Tommy Douglas Events

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
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

Monday, October 22
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us for an informative presentation by Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support).

A power of attorney can help protect your finances and as serve as a way to recognize and respond to financial abuse. Learn what you need to set it up and other benefits.

This workshop was developed with funding from Employment and Social Development Canada and its delivery has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, Gaming and Enforcement Branch.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 23
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

Join us for Toddler Storytime! Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

Storytime starts at 10:15am, doors open at 10:00am. The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Tuesdays, September 25 to November 6.

Tuesday, October 23
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 12 months.

Join us for Baby Storytime! Songs, tickles, stories and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

Storytime starts at 11:30am, doors open at 11:15am. The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-522-3971

Tuesdays, September 25 to November 6.

Tuesday, October 23
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Traumatic life events can result in isolation, and physical and emotional health issues. Yoga can support us to feel more connected to our bodies and our communities.

In this interactive lecture Yoga Therapist Nicole Marcia, MA will provide an introduction to trauma-informed Yoga for emotional well-being and self-regulation followed but a gentle chair-based Yoga class.

All fitness levels welcome, please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.

Nicole has been a working in the field of concurrent disorders since 2008. For more information visit her website at: www.finebalanceyoga.ca

Free, but seating is limited to 15 spots. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 24
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

SFU's Philosophers' Café in a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required. Please join us for stimulating discussion on "How does the prospect of reconciliation between North Korea and South Korea impact the rest of the world? What does it take for peace to prosper?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.


Thursday, October 25
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

After learning basic commands and functions of MS Excel in the first class offered on Thursday, October 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, this second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

Registration starts September 24th. You are expected to attend both sessions.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

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