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What's On this winter @BPL

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There's plenty going on at the library all winter long to keep you active, learning, and entertained. Here's just a sample of some of the great programs and events planned for you. At the library, most programs are FREE; program fees cover the cost of supplies. Follow the links for program details.

Meet the Author presents internationally accalimed historical fiction writer Conn Iggulden, Nov 28 @7pm and Dr. Joanna Kafarowski, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Dec 6 @3pm. Both distinguished authors launch their new books - the *perfect* gifts for those bibliophiles on your holiday shopping list.

It's an annual BPL tradition for all ages – HPO presents Brass Holiday Concert, Dec 12 @7pm. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Brass Quintet brings holiday cheer featuring well-known songs of the season along with shimmering brass standards. The HPO returns Feb 13 @2pm with Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Shulte presenting The Haydn Festival.

Aspiring poets and storyteller, try out that lyric, poem, song or story, and work on your stage presence at our monthly Open Mic Night @7pm. Share your own original works based on the evening’s theme: Dec 19: Your Favourite Christmas Story, Jan 16: A Fresh Slate (this should be fun!), Feb 20: Does the Past Matter?

Start the new year with a new perspective. Spiritual Healing with Jane Burning, who shares her Traditional Haudenosaunee teachings on healing the mind, body, spirit, and soul. Jan 10 @6.30pm

We celebrate Heritage Month in February in so many ways:

Oral History Drop-In Days, every Thu, Feb 1-22: Record your Burlington story in an interview with the local history librarian to be shared with the community.

Scanning Days, every Thu, Feb 1-22: Bring in your old photos and documents to be scanned and added to our digital local history collection.

Heritage Trees & Our History with wildlife biologist Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science at Royal Botanical Gardens and adjunct professor at McMaster University. Feb 13 @7pm

Heritage Month Triple Feature: Canada Remembers, Feb 15 @2pm. Come for one or all of these riveting documentary films. Each film runs one hour with a short intermission. Part 1: Turning the Tide, 2pm; Part 2: The Liberators, 3.15pm; Part 3: Endings & Beginnings, 4.30pm

Film buffs, this season is for you!

Holiday Classics - perfect for families

Dec 12 @2pm: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Throwback Thursdays Classic Film Series / Show time: Thursdays @2pm

Dec 21: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Jan 11: Easy Rider (1969; R)
Jan 25: Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
Feb 8: An Affair to Remember (1957)
Feb 22: Dunkirk (1958)

Screeners / Show time: Wednesdays @6.30pm

Dec 6: Maudie
Jan 17: Indian Horse
Feb 7: Dunkirk

Directors Series / Show time: Sundays @1.30pm. Films typically run 3-3.5 hours

Jan 14: Blade Runner
 
And if you love a good crime film, check out Short History of Crime Movies with screenplay writer Gabriel Angi-Dobos, Jan 24 @7pm, for a look at the history of crime movies and why they still work after more than a century.
 
New parents, we've got you covered. Infant Parenting Class with Camilla Aviss, RN & guest speakers continues every Tuesday: Dec 5, 12, Jan 9 to Feb 27 @1.30pm. View weekly topics: www.bfrc.ca/adult.html

For curious kids ages 7 to 14, there's Question - Discover - Create! with McMaster Child & Youth University, to challenge their inquisitive minds, Dec 2 & Feb 3 @11am.

For youth ages 10-12, get to know the science of polymers and non-Newtonian fluids during Make Some Slime! at Alton, Brant Hills and Central. And You’re the Chef is back for more hands-on kitchen fun at Brant Hills and Tansley Woods. DATE CHANGE NOTICE: Make Some Slime! @Alton happens on Wed February 21, not Dec 13 as stated in the Guide, page 13.