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ART EXHIBITS

Voices of Home: Portraits by Corrine Yonce
November 2 - December 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7 pm
Voices of Home is an initiative of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition which pairs the audio stories of individuals who live in affordable housing with painted portraits, driving community conversations around the importance of home lead by our most vulnerable people.  With the support of the Vermont Arts Council, Burlington City Arts, the Vermont Folklife Center, and CVOEO's Thriving Communities, artist Corrine Yonce has interviewed and painted twelve resident from all different affordable housing communities statewide. To learn more, visit vtaffordablehousing.org/voices

Imagining Home
November 2 - December 15
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 5-7 pm
Main Reading Room Display Case
Imagining Home
presents innovative home design born of collaboration between community members dealing with homelessness and prominent local architects.

Participating Architects include: Rolf Keilman, Truex Cullins; Michael Wisniewski, Duncan Wisniewski Architecture; Terry Findeise; John McLeod + Stephen Kredell, McLeod Kredell Architecture; Jesse Couture + Ken Ferrer, Linesync Architecture; and GBA Architectecture and Planning.

Seven unique individuals each with their own story to tell, shared intimate details of their struggles and resilience with socially engaged architects who value the opportunity to hear directly from those in our community affected by homelessness.  Imagining Home presents the original designs resulting from this process of discovery.

Alison Cannon is a Burlington based artist.  Imagining Home merges Alison’s love of architecture with her commitment to social justice.  Imagining Home was conceived in response to the belief that small cities like those in Vermont have the capacity to house all of their citizens.  Encountering homeless citizens on a daily basis in Burlington and noticing structures constructed in the area parks and wooded lots, Alison began to wonder what design ideas would emerge from partnerships between homeless citizens and area architects.  News of a Canadian City that successfully housed all of its citizens fuelled the idea of this project and with generous funding from the Burlington City Arts Community Arts Grant, the Imagining Home Project was born.

For more information please contact Alison Cannon, 802.735.5253 or acannon@igc.org.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

BURLINGTON RISING: Lectures & Culinary Demonstrations centered on the historical role of bread in human civilization
Brought to you by the Fletcher Free Library, the Vermont Humanities Council and the Friends of the Fletcher Free Library.

Burlington Rising explores bread's connection to cultural identity, the development of cooperative economies and food systems, archaeological artifacts from Africa to New England and the breads brought from across the globe to Vermont through immigration. Burlington Rising provides opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds to learn from each other; educates our community about the historical foundations of diet and food preparation; and engages multiple generations in activities that build relationships through stories and food preparation.

Burlington Rising Lectures on Bread Traditions and
Culinary Demonstrations:
November – from the Americas

Lecture:

Bread: Famine, Disease, Poison with Jeffrey Hamelman
Tuesday, November 7, 6-8 pm
Fletcher Room
Bread has held a central place, both nutritionally and symbolically, in  Western  societies for millennia. Hamelman discusses the darker side to bread’s history and some of the historical occurrences that are often overlooked, from mass poisonings to witch hunts.

Author and certified master baker Jeffrey Hamelman has been a baker since 1976.  He owned a bakery in Brattleboro for many years, and in 1999 began working for the King Arthur Flour Company in Norwich, where for 18 years he was director of the production bakery and taught the professional classes at the King Arthur Baking School.  He is a Certified Master Baker, and has baked and taught in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia.  He is the author of BREAD: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes. 

Workshops:

SOURdough with Steve
Saturday, November 4, 3-5 pm
Fletcher Room
Baker Steve Baietti shares an innovative technique of baking bread at home in an “oven” within an oven.  Jim Lahey developed this "no knead" bread recipe over a decade ago and it has inspired bread lovers to put their hands in the dough.  A long fermentation followed by baking in a hot cast iron pot will produce breads to admire with a chewy crust and a sour nutty taste.  Easy to make bread at home is finding a place within our American bread culture.

Steve Baietti is a retired chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  He has 30+ years of industry experience in luxury hotels, restaurants, private chef and college food service.

CHALLAH BREAD MAKING with Draizy & Menucha
Sunday, November 5, 1:30-3 pm
Fletcher Room
Learn the secrets of Challah braiding!  The traditional Jewish bread is prepared to honor the Sabbath and holidays.  Challah comes in many shapes and forms, (6 braided challah is very popular!) all equally delicious.  We will all practice the recipe as well as braid our very own challah to take home and enjoy.

