McGill Events

E.g., 2020-02-24
Monday, February 24
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This program is conducted in Korean

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English and Korean!

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

Limit to 12 families (first priority for those families who live in Burnaby and haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list.)

Mondays, January 6 to March 9
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

To register call or email Monica Lim: 604-358-1554 monica.lim@success.bc.ca

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services and is funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development

  

Monday, February 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required.

Mondays, Jan 13 - March 9.

For more information, call 604-299-8955 or visit any branch.

Tuesday, February 25
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

reading

Tuesdays, February 11 to March 10
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm 
McGill Branch, 4595 Albert St

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are matched 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.

Register in person at the McGill branch, located at 4595 Albert St. The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Monday, January 13.

Call 604-297-4599 for more information.

Wednesday, February 26
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, January 8 to March 4

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, February 26
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, January 8 to March 4

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, February 26
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Our Homesick SongsJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Our Homesick Songs’ by Emma Hooper.

“Newfoundland, 1992. When all the fish vanish from the waters and the cod industry abruptly collapses, it's not long before the people begin to disappear from the town of Big Running as well. As residents are forced to leave the island in search of work, ten-year-old Finn Connor suddenly finds himself living in a ghost town. And then Finn's parents announce that they too must separate if their family is to survive. But Finn still has his sister, Cora, and Mrs. Callaghan, who teaches him the strange and ancient melodies of their native Ireland. That is until his sister disappears, and Finn must find a way of calling home the family and the life he has lost.” – Publisher

Registration begins January 29. 

Register at McGill branch or call 604-299-8955. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the McGill branch info desk. 

Thursday, February 27
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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,  the link between brain development and behavior, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, the importance of connection, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to strong emotions, coping with separation anxiety, teaching and modelling social skills,  are a few examples of topics that can be included. 

Thursdays, January 30 to March 5

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

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

www.informationchildren.com

Thursday, February 27
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of stargazing!

Librarian John Reid will tell you about the skills and equipment needed to become an amateur astronomer, and how to familiarize yourself with the constellations and types of objects visible through telescopes, such as star clusters, double stars and other phenomena. Weather permitting, John will take patrons outside to view the night sky through the telescope.

Dress warmly! Register online, at any branch or call 604-299-8955.​

Friday, February 28
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, January 10 to March 6

Friday, February 28
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, January 10 to March 6

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