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Library Happenings


Vermont Library Conference


Thurs., May 16, 5:30 p.m.

Workshop: How to Keep Resources Out of the Landfill 

Lauren Layn, community outreach coordinator for the Chittenden Solid Waste District, will show what happens to your blue bin recyclables after they leave your bin or cart. She will also address how the statewide Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) affects you and how you can best plan to stay true to the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle). ACT 148 also requires that Vermonters keep organic material – like food scraps and other food waste –out of the landfill. Learn the ways you can do this and why you should do it in this interactive presentation.


Mon., May 20, 6:30 p.m.

Join State Representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and John Killacky along with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc to discuss what’s being debated in the State House.

Learn to make an embroidered felt coin purse at the South Burlington Public Library on May 21 at 5 p.m. No experience necessary. Free.


Tues., May 21, 5 p.m. 

Learn how to make an embroidered felt coin purse at this craft workshop for adults and teens. Class taught by Heather Friedrichsen of Learning for Life VT. No prior experience necessary and all materials will be provided in this free class. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance by calling 846-4140 or emailing sbplinfo@southburlingtonvt.gov.


Thurs., May 23, 6:30 p.m. 

Join us as we discuss “March: Book One” by John Lewis. Books are available to borrow at the library one month in advance. June 27 – “City of Thieves” by David Benioff


Sat., May 18, 10 a.m. 

At the Wheeler House, the Friends of the Library present Vermont author Mark Pendergrast. He will discuss his book, “Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World.” Open to members and guests. New members can join the FOL at the door. Refreshments will be served.


Thurs., May 23, 9 a.m. 

Please join the Friends of the Library at Wheeler House to help support the SBPL to provide high quality programs and services for adults and children. Meetings are open to the public.



Sat., May 18 & 25, 10:30 a.m.

We have a furry friend waiting to hear your stories. Meet Charlie, a poodle, at the library to practice reading aloud. Charlie is a registered therapy dog, great for dog lovers and first-time dog greeters alike. Sign up in advance at the circulation desk for a guaranteed 15-minute time slot or drop in and see if he’s available. 


Tues., May 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

A story time geared to toddlers and their caregivers, featuring a 20-30-minute musical story time with age-appropriate books, finger-plays, movement and songs. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.

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