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Branch Locations

What’s Inside

Fall / Winter / Spring Hours

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ALDERSHOT 550 Plains Road East 905.333.9995 Monday Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 - 6 Thursday 10 - 9 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

Library Information

Teen/Tween Programs..............p.12-13 Children’s Programs................p. 16-22

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3040 Tim Dobbie Drive 905.634.3686 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

BRANT HILLS 2255 Brant Street 905.335.2209 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

CENTRAL 2331 New Street 905.639.3611 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (Summer) Closed

KILBRIDE Kilbride Public School 905.335.4011 Monday, Wednesday 6-9 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Closed Saturday 9 - noon Sunday Closed

NEW APPLEBY 676 Appleby Line 905.639.6373 Monday Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 - 6 Wednesday 10 - 9 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

TANSLEY WOODS 1996 Itabashi Way 905.336.5583 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (Summer) Closed Special/Holiday Closures Mon Fri Sun Sun Mon

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Join the library A library card is free for people who live, work, or attend school in Burlington, pay property taxes here, or live in Halton Region. Visit a branch to sign up. Bring two pieces of ID, one with your current address or proof of enrolment/employment.

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Most items have a 21-day loan period. An item usually can be renewed if no one is waiting for it. Return items to any BPL location. All branches (except Kilbride) have a 24-hour drop box for returns. eReaders must be returned to a check-out desk. A daily fine is charged when items are overdue and returned late. Fees are charged for lost or damaged library items. When you owe $35 or more, your account is sent to a collection agency and charged an administration fee. Visit for details.

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Arts, Culture & Heritage Using the Ancestry Database Tue May 9 10am-noon See page 8

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Buddhism Philosophy Wed February 15 | 1-3pm Reverend Christina Yanko explores the basic teachings attributed to the Buddha.

Creative Screenplay Writing Tuesdays: May 23, 30, June 6, 13 | 4-7.30pm Delve into practical day-to-day film production script writing with Gabriel Angi Dobos, screenplay writer, story consultant, and script doctor. 4-week class.

Genealogy Club Mondays: Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1 Explore your family history and develop in-depth research skills in our seminar-based genealogy club. You are R Housing Workshop welcome to bring your own tablet or laptop. Central Mondays: April 3, May 1, June 5 | 10.30-11.30am Writing Your Memoir Are you looking for an apartment or room to rent in Tuesdays: March 14 to April 18 | 6.30-8.30pm Halton? Do you have concerns with your landlord? Get Expand and hone your skills as a writer in just six weeks advice from Halton Housing Help. with life-long educator, Dorothy Palmer. Call 1.877.813.3363 to register. Central

Talks & Performances


Writers Circle Thursdays: Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18 | 7-8.30pm Share your writing with your peers and get feedback in a friendly and supportive group environment. No sign-up required. Brant Hills April is Poetry Month Officially declared by Mayor Rick Goldring on March 27, we celebrate poets past, present, and future. Watch for random acts of poetry, poetry contests, pop-up poetry, Haiku workshops, and more. Presented in partnership with Art Gallery of Burlington and A Different Drummer Books. Check for the most up-to-date information regarding poetry month. Poems of Reconciliation April 1 to 30 All month at Brant Hills, write a short poem about reconciliation to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Share your poems by submitting them for display. No sign up required. Brant Hills R

Haiku Workshop Tue April 25 | 7-8.30pm In celebration of Poetry Month, learn how to compose a traditional haiku. In partnership with the AGB & the Burlington Mundialization Committee Itabashi SubCommittee. Location: Art Gallery of Burlington Introduction to Genealogy Tue May 2 10am-noon


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An Evening with Michelle Bennett: Community Gardening Tue April 4 | 6.30-8.30pm Spend an evening with community gardener extraordinaire, Michelle Bennett. Learn all about Burlington’s community gardens and gain valuable gardening tips. Bring seeds to swap with fellow gardeners. Brant Hills

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Beans ’n’ Books Thu Mar 2 It’s Close to Midnight and Something Evil’s Lurking in the Dark Thu Apr 6 Evergreen Award Nominees Part 1 Thu May 4 Evergreen Award Nominees Part 2 2.15-4pm Sit ’n’ sip while hearing about intriguing books and staff recommendations. Income Tax Clinics Mon February 27 to May 1 | 9am-3pm Need a hand with your taxes? If your income is low and your tax situation is simple, Canada Revenue Agency volunteers can help you complete your income tax and benefit return. Visit for details. Drop-in, first come, first served.

