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  1. CANCELLED - Name That Tune Trivia Night

    July 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Do you know lyrics, names of singers, and a wide variety of songs? If so, sign up a team for Name That Tune Trivia Night at the library. 10 Rounds (10 questions per round) Tables ($50) - maximum of 6 players per team/table Mulligans (sheet of 10 for $5) - limit of 1 sheet per team Double Down ($10) - limit of 1 per team Winning Team Prize - Footnotes Gift Cards Best Team/Table Decoration Prize ! Best Team Name Prize!

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  2. How It's Made: Shearer's Snacks

    July 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    This library series provides a look behind the scenes at how everyday things are manufactured in our own backyard. Learn about the humble beginnings as a small family business and how Shearer’s Snacks has expanded over four decades to become an award-winning snack food manufacturer and distributor many products of which are made in your own backyard! Sample some of their delicious crackers and cookies while you learn!

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  3. Yellow Submarine Social

    July 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    "In the town where I was born Lived a man who liked to read And he learned of many lives from books in the library." Watch the is a 1968 British children's animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music of the Beatles. Make a Yellow Submarine picture frame and enjoy some snacks!

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  4. First Friday Series, "Unconditional Surrender: A visit with Ulysses S. Grant"

    August 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Peter Grady is new to the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau and his program will appeal to history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts.

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    August 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Find primary resources on U.S. Governance Burlington Public Library will kick off a monthly series on Library of Congress resources with a class on August 10 at 2 p.m. provides current legislative information from the Office of the Clerk on the U.S. House of Representatives, the Offices of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Library of Congress’ Congressional Research Service.

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  6. Tech Tuesdays @ Hy-Vee on Agency

    August 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Staff members from the library will be available to help you with using your cell phones, tablets, or computers or using applications such as Overdrive, Libby to download digital books to your devices. Maybe you want to know how to access your library account online, renew materials, place holds, etc...the library outreach team is at your service.

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  7. Josiah Documentary

    August 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Josiah Henson’s 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin and galvanized abolitionists. But for 30 years, he was enslaved on what was once a 270-acre plantation run by Isaac Riley. An acre of land and an old house are all that remain. Time Team America descends on a upscale DC suburb, digging for clues beneath the manicured lawn and peeling back layers of the old kitchen floor to tell the story of one of the most important Americans of the 19th century. Read The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story that Sparked the Civil War by Jarod Brock from the Burlington Public Library or visit

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  8. First Friday Series, "Songs of Life"

    September 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  9. First Friday Series, "Joey Leone's Blues History"

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Joey Leone and his band bring the Blues to life at the Burlington Public Library

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  10. Kickin' the Kaiser

    October 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room A

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  11. Peter Fletcher Classical Guitarist

    October 15, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A & B

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  12. First Friday Series, "Little Free Library Movement"

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Mary & Jim Humston share their experiences with the Little Free Library Kiosks that have been popping up in various communities.

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  13. First Friday Series, "Margaret Cummins: Christmas at Balmoral"

    December 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Jessica Michna portrays Margaret Cummins.

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