Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-22
Wednesday, January 22
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.

This month, we'll watch and discuss TED talks on Overcoming Depression. Feeling the January blues? You're not alone. Come join us!

This program takes place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library. 

Free but space is limited. Register online, in person at any branch, or call 604-421-5454.

Wednesday, January 22
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

Wednesdays, January 29, February 5,12,19,26, March 4,11,18,25

For more information call 604-436-5400.

Friday, January 24
10:15 am to 11:45 am

Fridays, January 17 to February 21 (6 sessions)

This program is for Chinese-speaking parents, grandparents, or caregivers with children 0 to 6 years old.

This program offers:

-Better understanding of children's developmental needs
-Positive parenting
-Stress reduction strategies for parents/caregivers
-Sharing of child care experiences

Registration is required. Limited to twelve families (first priority is given to families that live in Burnaby)

To register please contact Teresa:
604-318-2731
teresa.hsieh@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

  

January 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

OH NO!  The library is closed and you and your family/friends are stuck inside!  Use your mystery-solving skills to escape!

Sign up as a group (up to 8 people) or just your family (we might pair you up with another trapped family).  Work your way through the closed library using book knowledge, library skills, and puzzle logic to escape.

Suitable for families with children 8+ years old, enthusiastic younger siblings are welcome but keep in mind that puzzles will be challenging.

Registration required - in person at the Cameron Branch or call 604-421-5454.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your start time as we will not be able to accomodate late comers.

Registration starts January 6, 2020.

Saturday, January 25
9:20 am to 11:50 am

Need help with a computer, device or website?  Sign up for a One-to-One Tech help session!

Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance, as well as an introduction to the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library laptop. Please register for your session in person at the Cameron Library Information Desk or by calling 604-421-5454.

Held in the Cedar Room, Cameron Recreation Complex, across the hall from the Cameron Library.

Saturday, January 25
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)’ by Hazel Jane Plante.

“The playful and poignant novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) sifts through a queer trans woman's unrequited love for her straight trans friend who died. A queer love letter steeped in desire, grief, and delight, the story is interspersed with encyclopedia entries about a fictional TV show set on an isolated island. The experimental form functions at once as a manual for how pop culture can help soothe and mend us and as an exploration of oft-overlooked sources of pleasure, including karaoke, birding, and butt toys.” – Publisher

Registration begins December 20.

Register at Bob Prittie Metrotown or call 604-436-5400. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Sunday, January 26
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Born a CrimeJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about Trevor Noah’s book 'Born a Crime.'

“Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.” – Publisher

Registration begins December 27. 

Register at Tommy Douglas branch or call 604-522-3971. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the Tommy Douglas branch info desk. 

Sunday, January 26
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, January 27
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, January 27
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

  

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