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BPL Summer 2017


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Branch Locations

What’s Inside


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


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 (July 1 to Thanksgiving) 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 (July 1 to Thanksgiving) Closed

Library Information

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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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Adult Programs Arts, Culture & Heritage R

R Registration is required.

Writers Circle

Honouring the Truth: Reconciliation in Burlington

Thursdays: June 22, July 20, Aug 17 | 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

Mon May 15 | 7-8.30pm With support from local Indigenous peoples, panelists and audience explore how we can prioritize reconciliation and inclusion to build a more welcoming, aware, and healthy Burlington. Central R

Playwrights Guild of Canada Readings

Presented in partnership with Playwrights Guild of Canada and supported by Canada Council for the Arts. Please note: these are readings, not performances. (See also page 16)

The Business of Writing



The Jew from Three Rivers by Lawrence Aronovitch / Drama The true story of Ezekiel Hart, the first Jew elected to public office in the British Empire in 1807.

Ikebani Flower Arranging Workshop

Say Ginger Ale by Marcia Johnson / Comedy

Nadia is happy to call Canada home, so why does everyone think she’s pining for Jamaica? Find out what’s in store for Nadia when she takes a trip back “home.”

Tue June 13 | 2-3.30pm Learn the Japanese art of arranging flowers. $5. Register in person. In partnership with the Mundialization Committee-Itabashi Subcommittee. Central R

Opera for Everyone: Opera 101 | Wed June 14

2-3.30pm Sabatino Vacca, Artistic Director, Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, presents an interactive discussion on opera for beginners. Hear about this powerful art form, presented along with performances by a professional opera singer. Call to register. Central R

How to Write Great Characters | Sat June 17

10am-3.30pm Brian Henry shares techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. $49 in advance; $53 day of program. Register at Central


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The Play’s the Thing | Sat July 8 | 1-3.30pm

Three professional Canadian playwrights read from their original works and share their passion for their art. Call to register. Tansley Woods

Thu June 8 | 7-8.30pm Traditional vs self-publishing— get your questions answered. Instructor: Local author Melodie Campbell. Call to register. Brant Hills

‘lady in the red dress’ by David Yee / Drama

Max, a lawyer, is losing his mind. In one nightmarish week he has been shot, punched, stabbed, had a heart attack, and is having conversations with dead men. A modern-day noir about secrets and consequences. R

Luba, Simply Luba

Tue July 18 | 6-8pm By turns hilarious and heart-rending, playwright Diane Flacks reads from her one-woman show about one of Canada’s most beloved comedic actors, told through the voices of 40+ characters. Call to register. Tansley Woods

Books R

Beans ’n’ Books | Thu June 1 | 2.15-4pm

Theme: Indigenous Voices. Books by Indigenous authors and/or about Indigenous issues. Guest speaker: Jane Burning, traditional Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper. Call to register. Central

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Get free assistance with all your job search and career planning needs.Visit our employment resource centres.

Get trained and job-ready in less than six months in construction, electrical and millwright/machinist fields.

Get support in settling into the community, finding work in your field and improving English language skills.

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

Call: 905-333-3499 or visit:

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Adult Programs

R Registration is required.


Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Film descriptions at R

EcoFilm Fest: Bikes vs Cars

Throwback Thursday Classic Films @Central

The Girl on the Train Book to Film Discussion

Screeners @Central

Wed June 7 | 6.30-8.30pm A gripping documentary about the lives of pro-cycling activists and what they are doing globally to influence how cities are built. Presented by Burlington Halton Green Screens. $5 for non-members; Burlington Green Members free. Register at Central R

Showtime: 2pm / FREE Thu June 8 The Great Escape* (1963; PG) 3 hours Thu June 22 Amadeus* (1984; PG) 3 hours Thu July 6 The Sting (1973; PG) Thu Aug 10 West Side Story (1961; unrated) 2.5 hours Thu Aug 24 Dr. Zhivago (1965; unrated) 3.5 hours * Replaces the previously advertised film.

