Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-22
Friday, May 3
9:45 am to 4:15 pm

If you need some basic computer help, you've come to the right place. Drop by the One-to-One Tech help sessions for the support you need. We are happy to help you with your basic tech needs, as well as introduce you to our online resources! Bring in your own device, or we will use library equipment.  Book a 30 minutes slot with a librarian for personalized assistance with your computer needs.

Please register by phone at 604-436-5400 or in person at Bob Prittie Metrotown, Reference desk.

Friday, May 3
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, April 5 to May 17
(Library Closed April 19 for Good Friday)

Friday, May 3
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, April 5 to May 17
(Library closed April 19 for Good Friday)

Friday, May 3
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, and silly songs - perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Fridays, April 5 to May 3

Friday, May 3
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Crazy Rich Asians (2018).

Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) for sexual and coarse language and scenes of nudity. It has a runtime of 2 hours.

Drop in, no registration required. For more information call : 604-522-3971, or ask at any information desk. 

Saturday, May 4
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Celebrate Star Wars Day and the Burnaby Festival of Learning with special family activities all day long. Learn to make Star-wars themed origami, join in the Star Wars storytimes, take a picture in costume at the photo booth, program Sphero robots, find the scavenger hunt clues, and watch a Star Wars movie. Burnaby Festival of Learning

9:15-10:15 Learn to make Star Wars Origami. Ages 6 through adult, registration required. Cedar Room.

10 - 4 Star Wars Photo Booth and Scavenger Hunt. Get your picture taken in Star Wars costume with an alien musician from the Cantina Band, then look for Star Wars clues. Drop in. Lobby and Library.

10:15-11 Star Wars Man in the Moon. Storytime for babies and toddlers with their male caregivers. Drop in. Library.

10:30-11:30 Learn to make Star Wars Origami. Ages 6 through adult, registration required. Cedar Room.

11:30-12 Star Wars Family Craft: Light Sabers. Ages 4 through adult. Drop in. Library.

12:30-1:30 Techplay with Spheros: learn to program a round robot! Ages 7-12, registration required. Juniper Room.

2:00-4:30 Movie screening: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rated PG-13, recommended for ages 10+. 152 min. Drop in. Juniper Room.

May the 4th Be With You! Star Wars Day at the Library

Saturday, May 4
9:15 am to 10:15 am

Star Wars OrigamiCome celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You) and the Burnaby Festival of Learning by learning to make Star Wars Origami. This session will be repeated at 10:30 am. The workshop will be held in the Cameron Recreation Centre's Cedar Room.

Aiko Matsushiba has been certified by the Nippon Origami Association as an origami instructor and will be leading this session. She has held workshops at various community and resources centres as well as cultural events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Appropriate for ages 6 through adult. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but seating is limited to 20 participants. Register online or at any BPL information desk. Registration opens Apr 1. For more details, call 604-421-5454.Star Wars Origami

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Saturday, May 4
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, April 27 to May 25

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 604-522-3971.

Saturday, May 4
10:15 am to 11:00 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.

Saturdays, April 6 to May 4

For more information call: 604-421-5454.

Saturday, May 4
10:30 am to 12:45 pm

In honour of Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

Years before he met Luke and Leia, before he helped overthrow the Emperor, Han Solo started where all heroes start: at the bottom. Join your most favorite scoundrel in the galaxy on an adventure you'll never forget! Throughout his death-defying adventures among the criminal scum of the Star Wars Universe, Han will meet the one who will become his closest ally, Chewbacca! Watch as Han matches wits with the infamous gambler Lando! Follow Han on the journey that will put him on course to his destiny.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) for scenes of violence and suitable for children over the age of 10 (Common Sense Media). It has a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

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