Draizy Junik and Menucha Raskin have been braiding and baking Challahs for over two decades and they can't wait to show you how you can make it too!  A family-friendly event.

FLOUR TORTILLAS with Mara
CORn TORTILLAS with All Souls Tortilleria
Sunday, November 12, 2-4 pm
Fletcher Room
Learn to make both flour and corn tortillas!  People from across The Americas have made these flatbreads for thousands of years.  Masa flour flatbreads are among the first indigenous breads of the Americas.

Mara Welton co-owns and operates 2.5 acre Half Pint Farm with her husband Spencer in Burlington’s Intervale.  Mara farms because she loves good food – and started her specialty veggie farm in 2003 to provide Vermont with locally grown niche produce.  She has a passion for traditional foodways, rooted in her deep connections to her family's recipes and traditions.  Mara perfected making flour tortillas from her grandmother.  Originally from Colorado, her grandmother's family has ranched in Southern Colorado since the days of Columbus.  Mara brings her enthusiastic need to share food, recipes, cooking styles, and traditions not just in her work on her farm, but in her leadership role as Slow Food Vermont’s Board President.

Joe Bossen and Sam Fuller of All Souls Tortilleria in Warren, VT are both from Arizona.  They make 6’’ organic corn tortillas using a centuries-old Mesoamerican recipe.

computer workshops

Intro to Excel
Wednesday, November 8, 5:30  - 7 pm
Community Room

Intro to  Word
Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-7 pm
Community Room

Informatique Pour Débutant en Français
Computer for Beginners in French

Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-7 pm
Community Room

Intermediate Word
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30-7 pm
Community Room

Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-7 pm
Community Room

See the complete Fall schedule including workshop descriptions on our Tech Center page.

NaNoWriMo Write In!
Saturdays in November, 10 am-12 noon
Local History Room
November is National Novel Writing Month. Do you NaNoWriMo?  NaNoWriMo encourages aspiring and veteran novelists to hit the books - notebooks, that is - in the month of November to crank out a novel of at least 50,000 words.  Come Write In! at the Fletcher Free Library on Saturday mornings in November and get those pesky pages done for the day. No sharing of your work required! Coffee and tea will be available for novel-writing participants. For more information, call us at Fletcher Free Library: 802-863-3403, and check out the NaNoWriMo website: https://nanowrimo.org/.

REGULAR MONTHLY PROGRAMS

poetry Experience
First & Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 pm
November 4 & 18
Pickering Room
Share your own work and learn from others in this supportive writers group. All ages and experience welcome.

UkUlele MELEE
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 4-6 pm
November 12 & 26
Fletcher Room
(“Mele” - Hawaiian word  for song)
Join other Burlington-area Ukulele lovers in a group to learn and play the Ukulele together.  Starting with 2-3 chord songs, simple visual prompts will assist in learning 1 or 2 songs together each session.  A wide range of styles and genres are encouraged, from folk and rock ukulele to jazz, improv, multi-instrument duets, ukulele accompanied poetry, and other wild and wacky ukulele acts still to be created.

Ages: Adults and kids 10 and up.  Bring your own Uke.

Fletcher free library book discussion group:
Lab Girl by Jahren Hope
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30-8 pm
Local History Room

Book Synopsis:
An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration, in work and in life; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see and think about the natural world.

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil.  Her first book might have been a revelatory treatise on plant life.  Lab Girl is that, but it is also so much more.  Because in it, Jahren also shares with us her inspiring life story, in prose that takes your breath away.

Lab Girl is a book about work, about love, and about the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together.  It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the things she's discovered in her lab as well as how she got there; about her childhood - hours of unfettered play in her father's laboratory; about how she found a sanctuary in science and learned to perform lab work "with both the heart and the hands"; about a brilliant and wounded man named Bill, who became her loyal colleague and best friend; about their adventurous, sometimes rogue research trips, which take them from the Midwest all across the United States and over the Atlantic, from the ever-light skies of the North Pole to tropical Hawaii; and about her constant striving to do and be the best she could, never allowing personal or professional obstacles to cloud her dedication to her work.

Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her insights on nature enliven every minute of this book. Lab Girl allows us to see with clear eyes the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal and the power within ourselves to face - with bravery and conviction.

The Library's Book Discussion Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm!

Titles to be discussed later this Fall:
At the Existentialist Cafe,
by Sarah Bakewell-- December 13

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm

Beginner Level:
Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor

Intermediate/Advanced Level:
Pickering Room, 2nd Floor

English-language learners of all abilities can practice written and spoken English in either Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced levels of English classes. Grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and American culture are covered. Classes are drop-in friendly, no registration is required.

