Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-06-26
Monday, June 13 - September 12
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Our annual Teen Summer Reading Club is back! Starting Monday, June 13, visit any BPL branch to register and collect your TSRC registration badge.

On Monday, June 27th visit any BPL branch to pick up your weekly reading card entry for great prizes, including the grand prize: an iPod Touch!

This year we're trying something new: teens have a chance to win additional prizes by participating online! Follow our BPL Teens Facebook page and win prizes for liking, sharing, and commenting on posts.

This summer's theme is "The Survival Challenge", so be sure to check out the survival themed booklists! We also have oodles of summer programs; check out teen Events & Programs for listings.

For more information check out our Teen Summer Reading Club page!

Questions? Ask Teen Librarian Rachel Yaroshuk (604-297-4809) or email me.

Saturday, June 25
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

BPL 60thBPL is out in your community!  We'll be hosting a Pop-Up Library at the Burnaby Farmers' Market, located in City Hall's parking lot (4949 Canada Way).  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.

Sunday, June 26
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Join us for tales of the First Peoples from community storytellers. Open to everyone ages 9 and up. The event is free, but registration is required. Please register online or call: 604-436-5400. If there is space, walk-ins are welcome.

Please note that if you wish to tell at a circle, please email us at: storytelling@bpl.bc.ca

Monday, June 27
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting in the Middle Years (6-12 years)
Mondays May 30 - June 27, 2016, 10 - 12:00.

This is a supportive and educational series for parents of children ages 6 to 12 years. Understanding middle childhood development, encouraging social-emotional competency, responding to school and family life challenges, fostering positive peer relationships, communicating effectively, understanding temperament, and strategies for effective, positive discipline in the middle years will be covered. Parenting styles and coping with the stresses and strains of parenting will also be included.  The goal of this series is to provide parents with a forum to learn, to share and to discuss information and strategies to enrich their parenting experience.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Child care provided but SPACE LIMITED.

Phone 778.782.3548 or email infochld@sfu.ca to register.

www.informationchildren.com

Monday, June 27
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting in the Middle Years (6-12 years)
Mondays May 30 - June 27, 2016, 10 - 12:00.

This is a supportive and educational series for parents of children ages 6 to 12 years. Understanding middle childhood development, encouraging social-emotional competency, responding to school and family life challenges, fostering positive peer relationships, communicating effectively, understanding temperament, and strategies for effective, positive discipline in the middle years will be covered. Parenting styles and coping with the stresses and strains of parenting will also be included.  The goal of this series is to provide parents with a forum to learn, to share and to discuss information and strategies to enrich their parenting experience.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Child care provided but SPACE LIMITED.

Phone 778.782.3548 or email infochld@sfu.ca to register.

www.informationchildren.com

Monday, June 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for stimulating discussion at the library!  Part of the 50 Cafes for 50 Years series

Moderator: Kyle Ross

Kyle Ross (B.A, B.Ed) is a twice SFU Graduate: blending English Literature studies and First Peoples Contact History, his primary interest is in how historical and contemporary narratives shape how different cultures view the role of family, community, relationship with nature and driving values. He currently works as an Aboriginal Education Enhancement Teacher with the Vancouver School Board supporting students, families and educators with ways to support student learning and aboriginal teachings being integrated into the school curriculum.

Thinking the unthinkable, imagining the impossible, and discussing the improbable

SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafés are free to attend. No registration is required.

Monday, June 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Find out about the top 5 employment law issues:

  • Employment contracts
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Human rights
  • Dismissal and severance
  • Employee vs. independent contractor
Presenter Trevor Thomas is a Vancouver lawyer who advises employees and employers in the areas of labour,
employment, human rights . This free information session is co-sponsored by the People's Law School.
Space is limited. Separate registration is required for every person attending. Please register online or by
phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch at 604-436-5400.
Tuesday, June 28
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, June 28 to August 2

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

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, June 28
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. The first class is Tuesday, June 21 10:30am – 12:30pm

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, May 30 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Tuesday, June 28
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, June 28 to August 2

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

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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