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Adult Programs Arts, Culture & Heritage
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Who is Halton: Exhibit & Lecture Presented in partnership with Halton Heritage Services
SOLO presents La Bohème Wed September 6 | 3-4.30pm Composed by Puccini, La Bohème has enamoured audiences worldwide since 1896. Sabatino Vacca, Artistic Director, Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, shares the opera’s fascinating story. Central
Genealogy Club Mondays: Sep 11, Oct 2, Nov 13 | 6-7.30pm Explore your family history and develop in-depth research skills with our seminar-based genealogy club. You are welcome to bring your own tablet or laptop. Central
Canadian Genealogy Thu November 2 | 10am-noon Explore specific resources useful for researching your family’s Canadian history. Prerequisite: Strong mouse and typing skills; strong web searching. $10. Central
Honouring Community Voices Through Literature Mon September 25 | 6.30-8.30pm Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis reflects on her experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number, and her journey to tell the story of her granny’s experience at a residential school. Central
HPO presents D’Arcy McGee’s Canada Wed November 8 | 2-3.30pm Through lecture, music, and discussion, Abigail RichardsonShulte, Composer in Residence, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, tells the story of D’Arcy McGee, politician, journalist, poet, and a Father of Canadian Confederation. Central
Seven Generations Thu November 9 | 6.30-8.30pm Darren Thomas,of the Seneca Nation, leads a discussion on the challenging journey to reconcile past relations between the Crown, Canadians, and Indigenous peoples. Central
The Golden Age of Dutch Painting Wed November 29 | 7-8.30pm Lecturer Bryan Wylie talks about the genres of painting made popular in the 17th century by Dutch painters. Presented in partnership with Burlington Mundialization Committee Apeldoorn. Central
Culture Days: The Art & Craft of Bookbinding Sat September 30 | 10am-3pm Learn about book arts with demonstrations, hands-on making, and book displays. Drop in. Families welcome. Brant Hills R
Culture Days: Dance Around the World Sat September 30 | 1-4pm An afternoon of dance performances highlighting styles from around the world. Central
Not Your Grandma’s Library Wed October 4 | 7-8pm Library CEO Maureen Barry shares how libraries are transforming their buildings and services. View the coolest library architecture from around the world. Brant Hills
Confessions of a Compulsive Cartoonist Thu October 12 | 6.30-8.30pm Award-winning cartoonist and graphic novelist, Seth is on hand for a Q&A and book signing after the screening of Seth’s Dominion. Books on sale. Central
Tue November 14 | 2-3.30pm John McDonald, author of Halton Sketches, talks about William Halton and the creation of Halton Region. Central. Exhibit runs November 1-30.
Movies Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Film descriptions at www.bpl.on.ca
Visit an exhibition of original illustrations and art objects by Seth @Central, September 22 to October 13.
Throwback Thursday Classic Films @Central 2pm / FREE Thu Sep 7 The Sand Pebbles (1966; 14A) 3 h Thu Sep 28 Blade Runner (1982; R) 2 h Thu Oct 26 M. Butterfly (1993; R) 1.5 h Thu Nov 16 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; PG) 2.5 h Thu Nov 30 Nightwatching (2007; R) 2.5 h
Citizenship Ceremony Mon October 16 | 1-3pm A special day as new Canadians take the oath of citizenship. Limited public seating; first-come-first seated. Central
Screeners @Central 6.30pm / FREE Wed Sep 13 Hell or High Water (2016; R) 1.5 h Wed Nov 8 Hacksaw Ridge (2016; R) 2.5 h
SOLO presents Madame Butterfly Tue October 24 | 7-8.30pm Love waits for no one. Sabatino Vacca explores Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, first performed in 1904. Presented in partnership with Burlington Mundialization Committee Itabashi. Central
EcoFilm Fest @Central 6.30-8.30pm / $5/person; Burlington Green members, free Wed Sep 20 The Future of Energy Wed Nov 15 Minimalism
Halloween Special: Shaun of the Dead @Central 6.30-8.30pm / FREE Tue Oct 31 | (2004; R)
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If you are new to Canada and need help getting settled, talk to a visiting settlement worker. Offered by HMC Connections. *1.30-4.30pm on the last Friday of each month @Central. Call 905.464.3222 to register.
