Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2019-02-23
Tuesday, February 26
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!

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, January 29 to March 12

Tuesday, February 26
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!

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, January 29 to March 12

Tuesday, February 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Money is one of the major sources of conflict in a relationship; join us for a presentation from the Credit Counselling Society on how to manage this dicey topic.

Couples will learn about each other’s money values, triggers and goals and work together to create a manageable and tension-less plan. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a "grab and go" approach - grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas and resources.

Please register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-522-3971.

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Tuesday, February 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Wednesday, February 27
5:00 pm to 8:50 pm

Burnaby Public Library is pleased to present local writing organization, The Other Eleven Months who has hosted weekly write-ins around the Lower Mainland for over 12 years.

These are quiet, safe space events for writers of all kinds. If you can't find a place to focus and write, these events may be great opportunities for you to accomplish your writing goals.

Join us and meet fellow local writers!

Drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, February 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"SFU's Philosophers' Café is 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, "What do you know about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)? Is the process of addressing the issues of colonization with Canada’s Indigenous peoples working? What are the benefits and drawbacks of the TRC?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.

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Thursday, February 28
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Age: 3 to 5 years.

Join us for a preschool Storytime! Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

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.

Thursdays, January 31 to March 14

Friday, March 1
10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Fridays, February 1 to March 8 (6 sessions)

This program is for Chinese-speaking parents or caregivers with children, 0 to 6 years old.

The objective of this program is to help parents recognize, understand and deal with their parenting concerns, such as health, safety, child development and behaviors.

Registration is required. Limited to twelve families.

Please note: registration must be done in person at the Tommy Douglas branch.

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multiculteral Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services

  

Friday, March 1
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Suffragette (2015).

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) for violence, coarse language, and scenes of nudity. It has a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Saturday, March 2
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 7 to 9.

Registration is required and now full. Please call the Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visit the Info Desk in person to be added to the waitlist.

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.

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