Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-20
Saturday, February 25
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, January 28 to March 11

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies 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

Saturday, February 25
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! 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.

Saturdays, January 21 to March 11

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, February 25
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

Saturdays, February 4 to March 11

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturday, February 25
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

happy hands     For all ages!

     Five Saturdays:

     January 28
     February 25
     March 25
     April 22
     May 27

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. For children of all ages and abilities together with a parent or caregiver. Free – no registration required. ASL interpreters provided.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library (randi.robin@bpl.bc.ca) or Roger Chan at Family and Community Services (Roger.Chan@gov.bc.ca).

Presented through a partnership between Burnaby Public Library and Family and Community Services, Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Saturday, February 25
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early! Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Winter Dates:
Saturdays, January 14 to March 4

Saturday, February 25
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Do you want to keep your young child's teeth and gums healthy? Is your child resistant to brushing?

This workshop will discuss the steps you can take to prevent early childhood tooth decay and dental disease transmission. The presenter Dr. Edward Chin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Michigan and his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry and Masters of Science from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at The University of Michigan. 

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

Monday, February 27
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pop up library at WesburnBurnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and Burnaby Public Library have partnered to bring free, drop-in family fun to Wesburn Community Centre (4871 Parkwood Avenue). Drop-in anytime between 10am and 12pm for an Imagination Playground and a Pop-Up Library!

What is an Imagination Playground?
An Imagination Playground is made up of large, modular blocks that kids can stack and move around, providing an endless variety of play patterns. Let your child's creativity shape the play. Have fun and practice co-ordination and balance while enjoying the ride-on cars, slides, and more!

What is a Pop-Up Library?
A Pop-Up Library is a small satellite library that Burnaby Public Library brings into the community. You can browse, borrow, and return library material, just like in a regular library! There will be books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.

Questions? Call Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian at 604-436-5426 or Louise, Community Program Coordinator at 604-297-4572.

Monday, February 27
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Helping Our Children to Grow Through the Early Years (1-5 years)

Mondays, January 23 to March 6
*No session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

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. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
778-782-3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca


Monday, February 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday January 30 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, February 27
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ 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.

Mondays, January 16 to March 6
*no session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

For more information, call 604-421-5454.