Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-09-27
Tuesday, September 27
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

BPL 60thBPL is out in your community!  We'll be hosting a Pop-Up Library full of materials for new English language learners.

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 September 27
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, September 27 to November 15

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, September 27
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

Tuesdays, September 27 to November 29

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, September 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features and use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Tuesday, September 6 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 September 27
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, September 27 to November 15

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, September 27
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs and stories.

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

Tuesdays, September 27 to November 29

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday September 27
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Age: newborns to 12 months.

Songs, tickles, stories, and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays, September 20 to November 1

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Tuesday, September 27
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Are you a job seeker between the ages of 15 and 29? You may be eligible for the CAVE Youth Employment Program. Douglas College is looking for young people to take part in this sixteen-week comprehensive skills and training program. With job search support and the opportunity to participate in a paid work experience placement, the CAVE Youth Employment Program will help you prepare for the workplace. Come attend a free information session presented in partnership with Douglas College Training Group. Please register online or call 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, September 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Is your cell phone invading your life?                                                      

Are video games changing the personalities of your kids?                    

Are you addicted to texting, email, or social media?

Are you sucked down the vortex of searching?

If this sounds familiar you will want to hear Dr. Mari Swingle talk about her new book i-Minds which provides the clear scientific proof to back up what we've all been suspecting: we're all subjects in a massive experiment to see what "i-technology " (video games, social media, cell phones and a host of other screen-based devices) will do to our brains. In a witty and entertaining style, Dr. Mari Swingle walks us throught the science on how rapidly our brains are chnaging after 100, 000 years of slow development, what the dangers are, and the positive steps we can all take to embrace technology while still saving our brains and steering humanity's future in a much more human direction.

Dr. Mari Swingle holds a Ma and PhD in Clinical Psychology, a BA in Visual Arts and an MA in Language Education. She has won numerous awards for her post-doctoral work on the effects of i-technology and brain Function. 

Her book i-Minds will be for sale at the event.  

Free but seating is limited for this program, register by calling 604-299-8955, register online or in person.

 

Tuesday, September 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Writing a will ensures your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. This overview will cover:

  • What is a will?
  • What are the requirements for making a will?
  • What should you include in your will?

Presenter Jack Micner is a wills and estates lawyer who practices in Richmond. This free information
session is co-sponsored by People's Law School. Space is limited and registration is required.
Please register online or by phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

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