Library Events Calendar

Cookbook Club: Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul

Join us for December's Cookbook Club Pick, Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul. Cook a recipe to share and discuss with the group!

Grab-and-Go: Tin Can Lanterns

Teens ages 13 - 18 use a hammer and nails to make a Star Wars-themed tin can lantern.

Book Discussion: Road to Nowhere

Meet your neighbors and South Burlington Energy Committee members at the library for a conversation about Road to Nowhere, by Paris Marx.

Book Discussion: All We Can Save

Meet your neighbors and South Burlington Energy Committee members at the library for a conversation about All We Can Save, an anthology edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson.

Blood Drive

Give life. Give blood. Community blood drive. Register with American Red Cross.

Blood Drive

Give life. Give blood. Community blood drive. Register with American Red Cross.

Blood Drive

Give life. Give blood. Community blood drive. Register with American Red Cross.

Cookbook Club: Skinnytaste Meal Prep

Join us for November's Cookbook Club Pick, Skinnytaste Meal Prep. Cook a recipe to share and discuss with the group!

Cookbook Club: New Native Kitchen

Join us for October's Cookbook Club pick: New Native Kitchen. Cook a recipe to share and discuss with the group!

Cookbook Club: Spice Kitchen

Join us for September's Cookbook Club pick: Spice Kitchen. Cook a recipe to share and discuss with the group!

A Tranquil Music Meditation

Join us for a serene and soothing meditation session.

Italian Book Club: Il Piccolo Principe

Join a book club that reads and discusses books in Italian.

Italian Book Club: La città del sorriso

Join a book club that reads and discusses books in Italian.

Grab-and-Go: Cryptid Creatures

Teens create their own cryptid with clay.

Teen Woven Coasters

Teens ages 13 - 18 weave coasters with yarn.

Teen Movie: Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.

Teen Movie: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

When facing a new threat to the Multiverse, Miles has to redefine what it means to be a hero.

Teen Movie: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Teens ages 13-18 are invited into the AC to watch the action-packed Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Teen Lego Challenge

Teens ages 13 - 18 build challenging Lego structures.

Grab-and-Go: Boba Tea

Teens ages 13 - 18 can grab a boba tea kit to make a tasty treat at home!

Teen Friendship Bracelets

Teens ages 13 - 18 are invited to the library to make friendship bracelets.

July Art Wall Exhibit

Color in Motion by Joan Hartley Blunt Murray

Mandarin Conversation Circle

Join volunteers from Vermont Chinese School to learn and improve your Mandarin and make new friends. 

What is Artificial Intelligence? An Update

Learn about Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT from Dick Mills.

What is Artificial Intelligence? An Update

Learn about Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT from Dick Mills.

Hair Equity Project: UVM Health Network

The Hair Equity project, sponsored by UVM Health Network, aims to understand the impact of oppression and inequities felt by Black Americans through hair discrimination.

June Art Wall and Display Case

Multi Media Art: Collages by Vermont artist Recille Hamrell Vintage Water Color sets collected by Rick Davis

Teen Movie: Barbie

Barbie and Ken leave Barbie Land and discover the real world.

Teen Kindness Rocks

Teens ages 13 - 18 decorate rocks.

Stressbusters!

Teens ages 13 - 18 are invited to leave the stress at home as they relax in the Teen Loft.

Solve the Mystery~ "A Who-Dun-It?" Adventure!

Can you Solve the MYSTERY? "A Who-Dun-It?" Adventure for kids in grades 4 and up!

Lyric Theatre's Rainbow Fish Musical

Lyric Theatre's Rainbow Fish Musical

Stuffy Sleepover Drop-off

Stuffed animals have their own sleepover adventure in the library!

Stuffy Sleepover Pick-Up

Stuffed animals have their own sleepover adventure in the library!

Game Changers!

Game Changers! Board Games for grades 4 and up!

Farmers' Ball for ages 3-7

Farmers' Ball- A tea party for farmers, gardeners and growers! Ages 3-7

Summer Reading Craftytown! 10am Session

Adventure Boxes

Summer Reading Craftytown! 4pm Session

Bird Books

Summer Reading Craftytown! 10am Session

Seed Bombs!

Summer Reading Craftytown! 10am Session

Bird Books

Summer Reading Craftytown! 10am Session

Rock Bags

Summer Reading Craftytown! 4pm Session

rock bags

Summer Reading Craftytown! 4pm Session

seed bombs

Summer Reading Craftytown! 4pm Session

Adventure Boxes

Summer Reading Craftytown!

Rock On! Geology in our Green Mountain state with Master Naturalist Fred Kosnitsky

Summer Reading Craftytown!

Natural Dying with Indigo and Local Color Farmer Karen Cornish!

Summer Reading Craftytown!

Bug Hotel

Summer Reading Craftytown!

Joe Frogger cookies for Juneteenth!

Evening Book Group: The House in the Cerulean Sea

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our June read is The House in the Cerulean Sea, By T.J. Klune.

EVENT POSTPONED: The Art of Creating Community Thru Hip-Hop

Will Kasso Condry presentation about Creating Community through Hip-Hop

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event!

Author Event ~How to Make a Mountain: In Just 9 Simple Steps and Only 100 Million Years! by Amy Huntington

Morning Book Group: Missing, Presumed

Join us for October's book group pick Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner. All are welcome.

"Morning" Book Group: Universe of Two with Author Stephen P. Kiernan

Join us for October's book group pick Universe of Two by Vermont author Stephen Kiernan. All are welcome. Note the Wednesday evening day/time.

Morning Book Group: Ministry for the Future

Join us for September's book group pick Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson. All are welcome.

Classical Encounters with the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

Green Mountain Chamber Music presents Classical Encounters at the South Burlington Public Library Kidspace

Classical Encounters: Chamber Music Fellows' Recital

Green Mountain Chamber Music presents Classical Encounters in the South Burlington Public Library Auditorium

Just Getting By Film Screening

Film screening of the documentary "Just Getting By" and a Q&A with the director.

May Art Wall and Display Case

Art Wall: Original posters from the southern Civil Rights Movement on the Art Wall this May Display Case: Banners, T-shirts, and buttons in the Vermont Queer Archives at the Pride Center of Vermont

Blood Drive

Give life. Give blood. Community blood drive. Register with American Red Cross.

Bike Rodeo

Friday Movie: Big Kids Productions & Vermont Story Works’ Let’s Go to the Farm

Big Kids Productions & Vermont Story Works’ Let’s Go to the Farm

Friday Movie: Walt Disney Pixars' A Bug's Life

A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

Friday Movie: Walt Disney Pixars' Wall E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Friday Movie: Walt Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 American musical fantasy film based on the book by Mary Norton.

English Language Learner Movie Night

Opportunity to practice English and discuss an English language film.

Natural Resources Committee Wildlife table

The Library is hosting the Natural Resources Committee in sharing information about spring wildlife and babies in your yard and what to do with them.

Juneteenth in South Burlington

Poetry and music at Vet Memorial Park celebrating Juneteenth

Cookbook Club: Jubilee

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Cookbook Club: Salamati

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Poetry Reading: Dan Close and Holly Painter

South Burlington poets Dan Close and Holly Painter will read from their poems and invite local poets to read.

Build a Kinetic Sculpture for the Bike Path!

Middle and High School students are invited to build a kinetic sculpture with artist and educator Katie O'Brien!

Gardening in Small Spaces

Learn how to get the most out of small space and container gardening with help from a Master Gardener.

Beneath Our Skin: COVID-19 Vaccination Storytelling & Art Exhibit

Clemmons Family Farm Sponsored exhibit: "Beneath Our Skin: COVID-19 Vaccination Storytelling & Art Exhibit"

Teen Stomp Rockets

Teens ages 13 - 18 will design and launch stomp rockets!

Corporeal Poetry Art Exhibit

Find Corporeal Poetry, poetry embodied in art and other objects, made by the Poetry Society of Vermont in the display case and around the library during the month of April.

Chess Club

Ready for a game of chess? Join the Chittenden County Chess Club on Saturdays at the South Burlington Public Library!

Library is CLOSED May 25

South Burlington Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 25 for maintenance.

Space Movies Saturday: Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role at NASA during the early years for the US space program.

Space Movies Saturday: Wall-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Poetry Games Workshop

Join poet Holly Painter for an evening of poetry games invented and inspired by the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poets. This hands-on workshop will make you think about poetry from new angles.

Canceled: Chess Club

Ready for a game of chess? Join the Chittenden County Chess Club on Saturdays at the South Burlington Public Library!

Stories from the Vermont Queer Archives

See the objects that mark milestones in Vermont's queer history and hear the stories that go with them.

Book Discussion: Homelessness is a Housing Problem

Meet your neighbors and South Burlington Affordable Housing Committee members at the library for a conversation about Homelessness is a Housing Problem, by Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Albern.

Postponed: Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses for SB residents

Solar eclipse viewing glasses handout starts March 25

Evening Book Group: When the Emperor Was Divine

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our May read is When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka.

