be discussing the Freeman family and their place in the history of the Burlington community.

Registration required

Evening Book Club – The Wife Between Us
Wednesday, June 12 at 6 PM
Join us for our monthly book club. This month, we will be discussing the psychological thriller, The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
Light refreshments and mocktails served.
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.

Estate Planning 101 with Attorney Brendan Daly
Thursday, June 13 at 6 PM
Join Attorney Brendan Daly for Estate Planning 101.
Everyone, both young and old, needs an estate plan. Your life circumstances can change in an instant! If they do, are you prepared? Do you want to be on life support? Who will pay your bills if you can’t? And if you pass away, how will your estate be divided among your heirs? If you don’t have a plan in place, the State of Connecticut will make some of these decisions for you – would you want that to happen?
In this program, you’ll learn about important estate planning documents like Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives that you can create to make sure your wishes are met and your family knows how to care for you when you can’t care for yourself.

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, June 15 at 11 AM

Please join us on Saturday, June 15th at 11 AM for Donuts with Dad (or any other special male in your life). Enjoy donuts and drinks while we listen to some stories. A Father’s Day craft and activity will follow. Children of all ages are welcome

Registration required.


Summer Reading Kickoff with Critter Caravan
Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 PM
Kick off the summer at the Burlington Library with a community picnic @ 5:30. Hot dogs will be provided and cooked by the Burlington Lions Club.  Beverages will be provided by the library. Please consider bringing a side dish or dessert to share with your friends! After the picnic will be an animal presentation by Critter Caravan at 6:30.  Enjoy the chance to pet small animals such as chinchillas, rabbits, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, lizards, tortoises, and snakes will be visiting. All ages are welcome.

Registration required.

Morning Book Club 
Tuesday, June 18 at 11 AM 
Please join us for our monthly morning book club. New members are always welcome to discuss our monthly titles.
This month, we will be discussing The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Copies are available at the Circulation desk.
Coffee and light refreshments served.


Ladies’ Game Night
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a fun night of gaming!
We will have a variety of board, card and action games to choose from – or feel free to bring in your favorite game to share.
Light refreshments will be served.
This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading program. All in attendance will earn a raffle ticket towards our summer reading prize.

Foodies: Princess Leia Cupcakes
Thursday, June 20 at 5 PM
Entering grades 5-12
Turn ordinary cupcakes into Princess Leia by using homemade frosting and Oreos.

Friday Film Series – The Favourite
Friday, June 21 at 1 PM
Rated R, 2 hours
Join us as we travel the world through film. Each week will feature a movie from a different country.
As part of the Adult Summer Reading program, have your passport ‘stamped’ each time you come for a chance to win a gift card. Light refreshments served.
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

Meteorite Photo Holder

Monday, June 24 at 5 PM
Entering Grades 5-12
Make your own meteorite and then turn it into a photo holder using beads and wire so you can display your favorite photo!

Family Fun Night – STEAM Night!
Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 PM
All ages
Come learn the principles behind creating your own successful rocket launch. We will then watch the rockets we built blast off outdoors. After all your hard work, cool down with some yummy rocket ice pops!

CT Astrological Society
Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM
The Burlington Public Library is pleased to welcome Agneta Borstein of the CT Astrological Society for Our Intimate Connection to the Moon. Agneta is a professional astrologer, workshop facilitator, teacher and current president of The Astrological Society of Connecticut. She is also the author of The Moon’s Nodes: Understanding the Dynamic Ties that Bind.
Agneta will guide us through an exploration of the moon and why we are both conscious, unconscious and beyond connected to its rhythm and allow us to understand how our connection to the moon affects our emotions.
Bring your birth information (date, time and place) and Agneta will help you find your natal Moon sign!

Registration required.

Staycation Connecticut
Thursday, June 27 at 1 PM
Just in time for summer vacation! Join us for an exciting presentation on why the best vacation you’ll take this year will be in Connecticut!
The Connecticut Tourism department will be here to present all the places that you’ll want to add to your CT travel bucket list!

Friday Film Series – Brooklyn
Friday, June 28 at 1 PM
Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 57 minutes
Join us as we travel the world through film. Each week will feature a movie from a different country. As party of the Adult Summer Reading program, have your passport ‘stamped’ each time you come for a chance to win a gift card.
Refreshments served. Registration required.
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.


Birth to 12 months
Mondays at 11 AM

Join us for a story time for babies and their caregivers.
Each week will feature stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes. We will end with free-play with
age-appropriate toys.
Rhythm & Rhyme
12 to 24 months
Wednesdays at 11 AM
A great social experience for toddlers and their caregivers!
Learn nursery rhymes and finger plays, sing songs, play instruments and listen to a story. End each session with free-play with
age-appropriate toys.
Children’s Story Time
Ages 3 & Up
Thursdays at 11 AM

Join us for some story time fun!
Each week will feature a different theme of stories, songs and flannel board activities. We will end each week with a
make-and-take craft.
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