Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-22
Friday, May 26
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, May 27
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 27
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 27
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

happy hands     For all ages!

     Five Saturdays:

     January 28
     February 25
     March 25
     April 22
     May 27

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. For children of all ages and abilities together with a parent or caregiver. Free – no registration required. ASL interpreters provided.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library (randi.robin@bpl.bc.ca) or Roger Chan at Family and Community Services (Roger.Chan@gov.bc.ca).

Presented through a partnership between Burnaby Public Library and Family and Community Services, Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Monday, May 29
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pop up library at WesburnBurnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and Burnaby Public Library have partnered to bring free, drop-in family fun to Wesburn Community Centre (4871 Parkwood Avenue). Drop-in anytime between 10am and 12pm for an Imagination Playground and a Pop-Up Library!

What is an Imagination Playground?
An Imagination Playground is made up of large, modular blocks that kids can stack and move around, providing an endless variety of play patterns. Let your child's creativity shape the play. Have fun and practice co-ordination and balance while enjoying the ride-on cars, slides, and more!

What is a Pop-Up Library?
A Pop-Up Library is a small satellite library that Burnaby Public Library brings into the community. You can browse, borrow, and return library material, just like in a regular library! There will be books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.

Questions? Call Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian at 604-436-5426 or Louise, Community Program Coordinator at 604-297-4572.

Monday, May 29
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

Monday, May 29
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 29
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

*** Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel this program. Please check our Events and Programs page for a rescheduled program.

It is important that everyone, from school aged children to seniors, understand that emergency preparedness is something in which we all play a very important role. Disasters take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, house fires, earthquakes, etc.

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do. Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes.

Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.

Disasters have been occurring around the globe with unprecedented frequency, bringing to the forefront the need to be prepared for disasters of all kinds. In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

With preparation, the City of Burnaby's Emergency Management Program can become more resilient to the effects of a disaster and better prepared to cope after a major disaster.

Everyone is welcome for this free program, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

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

Monday, May 29
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us in a free interactive discussion to learn about: who can sponsor and who can be sponsored, what information and documents are needed, how to apply, how long does the process take, and what are the fees.

This free workshop is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register for this workshop please call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information about this program please contact Wael Sidaros at 604-395-8000 ext. 1640 or by email at wael.sidaros@issbc.org

Monday, May 29
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This program is now FULL.

Join Laura Reid from Counter Cultures in discussion and sampling of kombucha, water kefir, ginger beer, kvass and more.

The lecture will focus on the abundance of recipes and methods, allowing participants to sample batches at various stages to further their understanding of the ferments they would like to tackle at home.

Note: This is a demonstration.

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