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  1. LiteraTEA: Girls at War, and other Stories by Chinua Achebe

    July 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Literati: people interested in literature Tea: a hug in a cup Enjoy tea and short stories at the library this summer. Girls at War, and other Stories by Chinua Achebe Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.

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  2. eBrunch: OverDrive (Bridges eBooks)

    July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  3. Drop In Sit & Stitch

    July 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Bring you stitching project and make new friends! This gathering is informal and F-U-N!

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  4. Sit and Stitch

    July 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Bring you stitching project and make new friends! This gathering is informal and F-U-N!

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  5. Movie: Hidden Figures, PG, 2h 7min

    July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Meeting Room B

    The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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  6. News Know How Panel

    July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    On Thursday, July 27 from 6-8pm, Burlington Public Library is hosting a "News Know How" panel discussion on the topic of Fake News. Local reporters and media specialists will enhance community awareness of the challenges media outlets tackle to provide clear, relevant access to information at this moderated event. As the subject of Fake News, as well as its manifold implications, grow increasingly meaningful to the library community this panel recognizes the importance to offer a platform for dialogue and enlightenment.

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  7. Fitness Friday: Alec Cornick with Universal Therapy Group

    July 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  8. LiteraTEA: Girls at War, and other Stories by Chinua Achebe

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Literati: people interested in literature Tea: a hug in a cup Enjoy tea and short stories at the library this summer. Girls at War, and other Stories by Chinua Achebe Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.

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  9. eBrunch: OneClickDigital

    August 2, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  10. Fitness Friday: Alec Cornick with Universal Therapy Group

    August 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  11. Genealogy Club

    August 9, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Stuck on a family research problem? Share your "brick wall" stories and learn from other genealogists in the community.

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  12. Sit and Stitch

    August 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Bring you stitching project and make new friends! This gathering is informal and F-U-N!

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  13. BPL Clothing Swap

    August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    The Clothing Swap is an event where you can exchange your clean and in good condition items that you no longer use for items you will. Patrons can bring in up to 15 items from August 7-12th. On August 12th, participants pick the same amount of items to take home. If you bring the items on a hanger (that you don’t want back) you can pick an additional item. Clothes that remain at the end of the event will be donated locally.

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  14. read the movie club: The Shack

    August 14, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Shack is a novel by Canadian author William P. Young that was published in 2007. The novel was self-published but became a USA Today bestseller, having sold 1 million copies as of June 8, 2008. The Shack (2017) is 2 hours and 12 minutes and stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw,

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  15. read the movie club: The Shack

    August 21, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Shack is a novel by Canadian author William P. Young that was published in 2007. The novel was self-published but became a USA Today bestseller, having sold 1 million copies as of June 8, 2008. The Shack (2017) is 2 hours and 12 minutes and stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw.

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  16. Sit and Stitch

    August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  17. eBrunch

    September 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  18. The Handwritten Letter: A Lost Art?

    September 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Mary Jedlicka Humston will present a "Letter-Writing 101" workshop from 6pm to 8m at the Burlington Public Library. She co-authored "Mary and Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," which explores the 30-year friendship between two women (both named Mary) and thousands of handwritten letters. Mary Jedlicka Humston, a former high school teacher, also graduated from UNI and has had over 150 poems and essays published at the local and national level in newspapers, magazines, books and online. Register for her free workshop by calling the library! 319-753-1647

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  19. read the movie club: Pride & Prejudice

    September 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! Pride and Prejudice is a romance novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. Pride and Prejudice (2005) is 2 hours and 9 minutes and stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen.

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  20. Straw Bale Gardeners Unite

    September 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Straw Bale Gardeners are encouraged to share their experiences with this unique gardening method.

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  21. eBrunch

    September 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  22. Genealogy Club

    September 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Meet with the Genealogy Club to socialize and discuss your current projects!

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  23. Sit and Stitch

    September 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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  24. read the movie club: Pride & Prejudice

    September 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! Pride and Prejudice is a romance novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. Pride and Prejudice (2005) is 2 hours and 9 minutes and stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen.

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  25. eBrunch

    September 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  26. Friends Members Preview Used Book Sale

    September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  27. Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

    September 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  28. Friends of the Library Used Book Clearance Sale

    September 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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  29. eBrunch

    September 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  30. Sit and Stitch

    September 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  31. read the movie club: The Bonfire of the Vanities

    October 2, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Bonfire of the Vanities is a satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The drama is about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader, Jewish assistant district attorney, and British expatriate journalist. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. It has often been called the quintessential novel of the 1980s. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) is 2 hours and 5 minutes and stars Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.

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  32. eBrunch

    October 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  33. read the movie club: The Bonfire of the Vanities

    October 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Bonfire of the Vanities is a satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The drama is about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader, Jewish assistant district attorney, and British expatriate journalist. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. It has often been called the quintessential novel of the 1980s. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) is 2 hours and 5 minutes and stars Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.

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  34. eBrunch

    October 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  35. Genealogy Club

    October 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Meet with the Genealogy Club to socialize and discuss your current projects!

