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Adult Events

  1. Wellness Book Club

    July 6, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Discussing Life and Health with Friends *try new recipes *enjoy Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert & Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig *talk with local experts *find helpful resources

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  2. Wellness Book Club: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    July 6, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Do something today that your future self will thank you for by joining the Wellness Book Club. Each Wednesday, the group will bring healthy recipes, share tips and discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The book club will conclude with a showing of a Buddhist documentary, along with a traditional recipes and cultural craft- miniature Zen garden.

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  3. Makers Gonna Make

    July 9, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Are you a maker? Join us for our hands-on learning classes this summer on alternative Saturday afternoons. Talk about key maker concepts and play with everything from adult coloring, copyright and opensource software to Maki Maki!

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  4. How to Night@the Library-Grillin' with the Burlington Fire Department

    July 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    How to Nights are designed to tickle your curiosity. Learn or try something new that you've been interested in but haven't taken the time to explore.

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  5. Wellness Book Club

    July 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Discussing Life and Health with Friends *try new recipes *enjoy Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert & Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig *talk with local experts *find helpful resources

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  6. Wellness Book Club: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    July 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Do something today that your future self will thank you for by joining the Wellness Book Club. Each Wednesday, the group will bring healthy recipes, share tips and discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The book club will conclude with a showing of a Buddhist documentary, along with a traditional recipes and cultural craft- miniature Zen garden.

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  7. Adult Halo Tournament

    July 15, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Halo Tournament Friday, July 15 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm Get in the game against community opponents playing XBOX Halo on large screens. This after hours Halo Tournament is the library’s third annual event in competitive gaming. This event is for adults (ages 17+). Registration is $5 for pizza and refreshments. Join us and enjoy rapid and fun play.

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  8. Fitness Mondays

    July 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Start your week out right. Monday is your day to start fresh, eat well, live healthy and be proud. Visit the library for helpful resources and to work out from 12pm-1pm. July 18: Absolute Yoga expert July 25: Great River Health Systems expert August: Universal Therapy Group expert

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  9. Chix With Stix

    July 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

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  10. Wellness Book Club

    July 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Discussing Life and Health with Friends *try new recipes *enjoy Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert & Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig *talk with local experts *find helpful resources

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  11. Wellness Book Club: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    July 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Do something today that your future self will thank you for by joining the Wellness Book Club. Each Wednesday, the group will bring healthy recipes, share tips and discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The book club will conclude with a showing of a Buddhist documentary, along with a traditional recipes and cultural craft- miniature Zen garden.

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  12. Makers Gonna Make

    July 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Are you a maker? Join us for our hands-on learning classes this summer on alternative Saturday afternoons. Talk about key maker concepts and play with everything from adult coloring, copyright and opensource software to Maki Maki!

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  13. Fitness Mondays

    July 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Start your week out right. Monday is your day to start fresh, eat well, live healthy and be proud. Visit the library for helpful resources and to work out from 12pm-1pm. July 25: Great River Health Systems expert August: Universal Therapy Group expert

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  14. Wellness Book Club

    July 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Discussing Life and Health with Friends *try new recipes *enjoy Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert & Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig *talk with local experts *find helpful resources

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  15. Sit and Stitch

    July 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting room A

    Join a fun group of crafters for 2 hours of learning and fun.

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  16. For the Spell of It: Adult Scrabble Tournament

    July 29, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Did you know Scrabble’s famous wooden letter tiles, made of Vermont maple, are a cultural icon? Or that If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed in a row, they would stretch for more than 50,000 miles? Or that Scrabble is available in 29 languages? Register For the Spell of It and enjoy a free and fun night of gaming!

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Kid Events

  1. Bees Readers

    July 1, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Meet your Burlington Bees players at this fun storytime!

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  2. Steve Parker:Magician

    July 5, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Steven Parker is a entertainer who uses magic, comedy, ventriloquism, and balloon sculpting to engage audiences of all ages. His programs can include anything from escapes, stage illusions, comedy magic, to skillful slide of hand. Steven received the "Performer Elite" rating in 2007 for his ventriloquist skills. Not just for kids, Steven is equally adept at entertaining all ages. More than mere entertainment, Steven uses his programs for secular family entertainment and church programs to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. A Presentation for all ages and events.

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  3. Disney Classic Movie: Gus

    July 6, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  4. Storytime Yoga

    July 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Yoga + Storytime = Yoga Storytime. Join Miss Sarah for a fun and flexible time for children and parents alike! Class sizes are limited, so please register early. Use the link to register online or call the library at 319-753-1647.

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  5. Dino O'Dell: Musical Fun

    July 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  6. Crafternoons (Ages 3-5)

    July 13, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Crafty fun for little ones! Designed for ages 3-5 with a parent. Class size is limited and registration is required.

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  7. Dan Wardell: 2 Shows! 9:30 &10:30

    July 14, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    The IPTV KIDS Clubhouse is an extension of the PBS KIDS brand. Host, Dan Wardell, educates, informs, enriches, and inspires the youth around Iowa through local community events, the Reading Road Trip, Dan Wardell story times, and video on-air and online! Please join Dan Wardell as he travels to schools, libraries and events across the amazing state of Iowa!

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  8. Bees Readers

    July 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Meet your Burlington Bees players at this fun storytime!

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  9. Lego Club

    July 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Lego's build creativity and cooperative play. Join us for a fun time of building with Legos. This program is for K-5th grade only and registration is required.