Library U: Planning for Orbit City Wed September 27 | 7-8.30pm Our panel of visionary thinkers explore how driverless cars will affect cities of the future. Panelists: Mary Lou Tanner, Chief Planner & Director of Planning & Building, City of Burlington; Kaylan Edgcumbe, Manager, Transportation & Planning, City of Burlington; Allan Magi, Executive Director of Capital Works, City of Burlington. Moderated by Mark H. Simeoni, Director of Planning, Town of Oakville. Central
Youth Tutoring Program Wednesdays: September 13 to November 29 | 3.45-5.45pm Grade 7-12 youth are individually matched with trained volunteer tutors. Subjects include: English, French, Math, Science. In partnership with HMC Connections. Call Leena at 905.842.2486 ext 239 to register. Aldershot
This is the End? Sun October 22 | 2-4pm Anthropologist Dr. Andrew Wade tackles the topic of death and explores past and present cultural attitudes towards death and dying. In partnership with the Carpenter Hospice and Compassionate City Burlington. Central
Green Home Renos 101: Local Stories Wed October 25 | 7- 8.30pm Hear firsthand stories from local residents on how they accomplished their green renovations. Presented in partnership with Burlington Sustainable Development Committee. Central
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Fridays: September 1 to November 24 9.30am-4.30pm* Wednesdays: Sep 6, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15 1-4.30pm
The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready Alton Wednesdays: Sep 20, Nov 29 1.30-4.30pm Central Fridays: Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24 10am- 1pm Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice taking the test during this one-day class. Call 905.464.3222 to register.
Financial Fitness Series Improve your money management skills in these workshops presented by the Credit Counselling Society.
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Tuesdays: September 12 to November 28 11.30am-12.30pm
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Saturdays: September 9 to December 9 10-11.30am
Tansley Woods Tuesdays: September 5 to December 12 4-6pm Bring your own supplies and knit, crochet, or craft in this creative social group for all ages and skill levels. Children must bring an adult. Drop in anytime. R
Ladies Night Out Tue October 24 | 7-8.30pm Join us for coffee and conversation while making a beautiful piece of art. Supplies provided. Central
Retiring Without Debt Thu September 28 | 2-3.30pm Hear about debt elimination options. Tansley Woods
Living Well on Your Retirement Income Wed September 20 | 7-8.30pm Learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses and live on a retirement income. New Appleby
75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses Wed October 11 | 7-8.30pm Save on utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. New Appleby
Budgeting 101 Wed November 8 | 7-8.30pm Learn about the various types of financing and about leasing vs buying a vehicle, mortgages and student loans. New Appleby
Housing Workshop Mon November 13 | 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
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Driver Safety for Older Adults Thu September 28 | 10-11.30am Keith Black shares tips on how to stay safe on the road and the renewal sessions for drivers 80+. Presented in partnership with Burlington Age-Friendly Council. Call 289.348.1503 to register. Central
Craving Change™ Thursdays: October 5 to 26 | 9.30am-noon A four-week workshop for changing your relationship with food. In partnership with Mississauga Halton Self Management Program. Register at www.maximizeyourhealth.ca/workshops or 1.855.223.6847. Central
Advanced Care Planning Tue October 24 | 10-11.30am Carol Sloan of Acclaim Health talks about deciding who will speak for you if you’re not able to, choosing your legal substitute decision maker, and making your wishes clear. Presented in partnership with Burlington Age-Friendly Council. Call 289.348.1503 to register.
