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Kids Break Out
Escape room games for children ages 5 & up.
Jul 10th Rhythm Rocks
Listen to the rhythm and use your ears to break out of our musical-themed escape room!
Aug 10th Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Can you break out of our diabolical escape room?!
Jun 20th 3:00pm Join the Band!
Using recycled materials, make your own instruments and perform for the group! Sign up here.
Jun 27th 3:00pm Pet Rocks
Ever wish you could have your own pet? Well, now's your chance! Make one or a whole band of rocky little friends. Sign up here.
Jul 18th 3:00pm Tie-dye T-shirts!
This annual event offers 2 sessions 2pm & 3pm. We provide all supplies; just bring your ideas!
Jul 25th 3:00pm Shadow Play
Exploring light and shadow, you can write, design puppets and/or perform in a Shadow Theater presentation. Sign up here.
Aug 1st 3:00pm Broken Telephone
What did you say? Make an old-fashioned communication device and play the classic game of miscommunication. Sign up here.
Aug 8th 3:00pm Musical Treasure Hunt
Follow the clues with your team and be the first to complete this musical race. Sign up here.
LCATV Child Producers Workshops
Children ages 7-11 use equipment to make their own television program, complete a library-themed project and produce a take-home DVD at each session. Attend 1 or all 3!
|Jun 26th 2:00pm||Jul 31st 2:00pm||Aug 17th 2:00pm|
Building with Lego
Lego Club meets every Thursday at 4:00pm
Tuesdays 10:30am Drop-in Storytime
Music and stories followed by a snack.
Drop-in stories for families.
Jun 25 - Aug 6 Mondays 10:30am Preschool Storytime
This summer's storytimes will have musical themes with lots of opportunities for singing and dancing.
Read to Willy Wonka the Therapy Dog
Read or tell a story to our therapy dog, Willy Wonka. For readers and pre-readers alike. Please call to reserve your spot.
Jun 12th 4:15pm
Jun 19th 4:15pm
Jul 17th 4:15pm
Jul 31st 4:15pm
Aug 7th 4:15pm
Aug 14th 4:15pm
Young Writers & Storytellers
Join our writing club for children from kindergarten to 5th grade. Let's create stories!
|Jun 13th 4:00pm||Jul 11th 3:00pm||Jul 25th 4:30pm|
|Aug 8th 4:30pm||Aug 22nd 4:30pm|
Dorothy's List Book Discussion
Every month we get together to discuss one of the titles on the 2018-2019 list. Come by to get your copy!
Jul 10th 4:00pm - The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
Aug 7th 4:00pm - The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
Jun 21st 2:00pm Everybody Play a Drum!
Published author, master drummer, Saragail Benjamin, will bring drums for everyone to play. She'll teach us to play together, then we'll drum a story! Dance it! Sing it! Rock it to the moon! Creative, innovation fun for all ages! Sign up here.
Jun 25th 2:30pm Hula Hooping & Juggling with Michelle
Using a variety of hula hoops and juggling balls, bean bags and some juggling pins, participants learn hooping and juggling. For ages 3 & up. Sign up here.
Jun 29th 4:00pm Backpack Theatre Presents: The Princess and the Pea & Country Mouse, City Mouse
Enjoy the retelling of 2 classic tales with this talented crew of young performers.Sign up here.
Jul 6th 2:00pm Embodied Theatre with Michelle
Participants learn the art of listening to self and others by playing theatre games, sound games, and through movement activities. Best suited for ages 7 & up. Sign up here.
Jul 9th 4:00pm KPop Party for Kids
Discover and explore the fabulous world of Korean Pop stars! We've got stations run by amazing KPop enthusiasts to help transform you into the perfect KPop Star! Stations include singing, dancing, and more! Sign up here.
Jul 11th 4:30pm Hoopoe Show
Chris Hoopoe returns to blend silent pantomime comedy, movement illusions, sleight of hand magic tricks and balloon wizardry to create an original vaudeville show that is funny, imaginative and full of surprises. The audience is involved throughout. For all ages. Sign up here.
Jul 19th 5:00pm Summer Encore Theatre Presents: In Search of a Song
Summer Encore Theatre's young talent will develop and perform a story that blends perfectly with this summer's musical theme. Sign up here.
Jul 23rd 3:00pm Exordium Presents "Rocking it with Panpipes"
Make your own 3 tone panpipe from invasive Japanese Knotweed and learn how to tie the knots that will hold the tubes together. Participants will have a decorated instrument to take home that will produce notes and look like the native Inca instruments. Sign up here.
