Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-10-20
Monday, October 1 to Friday, November 30
(All day)

Burnaby Public Library wants to feature your art on next year’s Teen Summer Reading Club promotion! Send us your original art work inspired by the theme “Rise Up!” If you are the winner, your art will be featured on our posters, flyers, website, and other promotional material. You will also receive a $50 gift certificate to DeSerres!

Please submit your finished piece to any BPL information desk or via email with the subject line “BPL Teen Summer Reading Club 2019 Art Contest Entry” by Friday, November 30th. Be sure to sign the waiver form, so we can share your art work next year! For more information, check out our Special Events page.

For teens grades 8 - 12.

Saturday, October 20
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 6 to November 10

For more information call: 604-522-3971.

Saturday, October 20
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 22 to November 10

 

Saturday, October 20
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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

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Our selection this month is The Word is Murder  by Anthony Horowitz.

"A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller."

"SPREAD THE WORD. THE WORD IS MURDER."

FREE but space is limited.  Please register in person to pick up or request your copy of the book.  There are lots of individual copies.  This is a good month to invite a friend to join us.

Register online, or call or visit the information desk at Cameron branch. Pick up your copy of the book at the Cameron Branch Information desk or reserve your own copy online. Questions? Call 604 421-5454 or visit us in person at the Cameron Information Desk.

Saturday, October 20
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 6 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, October 6 to November 24

Saturday, October 20
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 7 to 9

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a robot toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a fun game.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Saturday, October 20
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages to 10 to 12.

Registration is required and now open. Click here to register.

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a robot toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a fun game.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Sunday, October 21
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kingsborough Street & McKay Avenue (Crystal Mall Market)

Join us this fall for a lively speaker series on a diverse range of local history topics. Also, Walking Tours, on three diverse topics of Burnaby are being offered. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

Explore the outdoors and indoors of our beautiful city during our Neighborhood Histories Series walking tours. Community members are invited to bring their own stories and questions.

At this event, Cultural Cooks Tour, located at Kingsborough Street & McKay Avenue, come explore fresh foods on a guided tour of the Crystal Mall Market. with nutritionist Renee Chan. Learn what’s in season and discover new flavours while you make your way through the market. Come ready to discuss recipes and creative uses of fresh foods

It is free to attend but space is limited. Registration is available for this program online, in person at the library, or by phone at 604-436-5400.

 

Sunday, October 21
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages 8 to 10

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of littleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications.

Each child must bring an adult who will participate.

Registration is required and begins September 25.

Monday, October 22
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 10 to November 5 
(no storytime on October 8 for Thanksgiving)

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