Weaving Plotlines While Avoiding a Sagging Middle Thu September 28 | 7-8.30pm Local author and writing instructor Lynda Simmons explores how to weave in backstory, juggle plotlines, maintain tension, and above all, hold the reader’s attention. Brant Hills
Meet the Author: David P. Silcox Thu October 19 | 7-8.30pm Art historian and bestselling author David P. Silcox, launches his new book, Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Candid in his assessment of one of Canada’s biggest art stars, Silcox offers new insights into Thomson’s work, his techniques, and his enduring appeal. Presented in partnership with Art Gallery of Burlington and A Different Drummer Books. Location: Art Gallery of Burlington
Maximize Your Health™ Wednesdays: October 25 to November 29 | 9.30am-noon Learn strategies to live will with chronic health conditions. Six-week program. Register at www.maximizeyourhealth.ca/ workshops or 1.855.223.6847. In partnership with Mississauga Halton Self Management Program. Central
Housing Options for Older Adults Tue November 21 | 1-3pm Hear about housing options from Halton Region and the HomeShare program. Presented in partnership with Burlington Age-Friendly Council. Call 289.348.1503 to register. Central
Open Mic Night Alton Thu October 12 6.30-8.30pm Central Tuesdays: Sep 19, Nov 21 6.30-8.30pm Aspiring poets and storytellers, try out that lyric, poem, or story, and work on your stage presence. Time limit: 5 minutes. No advance sign-up. Note: On Sep 19 the special theme is Cultures of Canada - Hockey). Central R
NaNoWriMo Writing Workshops Wednesdays: November 1 to 29 | 3.30-5.30pm Ready to write The Great Canadian Novel during National Novel Writing Month? Come to writing support sessions facilitated by Brian Henry, former book editor. Central
How to Build Your Story Sat November 25 | 10am-3:30pm Find out how writers plot a novel and get tips on writing and publishing short stories. Instructor: Brian Henry with guest Hannah McKinnon, author of Time After Time. $49 in advance; $53 at door. Register at email@example.com. Central
Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthday Thu November 30 | 7-8.30pm Editor Jen Rubio and community librarian Caroline Moynihan talk about the journals of prolific writer, poet, and beloved novelist, Lucy Maud Montgomery, on the 143rd anniversary of her birth. Central
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Titles Book Club CNIB/CELA, Aldershot, Brant Hills, Central, Kilbride, New Appleby, Tansley Woods | September to May The library picks and provides the books and guides and participants lead the discussions. Members meet monthly for 8 sessions. Limited space. Participants must attend all monthly meetings, register in one club only, and have an up-to-date BPL card. See website for dates and times. Registration starts Wed Aug 9. To register for Titles CNIB, call 905.639.3611 ext 1304. Introduction to Haiku Wed September 13 | 1-3pm Explore the art of Japanese Haiku poetry with poet Liz Crocket. Learn how to express thoughts and emotions using simple, beautiful language. Aldershot
Beans ’n’ Books Thu Sep 14 Celebrate Canada Thu Oct 5 To The Lighthouse Thu Nov 2 War and Peace 2.15-4pm Sit ’n’ sip while hearing about intriguing books and staff recommendations. Central Writers Circle Thursdays: Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16 | 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
Heartfulness Meditation Mon November 13 | 7.30-8.30pm Learn simple and effective relaxation and mediation techniques. No sign up required. Brant Hills R
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Open Mic Night: Stories of Hockey Tue September 19 | 6.30-8.30pm Share your story of what hockey means to you. Local poet Laurence Hutchman reads from his works and moderates an open stage. Time limit: 5 minutes. Register at event; no advance sign-up. See page 8. Central R
Woodlands Style Art Lecture Thu September 21 | 7-8.30pm Founded by First Nations Ojibway artist Norval Morrisseau, Anishnabe painting is a genre of painting among First Nations and Native American artists from the Great Lakes area. Presented in partnership with Art Gallery of Burlington. Location: AGB
Kairos Blanket Workshop Wed October 11 | 2-3.30pm A facilitated interactive learning exercise that teaches Indigenous rights history, where participants take on roles. An unforgettable experience. Central
Ten Secret Ways Writers Use Libraries Tue October 17 | 6.30-8.30pm Our panel of local authors discuss how libraries shaped their world and why they are so important to literature and the community. Presented in partnership with A Different Drummer Books. Central Doc*Side: Trick or Treaty Thu October 19 | 2-3.30pm Acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. (NFB.com) Central
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Doc*Side: Muffins for Granny Wed October 25 | 2-4pm Filmmaker Nadia McLaren’s moving documentary about the residential school system, highlighting her Ojibway grandmother’s experience and the repercussions that have echoed through her family. Central R