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The Centre for Skills Development & Training has locations in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Mississauga.

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Movies are free, except where noted. First-come, first-seated. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Film descriptions at Doc*Side @Central Wed March 8 Wed April 26 Mon May 1

6.30pm 6.30pm 2pm

Chasing Niagara Al Purdy was Here The First Monday in May

Screeners @Central Showtime: 6.30pm Wed March 1 Manchester by the Sea Wed April 5 Lion Wed May 3 La La Land

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Throwback Thursday Classic Films @Central Showtime: 2pm unless noted. Thu March 9 Lawrence of Arabia (3 hours) Thu March 30 Gone with the Wind (4 hours) Thu April 6 The Dead Poets Society (6.30pm) Thu May 11 The Sound of Music (4 hours) Thu May 25 Wizard of Oz Thu June 8 Grey Gardens (doc) Thu June 22 Grey Gardens (film adaptation)


Roots of Freedom Travelling Exhibit February 13 to 17 | @All locations

National Canadian Film Day Wed April 19 We celebrate Canadian cinema with two free films! 11am Anne of Green Gables 2pm Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen


Visit for full program descriptions.

Screeners @Central: Race Wed February 8 | 6.30pm

EcoFilm Festival Showtime: 6.30pm $5/person; BurlingtonGreen members, free Wed March 22 Love Thy Nature Wed May 17 Water


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Doc*Side @Central: Journey to Justice Mon February 13 | 2pm R

In Their Footsteps: Celebrated Black Canadians Tue February 14 | 2-4pm Storytime Adventure with Za & Zoey Sat February 25 | 10.30-11am

Food & Health

Games & Social

Meditation Workshop Mondays: April 10 & 17 | 7-8pm Learn to meditate with the help of yogic transmission. No sign up required. Ages 18+. Brant Hills

Knit ’n’ Natter @Aldershot Every Saturday | 10-11.30am Bring your own supplies and get creative during this social group for beginning to advanced knitters.

Maximize Your Health™ Wednesdays: May 3 to June 7 | 9.30am-noon Learn strategies to live will with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, etc. Six-week program. Register online: In partnership with Mississauga Halton Self Management Program. Central

Knit ’n’ Natter @New Appleby Every Saturday | 10-11.30am A fun social group for beginning to advanced knitters. Knitting machine available March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24—try it out. Bring your yarn and walk away with a scarf. Drop in anytime. New Appleby

Brain Health Tuesdays: May 23, 30, June 6, 13 | 10.30am-noon Learn how to keep your brain healthy and strong during weekly sessions through video, activities, and lively discussions. Can bring your own device. New Appleby


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Kilbride Knitting Circle Mondays: Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15 | 6.30-8.30pm All ages and skill levels welcome. Drop in anytime. R Morning

Blend: Coffee & Crafts Wed May 11 | 10-11am Join us for coffee, conversation, and to make a beautiful piece of art for your home. Alton

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Click! Computer Classes $10/class, payable at registration. Visit for class descriptions MS Word I Thu March 2 6.30-8pm Thu May 18 6.30-8pm MS Word II Thu March 9 6.30-8pm Thu May 25 6.30-8pm MS Word III Thu March 16 6.30-8pm Thu June 1 6.30-8pm Basic Computer Skills Thu March 30 2-3.30pm MS Excel I Thu April 20 6.30-8pm MS Excel II Thu April 27 6.:30-8pm MS Excel III Thu May 4 6.30-8pm Managing Your Files Thu May 11 6.30-8pm


