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Keep your kids reading this summer. Free program | See page 12


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

ALTON

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 Program Registration ext 1321 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (July 1 to Thanksgiving) Closed

KILBRIDE 6611 Panton Street, Kilbride School 905.335.4011 Printer is ISO 14001 certified. 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

What’s Inside Adult Programs................................p.3-9 Teen Programs..................................p.10 Children’s Programs.....................p.11-16 Special/Holiday Closures Sun May 20 Mon May 21 Sun July 1 Mon July 2 Mon Aug 6 Mon Sep 3

Victoria Day Long Weekend Victoria Day Canada Day Closed in lieu of Canada Day Civic Holiday Labour Day

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A library card is free for people who live, work, attend school in, or pay property taxes to, Burlington. 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 www.bpl.on.ca/using-the-library for details.

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All programs are FREE unless noted.

Adult Programs

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Arts, Culture & Heritage Genealogy Roadshow Sun May 27 | 1-5pm | Central Has your family tree got you stumped? Are you having difficulty getting started? Do you need pointers on the software programs available? Drop in to the Roadshow and ask our experts for help.

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SOLO presents Opera 101 Tue June 26 | 2-3.30pm | Central Speaker: Sabatino Vacca, Artistic Director, Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. Hear about this powerful art form, presented along with performances by a professional opera singer.

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Genealogy Club Mondays: June 11, July 9, August 13 6-7.30pm | Central Explore your family history and develop in-depth research skills with our seminar-based genealogy club.

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The World On Your Teaspoon Tue June 12 | 2pm | Tansley Woods Learn to tea taste like a professional with Tea Sommelier, Vivienne Mathers. Taste a rare yellow tea and find out if it really is “milk in first.” $5.

Heritage Trees: The Landscape’s Living Legacy Tue July 17 | 7-8.15pm | Central When we are able to connect an historic event or story to an individual tree it could be considered as a heritage tree. Hear about the stories trees in our area can tell. Speaker: Dr. David A. Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens.

Open Mic Night Wednesdays: June 13, July 11, August 8 7-8.30pm | Brant Hills Aspiring poets or storytellers, try out that lyric, poem, song, or story, and work on your stage presence. Time limit: 5 minutes. Share your own original works based on the evening’s theme. Sign up when you arrive.

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HPO presents Classical 101 Tue June 19 | 2-3pm | Central HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail RichardsonSchulte takes listeners on a musical journey through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic time periods. HPO presents Classical 201 Tue July 24 | 2-3pm | Central HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail RichardsonSchulte presents an in-depth look at the socio-political influences on the music of Baroque and Classical period composers.

Raksha Bandhan Learn about this popular celebration from the Indian sub-continent that celebrates the bond of siblings. Make a rakhi bracelet or gift bag, decorate a gift tag or create a card – you choose! Drop in. Families welcome. Alton Sat August 25 1-3pm New Appleby Sat August 25 10am-noon Tansely Woods Sat August 25 10am-noon

@ the library Lunchtime Concert featuring New Orleans Jazz

SUBOURBON STREET

Mon June 4 | 11.15am-12.15pm | Central

HPO Ensemble Performance Wed August 22 | 2-3pm | Central HPO musicians teach listeners about the history of the instruments and the music they are performing. Stay after the talk and meet the musicians. June/July/August 2018

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Adult Programs

After 11 years of featuring One Book One Burlington, we are evolving! In response to many requests for more titles and author visits, Burlington Reads will launch in Fall 2018 replacing One Book One Burlington with several books and author visits over a few months. Sign up to receive our online monthly newsletter and watch for our Fall Guide for details.

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Beans ’n’ Books Thu June 7 | 2.15-4pm | Central Coffee, cookies and hearing about intriguing books. Theme: Pride Reads. Book Discussion: Seven Fallen Feathers Wed June 20 | 2-3.30pm | Central Read the book and join the discussion. Limited copies of the book are available to borrow. Call 905.639.3611 ext 1321 to register and check book availability.

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Writers Circle Thu: Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16 | 7-8.30pm | Brant Hills Share your writing with your peers and get feedback in a friendly and supportive group environment. No sign up required.

Settlement Worker in the Library When you are new to Canada and need to know the first things to do to live in your new country. Do you have questions about government forms or services, need translation help, or want to know more about citizenship or permanent resident status? Call 905.464.3222 to meet with a settlement worker. In partnership with HMC Connections. *Note: 1.304.30pm on the last Friday of the month at Central

Burlington Writers Group Wed: Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29 | 7-8.30pm | New Appleby Sharpen your writing skills and get peer-to-peer support and feedback in this Meetup group facilitated by Benjamin Gleisser. Sign up at www.meetup.com/Burlington-Writers-Workshop. R

Healthy Cookbook Book Club Thu June 28 Picnic Foods Thu July 26 Everything Berry Thu Aug 30 Salads 7-8.30pm | Brant Hills Explore a tasty theme or culinary book with fellow foodies. Call to register for all three sessions.

