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Adult Programs

Virtual: Discover India Series: A Spice Bowl

Tuesday, May 30, 7:00—8:00 p.m.

Registration required. Click here to register.

India is famous for its spices that are used for both culinary and health purposes, many of which were included in ancient herbal medicines.  This presentation will describe the history of some of the spices, their benefits, and how they are used in Indian cuisine and/or for health purposes.

About the Presenter:  Vineet Kumar is a self-described “curiosity geek” who is inquisitive about everything interesting. An Indian American moved from India and now settled in Lexington (MA). An engineer by training, Vineet is a lifelong teacher at heart and enjoys working with young adults as well as young at heart to explore and learn facets of culture, science, arts, and history. He has been teaching Indian Culture to the students of the Shishu Bharati School of Indian Culture for the last 10 years. An avid crafter, Vineet also enjoys writing children’s stories and volunteering in the community.

The Discover India Series is a program partnership between the Burlington Public Library and the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB). This series explores India’s rich culture and includes exciting forays into history, food, art and music.


Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a delightful evening of jazz music performed by vocalist Helene Gove and guitarist Michael Chasse. Helene and Michael have been performing throughout the New England area for over thirteen years. Stop by to listen to their unique style which includes passionate interpretations of the American jazz standards and original music too! Registration is not required for this program.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club – Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. – We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte.  Copies are available at Main Desk. Email Charles Schweppe at for details!

Adult Book Club – Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m. – Our meetings take place upstairs in the Mary Atwood Room. Join us to discuss The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. Copies are available at Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from Overdrive .  Email Kristina Leedberg at for details!  

Mystery Book ClubMonday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m. – Wake up your week with a stimulating book club discussion! We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Email Justin Liberti at for details!

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