Is an ADU Right for You?

The City's Affordable Housing Committee will share information on the what, why, and how of Accessible Dwelling Units. Learn about financing, building and dwelling rules, and hear about homeowners' real-life experiences.

Evening Book Group: The Boys in the Boat

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our April read is The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel Brown.

March Art Wall and Display Case

Art Wall: Pictures of Paradise nature photography by Bob Kern Art Wall & Display Case: 3D Shark Models by Eva Lewis for the Big Picture Program at South Burlington High School

Illuminate Vermont Artisan Street Festival

Come enjoy poetry and a musical performance as part of Illuminate Vermont Artisan Street Festival

Illuminate Vermont Artisan Street Festival

Come enjoy two musical performances as part of Illuminate Vermont Artisan Street Festival

Moveable Arts: Read, Play, Make!

Moveable Arts: Read, Play, Make! will highlight gross motor movement in art activities with a children’s literature component.

Summer Babytime -9:15am

Babytime for non-mobile infants and their adult caregivers.

Babytime

Babytime for non-mobile infants and their adult caregivers.

Paper Bag Princess Day!

Stand up to Dragons on Paper Bag Princess Day!

Seed Starting and Beginner Gardening

During this workshop you will learn: How to plan a garden. How to choose and start seeds, Setting up your garden for success, Plus, get some great tips to help your 2024 garden thrive!

Morning Book Group: Fifty Words for Rain

Join us for May 's book group pick "Fifty Words for Rain."

Modern Day Musiciennes

This series will feature female composers from the 12th through the 21st centuries. As more women enter the classical repertoire, we will listen to the works of American composers Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Florence Price, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Meredith Monk and Valerie Coleman.

The Unsung Mendelssohn and Schumann

This series will feature female composers from the 12th through the 21st centuries. Our second event will focus on Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann - the two most prominent women composers of the 19th century.

Classical Women Composers of Old

This series will feature female composers from the 12th through the 21st centuries. Our opening event will explore plainchant of Hildegard von Bingen, early operatic endeavors of Francesca Caccini, keyboard works of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and other early female composers.

Author Event: Malinda Lo

National Book Award Winner Malinda Lo author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club will discuss writing about queer life in the 1950s and how young adult fiction can speak to readers of any age. Moderated by National Book Award Finalist M. T. Anderson, the author of Feed.

Blood Drive

Give life. Give blood. Community blood drive. Register with American Red Cross.

Celtic Cats

Irish Dance at the South Burlington Public Library Auditorium!

Morning Book Group: Old in Art School

Come join us for a lively group discussion of the memoir Old in Art School by Nell Painter.

Morning Book Group: West With Giraffes

Come join us for a lively group discussion of West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.

Book Discussion: Ministry for the Future

Meet your neighbors and South Burlington Energy Committee members at the library for a conversation about Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Italian Book Club: Seta

A book club that reads and discusses books in Italian. For adults who are at an intermediate level or above. Our February book is Seta, by Alessandro Baricco.

Evening Book Group: Interpreter of Maladies

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our March read is Interpreter of Maladies, the stunning debut by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Teen Book Discussion: Messy Roots

Teens ages 13 - 18 are invited to join us for a discussion of the graphic memoir Messy Roots by Laura Gao.

South Burlington Candidate Forum

Baby Dedication Books and Brunch

Welcome to all new South Burlington babies

Toddler Stay and Play

Free play and social time just right for Toddlers and their caregivers.

My Vermont Eyes: Opening Reception

A series of 7 community-building events from February 16th through April 6th, 2024, led by African American Spoken Word and Poetry Theater artist and Saint Michael’s professor Dr. Jolivette Anderson-Douoning including readings, art making, discussions, poetry and Poetry Theater.

My Vermont Eyes: 'We Wear the Mask'

My Vermont Eyes: 'We Wear the Mask' Open Studio

My Vermont Eyes: Discover Yourself

My Vermont Eyes: 'We Wear the Mask' Open Studio

My Vermont Eyes: Poem - "Five Black Birds in an Ivorian Sky"

My Vermont Eyes: 'We Wear the Mask' Open Studio

My Vermont Eyes: Poem - My Vermont Experiences

My Vermont Eyes: Poem - My Vermont Experiences Workshop

My Vermont Eyes: Birds, Butterflies, and the Human Spirit Can Fly

My Vermont Eyes: Birds, Butterflies, and the Human Spirit Can Fly; Finding Home and Community with My Vermont Eyes

My Vermont Eyes at Illuminate Vermont!

