Events & Programs

Thursday, July 24
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.

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 Librarians Rachel (604-297-4809) or Kelsey (604-297-4803)
or email us.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

What is Microsoft Word and what can I use it for?  Learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2007 at a computer class at Tommy Douglas.
Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.
You must know how to use a keyboard and mouse.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for July classes begins on Monday July 7rd  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.

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.

Thursdays, July 31 to August 28
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2½ 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, July 31 to August 28
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2½ 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursday, July 31
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Take a Road Trip through Time with this blast from this past creation!
Make your own vintage lighting with recycled materials.

All materials are provided. The event is free, but space is limited. Register online. For youth grades 8 - 12.

Feel like a Road Trip Through Time?
Participate in the 2014 Teen Summer Reading Club!

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

Tuesday, August 5
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Ages 3 - 8

Join us for stories by Bob Shea, songs and rhymes, and an activity inspired by the illustrator.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Thursday, August 7
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free workshop given by MOSAIC. Learn how to put together a professional resume and cover letter that stands out. Target your audience and let your resume be your marketing tool. Feel free to bring a copy of your resume and cover letter with you.

To register, please contact MOSAIC and have your PR card ready. Please call 604-438-8214 ext. 112 or email fbilikano@mosaicbc.com

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