Jul 24th 3:00pm Nathan and Henry Wu - Classical Music Encounters
These 2 young musicians are visiting local libraries this summer with the goal of introducing new audiences to classical music through performance and commentary. Henry has been playing piano for 10 years and the cello for 6 years, and Nathan has been playing the violin for 6 years. They are both members of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and participate in many other local music initiatives. Sign up here.
Jul 26th 11:00am Community Music Circle with Rob Zollman
Everyone is encouraged to participate in a circle of music making. Songs are diverse in tonality, rhythm and subject matter and come from all over the world. Sign up here.
Jul 27th 5:00pm Stuffies' Night Out
Let your stuffie have the night of its life! We have games, dress-up, movies and fabulous teen babysitters. Stuffies will be well cared for during their library adventure. Stuffie pick up Saturday morning with report card and pictures. Sign up here.
Jul 30th 3:00pm Karaoke
Kids & families rock out with our new karaoke machine! We have Disney favorites, pop songs, and some oldies on deck so you can belt out all your favorites. Sign up here.
Aug 2nd 11:00am Vermont Lake Monsters
Players from the Vermont Lake Monsters will read great stories and sign your memorabilia. For all ages. Sign up here.
Aug 3rd 2:00pm VINS presents Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communications
Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons, and owl up close! We'll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. You've never heard bird song like this! Sign up here.
Aug 6th 2:00pm Big Insane Games
The Big Blue Trunk is back for insane games and activities on the library's lawn. Trebuchet, wacky ring toss, Cannon Ball Square Pants, and an outrageously fun obstacle course. Sign up here.
Aug 9th 2:00pm Dennis Waring's "Music Rocks the World"
A join in journey to 6 different world cultures using indigenous instruments and music. Audience participation is encouraged. Sign up here.
Aug 11th 1:00pm Ila Sewall : Cheer Team!
Chant! Dance! Get strong! Participants will learn a dance and work on poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers, and some mat skills. We'll play games that help with body awareness and work on strength and flexibility! Sign up here.
Aug 13th, Aug 20th, & Aug 27th 10:30am First Time Kindergarteners
Meet other children (and their parents!) who are heading to kindergarten in the fall. Stories, activities, and a chance to share your thoughts. Everybody leaves with a free book! Come to one session or to all three.
Aug 16th 10:00am Ila Sewall : Superhero Training -- Circus Style!
In this exciting non-competitive workshop each Junior Hero will develop their special pose and hone the superhero skills needed to save the circus! We'll even learn proper Kryptonite removal and poison bubble neutralization! Sign up here.
Aug 20th 3:00pm The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum : Birds of Prey Know They're Cool
What birds have been rocking since the days of dinosaurs? Raptors of course! We'll meet some of the coolest birds of prey around and learn about the adaptation that have impressed humans for thousands of years. Ages 5 & up. Sign up here.
Rock your reading this summer and tag us @burnhamlibraryya to enter our sweet new instagram contest! Check out our story for goofy examples. Each entry gains you an additional raffle ticket for the grand prize. Bonus raffle ticket if the book in your entry is on your reading log! Limit 1 entry per week. You must sign up for summer reading to be eligible.
Anime Club 4:30pm
Kon'nichiwa anime and manga fans! We’re watching shows, eating delicious Japanese inspired creations, and geeking out with kawaii crafts because we can. Bring likeminded friends and Tanoshimimasu! Sign up below.
|Candy Sushi 6/22||Origami Stars 7/20||Pixel Art 8/17|
|Rainbow Rock Candy 6/14||CD Mandalas 7/19||Gemstone Soap 8/9|
Escape Room Games 4:00pm
Listen to the rhythm and use your ears to break out of our musical themed escape room! Sign up
The TBD-themed Escape
...open to ideas for theme. Sign up and vote!
