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July 2016
Art Exhibits and Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

None scheduled this month.

PROGRAMS

POETRY EXPERIENCE
First and Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 pm
July 2 & 16
Pickering Room
Rajnii Eddins facilitates this poetry and spoken word workshop. Gain confidence with your writing, learn from and support others and experience the joy of poetry.

CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Pickering Room

VERMONT PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
First Tuesday of every month, 6-8 pm
July 5
Fletcher Room
Inspired by the artist Frank Gonzalez, 91, a lifelong enthusiast of John Dewey, Nick Ruderman has formed a philosophy group in Burlington, Gonzalez’s summer home.

GAMING FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Tuesdays, July 12, 19 & 26, 5-7:45 pm
Pickering Room

The Mayor’s Book Discussion Group:
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, by Edward Glaeser
Thursday, July 7, 5:30 pm
ArtsRiot
, 400 Pine Street, Burlington
Please join us for a book group panel discussion on the economic, environmental, and social benefits of investing in our downtown. Glaeser’s Triumph of the City looks at cities around the world and what makes them thrive and how their success improves quality of life and reduces carbon footprint.

Free copies are available now at the Fletcher Free Library or through the UVM Humanities Center by contacting david.jenemann@uvm.edu.

The Mayor’s Book Group was a joint effort between Mayor Weinberger and the UVM Humanities Center, created in 2014 to explore thought-provoking ideas relevant to civic life, culture, and history.  Past discussion topics have included the Civil Rights Act of 1964, anti-poverty initiatives, and how data analysis is changing baseball and local government.

Guitar open mic
Second Saturday of every month, 4:30-5:30 pm
July 9
Pickering Room
Come listen and play music on nylon string guitars in a friendly environment. There will be solo, duet and trio performances by local guitar musicians, professional and amateurs. All levels of skills and styles are welcome.

UkUlele MELEE
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 4:30-6 pm
July 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.

eARTH TONES: A Reading and discussion series
Under the Sea Wind, by Rachel Carson
Monday, July 11, 1:00 pm
Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington
From July through October, the Fletcher Free Library will host the Book Discussion series, Earth Tones.
  Authors look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature.  July's discussion is led by Florence McCloud.

This event is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Reading & Discussion program, hosted by the Fletcher Free Library and held at the Heineberg Senior Center.  (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.)

Free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities.  Books are available on loan in advance at the Heineberg Center (802.863.3982)

Upcoming Titles:
August 8: Hunting for Hope by Scott Russell Sanders
September 12: A Friend of the Earth, by T.C. Boyle
October 10: Mean Spirit, by Linda Hogan
October 24: The Great Work, by Thomas Berry 

wake up to dying
Tent on Lawn:

Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15, 11 am-7:30 pm
Saturday, July 16, 10 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 17, 10 am - 5 pm

Workshops at the Library:

Death Chat - Friday, July 15, noon-1 pm, Library Lawn

Noyana Singers - Friday, July 15, 5:30-6:30 pm, Library Lawn

Death Chat - Saturday, July 16, noon-1 pm, Library Lawn

After-Death: Home Funeral Body Care - Sun., July 17, noon-1:30, Pickering Room

Death, Documents and "The Conversation: - Sun., July 17, 2-3:30, Fletcher Room

End-of-Life Planning: One-on-One Q&A Session - Sun., July 17, 3:30-5 pm, Fletcher Room

(Click here for complete schedule, insluding workshops held at the College St. Congregational Church)

The Wake Up to Dying Project aims to shift our cultural perspective on death from fear and avoidance toward acceptance – by inviting people to acknowledge death, be prepared for it, and live more fully having done so.  We do this by gathering and sharing first-person audio stories about death, dying and life.  We bring these stories, along with related art and hands-on engagement opportunities, to communities in a creative traveling exhibit.

For the second year in a row, our innovative end-of-life exhibit, complete with big white tents, will once again appear outside of the Fletcher Free Library, right in the heart of downtown Burlington from July 14–17. Workshops, panels and chats will be held at the Congregational Church and the Library July 12–17.

