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Library Events Calendar

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Morning Book Group: Fifty Words for Rain

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Cookbook Club: The Vegan Chinese Kitchen

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

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!

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.

Pop-Up Halloween Family Storytime

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

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.

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!

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

Kids Book Club for K-2

A book club for our young readers and their parents!

Kids Book Club for K-2- CANCELED FOR TODAY

A book club for our young readers and their parents!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.