South Burlington Community Library

155 Dorset Street B01, University Mall, South Burlington

802-846-4140 (Mon.-Thurs.: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m-5 p.m.)

Library Happenings

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Stop by the library for a great read. The little house bookshelf features new children nonfiction. As author Roald Dahl said, “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day.

KANOPY

Since our introductory offer with Kanopy was extremely successful, the limit for downloadable movies will be two per month to allow more residents to enjoy the service. Thank you for your understanding.

WINTERTIME BINGO

Through Feb. 28.

Pick up your Wintertime Bingo card and then read books and watch movies until you “Bingo!” Then bring your card back to the library for a gift and a raffle ticket to enter our grand prize drawing. All ages are welcome and encouraged to play!

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education Series presents “The Electoral College or the Popular Vote?” with speaker Sonja Schuyler.

SCORE SPEED MENTORING PROGRAM

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and sit down with a variety of SCORE Vermont mentors to help you with your small business. Ask questions, resolve challenges, overcome fears, dispel myths, get started, and get a mentor! Please register at champlainvalley.score.org/event/speedmentoring.

KNITTERS GROUP

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.

A great way to meet knitters of all ages and add to your know-how.

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The novel “My Name is Lucy Barton” will be discussed on Jan. 24. 

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES

Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Come to one or all of these meetings, facilitated by library staff, for a friendly and substantive discussion over tea. The book selections are well-reviewed fiction titles, offering varied writing styles, subjects, settings, eras and moods, to serve diverse reading preferences. Open to the public, no library card or registration required. This month we discuss “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout. Up next on Feb. 28: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Monday, Jan. 28, 12-1:30 p.m.

This conversation group for non-native English speakers is facilitated by an experienced ESL teacher. Participants can practice their English and make new friends in a comfortable, welcoming setting.


COMING UP

LEGISLATIVE FORUM

Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Join State Representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde, and John Killacky with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc as they talk about what’s being debated in the Statehouse this year. Come to listen and share ideas on a wide range of topics of interest to friends and neighbors!

LIVEWELL WORKSHOP

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.

Excuses Don’t Burn Calories, But You Can: Do you always have an excuse to avoid exercise? Join LiveWell Vermont for this interactive workshop that focuses on the importance of strength training, physical activity guidelines and how to create your own personalized routine. Free!


CHILDREN

TODDLER TIME

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

A 20-30 minute musical story time with age-appropriate books, finger-plays, movement, and songs geared to toddlers and their caregivers. Sitting still not required. Drop-ins welcome. No preregistration necessary.

BABY TIME

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

A 20-30 minute story time geared to infants (birth to pre-walker) and their caregivers, followed by “baby-friendly” play and socializing. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary.

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