Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-22
Saturday April 27th in the Cedar Room
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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Jane Appleby is a Burnaby artist who paints with lyrical expression that captures the visual music of the landscape with bold lines. Her love of life and vigour encourages other to also create in their own unique ways. Join her for a morning of guided sketching.

Paper and pencils will be provided. 

The workshop will start in the Cedar Room of the Cameron Recreation Complex, but may move outdoors, weather permitting.  Dress accordingly.  You may want to bring a folding chair.  

Register online or at a BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-421-5454.

Saturday, April 27
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, April 13 to May 18

Saturday, April 27
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, April 13 to May 25

 

Saturday, April 27
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Drop into our Tech Café and discover a world of online information brought to you by Burnaby Public Library.

Did you know that BPL has online resources such as:

Ebooks and digital audiobooks
E-magazines and newspapers
Music streaming
Online language learning
Online software and technology tutorials
Online auto repair

And more!

We will be showcasing many of our online resources. Come and see us, learn about what is available to you and find out more at your library!

April and May Cafés will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2:30 to 4:30; Saturday, Apri 27, 2:30 to 4:30 and Thursday, May 9, 2:30 to 4:30. 

Sunday, April 28
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Three ikebana arrangements

In honour of the upcoming Asian Heritage Month (May), the Library is pleased to present Joan Fairs, local businesswoman and Sangetsu Sensei (teacher). Joan received her certification in floral design from the Sangetsu School of Ikebana in Japan as well as from Kwantlen Polytech University in Commercial Floristry.

You will have an opportunity to learn what is ikebana and have time to make your own arrangement.

Registration is required and seating is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to register, please call: 604-522-3971 or register online.

Monday, April 29
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, April 1 to May 27
No storytime on April 22 for Easter
No storytime on May 20 for Victoria Day

Monday, April 29
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Caregivers can join the fun too!

Monday, April 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for this presentation put on in partnership with the Burnaby Division of Family Practice. Dr. Wong, popular Burnaby Now columnist, will discuss:

  • How to work with your doctor to achieve your goals
  • The key information you need to know about every prescription, test and treatment.
  • What you should know about your medical history.
  • Screening tests – What tests do you need and when?

Please register online, at any BPL information desk, or by phoning 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, April 30
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

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. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesdays, April 9 to May 7

Tuesday, April 30
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 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, April 9 to May 21

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