Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-17
Saturday, February 1
2:30 pm to 4:40 pm

Drop into our Tech Café and discover a world of online information brought to you by Burnaby Public Library. 

Did you know that BPL has online resources such as:

  - Ebooks and digital audiobooks
  - E-magazines and newspapers
  - Music streaming
  - Online language learning
  - Online software and technology tutorials
  - Online auto repair

And more!

We will be showcasing many of our online resources. Come and see us, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

Drop In Dates: February 1, March 19, April 25, May 21

Saturday, February 1
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED - NOW OPEN*

Ages 10 to 12

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

Sunday, February 2
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. 

Sundays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 (we're closed on February 16)

No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Monday, February 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This is a program for Chinese families.

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

Limit to 12 families (first priority for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list.)

Mondays, January 13 to March 2
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch* - registration opens November 13

For more information please contact Teresa at: 604-318-2731

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services and is funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development

  

Monday, February 3
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This program is conducted in Korean

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English and Korean!

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

Limit to 12 families (first priority for those families who live in Burnaby and haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list.)

Mondays, January 6 to March 9
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

To register call or email Monica Lim: 604-468-6064 monica.lim@success.bc.ca

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services and is funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development

  

Monday, February 3
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walking to 2.5 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 6 to March 2
(No program on February 17 - library is closed for Family Day)

Monday, February 3
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library and the BC Residential Tenancy Branch for this interactive session on what you need to know about renting. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions using your real-life examples. Free but seating is limited.Registration is required. Please register online or at any BPL information desk or by phoning 604-436-5400

Monday, February 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Mondays, Jan 13 - March 9.

For more information, call 604-299-8955 or visit any branch.

Monday, February 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

TED TalksIn this discussion series, we’ll watch two or three short TED talk videos on a specific topic, followed by a lively and stimulating discussion facilitated by a librarian.

In this month's TED Talk discussion circle, we'll consider what it means to succeed, and how that influences our interactions with others -- for better or worse.

This program takes place in the Adult Program Room of the Tommy Douglas branch.

Free but space is limited. Register online, in person at any branch, or call 604-522-3971.

Tuesday, February 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 to 3 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 28 to March 10

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