Culture Days @the Library, September 28 & 29

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Get an insider’s look at Central branch as part of Doors Open Burlington on Saturday during our guided tours.

We look forward to seeing you to the Library! Culture Days 2018 events

All events occur on Sat September 29 unless noted.

Fall Colours Window Art


Express your true colours in a fall leaves art installation. Drop in, while supplies last. Locations: Aldershot, Brant Hills, Central, New Appleby, Tansley Woods  

BookArts Book Binding Demo


Watch a bookbinder at work! With Stuart Hill of George Hill & Co. Drop in. Brant Hills

Read with Queens Storytime


It’s a storytime led by local drag queens, with stories that explore diversity and inclusion, song performances, and lots of GLITTER! Central                                

Central Library Tours

10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3pm

Get an insider’s look at the library during Doors Open Burlington. Tour highlights include the Local History Room, the makerspace, and behind-the-scenes at check-in/check-out. Meet in the Krpan Lobby in time for a tour.

CRASH Rhythm Bucket Drumming

Explore the world through music. Learn about world drums such as the Djembe and Taiko in this interactive bucket drumming workshop with CRASH. Drums provided. Register. Ages 6 to adult

Alton - Fri September 28, 11.15am-12.15pm

New Appleby - Sat September 29, 10.30-11.30am

The Many Faces of Burlington


Talk to different local cultural groups and take part in some fun and interactive cultural activities. Presented in partnership with HMC Connections. Drop in. All ages. Families welcome. Central

Henna Tattoos


Learn about the traditional art of henna. Make your own henna tattoo or have one created for you by artist Erum Saeed. Central

Tribal Thunder Drumming Circle


Did you know that drumming enhances learning, focuses the mind, and has an overall calming effect? Join Tribal Thunder and others to play together in rhythm and experience the amazing power of the drum! No skills required; all ages welcome. Drums provided. Drop in. Central

Poetry Slam


Join Burlington's poetry slam veteran Tomy Bewick for an afternoon of literacy-done-lively in a performance poetry competition judged by the audience (THAT’S YOU!) Ages 10+ welcome. Drop-in. Alton

Ikebana Flower Arrangement

1-3pm *** Program is FULL - Waitlist only ***

Learn the basics of traditional Japanese Ikebana design and create a beautiful arrangement. Register. In partnership with Burlington Mundialization Committee (Itabashi). Tansley Woods