Tue July 18 | Film 2-4pm; Discussion. 4-4.30pm Come to this eagerly awaited film adaptation and stay for a discussion on film vs book. Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, a divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. 2016 - Rated R. Call to register. Central

Games & Social

Showtime: 6.30pm / FREE Wed June 14 Moonlight (2016; R) Tue July 11 Fences (2016; PG-13) Tue Aug 8 Hidden Figures (2016; PG)

Talks & Performances R

Wed May 24 | 6.30-8pm Learn how to write a plan to guide your business and take away examples of templates. Call Region of Halton Business Centre to register, 1.866.442.5866/905.825.6000. Central

Knit 'n' Natter

Aldershot Saturdays: June 3 to August 26 10-11.30am Central Saturdays: May 6 to August 26 10-11.30am Bring your own supplies and get creative in this social group for beginning to advanced knitters. No sign up required. Aldershot R


Housing Workshop

Mondays: July 10, Aug 14, Sep 11 | 10.30-11.30am Are you looking for an apartment or room to rent in Halton? Do you have concerns with your landlord? Get advice from Halton Housing Help. Call 1.877.813.3363 to register. Central

Ladies Night Out

Wed June 7 | 7-8.30pm Join us for coffee and conversation while making a beautiful piece of art. All supplies provided. Call to register. Alton

Your Business Plan


The Big Reveal

One Book One Burlington 2017

Sat June 10 10am-2pm Grab your yarn, needles, and hooks – and join us for Burlington’s biggest knit/crochet-in. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy crafting in the park! Drop in anytime. Rain plan: 2nd floor Central Library

Wed June 21 | 2-3.30pm We launch our 11th edition with a very special Big Reveal. Call to register for this exciting event. Limited seating. Great programs are planned for the fall, wrapping up with one really big author event in November. Keep current with One Book news: sign up for BPL’s online monthly newsletter, follow us on social media, visit Central

Kilbride Knitting Circle

Canada 150 Family Read

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Mondays: June 19, July 17, Aug 21 | 6.30-8.30pm A fun social group for beginning to advanced knitters. All ages and skill levels welcome. Drop in.


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In celebration of Canada 150, we invite you and your family to read a great Canadian classic for all ages: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s timeless tale, Anne of Green Gables. Throughout 2017, watch for special “Anne” events at BPL.

HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE Tell nosey Bob, he’s also eligible to receive up to $650* for replacing his old central heating and cooling systems.

More importantly, once the installation is complete, he could be saving up to $325† a year on his electricity costs. 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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Adult Programs Tech Help & Classes R

Sat June 10 | 1-3.30pm Bring your device and learn how to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks using the Overdrive app. Please download Overdrive prior to program. No sign up required. Tansley Woods R

iPad Bootcamp

Thursdays: July 6 & July 13 | 10am-noon Learn more about your iPad during this 2-part class. Participants must attend both sessions. Call to register. Central

Borrow eBooks with Overdrive


Android Bootcamp

Wednesdays: Aug 2 & Aug 9 | 6-8pm Learn more about your Android Tablet. Call to register. 2-session class. Tansley Woods

Click! Basic Computer Skills Camp

Mon June 19 to Thu June 22 | 9.30-11am For those new to computers, learn the basics of using your computer, the Windows 10 operating system, and using the internet. $25. Register in person. 4-day class. Central

R Registration is required.

New to Canada R

Settlement Worker in the Library

@Alton Wednesdays: June 14, 28, July 12, Aug 9, 23 1.30-4.30pm @Central Fridays: June 2 to August 25 9.30am-4.30pm If you are new to Canada and need help getting settled, talk to a visiting settlement worker. Offered by HMC Connections. Call 905.464.3222 to register.


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The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready

@ Alton Wed July 26 1.30-4.30pm @Central Fridays: June 30, July 28, Aug 25 10am-1pm Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice taking the test during this one-day workshop. Call 905.464.3222 to register.

R Registration is required.

