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Upcoming Events at the Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library has a wide variety of upcoming programs and events.

Upcoming Events at the Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library has a bunch of upcoming events and accounts of past events residents can check out. The following is a press release listing what has happened, is currently happening and what is coming soon.

eBook Download Workshop Monday, Jan. 30, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Did you recently receive ereader? Are you thinking about purchasing one? Are you interested in downloading free eBooks? Then this workshop is for you!

Burlington Public Library provides access through our Overdrive subscription to free eBook titles for download to your ereaders! To assist our patrons, Burlington Public Library will hold an eBook Download Workshop to demonstrate this process. Librarians will present downloading eBooks from the Burlington Public Library web site to ereaders such as the Barnes and Noble Nook, the Amazon Kindle, the Apple iPad, and others.

Workshop participants are invited to bring their devices to this session and to ask questions after the presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Come join the fun!

Public Copiers:

The Friends of the Burlington Public Library have contracted to provide new copiers for the public! With the new copiers, comes a small increase in copying charges ($.15) in order to maintain these new machines.

Thank you to the Friends for one more way that they enhance the library and help us to better serve you, our patrons!

Novelist:

Are you looking for ideas to add to your reading list?  Do you have a favorite author and hope to find someone who writes similarly?  You might check out the Novelist database available through the library.  This is a powerful online readers' advisory resource that is searchable by author, title, genre, and series. It can be accessed in the library from our public internet computers.  It can also be accessed remotely from your home or anywhere that you have internet access. Just visit www.burlingtonpubliclibrary.org and choose “databases” then click on “Novelist”. Note that you will need your library card number if accessing remotely.

Another beneficial feature of this database is that there are book discussion guides for over 700 titles.  You’ll find author information, summaries of the title, questions, and further reading lists for each title.  This is great tool for book groups!

Novelist is great for children and teens as well.  There are reviews of titles by age group. You’ll find lists of award winners broken down by age groups as well.

If you’re looking for a great resource to enhance your reading, visit Novelist.  I’m sure you’ll love this tool.

Did you know?

Over 364,000 items were checked out from the Burlington Public Library in 2011. 

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