Exhibits & Displays

In The Gallery

Art by Robert Swift

Art work by Robert SwiftArt work by Robert Swift

Our pictures don't do justice to the work of Robert Swift.  Come see this work for yourself!

Robert Swift is a life-long resident of Burlington.  He attended the Burlington school system and graduated from Burlington High School in 1971.  Art teacher Mrs. Eleanor Marvin offered Robert encouragement, patience and direction in the pursuit of this artistic inclinations.  

Following graduation, Robert contributed to the Burlington Times Union as an editorial page cartoonist.  He spent his career, however, in the moving  industry with Gentle Giant Moving where he personally handled many magnificent pieces of art and had the opportunity to meet artists, musicians and poets who inspired him to continue his interest in art.

Robert looks forward to a creative and active retirement.

In The Lobby Cases

Burlington Garden Club

Garden Club PollinatorsGarden Club

The Burlington garden Club highlights the importance of adding native plants, helping pollinators, and reducing invasive plants in our town.

Native plants are essential to our future and host most of the pollinators in our area but are losing ground to non-native plants. Natives require less water and fertilizer, and improve air quality. Examples of native plants for Burlington are shown to add your gardens!

Between 75% and 95% of flowering plants need help with pollination.1 Sadly, pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are losing habitat due to pesticide use, disease, and climate change. Adding native plants and reducing the use of pesticides and other actions, can help reverse this trend.

There are 31 plants in Massachusetts considered invasive plants. They can cause economic and/or environmental harm and replace native plants. The display shows a few of the most common in Burlington. Do you have any invasive plants where you live?

By adding more native plants and reducing invasive plants in our yards and around town, Burlington can be the place where birds, bees, and butterflies want to live.

Reference: 1. Ollerton J., et al. (2011) Oikos 120:321-326.

Exhibit Your Work at the Library

The Trustees of the Burlington Public Library welcome artists to exhibit work in the Library at 22 Sears Street. A spacious, well-lit area on the first floor has been designated "The Gallery" and amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to participate in solo and group juried shows. Each artist is generally assigned a month to exhibit work.

The Library also has glass-fronted locking display cases in the entry and exit lobbies at the front of the building. They are ideal for displaying three-dimensional objects, but can also be used to display posters, photographs, or papers that are mounted on a firm backing.

If you would like to exhibit your work in either The Gallery or the Glass Cases, access an application form (PDF) or pick one up at the Library. Access the display space procedures and specifications (PDF), and a picture of the rear wall gallery with dimensions (JPG).  Feel free to call Marnie Smith, Assistant Director, at 781-505-4985 for more information.