Fall Preview

collageThe long-range forecast for fall 2018 calls for crisp, clear days, splendiferous seasonal colour, and a bounty of engaging, informative, and entertaining programs and special events at Burlington Public Library.

Here’s just sampling of what’s in store for you.

Burlington READS launches its inaugural speaker/book club season with three eagerly anticipated Meet the Author events: Tim Cook, Plum Johnson, and Tom Wilson

Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale, get the inside scoop. Executive producer John Weber offers a behind-the-scenes look at the book-to-screen process—but first, a Season One binge-watch!

And on the topic of behind-the-scenes—plan to drop by Central for a tour of our unusual and out-of-the-way spaces at Burlington Doors Open held during Culture Days weekend in September. Join us for Tribal Drumming, CRASH Drumming, Read with Queens Storytime, Henna Tattoos, Bookbinding demo, Ikebana Flower Arranging workshop & more

Writers Circle, meetups, and events for aspiring writers and those who love stories. Take the NaNoWriMo Challenge in November and get writing the next Great Canadian Novel (we know you can!). Get inspired by New York Time #1 best-selling author, Kelley Armstrong and editor Brian Henry at a writing workshop in October.

Music, music, and more music… with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Beyond the Music series), Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, Symphony on the Bay, and Burlington Civic Chorale

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of its armistice, we explore The Great War with historical talks covering such topics as medical advancements, wartime censorship, a poignant account of a soldier's life in the trenches, war era music, and the local home front.

And did we mention our book clubs? New this fall: Burlington READS and BYOB Book Club @Alton and BYOBaby Book Club @Tansley Woods

September is back-to-school time and the perfect time to learn something new at any age. Our popular Financial Fitness Series is back, and we introduce three informational series starting in September: Job Search Help, Better Health, and Spotlight on Nutrition—all presented by experts from the community.

Parents, plan to make the library your go-to place this fall. From Family Flicks to nature walks to adventurous challenges—there’s plenty to keep the family learning and laughing together.

Our popular hands-on discovery series for our youngest customers now includes Mini Math, Mini Masterpieces, Mini Playdate, Mini Music Makers, Mini Explorers, Mini Messy Makers, and Mini Tinker Time. (And we even share our special storytime secrets with you!)

But that’s not all! Pick up a copy of the Fall Guide or check the online program calendar for more.