6/17/24 EVENT POSTPONED: The Art of Creating Community Thru Hip-Hop

Library Events Calendar

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.

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

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

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: 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.

Blood Drive

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

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.

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.

Chess Club

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Morning Book Group: Fifty Words for Rain

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

Mandarin Conversation Circle

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.