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January 2015
Art Exhibits and Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EXHIBITS

HEALING ART, SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS BY MARTIN BOCK
Main Reading Room
October 1 - January 31
Opening reception:  Friday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Martin is an author, sculptor, and acupuncturist. He lives in Burlington with his wife, Melly.  This exhibit includes shaman’s objects of power and healing – wands, staffs, ceremonial pieces; and a collection titled Toward Consciousness, Days Before My Birth.

The four-month exhibit will be a centerpiece of the library’s reading room.

PROGRAMS

FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION:
THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE
Local History Room
Tuesday, January 13, 6:30 pm

The FFL Book Club discusses the beautifully-written and riveting biography of Robert Peace.  The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs tells the story of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home.  Through an honest rendering of Robert’s relationships—with his struggling mother, with his incarcerated father, with his teachers and friends and fellow drug dealers—The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America: race, class, drugs, community, imprisonment, education, family, friendship, and love.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS RECRUITMENT SESSION
Fletcher Room
Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 pm

All interested medical and non-medical professionals, please join us to learn more about Doctors Without Borders and how you can put YOUR ideals into practice.

ESL  PROGRAMS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Beginner Level: Administrative Conference Room
Intermediate/Advanced Level: Pickering Room, 2nd Floor
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships, 865.7211.

CONVERSATION GROUPS

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP - "Dimanches"
Local History Room
Sundays, 4:00-5:30 pm

Parlez-vous français?  On your way to Paris or Quebec City?  Practice speaking French in a welcoming environment for all levels of proficiency.  Meet fellow francophones at these weekly drop-in discussions.

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships, 865.7211.

GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP
Local History Room
First and third Wednesdays of each month:
January 7 & 21
6:30-8:30 pm

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).

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships, 865.7211.

RUSSIAN – A CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Community Room
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Free Russian classes taught by a native speaker.  These weekly lessons will have you говоря России in no time!

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships, 865.7211.

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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 at 865.7211.

 

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 Information

Gaming for Teens and Adults
Pickering Room
Tuesdays in January and February, 5-7:45 pm

802MTG is excited to partner up with The Fletcher Free Library to bring free, weekly Magic The Gathering and other tabletop games to the community.  All skill levels and formats are welcome, as well as beginners looking to learn. Participants under age 13 may attend with an adult or parental permission. No preregistration needed.

BOOK REQUESTS
Teens, did you know that you can request books from the Fletcher Free Library to be delivered to your school?  Contact the Edmunds Middle School, Hunt Middle School or Burlington High School librarians OR Rebecca Goldberg at rgoldberg@burlingtonvt.gov

Check out the Teen Page: http://www.fletcherfree.org/teens.html

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Youth Programs in January

Please note: Please note: The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 1st for New Year's Day and Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

ChildLight Yoga for Kids at the Fletcher Free Library. Sundays, January 4th & 18th, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Young yogis come together and explore the beauty of new beginnings.  ChildLight Yoga promotes happy, healthy, resilient kids!  Instructor Emily is pursuing her ChildLight Yoga certification.  Free.  Recommended for ages 3-6. No preregistration needed. Parents and caregivers welcome!  For details, call 802-865-7216.

Stories with Megan. At the Library: Mondays, January 5th, 12th & 26th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. At the Miller Community Center (130 Gosse Court, Burlington): Tuesdays, January 6th, 13th and Fridays, January 23rd & 30th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 2-5 years. Free. No preregistration needed. *

After School Homework Help and Free Reading Tutoring at the Library and the Miller Community Center (130 Gosse Court, Burlington). For information please contact the Fletcher Free Library Youth Desk: 865-7216.

Creative Tuesdays. January 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Join us and use your imagination to be creative with recycled materials.  Create with Legos on the first Tuesday of each month! Free. All ages, under 10 with an adult helper, please. No preregistration needed.