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  36. Sit and Stitch

    October 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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  37. eBrunch

    October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  38. eBrunch

    October 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  39. Sit and Stitch

    October 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  40. eBrunch

    November 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  41. Sit and Stitch

    November 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  42. read the movie club: Murder on the Orient Express

    November 6, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is 2 hours and 8 minutes and stars Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall.

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  43. eBrunch

    November 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  44. Genealogy Club

    November 8, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Meet with the Genealogy Club to socialize and discuss your current projects!

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  45. read the movie club: Murder on the Orient Express

    November 13, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is 2 hours and 8 minutes and stars Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall.

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  46. eBrunch

    November 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  47. Sit and Stitch

    November 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  48. eBrunch

    November 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  49. eBrunch

    November 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  50. read a movie club: A Christmas Story

    December 4, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The holiday film A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd first released in 1983 and has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. A Christmas Story (1983) is 1 hour and 34 minutes long and stars Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley.

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  51. eBrunch

    December 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  52. Sit and Stitch

    December 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  53. read a movie club: A Christmas Story

    December 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The holiday film A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd first released in 1983 and has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. A Christmas Story (1983) is 1 hour and 34 minutes long and stars Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley.

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  54. eBrunch

    December 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  55. Genealogy Club

    December 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Meet with the Genealogy Club to socialize and discuss your current projects!

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  56. eBrunch

    December 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    eBrunch is an educational and networking brunch series hosted by the Burlington Public Library each Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Please register for this Free event series. **A special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this tech series.**

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  57. Sit and Stitch

    December 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  58. read the movie club: The Client

    January 8, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Client is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set mostly in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. It is Grisham's fourth novel. It was published in 1993. The Client (1994) is 1 hours and 54 minutes are stars Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon.

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  59. read the movie club: The Client

    January 15, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Client is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set mostly in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. It is Grisham's fourth novel. It was published in 1993. The Client (1994) is 1 hours and 54 minutes are stars Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon.

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  60. read the movie club: The Importance of Being Earnest

    February 5, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) is a farcical comedy in which John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford him an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London. Love and folly abound in this delightful story! The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) is 1 hour and 37 minutes and stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

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  61. read the movie club: The Importance of Being Earnest

    February 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM @

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) is a farcical comedy in which John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford him an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London. Love and folly abound in this delightful story! The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) is 1 hour and 37 minutes and stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

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  62. Valentines for Seniors

    February 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sign up to serve others by creating festive Valentine's Day cards for residents of local nursing homes. We'll meet on Monday, February 12 from 5pm to 7pm in Meeting Room A to craft cards. For more information or to sign up, contact Librarian Lois Blythe by visiting the front desk or library website, e-mailing lblythe@burlington.lib.ia.us, or calling 319-753-1647.

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  63. Library Class: Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

    February 14, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Make it with Love at this special, library class! Decorate sweet Valentine's Day cookies with buttercream icing and sprinkles. Don't forget to register for this free event and to invite someone you love!

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  64. read the movie club: The Maltese Falcon

    March 5, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett featuring private detective Sam Spade and her partner Miles Archer. When "Miss Wonderly", hires them to follow Floyd Thursby, and find her sister, who ran off with him. Archer takes the first stint. That night, Archer is found shot to death and Spade is a suspect. Spade refuses to tell the police about the client and coolly tells his office secretary to have the office door repainted to read simply "Samuel Spade". "Miss Wonderly" is soon revealed to be an acquisitive adventuress named Brigid O'Shaughnessy, involved with the title object, a foot-high black statuette of unknown but substantial value. The Maltese Falcon (1941) is 1 hour and 40 minutes and stars Humphrey Bogart.

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  65. read the movie club: The Maltese Falcon

    March 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett featuring private detective Sam Spade and her partner Miles Archer. When "Miss Wonderly", hires them to follow Floyd Thursby, and find her sister, who ran off with him. Archer takes the first stint. That night, Archer is found shot to death and Spade is a suspect. Spade refuses to tell the police about the client and coolly tells his office secretary to have the office door repainted to read simply "Samuel Spade". "Miss Wonderly" is soon revealed to be an acquisitive adventuress named Brigid O'Shaughnessy, involved with the title object, a foot-high black statuette of unknown but substantial value. The Maltese Falcon (1941) is 1 hour and 40 minutes and stars Humphrey Bogart.

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  66. read the movie club: Much Ado About Nothing

    April 2, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! In the Shakespearean farce Much Ado About Nothing, (first performed in 1612) Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) is 1 hour and 51 minutes and stars Denzel Washington, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.

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  67. read the movie club: Much Ado About Nothing

    April 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! In the Shakespearean farce Much Ado About Nothing, (first performed in 1612) Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) is 1 hour and 51 minutes and stars Denzel Washington, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.

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  68. read the movie club: The Help

    May 7, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African Americans working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. A USA Today article called it one of the "summer sleeper hits." The Help (2011) is 2 hours and 26 minutes and stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone.

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  69. read the movie club: The Help

    May 14, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    read the movie club: The Help Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African Americans working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. A USA Today article called it one of the "summer sleeper hits." The Help (2011) is 2 hours and 26 minutes and stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone.

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