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Haiku Poetry Workshop Mon August 20 | 2-4pm | Central Learn the art of haiku and write your own haiku poem. Guest instructor: Kimiko.

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Coming to Burlington Public Library Fall 2018!

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Alton

Wed: June 13, 27, July 25 1-4.30pm

Central

Fri: June 1 to July 27 (except June 22)

9.30-4.30pm*

Newcomer Money 101 Mon July 9 | 7-8.30pm | Alton – see page 7 The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice taking the test during this one-day class. Call 905.464.3222 to attend. Alton Wed July 11 Central Fri: June 29, July 27

1.30-4.30pm 10am-1pm


Adult Programs Movies

All programs are FREE unless noted.

Special Features

No sign up required for films. Space is limited. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Central, 2-4pm Tue June 5 Bobby (2006; R) New Appleby, 7-8.30pm Wed June 6 Jenny’s Wedding (2015; PG-13) Brant Hills, 2-4pm Sat June 9 The Danish Girl (2015; PG)

Throwback Thursdays Classic Film Series Aldershot, June 28 July 26 August 23

10.30am-12.30pm Mama Mia (2008; PG13) Annie (1982) Your vote!

Brant Hills, June 7 July 12 August 9

6.30-8pm Saigon (1948; 13+) American Graffiti (1973; G) Harvey (1950; G)

Central, June 14 June 28 July 19 July 26 August 16 August 30

2-4pm Ocean’s 11 (1960) Jaws (1975; PG) Mama Mia (2008; PG13) Saturday Night Fever (1977; R) Grease (1978; PG13) Dirty Dancing (1987; PG13) 1.5h

NFB Presents...Birth of a Family (2017; PG) Aldershot Thu June 14 10.30am-noon Brant Hills Sat June 23 2-3.30pm Central Thu June 21 11am-12.30pm New Appleby Wed June 20 7-8.30pm Tansley Woods Thu June 21 2-3.30pm Sita Sings the Blues (2008) Brant Hills Sat June 30 2-3.30pm New Appleby Wed June 27 11am-12.30pm

Screeners Central, 6.30-8.30pm Wed June 6 Darkest Hour (2017; PG) Thu June 7 Call Me By Your Name (2017; 14A) 2.5h Wed June 13 Indian Horse (2017; 14A) Tue June 19 The Shape of Water (2017; 14A) Tue July 10 The Florida Project (2017; R) Wed Aug 22 All the Money in the World (2017) Directors Series Central, 1.30-3.30pm Sun June 3 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; PG) Sun June 17 The Shape of Water (2017; 14A)

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Health & Wellness 100in1 Day Activity: Seed Planting Sat June 2 – see also page 14 | 10am-noon Join Burlington’s community-wide improvement day. We provide the pot, soil, and flower seeds—you come for the fun! Drop in. Families welcome. Locations: Brant Hills, Central, New Appleby, Tansley Woods Heartfulness Meditation Mon: June 4 to August 30 | 7.30-8.30pm | Brant Hills Learn simple and effective relaxation and meditation techniques. No sign up-required. Peer Zone Wednesdays: June 6 to 27, August 8 to 29 9.30am-12.30pm | Brant Hills Dealing with issues that have you feeling sad or anxious? You are not alone. Drop in for peer support from those with lived experience. Facilitated by Canadian Mental Health Association counsellors.

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Alton Thu August 23 7-7.30pm Brant Hills Sat: Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 18 10-10.30am Meet @ Kerncliff Park entrance Tansley Woods Tue July 10 10-10.30am R

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Meditation for Mental Health Wednesdays: June 6 to 27, August 8 to 29 1-2.30pm | Brant Hills Meditation is a great practice to build mental health. Learn how from a Canadian Mental Health Association counsellor. Drop in. R

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Exploring Kerncliff Hike Saturdays: June 9, July 7 | 9.30-11.30am | Kerncliff Park A guided hike to explore the park’s natural beauty and learn about great resources, cool technologies, and nature-based recreation. In partnership with the Field & Stream Rescue Team with support from Protect Our R Water & Environmental Resources. Essential Oils 101 Tue June 12 | 6.30-8.30pm | Brant Hills Hear about the potential benefits of using therapeutic grade essential oils in this unique beginner workshop with Jennie Webster, OM Sanctuary.

