Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-17
Friday, January 24
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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

Friday, January 24
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Age: 3 to 6 years

Join us for silly songs, great stories, and fun with new friends. Caregivers need to attend with children. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Fridays, January 10 to February 21

For more information, call 604-436-5420

January 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

OH NO!  The library is closed and you and your family/friends are stuck inside!  Use your mystery-solving skills to escape!

Sign up as a group (up to 8 people) or just your family (we might pair you up with another trapped family).  Work your way through the closed library using book knowledge, library skills, and puzzle logic to escape.

Suitable for families with children 8+ years old, enthusiastic younger siblings are welcome but keep in mind that puzzles will be challenging.

Registration required - in person at the Cameron Branch or call 604-421-5454.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your start time as we will not be able to accomodate late comers.

Registration starts January 6, 2020.

Saturday, January 25
9:20 am to 11:50 am

Need help with a computer, device or website?  Sign up for a One-to-One Tech help session!

Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance, as well as an introduction to the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library laptop. Please register for your session in person at the Cameron Library Information Desk or by calling 604-421-5454.

Held in the Cedar Room, Cameron Recreation Complex, across the hall from the Cameron Library.

Saturday, January 25
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, January 18 to March 7

 

Saturday, January 25
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)’ by Hazel Jane Plante.

“The playful and poignant novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) sifts through a queer trans woman's unrequited love for her straight trans friend who died. A queer love letter steeped in desire, grief, and delight, the story is interspersed with encyclopedia entries about a fictional TV show set on an isolated island. The experimental form functions at once as a manual for how pop culture can help soothe and mend us and as an exploration of oft-overlooked sources of pleasure, including karaoke, birding, and butt toys.” – Publisher

Registration begins December 20.

Register at Bob Prittie Metrotown or call 604-436-5400. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Saturday, January 25
11:00 am to 11:30 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.

For more information call: 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, January 4 to February 22

Saturday, January 25
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, January 18 to March 7

 

Saturday, January 25
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

friends playing chess

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, January 26
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Born a CrimeJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about Trevor Noah’s book 'Born a Crime.'

“Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.” – Publisher

Registration begins December 27. 

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. 

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