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Food for Fines at your Library

During the month of December, food donations can be used to replace $2 service charges (but not for payment of lost books). Donations will benefit the South Burlington Food Shelf. Suggested items to donate include: Pasta and sauce, rice, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, coffee, juice, baby formula, non-perishable, unopened food goods and personal hygiene products.



Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2–4 p.m.

Sign up for 30-minute appointments to meet Jason. Drop-ins are welcome if Jason is free. Call 846-4140 or email the library at sbplinfo@southburlingtonvt.gov for an appointment.


Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Make an adorable gnome at this craft workshop for adults and teens. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Led by Heather Friedrichsen of Learning for Life VT. Preregistration required.


Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:45 p.m.

The feedback from the first two workshops of Having Effective Conversations about Race was positive and had one common suggestion: More discussion time. This session is recommended for people who have attended at least one of the previous SURJ sessions. Preregistration is encouraged, do so by calling 846-4140.


Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.–noon

Celebrate the season with us Friday mornings in December. Enjoy coffee, tea and light snacks, and take a moment to enjoy our collection of “Warm Thoughts.” Take one, leave one or share one. Drop in and warm up from the inside out!


Friday, Dec. 6, noon

Practice your English and make new friends in this ongoing ESL discussion group facilitated by Tricia Griffith.


Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Need birthday, holiday or thank-you cards? Join Althea Garceau for a morning of productive creativity in this card making workshop. All materials will be provided. Adults, teens and children ten and older are welcome to participate.


Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Join State Representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and John Killacky along with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc to discuss what’s being debated in the State House. All are welcome.


Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Bring projects to share or get help with challenging patterns. All skill levels welcome.


Thursday, December 12, 5 p.m.

The Board meets in the library meeting room on the second Thursday of each month. Open to the Public.


Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Check out our drop-in preschool story time with guest storyteller, Meghan Malone, who will share stories about wintertime and snow. Children and their adult caregivers are invited to join in at the picture book area. Books are geared to a preschool audience.


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

A 20- to 30-minute musical and interactive story time for crawlers and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult. Stories, puppets, songs, fingerplays and simple crafts with time for socializing.


Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.

A gentle, interactive story time geared toward non-mobile infants and their caregivers. Stories, songs, sensory activities and literacy tips for caregivers with time for socializing.

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