Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-22
Wednesday, July 5
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

In our first Julia's Studio session, teens will create an original felt creation using the needle-felt illustration techniques used by illustrator Holman Wang. Select a character or choose something from your imagination, to create a 3-D felt sculpture. All supplies and instruction are provided, simply come ready to tap into your creative side! Interested in other textile workshops, check out our other Julia's Studio workshops!

The program is free, but space is limited. Be sure to registration online.

Instructor Holman Wang

Holman Wang is a former teacher and sometimes lawyer. He and his twin brother, Jack, are the authors and illustrators of the popular board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, which abridge beloved literary and cinematic classics into word primers with just 12 words and 12 needle-felted illustrations. Their work has been featured in places like The New York TimesPeople, and The Wall Street Journal. Holman and his brother created a Google Doodle in honour of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 148th birthday which appeared on February 7, 2015. He speaks frequently about his work and career, including talks at Google, Lucasfilm, SXSW, Star Wars Celebration, Maker Faire, and San Diego Comic-Con.

Wednesday Afternoon, July 5th
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Adults_playing_dominoesOn the first and third Wednesday afternoons you can come and play games to keep your brain active and happy.

Activities in the program room include:  dominoes, backgammon, cribbage, and card games.

There are word and number puzzles: word finds, crosswords, and sudoku.

Come enjoy a puzzle or game.  Maybe you'll make a friend and have a few laughs.  This is a free program; no registration is required.

Wednesday, July 5th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Read_and_White_Knit_Maple_LeafHurray!  Now you can come work on your crafty projects with others at the Cameron Library.  We will meet across the hall from the library doors, in the Juniper Room.  The Cameron Knit2gether will meet regularly on the first Wednesday evening of the month.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. Each week a librarian will  lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. Drop in and join us for this free program! Wednesdays, July 5-26, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 5
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Ages: 4 to 10 years

Join us for longer stories, songs, rhymes and activities. 

Must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Come early - space is limited. 

Wenesdays, July 5 to 26

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Thursday, July 6
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, July 6
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, July 6
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

The Metrotown branch will be hosting Reading Buddies Thursdays, July 6 – August 3 from 1 – 2:30pm. Teens are expected to attend all five session.

Interested teens should submit their applications by Thursday, June 1 to any Burnaby Public Library information desk. Application forms are available to print here. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the Metrotown branch. Interviews will take place Thursday, June 8 from 4 – 6pm and Friday, June 9 from 4 – 6pm.

Successful applicants are expected to attend a mandatory training Thursday, June 15 from 4 - 6pm at the Metrotown branch.

Teens grades 9 – 12 are welcome to apply. For more information on Reading Buddies please visit the Reading Buddies webpage.

Thursday, July 6
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

readingPlease note that the program is now full. We will be accepting a limited number of participants on a wait list.

When & Where: 
Thursdays, July 6 to August 3

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm 
Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for reading practice in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

Children must be entering grade 2, 3 or 4 in September. Registered children must attend all five sessions, Thursdays July 6 to August 3 from 1:15 – 2:00pm. 

Register in person at the Metrotown branch, located at 6100 Willingdon Ave.
The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Thursday, June 1.

Call 604-436-5420 for more information.

Thursday, July 6
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages: 5 to 12

Bring your swimsuit, lifejacket, and snorkeling gear (optional!) as we all work together to make an underwater scene you can “swim” though, using props and recycled materials.  And don’t forget a camera to take your photo!

Caregivers must accompany children under 10.

Drop in – space is limited, please arrive early.

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