Self-Directed Click Thu April 6 | 2-3.30pm Choose one topic and work independently and at your own pace through an online tutorial: Facebook, Skype, Gmail, LinkedIn, or Internet Safety & Privacy. Library staff are there to help, if needed. Bring your own device or use a library computer. Prerequisite: Strong mousing/good typing skills and web searching. Central


Settlement Worker in the Library Central Fridays: March 3 to May 26 9.30am-4.30pm Alton Wednesdays: March 8, April 5, May 3, May 17 1-4.30pm

Introduction to Genealogy Tue May 2 | 10am-noon Develop the skills needed to research your heritage. Explore how to search your family history using various online resources. $10. Register in person. Prerequisite: strong mousing/typing skills and web searching. Central


If you are new to Canada and need help getting settled, talk to a visiting settlement worker. Call 905.464.3222 to register. Offered by HMC Connections.

Library on the Go! Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17 | 10-11am Learn how to download an eBook (May 3), magazine (May 10), or newspaper articles (May 17) onto your device using your library card. Attend just one or all! Brant Hills


Android Bootcamp Wednesdays: May 3 & 10 | 2-4pm Learn more about your Android Tablet. 2-week class. Tansley Woods


iPad Bootcamp Central Wed May 3 & May 10 10am-noon Tansley Woods Mon Apr 24 & May 1 2-4pm Learn more about your iPad during this 2-part class.


Using the Ancestry Database Tue May 9 | 10am-noon Learn how to search your family’s history using Ancestry Library Edition. $10. Register in person. Prerequisite: strong mousing/typing skills and web searching. Central

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Tech Help & Classes

Teen/Senior Tech Meet Up Alton Sat April 22 Central Sat March 18 New Appleby Sat May 13

10am-noon 1-4pm 1-4pm

Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop and learn how to use it with help from a teen volunteer. Call to register and tell us what type of device you will be bringing. Sign up for a 30-minute appointment or, space permitting, up to four consecutive appointments. R


Frauds & Scams Wed May 24 | 10.30-11.30am Learn how to combat frauds and scams. Presented in partnership with Halton Regional Police and Burlington Age Friendly Council. New Appleby Help for Seniors Seminar Tue May 30 | 7-8.30pm Learn about community services to help you stay independent at home, the costs (and what’s free), nonprofit housing, retirement homes and Long-Term Care. Central

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The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready Alton Wednesdays: Mar 22, April 19, May 31 1.30-4.30pm Central Fridays: Mar 31, Apr 28, May 26 10am- 1pm Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice taking the test during this one-day workshop. Call 905.464.3222 to register. ESL Conversation Circle Wednesdays: March 8 to May 31 | 7-8.30pm Become confident speaking English by talking with others. No sign up required. New Appleby


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• Family Responsibility Office

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• Ontario Disability Support Program • Services for Seniors • Ontario Photo Card • Accessible Parking Permit Services • Trillium Drug Program and other provincial questions and concerns.

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Make Magic with a Knitting Machine Wednesdays: March 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6-7pm Learn the basics of using a knitting machine. Basic hand knitting knowledge is required. Materials provided. 4-week class. Tansley Woods Laser Cutting 101 Sat Mar 4 9.30-11.30am Tue Mar 21 2-4pm Sat Apr 1 9.30-11.30am Tue Apr 18 2-4pm Fri Apr 21 9.30-11.30am Sat May 13 9.30-11.30am Tue May 23 2-4pm Learn about the equipment, materials and the basics of cutting or engraving your work. $25. Register in person. Central

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BookArts: Painted Cover Journal Sat April 8 | 1.30-4.30pm Learn the basics of using acrylic paint creatively and then use a simple bookbinding stitch to turn it into a set of two notebooks. $20. Register in person. Ages 18+ Brant Hills


Stained Glass Window Decals Thu April 13 | 6-8.30pm Put your colouring skills to use to create a one-of-a-kind decal. Use one of our templates or design your own. Tansley Woods


