Events & Programs

Sunday, December 7
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to join us and make fabulous decorations for the holidays!

Registration is required for this free program.

You can register online, in-person, or by calling the branch at: 604-522-3971.

 

Tuesday, December 9
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Just Eat It MovieWe all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

In their award-winning new documentary, Just Eat It, filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin (Clean Bin Project) dive into waste from farm, through retail, all the way to their own fridge. After glimpsing the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant's addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the 'thrill of the find' has unexpected consequences. Watch the trailer.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer and author Tristram Stuart and author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals how this seemingly insignificant issue is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

"Hugely entertaining...will leave audiences gob-smacked." - Variety (read full review)

Filmmakers Jen & Grant will be in attendance to answer questions after their thought-provoking movie, thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation and Burnaby Neighbourhood House.

FREE but space is limited; register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library. 
Small Neighbourhood Grants

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Friday, December 12
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. Drop-in. No registration required.

LEGO at the Library

Saturday December 13, 2014
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Seasons Greetings Fellow Fibre Lovers!
This December, the Knit2Gether group at Tommy Douglas Library will be holding an extra-special Christmas gathering that is sure to be a lot of fun!
In addition to our usual chatter accompanied by sips of tea and bites of sweets and savories...
we thought we would do a little cookie exchange with a twist! If you would like to take part in the cookie exchange,
please email Anne Walsh (  anne.walsh@bpl.bc.ca) for details and to 'register' your name.
We look forward to seeing you on December 13th! And, please spread the word, as all are welcome.
Tea will be provided. Please feel free to bring treats to share (optional).
Knit2gether is a free, drop-in event. No registration is required.
Please mark your calendars for the monthly dates:
Saturday, January 10, 11-2
Saturday, February 14, 11-2
Saturday, March 14, 11-2

Saturday, December 13
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ages: 5 years and up

Join us for winter songs, rhymes and stories, stay for a craft.

No registration required. Come early, space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children under 10 years old.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Monday, December 15
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walking to 2 ½ years

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

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

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesday, December 16
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Join us for Winter songs, rhymes and stories.

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

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesday, December 16
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Join us for winter songs and stories.

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

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Thursday, December 18
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: Walkers to 2 1/2 years

Holiday songs, rhymes, stories, and bounces for young toddlers No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Monday, December 22
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Walking to 2 ½ years

Join us for Christmas songs, rhymes, stories and a toddler friendly craft. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

For more information call: 604-421-5454

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