Eleanor McMahon, MPP Burlington

Please feel free to contact my office if you have questions about provincial issues including:

Dr. Bruce Gardner & Associates Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

905.632.3633 Welcoming New Patients!

• Birth Certificates • Death Certificates

• ZOOM in office bleaching as seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover

• Marriage Certificates

• Children’s Game room

• Family Responsibility Office

• General Anesthesia for patients who require or prefer it

• 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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Adult Programs Make It – Do It Yourself

R Registration is required.

Ideaworks Studio Open Studio

Drop in and explore the maker space, use the equipment and be creative. See the website for dates/times. Note that completion of Laser Cutting 101 is required to use the laser cutter. Central R

Laser Cutting 101

Sat June 10 9.30-11.30am Tue June 20 2-4pm Sat July 8 9.30-11.30am Tue July 18 2-4pm Tue August 1 2-4pm Sat August 19 9.30-11.30am Learn about the equipment, materials and the basics of cutting or engraving your work. $25. Register in person. Central

Fibre Arts Open Studio

Saturdays: June 3, 17, July 15, 29, Aug 12, 26 9.30am-noon Calling all makers! Bring your projects and ideas to the maker space or try out some of ours. Use our sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and staff knowledge to make your vision come to life. See the website for dates/times. Drop in. Central


Wed June 14 | 6.30-8pm Learn useful watercolour techniques during this step-by-step workshop of a birch tree forest. All skill levels welcome. Each participant takes home a 9�x12" painting. $15. Register in person. Brant Hills R






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Sew a Tote Bag

Wed July 18 | 6.30-8.30pm Learn to sew a cloth tote bag for your beach gear or library books. $20. Fee includes supplies. Register in person. R

Colour & Create Greeting Cards

Sat July 22 | 2.30-4.30pm Catch hold of the adult colouring craze! Bring your own colouring sheets or use ours. Colour in your creation and learn how to design your own greeting cards. Call to register. Central

BookArts: A Voyageur's Notebook

Sat June 10 | 1.30-4.30pm Construct your own Canadian themed leather-bound note book with embellishments that pay tribute to travels of the voyageur. Instructor: Stuart Hill, bookbinder $20. Register in person. Ages 18+. Brant Hills

2D Design with Inkscape

Thu July 13 | 6.30pm-8.30pm Learn the basics of creating vector based digital art using the free program Inkscape. $10. Register in person. Central

Serge a Canada-themed Picnic Blanket

Tuesdays: June 6 & 13, August 15 & 22 | 6-8.30pm Learn basic serger skills to make a waterproof blanket for summertime picnics. $40. Fee includes supplies. Register in person. 2-session class. Central

Stencil It!

Sat June 17 | 1-4pm Local artist Michael Wiens shows you how to create and paint decorative signage user laser-cut Mylar stencils. $35. Register in person. Central

BookArts Open Studio

Wednesdays: June 7, 21, July 5, 19, Aug 2, 16, 30 5.30-8.30pm An informal meet-up to share bookbinding techniques and personal projects with a master bookbinder. Participants must first take any BPL BookArts course to attend. Drop in. Ages 18+. Brant Hills

Birch Tree Watercolour Painting Workshop


Hand Stitched Collage Journal

Tue August 8 | 5.30-8.30pm Make a hard cover journal and sew it together using traditional bookbinding skills. Call to register. Ages 18+. Central

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Teen Programs Teen programs are for youth 13-18, except where noted. Call the host location to sign up at least 2 days before the program is scheduled to run. All programs are FREE.

Take Flight and Write | June 1 to July 31

Calling all Burlington teen writers! Show off your creative talents and enter a short story or poem into our annual writing contest. All entries are judged by published authors and winners receive cash prizes. Get contest details and the official entry form at your local branch or download from our website. Submissions accepted June 1 to July 31. For students in grades 7 through 12.

R Registration is required.

Exam Cram | June 17 to 28


Do you need a quiet place to focus and study for final exams? Drop by during library open hours for individual and group study spaces, treats giveaways, and Wi-Fi access.

Intergenerational Stories | Tue July 11 | 2-4pm

Would you like to volunteer with seniors in our community? Join us to discuss this opportunity. Learn their stories and tell your own. Drop in anytime.

