Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-22
Tuesday, April 30
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included. Fun, free, and informative!

Tuesday mornings: April 16 to May 28
(No session May 7th)

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Some child-minding is avaliable.

To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca
www.informationchildren.com

Tuesday, April 30
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

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, April 2 to May 28

Tuesday, April 30
11:00 am to 11:45 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
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 12 months.

Join us for Baby Storytime! Songs, tickles, stories and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

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

Tuesday, April 30
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ 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, April 2 to May 28

Tuesday, April 30
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Ages: 8 to 12

Experiment and learn in an interactive technology program featuring Osmo. Play with shapes, numbers and letters using hands-on learning tools and an educational app.

Parents and caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Registration opens on April 9.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, April 30
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Cut down on your food bills by creating an edible garden! You can grow nutritious plants, herbs and flowers on balconies or in small yards. Grow your own salad by planting lettuce, peppers and tomatoes with herbs like basil, parsley and thyme, and strawberries for garnish. Plant what you like to eat and your enthusiasm will grow with your plants! Guest speakers are members of the South Burnaby Garden Club. Bring your questions.This program does not include hands on planting. Please register online, at any BPL information desk or by phone at 604-436-5400. 

Tuesday, April 30
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Book Cover The Line Becomes a RiverJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘The Line Becomes A River’ by Francisco Cantu.

“Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Francisco Cantú joins the Border Patrol. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line.” – Publisher

Registration for this program opens on March 26.  Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, March 26 to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk.  Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Tuesday, April 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." This quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin is a good reminder for everyone to learn about the basics of taxes, insurance and estate planning to get your financial household in order as a part of your end of life plans.

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a "grab and go" approach - grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas and resources.

Please register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-522-3971.

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Wednesday, May 1
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies 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.

Wednesdays, April 10 to May 8

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