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, FFL Programming Department: 865.7211.

DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-11:30 am (NOTE: Not meeting Nov. 11)
Administrative Conference Room
Spreek je Nederlands?  Planning a trip to Amsterdam?  Interested in learning a new language?  Learn Dutch from a native speaker.  Class covers basic vocabulary and grammar.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).  For more info, contact: Bob van Heeks:
bheeks@yahoo.com

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP - "Dimanches"
Sundays, 4-5:30 pm
Local History Room
Parlez-vous francais?  Meet others in the community who do too.  Join the group and practice foreign language conversation.  Fluency is not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).  For details contact Steve Norman at stevenorman@fastmail.fm

GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
November 1 & 15
Local History Room
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?  Meet others in the community who do too.  Join the group and practice foreign language conversation.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).

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The Fletcher Free Library does not endorse the perspectives and viewpoints of the authors and artists whose work is represented in our collections or exhibits.

ART EXHIBITS - New this month:

WHEN I’M SIXTY-FOUR : WORKS BY CHRISTINE DEMARAIS
Fletcher Room
Through December, 2017

(Cue Beatles song)  The last time artist and FFL Youth Services Assistant Christine Demarais had an exhibit was four years ago, when she turned 60.  The last four years have been busy ones for Demarais who is known widely for her clothing and costumes.  This exhibit of more recent costumes and props, as well as photos of the occasions when they were worn or used, is a celebration of creativity that knows no age.

ART EXHIBITS - Continuing this month:

Voices of Home: Portraits by Corrine Yonce
November 2 - December 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7 pm
Voices of Home is an initiative of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition which pairs the audio stories of individuals who live in affordable housing with painted portraits, driving community conversations around the importance of home lead by our most vulnerable people.  With the support of the Vermont Arts Council, Burlington City Arts, the Vermont Folklife Center, and CVOEO's Thriving Communities, artist Corrine Yonce has interviewed and painted twelve resident from all different affordable housing communities statewide. To learn more, visit vtaffordablehousing.org/voices

Imagining Home
November 2 - December 15
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 5-7 pm
Main Reading Room Display Case
Imagining Home
presents innovative home design born of collaboration between community members dealing with homelessness and prominent local architects.

Participating Architects include: Rolf Keilman, Truex Cullins; Michael Wisniewski, Duncan Wisniewski Architecture; Terry Findeise; John McLeod + Stephen Kredell, McLeod Kredell Architecture; Jesse Couture + Ken Ferrer, Linesync Architecture; and GBA Architectecture and Planning.

Seven unique individuals each with their own story to tell, shared intimate details of their struggles and resilience with socially engaged architects who value the opportunity to hear directly from those in our community affected by homelessness.  Imagining Home presents the original designs resulting from this process of discovery.

Alison Cannon is a Burlington based artist.  Imagining Home merges Alison’s love of architecture with her commitment to social justice.  Imagining Home was conceived in response to the belief that small cities like those in Vermont have the capacity to house all of their citizens.  Encountering homeless citizens on a daily basis in Burlington and noticing structures constructed in the area parks and wooded lots, Alison began to wonder what design ideas would emerge from partnerships between homeless citizens and area architects.  News of a Canadian City that successfully housed all of its citizens fuelled the idea of this project and with generous funding from the Burlington City Arts Community Arts Grant, the Imagining Home Project was born.

For more information please contact Alison Cannon, 802.735.5253 or acannon@igc.org.

PROGRAMS

computer workshops

Introducation to Facebook for Seniors (50+)
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30  - 7 pm
Community Room

Intro to  PowerPoint
Saturday, December 9, 10:30-12:00 noon
Community Room

Google Drive-- NEW!
Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-7 pm
Community Room

See the complete Fall schedule including workshop descriptions on our Tech Center page.

poetry Experience
First & Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 pm
December 2 & 16
Pickering Room
Share your own work and learn from others in this supportive writers group. All ages and experience welcome.

COMMUNITY CRAFT NIGHT
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Bring your project and enjoy the company of other makers as we stitch, spin, knit, crochet and more at the free weekly event

UkUlele MELEE
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 4-6 pm
December 10 & 24
Fletcher Room
(“Mele” - Hawaiian word  for song)
Join other Burlington-area Ukulele lovers in a group to learn and play the Ukulele together.  Starting with 2-3 chord songs, simple visual prompts will assist in learning 1 or 2 songs together each session.  A wide range of styles and genres are encouraged, from folk and rock ukulele to jazz, improv, multi-instrument duets, ukulele accompanied poetry, and other wild and wacky ukulele acts still to be created.

