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Family math playtime

Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

With educators Miranda Dalton and Nancy Pollack. For 3-to-5-year-olds with guardians. Explore activities and play games which create building blocks for future mathematical thinking. Registration required.


Every Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Miss Kelly and her puppets for a lap-sit storytime for infants and their caregivers.


Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Sessions at 9:15-9:45 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Short stories and familiar songs, rhymes and fingerplays, with time to wiggle and dance. For ages 1 to 3 with an adult caregiver.

Music and movement

Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Join Miss Emma as she leads singing, movement and jam sessions for kids from birth to age 5.

Kids chess club

Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

For kids ages 5 and up. Preregistration required to


Tuesday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 3-4:30 p.m.

Free projects geared to kids ages 8 and up or 6 and up with an adult. Feb. 7: pinecone elf. Feb. 14: Valentine baby bunting. Feb. 21: snowflake star baby. Feb. 28: wooden bead snowman.

Lego builders

Every Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m.

Projects geared to kids ages eight and up, or ages six and up with an adult helper. Each week, builders explore, create and participate in challenges.

Cool chemistry

Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:30-5 p.m.

Cool chemistry with Rebecca Rupp. For students ages 8 and up. Space is limited and registration is required.

Friday movie

Friday, Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m.


Middle school makers

Thursday, Feb. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

For students in grades five to eight. Feb. 23: spicy cauliflower buffalo wings.


Knit for your neighbors

Mondays and Thursdays in January, 3-6 p.m.

Yarn, needles and crochet hooks supplied. Knit or crochet hats and scarves to help keep your neighbors warm. All finished projects will be donated to the South Burlington Food Shelf. No program on Feb. 20.

Tech help

Friday, Feb. 3 and 17, 10 a.m.-noon

The first and third Friday of every month in the digital lab for 1:1 assistance and to learn new skills.

Cookbook club

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

This month’s selection is “Go-to Dinners” by Ina Garten. Choose a recipe to prepare, get a free photocopy and sign up to share your cooking.

Morning book group: ‘Great Circle’

Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

“The Vanishing Half “by Brit Bennett. Is identity something we’re born with? Desiree and Stella are twins born in Mallard, La., a tiny town populated by light-skinned African Americans. The twins run away to New Orleans as teenagers and eventually take radically different paths. Desiree marries a dark-skinned black lawyer but leaves him and returns to Mallard with their daughter, Jude, who is also much darker than the town approves of. Stella passes for white and marries a successful businessman who knows nothing of her past, eventually relocating to Los Angeles. Copies available. Both in-person and on Zoom.

Board game brunch

Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Join Friendly Tabletop Gamers of Essex and Beyond in the digital lab and play some awesome games while meeting new people. This event is best suited for teens and adults over 18.

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