Events & Programs

Tuesdays, January 20 to February 24
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. Please arrive no later than 1:45.

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

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Wednesdays, January 21 to February 26
10:45 am to 11:30 am

Age: Walkers to under 3 years

Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. Please arrive no later than 10:30.

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

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Thursdays, January 22 to Feb 26
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

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

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. Please arrive no later than 1:45.

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

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Fridays, January 23 to February 27
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Helping our Children Grow Through the Early Years (Birth – 5yrs)

This discussion based supportive series is for anyone who has ever wanted to talk about the job of parenting in a small group setting with other parents. Topics covered will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Some examples of topics covered are: managing temper tantrums, discipline vs. punishment, parent emotions, coping with the stress, and parent self-care. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for parents of young children to discuss their concerns and share their successes and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED.

To register click here or contact Info Children at: 778.782.3548

Tuesday, January 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Thinking of university? Check it out!

Come to BPL's Teen Café presented by SFU Continuing Studies. This program is modeled after the Philosophers' Café. Teen Café encourages informal public discussion on wide array of topics.

Admission is free. Registration is required. For teens 13 - 18.

January's topic is: Play vs. Work: Do We Play Enough?

Often called "child's work," play has long been accepted as what kids do. When kids play it's called development. When adults play it's the opposite of work and given names like leisure, gambling, or gaming. Is play the opposite of work? Why is play less valuable as we age? Is play just for kids or is it something we all need as we grow up?

For more details on Teen Café visit our Teen Café webpage.

Questions? Contact Cristina Freire, Teen Services Librarian, at 604-297-4803 or email me.

Tuesday, January 27
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Join us at the Tommy Douglas Library for a special storytime on Family Literacy Day - Participate in great stories, songs and rhymes!

Drop in Family storytime for ages 4 and up.

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

Thursdays, January 29 to March 5
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 2 and 3 years

Songs, rhymes, and stories for older 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

Friday January 30
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be – learn to use a mouse and discover what you can do with Windows.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for January classes begins on Monday January 5th 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.

Friday, January 30
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Instruction, board games, snacks and pizza will be provided. For youth grades 6 - 9.

The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL Information Desk.

Questions? Ask any BPL information desk or contact Teen
Services Librarian Rachel (604-297-4809) or email me.

Saturday, January 31
8:30 am to 11:00 am

Pop up libraryCome visit the BPL outside of our walls! We'll be setting up a Pop-Up Library at Bonsor Recreation Complex, Art Room (6550 Bonsor Ave).

You'll be able to learn about library services, browse library material, check out books, and even make a library card! We will have a variety of material for all ages, but will have plenty of Children's picturebooks for kids as this pop-up library takes place before Storytime. See you out there!

Questions? Call Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian at 604-436-5426, or email us.

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