Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-07-22
Wednesday, July 24
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This workshop is for teens entering grades 8-12. 

Learn the basics of bookbinding by sewing your own notebook with beautiful Japanese papers. You will be introduced to bookbinding tools and materials, and other techniques. Basic bookbinding can be learned by everyone, especially if you want to DIY your own notebook for journaling, sketching, or your next school project! If you are a stationery lover, don't miss out on this opportunity.

The workshop will be led by Chanel Ly, a book artist based in Vancouver. You can check out her work on Instagram: @bittermelonbindery.

Registration is required and can be done online or in person. 
Registration opens on Friday, June 14th.

Check out more Julia's Studio workshops here.

Questions?  Contact the Teen Services Librarian at myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca, or call or text 604-314-2480. 

Friday, July 26
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

teens playing gamesFor youth grades 6 to 9.

Join us for an afternoon of board games and fun! Bring your friends or mingle with other teens at this casual board game get-together, with games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Fluxx, and more.

Gameface is a drop-in event that takes place at McGill on the last Friday of the month, nine months out of the year.

Questions? Text or call 604-314-2480 or email the Teen Services Librarian at Myles.Wolfe@bpl.bc.ca.

Wednesday, July 31
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

julias studio

This workshop is for teens entering grades 8-12. 

In this workshop, we will be looking at the various forms of poetry that intertwine with storytelling. How do we express ourselves through poetry? How do we draw inspiration and respond to a world that is progressively changing? Students will have a chance to look at different poems by contemporary poets, as well as video demonstrations showing how poetry can be illustrated, visualized, and otherwise interpreted. A series of hands-on writing exercises will encourage students to tell stories by engaging with different poems, different objects, as well as experiment with writing of their own. A fun arts and crafts project will be to follow, where students will be able to turn what they’ve written into a chapbook to take home.

At 18, Isabella Wang's is the author of On Forgetting a Language, her debut poetry chapbook (Baseline Press in 2019). She is a two-time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly's Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over twenty literary journals including CV2, Geez Magazine, The Puritan, and carte blanche, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. She is studying English and World Literature at SFU, working is an assistant editor with Room Magazine, volunteering as the youth advocate for the Federation of BC Writers, and co-ordinating the bi-weekly Dead Poets Reading Series.

Registration is required and can be done online or in person. 
Registration opens on Friday, June 14th.

Check out more Julia's Studio workshops here.

Questions?  Contact the Teen Services Librarian at myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca, or call or text 604-314-2480. 

Monday, August 12
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calling all teen leaders! 

Get involved with your community by coming to a Teen Advisory Group meeting, where the teen services librarians will guide discussions about what the library could do to better serve teens in our community. From books and tech gadgets to events and study space, we’ll chat about it all over some food! A movie will follow the meeting.

Meeting and food from 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Movie from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This is a drop-in program for teens entering grades 8 – 12 and food will be provided! All teens are welcome to come to the meeting and/or the movie.

Questions? Food or movie suggestions? Text 604-314-2480, or email a teen services librarian at myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca.

Saturday, August 17
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come by and try some of the new tech equipment at the library. We have virtual reality goggles, Sphero robots, Little Bits, and much more!

 Ages 6 to adult, drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, August 21
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Meet us at the PNE Fair!

We're thrilled to participate in Library Day at the PNE Fair. Simply present a BC library card at the admission gate to recieve entry for just $6, and save $9 off the standard adult admission fee! Kids 6-13 are charge $5 and kids under the age of 5 are always free.

Come find us at the Library Zone, located near Toon City and the Snap Happy: A Do-It-Your-Selfie Experience Exhibit for some fun and free activities!

Public Library Day is brought you by Burnaby Public Library, Public Library InterLINK, and the PNE Fair.

Wednesday, September 18
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you interested in working in the trades? In this session, learn about getting started, career opportunities, apprenticeships, and what financial support is available.

Presented by Donna Henderson, Apprenticeship Advisor with the Industry Training Authority.

Register online, at any branch or call 604-522-3971