Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-04-27
Friday, April 28
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing - perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Fridays, March 31 to May 12
(No storytime April 14, Library closed)

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Friday, April 28
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Board games and snacks will be provided. For youth grades 6 to 9. The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL information desk.

Saturday, April 29
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children.

Saturdays, April 8 to May 27

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, April 29
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

Saturdays, April 22 to May 27

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturday, April 29
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 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.

Winter Dates:
Saturdays, April 8 to May 13

Saturday, April 29
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Read this month's chosen title, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (the nonfiction book upon which the new movie was based), and then come hang out with fellow book lovers at Cameron Branch on April 29th to discuss the book with a BPL librarian.Hidden Figures

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

The book club is free, but space is limited. Please register online, or call or visit the information desk at any BPL branch. Bring a copy of your registration confirmation email to the Cameron Branch to pick up your copy of the book.

We will be meeting in the Willow Room in the Cameron Recreation Complex.

Our next meetings will be Saturday May 20 and June 17, from 3-4:30 pm.

Questions? Call 604-421-5454.

Monday, May 1
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Mondays, May 1 to June 12
*no session May 22 - Library closed for Victoria Day*

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
PH#: 778 782 3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca
www.informationchildren.com

Monday, May 1
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Mondays, April 4 to May 30
*no session April 17 - Easter*
*no session May 22 - Victoria Day*

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, May 1
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the City of Burnaby Emergency Management Department are presenting this workshop.

Earthquakes and other natural disasters can happen without warning. They take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, house fires, earthquakes, etc.You and your family can stay safe during these emergencies, with the help from the City. Ensure that you, your family, and neighborhood are prepared before disaster strikes. Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies, and develop a family reunion plan. In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

Free, but space is limited. Please register online or by calling the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, May 2
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 9

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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