Exam Cram Puppy Room

Feeling stressed? Stop by the library for a visit with our canine friends from St. John Ambulance! Drop in anytime. Central Mon June 19 6.30-7.30pm Tansley Woods Tue June 20 6.30-7.30pm

Teen Open Studio

Thursdays: August 3 to 17 | 2-4pm Bring your creativity and interest in technology. Learn how to use a sewing machine, laser cutter and vinyl cutter, or just join us to do some drawing and painting. Drop in anytime.

Read for the Win | June 24 to August 26

Pick up a checklist, complete tasks, and be entered to win. With every ballot entered receive $1 off your library fines. Grand prizes include: gift certificates to Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, Mapleview Mall, Cineplex, and Indigo, and passes to Aerosport Park, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Royal Ontario Museum, and the Ontario Science Centre. Drop in anytime.

Aldershot R

Tansley Woods R

Whoever ‘Dad’ is to you…bring them along for science & food fun, games, a keep-sake gift to create together, and much more. Younger sibling 10+ can come with teen and Dad. Call to register. R

Mehndi Mania | Wed July 19 | 3-4pm

Brant Hills Paint Canada! | Tue July 18 | 6.30-8.30 pm

Learn traditional methods of painting with acrylic paint and use colour to express what you love about Canada. Call to register.


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Teen Advisory Board (TAB) @Tansley Woods

Thu July 6 3-4.30pm Sat Aug 5 11am-12.30pm Come to this info session to find how you can have a say about the collections and programs available to teens at the library. Gain a sense of pride, responsibility, and valuable work/volunteer experience by serving the community. Call to register.

Body art by YOU! Create your own henna tattoos. Call to register.


My Dad & Me | Sat June 17 | 2-3.30pm


Animation Exploration | Wed August 2 | 2-4pm

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn techniques to draw your own animations. Call to register. Presented in partnership with the Burlington Mundialization Committee.

Tween Programs

R Registration is required.

Tween programs are for youth 10-12, except where noted. Call the host location to sign up at least 2 days before the program is scheduled to run. All programs are FREE.

Alton R

Battle of the Fandoms | Thu August 17


Try out the BPL Escape Room designed for families with youth ages 10-12. Groups of 4-6 people (including an adult) recommended. Call to sign up for one hourly session. Alton Thu August 24 Start times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm Alton Fri August 25 Start times: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm Central Wed July 12 Start times: Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm New Appleby Wed August 9 Start times: 10.30, 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm

2-3.30pm Fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Marvel/DC—test your fandom knowledge during our trivia game. Call to register. Ages 10-12

Brant Hills Tween Interest Group (TWIG) @ Brant Hills

Tuesdays: June 27, July 25, Aug 29 | 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 R

Write On! Canada 150 Edition

Hour of Code | Thu July 27 | 2-3pm

June 1 to July 31 Short story writing contest for Tweens. Details and entry form at

Star Wars Fandom Day | Wed Aug 16 | 2-4pm

Central (continued)

Learn coding basics using Star Wars, Frozen or Minecraft activities. Call to register. Ages 10-12 R

Calling all Star Wars fans! Do crafts, greet, and compete. Wear a costume if you want, and come to the Light Side. Call to register. Ages 10-12


Sew a Canada Day Headband | Sun June 25 | 1.30-4.30pm Get ready to celebrate Canada’s birthday in style. Learn to sew a custom red & white headband. All materials provided. Call to register. Ages 10-12


Waterworks | Fri August 18 | 2-4pm

Explore the amazing world of water. What is it? When is it safe to drink? Experiment with filters and charcoal to clean water and take a look at it through a microscope. Drop in anytime. Ages 10-12. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment Fund

The Artful Cupcake | Wed July 5 | 10.30-11.30am Learn the art of cupcake decorating from the mother/ daughter team behind Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. Call to register. Ages 10-12

DIY Learn to Crochet

Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19 | 10.30am-noon Learn the basics of crochet while creating a stylish headband or scarf. Each session is limited to six beginners. Those continuing from previous weeks may also attend. No sign up required. Ages 10-12

