Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-02-23
Saturday, March 9
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, March 9
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, March 9
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 on a Saturday once a month: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11

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

Saturday, March 9
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dawn Livera, artistThis is a repeat of February's program and we ask that if you have taken it, please allow another person to take this class.

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: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

Sunday, March 10
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages 8 to 10

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of littleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications.

Each child must bring an adult who will participate.

Registration is required and begins February 8.

Monday, March 11
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, March 12
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

Join us for Toddler Storytime! Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Tuesdays, January 29 to March 12

Tuesday, March 12
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, March 12
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, March 12
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 12 months.

Join us for Baby Storytime! Songs, tickles, stories and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Dcaregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971

Tuesdays, January 29 to March 12

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