Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-09-23
Saturday, September 23
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

BPL is out in your community and celebrating the City of Burnaby’s 125th birthday! Join us on Saturday, September 23 at Cameron Recreation Complex (9523 Cameron St, Burnaby) in the 125 Family Fun Zone! Enjoy heritage games, mini golf, giant bowling, hockey shoot, Imagination Playground and much more!

Browse, borrow, and return library material at our Pop-Up Library. There will be books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.  In addition to this, we will have a free and fun button making craft for the kids to enjoy. Make sure to also visit our Cameron Branch (located on the upper floor of the complex) for even more entertaining activities. Come join in the neighbourhood fun!

For more on the Big Weekend of Fun, please visit: https://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Festivals-and-Events/Celebrate-Burnaby/Weekend-of-Fun.html

Saturday, September 23
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, September 16 to October 7

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955.

Saturday, September 23
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Seaforth School, 1922Celebrate Burnaby's 125th Anniversary by watching the documentary film Gilmore Community School 1915-2015 by Burnaby filmmaker Yunuen Perez-Vertti, who will join us for the screening. Her film includes fascinating stories from former students and teachers at the school.

After the screening, we invite anyone who wishes to share your school memories with the audience (maximum 5 minutes). Your stories can be from any time, any place.

FREE but seating is limited. Please register online, in person at the library, or by calling 604 421-5454. The film will be shown in the Arbutus Seniors' Lounge in the Cameron Recreation Centre.

Presented in partnership with the Cameron Recreation Centre, the Cameron Seniors' Society, Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Village Museum.

Saturday September 23
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us at Korean Community Day and visit our Pop-Up Library!  You can borrow library materials and programs, get a free library card, and try our free button making craft. And come for a Korean family storytime at 1 pm (in the hallway by unit 111).

From the Burnaby North Road Business Improvement Association:

  • Free event with tons of give-aways and free gifts
  • K-day Kid Zone with fun games and story telling from Cameron Library
  • Drum club and martial arts demonstrations
  • Free keepsake photos
  • Interactive community policing display
  • Local merchants fair
  • Tea garden with free rice cake samples
  • Meet provincial politicians and the Korean Consulate Han-Ji
  • Paper creations by Korean artist Yu Kyung Kim
  • Win a trip to anywhere in North America

Location: North Road Centre, 4501 North Road, Burnaby, BC  Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Free admission. Everyone is welcome!

Korean Community Day 2017

Saturday, September 23
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

happy hands     For all ages!

     Four Saturdays:

     Saturday 23
     October 14
     November 18
     December 16

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This is a free drop-in for children of all ages and abilities, together with a parent or caregiver. All families are welcome! Interpreters will be present.

At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

Presented by Burnaby Public Library in partnership with Family and Community Services and Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library (Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca) or Erin at Family and Community Services (Erin.Bentley@gov.bc.ca).

Saturday, September 23
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early! Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Fall Dates:
Saturdays, September 23 to November 4

Sunday September 24
11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Join us at Burnaby Village Museum and visit the Pop-Up Library!  You can browse, borrow, and return library material, just like in a regular library. There will be books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.  In addition to this, we will have a free and fun button making craft for the kids to enjoy!

From The City of Burnaby:

Come celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 24!

Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a free, fun, family celebration. 

World Rivers Day fun includes entertainment, hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations. Plus, the Village and Carousel will be open. Free admission, carousel rides are $2.65 each.

Location: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, September 24
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Age: 4 to 8

Join us for yoga storytime where we will use our bodies and yoga movements to tell stories!

Wear comfy clothes!

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Sundays, September 10 to 24

Monday, September 25
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and Burnaby Public Library are back at Wesburn Community Centre (4871 Parkwood Avenue). We're bringing library services and activities for young kids directly to your neighbourhood – for free!

Participate in indoor play using the Imagination Playground. The Imagination Playground is made up of large, modular blocks that kids can stack and build, providing a fun way to let your child's creativity shape the play. 

Browse, borrow, and return library material at the Pop-Up Library. There'll be plenty of books for all ages, and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.

Come join in the neighbourhood fun!

Monday, September 25
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and  Preschoolers  

(1 - 5 years)

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

Mondays, September 25 to November 6

To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca