Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-12-16
Monday, January 21
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, January 14 to March 11
(no storytime on February 18 for Family Day)

Tuesday, January 22
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, January 22 to March 5

Tuesday, January 22
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, January 15 to March 12

Tuesday, January 22
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, January 22 to March 5

Tuesday, January 22
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, January 15 to march 12

Tuesday, January 22
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on December 27 at 10 am.

Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

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

While we live in the present, past memories and future hopes are nevertheless entangled in our minds and experiences. Memories of hardship especially can remain and haunt us. Year after year, we continue to face and accumulate memories of natural disasters and social injustices worldwide. Human tragedies have effects at many levels, on individuals, families, and society. In this presentation, we will discuss how some of the hardships of past memories such as resilient stories of the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and Japanese Canadian injustice (1942-1949) have begun to give rise to hope and strength in people. During this presentation, participants are welcome to share their liminal stories.

About the presenter:

Yoriko Gillard is an instructor of Japanese at Capilano Unversity. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Language and Literacy Education at UBC who believes in the importance of narratives in education. While teaching Japanese language, Japanese culture and art through a variety of creative practices in various educational communities, she tries to connect with people in reciprocal, respectful, affectionate, and trustful relationships, the Kizuna way. Kizuna is a Japanese word that connotes strong feelings of belonging to one’s community, people, lands, and nature. The concept is well known in Japan especially ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the country in 2011. 

This event is free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at any Burnaby Public Branch, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Wednesday, January 23
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, January 23 to March 6

Wednesday, January 23
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 16 to March 13

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

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