Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-08-27
Saturday, August 27
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Start your Saturday off right with a walk around Cameron Park to look for birds. You may see hummingbirds, thrushes, warblers, flycatchers and more. BPL librarian and experienced birder Neill Vanhinsberg will lead the group and give tips on viewing birds in Burnaby parks.

Bring your own binoculars and meet at the dragon in Cameron Park (located near Cameron Street). The walk may include stairs and cover a long distance. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring any walking aids needed. Registration required online or by phone (604-421-5454). Event is weather permitting and subject to change.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library.

Saturday, August 27
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, July 23 to August 27

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: 604-522-3971

Monday, August 29
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mondays, August 8 to October 24
*(No session September 5, September 12 and October 10)*

All mothers and children aged 2-5 yrs welcome!

Learn to develop your child’s emotions:
- Encourage healthy expressions of feeling
- Promote socializing
- Explore the role of emotional well-being in early childhood development

Learn together with your child through:
Fun games, drawing, storytelling, arts & crafts, songs, parenting tips

For more information about registering for a workshop please contact
(604) 436-1025 or send an email to cwwa@vlmfss.ca
Spaces are limited.

Vancouver& Lower Mainland Multicultural
Family Support Services Society

Monday, August 29
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us in a 2-part short course, Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30, that will guide you through the steps to become a Canadian Citizen. This short course is ideal in preparation for your Canadian Citizenship test. It will provide you with tips on how to prepare for the test. Learn also about new changes to the Citizenship Act and the application process.

This two-day free workshop is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information please contact Hae Eun Jang at ISSofBC at 604-395-8000 ext.1765 or email haeeun.jang@issbc.org

Tuesday, August 30
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

BPL 60thBPL is out in your community!  We'll be hosting a Pop-Up Library at Wesburn Park (Moscrop and Patterson).  Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services' playground leaders will also be on hand bringing fun sports and activities to kids and their parents. 

A Pop-Up Library is a small, satellite library where visitors can browse, borrow, and return library material.  We'll have books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card!

For more information about this event, visit Outreach Services or contact Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-436-5426.

This event is part of our initiative to provide 60 outreach visits to celebrate our 60th Anniversary! Visit Burnaby Public Library's 60th Anniversary to read about other ways we're marking our 60th year.

Tuesday, August 30
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

We’re bringing storytime outside! Join us for songs, stories and rhymes about the great outdoors. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome. Event is weather permitting and subject to change. Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library.

Tuesday, August 30
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us in a 2-part short course that will guide you through the steps to become a Canadian Citizen. This short course is ideal in preparation for your Canadian Citizenship test. It will provide you with tips on how to prepare for the test. Learn aslo about new changes to the Citizenship Act and the application process.

Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30 (2 sessions)

This free workshop is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register please call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information about this program, please contact Lyudmila Bochkaryova at ISSofBC at 604-684-7498 ext.1671or email lyudmila.bochkaryova@issbc.org

Tuesday, August 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Do you call yourself a shopaholic or enjoy the buzz you get when you score a deal? Join us and the Credit Counselling Society to identify wants versus needs, learn ways to curb impulse spending, gain tips on becoming a smart and savvy shopper, and discover ways to avoid scams and fraud.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

Wednesday, August 31
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

For ages 9-12.

Obsessed with Star Wars? Use the force and join this epic book club. Read the “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” and make some Jedi inspired crafts. Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for the book club online or at the information desk. Pick up a copy of the book at the Cameron information desk; bring a confirmation of your registration.
  2. READ THE BOOK!!! (You must read the book before coming to the book club; in fact you should get your parents to read the book too!)
  3. Meet at the Pop-Up Library and attend the Book Club on August 31 from 2:30pm to 4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is required for this free program.

You can register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, in-person, or by calling the branch at: 604-421-5454. Event is weather permitting and subject to change. 

Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library.

Wednesday, August 31
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Come relax with us through this unique yoga and mindfulness meditation session in Cameron Park. This yoga session is free and for ages 13 and up. Classes are instructed by BPL Librarian Cristina, who is also a licensed and active yoga teacher. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move and stretch in and bring any props you may like to use (yoga mats, foam blocks, blankets, etc). A variety of yoga books will be available to check out.

Registration required online or by phone (604-421-5454). Event is weather permitting and subject to change. Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library: http://bpl.bc.ca/news/cameron-branch-renovations .

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