My Vermont Eyes at Illuminate Vermont!

Musical Storytime with Ms. Liz

Musical Storytime for infants to age 4!

Voices from Ukraine Film Series: Earth at FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. One of the greatest silent movies ever made. Discussion to follow.

Voices from Ukraine Film Series: Winter on Fire

A civil rights movement erupts in the Ukraine after a peaceful student protest quickly morphs into a violent revolution. Discussion to follow.

Voices from Ukraine Film Series: Mr. Jones

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s in Agnieska Holland's award-winning feature film starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, and Peter Sarsgaard. Discussion to follow.

Voices from Ukraine Film Series: 20 Days in Mariupol at FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY

A team of journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. By Pulitzer-Prize winner Mstyslav Chernov. Discussion to follow.

Teen Cozy Cafe

On Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:30, we're transforming the YA area into the Cozy Cafe for teens ages 13 - 18.

Afternoon Games Upstairs

Games, music, and connection with the Colchester Peer Growth & Lifelong Learning group. Light refreshments and snacks.

Seed Swap, Info Table, & Give-away

Join us for a seed swap, info fair, and give-away in the Community Room!

January Art Wall and Display Case

Art Wall: Woodblock Prints by Landa Townsend Display Case: Pottery by August Cahn

Evening Book Group NEW DATE: Heavy: An American Memoir

Join us for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our February read is Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon.

Cookbook Club: Pulp

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Cookbook Club: Yiayia

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Read to a Dog!

Read to Emma the Therapy Dog

Read to a Dog!

Read to Emma the Therapy Dog

Cooking for the Chinese New Year

Make traditional Chinese treats to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Blood Drive

Give life. Give blood. Community blood drive. Register with American Red Cross.

December Art Wall and Display Case

The December art wall and display case will feature an exhibit from Hinesburg, VT artist Deborah Goudreau, titled "Separation Series." This is a set of of 9 sculpted vessels, containing expressions that attempt to represent the pain and despair experienced by those who have had their children taken from them. There will also be a selection of Deborah Goudreau's other works on display.

Mandarin Conversation Circle

Join volunteers from Vermont Chinese School to learn and improve your Mandarin and make new friends. 

Teen Board Games

Compete with your friend in tabletop games!

Teen Arts and Crafts: Perler Beads

Make your own fused bead creation!

Christmas Storytime

Chanukah "Pajama" Storytime

Italian Book Club: La Libreria Sulla Collina

A book club that reads and discusses books in Italian. For adults who are at an intermediate level or above. Our November book is Novecento, by Alessandro Baricco.

Come Write In! NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long event in November in which people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Join other writers at SBPL for energy, encouragement, and inspiration through the month.

Cookbook Club: The Vegan Chinese Kitchen

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Women in the Military and a Vets Town Hall

Save the Date! Panelists will talk about their experiences as women in the military followed by a Vets Town Hall.

NaNoWriMo 2023: Thank Goodness It's Over!

For National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. In November, 2023: you joined the challenge and got creative! Celebrate with your peers.

Cookbook Club: Tenderheart

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass

Meet your neighbors at the library for a conversation about Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. All are welcome. Hosted by the South Burlington Energy Committee and the Library.

Evening Book Group: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our January read is Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. Made possible by Vermont Humanities. Adults and teens 14+ are welcome!

January 2024: Friends of the Library Free Concert Series

Saturday January 27, 2024 Vermont Symphony Orchestra Duo with John Dunlop on Cello and Melissa Mielens on Flute will present our season opener, Reflections of Nature, an enchanting selection of contemporary and classic pieces.

February 2024: Friends of the Library Free Concert Series

Saturday February 24, 2024 Va-et-vient, Vermont's Addison County Trio bringing you traditional music of French culture from Quebec, Cajun, and Creole cultures

November 2024: Friends of the Library Free Concert Series

Saturday November 2, 2024 The Evans/Asbell Jazz Duo will perform jazz from the 1940s and 1950s, reflecting the 1950's San Francisco setting of the 2024 Vermont Reads book, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

April 2024: Friends of the Library Free Concert Series

Saturday April 20, 2024 concert with Caribbean Rain, Vermont’s multi-generational Jamaican family band, formed in 2017 by Jamaican Reggae artist Judi Emanuel and her family who will perform Jamaican folk tunes and covers of popular songs with a Jamaican flare

Who Moves Under the Moon?

Master naturalists present wildlife photos for all ages!

