Fall preview

What's on this fall @BPL

woman reading outsideThe Fall 2017 Guide is now available to pick up at any branch and online—and it's chock-full of library programs and events for everyone in September, October, and November. Program registration starts August 4 unless stated.

Here’s a sampling of what’s coming up...

"Meet George Jetson..." Does that phrase catapult you 'back to the future'? You may recall the 1960s show's depiction of a utopian future, complete with flying cars. Now with driverless cars quickly becoming a reality, how will our cities need to adapt? We host an exciting panel of urban planning and transportation experts who explore this question during Library U: Planning for Orbit City, Wed Sep 27.

We're thrilled to welcome back two popular speakers: Sabatino Vacca, Artistic Director of Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, sharing stories about two famous operas, La Bohème (Sep 6) and Madame Butterfly (Oct 24), and Bryan Wylie offering an illustrated art talk, The Golden Age of Dutch Painting (Nov 29).

Canada 150 is in the spotlight this fall @BPL: Confessions of a Compulsive Cartoonist with special guest speaker Seth (Oct 4), Serge an Anne of Green Gables Handkerchief (Oct 17 & Nov 14), HPO presents D’Arcy McGee’s Canada (Nov 8), Who is Halton with author John McDonald (Nov 14), Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthday with LMM journals editor Jen Rubio and librarian Caroline Moynihan (Nov 30)—and for kids: The Eh-Bee Spelling Bee (Nov 19).

One Book One Burlington 2017 wraps up a busy program season with Books & Letters (Nov 20), featuring a panel of prominent Canadians and special guests, a musical performance by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet, cash bar, and delicious treats. A literary celebration for $20/person.

Health and wellness are in the spotlight this season for adults: Craving Change, Heartfulness Meditation, and Maximize Your Health—and for tweens: You're the Chef, a new healthy snacking workshop series @Central (Sep 6-27) and Tansley Woods (Oct 3-24).

It's back-to-school time for lifelong learners! Gain a new skill at an Ideaworks Studio session: bookbinding, serger and sewing, drawing, fibre arts: crochet, embroider, knit, rug hooking, and tapestry

Learn computer basics or expand your MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint knowledge, take a technology class—or work at your own pace on through the Graphic Design Boot Camp or Learn with Lynda.com - both NEW!

Teens, take charge of your financial future—right now: Financial Success After High School (Sep 18), The Truth About Credit for Teens (Sep 25)

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Look into the Young Designer & Innovation Showcase for ages 13 to 25 this fall.

Oops! Correction Notice

Page 20 Children's Programs: Canada Club runs Wednesdays, not Tuesdays at Alton: Sep 27, Oct 18, Nov 15.

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