Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-10-16
Thursday, October 17
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2055 Rosser Avenue (at the corner of Lougheed)

Burnaby Public Library will be at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre every Thursday from 1:00-7:00 pm from September 19 to November 28. 

Come chat with us, get a library card, check out books, ask questions and more.

Everyone is welcome and special activities are scheduled during these times:

We’ll have an all ages storytime every week at 4:00 pm.
Sept 19: Community drop in
Sept 26: Community drop in 
Oct 3: BPL online resources and ebooks 
Oct 10: BPL online resources and ebooks
Oct 17: Community drop in
Oct 24: Community drop in 
Oct 31: Conversations with a community librarian (feel free to visit in your Halloween costume)
Nov 7: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 14: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 21: BPL online resources and ebooks
Nov 28 : BPL online resources and ebooks


We look forward to meeting you!

Saturday, October 19
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

*REGISTRATION NOW FULL - WAITLIST AT THE TOMMY DOUGLAS LIBRARY INFO DESK*

Ages 7 to 9

Registration is required. Please call the Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visit the info desk in person to be added to the Waitlist.

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, October 19
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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, September 28 to November 16

This session (October 19th) will be in the upstairs multipurpose room.

Saturday, October 19
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

*REGISTRATION NOW OPEN*

Ages 10 to 12

Registration is required. Please register online, by calling Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visiting the info desk in person.

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

Thursday, October 24
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2055 Rosser Avenue (at the corner of Lougheed)

Burnaby Public Library will be at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre every Thursday from 1:00-7:00 pm from September 19 to November 28. 

Come chat with us, get a library card, check out books, ask questions and more.

Everyone is welcome and special activities are scheduled during these times:

We’ll have an all ages storytime every week at 4:00 pm.
Sept 19: Community drop in
Sept 26: Community drop in 
Oct 3: BPL online resources and ebooks 
Oct 10: BPL online resources and ebooks
Oct 17: Community drop in
Oct 24: Community drop in 
Oct 31: Conversations with a community librarian (feel free to visit in your Halloween costume)
Nov 7: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 14: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 21: BPL online resources and ebooks
Nov 28 : BPL online resources and ebooks


We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, October 25
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in and play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Friday, October 25
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Caregivers can join the fun too!

Saturday, October 26
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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, September 28 to November 16

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

Boo! Make your own ghosts, spooky cards, and more! Feel free to wear your costume!

Ages 5 to 12. Program is drop In. No registration required. Please arrive before 3:45. All kids under 10 need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Monday, October 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Ages 9 to 12

Can you program your robot to the beat of the music? Show off your best moves and make Sphero dance along to a song in our dance party! You will work in pairs to create a choreography Sphero, so bring a friend to play along. Previous experience with Sphero is strongly recommended.

Registration in pairs is recommended and begins on October 1. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the Children’s Library or call 604-436-5420 to register.

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