Events & Programs

Wednesdays, August 5 to 26
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5 to 12 with an adult who will help build

We’re crazy about building with cardboard and paper! Drop in to make newspaper forts, marble mazes, a giant cardboard camera, and the best photo op EVER!
We’ll use cutting knives and hot glue guns, so every family team must have an adult who will participate.
No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Wednesday, August 5
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

For years, books and comics have inspired movies. Each week we’ll watch a movie from one of the last six decades.

Holes - 2003

2 pm, 117  minutes
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Common Sense Media Rating:  10 up

Caregivers must accompany children 10 and under.
No registration required, but space is limited.

Wednesday, August 5
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Pop up library Come visit Burnaby Public Library's booth at the Wesburn Family Fair, hosted by Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services!  We're going to have a Pop-Up Library with material for all ages that you can browse and borrow, as well as a craft that the whole family will enjoy.  This event is free and there'll be other fun activity stations, a wading pool, hot dogs, and more!

Questions?  Call Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian at 604-436-5426 or email us.

Thursday, August 6
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free job search strategies and networking workshop 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

Saturday August 8
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 5 - 12

Drop in between 10:00 and 11:30 to design your own button or choose an image of your favourite book character!

Free - no registration required.

Saturday, August 8
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages: 5-12

Using a variety of different paper templates for squares, rectangles, and cones, children will be challenged to put together the shapes to make their very own mini robots. Templates will also be provided for creating cute paper finger puppets.

Registration is required - Register in advance at the library or online. For more information, please call the Cameron Branch at 604-421-5454

Wednesday August 12
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

For years, books and comics have inspired movies. Each week we’ll watch a movie from one of the last six decades.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horible, No Good, Very Bad Day - 2015

2 pm, 81  minutes
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Common Sense Media Rating:  9  up

Caregivers must accompany children 10 and under.
No registration required, but space is limited.

 

Thursday, August 13
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ages 5 to 12

Beavers build lodges and spiders spin webs, but what other amazing structures might we see in nature?
Join a Metro Vancouver Regional Park interpreter and discover the master architects of the animal kingdom.

No registration required. Come early: space is limited. Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Thursdays, August 13, 20, 27 September 3,10,17
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Do you enjoy reading about the news? Join our ESL discussion group.  A librarian will lead a reading and discussion
of current events from easy-to-read newspapers and other news sources.  Participants can also bring news items of
interest.  Some knowledge of English is required to participate in reading and discussion.  This is a great way to meet
other newcomers  and learn in an informal, supportive environment.   There is no registration required for this free,
drop-in program.

Thursday, August 13
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join BPL for an afternoon of baking. Make cookies, and then decorate your cookies to support your favorite Teen Summer Reading Club Fandom. Sample cookies inspired by the Mortal Instruments Series, Cinder, and Harry Potter! For teens entering grades 8 – 12.

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 Librarian Rachel (604-297-4809) or email me.

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