Breaking Down "Structural" and "Systemic" Racism for Our Children

From Embrace Race:

Appreciating diversity - of skin colors, hair textures, foods, and music. Embracing friendships across racial lines. Understanding that every racial and ethnic group includes people who believe different things and behave in different ways, that there is as much diversity within racial groups as across them.

Date: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Dad Guild Book Group

May: Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley

Explore topics such as racism as they are covered in this month's book and relate to parenting. This is an opportunity to create a safe space for discussion, keeping in mind that the facilitators are not experts and are looking to connect and support each other around important parenting issues. 

Please register for Zoom meeting information and to reserve a copy of this month's book. 

Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Owned: A Tale of Two Americas Film Discussion

Please join us for a discussion of the documentary “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas-The Dark History Behind the US Housing Economy.” Facilitated by Mary Danko, Director of the Fletcher Free Library and a representative from the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Fair Housing Project

Date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

ELL Classes: English for Beginners and Intermediate-Advanced students

Virtual ELL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. (Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Levels) 

English-language learners of all abilities can practice written and spoken English with trained instructors.

FREE.  Please Register for classes by emailing Barbara Shatara at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov

Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Mon May 31 2021.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Violence Against Asian Americans: How Do We Support the Children?

From Embrace Race:

 

The murders of eight people at several spas in the Atlanta area, most of them Asian American and women, marks only the most awful, recent contribution to a year-long spike in violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the US. The advocacy group STOP AAPI [Asian American Pacific Islander] Hate received some 3,000 reports of assaults against group members between March and December 2020 alone, many of them targeting women and seniors.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Poetry Month Take & Make Activity Kits

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this "Take and Make" Activity kit designed just for teens and adults!

Each kit includes all the elements you need to release your inner poet including supplies, instructions, project ideas and suggested reading. No registration needed! Kits will be available April 1st at the library's Front Desk while supplies last.

Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 (All day)

Poetry & the Creative Mind

Each year during National Poetry Month in April, the Academy of American Poets presents a special celebration of poetry's important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers and artists working in other disciplines.

 

For more information and to register for this free event, click here.

Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CANCELED: Dad Guild Book Group

The March 4 meeting has been cancelled. Please join us on March 18.

 

March: The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty

Explore topics such as racism as they are covered in this month's book and relate to parenting. This is an opportunity to create a safe space for discussion, keeping in mind that the facilitators are not experts and are looking to connect and support each other around important parenting issues. 

Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Limited browsing is now open. Click here for info. 

On Tuesday, May 25 the Library will be closed from Noon-4:00 PM open from 4:00-8:00 PM. The Library will also be closed all day on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.