Coding Club | August 14 to 17 | 2-3pm

Learn coding basics using a web-based version of Scratch. Design and program your creation using code and computer science. No previous computer experience necessary. Call to register. Plan to attend all four 1-hour sessions. Ages 10-12

Central R

Escape Quest

Tansley Woods R

Gassy Science: The Return of Dr. Dorfminster Thu August 10 | 2-3.30pm Snap! Crackle! Pop! Interesting things can happen with basic kitchen chemistry. Dr. Dorfminster shares cool stuff and everyone gets a rocket! Call to register. Ages 10-12

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thing in common Walt Disney • H. Ross Perot • Bob Hope Ed Sullivan • Danny Thomas • John Wayne Bing Crosby • Jimmy Durante • Dwight D. Eisenhower • Herbert Hoover • Ed Sullivan Martin Luther King Jr. • Harry S. Truman Isaac Asimov • Carl Sandburg • Tom Brokaw Wayne Gretzky • Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Warren Buffett • Jackie Robinson These famous personalities all started their careers


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Children’s Programs Ready, Set, School @ Central

Mondays: July 3 to Aug 21 (except Aug 7) | 10-11am More than preschool storytime! The focus is on developing social, emotional, and literacy skills that will help children transition into kindergarten. No sign-up required. Ages 3-5

Reading & Maker Buddies July 3 to August 25

Brant Hills

Toddler Storytime

Family Storytime

Family Storytime


Wed: July 5 to Aug 23 10.30-11am

Tuesdays: July 4 to August 22 10am-10.30am

Fridays: July 7 to August 18 10.30-11am


Family Storytime

Wednesdays: July 5 to August 23 10.30-11am


Register in person day of program.


Preschool Storytime

Thursdays: July 6 to August 24 9.30-10am

Times and locations to be confirmed

Reading & Maker Buddies is a free 21st century literacy support program that helps to inspire and foster a love of reading and Science-Technology-EngineeringArt-Mathematics (STEAM) skill development. Children in grades 2 to 5 are paired with teen volunteers for one-on-one support. It is not a tutoring service. For more information, call 905.639.3611 ext 1220.



Family Storytime

Mondays: July 3 to August 21 (except Aug 7) | 10.30-11am R

Family Storytime

Thursdays: July 6 to August 24 10.30-11am R

New Appleby Family Storytime

Thursdays: July 6 to August 24 10.30-11am

Tansley Woods Family Storytime

Wednesdays: July 5 to August 23 10-10.30am For June storytimes, see Spring BPL Guide.

Playwrights Guild of Canada Readings Presented in partnership with Playwrights Guild of Canada and supported by Canada Council for the Arts in celebration of Canada 150. Please note: these are readings, not performances. Call to register. Ages 6+

The Giant’s Garden | Tue July 11

Central 10am-noon Tansley Woods 1-3pm Deep in The Deep Dark Forest, hidden beyond The Stream of Sorrows, lies The Giant’s Garden. But what happens when the garden’s magic threatens the world? This tale of bravery and friendship is read by playwrights Scott White and Peter Fenton.

Wanda T. Grimsby, Detective: The Case of Stolen Time

Thu July 13 Alton 1-3pm Tansley Woods 10am-noon Someone or something has stolen time and only 12-year old Wanda T. Grimsby, Adventurer/Detective Extraordinaire and a crazy cast of characters can put time back where it belongs! Read by playwright Melissa Major.


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Alligator Pie by D. Lee Giraffe and Bird by R. Bender Grumpy Bird by J. Tankard I Know Here by L. Croza I Want my Hat Back by J. Klassen If Kids Ruled the World by L. Bailey If You Hold a Seed by E. MacKay In the Tree House by A. Larsen Mortimer by R. Munsch Oh, Canada! by P. Gürth Owls See Clearly at Night by J. Flett Perfect Snow by B. Reid Red is Best by K. Stinson Scaredy Squirrel by M. Watt Shi-shi-etko by N. Campbell Snap! by H. Hutchins Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by D. Daniel Something from Nothing by P. Gilman Stella, Star of the Sea by M. L. Gay Stop, Thief! by H. Tekavec The Busy Beaver by N. Oldland The Hockey Sweater by R. Carrier The Princess and the Pony by K. Beaton Willow’s Smile by L. Button Zoe and the Fawn by C. Jameson



