Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-01-17
Saturday, February 2
3:00 pm to 4:30 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 January 8.

Saturday, February 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

playing osmo

Ages 10 to 12

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

Come check out coding games with Osmo, an iPad compatible game that uses manipulatives to practice block coding skills.

Please note, this session is a repeat of last November's class and will be going over the same lesson plan.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Sunday, February 3
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Families, teens and adults are invited to drop in between 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm to make a lantern and welcome in the year of the pig.

Supplies are limited, please arrive early.

Ages 6 and up. No registration required.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10 years old.

Monday, February 4
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Come celebrate the Year of the Pig with fun Lunar New Year crafts! Make your very own paper lantern, dragon, and lucky envelopes.

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.

Saturday, February 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

Sunday, February 10
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages: 7 and older with adults

Come and make art at the library ... with the Burnaby Art Gallery! Tap into your imagination and get your mind humming with family-friendly art projects inspired by the art gallery's current exhibit at the Metrotown Branch. Free. Please drop in at one of these times: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, or 3:30.

Image: Candace Thayer Coe, paper marbling on handmade paper, courtesy of the artist. Photo by Blaine Campbell. 

Monday, February 11
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Ages: 7 to 9

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a small round tech toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. Make it roll around, change colours and navigate through a maze.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. 

Registration is required and opens on January 2

When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not caregiver). 

For more information call: 604-436-5420  

Monday, February 11
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Ages: 10 to 12

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a small round tech toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. Make it roll around, change colours and navigate through a maze.

Registration is required and opens on January 2

When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not caregiver). 

For more information call: 604-436-5420  

Saturday, February 16
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

Friday, February 22
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm 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.

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