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  10. Chris McBrien: Ventriloquist & Storyteller

    July 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This Summer, the race is on to read and WIN at your library! And, it's guaranteed to be the funniest race your patrons have ever seen! Chris has an all new program with complete with audience participatory spelling bee, word games, illusions and mime activities based on famous American pastimes like Baseball, Basketball and Soccer where the entire audience helps! His famous ventriloquist characters are back, all new characters and beloved favorites like Dewey Duck doing all new skits that will make your laugh until your sides hurt! Magic, Ventriloquism, Games, Storytelling and Mime are Chris' trademarks and he's been a library favorite across the Midwest for 10 years! He's performed in 16 states, Canada and Germany repeatedly, and is Chicagoland's only full time ventriloquist! Find out why libraries book him over and over again, and patrons ask to have him back every year!

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  11. Afternoon Movie: The Sandlot

    July 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    You're killing me Smalls! Join us for this iconic movie! A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

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  12. Smart Art: Ready, Set Game!

    July 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  13. Grout Museum: Combustion Science

    July 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Grout Museum is one of our all time favorites! Do you think this program will be a BLAST? We do! ComBUSTion (Recommended for all ages)Fire is a chemical reaction that scientists call combustion! Beamazed by this explosive demonstration while watching amazing effects like flash powder, flash paper and exploding hydrogenballoons. Fire safety is stressed throughout. Concepts: fire, oxygen, temperature, fuel and explosions.

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  14. Crafternoons (Ages 3-5)

    July 27, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Crafty fun for little ones! Designed for ages 3-5 with a parent. Class size is limited and registration is required.

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Library Closings

  1. Closed for Independence Day

    July 4, All Day

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Senior Events

  1. Specifically for Seniors-Walt Whitman Live!

    July 8, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Walt Whitman as portrayed by Dr. Bill Koch will highlight his poetry and pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Babygarten

    July 6, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Storytime House

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Class sizes are limited, so please register early. Click the link to register online or call the library at 319-753-1647.

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  2. Babygarten

    July 6, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storytime House

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Class sizes are limited, so please register early. Click the link to register online or call the library at 319-753-1647.

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  3. Babygarten

    July 7, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Storytime House

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Class sizes are limited, so please register early. Click the link to register online or call the library at 319-753-1647.

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  4. Storytime

    July 12, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Storytime House

    Storytime is for preschool and younger elementary students from ages 4-7 who are ready to listen more and wiggle less. Join Miss Debbie as she reads picture book stories--old favorites, as well as, new discoveries. No registration is required for the Summer Classes

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  5. Storytime

    July 19, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Storytime House

    Storytime is for preschool and younger elementary students from ages 4-7 who are ready to listen more and wiggle less. Join Miss Debbie as she reads picture book stories--old favorites, as well as, new discoveries. No registration is required for the Summer Classes

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  6. Storytime

    July 26, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Storytime House

    Storytime is for preschool and younger elementary students from ages 4-7 who are ready to listen more and wiggle less. Join Miss Debbie as she reads picture book stories--old favorites, as well as, new discoveries. No registration is required for the Summer Classes

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Tweens & Teens

  1. Tween Board Game Night

    July 5, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Board Game fun for 3rd-5th Grades!

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  2. Quidditch Tournament

    July 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Hogwarts houses Griffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw & Slytherin will compete in a fun Quidditch tournament. Seekers & Snitches sign up and we will sort you into houses. Which house will win the Quidditch Cup?

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  3. Harry Potter Night

    July 7, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Here is your invitation delivered by owl to come to Harry Potter Night at the library. We will do a variety of Potter related crafts & activities while we watch a movie. Register online or call 3197531647. Teens & Tweens (3rd & up)

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  4. Mega Monday: Lego Robotics

    July 11, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Lego Robotics is fun & cool and we have some new projects for you if you have already completed our series!

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  5. Mega Monday: littleBits

    July 11, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    littleBits are low voltage electronics that contain magnets. We will do a different project each week. Registration is required. Age 8 & up

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  6. Mega Monday: Scratch Coding

    July 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

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  7. Mega Monday: Minecraft

    July 11, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Minecraft is for ages 8 & up. Registration is required. Limited class size.

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  8. Henna Tattoos

    July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Register to try out henna! Teens 6th grade & up can make some cool temporary designs and learn about the cultural significance..

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  9. Life Sized Clue Game

    July 14, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Love Clue? Come down and play a life sized version. Who commits the murder? Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Candlestick?

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  10. Mega Monday: Lego Robotics

    July 18, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Lego Robotics is fun & cool and we have some new projects for you if you have already completed our series!

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  11. Mega Monday: littleBits

    July 18, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    littleBits are low voltage electronics that contain magnets. We will do a different project each week. Registration is required. Age 8 & up

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  12. Mega Monday: Scratch Coding

    July 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

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  13. Mega Monday: Minecraft

    July 18, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Minecraft is for ages 8 & up. Registration is required. Limited class size.

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  14. Tweenopoly

    July 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Make your own game!

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  15. Chocolate Olympics

    July 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Compete in a variety of chocolate themed games!

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  16. Teen Anime Club: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

    July 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  17. Video Games

    July 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  18. Mega Monday: Lego Robotics

    July 25, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Lego Robotics is fun & cool and we have some new projects for you if you have already completed our series!

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  19. Mega Monday: littleBits

    July 25, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    littleBits are low voltage electronics that contain magnets. We will do a different project each week. Registration is required. Age 8 & up

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  20. Mega Monday: Scratch Coding

    July 25, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

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  21. Mega Monday: Minecraft

    July 25, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Minecraft is for ages 8 & up. Registration is required. Limited class size.

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  22. 5th Wave movie PG-13

    July 28, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    5th Wave is an action packed movie based on the popular Teen book by Rick Yancy. Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. PG-13, 1 hour 52 min.

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