Events & Programs

Tuesday, April 28
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Shadow ScaleLocal author Rachel Hartman took the literary world by storm with her debut fantasy novel Seraphina - an instant New York Times best-seller, a finalist for the Governor General's Award, and winner of the American Library Association's Morris Award. Now she returns to read from her eagerly-awaited new sequel, Shadow Scale, set in the same rich and complex, Renaissance-like yet utterly original world where dragons can take human form.

Seraphina is a talented young court musician who must hide the fact that she is part human and part dragon. When war breaks out between dragons and humans, she is reluctantly drawn into political intrigue, and must seek out the others like herself—with whom she has a mysterious connection—and bring them together to fight the dragons with magic. Fleeing the humans trying to stop her, she must also face another half dragon with the terrifying ability to invade and control people's minds. Protecting her mind has also kept Seraphina from using her own gift. Now she must choose: cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny. Read a sample chapter.

Rachel Hartman"Every now and again, a book comes along that reimagines a familiar trope so magnificently it resets the bar... [Hartman] continues to expand her world with enough history and detail to satisfy even the most questioning of readers... Dragon fiction has never flown higher." - Kirkus Review (starred)

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Reading will be followed by short examples of live Renaissance music, and light refreshments. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase (cash only). 

FREE but space is limited; register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.

Interested in more teen books that entice adults, as well as adult books with teen-appeal? Come back for the Teen/Adult Special Edition Librarian's Choice on May 14.

Wednesday, April 29
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come to the library for a free one hour tour of the career and job search materials. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies, explore careers, and find employment interview, cover letter and resume resources.

Thursday, April 30
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free job search strategies and networking workshop for newcomers given by MOSAIC. This workshop will help you to:

  • Learn how to develop and strengthen your network of contacts and how to reach employers.
  • Learn the process of building relationships and having the right connections that can help open doors for future employment opportunities.
  • Help to identify sources of potential job leads.
  • Increase the visibility and credibility within your field.

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

Thursday, April 30th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This class will cover the basic functions of the digital camera, its parts, including the buttons, battery, and memory card. You will also learn how to use and download pictures (or movie clips) and to print them out. Cameras will be supplied.

There are only 6 spaces for this class

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

Saturdays, May 2 to 30
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Man in the Moon is a special storytime for babies and their male caregivers! Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants 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, May 2
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Youth Week with Burnaby Public Library's Hogwarts Library Booth.

Visit the Hogwarts Library Booth.
Create your own Hogwarts house book mark.
Compete in Quidditch games.
Test your Harry Potter knowledge with our trivia sheet.
Win Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans (vomit flavour included).
Take selfies at Platform 9 3/4.

The Youth Week Block Party and Hogwarts Library Booth are located at Edmonds Community Center.

May 2 and May 30
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30 and 4:30 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. Drop-in. No registration required.

Spring Lego Dates:

Saturday, May 2  1:30 to 4:30

Saturday, May 30 1:30 to 4:30

 *No LEGO on June 6th due to Hats Off Day!*

 *Summer LEGO dates coming soon!*

Sundays May 3 to June 14 (No session May 17)
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Man in the Moon; a special storytime for babies and their male caregivers! Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Sunday, May 3
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages: 4 - 10 years

Join us for a one hour session of fun paper craft ideas and activities! This program is free! Registration is required with a maximum of 25 participants.

Caregivers must attend with children under the age of 10 years old.

If you are registering more than one child or if you have any problems with registration, please call the Cameron Branch at 604-421-5454.  

Monday, May 4
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

May the 4th be with you! Celebrate Star Wars 38th anniversary as part of Burnaby's Youth Week activities.

Join Burnaby Public Library for Star Wars origami, Star Wars games, and Star Wars crafts. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favourite Star Wars character. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. May the force be with you!

May the 4th Be With You celebrations are open to youth grades 5+

This program is coordinated in conjunction with Screen Free Week May 4 - 10.


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