Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-10-22
Saturday, November 18
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

happy hands     For all ages!

     Four Saturdays:

     Saturday 23
     October 14
     November 18
     December 16

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, songs 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.

At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

Presented by Burnaby Public Library in partnership with Family and Community Services and Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library (Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca) or Erin at Family and Community Services (Erin.Bentley@gov.bc.ca).

Saturday, November 18
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cameron Branch Book Club is back for another round! Join us for a librarian-led discussion on We're All in This Together by Amy Jones.

 "After grandmother Kate Parker miraculously survives going over a waterfall in a barrel, she falls into a coma, which brings her daughter home and causes her adopted son to worry he's losing the only real family he's ever known."

 Read the novel and come to the library to discuss it with other book   lovers. Registration opens October 21. 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, November 18
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Learn the tools of self-compassionate meditation to clear your mind and body of the mental and emotional toxins that can affect your brain structure and physical and emotional well-being.  Exercise as well as relax and rejuvenate your mind and body in this workshop led by Suman Kollipara. He will also share the science of stress and the neuroscience and health benefits of meditation.  Seating is limited for this free program. Register by calling 604-299-8955, visiting in-person or register online.

Sundays, November 19, 26; Sat Dec 2, Sun Dec 3
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to read Dickens' "Christmas Carol" aloud? If you are age 10 to 100, here's your chance! All readers welcome! A fun way to bring in the holiday spirit.

A librarian will direct our reading of a "A Christmas Carol" script, using Dickens' original language as adapted for the stage by David Lawver, and shortened to suit our number of readers. Come to the first practice with an idea of which part or parts you would like to read.

We will meet in the Cameron Recreation Centre's Maple Room. Please come to all three rehearsals:
Sun Nov 19, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Sun Nov 26, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Saturday Dec 2, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (not 1:00-2:30)

On Sun Dec 3 at 1:00 we will "perform" for our friends, relatives and the public by reading aloud from our scripts while seated. Dress in your own red, green, gold, silver, black, or white solid colour clothes, or in your own costume if you wish.

FREE but space is limited: please register online, by calling 604 421-5454, or in person at the Cameron Library. Thanks to our partner, Cameron Recreation Centre.

Christmas Carol First Edition 1843

Monday, November 20
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, November 20
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

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,
October 23 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, November 20
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Does government owe safe drinking water to its residents? What can we rightfully expect from our government as population increases and densifies and infrastructure ages?  What can we, as residents, do to conserve water?  Join us for stimulating discussion at the library!

Moderator: Kalpna Solanki

"Thinking the unthinkable, imagining the impossible, and discussing the improbable

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 interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafés are free to attend. No registration is required."

Tuesday, November 21
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

Tuesday, November 21
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs 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 19 to November 21

Tuesday, November 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand!

Burnaby Public Library, in cooperation with the People's Law School, is pleased to invite you to join lawyer Don Drysdale for a free class on personal estate planning and wills.

FREE but space is limited. Please register online, in person at the library, or by calling 604-299-8955.