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Mindfulness Walk Come with your walking shoes on and enjoy a calm, intentional walk.

Fuel a Winning Mindset Wed June 27 | 7-8.30pm | Brant Hills Canadian boxing champion Ryan Rannelli shares his insights on physical and mental habits that increase physical fitness. Better Living with Your Brain Thursdays: June 28 to July 26 | 12.30-2.30pm | Brant Hills An education series for older adults on brain health that offers tips for managing memory changes and maintaining reasoning and awareness. This program is not suitable for those diagnosed with cognitive impairment or any type of dementia. 5-week class. Mocktail Mixology Tue July 10 | 7-8pm | Alton Learn to mix up naturally infused summer refreshments that are sure to please everyone in the crowd! Families welcome. DIY Calm Down Kit for Kids Wed July 18 | 10.30-11.30am | New Appleby Does your child get angry, anxious or over-active? Make a beautiful sensory bottle to help kids control their moods, emotions, and sensitivities. Families welcome. Healthy Heart Wednesdays: August 1 to 22 | 1-2.30pm | Aldershot For people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other heart concerns, get educated about your medical condition by experts from the Burlington Family Health Team. 4-week class. Dietary intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders & ADD/ADHD Tue August 21 | 7-8pm | Brant Hills Learn about vitamin/diet therapies to potentially help with symptoms relating to aggression, stimming, as well as recovering speech and eye contact. Guest speaker: Dr. Mollie Brennan, ND.


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Job Searching in Later Life Learn about employment options, and résumé and interview tips for pursuing work in later life. Presented by Carolyn Henderson, The Centre for Skills Development & Training. Geared to ages 55+ Aldershot Thu June 21 10.15-11.45am Central Thu June 7 9.30-11am

Knit ’n’ Natter 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. Aldershot Saturdays 10-11.30am Brant Hills Mondays 6.30-8.30pm Central Saturdays 10-11.30am Wednesdays 7-8.30pm Kilbride Saturdays 10-11.30am New Appleby Saturdays 10-11.30am

Navigating your 1st Rental Agreement Wed June 13 | 7-8.30pm | New Appleby What you need to know before securing your new digs. Experts from Halton Housing Help tell you how!

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Newcomer Money 101 Mon July 9 | 7-8.30pm | Alton Geared to newcomers to Canada, learn about the banking system, credit ratings, and how to create a realistic budget.

World Wide Knit in Public Day Sat June 9 | 10am-2pm | Central (outside) Grab your yarn, needles and hooks - and join us outside of Central Library for Burlington’s biggest knit/ crochet-in! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy crafting. Drop in anytime. Rain Plan: 2nd Floor Central

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Housing Workshop Thu August 9 | 10.30-11.30am | Aldershot 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.

Classic Games & Summer Treats Turn off the screens and connect with friends over board games, cards, trivia, or bingo. Families welcome! Drop in.

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75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses Thu August 16 | 10.30am-noon | Aldershot Learn how to save on household expenses such as utilities, transportation, groceries, and personal items. Presented by the Credit Counselling Society.

Visiting Library Services When you are unable to get to us because of illness, mobility limitations, or caregiver responsibilities, we will come to you!

Aldershot Thu: July 5, August 2 10.30am-noon Alton Mon: July 16, Aug 20 3-4pm Brant Hills Tue: June 26, Aug 28 7-8.30pm Central Wed: Aug 8, 15, 22 6-8pm Tansley Woods Wed: July 19, Aug 16 7-8.30pm R

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Project Paint Night Wednesdays: June 27, July 4, 11, 18 7-8.30pm | Tansley Woods Create your take-home masterpiece over a social evening of fun and creative painting. $5/session. Project Craft Night A social and fun hour creating a make & take craft project. $5/session. Aldershot Thu June 28 Alton Wed July 4 Tansley Woods Wed August 15

6.30-8.30pm 6.30-8.30pm 7-8pm

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Social Tea Tuesdays: July 10, August 14 | 2-3pm | Tansley Woods Tea, cookies, and fellowship.

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Kindergarten for Adults Thu August 2 | 6-8pm | Central A throwback to the days of simple arts & crafts. Come for an evening of easy and creative activities. Drop in.

