Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-03-31
Friday, April 17
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, March 20 to April 24
(No session April 10 - Library closed)

For more information, call 604-436-5420

Friday, April 17
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you're interested in using your Instagram account to develop your career, this class is for you! Bring your mobile device and connect with your colleagues on one of the most popular social networks. This class will go over business accounts, strategies for increasing follower counts, managing ad campaigns, developing a visual brand and scheduling posts.

Basic computer knowledge is required. This class is limited to 12 people. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library.

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

Saturday, April 18
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning 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 4 to May 16 

Saturday, April 18
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

This program is intended for self-identified male participants.

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.

Saturdays, April 18 to May 23

Saturday, April 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Clothesline SwingJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘The Clothesline Swing’ by Danny Ramadan.

“The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.” – Publisher

Registration begins March 14. 

Register at Cameron branch or call 604-421-5454. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the Cameron branch info desk. 

Saturday, April 18
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning 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 4 to May 16 

Saturday, April 18
11:00 am to 11:30 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, February 29 to May 30

Saturday, April 18
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning 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 18 to May 23

 

Saturday, April 18
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Browse and borrow from our seed library of vegetables, herbs, and native flowering plants, and connect with fellow gardeners. We’ll also provide basic information on growing specific items and general gardening topics.

After harvest time, save your seeds and donate them back to the seed library to share with others!

Metrotown Library - First Saturday of the month.
McGill Library - Second Saturday of the month.
Cameron Library - Third Saturday of the month.
Tommy Douglas Library - Fourth Saturday of the month.

The next dates for Cameron Library are: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17.

No registration required.

Saturday, April 18
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This is a free drop-in for children of all ages and abilities together with a parent or caregiver. All families are welcome! Interpreters will be present.

This program takes place once a month on a Saturday: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, and May 9.

At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library: Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca

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