Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-17
Friday, January 31
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

LessJoin Burnaby Public Library and the Health Initiative for Men for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer.

“Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.” – Publisher

This program is intended for self-identified male participants. The group focuses on novels that are by queer authors or about LGBTQIA2S+ themes. Registration for this program opens on December 27.

Register at Bob Prittie Metrotown or call 604-436-5400. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the second floor Reference Desk. 

Health Initiative for Men

Saturday, February 1
10:00 am to 10:45 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 18 to March 7

 

February 1, 2020
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. No registration required.

Saturdays - Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, June 6.

For more information, call 604-421-5454 or the Information Desk.

Saturday, February 1
10:30 am to 11:00 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: 604-421-5454.

Saturdays, February 1 to February 29

Saturday, February 1
11:00 am to 11:30 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.

For more information call: 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, January 4 to February 22

Saturday, February 1
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 18 to March 7

 

Saturday, February 1
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!

No registration required.

Saturday, February 1
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

*FULL* Please call 604-522-3971 or visit Tommy Douglas Library to be added to the waitlist.

Ages 7 to 9

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a robot toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a fun game.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Saturday, February 1
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, February 1
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

friends playing chess

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.

Saturdays, January 18 to March 7

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