Adult Programs

Tea Tasting with Specialist Danielle Beaudette – Zoom Event

Date: Tuesday, December 6

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Register HERE.
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Join Danielle Beaudette, owner of the Cozy Tea Cart in New Hampshire, for a fun tea tasting guaranteed to bring some warmth this winter! This event is virtual, and participants will receive four types of tea to try during the event ahead of time. 

Danielle Beaudette of The Cozy Tea Cart (TCTC) ( an STI Certified Tea Specialist will discuss the processing and harvesting of the teas being sampled, including the differences between each tea type. Also discussed will be topics such as caffeine content in tea and how to best prepare loose tea. Each guest will be provided with a selection of 4 tea samples in natural brown tea bags (to ensure that you experience the best teas for any given time of year, we carefully choose which teas to include for your tea tasting).

Bio: Danielle Beaudette is one of the first 15 in the world to be certified in all levels as a Tea Specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute, NY and has completed over 60 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo. She has researched and learned first-hand about the production of tea through her Asian tea travels and relationships with Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Nepalese, and Taiwanese tea growers. Danielle sources only the finest, high quality, freshly imported teas, earning The Cozy Tea Cart the title of “Best of NH” from New Hampshire Magazine. Just as important as the quality of her tea, she promotes excellence in service and pride in educating her customers.

Questions? Email Daphne at 

An Evening With Mystery Writers Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Eva Jurczyk 

Date: Thursday, December 8 

Time: 7pm

Location: Online - via Zoom.  Register HERE.

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“She’s on the case”  Join us for an evening with Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk moderated by Rachel Raczka of the Boston Globe

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.

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

In THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, the ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge instructing everyone inside to stay put. Four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.


HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is a USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, Hank has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction. 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, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it "A superlative thriller." HER PERFECT LIFE is also now nominated for the Agatha Award.


EVA JURCZYK is a debut novelist and Toronto librarian. THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is “a valentine to librarians that doesn’t shy away from their dark sides” (Kirkus Reviews).

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.   

BPL Chess Club

Date: Monday, December 12 - No registration required.

Time:  7pm

Location: In Person - at the library.

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Come test your skills with a friendly evening of chess in person at the library. All ages welcome. No registration needed, just drop in and see who is up for a game. Chess boards will be provided. 

Questions? Email Justin at

Adult Yarn and Threads Crafting Session

Date: Friday, December 16th

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Burlington Public Library, Periodicals Room

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Join Daphne for crafting and chatting! This is an informal event - feel free to drop in and stay for as long as you'd like. Bring your embroidery, knitting, crocheting, sewing, or other yarn/thread project and work while talking with other crafters. No registration required.

Questions? Email Daphne at

Trivia Night 

Date:  Monday, December 19

Time:  7pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Register HERE.

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Join us on Zoom for trivia night! Trivia questions will be read aloud and displayed in a slide show presentation. Please note, while all ages are welcome, trivia questions are geared toward adults in content and challenge rating.

Questions? Email Justin at

Cooking with Chef Kelcy!

Date:  Thursday, January 12

Time:  6:30pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Register HERE.

Kelcy Scolnick

Class: Join Chef Kelcy as she welcomes you into her home to learn one of her favorite cozy winter meals, melt in your mouth Apple and Onion Pork Roast. This pork roast is a versatile recipe that can be done in the oven, slow cooker, or even the Instapot! For this workshop, Chef Kelcy will use her Instapot to demonstrate how easy it is to use this amazing kitchen tool in everyday cooking! Paired with Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potato and a seasonally inspired vegetable, these recipes are sure to become a household favorite!

Chef Kelcy Bio: Chef Kelcy is a Lowell-based Chef and Educator with a focus on eating with the seasons and supporting her local community through private cooking classes and dinner parties. She is also the Farm Chef at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, MA where she runs a variety of educational programming for people of all ages and creates delicious farm-to-table food experiences.

Questions? Email Justin at

Fables & Fantasy Book Club 

Date:  Wednesday, January 18

Time:  7-8pm

Location: Meeting Room 4 - register HERE.

Join Daphne and discuss a fantasy book every third Wednesday! The book for December/January is Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Summary: "A god will return When the earth and sky converge. Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade."

Books are available at the circulation desk and on Overdrive/Libby. 

Questions? Email Daphne at 

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