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Adult Events

  1. That's Yesterday's News

    December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM

    Join local historian Terry Abrisz on Zoom to look at historic local newspapers and discuss the articles and advertising during the Christmas seasons of the past. Link to the meeting at https://tinyurl.com/y5c2dsm6 with Meeting ID: 883 8601 3308 and Passcode: 712419

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  2. Create, Learn & Imagine

    December 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Join us on the second Monday of each month for an activity. Various projects will be attempted while visiting with each other, finding our creative side or learning something new. Imagine the possibilities! A bag will be available to pick up in the lobby a week ahead of time with our activity and a link for joining our group on Zoom. Supplies are limited, depending on demand.

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  3. Beyond the Book Club

    December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Explore diverse cultures and communities through fiction. Download the title of the month and join our Facebook Group: https://tinyurl.com/ycaye6zw There you will find articles, author readings, and videos about our monthly title. Meet up on the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon via Zoom. A link and password will be sent to your email.

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  4. Virtual presentation: The 1929 Christmas Eve White House Fire

    December 17, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum archivist Craig Wright will discuss ‘The 1929 Christmas Eve White House Fire.’ Smoke was noticed by a White House telephone operator who sounded the alarm. The fire was thought to be contained when the first engines arrived. But flames suddenly appeared in areas outside of the fire zone. In the end, it became a four-alarm fire with dozens of engines and ladder companies working to extinguish the inferno. Although most of President Hoover’s important papers were saved, the Executive offices were destroyed. A number of miscellaneous documents littered the White House lawn in the aftermath. Despite the commotion, Mrs. Hoover continued a party for the children of their good friends in the main portion of the White House which was unaffected by the fire.

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Children & Tweens

  1. Virtual Lego Club

    December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Check out our newest post on the library's Facebook page for this weekend's Lego Challenge: then share your creation with us!

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  2. Little Learners Grab and Go

    December 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Each Monday Morning, join us on the library's Facebook page to see the fun STEM learning activity that we will be featuring for that week! Then stop by the library to pick up a FREE activity kit to do that activity at home with your child! No registration necessary, kits are while supplies last. These are designed for children ages 3-6; please take only one kit per child.

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  3. Little Learners Grab and Go

    December 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Each Monday Morning, join us on the library's Facebook page to see the fun STEM learning activity that we will be featuring for that week! Then stop by the library to pick up a FREE activity kit to do that activity at home with your child! No registration necessary, kits are while supplies last. These are designed for children ages 3-6; please take only one kit per child.

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  4. Virtual Lego Club

    December 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Check out our newest post on the library's Facebook page for this weekend's Lego Challenge: then share your creation with us!

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Library Events

  1. Family Night (Virtually) Unplugged!

    December 11, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Family Night (Kinda) Unplugged is back: virtually, anyway! Register to reserve your family members' spots in our Hot Cocoa Painting Party, then stop by the library anytime the week of December 6 to pick up your supplies. Supplies include hot cocoa, canvas, paints, paintbrushes, and Zoom login info. Then join us on Zoom on Friday evening at 7 (with hot cocoa in hand) to share in a guided Bob Ross-style winter-themed painting party. The library squirrel may even make an appearance! This program is for all ages, no art experience necessary!

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  2. Holiday Celebrations Around the World

    December 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Holiday Celebrations Around the World is our next take and create. Learn about seven celebrations from around the world! Similar to Pumpkinpalooza we are presenting a video and a take and make grab bag with holiday themed crafts. Registration begins on Friday November 20. Bags are available for pick up starting on Friday December 11. Our storytime YouTube video will premiere on Facebook Saturday December 12 at 10 am.

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  3. Library Closed for Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2020, All Day

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  4. Library Closed for Christmas

    December 25, 2020, All Day

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  5. Library Closing at 5 for New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2020, All Day

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Virtual Storytime

    December 1, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Join Miss Donna and Miss Melissa on the library's Facebook page for a fun storytime video!

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  2. Virtual Wiggle Time

    December 2, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Allison Live on Zoom for Virtual Wiggle Time! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Wiggle Time kit to use with virtual Wiggle Time, including a scarf, shaker, bean bag and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, read, and dance! Email Miss Allison at arichert@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  3. Virtual Babygarten

    December 2, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join Miss Sarah Live on Zoom for Virtual Babygarten! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Babygarten kit to use with virtual Babygarten, including a shaker, book, and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, rhyme, and read! Email Miss Sarah at smiller@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  4. Virtual Babygarten

    December 3, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Sarah Live on Zoom for Virtual Babygarten! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Babygarten kit to use with virtual Babygarten, including a shaker, book, and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, rhyme, and read! Email Miss Sarah at smiller@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  5. Baby Shorts

    December 3, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join Miss Sarah on Facebook for some fun rhymes you and your little one can do together!