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Adult Programs Tech Help, Online Learning & Classes

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High-5 Tech Scavenger Hunt June 1 to 30 | @All branches Tech-up during Seniors’ Month! We’ll show you how. Ask for a challenge card, complete a set of five simple tech activities, and then enter your name for a draw prize. Drop in anytime. R

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Click! Basic Computer Skills Camp Tue June 5 to Thu June 7 | 9.30-11am | Central For those new to computers, learn the basics of using your computer, the Windows 10 operating system, and searching the Internet. $25. 3-day class. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Take Great Vacation Photos Learn tips & tricks from photography specialist Jordie Burton to take better photos with your Smartphone. Alton Mon June 18 New Appleby Wed June 27 Tansley Woods Tue June 19

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Introduction to Genealogy Join us for an introductory session on how to begin your own genealogy research. Aldershot Thu July 12 10.30am-12.30pm Central Thu June 14 10am-noon New Appleby Wed June 20 10.30am-12.30pm

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iPad Boot Camp Learn more about your iPad. Must attend both sessions. Central Thu: July 5 & 12 2-4pm New Appleby Tue: June 12 & 19 10.30am-12.30pm

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E-Books & More for Beginners Fri July 27 | 2-3.30pm | Tansley Woods Get help using your smartphone or tablet to access online books and more from the library.

Meet Libby.

Instantly borrow ebooks and audiobooks with your library card.

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Free confidential information and resources. Visit http://bit.ly/BurlingtonInfo or call 905.639.3611 ext 1222 to get started.

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Teen/Senior Tech Meet Up Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop and learn how to use it with help from a teen volunteer. Aldershot Sat July 21 Brant Hills Sat July 7

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Celebrating Seniors’ Month In June, we celebrate Seniors’ Month with these programs especially geared to ages 65+. Time for Tea Join us for light refreshments and fellowship with others in your neighbourhood and get to know the community a little better! Drop in anytime. Aldershot Thu June 7 10.30-11.30am Alton Tue June 5 1-2pm Brant Hills Tue June 19 2.30-3.30pm Central Wed June 27 1-2pm New Appleby Wed June 6 10.30-11.30am Tansley Woods Thu June 21 2-3pm R Help

for Seniors Seminar Tue June 12 | 10.15-11.45am | Aldershot Learn about community services to help you stay independent at home, what they cost, what’s free, and when it may be time to move into a retirement residence or Long Term Care. And there’s more! From researching your family roots to learning how to use your smartphone to exercising your memory, we know older adults in Burlington have a wide variety of interests. Please be sure to check out summer programs for adults on pages 3-9 and Family Fun @the Branches in the Children’s section, too.

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DIY – Maker Fibre Arts Open Studio Saturdays: June 2 to August 25 | 9.30am-noon | Central Bring your projects and ideas to the maker space or try out some of ours. Use our sewing machines, sergers, cover stitcher, and embroidery machine to make your vision come to life. *Note that completion of Embroidery Machine 101 and Intro to Serger is required to use this equipment. R

3D Printer Certification 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 3D printing at BPL. @Alton Thu June 14 Thu July 5 Mon July 23 Thu August 9 Thu August 16

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@Central Sat June 2 9.30-10.30am Thu June 14 7-8pm Wed July 4 7-8pm Thu July 19 7-8pm Thu Aug 9 9.30-10.30am

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Ideaworks Studio Open Studio Mondays: June 4 to August 27 6-8.30pm (except July 2, Aug 6) Wednesdays: June 6 to August 29 6-8.30pm (except July 4) Saturdays: June 2 to August 25 1.30-4.30pm (except June 23, July 7, Aug 11) Drop in to explore the maker space and use the laser cutter, vinyl printer, and vinyl cutter. *Note that completion of Laser Cutting 101 is required to use the laser cutter. Central BookArts Open Studio Wednesdays: June 6, 20, July 4, 18, Aug 1, 15, 29 5.30-8.30pm | Brant Hills 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. No sign-up required. Ages 18+

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3D Design with Tinkercad Mon June 4 Wed June 27 Wed July 18 6-8pm | Central Learn the basics of creating 3D models using Tinkercad. $10. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. 2-hour class. Laser Cutting 101 Tue June 5, Fri July 20, Thu Aug 16 2-4pm Saturdays: June 23, July 7, Aug 11 1.30-3.30pm Learn about the equipment, materials and the basics of laser cutting or engraving your work. $25. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Central Serger 101 Tuesdays: June 5 & 12 | 6-8.30pm | Central Are you a sewer who is keen to learn how to use a serger? You’ll wonder how you ever sewed without one! 2-week class. $40, includes fabric. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Knitting 101 Thu June 7 | 9.30-11.30am | Central Learn the basics of how to knit and get started knitting a dish scrubbie. Yarn and needles included. $10. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Chainmail Jewelry Workshop Thu: June 14, July 5, August 23 | 6-8.30pm | Brant Hills Learn how to make chains by linking metal rings to create a piece of jewelry. Come to any one or all sessions. $8/session, supplies provided. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Embroidery Machine 101 Thu June 21 7-8.30pm | Central Thu July 12 10.30am-noon | Central Get started using the library’s embroidery machine. Learn to design and stitch monograms or custom images of your choice on your own fabric items, such as t-shirts or linens. 1.5-hour class. Sewing 101: Tote Bag Thu June 28 | 9.30-11.30am | Central Learn to sew a cloth tote bag for your beach gear or library books. $20, includes supplies. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. DIY Fish+Plant = Countertop Garden Thu July 19 | 2-3pm | Central Use fish to grow food! Learn about aquaponics & make a countertop aquaponics garden using mason jars, net pots and plants (fish not included). Children must be in grade one or older. Families welcome. $10/countertop garden. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard.

