Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-10-21
Saturday, October 21
10:15 am to 11:00 am

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.

Saturdays, October 14 to November 4

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, October 21
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 21
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, October 14 to November 25
*No session November 11*

Saturday, October 21
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

Saturday, October 21
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Masjid Al Salaam Mosque & Islamic Education Centre
5060 Canada Way, Burnaby

Explore the architecture and culture of the Masjid Al Salaam Mosque & Islamic Education Centre with building architect Sharif Senbel. Meet at entrance of the Mosque.

This tour is part of the Burnaby Neighbourhood Histories Series, presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

Events are free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Saturday, October 21
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cameron Branch Book Club is back for another round! Join us for a librarian-led discussion on Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese.

"Tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior. Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He's 16 years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they've shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son's duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver failure. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains, so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner."

Read the novel and come to the library to discuss it with other book lovers. Registration opens September 16. After registering, you can come to the Cameron information desk to pick up a copy of the book.

This program is free, but seating is limited. Register online or call 604-421-5454 for more information. The Book Club will take place in the Willow Room in the Cameron Recreation Centre, but participants can meet in the lobby just outside the Cameron Branch.

Saturday, October 21
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

So you think you know a lot about Burnaby and Canada? Come and put your trivia skills to the test at a special after hours Quiz Night at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library!

Adults ages 19 and up are invited to bring their own team of 4-8 trivia buffs to the event, or come get teamed up and make some new friends! Mayor Derek Corrigan will be our special MC for this fun event.

Cash Bar available.

This is a FREE event, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library Information Desk or by phone at 604-436-5410


Monday, October 23
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and  Preschoolers  

(1 - 5 years)

In this interactive series, 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, September 25 to November 6

To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca

Monday, October 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet,
entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving
and printing. The second class is Monday, October 30 10:30-12:30

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This
class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Monday, October 23
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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Mondays, September 18 to November 20
*No session October 9 - Thanksgiving*