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  6. Virtual Craft a Story

    December 3, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    Join Miss Donna and Miss Melissa on the library's Facebook page for a video premiere of Craft a Story, a story-time for children ages 5-12. A creative craft will follow the story theme, building on creative literacy and art form!

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  7. Virtual Wiggle Time

    December 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Join Miss Allison Live on Zoom for Virtual Wiggle Time! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Wiggle Time kit to use with virtual Wiggle Time, including a scarf, shaker, bean bag and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, read, and dance! Email Miss Allison at arichert@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  8. Virtual Storytime

    December 8, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Join Miss Donna and Miss Melissa on the library's Facebook page for a fun storytime video!

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  9. Virtual Wiggle Time

    December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Allison Live on Zoom for Virtual Wiggle Time! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Wiggle Time kit to use with virtual Wiggle Time, including a scarf, shaker, bean bag and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, read, and dance! Email Miss Allison at arichert@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  10. Virtual Babygarten

    December 9, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join Miss Sarah Live on Zoom for Virtual Babygarten! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Babygarten kit to use with virtual Babygarten, including a shaker, book, and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, rhyme, and read! Email Miss Sarah at smiller@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  11. Virtual Babygarten

    December 10, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Sarah Live on Zoom for Virtual Babygarten! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Babygarten kit to use with virtual Babygarten, including a shaker, book, and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, rhyme, and read! Email Miss Sarah at smiller@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  12. Baby Shorts

    December 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join Miss Sarah on Facebook for some fun rhymes you and your little one can do together!

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  13. Virtual Wiggle Time

    December 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Join Miss Allison Live on Zoom for Virtual Wiggle Time! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Wiggle Time kit to use with virtual Wiggle Time, including a scarf, shaker, bean bag and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, read, and dance! Email Miss Allison at arichert@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  14. Virtual Storytime

    December 15, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Join Miss Donna and Miss Melissa on the library's Facebook page for a fun storytime video!

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  15. Virtual Wiggle Time

    December 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Allison Live on Zoom for Virtual Wiggle Time! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Wiggle Time kit to use with virtual Wiggle Time, including a scarf, shaker, bean bag and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, read, and dance! Email Miss Allison at arichert@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  16. Virtual Babygarten

    December 16, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join Miss Sarah Live on Zoom for Virtual Babygarten! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Babygarten kit to use with virtual Babygarten, including a shaker, book, and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, rhyme, and read! Email Miss Sarah at smiller@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  17. Virtual Babygarten

    December 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Sarah Live on Zoom for Virtual Babygarten! Call the library at 753-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a FREE Babygarten kit to use with virtual Babygarten, including a shaker, book, and song sheet. Then join us on Zoom to sing, rhyme, and read! Email Miss Sarah at smiller@burlington.lib.ia.us or send the library a message on Facebook to get the Zoom link and password.

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  18. Baby Shorts

    December 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join Miss Sarah on Facebook for some fun rhymes you and your little one can do together!

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  19. Virtual Craft a Story

    December 17, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    Join Miss Donna and Miss Melissa on the library's Facebook page for a video premiere of Craft a Story, a story-time for children ages 5-12. A creative craft will follow the story theme, building on creative literacy and art form!

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Tweens & Teens

  1. TICOS (Teen Advisory Optimist Club) ZOOM

    December 3, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

    Teens in 6th-12th grades are welcome to be a part of TICOS, the Junior Optimist/Advisory Club that usually meets at the library, except when we can't. Then we meet virtually. This month we will be hosting a holiday themed party and those planning to attend can stop in the library to pick up a kit of things you will need for the virtual bash. The zoom meeting ID is 216 834 2802 and the code is 1.

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  2. CoLab2GO on Facebook Live: Ornament STEM

    December 7, 2020, 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    CoLab2GO is a STEM Club geared for students in 3rd grade and up. Stop in at the library to get a STEM Kit with project supplies (while supplies last). Check out Miss Becky's Facebook videos on Mondays at 4:30 for project demonstrations. This week's STEM Kit let you explore Salt Dough, Milk Plastic, Bioplastic, & Binary Code!

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  3. CoLab2GO on Facebook Live: Light STEM

    December 14, 2020, 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    CoLab2GO is a STEM Club geared for students in 3rd grade and up. Stop in at the library to get a STEM Kit with project supplies (while supplies last). Check out Miss Becky's Facebook videos on Mondays at 4:30 for project demonstrations. This week's kit is all about light. We are going to make a Paper Circuit Gingerbread House, Sew a Light Up Ornament, Experiment with Glow Sticks, and top it off with a fun scavenger hunt you can do with your family!

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