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All programs are FREE unless noted.

Teen Programs Ages 13+ Exam Cram Sat June 16 to Tue June 26 Do you need a 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.

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Exam Cram Extended Hours Study late with us! Come just for quiet study: no borrowing, reference help, or library computers. Alton June 19, 20, 21, 25 9-11pm Central June 19, 20, 21, 24, 25 9-11pm Sun June 24 5-8pm Exam Cram Puppy Room Feeling stressed? Stop by the library for a visit with our canine friends from St. John Ambulance! Drop in anytime. Aldershot Sat June 23 3-4pm Brant Hills Tue June 19 6.30-7.30pm Central Thu June 21 6.30-7.30pm New Appleby Wed June 20 6.30-7.30pm Tansley Woods Wed June 20 6.30-7.30pm Read for the Win June 23 to August 25 Pick up a checklist from any branch or online. You have a chance to win prizes for every challenge completed! R

Police Powers: Stops & Searches Tue June 5 | 6-7.30pm | Alton Do you know what to do if you are stopped by the police? Learn all about your rights when it comes to stops and searches.

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Résumé Building & Interview Skills Workshop Tue June 5 | 7-8pm | Brant Hills Improve your résumé and learn how to rock a job interview in this workshop presented by YMCA Employment Services Burlington. R Registration is required.

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Graffiti Art Learn the concepts and practices of graffiti art from a practicing artist and create a take-home project of your own. New Appleby Tue July 31 2-4pm Tansely Woods Tue June 5 6.30-8.30pm Youth Night @the Library: Video Games Thursdays: July 12, 19, 26 | 2.30-5.30pm | Alton Hangout with people with similar interests. Play games on Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation. All skill levels welcome. Drop in anytime.

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Macramé Bunting Banner Sat July 21 | 1.30-3pm | Central Creatively combine a few simple knots to get started. All supplies included.

@ the library Lunchtime Concert featuring:

MOUNT FAREWELL

Wed June 6 | 11.15am-12.15pm | Alton


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Children’s Programs

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Write On! Short Story Contest June 1 to July 31 All participants are invited to an awards celebration and writing talk with a local author in November. Details and entry form at www.bpl.on.ca/write-on. Ages 10-12

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Animation Exploration: Faces Tue August 7 | 2-3.30pm | New Appleby Explore the basics of cartooning by learning how to create different characters with this workshop focused on drawing faces and expressions. Ages 10-12

Make Some Slime! Polymers and non-Newtonian fluids can be a little confusing, but get to know the science—using slime! Ages 10-12

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Coding Camp Mon August 13 to Thu August 16 2.30-3.30pm or 4-5pm | Central Learn coding basics using a web-based version of Scratch. Create animations, music videos, and interactive games. No previous coding experience required. Plan to attend all four 1-hour sessions. Ages 10-12

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Hour of Code Code is everywhere, especially behind your favourite R Animation Exploration: Animals apps and games. Learn the basics of coding. Please Tue August 14 | 2-3.30pm | New Appleby bring your own headphones. Ages 10-12 Learn an easy and fun way to draw different animals using cartoon fundamentals. Ages 10-12 Brant Hills Mon July 23 2-3pm R Tween Sketch Central Mon July 30 3-4pm Wed August 22 | 7-8pm | Tansley Woods Feed Your Passion for MINDFULNESS Learn the basics of drawing. Ages 10-12 Stretch it out! Combine meditation and movement to feel your best. Ages 10-12

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Tue July 17 11-11.30am Arrive early to register in person

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Wed Aug 15 11.15-11.45am Call to register

Brant Hills

Mon: July 23, Aug 27 11.30am-noon No sign-up required

Central

Tue August 14 2.30-3pm No sign-up required

Tansley Woods Mon July 9 10.30-11am No sign-up required

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Meet your librarians.

Hi, I’m Katelyn.

Home branch: Alton

Hi, I’m Frances.

