Join us for the June 25th Tour and Program (Saturday) celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the historic Carnegie Library building.
The Burlington Public Library, Burlington Historical Preservation Advisory Board and the fledgling Burlington Historical Society are co-hosting Burlington’s Historic Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration
Saturday, June 25, 2016
- Noon ~ Tour inside the Carnegie Library building by local historian and city councilwoman, Edie Edmundson. The Carnegie Library is located in historic downtown Burlington at 901 E. Fairhaven Ave.
- 1 p.m. ~ Short program and the opening of the 100-year-old Carnegie Library time capsule at the new Burlington Public Library (820 E Washington Ave)
The time capsule was installed in June 1916 behind the cornerstone of the Carnegie Library at the start of its construction. The cornerstone has been removed and the time capsule box was inside. The contents of the time capsule will be removed and displayed with related historical artifacts at the library during the celebration. Please bring and share your memories of visiting and using the Carnegie Library.
All ages welcome. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Burlington Library.
Questions: (360) 755-0760, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Burlington Historical Society Facebook page
HubHistory Online Collection
The library has dozens of programs throughout the year for children, teens and adults. Summer Reading is coming up, Quidditch Fest is June 11, and we have a new telescope you can actually check out. We would like to remind you that it is possible to sign yourself up for email or mobile notifications of these programs.
You can sign up for our Blog on the right of this page for occasional announcement and information links. Or you can sign up for our website calendar notifications here and (ICalendar for mobile apps). Or use Facebook. You can also remove yourself from the list any time if they clutter your email account too much. Check our website periodically for new programs or find business and research resources here.
Stay Informed @ the Library
The Burlington Public Library has added an Orion StarBlast 4.5” telescope that you can check out with your library card.
It’s a great family activity and there are many books in our library to introduce you to basic astronomy. The telescope will be loaned out for two weeks at a time.
The telescope was donated by Island County Astronomical Society. Volunteer astronomer Bob Scott of the society has decades of experience studying the stars and is happy to help.
Click here for videos on how to use the telescope and more information on the program. Drop by the library and we’ll put you on the waiting list. We anticipate requests to be high throughout the summer months.
North Cascades National Park is one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Animals with fins, fur, feathers and scales are all at home in this dramatic and beautiful environment.
Local National Park Ranger Jason Bordelon will be sharing information about nature through literature. Join us for captivating tales, fiction and non-fiction about our wildlife, critters, ecosystems, and how to use our park system when camping and or hiking in our earth’s beautiful habitat.
Our first session begins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Burlington Public Library. Homeschool families and educational institutes with children 5 to 9-year-olds are encouraged to attend!