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  1. First Friday Series "The Mississippi River in Song"

    June 1, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Dean Klinkenberg from St. Louis, MO will entertain his audience with music and stories.

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  2. Tie Dye Workshop

    June 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for hands-on tie dye fun at the library! We’ll provide all the materials, including a bandana, but feel free to bring a plain white cotton t-shirt of your own! Registration begins Monday, May 14th.

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  3. Disney Karaoke Night

    June 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Are you the biggest Disney fan around? Take a break from the summer heat to sing and dance along to your favorite Disney songs with all your friends at Disney Karaoke Night with Awestruck Audio! Have a few laughs, get loud, and maybe a little nostalgic!

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  4. Tech Tuesdays @ Hy-Vee on Agency

    June 19, 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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  5. Random Fandom: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2 events!)

    June 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    2pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014, PG-13 1hr 41 min) 5:30pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, PG-13 1hr 52 min) Snacks & Perler bead crafts at the 5:30 show.

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  6. How It's Made: Sterzing Chips

    June 25, 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. Craig Smith shares the history of the Sterzing Food Company and explains how the process of Sterzing's chips is the real thing! Learn how Sterzing Food Co. makes potato chips the old fashioned way, fresh every day, by buying the best potatoes then slicing them thin and cooking them. No fake, processed, or paste chips! Sample their newer line of delicious popcorns while you learn!

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  7. Yoga

    June 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join Rachel from Mother Moon Yoga for a free yoga class!

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  8. Chess Tournament with Shawn Johnson

    June 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join local chess coach, Shawn Johnson to learn the basics or play in the tournament. Prizes, food, fun! Register early.

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  9. First Friday Series, "Aldo Leopold"

    July 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by Humanities Iowa. Aldo Leopold, well-known conservationist and Burlington resident will be the topic of Thomas Dean's presentation.

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  10. Camp NaNoWriMo

    July 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    An Idyllic Writer's Retreat, smack dab in the middle of your crazy life. Sign up online @ https://campnanowrimo.org , (the same folks who bring you National Novel Writing Month) and again at the library event sign up. Plan to spend a couple of awesome afternoons working with others on crafting your story. We will have the days mapped out with fun activities and plenty of writing time. Special speaker is author, Serena Chase! So, grab some friends to fill your "cabin" and have an inspiring time.

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  11. Inked! Tattoo Information Panel

    July 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join Chris Klusak from Twisted Tattoos in Keokuk and a nurse from Great River Health Systems Wound Clinic as they discuss everything to do with tattoos. If you have ever considered getting inked, this is a don't miss event. This event does not need registration.

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  12. How It's Made: Parkside Brewing Company

    July 16, 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. Paul Key shares the passion for creating unique and flavorful brews long-shared with their family and friends and with home brewers club known as the Burlington M.O.B (Makers of Beer) which became the rich history of Parkside Brewing Company. Parkside Brewing Company LLC is a craft beer brewery dedicated to making the finest beer and beer-based beverages in the Midwest with a primary focus on brewing quality craft beer using award-winning recipes that include premium ingredients. Sample their newer line of delicious popcorns while you learn!

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  13. Tech Tuesdays @ Hy-Vee on Agency

    July 17, 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. First Friday Series, "Songs of Life"

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

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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