Ojibway Cultural Workshop Wed November 1 | 6.30-8.30pm Learn traditional teachings including an overview of the Anishnaabe Nation, the clan systems, PowWow, the four sacred medicines, and the medicine wheel. Central R An Evening with Tomson Highway Sat November 4 | 7-8.30pm Renowned Cree storyteller, playwright, novelist, and musician, Tomson Highway shares work from his new book, Oral to Written. Tickets on sale early fall. Visit www.bpl.on.ca for details. Presented in partnership with the Arts & Culture Council of Burlington. Location TBD R Indian Horse Book Club Discussion Tue November 7 | 2-3.30pm You’ve read the book, now let’s talk about it. Central
One Book One Burlington Books & Letters Mon November 20 | 7-8.30pm This year’s season wraps up with a panel of prominent Canadians and special guests discussing Indian Horse and the legacy of renowned Canadian writer Richard Wagamese. The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet performs Antonín Leopold Dvořák. $20. Register in person or by phone with VISA/MasterCard. Presented in partnership with A Different Drummer Books, Art Gallery of Burlington, and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Auditorium A&B
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Laser Cutting 101 Tue September 12 Sat September 30 Sat October 14 Tue October 24 Sat November 11 Tue November 21
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Learn about the equipment, materials and the basics of laser cutting or engraving your work. $25. Central Ideaworks Studio Open Studio Drop in and explore the maker space, use the equipment, and be creative. See the website for days/times. Note that completion of Laser Cutting 101 is required to use the laser cutter. Fibre Arts Open Studio Saturdays: Sep 9, 23, Oct 21, Nov 4, 18 | 9.30am-noon 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. Drop in. Central BookArts Open Studio Wednesdays: Sep 13, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22 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 bookbinding course to attend. Ages 18+. Brant Hills R
Intro to Serger Workshop Tuesdays: Sep 19, 26, Oct 3 | 6-8.30pm Do you sew and are now looking to learn how to use a serger? You’ll wonder how you ever sewed without one! 3-week class. Fabric provided. $60. Central
Intro to Tapestry Tuesdays: Sep 19 & 26 | 2-4pm Weave a small tapestry and take home the skills to design your own. $10, includes supplies. 2-week class. Central
Sew Your Own Pajama Pants Tuesdays: Sep 26 & Oct 3 | 6.30-8.30pm Bring your favourite pair of pajama bottoms to use as a size guideline and let’s get sewing. $30, includes supplies. 2-week class. Tansley Woods
DIY Learn to Knit Sat September 30 | 10am-noon Learn the basics using helpful 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
Basic Rug Hooking Sat September 30 | 1.30-4.30pm Guest instructor: Lisa Meecham. Learn the ‘one simple loop’ of traditional rug hooking to make a Canada 150 coaster. $10, includes supplies. Ages 10+. Central
2D Design with Inkscape Wed October 11 | 6-8pm Learn the basics of creating vector-based art using the free program Inkscape. $10. Central
BookArts: Painted Cover Journal Sat October 14 | 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. Ages 18+. Brant Hills
Serge an Anne of Green Gables Handkerchief Tuesdays: Oct 17 or Nov 14 | 6-8.30pm Try out a serger with this easy handkerchief project. Fabric provided. $20. 2-1/2 hour class. Central
DIY Space Garden Sat October 21 | 1.30-3.30pm Modify a tote box to create your own fully contained growing unit to grow food inside year-round. $40, includes supplies. Central
Autumn Landscape Watercolour Workshop Wed October 25 | 6.30-8pm Learn watercolour techniques during a step-by-step workshop of a Group of Seven-inspired landscape. All skills levels welcome. Create a 9” x 12” painting. $15, includes supplies. New Appleby
Draw in 30 Days Book Club Wednesdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10-11.30am Take your drawing ability from blah to bam with just 30 short daily exercises. Weekly discussions as well as opportunities to experiment with digital drawing. 5-week class. $15. Central
Be A Canadian Artist Wednesdays: Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6 | 7-8.30pm Learn painting techniques using watercolour and acrylic mediums inspired by Canadian artists. 4-week class. New Appleby
BookArts: Limp Binding Book Sat November 18 | 1.30-4.30pm Construct a limp binding book based on 16th century accounting book in the Vatican Library. $20. Ages 18+. Brant Hills
DIY Learn to Embroider Sat November 18 | 1.30-4pm Learn to transfer a design to fabric and basic embroidery skills. Come with an idea and we will provide materials, supplies, and instructional support. $10. Central
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Sew It! Reusable Gift Bags Tue November 28 | 6.30-8.30pm Who doesn’t love perfectly packaged gifts? Learn to sew beautiful, reusable gift bags. $20, includes supplies. Central
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Intro to Graphic Design Bootcamp Wed September 13 | 6.30-7.30pm Get info about our NEW online Graphic Design Bootcamp (see below). Come with your questions or just a desire to become a better designer. Alton
Graphic Design Bootcamp September 16 to March 3 Teach yourself in this self-paced, self-directed online course. From drawing on paper to software applications, work through the learning modules we’ve prepared for you. Stay motivated by taking other library programs that support graphic design learning. Recommended work pace of 4-5 hours/week over 24 weeks. $15.