Intro to Cover Stitcher Tue April 25 | 6-8.30pm Find out how to create a professionally finished seam for a T-shirt with a cover stitcher. Use the cover stitcher in Serge a Spring Skirt. Fabric provided. $25. Register in person. Central


DIY Learn to Knit Thu April 27 | 10am-noon Learn the basics of knitting using online resources and our equipment. Beginners, please register for a spot. Those with some knowledge and their own equipment may drop in. All ages welcome! Central


Crochet a Granny Square Thu March 9 | 6.30-8.30pm Those with beginner knowledge of stitches, please register. Those with experience and their own equipment may drop in. Brant Hills


Intro to Serger Workshop Tuesdays: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4 | 6-8.30pm Do you sew and are now looking to learn how to use a serger? 3-week class. Fabric provided. $60. Register in person. Central


Stencil It! Sun March 12 | 1.30-4.30pm Artist Michael Wiens show you how to create and paint decorative signage using your own laser-cut mylar stencils. $35. Register in person. Central


Draw in 30 Days Book Club Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 | 6.30-8.30pm Take your drawing ability from blah to bam with just 30 short daily exercises! Experiment with digital drawing, too. $15. Register in person. Central


2D Design with Inkscape Wed March 22, Wed April 19 | 6.30-8.30pm Learn the basics of creating vector based art using the free program Inkscape. $10. Register in person. Central



Knit-Along Sat March 25 & Sat April 8 | 9.30-11.30am Join us for our first knit-along project—a winter hat knit in-the-round. Materials available for purchase. 2-part workshop. Central

Serge a Spring Skirt Saturdays: May 6 & May 13 | 1-4.30pm Using skills learned in Intro to Serger, create your own stylish skirt. 2-week class. Fabric provided. $45. Register in person. Central



Build a Bee Box Sat March 25 | 1-4pm Learn all about pollinators and native plants and then build a bee box to attract bees to your garden. Children under 6 years must bring an adult. $5. Register in person. Brant Hills

Bling It! Sun May 7 | 1.30-3.30pm Explore the exciting world of metal leafing furniture, home dĂŠcor, and artwork in the hands-on class. Instructor: Michael Wiens. $35. Register in person. Central


Paint Canada! Tue May 16 | 6.30-8.30pm Learn traditional methods of painting with acrylic paint and use colour to express what you love about Canada. Brant Hills


BookArts: Hand Stitched Collage Journal Sat May 20 | 1.30-4pm Make a hard cover journal and sew it together using traditional bookbinding skills. Ages 18+. Brant Hills


Ink It! Sun April 2 |1.30-3.30pm Ink and print woodblock designs using laser-cut templates. Instructor: Michael Wiens. $35. Register in person. Central


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Teen Programs

Teen programs are for youth ages 12-18, except where stated. Call the host location to sign up at least 2 days before the program is scheduled to run. All programs are free.

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Live Coding Fri February 3 | 9am-noon Fri April 28 | 1.30- 4.30pm Using code, learn how to create and improvise a musical performance in real time. 3-hour class


Web Design Saturdays: February 18, March 25, April 22 1.30-4.30pm Get an overview of HTML, CSS and basic JavaScript by creating a single page portfolio website. 3-hour class


WordPress Saturdays: February 25, April 29 1.30-4.30pm Get an overview of the WordPress content management system so you can create a website quickly and easily without any coding knowledge. 3-hour class

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Light Painting Fri February 3 | 1.30-4.30pm Learn to assemble hardware and use an Arduino to create a programmable paintbrush.


Fashionable Tech Sun February 19 1.30-4.30pm Fri April 28 9am-noon Gain an introduction to circuits and basic coding to design and create jewelry. 3-hour class


Dynamic Art Sundays: March 5, April 9 | 1.30-4.30pm Get an introduction to the Javascript language by learning how to generate designs and interactive experiences. 3-hour class


Teen Entrepreneurship Saturdays: March 25, April 22, May 27 | 2-3pm Want to learn to make money? Learn entrepreneurial skills over three sessions: how to sell yourself, how to sell your stuff, and how to sell your look. Register in person on day of program.


