Upcoming events & programs

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Thursday, May 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a visit by local author, Aaron Chapman for an engaging presentation on his book, The Last Gang in Town: the epic story of the police vs the Clark Park Gang.

He is a writer, historian, and musician with a special interest in the history of Vancouver after dark. 

You might know him from his other works, Liquor, Lust and the Law: The story of Vancouver's legendary Penthouse nightclub and Live at the Commodore: the story of Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom, the latter winning the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015.

Books available for purchase, cash only.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Friday, May 12
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, March 31 to May 12 (No program on April 14 - Libary is closed for Good Friday)

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, May 12
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Stop by the Pop-Up Library at the River to Sea Regional Heritage Fair, Burnaby Village Museum!

From BVM:

A Heritage Fair is similar to a science fair, except that students do their projects on Canadian history and heritage.  Teachers and parents of grade 4 to 10 students from Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities are encouraged to organize a class- or school-based fair, from which participants are selected for the Rivers to Sea Regional Heritage Fair.  At the Regional Fair, students will be interviewed and their entries adjudicated by a panel of community judges. All students are recognized for their participation. Several projects are chosen to represent the Rivers to Sea Regional Heritage Fair at the Provincial Heritage Fair.

For information on how to participate, please contact the Heritage Fair Coordinator at 604-297-4560.

The Burnaby Village Museum is located at 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, (604) 297-4565.  Museum gate admission is free. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, May 12
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, March 31 to May 12 (No program on April 14 - Libary is closed for Good Friday)

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, May 12
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

ECD storytimeNote: signups are closed, but a waitlist is available. Please contact us 604-436-5420 or JuvRef@bpl.bc.ca for more information.

This program is presented by the Children's Librarians of Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the MOSAIC Newcomers Centre for Children and Families. Learn from experienced children's librarians how to present a great storytime for your group or child!

Find out all the tricks, check out recommended books, learn more about using the library with your group, and sign up for a group loan card (ECE workers only).  Official certificates for participants will be available.

Space is limited, please register online starting April 10 or call Bob Prittie Metrotown Library Children's Department at 604-436-5420 to reserve a spot in this program.

This program is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby. To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website.     

Friday, May 12
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.

Saturday, May 13th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Knit_socks_with_flowers_resizedCome and work on your crafty projects.

We are beginning to make another charity blanket to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!  Please make sure that your red and/or white, knitted or crocheted acrylic squares are 8" x 8" so that no adjustments are needed while sewing up the blanket.  Also, please weave in the ends and, preferably, blocked to size before donating.  Bring in all your squares by May 13 so that we can sew the squares together by mid-June. 63 squares will be perfect!

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.

Saturday, May 13
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, May 13
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, May 13
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

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