Ages: Adults and kids 10 and up.  Bring your own Uke.

Fletcher free library book discussion group:
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others, by Sarah Bakewell
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30-8 pm
Local History Room

Book Synopsis:
From the author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century’s major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it.

Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. “You see,” he says, “if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!”

It was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement that would sweep through the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the world as Existentialism.

The Library's Book Discussion Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm!

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm

Beginner Level:
Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor

Intermediate/Advanced Level:
Pickering Room, 2nd Floor

English-language learners of all abilities can practice written and spoken English in either Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced levels of English classes. Grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and American culture are covered. Classes are drop-in friendly, no registration is required.

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, FFL Programming Department: 865.7211.

CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE CLASS
Back in January!

DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-11:30 am
Administrative Conference Room
Spreek je Nederlands?  Planning a trip to Amsterdam?  Interested in learning a new language?  Learn Dutch from a native speaker.  Class covers basic vocabulary and grammar.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).  For more info, contact: Bob van Heeks:
bheeks@yahoo.com

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP - "Dimanches"
Sundays, 4-5:30 pm
Local History Room
Parlez-vous francais?  Meet others in the community who do too.  Join the group and practice foreign language conversation.  Fluency is not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).  For details contact Steve Norman at stevenorman@fastmail.fm

GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
December 6 & 20
Local History Room
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?  Meet others in the community who do too.  Join the group and practice foreign language conversation.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).

HIGHLIGHTED COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

The New Writers Studio: Writing as a Spiritual Journey
Sundays 2-4 pm
Pickering Room
This weekly gathering seeks to inspire participants to experiment with untold stories as well as new frontiers in any genre. The goals of the Studio are: to generate writing and not worry about the critic, to reach into the vault of memory and to practice using authentic voice, to learn new writing techniques and tools, and to nurture a supportive group that values all writing and participants. Bring a pen, paper or computer.

Facilitated by: Laurie McMillan, writer.  For questions:  writelife1@hotmail.com

Endangered Alphabets Games Workshop
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm
Fletcher Room
Calling all Scrabble players and other lovers of word games!  You are invited to a workshop to test a series of new games designed to help revive endangered languages across the world.  For more information, visit endangeredalphabets.com

Vermont Historical Society Third Thursday Talk-
Lilian Baker Carlisle, Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure
Thursday, December 21, 12:00 pm
Fletcher Room
This lunchtime lecture is about "Lilian Baker Carlisle, Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure" with Joanna Tebbs Young.  For more information, visit http://vermonthistory.org/visit/events-calendar

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All programs are free and open to the public at the Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington.  For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships Librarian Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.  Phone: 802-865-7211.  Email: bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, every effort will be made to make our programs accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program you wish to attend.  To make arrangements, please call 865.7211  (TTY Relay 711).

 


Teen Programs

New Teen Librarian coming soon!
Stay Tuned for updates...

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Youth Programs in November

Please note: The Library will be CLOSED on Friday, November 10th for Veteran's Day, and on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving.

Burlington Rising: Learn the Secrets of Challah Braiding! Sunday, November 5th, 1:30 p.m. The traditional Jewish bread is prepared to honor the Sabbath and holidays. We will practice the recipe as well as braid our very own Challah to take home and enjoy. Draizy Junik and Menucha Raskin have been braiding and baking Challahs for over two decades and they can't wait to show you how you can make it too! Free. All ages. No preregistration needed.

Stories with Megan. Mondays, November 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with with stories, songs and rhymes! Free. Ages 2-5. No preregistration needed. *

Spanish Musical Kids. Tuesdays, November 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th (cancelled), 11:00-11:45 a.m.  Hola Amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Share Constancia's love of Spanish in a program of Latin American songs and games. Free. Ages 1-5 years. No preregistration needed. [Followed by lunch for everyone 18 & under.]

