Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-09-30
Tuesday, October 4
10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Alzheimer Society of British Columbia in collaboration with Burnaby Public Library presents this Dementia Friends workshop.

As the population of our province ages, we will all be affected by dementia - as friends and family members, neighbours and people in the labour force.  The Dementia Friends workshop is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of how to best support people living with dementia in your community.  We can all play a role in making our community a great place to live for people with dementia.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at 604-299-8955, in person, or online.          

Tuesday October 4
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, October 4
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 October 4
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, October 4
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

The Tommy Douglas branch will be hosting Reading Buddies Tuesdays, November 8 – December 6 from 4 – 5:30pm. Teens are expected to attend all five session.

Interested teens should submit their applications by Tuesday, October 4 to any Burnaby Public Library information desk. Please click here for an application formSuccessful applications will be invited to attend an interview at the Tommy Douglas branch. Interviews will take place Tuesday, October 18 from 4 – 6pm and Wednesday, October 19 from 4 – 6pm.

Successful applicants are expected to attend a mandatory training Tuesday, October 25 from 4 - 6pm at the Tommy Douglas branch.

All teens grades 9 – 12 are welcome to apply. For more information on Reading Buddies please visit the Reading Buddies webpage.

Tuesday, October 4
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

BPL's 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.

Wednesday, October 5
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

BPL's 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.

Wednesday October 5
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Wednesdays, September 28 to November 16

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, October 5
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

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

Wednesdays, September 28 to November 2

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday October 5
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Wednesdays, September 28 to November 16

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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