A Day of Signs and Wonder by K. Pearson And Then It Happened by M. & L. Wade Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery Avis Dolphin by F. Wishinsky Clover’s Luck by K. George Everyday Hero by K. Cherry Fatty Legs by C. Jordan-Fenton From Anna by Jean Little Lost in the Backyard by A. Hughes Lost in the Barrens by F. Mowat Red Wolf by J. Dance Silverwing by K. Oppel Speechless by J. Mook-Sang The Best Mistake Mystery by S. McNicoll The Cat at The Wall by D. Ellis The Cremation of Sam McGee by R. W. Service The End of the Line by S. McKay The Hunter’s Moon by O. R. Melling The Nameless City by F.E. Hicks The Night Gardener by J. Auxier The Secret World of Og by P. Burton The Summoning by K. Armstrong The Swallow: A Ghost Story by C. Cotter This Can’t Be Happening! by G. Korman P I C K S to Canada by B. Smucker Underground



Read Canadian, eh!

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, BPL staff compiled a (very long) list of our favourite Canadian books written for kids, teens, and adults. From classic & cozy reads to blockbuster novels – check out our 150 finalists at


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Alice, I Think by S. Juby All the Rage by C. Summers Blood Red Road by M. Young Calvin by M. Leavitt Camelot Burning by K. Rose Camp X by E. Walters Essex County by J. Lemire Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston Fate of Flames by S. Raughley Flickers by A. Slade Hark! A Vagrant by K. Beaton Hold Fast by K. Major Indian Horse by R. Wagamese Ink by A. Sun Jane, the Fox, & Me by F. Britt Karma by C. Ostlere One in Every Crowd by I. Coyote Scars by C. Rainfeld Seraphina by R. Hartman The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery The Emperor of Any Place by T. WynneJones The Scorpion Rules by E. Bow This One Summer by M. Tamaki Tisha by R. Specht We Are All Made of Molecules by S. Nielsen


A Fine Balance by R. Mistry A Secret Music by S. Doherty Hannaford Above All Things by T. Rideout All My Puny Sorrows by M. Toews And Also Sharks by J. Westhead Apples to Oysters by M. Webb Baltimore’s Mansion by W. Johnston Barney’s Version by M. Richler Beach Strip by J. Lawrence Reynolds Birdie by T. Lindberg Black Apple by J. Crate Clara Callan by R. B. Wright Coke Machine Glow by G. Downie David and Goliath by M. Gladwell Emancipation Day by W. Grady Far to Go by A. Pick Fifth Business by R. Davies Forgiveness by M. Sakamoto Generation X by D. Coupland In the Skin of a Lion by M. Ondaatje Invisible North by A. Shimo It’s a Good Life, if You Don’t Weaken by Seth Late Nights on Air by E. Hay Life of Pi by Y. Martel Lives of Girls and Women by A. Munro Milk and Honey by R. Kaur Monkey Beach by E. Robinson No Great Mischief by A. MacLeod Not Wanted on the Voyage by T. Findley Obasan by J. Kogawa Requiem by F. Itani Room by E. Donoghue Roughing it in the Bush by S. Moodie Secret Daughter by S. Somaya Gowda Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella Somewhere in France by J. Robson Station Eleven by E. St. John Mandel Stories from the Vinyl Café by S. McLean Stranger Music by L.Cohen Tears in the Grass by L. Archer The Best Laid Plans by T. Fallis The Birth House by A. McKay The Bishop’s Man by L. MacIntyre

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June/July/August 2017


Read Across Canada TD Summer Reading Club June 24 to August 26 / Up to age 12

Discover Canada from Coast – to Coast – to Coast!

Pick up or download the Summer Reading Club Tracker starting Sat June 24. All participants must register at their branch or online at


Come in for eight weeks to complete the challenge to read 15 minutes every day all summer long. Pick up a sticker and two ballots: one for the weekly prize and one for the End of Summer grand prize.


