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Adult Events

  1. Beyond the Book - The Vegetarian by Han Kang

    April 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Grab an extra copy from the Customer Service desk and help us explore other cultures through fiction. The Vegetarian tells the story of Yeong-hye, a home-maker who, one day, suddenly decides to stop eating meat after a series of dreams involving images of animal slaughter. This abstention leads her to become distanced from her family and from society. The story is told in three parts: "The Vegetarian", "Mongolian Mark", and "Flaming Trees". The first section is narrated by Yeong-hye's husband Mr. Cheong in the first person. The second section is narrated in third person focusing on Yeong-hye's brother-in-law, and the third section remains in third-person but focuses on her sister, In-hye, while sporadically speaking in the present tense.

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Babygarten

    April 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills.

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  2. 3-2-1 Blast Off!

    April 12, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    3-2-1 Blast Off Club is a program for children in grades 1-3; when children are more independent and able to listen to segments of an age appropriate chapter book read aloud, while coloring and enjoying a snack! Registration required.

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Tweens & Teens

  1. Mike Mullin: Author Visit & Writing Funshop

    April 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    This workshop will teach participants some tips and tricks for crafting their novel. An interactive “funshop” that includes group activities and LOTS of writing, participants should come ready to write, learn and interact. Each participant will leave with a plan for writing their own novel! Many Burlington teens will remember Mike from previous visits. The Ashfall series is a favorite here at the Burlington Public Library, and in many area schools. Come meet Mike and hear about his next book, Surface Tension, to be released in May 2018.

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