Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2020-03-31
Wednesday, April 1
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What is the Teen Advisory Group?

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a diverse, inclusive group of teens from the Burnaby community interested in championing and improving teen library services in Burnaby.  The overall goal of TAG is to help improve teen library engagement.  TAG advises plans, creates and promotes library services as the voice of the teen Burnaby community.

We are meeting at the Tommy Douglas library branch the first Wednesday of every month (unless theres a holiday!) to discuss different topics that will help us and you make changes to the library. Food will be provided during the meeting, and all teens are welcome to join us for a movie after the meeting. Teen may apply TAG service to volunteer hours.

How to Join?

All teens are welcome to join, including those who come to the library regularly and those who have never used the library before. Just drop by a meeting to see if it's for you. All teens will receive a letter confirming their community service to the library.

What qualifications do I need to be in the Teen Advisory Group?

  • Entering grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall
  • Willing to share ideas in a group
  • Willing to think about issues in your community

I have a food or movie request!

Please let Teen Services Librarian Andrea Lukic know what you'd like us to order for the meeting. Text her your suggestions at 604-314-2480.

Monday, April 6
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Mondays, April 6 to June 8 (no sessions on April 13 or May 18)
(8 sessions in total)

Age: 0 - 5 years

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

Registration starts on February 24. To register, please contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S at: 604-318-2731

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

Monday, April 6
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of a web browser. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

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

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

Monday, April 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

TED TalksIn this discussion series, we’ll watch two or three short TED talk videos on a specific topic, followed by a lively and stimulating discussion facilitated by a librarian.

In this month's TED Talk discussion circle, we will explore fear - what fear really is, what we can learn from it, and how we can face our own fears.  Come join us!

This program takes place in the Adult Program Room of the Tommy Douglas branch.

Free but space is limited. Register online, in person at any branch, or call 604-522-3971.

Tuesday, April 7
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 to 3 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, April 7 to May 19

Tuesday, April 7
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 18 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. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971

Tuesdays, April 7 to May 19

Thursday, April 9
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, April 9 to May 21

Tuesday, April 14
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 to 3 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, April 7 to May 19

Tuesday, April 14
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 18 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. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971

Tuesdays, April 7 to May 19

Tuesdays, April 14 AND 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Build on your basic Excel skills and terminology in two classes.

You’ll learn how to create complex formulas, charts and graphs.

There will be time for individual learning, working in pairs, and practicing your skills.

Prerequisites: experience using computers, and knowledge of basic Excel concepts.

Participants are expected to attend both sessions. Register at the Tommy Douglas Library or call 604-522-3971.

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

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