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Celebrating Older Adults at BPL

June is Seniors Month! During this time, we recognize our amazing older Ontarians and their contributions to communities across the province. Check out what Burlington Public Library has to offer older adults during Seniors Month and all year round.

Programs & Activities

Library programs are a great way to connect with the community and make new friends. Plan to attend any—or all—of these entertaining and free arts & cultural programs. See what else is happening this month

Way Back Trivia - Various dates & locations

Step back in time and put your memory to the test! Join us for a fun-filled session where we dive into the nostalgia of the 1960s and 1970s. Challenge yourself and your friends as you answer questions and correct each other's guesses. Win far-out prizes while reminiscing about the iconic moments and cultural highlights of these unforgettable decades. Can you dig it? Groovy! Registration is required.

Beautiful Melodies with HPO - June 13, 2:30-3:30pm | Central Branch

The HPO String Quartet performs beautiful melodies and timeless works by a range of orchestral composers. Spend a musical afternoon appreciating the incredible range of this talented quartet, from delicate and introspective textures to grand and soaring harmonies! Presented in partnership with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra with support from the Burlington Foundation. Registration is required.

BPL Book Club - Various dates & locations

Books bring people together! Our adult book club is all about meeting people and forging friendships with other readers. Our expert staff guide a lively discussion about thoughtfully selected titles—from classics to new releases. Bring your enthusiasm and love of reading, even if you don't get a chance to read the monthly featured title.

Afternoon at the Movies - Various dates, 1-3pm | Central Branch

Join us each Tuesday in June to watch a feature film on the big screen in Centennial Hall. Come solo or bring a friend! Registration is not required, but we'd appreciate it if you are seated before show time early as a courtesy to others.

Exploring Library Resources

We often hear from customers who visited the library frequently when they had a young family and then got out of the habit. Come on back! Whether you’re new to the library or already consider yourself a super-user, now’s a great time to check out some popular options for older adults.  

Our MakerSpace is a do-it-yourself production studio where you can create designs and use the equipment to complete your projects. It's located on the third floor at Central Branch. Equipment includes a 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl printer, embroidery and sewing machines, and more. The best part? Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you through your project.

Local History Services 
Burlington Public Library has long valued preserving the local history of Burlington and its surrounding areas. You can access our collection to research your home, your family history, and more! You can also explore our digital archive online and connect with our Local History & Digital Archive Coordinator for guidance.

Online Magazines and Newspapers 
Enjoy a leisurely read with your coffee or tea. We’ve got magazines and newspapers to read in our branches, but you can also enjoy this service from home. Your library card gives you access to online newspapers and magazines from PressReader, OverDrive/Libby, and The New York Times. Explore your options, and then create a login using your BPL card number to start reading. You can read in a web browser on your desktop or download an app for an even better browsing experience.

Of Interest Around Burlington

To celebrate Seniors Month, the City of Burlington offers various activities for community members 55+ to enjoy. Check out the City's website to learn more about programs for seniors.

The Halton Community Services Database has an online portal for seniors called the Halton Seniors’ Services Directory. Here you can find support services, cultural and lifestyle events, health guidance, and organizations with volunteer opportunities.

Read – Watch – Listen

Interested in connecting more with our collection? Check out these fantastic Staff Picks lists: