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Adult Events

  1. Turning Real Life into Fiction with Keith Lesmeister

    May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Author Visit and Writer’s Workshop with Keith Lesmeister Keith Lesmeister is the author of We Could’ve Been Happy Here, a collection of stories forthcoming spring 2017 (MG Press). His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, Harpur Palate, Meridian, Redivider, Slice Magazine, and many others. His nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, The Good Men Project, Tin House Open Bar, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere. He received his M.F.A. from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He currently teaches at Northeast Iowa Community College. On Friday, May 26, Keith will be offering the free writer’s workshop, “Turning Real Life Into Fiction” which is an interactive presentation which focuses on how stories develop from a single conversation, image, or event. Please register for your spot by calling the library. Burlington By the Book will have Lesmeister’s book for presale. His website is available here:

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Tweens & Teens

  1. Summer Volunteer Training

    May 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Our Summer Volunteers are the BEST!!!! Our requirements for summer teen volunteers are simple. You have to be at least 14 years old, and fill out a volunteer form. Once you pass the background check, we call to schedule your training. Teens entering 6th grade and up that are not 14 yet may volunteer through TICOS Advisory Club. See Becky for details. Training consists of a shelving test, orientation, and scheduling. Teens who regularly volunteer throughout the school year need to see Becky for shift assignments, but don't need to attend the training. All Summer Teen volunteers are invited to a party at the end of the summer. Not to be missed!

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