Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2018-12-18
Thursday, December 27
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Construct a mini house using cardstock, popsicle sticks, puzzle pieces and other materials. Use your imagination to build your dream home!  

Ages 5 to 12. Program is drop In. No registration required. Please arrive before 2:30. All kids under 10 need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Friday, December 28
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for the film screening of Frozen.

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

This film is rated G and recommended for children 5 and up. The movie is 

The program is free but space is limited. Please arrive before 2:00pm. Doors will open at 1:50pm. Parents and/or caretakers must accompany children under 10.

Thursday, January 3
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection.Caregivers can join the fun too!

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

Friday, January 4
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for the film screening of Paddington 2.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

This film is rated G and recommended for children 6 and up. The movie is 

The program is free but space is limited. Please arrive before 2:00pm. Doors will open at 1:50pm. Parents and/or caretakers must accompany children under 10.

Saturday, January 12
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This is a free drop-in for children of all ages and abilities, together with a parent or caregiver. All families are welcome! Interpreters will be present.

This program takes place on a Saturday once a month: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11

At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library: Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca

Friday, January 18 & Friday, January 25
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a two day workshop on January 18 & January 25, 2019 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.

Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or atse@mosaicbc.org or click here to register using their online registration form.

Friday, January 18
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

We <3 the 80s! Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Back to the Future (1985).

It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) and has a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Tuesday, January 22
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on December 27 at 10 am.

Tuesday, January 22
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!  

Thursday, January 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Introduction to Lynda.com

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and includes tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you want to acquire more business and technology skills then this session is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have valid Burnaby Library card.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Thursday, December 27 at 10 am.

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