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Food For Friends

During the month of December, help out fellow neighbors by donating non-perishable food items or other necessities.  Please bring donations to the library, located at the Beebe School.  See suggestions below.

Breakfast Items:

  • Low sugar cereals
  • Instant hot cereals
  • Breakfast/granola bars
  • Parmalet milk
  • Pancake syrup

Meal Items:

  • Beef Stew
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned mixed vegetables
  • Canned chicken
  • Chili with meat
  • Corn beef hash
  • Knorr products

Additional Items:

  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues


  • Microwavable popcorn
  • Cheez It crackers
  • Ritz crackers
  • Townhouse crackers
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Cranraisins (small box)
  • Fruit cocktail (12 oz)
  • Snack pack fruit cup (4 pack)
  • Snack pack chips
  • Cookies
  • Hot chocolate

Condiments (please no large containers):

  • Cooking oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Peanut butter & jelly

Donations will be accepted through January 4, 2023 and benefit A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry.

A Virtual Evening with Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk

“She’s on the case”

Join us for an evening with Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk

Free virtual event December 8th at 7 pm moderated by Rachel Raczka of the Boston Globe

Registration is required for this Zoom event!

Everything was fine until it wasn’t—a scream in the library, books gone missing the first day on the job, a secret threatening to tear apart a perfect life. We’ll discuss intriguing mysteries with critically acclaimed authors Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk.

"Investigations are launched, fingers are pointed, potentially dangerous liaisons unfold and I was turning those pages like there was cake at the finish line." —Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times 

USA Today bestselling author Sulari Gentill has officially captivated readers and librarians with her “elegantly constructed, funny, and profound (PW starred)” mystery-within-a-mystery, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY. 

By setting a fun house mirror into the still quiet of the Boston Public Library, award winning author, Sulari Gentill takes us on “thrilling excursion into metafiction that wittily examines the writing process itself (PW, starred).”  But beware: once inside, a world of growing fixation, half-truths, shifting motivations, and a host of secrets buried within the pages engulfs as “one” author tries to write her own fate without losing control of the story.    

HER PERFECT LIFE by Hank Phillippi Ryan

USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agathas, five Anthonys, the Daphne, two Macavitys, and for THE OTHER WOMAN, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a “master at crafting suspenseful mysteries” and “a superb and gifted storyteller.”

Hank’s newest book is HER PERFECT LIFE (Forge Books, 2021), a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it “A superlative thriller.”


For fans of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore and Fredrik Bachman’s Anxious People, THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is a darkly comedic, literary mystery about a career librarian who is suddenly instated as the director of a prestigious university collection and its eccentric staff, when a whole host of priceless books go missing. 

River Dog Book Co. are selling books in relation to this author talk.

Sponsored by the Burlington Public Library, in partnership with Massachusetts Libraries.

Modern Calligraphy – Virtual Program for Adults

Modern Calligraphy

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 PMVirtual Program for Adults

Learn popular and playful Modern Calligraphy! Taught by calligrapher, Debby Reelitz.

You will learn where this style comes from, strategies on how to create this lettering style and projects to use the skills you have learned.

Register online or with a library staff member, 781-665-2313, starting Wednesday, November 30.

Materials will be provided for those registered for the virtual event. The event will be held through Zoom.

Fun on Creativebug

Find some inspiration this December through Creativebug!

Using your library card and PIN, create your own account for free and nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing & more!

Celebrate the Season: A Daily Holiday Painting Practice

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with artist, author, and teacher Maria Carluccio while she guides you through her colorful and whimsical world of watercolor. Each prompt you paint will feel like opening a new gift each day. In this daily practice, Maria helps build your confidence with watercolor and reminds you that painting is like a conversation that you and your watercolor have with each other. Learn how to a create complete compositions with very simple shapes, use your sketch as a reference rather than painting directly on top of it, add details with ink and colored pencil, and imagine traditional holiday themes in charming and unexpected ways.

Eco-Friendly Giftwrap Ideas

Any gift can be elevated with a thoughtful presentation. Artist, educator, and gift-wrap authority Courtney Cerruti share some of her favorite wrapping and trimming techniques with an eye on eco-friendly combinations and elements. Learn furoshiki-inspired ways to enclose presents with fabrics, and use and reuse things you have at home to create beautifully wrapped gifts that are nearly too pretty to open!

Holiday Mitten Garland

Instead of a store-bought holiday garland, whip up a set of these hand-knitted mini mittens. Cute as can be, these mitts are great for learning intermediate knitting techniques, including thumb shaping, decreases, and ribbed cuffs. Make several to string together, or use single mittens instead of bows on your holiday presents. 

Botanical Boughs for All Seasons

Looking for a bit of seasonal foliage to greet you at your front door? In this class, Cobrina of Creativebug shows you how using fresh, dried, or faux leaves and flowers can create a simple bough for your door or anywhere in your home. She demonstrates two of her favorite ways to hang these lovely sprigs – a simple upside-down bouquet hung by a ribbon, as well as one that uses branches to make a triangle shape, creating a more modern feel. Whether you collect foliage from the outdoors or want to use a beautifully fading bouquet, these botanical boughs are easy to update and refresh throughout the seasons.

Make Beeswax Celebration Candles

The soft light of a candle has a way of setting up an idyllic atmosphere for celebration or contemplation. That feeling is even more profound when the glow of that candle is one you have made yourself. This class covers three variations of small, handmade beeswax candles. Cobrina of Creativebug demonstrates how to roll celebration candles from sheet beeswax, some best for sticking in a cupcake and others for a candleholder, such as a menorah. Next, learn how to melt beeswax and dip small double-sided tapers layered with colors from a crayon. If you choose to make both candle types, you can then use the leftovers to make a votive.

Make to Give: Charitable Crafting

There’s a uniquely good feeling that accompanies making something to give away. Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, or general crafter, there are many places that could use your generous donations. In this class, staff artists from Creativebug talk through some of their very favorite projects they personally make for charitable crafting. Faith Hale talks you through three knit hat patterns and her favorite charities for gifting these toasty toppers. Crocheter Twinkie Chan shows how to make a rectangle that can be incorporated into a larger, group blanket, and Courtney Cerruti demonstrates a no-sew fleece blanket project that’s so simple, you can even get the kids involved.