Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-12-15
Monday, January 6
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 1 to 3 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, January 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The BC Family Law Act places the best interests of the child first when families are going through separation and divorce.  It also clarifies parental responsibilities and the division of assets, and encourages families to resolve their disputes out of court. This information session will provide a broad overview of the act, including child and spousal support and division of property. In partnership with People's Law School.  Please register online, or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, January 7
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

Tuesday, January 7
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for a tour of job search and career materials at the library. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies and explore careers. Discover our resources on resumes, job interviews, cover letters and networking.

Tour begins on the second Floor, meeting room 2.

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

Tuesday, January 7
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2.5 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, January 7 to March 3

Wednesday, January 8
10:15 am to 10:45 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.

Wednesdays, January 8 to March 4

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, January 8
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Wednesdays, January 8 to March 4

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, January 8
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What is the Teen Advisory Group?

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a diverse, inclusive group of teens from the Burnaby community interested in championing and improving teen library services in Burnaby.  The overall goal of TAG is to help improve teen library engagement.  TAG advises plans, creates and promotes library services as the voice of the teen Burnaby community.

We are meeting at the Tommy Douglas library branch the first Wednesday of every month (unless theres a holiday!) to discuss different topics that will help us and you make changes to the library. Food will be provided during the meeting, and all teens are welcome to join us for a movie after the meeting. Teen may apply TAG service to volunteer hours.

How to Join?

All teens are welcome to join, including those who come to the library regularly and those who have never used the library before. Just drop by a meeting to see if it's for you. All teens will receive a letter confirming their community service to the library.

What qualifications do I need to be in the Teen Advisory Group?

  • Entering grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall
  • Willing to share ideas in a group
  • Willing to think about issues in your community

I have a food or movie request!

Please let Teen Services Librarian Andrea Lukic know what you'd like us to order for the meeting. Text her your suggestions at 604-314-2480.

Thursday, January 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Donna Perry, Capilano University Instructor, Human KineticsDonna Perry will serve as your guide to achieving health, happiness, and longevity through leadership resiliency. She brings a mix of psychology, sport, and health in helping people overcome challenges and live through adversity.

This session discusses building an understanding of resiliency strategies and coming out stronger in the face of adversity. You'll also learn behaviour change models and key concepts in the stages of change

By the end of the session, you'll understand when behaviours are protecting your resiliency and recognizing when they are not, and be encouraged to take action to improve your health.

This event is a part of the Capilano Universe public lecture series.

Register online, call 604-522-3971 or visit any branch.

Friday, January 10
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to 18 months.

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

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Fridays, January 10 to March 6

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