Design, Fabrication & Code Sat May 6 | 1.30-4.30pm Learn to design and build complex artistic objects using code, hardware, and fabrication tools. Prerequisite: Light Painting or Fashionable Tech


Game Design Sun May 7 | 1.30-4.30pm Create an interactive, nonlinear story that includes sound and graphics. Prerequisite: Web Design, Live Coding, or Dynamic Art are recommended.

Teen Lounge Wednesdays: March 1 to April 26 4.30-8pm Wednesdays: May 3 to 31 5.30-8pm This is your space! Bring your friends and play X-Box, table tennis, and board games. Drop in anytime. R

Teen Toastmasters Mondays: March 20 to May 8 | 7-8pm Do you get nervous speaking or presenting in public? Learn the crafts of public speaking and leadership during this 8-session weekly course. Presented by First Burlington Toastmasters. HYWire Youth Writing Workshop Thursdays: March 23, April 27, May 25 | 7-8.30pm Create original writing with guidance from experienced writers and performers in a relaxed and supportive space. Bring your own writing to share or just come ready to write. Run by Halton Youth Writers (HYWire) with a focus on spoken word and performance poetry. Drop in anytime.


Front End Development Sat May 13 | 1.30-4.30pm Create a WordPress theme using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Prerequisite: Web Design and WordPress.

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DIY PJ Shorts Thu March 16 | 1-5pm Sew your own pajama shorts without a pattern! Bring a pair of PJ shorts you like to wear, and we’ll supply the rest!

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Animation Exploration Sat March 25 | 1-3pm Learn techniques to draw your own animations in this hands-on workshop. Presented in partnership with the Burlington Mundialization Committee


Mom’s Day @Tansley Woods Sat May 13 | 2-3.30pm Whoever ‘Mom’ is to you—bring her along and pamper her with tea fun, nail art, massages, and a special keepsake gift, all done by you! Younger sibling 10+ can come with teen and mom.


My Dad & Me @Tansley Woods Sat June 10 | 2-3.30pm Whoever ‘Dad’ is to you—bring him along for science & food fun, games, a keepsake gift to create together, and much more. Younger sibling 10+ can come with teen and dad.

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Question, Discover, Create! Saturdays: March 4, April 1, May 6 | 11am-noon Do you wonder how math, science, geography, and art apply to real-world problems? Find out how you can use what you already know to ask important questions, discover new ideas, and work with others to create R solutions to every day challenges. Presented by McMaster Children & Youth University. Ages 7-14. Central Battle of the Fandoms @Alton Tue March 14 | 2-3pm Fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Marvel/DC—test your fandom knowledge during our trivia game. Coding Club @Alton Wednesdays: May 3 to May 24 | 4.30pm-5.30pm Learn coding using Scratch. 4-week class. Design and code your own Scratch Projects. No previous coding experience necessary. Age 10-13 Tween Interest Group (TWIG) @Brant Hills Tuesdays: March 28, April 25, May 30 | 6.30-8.30pm Make friends, share interests, and help to create library displays and drop-in activities. Every month you will be in charge of making something new! No sign-up required. Ages 10-13

Hour of Code @Tansley Woods Tue March 14 | 1-4pm Learn coding basics. Bring your own headphones. Ages 8-13. Limited seating. No sign up required. Jitterbug @Tansley Woods Wed March 15 | 2-3.30pm Use your creativity to make a mechanical “Jitterbug” to take home. Ages 10-13


Stained Glass Window Decals @Tansley Woods Sat April 22 | 1-3pm Create a one of a kind stained glass window decal. Use one of our templates, or design your own! Ages 8-13


Tween Writers Circle @Tansley Woods Fri Apr 28 & Sat Apr 29 | 1-3pm Create your own short fiction with guidance from library staff and support from your peers. Two-week workshop.

