Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-04-01
Tuesday, March 31
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

reading

Tuesdays, March 31 to April 28
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm 

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for reading practice in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

Children must be in grade 2, 3 or 4. Registered children must attend all five sessions.

Registration opens Monday, March 2

Register in person at the Metrotown branch (Children's library) or call us at 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, April 1
10:15 am to 10:45 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.

Wednesdays, April 1 to May 27

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 1
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Wednesdays, April 1 to May 27

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Learn about coding concepts and have fun using the programming language Scratch​. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to start building your own story, game, or animation.  Space is limited. This program is happening in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Complex.

Registration required and opens on March 10th. Register by phone, online, or in person.

Questions? Call 604-421-5454.

Wednesday, April 1
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What is the Teen Advisory Group?

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a diverse, inclusive group of teens from the Burnaby community interested in championing and improving teen library services in Burnaby.  The overall goal of TAG is to help improve teen library engagement.  TAG advises plans, creates and promotes library services as the voice of the teen Burnaby community.

We are meeting at the Tommy Douglas library branch the first Wednesday of every month (unless theres a holiday!) to discuss different topics that will help us and you make changes to the library. Food will be provided during the meeting, and all teens are welcome to join us for a movie after the meeting. Teen may apply TAG service to volunteer hours.

How to Join?

All teens are welcome to join, including those who come to the library regularly and those who have never used the library before. Just drop by a meeting to see if it's for you. All teens will receive a letter confirming their community service to the library.

What qualifications do I need to be in the Teen Advisory Group?

  • Entering grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall
  • Willing to share ideas in a group
  • Willing to think about issues in your community

I have a food or movie request!

Please let Teen Services Librarian Andrea Lukic know what you'd like us to order for the meeting. Text her your suggestions at 604-314-2480.

Thursday, April 2
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning 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.

Thursdays, March 26 to April 30

 

Thursday, April 2
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning 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.

Thursdays, March 26 to April 30

 

Thursday, April 2
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Thursdays, March 5 to May 21

Family drop-in and storytime at Brentwood Community Resource Centre!
Located at 2055 Rosser Avenue (at the corner of Lougheed Hwy).

Meet other families, get a library card, check out books, ask questions and more. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Storytime begins at 4pm.

Please note: the location of this program is at 2055 Rosser Avenue - not at the library.

Friday, April 3
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to 18 months.

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

Fridays, April 3 to May 29
(No session April 10 - Library closed)

Friday, April 3
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

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

Fridays, April 3 to May 29
(No session April 10 - Library closed)

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