Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-06-05
Friday, May 6
6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Join enthusiasts from around the Lower Mainland for an evening of costumed adventure at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library.  Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Goth, Steampunk, Anime – all cosplay genres and all ages are welcome to prowl the hallowed stacks of the library.  Prizes will be awarded, and refreshments will be available.

For all ages.  This event is drop-in, no registration required!  For more information, phone 604-299-8955, or visit us in person at any BPL information desk.

This program is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby, with participation by Burnaby Public Library and School District #41.  To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website. 

Saturday, May 7
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Take a peek into the past and experience the technology that has lead up to the things we use or interact with every day. Stations will revolve around a current technology and feature artifacts that "did the job before." What did we use before smartphones? How did we play games before online gaming? What type of musical devices existed before streamed music? How did we find information before Google? Bring your friends and family of all ages and have conversations that will cross generations. Visitors will be encouraged to touch and feel some artifacts brought to you in part by the Burnaby Village Museum.

This event is presented in partnership with Burnaby Village Museum.

For all ages, everyone is welcome. This event is drop-in, no registration required.  For more information, phone 604-436-5400, or visit us in person at any BPL information desk.

This program is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby, with participation by Burnaby Public Library and School District #41.  To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website. 

Saturday, May 7
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Ages: 9 to 12 years

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. ATTEND THE BOOK CLUB on Saturday April 2 from 10:15 – 11:15 am in the Juniper Room at the Cameron Recreation Centre (located directly across from the library).

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

You can register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, in person at the branch, or by calling 604-421-5454.

Saturday May 7
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, April 23 to May 28

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

Saturday, May 7
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! 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.

Saturdays, April 9 to May 28

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, May 7
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Help your child learn early literacy skills with storytime. Children's librarians model and encourage skills such as rhyming, patterning, listening, taking turns, pronunciation, vocabulary enrichment and much more. Although early literacy is the focus, the program also supports other aspects of healthy child development and learning, such as self-regulation, fine and gross motor skills and community connectedness. Storytimes and BPL ...much more than a book or two!

Ages 3-6, caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome. This event is drop-in, no registration required, but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.  For more information, phone 604-299-8955, or visit us in person at any BPL information desk.

This is just one of our many Storytimes that is offered throughout the week at our branches.  For a complete listing of Storytimes, please visit the Storytime Event Listings.

This program is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby, with participation by Burnaby Public Library and School District #41.  To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website. 

Saturday, May 7
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 4 to 6 years.

Songs, rhymes, and stories! No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Saturdays, April 23 to May 28

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturday, May 7
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Creative development and achievement is a lifelong affair, starting in early childhood and lasting throughout all stages of adult life. Learning a new craft or hobby at any age promotes creativity and stimulates the mind, while enriching quality of life.

Cameron Branch is presenting a craft and hobby workshop showcasing the original creations of local crafters and artisans in the Spruce Room in the Cameron Recreation Complex. Be curious! Watch some demonstrations and try some interactive displays. Discover a new hobby and go home with the information you need to start a new project.

For adults, but kids are welcome. This event is drop-in, no registration required.  For more information, phone 604-421-5454, or visit us in person at any BPL information desk.

This program is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby, with participation by Burnaby Public Library and School District #41.  To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website. 

Saturday, May 7
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, May 7
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Harry, Ron and Ginny all learned how to play, why not you? Learn the famous game from the Harry Potter books and movies with a local Quidditch team.

For all ages. Adults must accompany children younger than 10. Meet on the pitch! (Civic Square, directly east of Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch).  

This event is drop-in, no registration required.  For more information, phone 604-436-5420, or visit us in person at any BPL information desk.

This program is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby, with participation by Burnaby Public Library and School District #41.  To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website. 

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