Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-12-13
Wednesday Dec 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Did you know... Burnaby Public Library offers free digital magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, ebooks, language lessons, and music? Each month a librarian will feature one of the library's digital resources, and show how you can use it.

December's Featured App: Mango Languages

MangoGoing travelling over winter break? Learn a new language or brush up an old one; you can even learn on your phone while you travel. Mango Languages offers fun, conversational lessons in over 70 languages, including English for speakers of over 15 other languages. Free with your library card.

Bring your own device (smartphone, tablet or laptop; if you have earbuds or a Bluetooth speaker, bring those too), or watch a demonstration. Ask questions about the featured app or about any of the library's resources.

Held in the Juniper Room, across the hall from Cameron Library. Free but space is limited; register online, by calling the Cameron Library at 604-421-5454, or at any library Information Desk.

Thursday, December 13
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Merry pooh yearWinnie the Pooh and Rabbit get ready for the New Year and remember Christmases from years past. 

Recommended for ages 3 and up. 64 minutes. 

Ask us for free tickets when you arrive for the show!

Thursday, December 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In this session Dr. Wong will discuss:

  • How emotional health is as important as physical health, affecting every aspect of our lives.
  • Recognizing the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, mood and other psychological conditions
  • key emotional health skills:emotional awareness and mindfulness, managing stress, managing thoughts and feelings and where to find help.

Free, but seating is limited, please register online, by phone or at any BPL information desk. 

Saturday, December 15
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Read this month’s chosen title and then come spend time with fellow book lovers discussing the book with a librarian. We meet at a new time, 11:00 am start, in the Willow Room of Cameron Recreation Centre.

Our selection for December is Exit West by Hamid Mohsin.

Blue_Cover_Exit_West

"From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, a love story that unfolds in a world being irrevocably transformed by migration. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. Exit West is an epic compressed into a slender page-turner--both completely of our time and for all time, Mohsin Hamid's most ambitious and electrifying novel yet"--

FREE but space is limited.  Please register online.   Please phone first to find out if copies are available from the book club set.  You can reserve an individual copy online. Questions? Call 604-421-5454 or visit us in person at the Cameron Information Desk.

Saturday, December 15
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, December 15
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop by the McGill Branch between 1:30pm and 3:30pm for a fun holiday craft. 

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

Saturday, December 15
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 7 to 9.

Registration is required. Please sign up by phone (604-522-3971), at the info desk, or on bpl.bc.ca/events.

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of LittleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to play with the LittleBits.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When
you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, December 15
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages 10 to 12.

Registration is required. Please sign up by phone (604-522-3971), at the info desk, or on bpl.bc.ca/events.

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of LittleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to play with the LittleBits.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When
you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Sunday, December 16
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Drop in and get Crafty at Cameron!

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children under age 10.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

mini christmas trees for fine motor skills

Monday, December 10
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Ages: Walking to 2.5 years old

Join us for Toddler Storytime! Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers! This week will have a Christmas theme!

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

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

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