Home branch: Central

We are the Community & Programming Librarians responsible for children in their early (birth to 5) and middle (6-12) years. You’ll find us in the library and around town visiting schools and local events. Looking for a great book for your child? Have a question about Summer Reading Club? Please get in touch by calling 905.639.3611.

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Explore your PASSIONS! June 23 to August 25 / Up to age 12 Keep reading all summer & earn prizes! Set your own weekly reading goal and try to complete this goal every week for 8 weeks. Can you do it? We think you can! Sign up to join the TD Summer Reading Club for Kids at your local branch or online at www.bpl.on.ca/explore/for-kids/summer-reading-club.

School-Age Children | Up to age 12 Kick Off Party Family-friendly fun to kick off our Summer Reading Club! Drop in for games and activities at the library. Get registered for reading club while you’re here. The party is outside at Central only. In case of rain, event held in library. All ages

Feed Your Passion for HOCKEY Do you love Canada’s game? Show off your love of hockey and explore the science behind the sport. Drop in anytime. Ages 6+ Alton Fri August 17 10.30-11.30am Brant Hills Mon July 30 11am-noon Tansley Woods Thu August 9 10-11am Feed Your Passion for NATURE Fascinated by the earth and everything on it? Investigate earth science through fun, hands-on activities around what’s in your garden! Each session offers a new theme. Ages 6+

North @Tansley Woods Sat June 23 10am-noon South @Central Sat June 23 2-4pm Wrap Up Celebration! Sat August 25 | 11am-1pm Drop-in to any branch to celebrate all the new adventures you’ve had this summer, and maybe have a few more. Family-friendly games, crafts, and activities. Drop in. All ages Feed Your Passion for ART Explore the world of colour! Create colourful works of art illuminated by the sun, then investigate the science behind those beautiful hues. Ages 6+ Aldershot Tue August 28 Drop in R Alton Wed July 25 Call to register Brant Hills Mon: July 9, Aug 13 Drop in Central Tue July 3 Drop in New Appleby Wed August 8 Drop in Tansley Woods Mon August 13 Drop in

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What’s in Your Garden? Central Tue July 24 Drop in New Appleby Wed August 22 Drop in Tansley Woods Fri July 13 Call to register Wild Weather Alton Wed July 11 Call to register Brant Hills Mon August 20 No sign up required Central Tue August 7 Drop in

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Discover Rocks & Minerals Central Tue August 28 Drop in New Appleby Wed August 15 Drop in Feed our Feathered Friends Aldershot Tue August 21 Drop in Brant Hills Mon July 16 Drop in Water Works Central Tue July 17 Drop in

Feed Your Passion for BUILDING 2-3pm What can you build? Come and create during dropin Library LEGO! Children 5 and under must bring an 10.30-11.30am adult. All ages

11am-noon 11am-noon

2-3pm

Aldershot Tue: July 3, 10, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 11am-noon Alton Fri: July 6 to 27 10.30-11.30am Brant Hills Sat: July 7 to Aug 25 9.30-11am Tansley Woods Fri: July 6, 20, Aug 3, 17 10am-2pm

Feed Your Passion for SCIENCE: Maker Buddies July 9 to August 24 Your kids can build 21st century literacies this Feed Your Passion for MINDFULNESS summer! Through fun hands-on activities led by Stretch it out! We’ll combine meditation and trained teen volunteers, kids investigate different movement in a fun, relaxing program all about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, feeling your best. Ages 6+ and Math) concepts each week in a supportive R Aldershot Tue July 17 11.30am-noon small group environment. Sessions are drop-in with limited spaces available. Visit www.bpl.on.ca/ Arrive early to register in person feature/makerbuddy for dates, times, and locations. R Alton Wed August 15 10.30-11am Call to register Brant Hills Mon: July 23, Aug 27 11-11.30am No sign-up required Central Tue August 14 2-2.30pm No sign-up required Tansley Woods Mon July 9 10-10.30am No sign-up required Feed Your Passion for DISCOVERY Our popular Blow Off Some STEAM hands-on fun with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Activities may vary by location. Ages 6+ Alton Thu: June 7, 14 4.30-5.30pm Arrive early to register in person Central Wed: Jul 4 to Aug 22 2-3pm Drop in R New Appleby Tue: July 10 to July 31 10.30-11.30am Arrive early to register in person R Tansley Woods Thu: July 5, 12, 19, 26 2-3 pm Arrive early to register in person R

R Registration is required.

Please contact any branch to register. www.bpl.on.ca

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All programs are FREE unless noted.

