School’s Out

A smiling Lego master peeks out from under the desk during a School’s Out visit to the library.

FOOD FOR FINES @your Library

During the month of December, donations will benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

HOLIDAY CONCERT

Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m.

City Hall, 575 Dorset Street

South Burlington Friends of the Library kicks off the Winter Concert Series featuring Corey Gottfried playing songs of yesterday and today. Gottfried is an eclectic performer, playing rock, country, folk, blues, musical theater, gospel, and patriotic music. A native of Manhattan, he moved to Vermont in 1974 and performs regularly as a singer and musician with a variety of musical groups. Refreshments served.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Monday, Dec. 10, 12-1:30 p.m.

Are you a non-native English speaker who wants to improve your language skills? The library hosts a conversation group facilitated by an experienced ESL teacher. Participants can practice their English and make new friends in a comfortable, welcoming setting.

KNITTERS GROUP

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.

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

VHC BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.

“African American Experience: South to North” — Discussion led by Merilyn Burrington as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Books available on loan in advance. Free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities. December’s discussion book is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.


CHILDREN

POP-UP CRAFTS

Saturday, Dec. 8, 12-3 p.m.

Kids and their grown-ups can drop into the library and create simple, seasonal crafts. Create snowflakes out of cut paper and sparkly decorations. Appropriate for ages four and up with an adult.

LOLLIPOP TREE

The Lollipop Tree will be at the library Dec. 21-24! Choose a yummy lollipop from the tree, and if the stem is colored you can also choose a prize from the prize box! Open to children ages three to 10 - once per day.

TODDLER TIME

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.

An interactive age-appropriate story time for crawlers and toddlers up to age three.

BABY TIME

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. Non-mobile babies and their caregivers participate in stories, rhymes, and music.

HELLO WINTER CELEBRATION

Monday, Dec. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a story time celebrating all things winter and snow! We’ll share stories and rhymes, warm up with cocoa and cookies, and create beautiful winter-themed crafts. Appropriate for ages four to eight with an adult. Please pre-register!

TINKER TIME

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon exploring winter weather! We’ll explore the science of snow and create a craft using the skills we learned. Appropriate for ages five and up.


MEETINGS

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (Wheeler House)

Monday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.

Open to the public.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thursday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m.

Open to the public.

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