Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-10-20
Saturday, October 21
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cameron Branch Book Club is back for another round! Join us for a librarian-led discussion on Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese.

"Tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior. Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He's 16 years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they've shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son's duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver failure. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains, so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner."

Read the novel and come to the library to discuss it with other book lovers. Registration opens September 16. After registering, you can come to the Cameron information desk to pick up a copy of the book.

This program is free, but seating is limited. Register online or call 604-421-5454 for more information. The Book Club will take place in the Willow Room in the Cameron Recreation Centre, but participants can meet in the lobby just outside the Cameron Branch.

Saturday, October 21
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

So you think you know a lot about Burnaby and Canada? Come and put your trivia skills to the test at a special after hours Quiz Night at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library!

Adults ages 19 and up are invited to bring their own team of 4-8 trivia buffs to the event, or come get teamed up and make some new friends! Mayor Derek Corrigan will be our special MC for this fun event.

Cash Bar available.

This is a FREE event, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library Information Desk or by phone at 604-436-5410

 

Monday, October 23
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and  Preschoolers  

(1 - 5 years)

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

Mondays, September 25 to November 6

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED.
To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca

Monday, October 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet,
entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving
and printing. The second class is Monday, October 30 10:30-12:30

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

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This
class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Monday, October 23
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Mondays, September 18 to November 20
*No session October 9 - Thanksgiving*

Monday, October 23
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pop up in the parkBurnaby Public LIbrary will be visiting a LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) school located at Windsor Community School (6166 Imperial Street, just off Imperial and Waltham).

We'll be sharing a wealth of English language learning materials - books, CDs, and more.

If you don't have a card, we can easily set you up with a free one - please bring government issued ID and a letter with your name and address on it.

You're welcome to join us!

Tuesday, October 24
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

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.

Tuesdays, October 10 to November 14

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

 

Tuesday, October 24
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

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. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesdays, September 26 to November 15

Tuesday, October 24
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting in the Middle Years (6 - 12 years)

Tuesdays, October 3 to November 7

This is a supportive and educational series for parents of children ages 6 to 12 years. Understanding middle childhood development, encouraging social-emotional competency, responding to school and family life challenges, fostering positive peer relationships, communicating effectively, understanding temperament, and strategies for effective, positive discipline in the middle years will be covered. Parenting styles and coping with the stresses and strains of parenting will also be included.  The goal of this series is to provide parents with a forum to learn, to share and to discuss information and strategies to enrich their parenting experience.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED. 

Contact 778.782.3548  or infochld@sfu.ca

Tuesday, October 24
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesdays, September 18 to November 21

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