Children’s Programs

Family Fun @the Branches

100in1 Day: Ask Me About My Story Sat June 2 – see also page 6 | 11-11.45am | Central Celebrate the diversity of our community! Local teens share books and their own lived experience at this special storytelling event about embracing our differences. No sign-up required. All ages Sat-ART-Day Create art using supplies from our Loose Parts table. Drop in anytime. All ages Alton Sat: June 2 to 16 11am-noon Brant Hills Sat: July 7 to Aug 25 11am-noon

Game On! Fri: Jul 13, 27, Aug 10, 24 | 10am-2pm | Tansley Woods Board games, card games and tables to play your own games. Drop in. All ages Let’s Go Emoji Tue July 17 | 10.30am-1.30pm | Alton Drop in crafts and games for all ages. R

Family Flicks Relax and enjoy newer PG releases and classic favourites in air-conditioned comfort. No sign up required. All ages. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. At Central: Limited seating, arrive early for a ticket. Aldershot Fri: July 13 to Aug 31 Brant Hills Sat: Jun 16, Jul 14, Aug 18 Central Fri: July 6 to Aug 31 New Appleby Sat: June 2 to Aug 25 Tansley Woods Tuesdays: July & August

2-4pm 2-4pm 2-4pm 2-4pm 7-8.30pm

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Quest Sat June 16 | 10am-10.45am, 11-11.45am, 1-1.45pm, 2-2.45pm, 3-3.45pm | Tansley Woods Try to beat the BPL Escape Room! Groups of 4-6 people (including an adult) recommended. Ages 10+ & Broccoli Thu July 5 | 1.30-2.30pm | Central Sing and dance along to the energetic and enthusiastic live music of Sonshine & Broccoli! Ages 6+

Alton Wed August 1 10.30-11.30am The Hockey Sweater & Alligator Pie Central Tue July 17 10.30-11.30am The Hockey Sweater & Alligator Pie Tansley Woods Thu August 16 10.30-11.30am The Sleeping Giant R

Emoji Pillow Tue July 17 | 11am-noon | Alton Create a cool unique Emoji Pillow. No sewing skills needed. Ages 6+

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Star Wars Felties Thu July 19 | 10.30-11.30am | Tansley Woods Create a Star Wars character with felt! All ages Call of the Loon Art Collage Sat July 21 | 2-3pm | Tansley Woods Make your own loon collage to decorate your room. Drop in. All ages

R Sonshine

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Make Some Slime! Tue July 10 | 2-3pm | Central Polymers and non-Newtonian fluids can be a little confusing, but get to know the science—using slime! Drop-in while supplies last. Ages 6+ Stunt Ventriloquist Master Ventriloquist Tim Holland attempts death defying stunts while bringing to life a cast of zany characters. Ages 6+

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June/July/August 2018

1-1.30pm 11-11.30am

Listen & Learn with HPO Join Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra musicians for a performance that introduces children to the instruments of the orchestra and their various sounds. All ages Central Alton

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Aldershot Wed July 11 New Appleby Wed July 11

Musical Storytelling with HPO Learn about the creative power of music and how it is used to tell a story with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte through her exciting compositions for much-loved stories. All ages

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Sat August 25 Tue July 24

10-11am 10-11am

CRASH Rhythm Bucket Drumming Join special guest CRASH Rhythm for an hour of bucket drumming, songwriting, music theory, and fun! Bucket drums provided. Ages 6+ Alton Brant Hills

Tue July 31 Thu August 2

1.30-2.30pm 1.30-2.30pm


All programs are FREE unless noted.

Children’s Programs Family Fun @the Branches

Ramp Racers Tue July 31 | 2-3pm | Central Explore ramps, angles, and friction with simple materials and hands-on play. Drop in. Ages 6+ R Doll

& Me Tea Thu August 9 | 1-2pm | Alton Bring your doll dressed for fun and join us for crafts and snacks. Ages 6+ River Stone Art Sat August 18 | 2-3pm | Tansley Woods Create a beautiful piece of art using a rock and craft paint. One/child while supplies last. Drop in. All ages Tangled Art Create artistic designs while feeling zen. No artistic talent is needed. Drop in. Ages 6+ Central Tue August 21 Tansley Woods Fri August 24

2-3pm 2.30-4pm

Play Music on the Porch Day Sat August 25 | 10.30-12.30pm | Tansley Woods It’s a super-sized jam! Bring your own acoustic instrument or select one of ours in house. No experience needed. Drop in. All ages

Young Children

Ages 1-5 with adult caregiver participation.