Appy Time with iPad Thursdays: Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 23 | 6-7.30pm Learn about different apps and sites to explore on your iPad. Please bring your iPad. 3-session class. Tansley Woods Teen/Senior Tech Meet Up Brant Hills Sat October 21 1.30-4.30pm Central Sat September 23 1.30-4.30pm Seniors! Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop and learn how to use it with help from a teen volunteer. 3D Printer Certification Wed September 6 4-5pm Thu September 28 11.15am-12.15pm Thu October 26 7-8pm Mon November 13 4-5pm Thu November 23 6-7pm Tue December 5 4-5pm Learn what you need to know to use our 3D Printer. Completion of this class is a pre-requisite to submit your own designs for printing. 1-hour class. Alton
3D Design with Tinkercad Alton Wed October 25 6-8pm Central Wed September 27 6-8pm Learn the basics of creating 3D models using Tinkercad. $10. 2-hour class.
Learn with Lynda.com: Programming Foundations Thursdays: Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 12 | 6-8pm Learn the key concepts to programming in any language. Geared to adult beginners. 3-session class. Tansley Woods
iPad Bootcamp Wednesdays: Oct 4 & Oct 11 | 10am-noon Learn more about your iPad during the 2-part class. Participants must attend both sessions. Brant Hills
Intro to Mac Computers Thu October 19 | 2-3.30pm Learn the basics of using a Mac laptop. Geared to adult beginners to Macs. $10. Central
Intro to Sketch Software Thu October 19 | 6.30-8pm Learn the basics of graphic design software for the web. $10. Central
Learn with Lynda.com Alton Wednesdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 7-8.30pm Central Thursdays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 7-8.30pm It’s tough to find the time to learn a new skill—we can help! Bring your laptop and ear phones and self-learn with others with similar goals. Lynda.com is an online education company offering 1,000s of video courses in software, creative, and business skills.
Click Computer Classes $10/class, payable at registration. Visit www.bpl.on.ca for class descriptions. Central Basic Computer Skills Thursdays: Sep 7, Nov 30 | 2-3.30pm MS Excel I Thursdays: Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 9 | 6.30-8pm MS Excel II Thursdays: Sep 14, Nov 16 | 6.30-8pm MS Excel III Thursdays: Sep 21, Nov 23 | 6.30-8pm Managing Your Files Thu October 5 | 6.30-8pm MS Word I Thu October 12 | 6.30-8pm MS Word II Thu October 19 | 6.30-8pm MS Word III Thu October 26 | 6.30-8pm MS PowerPoint Thu November 2 | 6.30-8pm
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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. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Alton Wednesdays: Sep 13, Oct 18, Nov 8, Dec 13 7-8.30pm Central Thursdays: Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14 7-8.30pm Tansley Woods Wednesdays: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6 4.30-6pm
Young Designer & Innovation Showcase Sun November 26 | 1.30-4.30pm Electronics, cosplay, LEGO, quilting and fibre arts, graphic design, computer gamesâ€”whatever! We want to show off what youth are designing and innovating. Visit www.bpl.on.ca/feature/designer-innovation-showcase for entry details.
Play a role in shaping how and what BPL does to serve teens. Make friends, and gain valuable volunteer experience while serving your community. Contact Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Take Flight and Write Coffeehouse Thu November 2 | 7-9pm Enjoy an evening of original short stories and poetry presented by our contest entrants. Light refreshments served. No sign-up required.
Teen Tech Drop In Mondays: Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 | 6.30-8.30pm Drop in and play around with graphic design, coding for the web, or whatever tech project you want to work on. Bring your own equipment or use ours.