Jun 22nd 5:30pm Movie Night
Let’s watch a cheesy high school movie and eat popcorn! This is an after-hours event. Please have your ride ready at 7:30pm. Sign up and vote for the movie! Sign up
Jul 9th 5:00pm KPop Party
Teens entering grades 6-12, this is your chance to geek out with KPop at the library! Teen party starts after the kid party ends and there will be an open mic karaoke-off! Sign up
Jul 18th 4:30pm Tie Dye
We have shirts, bright dyes, dark dyes, bleach pens, spray bottles, elastics, and buckets. Just enough interesting stuff to do some crazy dye jobs! Register to reserve your spot. Sign up
Jul 23rd 4:30pm Henna
Bess, owner and artist behind Mystical Mehndi visits us for a lesson on beautiful temporary mehndi tattoos. Sign up
Jul 27th 5:00pm National Teen Lock In
We're doing it again! Party until midnight at the library as we ROCK YOUR WORLD with teens across the country! We'll skype with authors! Play games! Eat food! Watch youtube! Trivia battle with other library teens! For teens entering grades 6-12 with mandatory permission form. Forms available at the youth desk.
Jul 30th 5:00pm Teen Takeover Karaoke
Sing and dance with our new karaoke machine. Teens take over for an open mic session. Sign up
Aug 3rd 6:00pm Oreo Taste Test
Oreos are delicious...but there are so many different flavors! Come rate the wackiest Oreos we could find like the cookie connoisseur we know you are. Sign up
Aug 17th 4:00pm End of Summer Party!
A party to celebrate all teen summer readers. Must be present and have gotten your raffle tickets to win!
Wednesday Evening Book Club
The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:45pm.
Jun 6th The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Aug 1st The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Afternoon Book Discussions
This group, led by a library staff member, meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.
Jun 26th Tribe by Sabastian Junger
Jul 31st The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
Aug 28th The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
Adult YA Book Club
Read YA books and discuss over snacks! Copies of books are available for checkout upstairs and digitally on ListenUpVT.
Jun 25th 6:30pm The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Jul 23rd 6:30pm Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Aug 20th 6:30pm The Diviners by Libba Bray
Knitting and More
Knitters and other needle workers of all skill levels meet every Wednesday at the Library or the Meeting House. Beginners welcome. each month there will be a new project to learn about.
Drop-In Gentle Hatha Yoga
Bring a mat and enjoy poses for the mindful stretching and relaxation with Betty Molnar. Sponsored by the Friends of the Burnham Library.
Mah Jongg at the Library
Join us for Mah Jongg, the Chinese tile game that has become increasingly popular in the US. New players are welcome!
2nd Monday of the month 1:00pm
4th Monday of the month 6:00pm
Summer Sketching Outdoors
3 one hour sessions of outdoor sketching and painting in a variety of locations around beautiful Colchester. Some materials provided, or feel free to bring your own. Sketchers of all abilities are welcome!
Summer Needle Felting
All materials provided.
Jun 5th 2:00pm Succulent Terrariums
Space is limited. Sign up Here.
Mon Jun 11th 6:30pm Succulent Terrariums
Space is limited. Sign up Here.
Aug 7th 2:00pm Flowers
Space is limited. Sign up Here.
Aug 13th 6:30pm Flowers
Space is limited. Sign up Here.
Jun 14th 1:00pm Cooking the Books
Participants choose a recipe from the selected book and bring it to share on the day of the meeting. This season, we share from: The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory by Dinah Bucholz.
Jul 2nd 6:30pm Reading Frederick Douglass
Join us as we read together the fiery July 5th, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Sign up here.
Jul 21st 10:00am Vintage Car Show
Stop by for an informal car show here at the library! It will feature classic and antique cars owned by local members of the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts club (VAE). Fun for kids and adults!
Jul 21st 6:30pm Marc Berger Concert
Marc Berger is a touring artist based out of central NY. He has performed at Austin's SXSW Music Festival, the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His current release, RIDE, is a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the American West. This event will be located at the Meeting House. Save yourself a seat here.
Jul 23rd 6:00pm Henna Tattoos with Bess from Mystical Mehndi
Learn about henna tattoos and leave with your own unique design. Space is limited--register early here!
Aug 10th 4:30pm Family Book Discussion
The Vermont Humanities Council has selected Bread and Roses,Too by Katherine Paterson as its Vermont Reads book for 2018. It is a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 "Bread and Roses" strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Come by anytime to get a copy of this wonderful book and join us for the discussion. Pizza will be served!
Aug 18th 12:30pm Antiques Appraisals
Bring and antique or two for appraisal. Professional antique dealer, auctioneer, and appraiser Brian Bittner has special interest and experience in works of art and sculpture, Early American accessories and Folk Art, vintage watches and estate jewelry, and old photographs from daguerrreotypes to WWII snapshots.