Events & Programs

E.g., 2016-02-09
Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for a presentation hosted by the Library and the Immigrant Services Society. Please note: this program is in Hindi only.

For more information and or to register for this program please contact Kamaljit at: 604.395.8000 ext. 1763 or

Saturday, February 13
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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 is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, February 13
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 16 to March 5

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, February 13
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 4 to 6 years.

Songs, rhymes, and stories! No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Saturdays, February 6 to March 12

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturday, February 13
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 6 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. Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Saturday, February 13
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Age: 6 to 12 years.Bookmarks

Do your kids love or want to learn how to sew? Learn a few sewing basics while making cool and decorative bookmarks.

Register online or by phone at 604-421-5454.

Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.

Sunday, February 14
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Music lovers! Spend a sweet Valentines Day afternoon with the Capilano Guitar Trio, enjoying an eclectic concert of classical, folk and pop music from the Baroque to the Beatles. The Trio - Stephen Boswell, Miri Kim, and Matthew Silverman - will perform works from Jacobean England, baroque and classical Italy, modern Spain, South America and folk and popular music from around the world, in a dynamic programme by Jenkins, Vivaldi, Gragnani, Granados, Albeniz, Turina, Lennon and McCartney and Pujol.

Capilano Guitar TrioStephen Boswell is a faculty member at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Born in Northampton, England, Stephen began to play the guitar at age eight and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. Stephen has released six solo guitar recordings, played many concerts in the Pacific Northwest, and continues to study, compose, teach and perform.

Miri Kim was born in South Korea, began to play the guitar at age 12, and went on to become a surgical and psychiatric nurse. She came to Canada four years ago to study classical guitar and graduated from Capilano University with a Diploma in Music. Miri is presently continuing her musical studies at the University of British Columbia.

Matthew Silverman is from Burnaby, BC. He started playing bass at the age of thirteen and gradually switched to the guitar. A Capilano University music graduate, he earned his Bachelor degree in Performance at the University of Victoria in classical guitar.  Matt is a full-time private music instructor in New Westminster.

Free, drop-in, no registration required. Everyone is welcome.

This is the second in a series of three classical guitar concerts. Join us March 6 for Four Guitar Soloists.

Monday, February 15
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Library and the Immigrant Services Society are hosting a few programs that will teach you all that you need to know about budgeting, understanding credit and debt, saving and raising financially fit kids!

If you want more information about these programs and or to register for them, please contact Kamaljit at: 604.395.8000 ext. 1763 or

Monday, February 15
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Aimed at parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years.

In this interactive series, Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children's misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

Mondays, January 25 to March 7 (6 sessions - no session on Family Day February 8)

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register online, or contact Information Children at 778-782-3548.

Monday, February 15
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 11 to February 29

For more information, call 604-421-5454.