Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-02-17
Saturday, February 17
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, January 13 to March 10

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: 604-436-5420

Saturday, February 17
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, January 20 to March 3


Saturday, February 17
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, February 10 to March 17

Saturday, February 17
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Families, teens and adults are invited to drop in between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm to make a lantern and welcome in the year of the dog.

Ages 6 and up. Adults must accompany children younger than 10 years old.

Supplies are limited, please arrive early.

Drop in, free, no registration.

Saturday, February 17
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.

Winter Dates:
Saturdays, January 13 to March 10

Saturday, February 17
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Read this month’s chosen title and then come hang out with fellow book lovers to discuss the book with a librarian. We will meet in the Willow Room of Cameron Recreation Centre.

Our selection this month is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. "A novel of unflinching honesty, gutting humanity, haunting detail, and beautiful, raw hope dangling like a bare bright light in a basement. A haunting novel set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya that is both intimate and ambitious in scope. Eight-year-old Havaa, Akhmed, the neighbour who rescues her after her father's disappearance, and Sonia, the doctor who shelters her over 5 dramatic days in December 2004, must all reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal and forgiveness which unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate."

FREE but space is limited. Register online, or call or visit the information desk at any BPL branch. Bring a copy of your registration confirmation email to the Cameron Branch to pick up your copy from our book club set, or reserve your own copy online. Questions? Call 604 421-5454 or visit us in person at the Cameron Information Desk.

Sunday, February 18
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 18

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

All ages welcome

Happy Lunar New Year! Get crafty at Cameron and make your own lanterns to celebrate the year of the dog.

This free children's program is drop-In. No registration required. Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10 years old.

Sunday, February 18
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

MBSR is a highly respected program developed in the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  This program has been shown to create shifts around stress, illness, physical and psychological pain, and the demands of everyday life.  In this talk you will learn about MBSR and supporting research.  You will discover why mindfulness may be useful to cultivate.  You will also get the opportunity to experience mindfulness with some guided practices.  This is presented in partnership with the British Columbia Psychological Association and the speaker is Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, R. Psych.  Free but seating is limited. Register online, or at any BPL information desk.  For more details, call 604-299-8955. 

Monday, February 19
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mondays, February 19 to March 26 (6 sessions)

This program is for Korean-speaking parents or caregivers with children, newborn to 6 years.

The objective of this program is to help parents recognize, understand and deal with their parenting concerns, such as health, safety, child development and behaviors.

This program is free and in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Registration is required. Limited to twelve families.

Please note: registration must be done in person at the McGill Branch.

Monday, February 19
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, February 26 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,
January 29 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.