Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-04-01
Friday, April 3
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Age: 3 to 6 years

Join us for silly songs, great stories, and fun with new friends. Caregivers need to attend with children. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Fridays, March 20 to April 24
(No session April 10 - Library closed)

For more information, call 604-436-5420

Friday, April 3
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a lively panel discussion on the climate emergency, followed by a public dialogue on how we can take action as a community. Panelists and topics include:

Taco Niet, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, SFU: How the interactions between sectors (Climate, Land, Energy, Water) need to be appreciated to be able to address the climate emergency without creating other emergencies. 

Lise Townsend, Consultant, former city of Burnaby sustainability planner: Tactical climate action - the role of cities and citizens in driving positive global change.

Renee De St. Croix​, Senior Planner, City of Burnaby: How can the draft Burnaby Transportation Plan Targets help the City achieve carbon neutrality by 2050?

Register online, at any branch or call 604-436-5400.

Saturday, April 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning full of stories, music, action and fun!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, April 4 to May 16 

April 4, 2020
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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

Saturdays - Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, June 6.

For more information, call 604-421-5454 or the Information Desk.

Saturday, April 4
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning full of stories, music, action and fun!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, April 4 to May 16 

Saturday, April 4
11:00 am to 11:30 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, February 29 to May 30

Saturday, April 4
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Browse and borrow from our seed library of vegetables, herbs, and native flowering plants, and connect with fellow gardeners. We’ll also provide basic information on growing specific items and general gardening topics.

After harvest time, save your seeds and donate them back to the seed library to share with others!

Metrotown Library - First Saturday of the month.
McGill Library - Second Saturday of the month.
Cameron Library - Third Saturday of the month.
Tommy Douglas Library - Fourth Saturday of the month.
The next dates for Metrotown Library are: May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3.

No registration required.

Saturday, April 4
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

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

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.

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