November Teen Gaming

Play Switch and board games with your friends.

Teen Bad Art

Do your worst impression of an artist with mixed media fun!

Intro to Chinese Characters

Learn about Chinese characters, their history, and how to make basic strokes and simple characters.

Morning Book Group: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Join us for March's book group pick "Last Night at the Telegraph Club."

Morning Book Group: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Join us for February's book group pick "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"

Morning Book Group: The Night Watchman

Join us for January's book group pick The Night Watchman.

Babytime CANCELLED 1/3 - 1/24, 2024

Storybook Craftytown

Storybook Craftytown

Storybook Craftytown

Storybook Craftytown: Crafts Inspired by favorite kids books

Storybook Craftytown

Vacation Craftytown! Yarn Collage Painting

Paint with colorful yarns!

Vacation Craftytown! Air Dry Clay Dish

Vacation Craftytown! Puzzle Piece Art

Make art with a mix or puzzle pieces

Vacation Craftytown! Doodle and Paint

Free Play Doodle and Watercolor Painting

Vacation Craftytown! Spiral Flower Weaving

Create your own woven flower!

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Princess and the Frog

Disney's Princess and the Frog

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Polar Express

Warner Brothers Polar Express

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Fairie Tale Theatre

Shelley Duvall's Fairie Tale Theatre

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Winnie the Pooh

Disney's Winnie the Pooh

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: March of the Penguins

It took one year for the two isolated cinematographers Laurent Chalet and Jérôme Maison to shoot the documentary, which was shot around the French scientific base of Dumont d'Urville in Adélie Land.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Walt Disney's Meet the Robinsons

Walt Disney's Meet the Robinsons based on the book A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Walt Disney Pixar's Cars

Walt Disney Pixar's Cars is set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic vehicles.

Friday Movie in Kids' Activity Room: Universal Studio's Despicable Me

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn.

Pop-Up Halloween Family Storytime

Miss Alexa Leads a not-too-spooky Halloween Storytime for kids and caregivers

Library of Things Petting Zoo

Explore the Library of Things

SoulCollage® What's Your Superpower?

Join Topaz Weis in creating collages depicting your superpowers to help you discover important truth and power that resides inside of you.

October Art Wall and Display Case

Art Wall Display Paul Betz is a local amateur photographer from South Burlington. With a lot of patience and practice, Paul has developed his own ways of creating art despite the limitations that his wheelchair use creates. Paul's art captures the natural beauty of Vermont, and uses his personal perspective to portray simple things in special ways. Display Case Exhibit Bridget Kimsey is a local Vermont Solar System Ambassador for NASA/JPL. This October she has put together a display for the SBPL titled "Spooky Space" that discusses some of the most terrifying and mind-blowing destinations in our galaxy.

Italian Book Club: Novecento

A book club that reads and discusses books in Italian. For adults who are at an intermediate level or above. Our November book is Novecento, by Alessandro Baricco.

Dungeons and Dragons

New and experienced players are invited to join in a monthly game of one-shot adventures.

South Burlington Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - April 12 and April 13

Friends of the South Burlington Public Library's popular used book sale!

South Burlington Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - April 12 and April 13

Friends of the South Burlington Public Library's popular used book sale!

Members Only Preview Night : Used Book Sale

Friends of the South Burlington Public Library's popular used book sale!

Friends Used Book Sale

Friends of the South Burlington Public Library's popular used book sale!

YA Escape Room

Teens ages 13 - 18 work together to find clues hidden around the Teen Space and solve the puzzles to Escape the Room!

Game On!

Join us in the Activity Room for some gaming with our Nintendo Switch on the big screen!

Game On CANCELED

Join us in the Activity Room for some gaming with our Nintendo Switches on the big screen!

South Burlington History in Photographs and Stories: 1940s to Now

Local history expert, and author of the book Lost Burlington, Bob Blanchard, will present a slide show of historic photographs from the 1940s to the present day and regale you with accompanying stories.

Cookbook Club: Rambutan

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Book Discussion: Stranger Care

Meet your neighbors at the library for a conversation about Stranger Care, Sarah Sentilles's memoir of her time as a foster parent. All are welcome. The Vermont Department for Children and Families will join us at this conversation to answer questions and offer perspective.

Cookbook Club: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Evening Book Group: The Lost Painting

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our November read is The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr. All are welcome!

NaNoWriMo 2023 Warmup

For National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Learn how and get inspired! Long-time NaNoWriMo participant Anne LaLonde will provide advice, encouragement, and noveling handouts.

