Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-03-29
Mondays, February 27 to April 3
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Participants of this six-session workshop will gain systematic knowledge about diabetes and relevant issues. Learn and practice simple tools to manage blood glucose levels more effectively. Group interaction and support will help you enhance goal-setting, action-taking and problem-solving skills, to increase your confidence in better managing diabetes and improving your overall health. Caregivers are also welcome. This is a Mandarin-language program offered in partnership with the University of Victoria Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.

Read about this program in Chinese 糖尿病系列課程詳情 [PDF].

Registration is required and the workshop is limited to 15 participants. Register online 網上報名, or by phone at 或请致電報名 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, March 29
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

Wednesdays, March 29 to May 3

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, March 29
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

Wednesdays, March 29 to May 3

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, March 29
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thinking Fast and SlowJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman.

“Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Daniel Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on February 22nd. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, February 22nd to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Please note that registration for the April 26th 4-5pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club opens at 3:00pm on March 29th.

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

ZinioPressReaderEbscohostDid you know you can read hundreds of magazines and newspapers - like Maclean's, the New Yorker, Consumer Reports, Better Homes & Gardens, the Globe and Mail and newspapers from around the world - all for free, with Burnaby Public Library's apps? Come find out how. If time allows, students who took the first class on March 22 can also get further help with e-books and audiobooks.

This is the second in a three-part series of classes on BPL's apps. We recommend that you sign up for the other classes as well: E-books and Audiobooks on March 22, and Languages and Music on April 5.

Bring your device(s) to class - tablets, iPads, smart phones,​ laptops. Before you come to class, please charge your devices and make sure you know the accounts and passwords you will need to download apps or install programs on your device(s); for example, your Apple ID or Google Play Store account email and password.

Class will be held in the Cameron Recreation Complex's Juniper Room.

FREE but space is limited to 10 participants for this hands-on class. Register online, by calling 604 421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch.  Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics.  Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversation. The circle will be held every Wednesday evening from March 1 - April 26 (9 sessions)  No registration is required.  Drop in and join us for this FREE program!

Thursday, March 30
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, March 30
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, March 30
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

WHAT IS MENTORING WITH MATH?
• Mentoring with Math is an after-school program for boys and girls in grades 3-7
who are struggling with math.
• Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable.
• Mentors are mostly SFU students and have been recruited by Big Brothers.
• Each session is 1.5 hours - the first hour is focused on math, while the last portion is
spent building a friendship between the child and mentor through play.
• Snacks and tasty treats are provided

PROGRAM DETAILS
WHEN: 4:00 to 5:30pm Thursdays, February 2nd to April 6th (No Program March 16 for Spring Break)
WHERE: McGill Library, Burnaby
COST: This is a FREE program for children who need math support but do not have
access to paid tutoring.

REGISTER:
ONLINE at https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/get-involved/find-a-mentor/mentoring-with-math/

Or CONTACT Victoria at
victoria.lo@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca | 778.888.8779

Presented by Big Brothers of Greater Vanouver

Friday, March 31
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, March 31 to May 12 (No program on April 14 - Libary is closed for Good Friday)

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955

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