Adult Programs

Free 12-Week Basic English Course

Date: Begins September 5

Time:  Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: In Person - Fogelberg A

Registration required.  Register HERE.

We're so pleased to offer our first-ever free Basic English course. The course meets for 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Burlington Public Library. Our teacher is Sue MacDonald, who has been an English as a Second Language teacher for many years.  

Questions? Email Shelley at or call (781) 270-1691.

BPL Chess Club

Date: Monday, September 11 - No registration required.

Time:  7pm

Location: McIntire

BPL Chess Club

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

Free 10-Week Citizenship Preparation Course

Date: Begins September 16

Time:  Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: In Person

Registration required.  Register HERE.

This free 10-week Citizenship course is a joint project from Burlington Public Library, Woburn Public Library, and St. Mark Community Education.  The Citizenship course will be at Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears Street, Burlington, MA. The course will be held on 10 Saturday mornings beginning September 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required for this FREE course.

 Questions? Email Shelley at or call (781) 270-1691.

Free 10-Week 50+ Job Seekers Group

Date: Morning Session - begins August 2 | Evening Session - begins September 9

Time:  Morning Session - 9:30am-11:30am | Evening Session - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Online - via Zoom

Registration required.  Morning Session - REGISTER | Evening Session - REGISTER

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets via Zoom. Morning sessions meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 9:30am-11:30am. Evening sessions meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:pm-8:00pm. Both sessions have the same content. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking!

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur. She transitioned to executive coaching over 12 years ago. Deborah has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016.

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