Events & Programs

Wednesdays, July 16 to August 13
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to walking

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

Wednesdays, July 16 to August 13
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Ages: Walking to 2.5 years

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

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

Thursdays, July 10 to July 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

July 17: The Muppet Movie

July 24: Enchanted

July 31: Despicable Me

Bring the whole family to watch fun movies in our Program Room. Caregivers must attend with children under 10. No registration required, but space is limited.

Fridays, July 18 to August 16
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Do you like to read?
Do you like helping kids?

Contribute to your community!
Sign up to be a Reading Buddy at the Metrotown Branch Library.

Reading Buddies is a leadership program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading.

Interested teens must have strong English-language skills,
lots of patience and enthusiasm,
and a desire to play an active role in the community

Interested teens must be available:

Fridays, July 18 to August 15
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue

This program is open to Burnaby residents entering grade 10, 11 or 12 in September 2014.

Click here for an application form.

Reading Buddies will also take place at the McGill Branch. Click here if you are interested in participating in the McGill Reading Buddies Program.

Fridays, July 18 - August 15
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

 

What is Reading Buddies?

Reading Buddies is a reading program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Younger children will gain practice reading with a caring teen mentor. Teens will develop leadership experience and community involvement.

How do I sign up?

Sign up in person at Metrotown Library or by phone at 604-436-5420 starting May 30th.

Questions? Please contact the Children's Library at the Metrotown Branch Library at 604-436-5420 for more information, or email Jon Scop at jon.scop@bpl.bc.ca.

Fridays, July 18 - August 15
4:45 pm to 5:30 pm

 

What is Reading Buddies?

Reading Buddies is a reading program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Younger children will gain practice reading with a caring teen mentor. Teens will develop leadership experience and community involvement.

How do I sign up?

Sign up in person at Metrotown Library or by phone at 604-436-5420 starting May 30th.

Questions? Please contact the Children's Library at the Metrotown Branch Library at 604-436-5420 for more information, or email Jon Scop at jon.scop@bpl.bc.ca.

Wednesdays, July 23 to August 20
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years

Wind down at the end of the day with longer stories and funny songs. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Monday, July 28
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LEGO at the Library

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! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. No registration required.

Monday & Tuesday, July 28 & 29 (2 sessions)
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MOSAIC and Burnaby Public Library are presenting a free two-day workshop on preparing for the Canadian citizenship test. Classes are in English and cover topics such are Canadian geography, economics, history, goverment, voting, rights and responsabilities, culture, symbols, and a lot more.

Registration is required. To register go to http://www.mosaicbc.com/settlement-workshops-registration-form, or Tim Chow at MOSAIC 604-254-9626 or tchow@mosaicbc.com

Wednesday, July 30
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Julia's Studio: Songwriting BasicsOn Wednesdays in July, BPL is offering a free series of workshops for teens based on creative mediums such as writing, drawing, and crafting called Julia's Studio: Creative Workshops for Teens. All sessions will revolve around this year's theme, "Be Brave." Each workshop is designed to be inclusive, expressive, and fun and all levels artistic ability are welcome! At the end of the series, works will be featured on the BPL website.

In Songwriting Basics, Teens will receive an overview of the foundational tools needed to write a song! The session will introduce components of songwriting such as theory, structure, rhythm, and lyrics. Teens will begin writing their own song and come out with a working draft of their creation! Instructor Gillian Hobbs will be there to tutor, offer advice and direct teens in the craft of creating their very own song. Basic music reading skills are recommended to join this workshop and teens are encouraged to bring their own instruments to the session, if they have one.

Instructor profileInstructor: Gillian Hobbs

Gillian Hobbs is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver who has taught many songwriting courses for young people, including week-long workshops at Shadbolt Centre. She has released her own album, Something to Write Home About in 2008, and carefully crafts her melodies and accompaniment to support the strong messages in her lyrics. http://www.gillianhobbs.com/

This is a free session for teens going into grades 8 – 12, but basic music reading skills are recommended.  Space is limited. Registration will open June 1, 2014. To register, click here. Full details on this series can be found at www.bpl.bc.ca/teens.

These workshops are being offered in memory of our former teen librarian, Julia Nelson, who inspired us all with her vivacity and courage.

Questions? Contact Teen Services Librarians Kelsey (604-297-4803) or Rachel (604-297-4809), or email us.

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