NEW! Creative Tuesdays. November 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Join us and use your imagination to be creative with recycled materials! Create with Lego© on November 7th! Free. All ages, under 8 with an adult helper, please. No preregistration needed. *

Yoga for Kids. Wednesdays, November 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th, 11:00-11:30. Young yogis explore yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques with yoga instructor Melissa Nutting from Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center. Free. Ages 2-5 years. No preregistration needed. *

Film Screening: “Vermont Farm Kids.” Wednesday, November 15. Screenings at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. What would it be like to grow up on a Vermont farm? Hear from kids as they describe their farm life experiences, and learn how important their farm role is to Vermont. NOFA-VT presents this film with sponsors from Farm Credit East: the Johnson Family Foundation, and the Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation. Enjoy movie popcorn, pretzels and sliced apples. Please let the Youth staff know of any food allergies. Recommended for ages 8 and up. No preregistration needed. *

NEW! Babytime. Thursdays, November 2nd, 9th & 30th, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Explore books, rhymes and songs specially selected for tiny tots, followed by time to play and chat with other babies and their caregivers. Free. For infants through pre-walkers. No preregistration needed. *

Ukulele Kids! Thursdays, November 16th & 30th, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Join Joe and his ukulele to sing and play to traditional children's songs.  Free. Ages 0-5 years. No preregistration needed. *

Music with Robert. Fridays, November 3rd & 17th, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sing along with Robert for great family fun! Free. All ages. No preregistration needed. *

Our Books for Children Gift Campaign begins November 6th and continues through December 10th! Share the joy of reading! The Fletcher Free Library invites community members to participate in the 27th Annual "Books for Children Gift Campaign," which provides Burlington preschoolers with new, quality books during the holiday season. For more information please stop by the Library, downtown Burlington bookstore Crow Bookshop or Phoenix Books, call the Youth Desk: 802-865-7216 or email cdemarais@burlingtonvt.gov.

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Youth Programs in December

Please note: The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25th for Christmas Day.

Stories with Megan. Mondays, December 4th, 11th & 18th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with with stories, songs and rhymes! Free. Ages 2-5. No preregistration needed. *

Spanish Musical Kids. Tuesdays, December 5th & 12th, 11:00-11:45 a.m.  Hola Amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Share Constancia's love of Spanish in a program of Latin American songs and games. Free. Ages 1-5 years. No preregistration needed. [Followed by lunch for everyone 18 & under.]

Creative Tuesdays. December 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Join us and use your imagination to be creative with recycled materials! Create with Lego© on December 5th! Free. All ages, under 8 with an adult helper, please. No preregistration needed. *

Hour of Code at FFL. Wednesday, December 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Join over 100 million students around the world for an Hour of Code.  Have fun with after school coding basics or come practice what you already know.  Library staff will be available to help.  For information: www.hourofcode.com Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up (or younger with an adult).

Yoga for Kids. Wednesdays, December 6th, 13th & 20th, 11:00-11:30. Young yogis explore yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques with yoga instructor Melissa Nutting from Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center. Free. Ages 2-5 years. No preregistration needed. *

Babytime. Thursdays, December 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Explore books, rhymes and songs specially selected for tiny tots, followed by time to play and chat with other babies and their caregivers. Free. For infants through pre-walkers. No preregistration needed. *

Ukulele Kids! Thursdays, December 14th & 28th, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Join Joe and his ukulele to sing and play to traditional children's songs.  Free. Ages 0-5 years. No preregistration needed. *

Music with Robert. Fridays, December 8th, 22nd & 29th, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 (NEW TIME!) Sing along with Robert for great family fun! Free. All ages. No preregistration needed. *

Drag Storytime @ Fletcher Free Library? Saturday, December 16th, 10:30 a.m. Yes! Join our favorite local drag queens Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare for stories that capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and give children glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models. Free. Recommended for ages 3 and up but all ages welcome. No preregistration needed. For more info visit DragQueenStoryHour.org.

Our Books for Children Gift Campaign and continues through December 10th! Share the joy of reading! The Fletcher Free Library invites community members to participate in the 27th Annual "Books for Children Gift Campaign," which provides Burlington preschoolers with new, quality books during the holiday season. For more information please stop by the Library, downtown Burlington bookstore Crow Bookshop or Phoenix Books, call the Youth Desk: 802-865-7216 or email cdemarais@burlingtonvt.gov.

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*Please note: All groups must receive special permission to attend any program from Rebecca Goldberg. Daycares are welcome to programs with a caregiver for every two children. Please call 865.7216.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, every effort will be made to make our programs accessible to people with disabilities.  To aid us in making accommodations, please contact us a minimum of two weeks prior to the program you wish to attend.  Please call 865-7216 (TTY relay 711).


 

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