Events & Programs

Saturdays, January 31 to March 7
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, and stories for ages 3-6. No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Special event for Family Literacy Day, January 31st.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Sunday, February 1
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages: 4 to 12 years

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to join us and make fabulous Valentine's Day papercrafts!

Registration is required for this free program. Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.

You can register online, in-person, or by calling the branch at: 604-421-5454.

Tuesdays, February 3 to March 3
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Would you like your child to have more reading practice this winter? Sign up for Reading Buddies!

Reading Buddies is a reading program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Younger children will gain practice reading with a caring teen mentor. Teens will develop leadership experience and community involvement. Your child will be paired up for one-on-one reading with an enthusiastic Burnaby teen.

This program is free, but space is limited. Please register in person at the McGill information desk.

For children in grades 2, 3, or 4.

Tuesday, February 3
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

One of the most important and fundamental choices we make on a daily basis concerns the food we eat. Does the fact that animals are sentient (capable of feeling pain) matter when assessing our food choices? Does the intelligence of animals matter? Is the vegetarian in a higher moral standing than the omnivore? How should we eat?

Moderator: Arianna Falbo.

Arianna Falbo is a graduate student at SFU in the Masters of Arts Program in Philosophy. On the philosophical front she is mainly interested in the intersection of philosophy of language, epistemology and ethics (specifically questions concerning communication, testimony, trust and the transmission of knowledge). She is also interested in animal ethics, the history of analytic philosophy and the philosophy of religion.Philosopher's Cafe

FREE, no registration required.

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver, originating from Simon Fraser University. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

Wednesdays, February 4 & 11 at Bonsor; February 18 to March 11 at Metrotown Library.
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ 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.

bonsor map

February 4 and 11 location: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Seniors' Lounge

February 18 to March 11 location: Metrotown Branch

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Wednesdays, February 4 & 11 at Bonsor; February 18 to March 11 at Metrotown Library.
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ 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.bonsor map

February 4 and 11 location: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Seniors' Lounge.

February 18 to March 11 location: Metrotown Branch

For more information call: 604-436-5420

First Saturday of the month, from February 7 to March 7
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4-12 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.

Winter Lego dates:

February 7

March 7

Saturdays, February 14 to March 21
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

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: 604-522-3971

Saturday, February 14
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The monthly Knit2gether will take place Saturday, February 14 from 11am-2pm at Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway.
Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group. 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 will be available for those who want to give knitting/crocheting a try.
Tea will be provided. Please feel free to bring treats to share (optional).
Knit2gether is a free, drop-in event. No registration is required.
Please mark your calendars for the monthly dates:
Saturday, March 14, 11-2
Saturday, April 11, 11-2
Saturday, May 9, 11-2

Sunday, February 15
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages: 4 to 12 years

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to join us and make fabulous Lunar New Year papercrafts!

Registration is required for this free program. Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.

You can register online, in-person, or by calling the branch at: 604-421-5454.

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