Call to register Sign up in person day of program. Tickets available 30 minutes before start. Drop in

Explore ‘The Rock’: Newfoundland & Labrador

If you miss a week, come in the next – you’ll still get ballots for the week(s) you missed. Total ballots possible = 16. Prize draws are every Tuesday and winners will be contacted by telephone.

Sedimentary, Igneous, Metamorphic… oh my! Discover different types of rocks using our Magnifying Viewers and then create your own rock art project. Ages 6-9. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment

Final day to submit ballots: Sat August 26. Final weekly & Grand prize draws: Tue August 29.

Alton Brant Hills Central Tansley Woods

Kick Off Party South | Sat June 24 | 11am-1pm


We kick off Read Across Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday with lots of fun, games, and activities. All ages welcome. Central

Kick Off Party North | Sat June 24 | 1-3pm



Wrap up the summer with an Anne of Green Gablesinspired birthday party for Canada. Listen to listen to a storytime, sing “happy birthday,” play party games and activities, and have a whole lot of fun! Alton

June/July/August 2017


Lost at Sea… never! Join us as we shed some light on the Maritime provinces with a lighthouse craft. Ages 6-9 Aldershot Alton Alton Brant Hills Central Tansley Woods

Thu July 20 Thu July 27 Fri July 28 Wed August 9 Tue July 25 Tue August 15

2-3 pm 7-8pm 10-11am 2-4pm 2-3pm 10-11am

Le Carnaval: Québec


Celebrate the world’s largest winter festival. Join us (and Bonhomme) for games, music, and more. D Ages 6-9 Alton Brant Hills Central Tansley Woods


2.30-3.30pm 2-4pm 2-3pm 2-3pm

Light the Way: The Maritimes

Fun for all in the field outside the library including a scavenger hunt, games, and activities! In case of rain, event will be indoors. While supplies last. All ages welcome. Tansley Woods

Wrap Up Party! | Sat August 26 | 10.30-2pm

Wed July 12 Wed August 2 Tue July 4 Thu July 27

Tue July 11 Thu July 27 Tue August 8 Thu July 20

10am-noon 10.30-11.30am 2-3pm 10-11am

The Amazing Race BPL Edition: Ontario

Northern Lights Art: The Territories

Aldershot Alton Alton Brant Hills Central

Alton Brant Hills New Appleby Tansley Woods

Unlock clues to get from Toronto to Ottawa. This is The Amazing Race BPL edition! D Ages 5-9 Thu July 6 Thu August 3 Fri August 4 Wed July 26 Tue July 11

2-4 pm 5.30-8.30pm 9.30am-2.30pm 10-11am 2-3pm

Learn about the Northern Lights, and then recreate their vibrant colours and illuminate your piece with a few LED lights! R Ages 10-12 Thu July 6 2-3pm Thu August 17 10.30-11.30am Wed July 19 1.30-2.30pm Thu July 13 2-3pm

Rock the House!: Manitoba

Learn the rules of curling and play a few ends on our “ice.” D Children under 6 must bring an adult. Alton Alton Brant Hills Central

Mon July 17 Tue July 18 Mon July 10 Tue August 1

6-8pm 9.30 am-noon 2-4pm 2-3pm

Growing Canada: Saskatchewan

In the land of the living skies, food is grown for all Canadians. Plant an edible addition to your garden and make a coloured corn craft. Ages 6-9 Alton Alton Brant Hills Central Tansley Woods

Mon August 14 7-8pm Tue August 15 10-11am Wed July 5 10-11am Tue July 18 2-3pm Thu August 3 2-3pm


Dino Dig: Alberta

Hatch a dino egg, create a fossil, dig for dinosaurs, and make a flying dinosaur! Ages 6-9 Alton Brant Hills Central New Appleby Tansley Woods

Thu August 10 2-3.30pm RR Wed July 19 2-4pm RR Tue August 22 2-3pm SS Wed August 16 10.30-11.30am RR Tue July 4 2-3.30pm RR