The Wake Up To Dying Project Traveling Exhibit is sponsored by:
BAYADA HospiceBlue Cross and Blue Shield of VermontFletcher Free LibraryKindred Birchwood TerraceThe Madison Deane InitiativeNational Home Funeral AllianceUnsworth LawThe University of Vermont Center on Aging – The University of Vermont Medical CenterThe Vermont Ethics NetworkVNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

Rain Location for all Library Lawn events: FFL Community Room.
Exception: Noyana Singers Rain Location: Perkins Room, College Street Congregational Church.

FFL Book Discussion Group:
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 pm
Local History Room
Join this monthly book discussion on the second Wednesday of each month.  Free copies of the book are available for checkout at the library’s circulation desk.

ELL  PROGRAMS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Beginner Level:
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm
Pickering Room, 2nd Floor

Intermediate/Advanced Level:
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm
Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor

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

CONVERSATION GROUPS

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP - "Dimanches"
Every Sunday, 4:00 pm--ON VACATION JULY 3 & 10,
BACK JULY 17, 24 & 31

Local History Room
For all levels!  Practice your French language skills and meet up with other Francophiles.

GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP
First and Third Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 pm
--ON BREAK FOR THE SUMMER

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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August 2016
Art Exhibits and Programs

 

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

None scheduled this month.

PROGRAMS

VERMONT PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
First Tuesday of every month, 6-8 pm
August 2
Fletcher Room
Inspired by the artist Frank Gonzalez, 91, a lifelong enthusiast of John Dewey, Nick Ruderman has formed a philosophy group in Burlington, Gonzalez’s summer home.

GAMING FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 23 & 30, 5-7:45 pm
Pickering Room

CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Pickering Room

eARTH TONES: A Reading and discussion series
Hunting for Hope by Scott Russell Sanders
Monday, August 8, 1:00 pm
Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington
From July through October, the Fletcher Free Library will host the Book Discussion series, Earth Tones.
  Authors look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature.  August's discussion is led by Merilyn Burrington.

This event is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Reading & Discussion program, hosted by the Fletcher Free Library and held at the Heineberg Senior Center.  (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.)

Free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities.  Books are available on loan in advance at the Heineberg Center (802.863.3982)

Upcoming Titles:
September 12: A Friend of the Earth, by T.C. Boyle
October 10: Mean Spirit, by Linda Hogan
October 24: The Great Work, by Thomas Berry

Guitar open mic
Second Saturday of every month, 4:30-5:30 pm
August 13
Pickering Room
Come listen and play music on nylon string guitars in a friendly environment. There will be solo, duet and trio performances by local guitar musicians, professional and amateurs. All levels of skills and styles are welcome.

UkUlele MELEE
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 4:30-6 pm
August 14 & 28
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.

POETRY EXPERIENCE
First and Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 pm
THIS MONTH, August 20 ONLY
Pickering Room
Rajnii Eddins facilitates this poetry and spoken word workshop. Gain confidence with your writing, learn from and support others and experience the joy of poetry.

FFL Book Discussion Group:
(title TBA)
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Local History Room
Join this monthly book discussion on the second Wednesday of each month.  Free copies of the book are available for checkout at the library’s circulation desk.

ELL  PROGRAMS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
Beginner Level:
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm
Pickering Room, 2nd Floor

Intermediate/Advanced Level:
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm
Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor

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

CONVERSATION GROUPS

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP - "Dimanches"
Every Sunday, 4-5:30 pm
Local History Room
For all levels!  Practice your French language skills and meet up with other Francophiles.

GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP
First and Third Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 pm
--ON BREAK FOR THE SUMMER

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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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).

 


Youth Programs in July

Please note: The library will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set... Read! continues. Join us for a variety of regular and special programs, including free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 6th for everyone 18 & under. 

  • Sign up at the library or online at www.btvsrp.com starting June 13th.

  • Participate in free, active, and lively library programming!

  • Read every day and track your success!

  • Visit the library to read and play with teen/tween Reading Buddies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 21st through August 6th.

