Events & Programs

Saturdays, May 2 to 30
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Man in the Moon is a special storytime for babies and their male caregivers! Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

 

Sundays May 3 to June 14 (No session May 17)
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Man in the Moon; a special storytime for babies and their male caregivers! Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Wednesday August 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Age: 5 - 12

Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 11:30 for some fun summer crafts!

Free - no registration required.

Mondays, May 25 to June 22 (4 sessions plus an AGM meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting School-Aged Children (6-12 years)

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.

*SESSION ON JUNE 8 WILL BE AN AGM SPECIAL PRESENTATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED.

Register in person at the Metrotown Branch or call: 604.436.5420

May 30 and June 20
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30 and 4:30 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.

Spring Lego Dates:

Saturday, May 2  1:30 to 4:30

Saturday, June 20 1:30 to 4:30

 *No LEGO on June 6th due to Hats Off Day!*

 *Summer LEGO dates coming soon!*

Saturday, June 6
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Look for Burnaby Public Library in the annual Hats Off Day Parade and come visit our booth! The Parade runs along Hastings St from Beta Ave to Boundary, 10-11 am. This year's parade theme is "Hollywood," so we'll be costumed as characters from children's books that have been made into movies, including Harry Potter and The Wizard of Oz. Watch for our decorated book cart drill team choreography! Then come down to our booth, on Hastings at Ingleton, pick up a Summer Reading Club bookmark and make yourself a button.

For more information, including road closures and parking restrictions that will be in effect that day around McGill Branch, check www.hatsoffday.com.

Harry Potter with Hedwig and Hogwarts Express book cart

Tuesdays, July 7 to August 25
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

lego

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 –12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 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.

Saturday, June 20
10:30 am

build it

Come sign up for the Summer Reading Club and join us for a special outdoor storytime followed by a craft!

All ages welcome.

Will be held indoors if raining.

Tuesdays, June 23 to July 28
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

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

Tuesdays, June 23 to July 28
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

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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