Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-03-22
Wednesday, March 27
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

3 eggs with question marks on them

Ages 6 to 12

Drop in and invent! We give you a mystery box of materials and a funny problem. You build something to solve the problem.

No registration. Please arrive before 2:30 (space is limited, so come at 2:00 if you can).

All kids need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-436-5420 or e-mail JuvRef@bpl.bc.ca.

Thursday, March 28
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Go on an underwater adventure! Make your very own jelly fish, octopus, boat, and more!

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.

Thursday, March 28
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Drop-in! No registration required.

Come early! Space is limited.
Children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

112 minutes.

Rated G. Common Sense Media recommends for ages 8 years and up.

Friday, March 29
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5 and up

Wednesdays and Fridays are crafternoons!

Drop by any time between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

No registration required. Children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

March 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th

Friday, March 29
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for the film screening of Up.

78-year-old Carl Fredricksen used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. After she passed away, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. He soon discovers that Russell, a Wilderness Explorer Scout, has stowed away. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for, but more importantly they discover that they need each other.*

This film is rated G and it is recommended for children 6 and up (Common Sense Media). The movie is 98 min

The program is free but space is limited. Please arrive before 2:00pm. Doors will open at 1:50pm. Parents and/or caretakers must accompany children under 10.

* Synopsis modified from DVD description.  

Saturday, April 6
10:30 am to 2:00 pm

The Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Burnaby Public Library and the City of Burnaby presents the Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition, as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month. Join us for an informative, fun-filled event. Enter a bridge in the competition or simply visit the free event for an exciting day of activities.

The event will be held at Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. in Burnaby.

To register and find out more information, please visit www.egbc.ca/events/events/2019/BN1APR19. After you have registered, bring a printed or digital copy of your registration form to the Children's Library at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch anytime between March 9 and March 23, to pick up your official bridge building kit.

Saturday, April 6
11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Ages: 8 to 12 years old

Come out and play with Spheros and Little Bits in an supportive learning environment that encourages experimentation and teamwork. ​

Registration is required and space is limited.  Register online, at the information desk or by phone at 604-421-5454

This children's program is free. Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.