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Challenger Baseball is program a pr sponsored sponsor by Baseball Canada and Baseball Ontario that provides an opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Baseball games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept. “Buddies� are assigned (one on one, where possible) to each participant to assist the Challenger player with their involvement in the game. Register at

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Toddler Storytime Wednesdays: January 11 to March 1 Wednesdays: March 22 to April 26 Wednesdays: May 17 to June 14 10.30-11am Family Storytime Fridays: March 24 to April 28 (except April 14) Fridays: May 19 to June 16 10.30-11am

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Family Storytime Tuesdays: March 21 to April 25 Tuesdays: May 16 to June 13 10.30-11am


Jammie Time Stories Mondays: March 20 to April 24 Mondays: May 15 to June 12 (except May 22) 6-6.30pm

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Small Oneders Thursdays: March 23 to April 20 Thursdays: May 18 to June 15 9.30-10am

Toddler Storytime Thursdays: January 12 to March 2 Thursdays: March 23 to April 17 Thursdays: May 18 to June 15 10-10.30am

Tales for Twos Thursdays: January 12 to March 2 Thursdays: March 23 to April 20 Thursdays: May 18 to June 15 10.30-11am

Family Storytime Tuesdays: January 10 to February 28 Tuesdays: March 21 to April 25 Tuesdays: May 16 to June 13 10-10.30am

Family Storytime Fridays: January 13 to March 3 Fridays: March 24 to April 28 (except April 14) Fridays: May 19 to June 16 9.30-10am


Family Storytime Fridays: January 13 to March 3 Fridays: March 24 to April 28 (except April 14) Fridays: May 19 to June 16 10.30-11am


Family Storytime Mondays: March 20 to April 24 Mondays: May 15 to June 12 (except May 22) 9.30-10am


Family Storytime Mondays: March 20 to April 24 Mondays: May 15 to June 12 (except May 22) 10.30-11am



Family Storytime Tuesdays: March 21 to April 25 Tuesdays: May 16 to June 13 9.30-10am


Central Baby Rhyme Time Tuesdays: March 21 to April 25 Tuesdays: May 16 to June 13 10-10.30am Small Oneders Thursdays: January 12 to March 2 Thursdays: March 23 to April 20 Thursdays: May 18 to June 15 10-10.30am Tales for Twos Wednesdays: January 11 to March 1 Wednesdays: March 22 to April 26 Wednesdays: May 17 to June 14 10-10.30am Preschool Storytime Mondays: March 20 to April 24 Mondays: May 15 to June 12 (except May 22) 10-10:30am Family Storytime Saturdays: March 25 to April 29 Saturdays: May 20 to June 17 10.30-11am

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Family Storytime Thursdays: January 12 to March 2 Thursdays: March 23 to April 20 Thursdays: May 18 to June 15 10.30-11am Family Storytime Fridays: January 13 to March 3 Fridays: March 24 to April 28 (except April 14) Fridays: May 19 to June 16 10.30-11am

Tansley Woods Baby Rhyme Time Thursdays: January 12 to March 2 Thursdays: March 23 to April 20 Thursdays: May 18 to June 15 10-10.30am Small Oneders Wednesdays: January 11 to March 1 Wednesdays: March 22 to April 26 Wednesdays: May 17 to June 14 10.30-11am Tales for Twos Mondays: March 20 to April 24 Mondays: May 15 to June 12 (except May 22) 10-10.30am Preschool Storytime Tuesdays: March 21 to April 25 Tuesdays: May 16 to June 13 10-10.30am Family Storytime Wednesdays: January 11 to March 1 Wednesdays: March 22 to April 26 Wednesdays: May 17 to June 14 9.30-10am

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Throwback Thursday Classic Film: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 2pm A 1967 comedy-drama starring Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn. Central

Roots of Freedom Travelling Exhibit All locations

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Journey to Justice 2pm This National Film Board documentary pays tribute to six African Canadians who took racism to court in the fight for Black civil rights. Free. Central

In Their Footsteps: Celebrated Black Canadians R 2-4pm Channon A. Oyeniran discusses Black Lives Matter within Canada, and explores the lives of prominent Black Canadians, including Viola Desmond. Presented in partnership with the Ontario Black History Society. Registration required. Central

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Race 6.30pm Biographical sports drama film (2016) about African American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Central

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Storytime Adventure with Za & Zoey 10.30-11am Learn about exciting foods and cultures from around the world in the book series Za & Zoey Food Adventures by Burlington chef and author Patience Chirisa, our guest storyteller. Meet Hannah and Heather, the real Za and Zoey, too! Central

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Children’s Programs

All programs are FREE and geared to ages 6 to 12, expect where stated. Registration is required for many programs. Call to register.