Gaming for Teens and Adults. Tuesdays in January, 5-7:45 p.m.
802MTG partners with the Fletcher Free Library to bring free, weekly Magic The Gathering and other tabletop games to the community.  All skill levels and formats are welcome, as well as beginners looking to learn. Participants under age 13 may attend with an adult or parental permission. Free. No preregistration needed.

Moving & Grooving with Christine. Wednesdays, January 14th, 21st & 28th, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  Move to the rhythms of great old Rock ‘n’ Roll and World Beat music! Recommended for ages 2-5 years, but everyone is welcome. Free. No preregistration needed.

Spanish Musical Kids & Latin Lunch. Thursdays, January 8th & 29th, 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Hola amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Come share Constancia's love of Spanish with Latin American songs and games. Bring food to share and stay for a Latin potluck lunch. Ages 1-5 years. Free. No preregistration needed. 

Music with Robert. Fridays, January 9th, 16th & 23rd, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sing along with Robert for great family fun! All ages. Free. No preregistration needed. *  

Martin's Big Words and Our Friend Martin: Film Screenings. Saturday and Sunday, January 17th & 18th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we will have a continuous showing of these films, which include stories from the African American tradition and a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Free. Recommended for ages 7 & up. No preregistration needed.

Check out our Kids Blog: www.fletcherkids.blogspot.com!

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Youth Programs in February

Please note: Please note: The library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 16th for Presidents' Day.

ChildLight Yoga for Kids at the Fletcher Free Library. Sundays, February 1st & 15th, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Young yogis come together and explore the beauty of new beginnings.  ChildLight Yoga promotes happy, healthy, resilient kids!  Instructor Emily is pursuing her ChildLight Yoga certification.  Free.  Recommended for ages 3-6. No preregistration needed. Parents and caregivers welcome!  For details, call 802-865-7216.

Stories with Megan. At the Library: Mondays, February 2nd, 9th & 23rd, 11:00-11:30 a.m. At the Miller Community Center (130 Gosse Court, Burlington): Fridays, February 6th, 13th & 20th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 2-5 years. Free. No preregistration needed. *

After School Homework Help and Free Reading Tutoring at the Library and the Miller Community Center (130 Gosse Court, Burlington). For information please contact the Fletcher Free Library Youth Desk: 865-7216.

Creative Tuesdays. February 3rd, 10th & 17th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Join us and use your imagination to be creative with recycled materials.  Create with Legos on the first Tuesday of each month! Free. All ages, under 10 with an adult helper, please. No preregistration needed.

Gaming for Teens and Adults. Tuesdays in February, 5-7:45 p.m.
802MTG partners with the Fletcher Free Library to bring free, weekly Magic The Gathering and other tabletop games to the community.  All skill levels and formats are welcome, as well as beginners looking to learn. Participants under age 13 may attend with an adult or parental permission. Free. No preregistration needed.

Celebration of the New Year for Trees: Wednesday, February 4th, 11:00 a.m. An early learning enrichment program for all to experience the Jewish holiday Tu B'shvat. Join us to celebrate the importance of trees in our lives and explore ways we can give back to the environment around us by actions we take every day. Recommended for ages 2-5, but all are welcome.

Moving & Grooving with Christine. Wednesdays, February 11th, 18th & 25th, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  Move to the rhythms of great old Rock ‘n’ Roll and World Beat music! Recommended for ages 2-5 years, but everyone is welcome. Free. No preregistration needed.

Spanish Musical Kids & Latin Lunch. Thursdays, February 5th, 12th & 19th, 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Hola amigos! Vengan a cantar y aprender! Come share Constancia's love of Spanish with Latin American songs and games. Bring food to share and stay for a Latin potluck lunch. Ages 1-5 years. Free. No preregistration needed. 

Music with Robert. Fridays, February 6th, 13th & 20th, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sing along with Robert for great family fun! All ages. Free. No preregistration needed. *  

Check out our Kids Blog: www.fletcherkids.blogspot.com!

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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).