Teen Entrepreneur Workshop Mondays: Sep 25, Oct 30, Nov 27 | 7-8.30pm Do you want to make money doing something you love? Do you have the passion, but not the skills? Join like-minded teens to learn entrepreneurial skills and create together. Drop in
HYWire Youth Writing Workshops Thursdays: Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23 | 7-8.30pm Create original writing with guidance from experienced writers and performers in a calm 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 Open Mic Night Alton Thu October 12 6.30-8.30pm See page 8
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Financial Success After High School Mon September 18 | 6.30-8pm Learn about earning, spending, and saving money; financial goal setting; credit; and student loans. The Truth About Credit for Teens Mon September 25 | 6.30-8pm Learn about the myths around credit, the facts around credit reports, credit ratings, and credit scores alongside strategies on how to protect or repair your credit.
Teen Tech Drop In Saturdays: September 30 to November 18 | 1.30-4.30pm Interested in technology? Want to work on graphic design? Web development? Coding? Arduinos? Bring your own device or come and see what we have. Work on your own projects at your own pace with fellow teens. Drop in
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Teen Reading Club Wednesdays: Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20 | 4-4.45pm Meet other teen readers and talk about what you read. Join our book club.
Animation Exploration Mondays: Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18 | 7-8.30pm Learn how to draw your own animated characters and create a completed project by the end of April.
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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.
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Tween Interest Group (TWIG) @Brant Hills Tuesdays: Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28 | 6.30-8.30pm Make friends, share interests, and help to create library displays and drop-in activities. Every month you’ll be in charge of planning something new! No sign-up required. Ages 10-13 Sew a Canada 150 Headband Sat September 16 | 1.30-4pm Celebrate in style by learning to sew a custom red and white headband. All materials provided.
You’re the Chef! Central Wednesdays: Sep 6 to 27 4-5.30pm Builders Room Tansley Woods Tuesdays: Oct 3 to 24 4-5.30pm Community Centre Kitchen Learn how to make your own healthy afterschool snacks from tasty fruit and vegetable recipes. Registration information at www.bpl.on.ca/feature/tween-chef
Grade 6 & 7 Book Club Tuesdays: Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 |4-5pm Like to talk about what you read? Bring a friend and join the club! Books and snacks provided. Club continues Jan to May 2018.
Question, Discover, Create! McMaster Child & Youth University Saturdays: Oct 7, Nov 4 | 11am-noon Find out how you can use what you already know about art, math, science, and geography to ask important questions about the world, discover new ideas, and work together to create solutions to every-day challenges. 1-hour session. Ages 7-14
Coding Club: Music & Sound Tuesdays: October 17 to December 5 4-5pm or 5.30-6.30pm Explore how programming is used to create music. Use web-based Scratch to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display. No coding skills required. One hour/week for 8 weeks.
Patriotic Fabric Cuffs & Bracelets Sun November 5 | 1.30-3.30pm Make stylish wrist cuffs and bracelets using Canada-themed fabrics. Learn sewing basics, including how to iron, use a sewing machine, and install snaps and jewelry hardware. All materials supplied.
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Write On! Celebration Sat November 4 | 10am-noon Did you participate in our 2017 Write On contest? Come to our celebration and workshop, led by noted Burlington author Jennifer Maruno. Email email@example.com to register. Ages 8-12. Supported by The Writers’ Union of Canada. Central
Grade 6 & 7 Book Club Wednesdays: Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13 | 4-4.45pm Like to talk about what you read? Bring a friend and join our book club at Tansley Woods! Book Club continues from Jan to May 2018.
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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 burlingtonhydro.saveonenergy.ca or call 1-877-797-9473 today. Subject to additional terms and conditions found at saveonenergy.ca. *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.