Puppy Love! Beyond Sit & Stay: Dogs in Our Service March 6 to April 28 Did you know that our best friend could also be our biggest helper? Learn about the many ways dogs assist humans—from service to therapy to detection—at this travelling exhibit developed by Halton Region. Central R

Paws 4 Stories Kids read one-on-one for 20 minutes to a St. John Ambulance therapy dog and trainer to gain confidence reading. Limited space. Ages 6-10 Aldershot Saturdays: March 11 to May 6 (except April 15) 1-1.20pm, 1.30-1.50pm Central Session 1: Thursdays: April 6 to April 27 Session 2: Thursdays: May 4 to May 25 4.15-4.35pm and 4.45-5.05pm New Appleby Tuesdays: April 4 to 25 Tuesdays: May 9 to 30 4.30-4.50pm, 5-5.20pm Tansley Woods Session 1: Wednesdays: April 5 to April 26 Session 2: Wednesdays: May 3 to May 24 6.30-6.50pm and 7-7.20pm

March Break at the library

PA Day Fun! Once upon a time… Fri April 28 | 10am-2pm Once upon a time, on a PA Day, families from all over came out to play. Imagine! Just open a book and you can go anywhere, be anyone, and do anything! Where does your imagination take you? Join us for a day filled with princes, princesses, dragons, and fairies, with fun activities for all. Drop-in Comic Book Day Sat May 6 | 10am-2pm Annual celebration of comics featuring free comics and activities. Drop-in

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Aldershot Family Fun ’n’ Games Fridays: March 10 & April 28 | Noon-4pm Bored at home? Come play with us: board games, puzzles, and LEGO®. Drop in

Alton Fun Fridays Fridays: March 3 to June 2 (except Mar 17 & Apr 14) 1.30-2.30pm Toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups join ROCK/ OEYC staff, library staff and public health nurses for active play. Drop in any time.


Eggstravaganza Sat April 8 | 10am-1pm Make cotton ball bunnies and chicks, decorate an egg, and then try the obstacle course and complete the scavenger hunt. Do this to get tickets to win a yummy chocolate prize. Drop in anytime. All ages welcome.

Family Movie Matinee Saturdays: March 4 to May 27 | 1-3pm FREE family-friendly matinee movie. Call or check website for film title. Kids age 12 and under must bring an adult. No sign-up required. Limited seating on a first-come basis. Sat-ART-Day Saturdays: March 4 to May 27 (except Apr 8, Apr 15 & May 20) 10.30-11.30am Grab your friends and family and create some art using supplies from our Loose Parts table. Drop in anytime. R

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The Great Big Sip Wed March 22 | 10.30-11am Learn how water does wonders and end with a synchronized “sip” to celebrate. No sign-up required. Families welcome! In partnership with Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

Wind Chimes Sat April 1 | 2-3pm Create music with a unique mobile fashioned out of cutlery and stained glass pieces. Earth Day Sat April 22 | 10am-4pm Plant seeds in creative eco-friendly containers using recycled materials. Drop-in anytime. Ages 3-12

Emoji Pillow Fri March 10 | 11-11.45am Create a cool Emoji Pillow (no sewing required). Ages 6+ Let’s Go Emoji Fri March 10 | 2-4pm Create fun and exciting Emoji crafts and games. Drop in.