Come Write In! NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long event in November in which people all over the world commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Join other writers at SBPL for energy, encouragement, and inspiration through the month.

Author Event: Gesine Bullock-Prado

Gesine Bullock-Prado of Sugar Glider Kitchen will talk about her new cookbook, My Vermont Table. Kiss the Cook will have copies available for purchase and signing at the event.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WE ARE AT CAPACITY Author event with Tracey West!

New York Times Bestselling Author Tracey West comes to Vermont!

Author event with Joe Roman!

Eat, Poop, Die; How Animals Make Our World- NAMED A TOP-TEN BEST BOOK OF 2023 BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

Vermont Reads 2023 Open House

Free Play Art!

Free Play Art!

Free Play Art!

We supply the materials, you bring the fun!

Free Play Art!

We supply the materials, you bring the fun!

Free Play Art!

We supply the materials, you bring the fun!

Free Play Art!

Free Play Art!

Craftytown! Still Life Watercolor Painting

Looking closely at flowers and painting with watercolors.

Craftytown! Name Bunting

Make a paper Name Bunting to hang on your wall.

Craftytown! Ribbon Fairy Wands

Welcome Summer with your own Ribbon Fairy Wands

Craftytown! Make a Woodland Gnome

A Woodland Gnome peg doll with an acorn cap and gunnysack

Craftytown! Weaving

Craftytown! Beaded Key Chains

Craftytown! Make a Solstice Angel

Craftytown! Owl Peg Doll

Craftytown! Sew a Heart Sachet

Hand-sew a Heart Sachet filled with fragrant dried herbs.

Craftytown! Sew a Bird

Hand-sew a Bird

Craftytown! Clothespin People

New friends await to meet you! Come on in and make a couple of Clothespin People.

Kids Book Club for K-2- CANCELED FOR TODAY

A book club for our young readers and their parents!

Kids Book Club for K-2

A book club for our young readers and their parents!

Join us at the Burlington LGBTQ+ Pride Parade

Walk with the Library Trustees and staff to celebrate 40 years of VT LGBTQ+ pride.

String Quartet Pride Concert

The VSO string quartet presents music of LGBTQ+ composers and their stories.

Library Council of Teens - September

Join the Library Council of Teens to plan events and programs centered around making SBPL a teen friendly space in our community.

Library Council of Teens - October

Join the Library Council of Teens to plan events and programs centered around making SBPL a teen friendly space in our community.

Abolition & Revolution film screening

Film maker April Fisher shows her documentary film featuring voices of revolutionary icons and the movement for liberation

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Learn about Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT from Dick Mills.

Financial Futures: Small Business Development

Free, in-person, business development and money management advice. Three classes: Financials 101, Money Management, and Small Business Development.

Financial Futures: Setting Money Goals

Free, in-person, business development and money management advice. Three classes: Financials 101, Setting Money Goals, and Small Business Development.

Firefighter Storytime

English Conversation Circle - TUESDAY

Join library staff and other English learners to practice your English and make new friends.

Italian Book Club: Come D'Aria

A book club that reads and discusses books in Italian. For adults who are at an intermediate level or above. Our September book is Come D'Aria, by Ada D'Adamo.

Italian Book Club: Come D'Aria

A book club that reads and discusses books in Italian. For adults who are at an intermediate level or above. Our October book is the second half of Come D'Aria, by Ada D'Adamo.

Italian Book Club: Bella Mia

A book club that reads and discusses books in Italian. For adults who are at an intermediate level or above. In August, we will read Bella Mia, by Donatella Pietrantonio.

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Using specimens, photos, and a walk to a local park, practical botany for gardeners will help you when saving seeds and identifying plants.

Evening Book Group: There There

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our October read is There There by Tommy Orange. All are welcome!

Cookbook Club: Flavors of the Sun

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Evening Book Group: Old in Art School

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. Our September read is Old in Art School by Nell Painter.

Financial Futures: Financials 101

Free, in-person, business development and money management advice. Three classes: Financials 101, Money Management, and Small Business Development.

An Italian Odyssey

Nicole Librandi shows images of her odyssey in Tuscany, where she dug into the history of La Foce, the centuries-old estate in Tuscany. See images of and learn about Spoleto, Siena, Rome, Montalcino, too.

Craftsbury Chamber Players

Join members of the Kompass Quartet to explore what makes the classical string quartet such a magical and enduring ensemble. The program includes music of multiple eras and styles from the quartet's beginnings to current trends. This interactive performance includes music of Beethoven, Haydn, Coleridge-Taylor, and more. Light refreshments to follow.