Toddler Storytime Wednesdays: Sep 13 to Oct 18 Wednesdays: Nov 8 to Dec 13 10.30-11am
Preschool Storytime Mondays: Sep 11 to Oct 16 (except Oct 9) Mondays: Nov 13 to Dec 11 10.30-11am
Baby Rhyme Time Thursdays: Sep 14 to Oct 19 Thursdays: Nov 9 to Dec 14 10-10.30am
Family Storytime Tuesdays: Sep 12 to Oct 17 Tuesdays: Nov 7 to Dec 12 10-10.30am
Small Oneders Wednesdays: Sep 13 to Oct 18 Wednesdays: Nov 8 to Dec 13 10.30-11am
Family Storytime Fridays: Sep 15 to Oct 20 Fridays: Nov 10 to Dec 15 10.30-11am
Small Oneders Thursdays: Sep 14 to Oct 19 Thursdays: Nov 9 to Dec 14 9.30-10am Tales for Twos Thursdays: Sep 14 to Oct 19 Thursdays: Nov 9 to Dec 14 10.30-11am Family Storytime Mondays: Sep 11 to Oct 16 (except Oct 9) Mondays: Nov 13 to Dec 11 9.30-10am Mondays: Sep 11 to Oct 16 (except Oct 9) Mondays: Nov 13 to Dec 11 10.30-11am Tuesdays: Sep 12 to Oct 17 Tuesdays: Nov 14 to Dec 12 9.30-10am Tuesdays: Sep 12 to Oct 17 Tuesdays: Nov 14 to Dec 12 10.30-11am Fridays: Sep 15 to Oct 20 Fridays: Nov 10 to Dec 15 9.30-10am Fridays: Sep 15 to Oct20 Fridays: Nov 10 to Dec 15 10.30-11am Saturdays: Sep 16 to Oct 21 Saturdays: Nov 11 to Dec 16 10-10.30am
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Small Oneders Thursdays: Sep 14 to Oct19 Thursdays: Nov 9 to Dec 14 10-10.30am Tales for Twos Wednesdays: Sep 13 to Oct18 Wednesdays: Nov 8 to Dec 13 10-10.30am Preschool Storytime Mondays: Sep 11 to Oct 16 (except Oct 9) Mondays: Nov 13 to Dec 11 10-10.30am Family Storytime Saturdays: Sep 16 to Dec 16 (except Sep 30) 10.30-11am
New Appleby Family Storytime Thursdays: Sep 14 to Oct 19 Thursdays: Nov 9 to Dec 14 10.30-11am Fridays: Sep 15 to Oct 20 Fridays: Nov 10 to Dec 15 (except Nov 24) 10.30-11am
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Tales for Twos Mondays: Sep 11 to Oct 16 (except Oct 9) Mondays: Nov 13 to Dec 11 10-10.30am Preschool Storytime Tuesdays: Sep 12 to Oct 17 Tuesdays: Nov 7 to Dec 12 10-10.30am Family Storytime Wednesdays: Sep 13 to Oct 18 Wednesdays: Nov 8 to Dec 13 9.30-10am. R Paws 4 Stories
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Children’s Programs PA Day Fun: Blow Off Some STEAM Mon September 25 All locations / Drop in anytime 10am-2pm Let’s celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 18 to 24, by exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it. R
The Eh Bee: Canada 150 Spelling Bee Sun November 19 | 2-3.30pm “Gimme an Eh! Gimme a Bee!” Join us for a one-of-a-kind spelling bee in which contestants from grades 5-6 test their ability to spell distinctly Canadian words. Stay after for a short talk on the history of Canadian English by Canada’s Word Lady and our bee adjudicator, Katherine Barber, editor-in-chief, Canadian Oxford Dictionary. No sign-up required. Doors open at 1.30pm. Central
Forest Trek with Applefun Puppetry Aldershot Sat October 21 2.30-3.15pm Brant Hills Fri October 6 11-11.45am New Appleby Fri October 6 2-2.45pm Tansley Woods Sat October21 10-10.45 am
Want to participate in the bee? Get details at www.bpl.on.ca/feature/eh-bee starting in September.
Boldly go where few puppets have gone before! The Canadian forest is a peaceful place… until some nutty space explorers arrive. After the 45-minute show, make a paper puppet to take home. Register in person day of program. Ages 3-9
“Anne with an E” PA Day Fun Fri November 24 All locations / Drop in anytime 10am-2pm Pack a picnic basket and grab a blanket because Anne Shirley is coming to the library! Enjoy stories and activities from Avonlea. Join us for a day filled with kindred spirits, and fun activities for all.
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Blow Off Some STEAM Thursdays: September 14 to October 19 Thursdays: November 16 to 30 4.30-5.30pm We bring hands-on fun to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Register in person day of program. Sat-ART-Day Saturdays: September 16 to December 2 (except Oct 28 & Nov 4) 11am-noon Grab your friends and family and create some art using supplies from our Loose Parts table. Drop in. All ages welcome.