Blow off Some STEAM Tuesdays: March 28 to April 25 and May 16 to June 6 4.30-5.15pm We bring fun to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! Register in person day of program. Ages 6-10


Pokémon Club Sat April 29 | 10-11am Compare your latest catches and participate in Pokémon card activities. Bring your own Pokémon cards to participate. Ages 6-8 Science May-hem Sat May 13 | 10am-12pm Get ready to fizz, bubble, and make a mess with cool science experiments! Drop in anytime. Ages 6-10

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Tinker Lab Wednesdays: March 1 to April 26 (except March 15) 4-4.45pm Explore simple science concepts and build using our LEGO®, Makedo™ & more! Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Drop in anytime. R



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Sew It! Candy Wrapper Pouches Sun March 5 | 1.30-3.30pm Learn step-by-step how to sew a cloth-lined, zippered pouch made from popular candy treats. Ages 9+ All Dolled Up Tea Party Sun March 26 | 1.30-4pm In this parent/child program, learn how to sew an A-line dress and accessories for your 18-inch doll (American Girl style). And then, celebrate your creation with a nut-free snack and juice at our tea party. Ages 8+ Central’s Coding Club: Animation Tuesdays: March 28 to May 16 | 4-5pm Learn the basics of coding using a web-based version of Scratch. 8 weeks. Design and program your own video games using code and computer science. No previous computer experience is necessary. Ages 8-12 Mini Music Makers Fridays: April 7 to April 28 (except April 14) | 10-10.30am Come out and join us for some interactive and imaginative music and movement fun. Ages 1+ with caregiver. No sign-up required. Let’s Get Dirty Mon April 17 | 11am-noon Jump-start your garden—come in and plant with us! No sign-up required. All ages welcome. Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Tinker Lab: What’s in Your Garden? Wednesdays: May 3 to May 31 | 4-4.45pm Let’s get dirty! Dig into the science of gardening: plant seeds, test soil, experiment with soil erosion, learn the parts of a plant and more. Drop in anytime. Ages 5+. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment Fund Messy Mini Makers Fridays: May 5 to May 26 | 10-11am Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and creative techniques. Drop in. Ages 1+ with an adult caregiver. Drop in anytime.

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March/April/May 2017 - Children’s Programs

Family Read Book Club Sundays: March 19 to April 9 | 2-3pm It’s our first One Book One Burlington Family Read, launched in celebration of Canada’s 150th. We’ll read aloud and discuss the beloved Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Families of all ages welcome. Eggs-citing Crafternoon Sat Apr 15 | 2-4pm Create 3D Easter eggs and basket crafts. Drop in anytime. Recycle-A-Thon Mon Apr 17 | 2-4pm Celebrate our Earth by recycling trash into springtime treasures. Drop in anytime. Ages 5+


LED Mother’s Day Cards Sat May 6 | 2-3.30pm Make your Mom a card that will light up her eyes! Science May-hem Sat May 13 | 10am-noon Get ready to fizz, bubble, and make a mess with cool science experiments! Drop in anytime.


Theresa and Bob received $650* when they replaced their old central heating and cooling systems. Better yet, now that the installation is complete, they will be saving up to $325† a year on their electricity costs. With as much as 60% of your annual energy costs going towards heating and cooling your home, it makes sense to invest in energy-efficient central heating and cooling systems. With the HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE, you can receive up to $650 on eligible replacement central heating systems and ENERGY STAR® qualified central cooling systems purchased from and installed by a participating contractor.

For a helpful checklist and to find participating contractors, visit or call 1-877-797-9473 today. Subject to additional terms and conditions found at *Incentives are available for installation of eligible equipment completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 and submitted no later than Feb. 1 of the following calendar year. Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a participating contractor. $250 incentive with the purchase and installation of an eligible furnace. $250 OR $400 incentive with the purchase and installation of an eligible central air conditioner system. † Annual electricity cost savings are estimated based on past program experience. Actual savings may vary. Funded by the Independent Electricity System Operator and offered by Burlington Hydro Inc. OMOfficial Mark adopted and used by the Independent Electricity System Operator. Used under licence.

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BPL Guide Spring 2017  

Burlington Public Library's Spring 2017 guide with programs and events for March/April/May.

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