The Burlington Public Library is looking forward to a wonderful 2020. Although snow falls and the trees are bare, they have summer on their minds and have already turned the calendars to June in anticipation of planning for the annual Summer Reading Program.
Until that time, though, they are looking forward to offering you all a variety of programming – starting with a very exciting January!

Find out more about their January programs below and use the links in the description to take you to the registration page.
CT Paranormal Research Society
Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 PM
 Have you ever wondered about the unexplained or what goes bump in the night? Learn more about paranormal disturbances from a presentation by the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society. The presentation will include examples of famous haunts and various evidence in their ghostly investigations.
Registration requested.   
Movie Matinee – The Peanut Butter FalconFriday, January 3 at 1 PM
Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 37 minutes
Join us for an afternoon movie at the library!This month, we will be showing The Peanut Butter Falcon (Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 37 minutes).Light refreshments served. Registration requested.
After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
Live Well at Your Library Navigating the World of Assisted Living and Memory CareTuesday, January 7 at 6:30 PM
 Liz Cornish is a Physical Therapist who has worked in in Connecticut doing home care Physical Therapy for over 30 years and is the owner of New Season In Life, LLC. She provides information and guidance to seniors and their families on how to find appropriate memory care and senior living options.
 Registration requested.
Wooly WednesdayWednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PMDo you love to crochet or knit? Join us at our monthly meet-up of stitchers where you can bring your projects to work on and share! All levels are welcome – even if you don’t know how to crochet or knit. Bring some yarn and needles or a hook and we will start you off with the basics!Come for conversation, relaxation and all things wooly related! Registration requested. 
Evening Book Club
Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM

Join us for our monthly book discussion group.This month, we will be discussing Dani Shapiro’s memoir, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.Light refreshments and mocktails served.Registration requested.
Tai Chi and Author Talk
Saturday, January 11 at 1 PM
Participate in a demonstration of the Shaolin Butterfly Style of Tai Chi with Michael Fuchs and enjoy a discussion of his book, The Shaolin Butterfly Style – Art of Transformation.Copies of his book are available for purchase.Please dress comfortably.Registration requested.
Tween-to-Teen Craft – Stenciled Tote Bags
Grades 5 & Up
Tuesday, January 14 at 6 PM
Register for a Tween-to-Teen craft night.This month, we will be painting tote bags. Make a one-of-a-kind accessory with the materials provided.Grades 5 and up.Space is limited and registration is required! 
Winter Art Club for Kids
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM beginning January 14
Ages 5 to 9
In this weekly class, young artists will enjoy creating through techniques such as painting, drawing, collage, and more. Activities are designed to encourage individual expression and inspire creativity while providing the child with an opportunity to explore a wide range of art media. Registration is required. This is a five class series, so you will be signed up for all five classes when you register.
Click here to register.
Ladies’ Game NightWednesday, January 15 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.
Children’s Chinese New Year Celebration!
Saturday, January 18 at 1 PM
 2020 is the year of the rat! Help us celebrate the Chinese New year at the library. We will learn about Chinese New Year, do a craft, and enjoy some Chinese food!Registration required.
Morning Book ClubTuesday, January 21 at 11 AM

Join us for our monthly morning book discussion.This month, we will be discussing the book Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen.Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.Light refreshments served. Registration not required.
** This book was originally scheduled to be discussed in December but was cancelled due to inclement weather **
Tween-to-Teen Game Night
Tuesday, January 21 at 6 PM
Grades 5 and up
 Come hang out at the library and play a variety of different group games. Candy prizes for participants and winners!Grades 5 and up. Registration requested.
Tween-to-Teen Candy KabobsSaturday, January 25 at 12 PM
Grades 5 & Up
Register to make some delicious candy kabobs!Wrap them up to give away as the best.gift.ever. or keep them for yourself!Grades 5 and up.Space is limited and registration is required! 
How to Hygge!Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 PMLearn more about the Danish lifestyle trend called hygge – which means ‘the cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life.’Try a variety of hygge-inspired activities and learn how you can incorporate it into your home-life to get you through the winter blues!Registration requested.
NewbiesBirth to 12 monthsMondays 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.
Register here.

Rhythm & Rhyme12 to 24 monthsWednesdays at 10:15 AMWednesdays at 1:30 PM

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.
Register here for Wednesday Morning

Register here for Wednesday Afternoon
PreSchool Story TimeAges 3-5Thursdays 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.
Register here.

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