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Learn what Spring has in store for you and your community library.

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  • CHECK IT OUT

    In This Issue Classes & Events

    Early Education

    TICOS

    Friends Dinner

    Summer Reading

    In Your Library

    Gearing Up for Summer Reading As Youth Services staff design reading templates, organize community sponsorship and develop engaging classes and creative events for families during Summer Reading, we ask that you reach out with your support of this worthwhile mission to keep Iowa readers strong. Staff work to ensure that each child in our community has the opportunity to access books and materials, is rewarded for building their literacy skills during the summer, and connects with others through the fun and safe environment of the library. Yet, we also depend on your participation in the Summer Reading Programs, your word-of-mouth promotion of the library, and your volunteer efforts to encourage each young reader to succeed.

    STEM Increasingly, business leaders, educators, industry experts, and others are rallying around the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in education. This is a key issue for K-12 education and public libraries as it is a requirement to create the kind of workforce our country needs. By 2018, 8 million jobs in the U.S. economy will require a college degree in STEM, according to a Georgetown University study. This years Summer Reading Program promotes STEM through its themes Children: Fizz! Boom! Read!, Teens: Spark a Reaction, and Adults: Literary Elements. This summer, Burlington Public Library will con-tinue literacy, numeracy and social development with fun, interactive clas-ses, incentives and events.

    The Summer Slide Something is waiting for many children every summer, and their parents dont even know its out there. It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Children who do not read over the summer can lose more than two months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills over the summer will be 2 years behind their classmates. Register the children in your life and sign up yourself for Summer Reading starting June 6 and avoid the summer slide.

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    Upcycled Book Projects The Repurposed Library: 22 Craft Projects that Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti (702.8 OOC) is one of several fun books featuring creative, upcycling ideas.

    Learn more about making altered books, turning trash into treasures and upcycling household items into newly purposed accessories.

    Ask your librarian for more titles and check out the library on Pinterest.

    Sit & Stitch All ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their current knitting and other stitching projects to the Library on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 911AM in Meeting Room A.

    These are not knitting classes, so no instruction is provided, although all attendees are more than willing to help each other and share their knowledge.

    This is a drop-in group, no registration is required.

    Update Your Resume Check out the library Job Center to find information on successful job seeking, resume writing, cover letter crafting, and interviewing.

    Some of the top picks of 2014 have been Cracking the New Job Market: 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy by William Holland (JOBS HOL) and Great Jobs for Anyone 50+ by Kerry Hannon (JOBS HAN).

    Register for the LinkedIn class on Thursday, May 15 to network and learn how to present your resume online.

    Get Organized Time for spring cleaning is here! Get organized with the help of books like Living with Less by Mary Lambert (648.5 LAM) or Organize Your Life and More: Save Money and Time, Reduce Stress, Remove Clutter by Christina Scalise (345.5 SCA)

    Remember that the City Wide Clean Up for Spring starts in April. For more information go to the citys web site at burlingtoniowa.org and click on Solid Waste Department.

    PICKUP DATES BY ROUTE: MondayApril 14 TuesdayApril 22 WednesdayApril 30 ThursdayMay 8 FridayMay 16

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    Wellness Planner The library has a wealth on information for wellness planning.

    We have terrific books like Making Smart Choices by Lucia Raatma (613 RAA) and 10 Ways I Can Live a Healthy Life by Sara Antill (613 ANT).

    We have amazing fitness videos like Just Walk: 4 Mile Power Walk by Leslie Sansone (FIT DVD SAN) and Tae Bo Classic by Billy Blanks (FIT DVD BLA).

    We also have Medline Plus, a database service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which features interactive videos and tools to help you kick start your personal wellness plan today.

    *Register for classes by calling the library at 753-1647.

  • Teen Job Fair April 5, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A-C Need a Summer Job? The Burlington Public Library is teaming up with IowaWORKS and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce to bring you a job fair just for teens ages 14-17.

    Teens that attended the Job Skills Workshop will be able to meet potential employers from 10am-11am and then the floor will be opened to all teens.

    ticos TAB (Teen Advisory Board) vot-ed to join with Junior Optimists. The Optimists will pay their dues and sponsor teen programs; the teens will each give four hours of service to assist the Optimists. They are going by TICOS which stands for Teens Inspiring Change, Optimism and Service. Kaleb McAninch is the President, Courtney Capps is VP and Katelynn Miller is Secretary. This partnership will allow TAB teens to expand their influence in the community and support their initiatives at the library. Teens, you can join this group on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for food, fun, and service.

    Writers Workshop with Mike Mullin April 2, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Registration required. Singing alligators and exploding ferrets may be an integral part of the writers process, at least, according to Mike Mullin, author of the Ashfall series. Register for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to craft a story from this award winning YA author.

    Author Skype:

    Karen Romano Young April 24, 6:00 PM Tweens can doodle along with Karen Ramona Young, author of Stuck in the Middle: A Novel in Doodles. We will have her Skype visit with us. Register for this event to ensure your spot, pad and pen.

    Summer Volunteer Olympics Thursday, May 29, 6:00 PM Get ready, get set, its summer. If you are 14 and up and plan to volunteer at the library this summer take this training for new volunteers or as a refresher if youve volunteered for us in the past. There will be plenty of fun and food too!

  • Specifically for Seniors Hungrytown Friday, April 4, 10:00 AM HUNGRYTOWN, which is the musical and married duo of Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall, have been making music full time since swapping their midtown New York cubicles for the hills of New England in 2004. Since then, the couple has been touring extensively, and has released two CDs, the self-titled Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), both of which receive high critical acclaim and much airplay in North America and Europe.

    Goode RebekaThe Salem Witch Trials WEDNESDAY, May 7, 10:00 AM It was a new world. The settlers from England had gained a foothold in the verdant land called Amerika. Old traditions would be laid aside, new ones instituted. Greed, jealousy, suspicion would still persist. Were these at the root of the Salem Witch trials? Innocent residents of Salem, Massachusetts were tried, and many executed, in perhaps the most infamous chapter in early American history. Jessica Michna has become widely known for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women as well as her fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America including guests from as far away as New Zealand, Japan and Brazil.

    Hollands!: Merry Making Nomads Friday, June 6, 10:00 AM The Hollands! are seasoned concert performers, engaging audiences with their intimate merrymaking. They are a full-time internationally touring family based in the US via Australia with a knack for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a long. They are 21st century nomadic travelers and frolic in the organic folk revival scene.

    night owls When we grow into sensible, mature adults with a million responsibilities, we often stop making time to learn all those little things that make life more pleasurable, inviting, creative and delicious.

    This is why your Burlington Public Library has created a new series of free, quarterly programs for adults called Night School.

    Beginning this April, well meet quarterly on Google Hangout to learn about podcasting. Call the library to learn more about night owls on Google Hangout or email Mallorie at mghram@burlington.lib.ia.us

    Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich, shape, and address local issues.

    Librarians work with residents to discover what their communitys needs are and to meet them.

    The Burlington Public Library ser