Upcoming events & programs

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Thursday, July 6
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, July 6
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

The Metrotown branch will be hosting Reading Buddies Thursdays, July 6 – August 3 from 1 – 2:30pm. Teens are expected to attend all five session.

Interested teens should submit their applications by Thursday, June 1 to any Burnaby Public Library information desk. Application forms are available to print here. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the Metrotown branch. Interviews will take place Thursday, June 8 from 4 – 6pm and Friday, June 9 from 4 – 6pm.

Successful applicants are expected to attend a mandatory training Thursday, June 15 from 4 - 6pm at the Metrotown branch.

Teens grades 9 – 12 are welcome to apply. For more information on Reading Buddies please visit the Reading Buddies webpage.

Thursday, July 6
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

readingPlease note that the program is now full. We will be accepting a limited number of participants on a wait list.

When & Where: 
Thursdays, July 6 to August 3

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm 
Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for reading practice in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

Children must be entering grade 2, 3 or 4 in September. Registered children must attend all five sessions, Thursdays July 6 to August 3 from 1:15 – 2:00pm. 

Register in person at the Metrotown branch, located at 6100 Willingdon Ave.
The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Thursday, June 1.

Call 604-436-5420 for more information.

Thursday, July 6
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages: 5 to 12

Bring your swimsuit, lifejacket, and snorkeling gear (optional!) as we all work together to make an underwater scene you can “swim” though, using props and recycled materials.  And don’t forget a camera to take your photo!

Caregivers must accompany children under 10.

Drop in – space is limited, please arrive early.

Thursday, July 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Congratulations on making two charity blankets with the red and white theme to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!   

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Friday, July 7
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Ages: 8 and up

Start your morning off right with a walk around the park to look for birds. You may see hummingbirds, thrushes, warblers, flycatchers and more. BPL librarian and experienced birder Neill Vanhinsberg will lead the group and give tips on viewing birds in Burnaby parks.

Bring your own binoculars if you have them and meet at the Dragon in Cameron Park (located near Cameron Street). The walk may include stairs and cover a long distance. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring any walking aids needed.

Register online  or by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at the library. Event is weather permitting and subject to change.

Friday, July 7
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Choose either:
9:30am - 11am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Fridays, June 30 to September 01
*(no class on August 18)*

Age: 0 - 5 years

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch*

For more information call: Lynn Lin 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

Friday, July 7
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

BPL is out in your community!  We'll be hosting a Pop-Up Library at Burnaby Village Museum on Fridays in July: look for us at Vorce Station.  A Pop-Up Library is a small, satellite library where visitors can browse, borrow, and return library material.  We'll have books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card!

For more information about our visits in the community, visit Community Outreach or contact Tommy Douglas Library, at 604-522-3971. 

Friday, July 7
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, July 7 to August 11

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

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Friday, July 7
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, July 7 to August 11

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

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955

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