Championship Central. Beginning June 18; all day, every day! Exercise your mind with sports and wellness books, games, puzzles and crafts at the Summer Reading Program activity table. Recommended for ages 3 & up. No preregistration needed. 

Reading Buddies. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays in July, 11:00-3:00. Come to the library to read with middle and high schoolers. Play games, read aloud, find new favorite books, and make new friends. For children entering grades K-5. No preregistration needed.

Spanish Musical Kids. Tuesdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 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. * 

Tinkering Tuesdays. Tuesdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 10:30-noon. Activate your brain and creative energy to experiment with hands-on STEM-type projects, to tinker with electrical circuits, gears, pulleys & more. Followed by Lunch at the Library for all children, tweens, and teens. Free. Ages 8 & up. No preregistration needed.

Ready, Set, Stories with Megan. Mondays, July 11th, 18th & 25th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Get ready for a fun-filled storytime with Megan! Free. Ages 3-6. No preregistration needed. *

Lunch at the Library. Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 21st-August 11th, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Burlington School Food Project invites you to enjoy nutritious meals at the library. All children 18 and under from all towns and communities are welcome! No preregistration needed. 

Yoga for Kids. Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 11:00-11:45 a.m. Calling all young yogis! Engage your natural energy and explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Ages 4-11. Followed by Lunch at the Library for all children, tweens and teens. No preregistration needed. *

Library Night at the Ballpark. Sunday, July 10th, 5:05 p.m. Watch the Lake Monsters play the Batavia Muckdogs! Tickets are $6; half of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Fletcher Free Library! Purchase tickets here or through the Lake Monsters site using promo code FFL.

Cardboard Box Parade. Thursday, July 14th, 1-3 p.m. Join FFL readers in the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Cardboard Box Parade! Come in costume as a super athlete or wear your SRP t-shirt. Meet library staff at the top of Church Street at 1:00 p.m. to march to City Hall Park for a spectacular event! Free. All ages. No preregistration needed.

Trad Camp Showcase. Wednesday, July 27th, 6-7 p.m. Join campers and instructors from Young Tradition Vermont's summer Trad Camp for songs, tunes and dances. Performers include Pete Sutherland, Brian Perkins, Jane Oxnard and others. Free. All ages. No preregistration needed.

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Youth Programs in August

Please note: The library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, August 16th in observance of Bennington Battle Day.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set... Read! continues through August 6th. Join us for a variety of regular and special programs, including free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 11th for everyone 18 & under. 

  • Sign up at the library or online at www.btvsrp.com starting June 13th.

  • Participate in free, active, and lively library programming!

  • Read every day and track your success!

  • Visit the library to read and play with teen/tween Reading Buddies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 21st through August 6th.

Championship Central. Beginning June 18; all day, every day! Exercise your mind with sports and wellness books, games, puzzles and crafts at the Summer Reading Program activity table. Recommended for ages 3 & up. No preregistration needed. 

Ready, Set, Stories with Megan. Mondays, August 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Get ready for a fun-filled storytime with Megan! Free. Ages 3-6. No preregistration needed. *

Reading Buddies. Tuesday, August 2nd; Thursday, August 4th; Saturday, August 6th; 11:00-3:00. Come to the library to read with middle and high schoolers. Play games, read aloud, find new favorite books, and make new friends. For children entering grades K-5. No preregistration needed.

Spanish Musical Kids. Tuesdays, August 2nd & 9th, 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. * 

Lunch at the Library. Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 21st-August 11th, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Burlington School Food Project invites you to enjoy nutritious meals at the library. All children 18 and under from all towns and communities are welcome! No preregistration needed. 

Yoga for Kids. Thursday, August 4th, 11:00-11:45 a.m. Calling all young yogis! Engage your natural energy and explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Free. Ages 4-11. Followed by Lunch at the Library for all children, tweens and teens. No preregistration needed. *

Summer Wellness Carnival. Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Reading champs, get set to party! Celebrate a summer of sportstastic reading at a carnival on the library lawn! Enjoy face painting, a sports hero photo station, music, watermelon & more! Family and friends welcome! Free. All ages. No preregistration needed.

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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).