Messy Mini Makers Saturdays: Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25 | 2-3pm Dress for mess! Explore fun art processes each month. No sign-up required. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver R
Canada Club Tuesdays: Sep 27, Oct 18, Nov 15 | 4.30-5.30pm Discover Canada from coast to coast to coast through fun activities. Stuffies’ Night at the Library Drop off: Mon October 16 Pick up: Tue October 17 4-5pm It’s a stuffed animal sleepover! Drop off your stuffie best friend for a night of behind-the-scenes fun at the library. Pick them up on Tuesday to hear about their adventures and see photos! Ages 3-7
Plant a Tulip Sat October 21 | 11am-noon Come in and plant a tulip bulb and make a tulip craft to take home. Halloween Family Storytime Tue October 31 | 10-11am A special spooky family storytime, followed by a Halloween craft. No sign-up required. Children under the age of 3 are welcome but must bring an adult.
Create, Shake & Celebrate! Thu Nov 2: Cookie Monster’s Birthday Party Thu Nov 9: Pete The Cat Dance Party Thu Nov 16: Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s Birthday Party 11-11.30am Get movin’ at these special storybook days with crafts, music, and movement. Ages 2-5
Solve Problems with Cubelets® Sat November 4 | 11am-noon Have fun learning all about robotics and creating your own exciting projects.
Brant Hills All About Canada Crafts Thursdays: September 21 to October 26 | 11-11.30am Celebrate Canada 150 with crafts and activities each week. No sign-up required. All ages
My First Library Card Sat September 23 | 2-2.30pm Welcome to the magical world of the library! Come for stories and crafts and sign up your child for their own library card. Parents/guardians need to bring current ID with an address.
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Green Screen Canada Sports Sat November 18 | 2-3pm Create a fun sports photo using our green screen technology! Bring your friends and family. Drop in. All ages; children under 6 must bring an adult.
Mini Music Makers Fridays: October 6 to 27 | 10-10.30am Come for interactive and imaginative music and movement fun. No sign-up required. Ages 1+ with an adult caregiver Autumn Art Lab Sun October 22| 2-4pm Where science meets art! Dress for mess as you create art from nature and explore the science of the outdoors. Drop in anytime. Family-friendly for all ages.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Family Storytime Tue November 28 | 10-11am A special family storytime and craft all about Anne of Green Gables and PEI, in honour of the authorâ€™s birthday. No signup required. Children under age 3 must bring an adult.
Anne of Green Gables LEGO Demo Fri November 24 | 1-4.30pm Drop by on the PA day and watch a young LEGO builder create a unique Anne of Green Gables figurine.
Central Infant Parenting Class Tuesdays: September 5 to December 19 | 1-3pm Infants develop and change very rapidly and there is so much conflicting information about what to do. Join ROCK parent educator Camilla Aviss, RN and guest speakers for up-to-date information, tips, and discussion with other parents. No sign-up required. Infants up to 1 year are welcome. View weekly topics: www.bfrc.ca/adult. html Messy Mini Makers @Central Fridays: Sep 8 to 29 Fridays: Nov 3 to 17 10-11am Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and creative techniques. Drop in. Ages 1+ with an adult Read with Queens Sat September 30 | 10.30-11am Celebrate Culture Days with a storytime led by local drag queens, with stories that explore diversity and inclusion, song performances, and lots of GLITTER! No sign up required. Family-friendly for all ages. Cardboard City Sat September 30 | 3-4pm Help us construct our very own city out of cardboard. Drop in. All ages Blow Off Some STEAM! Wednesdays: Oct 4 to Nov 29 | 4-4.45pm We bring fun to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! Drop in. Younger kids must bring an adult.
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Grade 4 & 5 Book Club Thu: Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7 4-4.45pm Like to talk about what you read? Bring a friend and join our book club! May continue monthly to May 2018, if sufficient interest. Science Exploration Sat September 16 9.30-11.30am Kick off Science Literacy Week and learn about the world around you. Visit our science stations and observe animal x-rays, look at magnified flora and fauna, and make a science craft. Drop in. All ages
The Art of Papercraft Sat: Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16 1-2pm Each month make a unique paper creation. Sign up for any or all sessions. R
Behind-the-Scenes at the Library Sat October 14 | 10-11am Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! Learn what happens to your books when they are returned, check out whatâ€™s behind all those closed doors, and help create a storytime. Ages 3-6; younger children must bring an adult. Spooky Storytime & Craft Tue October 31 | 2-3pm Join us for a spooky story and stay for a craft. No sign-up required. All ages
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Burlington Public Library's 2017 Fall program guide.