Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-09-23
Friday, October 6
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Fridays, September 22 to November 10

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Friday, October 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

What is love? How do we define it? Join us for a lively panel discussion with three Vancouver authors who challenge our perceptions and understanding of romantic love.

The panelists:

Mandy Len CatronMandy Len Catron, originally from Appalachian Virgina, now lives in Vancouver where she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her first book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, is a series of personal essays that explore what it means to love someone, to be loved, to fall in love and how we present that love to the world. Her article "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This" was one of the most popular articles published by the New York Times in 2015.

Carrie JenkinsCarrie Jenkins is a writer and award-winning public philosopher based in Vancouver. Her book What Love Is and What It Could Be presents her new theory on the nature of romantic love that brings together its humanistic and scientific components and explains how our acceptance of non-traditional relationships - including homosexual, interracial and non-monogamous ones - will continue to evolve in the future. She is Canada Research Chair in philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Principal Investigator on the multi-year inter-disciplinary Metaphysics of Love project, and the host of a new podcast, "Labels of Love."

Zoey Leigh PetersonZoey Leigh Peterson's fiction has appeared in the Journey Prize anthology and Best Canadian Stories. Zoey's first novel, Next Year, For Sure is the story of a relationship that stumbles into the world of polyamory forcing both partners to reconsider their past and what they thought they knew about love. Zoey calls Vancouver home, but is currently living in Austin, Texas.

Program is free but space is limited. Please register online or by calling 604-436-5410.

Friday, October 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn the tools of self-compassionate meditation to clear your mind and body of the mental and emotional toxins that can affect your brain structure and physical and emotional well-being.  Exercise as well as relax and rejuvenate your mind and body in this workshop led by Suman Kollipara.  He will also share the science of stress and the neuroscience and health benefits of meditation. Seating is limited for this free program.  Register by calling 604-299-8955, visiting in person, or online.

Saturday, October 7
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, September 16 to October 7

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies 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.

Saturday, October 7
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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, September 30 to November 25 (Note: No session November 11)

Saturday, October 7
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection.Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, October 7
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 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 - arrive early! Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Fall Dates:
Saturdays, September 23 to November 4

Tuesday, October 10
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Pop up in the parkBurnaby Public LIbrary will be visiting a LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) school located at Burnaby South Secondary School (just down Watling).

We'll be sharing a wealth of English language learning materials - books, CDs, and more.

If you don't have a card, we can easily set you up with a free one - please bring government issued ID and a letter with your name and address on it.

You're welcome to join us!

Tuesday, October 10
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays, October 10 to November 14

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

 

Tuesday, October 10
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies 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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesdays, September 26 to November 15

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