Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-02-19
Saturday, February 22
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club.

This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early!

Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Saturdays, January 18 to March 7

Sunday, February 23
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For ages 4 and up 

Come and make art with the BURNABY ART GALLERY!

Tap into your creative imaginations and get your minds humming with family-friendly art projects inspired by the art gallery's current library exhibit "Justin Patterson: Bad Moon Rising"

Program instruction begins every half hour, starting at 1pm.

No registration required. Caregivers must attend with children. 

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

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Sunday, February 23
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

DreamlandJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Dreamland’ by Sam Quinones.

 “In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic.” – Publisher

Registration begins January 26. 

Register at Tommy Douglas branch or call 604-522-3971. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the Tommy Douglas branch info desk. 

Sunday, February 23
2:00 pm to 3:30 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. 

Sundays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 (we're closed on February 16)

No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Monday, February 24
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This is a program for Chinese families.

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

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

Mondays, January 13 to March 2
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch* - registration opens November 13

For more information please contact Teresa at: 604-318-2731

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

  

Monday, February 24
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This program is conducted in Korean

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English and Korean!

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

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

Mondays, January 6 to March 9
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

To register call or email Monica Lim: 604-358-1554 monica.lim@success.bc.ca

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

  

Monday, February 24
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walking to 2.5 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, January 6 to March 2
(No program on February 17 - library is closed for Family Day)

Monday, February 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Mondays, Jan 13 - March 9.

For more information, call 604-299-8955 or visit any branch.

Tuesday, February 25
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, January 28 to March 10

Tuesday, February 25
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborns to walking.

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, January 7 to March 3

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