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898 Main Street (Rte. 2A) Colchester, VT 05446

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We're located just down the road from Claussen's Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.

New phone number
(adult and children):

(802) 264-5660



Welcome to Burnham Memorial Library

Trivia at Burnham Library - Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:30 pm

Come with a team or solo, and join our trivia contest. Topics will include literature, science, history, pop culture, and more! Snacks will be provided, and the winning team will receive a prize. Register Here

Summer Programming - Still Openings

We still have room in many of our summer programs. You can register for programs many programs here. If you'd like to see the full summer schedule, download it here (PDF format).

Blue Collar America

In this four-part Vermont Humanities Council program, we'll be discussing the working class, looking past stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum wage existence, small-town economics, and social divisions. The discussions will be led by Suzanne Brown. This month (on Monday, Aug. 18 at 6 pm), we'll discuss What Work Is by Phillip Levine. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

Colchester Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday, from 4-7 pm, on the green in front of the library. Stop by for food, crafts, and (often) music. The Market will take place rain or shine, and features local farmers, artisans, food vendors, a wellness table, and musicians. Limited parking is available at Burnham Library, with additional parking at Our Lady of Grace next door. The committee is still seeking vendors and musical acts. You can find more information, as well as a vendor application, at this link.

This week, our wellness table will feature RehabGYM talking about "Use It to Lose It."

Adult Summer Reading Contests

This summer we've got a series of contests for adults. In Reading Reactions, fill out a ticket for each book you read - we'll pick one winner each month. For Program Round Up, you can fill out an entry for each adult program you attend during the summer. And finally, for Know Your Author, you can match authors with their dust jacket photos to be entered for a prize.

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The August calendar of events is available! Here's a list of our upcoming events:

Monday, July 28
10 am Science of Archaeology
6 pm Bird Songs & Calls
6:30 pm Intergenerational Dessert Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 29
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
1 pm Adult Book Discussion: Me Before You
2-3:30 pm R4-K2 Presents Sumo Lego Pots Part II
4:30 pm Gentle Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, July 30
1 pm Preschool Music with Derek
2 pm Experiment & Explore: Paper Engineering
4-7 pm Farmers' Market
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, July 31
10:30 pm Preschool Storytime
3 pm Song of Science

Friday, Aug. 1
The library opens at 12 pm
2-4 pm & 6:30 pm Writing Workshop/Coffeehouse (Teen)

Saturday, Aug. 2
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, Aug. 4
5:30 pm Young Adult Advisory Board
6:30 pm Write Now! (Teen)

Tuesday, Aug. 5
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
3-5 pm Toss Your Cookies Part I
4:30 pm Gentle Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, Aug. 6
1 pm Preschool Music with Derek
2 pm Experiment & Explore: Take Things Apart
4-7 pm Farmers' Market
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (MH)
6:30 pm DCF Book Discussion: One Came Home
6:45 pm Wednesday Evening Book Club: Kindness of Strangers

Thursday, Aug. 7
10:30 pm Preschool Storytime
3 pm Toss your Cookies Part II
6:30 pm Trivia Takedown with Josh

Friday, Aug. 8
The library opens at 12 pm
2 pm Rebecca Rupp presents: Lighs, Rainbows, and Mirrors

Saturday, Aug. 9
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

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