Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-12-16
Friday, January 25
6:40 pm to 8:30 pm

We <3 the 80s! Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Big (1988).

A 13-year-old boy wishes to be big-- and his wish is granted. He must live in the adult world with work and romance until he finds a cure for his 'bigness.'

This film is rated PG and has a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Saturday, January 26
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. 

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, January 12 to March 9

Saturday, January 26
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, January 22 to March 9

 

Saturday, January 26
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, January 26 to February 16

Saturday, January 26
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Please note: this program now starts at 1:00pm

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club.

This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early!

Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Fall Dates:
Saturdays, January 12 to March 9

Saturday January 26
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages: 4 and up

Burnaby Art Gallery staff will lead kids in a craft inspired the gallery’s current library exhibit.

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Sunday, January 27
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages!

Gather around for an hour of oral storytelling.

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Sunday, January 27
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Many people believe that they "cannot draw". This workshop will help you discover your own hidden drawing abilities in a playful and relaxed way. 

At this workshop you will:

  • Loosen up and convince yourself that you can draw,
  • Learn a few drawing exercises that you can do to improve your drawing skills,
  • Discover some principles and elements of art.

Dawn Livera is a Burnaby based mixed media and textile artist who believes that making art should not be the private domain of the "talented" or "learned" few. Rather, everyone should feel free to explore their own creativity without worrying about whether their art is "good enough". 

Seating is limited to 12 participants, please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

Monday, January 28
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)

Monday, January 28
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Celebrate Family Literacy Week in the library by making cool mini books, bookmarks, and storytelling dice! Use the dice to help you imagine stories to write in your new book. A collection of great books will also be available to read and check out.

Ages 5 to 12. Program is drop In. No registration required. Please arrive before 2:30. All kids under 10 need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

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