Musical Rain Sticks: British Columbia

Learn about Canada’s west coast rainforest, and then recreate the sound of falling rain making a musical rain stick. Ages 6-9 Aldershot Brant Hills Central New Appleby Tansley Woods

Thu August 10 Thu July 13 Tue August 15 Wed July 12 Tue July 18

2-3 pm RR 10.30-11.30am RR 2-3pm SS 10.30-11.30am RR 10-11am RR

Bert’s Comedy Magic Show Workshop

Let Bumbling Bert teach you some really fun magic! Everything is provided. Ages 6-9 Alton Mon July 10 1-2pm


Brant Hills


Thu August 3 1-2pm

Blow Off Some STEAM

Hands-on fun exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Ages 6-9 Alton Tuesdays: July 11 to Aug 15 (except Aug 1) 2-3pm Central Fridays: July 14 to August 25 10-11.30am



Club Rex

Come and see a large collection of dinosaur skulls, teeth, claws and other prehistoric pieces. Ages 5-9 Central Tue July 25 11am-noon New Appleby Tue July 25 1-2pm

June/July/August 2017



Children’s Programs Aldershot Make a splash with fun summertime crafts & activities. Build a boat to play with at our water-table. Drop in. Ages 3-6

Think, Make, Create! CN Tower

Anne of Green Gables Social | Wed August 2

Sat August 5 | 2-4pm Use Makedo and cardboard to build a tower—the bigger the better! Drop in.

10-11am Make a paper doll of Anne and have fun with traditional Canadian games. Drop in.

The Purple Pirate with Applefun Puppetry

Math with Library LEGO®



Sat-ART-Day | Saturdays: June 3 to August 19

Messy Mini Makers

Thu August 24 | 11am-noon After the show, make a paper puppet to take home. Limited space. Call to register. Ages 5-9

(except June 24 & July 1) | 10.30am-noon Create art with supplies from our Loose Parts table. Drop in fun for all ages.

Butterfly Release | Tue June 13 | 4.30-5pm

This spring, we raised Painted Lady caterpillars inside the library, and now we’re ready to release our transformed butterflies into the wild! Join us for a fun-filled special event with butterfly activities for all ages. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment

Math with Library LEGO® | Tuesdays: July 4 to August 22 | 6.30-8pm Build with LEGO® and Straws and Connectors. Just bring your creativity! Drop in.

Brant Hills R

Wild Weather | Wed July 12 (Brant Hills continued) 2-4pm Extreme weather science! Construct a tornado, create a rain cloud, build an anemometer, and make a weather mobile. Call to register. Ages 6-9. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment.

Wet ’n’ Wild | Fri June 16 | 11.15am-1pm



Children’s Dance Party | Thu July 6 | 11-11.30am Shake your sillies out with storybook songs featuring music and movement. Call to register. Ages 3-6

Green Screen Fun | Thu July 6 | 2-3pm

Get a picture with our past and present Prime Ministers. Drop in.

R Registration is required.


June/July/August 2017

Thursdays: Aug 3, 10 | 11am-noon Build your own creation or bring one from home. Creations will be displayed at the branch. Drop in.

Thursdays: July 6 to August 24 | 10-11.30am Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and creative techniques. Drop in. Ages 1+ with an adult caregiver.

Tinker Lab: Art in the Park | Fri July 7

10am-noon Paintingpalooza! Dress for mess as we splatter and squirt paint in the park. Drop in. All ages welcome. Children 5 and under must bring an adult.

Wild Weather | Fri July 21 | 2-4pm

Extreme weather science! Construct a tornado, create a rain cloud, and build an anemometer to measure wind speed. Drop in. Ages 6-9. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment Fund.

New Appleby Game On! | Tuesdays: July 4 to August 22

11am-3pm LEGO, board games and a few surprises! Drop in.

Tansley Woods Library Hockey League | Tue August 8 | 2-4pm

Celebrate 100 years of the National Hockey League playing a scrimmage carpet hockey game. Bring your own mini stick or use ours. Just drop in to play. All ages welcome.

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June/July/August 2017






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BPL Guide Summer 2017  

Burlington Public Library | Summer 2017 | Programs, events, and services for all ages.

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