August Pop-Up Activities! LEGOpalooza

August Pop-Up Activities! Perler Beads

Perler Bead Craft

August Pop-Up Activities! Space and Solar System Activities

Space and Solar System Activities

August Pop-Up Activities! Storytime

Puzzle Swap

Give a puzzle, get a puzzle. No puzzle to swap? Your first one's on us!

Dog Treats

Teens are invited to make tasty treats for our doggy friends at the Humane Society.

Cat Scratch Pads

Teens get the chance to make cat scratch pads for the Humane Society of Chittenden County.

Cookbook Club: Ottolenghi Flavor

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Morning Book Group: American Spy

Morning Book Group: She's Not There

Cookbook Club: Double Awesome Chinese Food

Love to eat? Love to cook? Join us for a monthly cookbook feast. Newcomers are welcome!

Spanish Playdate with Lainie

Join us for Citas de Juego.

Kindness Rocks

Paint rocks in the Teen Space

Deck the Hospital Halls

Make decorations for the Children's Hospital.

Teen Gaming

Enjoy video and board games in the Teen Space.

Canceled: Community Care Kits

Teens will help neighbors in need with donated items.

Teen Stressbusters!

Teens can de-stress with relaxing crafts and music.

Classical Encounters: Chamber Music Fellows' Recital

Green Mountain Chamber Music presents Classical Encounters in the South Burlington Public Library Auditorium

English Conversation Circle

Join library staff and other English learners to practice your English and make new friends.

September Art Wall: Birds of Vermont Museum

The Birds of Vermont Museum will be displaying two of their traveling exhibits, Birds in Art and Carving: Tools and Techniques.

Art Wall: July

See the colorful and abstract paintings of Lynne Berard from Creative Haven Studios

Embroidery Stitch-In

Expert embroiderers offer informal instruction.

Classical Encounters with the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

Green Mountain Chamber Music presents Classical Encounters at the South Burlington Public Library Kidspace

All Together Now for Summer Reading 2023 Kickoff

Join us on Saturday, June 17th to kick off your summer reading adventures!

Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Library meet to plan and discuss book sales and events to raise funds in support of library programs

Women in Business Networking Expo

Women who own or run a business are invited to register and attend this networking expo

Escape Room: The Psychic's Mystery

Find the clues and solve the puzzles as you work out the Psychic's Mystery!

Litter Pick-Up

Pick up litter and make our community a little brighter.

POSTPONED: Library Council of Teens Meeting

Meet with other teens to plan events and make the library a teen-friendly space.

Library Council of Teens

Meet with other teens to plan events and make the library a teen-friendly space.

Library Council of Teens August

Meet with other teens to plan events and make the library a teen-friendly space.

Library Council of Teens

Meet with other teens to plan events and make the library a teen-friendly space.

802 Reptiles

A live python experience in the SBPL Community Room

See It Sketch It Bird It: Draw & Learn

In this interactive program, Birds of Vermont Museum staff will use bird carvings and other items to teach you techniques for sketching birds that will ultimately help you become a better birder (and sketcher!)

Fancy Pants Tea Party

Princes and Princesses welcome! Bring your fanciest manners and wear your best dress-up outfit.

Dance Party in the Auditorium!

Bring a friend and wear your dancing shoes!

Readers' Theater

Using scripts and simple props, we will perform a folktale in one afternoon! For able readers in grades 2-5.

Kazoo Jam Band

Drop in for some community Music making!

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Puzzle Pieces

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Painted pots and Sunflowers

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Our Four-Legged Friends

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Kindness Rocks

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Friendship Bracelets

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Art from the Heart

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Pretzel Love Knots

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper. Today we will be making homemade pretzels.

Summer Reading Craftytown! - Field Guide to YOU!

Weekly Summer Program for kids grades Kindergarten and up with an adult helper. Today we will be making books.

Baby Social Time

Baby Social Time for infants birth to 12 months and their caregivers.

Family Storytime

Family Storytime for ages infant-5 with adult caregiver

Lyric Theater presents Elephant and Piggie "We are in a Play!"

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” will have the entire family dancing and cheering!

Lyric Theater presents Elephant and Piggie "We are in a Play!"

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” will have the entire family dancing and cheering!

Evening Book Group: All Over Creation

Evening Book Group meets Fourth Thursdays for a stimulating conversation about books, characters and plot with your neighbors. June read is All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki.

Cookbook Club: Half Baked Harvest Every Day

Cookbook Club: Half-Baked Harvest Every Day. Balanced, flexible, feel-good meals. Cook a dish from the book and share dishes cooked by others.