Mini Mindful Moments Mindfulness for you and your little one to help develop self-awareness, focus, well-being, & socialemotional skills. No sign-up required. Ages 1-5 Central Wed: July 18, Aug 15 10-10.30am New Appleby Fri: July 6 to Aug 24 10.30-11am Tansley Woods Thu June 28 10-10.30am Mini Morning Crafts Start your morning with a little creativity! Drop in while supplies last. Ages 1-5 Aldershot Sat: July 7 to Aug 18 10.30-noon Tansley Woods Sat: Jun 30 to Aug 18 10am-noon (except Aug 11) Art in the Park Paintingpalooza! Dress for mess as we splatter and squirt paint in the park. Drop in anytime. Ages 1-5 Alton Brant Hills Central

Fri August 10 @Norton Park Fri July 27 @Brant Hills Field Wed July 11 @Central Park Wed August 8 @Central Park

9.30-11.30am 10am-noon 10am-noon 10am-noon

Mini Masterpieces Sat June 9 | 10-11am | Tansley Woods You &your toddler combine your creativity into one, fun collaborative mini masterpiece! Drop in. Ages 1-5

Mini Messy Makers Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and One Big Playdate Thu July 5 & Sat August 11 | 10am-noon | Tansley Woods creative techniques. Ages 1-5 Bring your little ones for a fun and interactive play session. Be ready to play, explore, discover and R Alton Sat: July 7 to Aug 18 10-11.30am create together! Drop in anytime. Ages 1-5 Register in person day of program (except Aug 4) Mini Math Central Fri: July 6 to Aug 24 10-11am Tuesdays: July 17 & August 14 | 10-11am | Central Drop in anytime Let’s count… name shapes… make patterns… have fun! Try hands-on activities that develop early Mini Music Makers numeracy and pre-literacy skills. Ages 1-5 Come for some interactive and imaginative music fun. Ages 1-5 R Happy Bloomers Kids Yoga Thu August 23 | 10.30-11.15am | Tansley Woods R Aldershot Fridays: July 6 to 27 10.30-11am Together with your child experience the healthful Arrive early to register in person benefits of yoga. Led by a Certified Children’s Yoga R Brant Hills Thu: July 5 to Aug 30 10.30-11am Teacher. Ages 1-5 Arrive early to register in person Central Fri: June 8 to 29 10-10.30am No registration required R Registration is required. R Tansley Woods Sat July 28 2-2.30pm Please contact any branch to register. Call to register June/July/August 2018

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Storytime Alton Small Oneders* Thursdays: June 7, 14 9.30-10am Tales for Twos* Thursdays: June 7, 14 10.30-11am Family Storytime* Mondays: June 4, 11 9.30-10am 10.30-11am Family Storytime* Tuesdays: June 5, 12 9.30-10am 10.30-11am Family Storytime* Fridays: June 1 to 15 9.30-10am 10.30-11am

New Appleby

*Our storytimes are very popular

and seating is limited. Please arrive early to register in person. For storytime descriptions: www.bpl.on.ca/explore/for-kids

Brant Hills Family Storytime Tuesdays: June 5, 12 July 3 to August 21 10.30-11am

Central Baby Rhyme Time Tuesdays: June 5, 12 10-10.30am

Family Storytime Tue: July 3 to August 21 10.30-11am

Small Oneders Thursdays: June 7, 14 10-10.30am

Family Storytime Thursdays: July 5 to August 23 10.30-11am

Tales for Twos Wednesdays: June 6, 13 10-10.30am

Toddler Storytime Wednesdays: June 6, 13 | 10.30-11am Family Storytime Fridays: June 1 to 15 | 10.30-11am Ready, Set, School* Wed July 4 to Aug 8 | 10.30-11.30am Family Storytime* Fridays: August 3 to 24 | 10.30-11am

Family Storytime Thursdays: June 7, 14 July 5 to August 23 10.30-11am Family Storytime Fridays: June 1 to June 15 10.30-11am

Tansley Woods

Family Storytime* Sat: June 2 to 16 10-10.30am

Aldershot

All storytimes are FREE .

Preschool Storytime Mondays: June 4, 11 10-10.30am Family Storytime Saturdays: June 2 to August 25 10.30-11am Ready, Set, School Mon: July 9 to Aug 27 (except Aug 6) 10-11am & 2-3pm Family Storytime Thursdays: July 5 to August 23 10-10.30am

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Small Oneders Wednesdays: June 6, 13 10.30-11am Baby Rhyme Time Thursdays: June 7, 14 10-10.30am Tales for Twos Mondays: June 4, 11 10-10.30am Preschool Storytime Tuesdays: June 5, 12 10-10.30am Family Storytime Wednesdays: June 6, 13 9.30-10am Family Storytime Wednesdays: July 4 to August 22 10-10.30am Ready, Set, School* Tue: July 17 to Aug 21 10.30 -11.30am

Guide Summer 2018  

Things to do at Burlington Public Library.

Guide Summer 2018  

Things to do at Burlington Public Library.

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