Burlington Public Library October Programs and Events

Greetings Readers and Happy October! Did you know that the Burlington Public Library is the perfect cozy fall reading spot? Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage views from one of our many sunny reading spots – or wait until the temperature gets a bit cooler and read a book by the fireplace! 

They have a busy month ahead of us full of programming for all ages. Take a look at the descriptions below and use the links to register.

Be sure to mark your calendars for thier annual Friends of the Library Book Sale! This year, the sale will run from Friday, October 25th – Sunday, October 27th. Browse through thousands of new and gently used books, CDs and DVDs for readers of all ages at great prices. Proceeds from the sale help fund library programs and materials.

NewbiesBirth to 12 monthsMondays at 11 AMJoin 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.
Register here.
Rhythm & Rhyme12 to 24 monthsWednesdays at 11 AMThursdays at 10:15 AMA 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.
 Register here for Wednesdays Register here for Thursdays
PreSchool Story TimeAges 3-5Thursdays at 11:15 AMJoin 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.
Register here.
The Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to help with the annual book sale! If you are able to donate just a few hours of your time towards setting up for the sale, or working the event, it would be greatly appreciated. The book sale is their biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds go directly towards supporting library programming and purchasing books and other library materials.If you would like to volunteer, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafac28aa8-book1.
Coffee Hour SocialThursday, October 3 at 11 AMJoin us on the first Thursday of each month for an informal coffee and social hour.  Enjoy light refreshments, hear about upcoming programs around town and socialize with your neighbors!Light refreshments served. Register here.  
Movie Matinee – Yesterday
1 hour, 57 minutes, PG-13Friday, October 4 at 1 PM
Register for an afternoon movie at the library!This month, we will be showing Yesterday.Registration requested. Light refreshments served.
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent
Tuesday Night Trivia
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PMAges 5-9
Come have fun with friends as we answer questions geared for children about movies, songs, Disney characters, and much more! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 5-9. Registration required.
The CT Historical Society presents: That’s Weird!Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 PM
Join us as we welcome the Connecticut Historical Society for their presentation: That’s Weird!They will be here to show off some of the ‘oddball’ items in their vast collection. Displaying many of these items for the first time since the exhibit began in 2017, the CTHS will delve into how these objects, which at first glance seem strange, can be gateways into a deeper understanding, perhaps even empathy, for the people and stories connected with our state’s material culture.
Registration requested.
Morning Book ClubTuesday, October 15 at 11 AMPlease join us for our monthly morning book discussion group.
This month, we will be discussing All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank.
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.
Light refreshments served.
Registration not required and new members always welcome!
STEAM Night – Candy Corn Catapults!Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 PMAges 5-9Children will be provided with a variety of supplies to create a catapult that will launch candy corn. This is a fun way to learn about building, measuring, and estimating. It also encourages team work and brainstorming to create the catapult that will launch the candy corn the farthest. There will also be a candy corn contest. Children attending the event will have a chance to estimate how many candy corn are in the jar. The closest takes home the candy corn! Ages 5-9.
Space is limited – register here!
Ladies’ Game NightWednesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM 
Attention Ladies!Enjoy a fun evening of different games on the third Wednesday of each month! Try new games or bring in a favorite from home.Light refreshments served.Registration requested.
Tween-to-Teen Cookie Decorating & a MovieThursday, October 17 at 5 PMGrades 5 and up Get into the Halloween spirit with creepy cookie decorating and a movie.Decorate zombie or skeleton sugar cookies while watching Coraline (PG, 1 hour, 40 minutes).
Registration required.
Live Well @ Your Library – Estate Planning WorkshopSaturday, October 19 at 12 PM Join us for a new monthly series at the Burlington Library where we explore different topics in wellness for both mind and body. This month, we welcome Attorney Ruth Fortune from Czepiga, Daly, Pope & Perri 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. Registration requested.
Taco TuesdayTuesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM
Ages 5-9 Dragons love tacos and we hope you do too! Join Miss Amanda as she reads the story Dragons Love Tacos. Afterwards, build your own taco and make a special craft to go along with the story. Ages 5-9. Registration required
Tween-to-Teen Craft – Candy BraceletsThursday, October 24 at 6 PMGrades 5-12Register for a delicious make-and-take at the library. We’ll provide all the materials you need to make a candy bracelet. 
 Space is limited! Register here. 
Hallowpalooza!Saturday, October 26 at 12 PM or 1:30 PM
Join us for some spooky story time fun, followed by pumpkin painting. Bring your own pumpkin, and we’ll supply the paint for decorating. Children are invited to wear a costume if they’d like. Space is limited! Register here for 12 PMRegister here for 1:30 PM.
Glow in the Dark Spooky Story TimeTuesday, October 29 at 6:30 PMAgest 5-9Halloween is just around the corner, so we’ll be reading some Halloween themed stories by flashlight and have some glow stick fun too. Feel free to wear your pj’s and bring a stuffed animal! Ages 5-9. Registration required
Movie Night at the Library – ClueRated PG, 1 hour, 34 minutesWednesday, October 30 at 6 PMCelebrate Halloween (Eve) with a not-so-spooky classic!Light refreshments served.Registration requested.
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.
Evening Book ClubWednesday, November 6 at 6:30 PM
Join us for our monthly book discussion group.This month, we will be discussing Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk. Light refreshments and mocktails served.Registration requested.
Friends of the Library Book Sale!Friday, October 25th – 10 AM to 4 PMSaturday, October 26th – 10 AM to 4 PMSunday, October 27th – 11 AM – 3 PM**Sunday is a Bag Sale! $5 per bag!
Treat yourself or get a jump on holiday shopping for others. The Friends’ Fall Book Sale offers a wide variety of gently used paperback and hardcover books for all ages. Admission is free on all three days of the sale. Cash, Check and Credit Cards accepted.
All proceeds support the Burlington Public Library.

Address: 34 Library Ln, Burlington, CT 06013 Phone(860) 673-3331

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