Cookbook Club: Soo Fariista: Come Sit Down

Somali American students set out to preserve their culinary legacy by interviewing family members, researching available and alternative ingredients, and testing kitchen techniques. Explore their work in Soo Fariista: Come Sit Down.

Travel Journaling with Watercolor

Learn about journaling with watercolor paint for your next trip, whether to the local park or across the world. Open to everyone from beginners to experienced painters. All materials provided.

Teen Advisory Board

Join the Teen Advisory Board and make SBPL a teen friendly space in our community.

Poetry Group

Gather with other writers to share work in a supportive space and encourage all levels of accomplishment.

Tech Help by Appointment

Have questions about your smartphone, laptop or iPad? Sign up for a free 40 minute appointment to get some one on one help and learn new skills.

Tech Help by Appointment

Have questions about your smartphone, laptop or iPad? Sign up for a free 40 minute appointment to get some one on one help and learn new skills.

Morning Book Group: An Address in Amsterdam

Historical Fiction set in WWII featuring a young Jewish woman who joins the resistance against the Nazi occupation.

Knit for your Neighbors *4/11*SPECIAL EDITION!

Bring your latest knitting or crocheting project and join us!

Knit for your Neighbors

Keeping our community warm. Knit or crochet hats and scarves to donate to our neighbors.

Middle School Makers: Arts & Crafts - Kindness Rocks

Middle School Makers for students in Grades 5-8

Middle School Makers: Arts & Crafts - Painted Sunflower Pot

Today we will be painting a pot for a sunflower. Participants will take home soil and a sunflower seed to plant.

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Middle school students grade 5-8 cook mac 'n cheese

Middle School Makers: Cooking - Tacos

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking - World Peace Cookies

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Pizza and a Movie: The Princess Bride

Pizza and Movies for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Pizza and a Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Pizza and Movies for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking -Apple Popover

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Pizza and a Movie: Onward

Pizza and Movies for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Middle school students grade 5-8 cook Spring Rolls

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Middle school students grade 5-8 Make Maple Bacon Popovers

Middle School Makers: Cooking

Middle school students grade 5-8 Make Creamy Spinach Parmesean Orzo

Middle School Makers: Cooking - Pot Stickers

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Pizza and a Movie: Inside Out

Pizza and Movies for Middle school students grade 5-8

Middle School Makers: Cooking - Pretzel Love Knots

Cooking for Middle school students grade 5-8

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Talk to your neighbors about books you've loved, books you've hated, genres you're desperately curious about, and other fun lit-chat. Light refreshments. Open to all.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Tale of Despereaux

The main plot follows the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux Tilling, as he sets out on his quest to rescue a beautiful human princess from the rats. The book won the 2004 Newbery Medal award.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Muppets take Manhattan

The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Frank Oz and the third theatrical film featuring the Muppets.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Ratatouille

Set mostly in Paris, the plot follows a young rat Remy (Oswalt) who dreams of becoming a chef at Auguste Gusteau's restaurant.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Toy Story

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's bedroom.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Shrek

Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film loosely based on the 1990 children's picture book of the same name by William Steig.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Secret Garden

A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all of her life.

Friday Movie in the Auditorium: Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedy adventure.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Trustees meet to review and govern library activities.

SBPL @ SB Senior Center

The library visits with the lunchtime crowd on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to share information about upcoming library programs.

Friday LEGO Builders

Come and check out our massive collection of LEGO!

Friday LEGO Builders CANCELED TODAY

CANCELED TODAY Come and check out our massive collection of LEGO!

Chess Club

Ready for a game of chess? Join the Chittenden County Chess Club on Saturdays at the South Burlington Public Library!

Board Game Brunch

Want to play board games with a fun, friendly crowd? This event is free and open to all over 18!

First Thursdays: Music and Movement with Miss Emma

Miss Emma music and movement for kids. Singing, scarf play, movement and jam session.

Toddlertime CANCELLED 1/2-1/23, 2024

A weekly storytime for toddlers and their caregivers! 

Toddlertime- 9:15am Session

A weekly storytime for toddlers and their caregivers! 

Toddlertime

A weekly storytime for toddlers and their caregivers! 

Legislative Forum

Join State Representatives Emilie Krasnow, Martin LaLonde, Kate Nugent, Noah Hyman, and Brian Minier along with Senators Tom Chittenden, Ginny Lyons, and Kesha Ram Hinsdale to discuss what's being debated in the Statehouse.