Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-12-16
Tuesday, March 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It's never too early for parents or caregivers to learn some easy to implement techniques to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending.

Schools are not able to spend a lot of time on this subject and it's an important skill kids will use for the rest of their lives. Why don't you join us and get the basics to set up a good financial foundation for your child(ren)!

NOTE: This presentation is for parents.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

Wednesday, March 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on, "Who are allies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and how can they help aid the process of understanding Indigenous issues? What does building an improved understanding look like to you?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.

Thursday, March 28
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Join us for this free talk presented by Allyson McGrane in partnership with Capilano University as part of the Capilano University Lecture Series. 

Recently, Allyson led a 17 day trip to Taiwan, China and Singapore with the 17 member Turning Point Ensemble followed by the international co-production of a world premiere opera in the Czech Republic (which was performed in Vancouver only a few months later). Allyson will share ideas and thoughts about working with artists of other cultures and in other languages.

Allyson McGrane is a Vancouver-based arts producer, Allyson has worked iwth hundreds of local, national and international performing artitsts. Recent projects with the Turning Point Ensemble have taught her a great deal about making international connections as both a host and a guest.  In addition to hosting artists here in Vancouver, Allyson has also taken artists on the road.

This event is free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at any Burnaby Public Branch, or by calling 604-299-8955.

Friday, March 29
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For youth grades 6 to 9.

Join us for a special edition of our regular board games night for teens and tweens. This Spring Break Gameface, play the games you like AND compete for the chance to win a board game to take home!

Gameface takes place at McGill on the last Friday of the month, nine months out of the year. Board games are provided, and helpers are on hand to guide you through any new ones you'd like to try.

This is a free drop-in program.

Saturday, March 30
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

Saturdays, March 2 to April 6

For more information call: 604-299-8955.

Saturday, April 6
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

Saturdays, March 2 to April 6

For more information call: 604-299-8955.

Saturday, April 13
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

This program takes place on a Saturday once a month: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11

At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library: Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca

Wednesday, April 17
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Practice your English and meet other people in a friendly, relaxed environment at Cameron library. Each session, we will read a short story or news article together and discuss it in small groups. No preparation is required, but adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group discussions. Please join us!

This program is FREE but space is limited, so register online, in person at any BPL information desk, or by phoning 604-421-5454. This program will take place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre.

ESL Reading Circle

Wednesday, April 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on "How and where do you enjoy art?" with Moderator Manav Sekhri.

Wednesday, April 24
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on, "Deconstructing FOBS: what does it mean to be "fresh off the boat"? What are the effects of this dialogue surrounding immigrants and people of colour? Who benefits from this type of language and how?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.

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