Continuing - Enjoy the artwork of local artist Terry Hawkins on display at the library.

Sunday, June 6 - Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration!  2:30 PM - 5:00 PM.

  • Musical performance by WildHeart!  Click here to find out more!  

  • Ice cream social!

  • Face painting and a balloon artist!


  • All events to be held outside on Lewis Street between 4th and 5th.  Bring a lawn chair!

  • Rain location is Lewis Street Playhouse

Summer Reading Programs and Events - Ongoing - For a full schedule, click here.

June 29 @ 6 PM - Adult Program

  • Cracking Australian Myths with Ros Hamilton

Tuesday, July 20 @ 11:00 AM - Mark Twain Zephyr Rebuild Outreach Tour and Book Signing

  • The Mark Twain Zephyr was one of the Burlington’s premier trains when it was put into
    service on October 25, 1935. The train served passengers mainly between Burlington, Iowa, and Saint Louis, Missouri, until 1958.

  • For the past ten months, a team of experienced carpenters, renovators, and craftspeople have
    been transforming the Mark Twain Zephyr from a lifeless shell into what will be the only operable train of its kind – anywhere!  

  • Robert Tabern, Director of Passenger Development for the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, will be visiting numerous communities, including Canton, MO, along the original route of the Mark Twain Zephyr to give historical presentations about the train and to update residents on the progress of the restoration.

  • Besides giving presentations and book signings, the Wisconsin Great Northern is interested
    in meeting and interviewing people who remember riding (or even perhaps working aboard) the
    Mark Twain Zephyr between 1935 and 1958.

  • Check out this video!

July 27 @ 6 PM - Adult Program

  • TBD

Updated January 2020