Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-03-24
Wednesday, April 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown 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 conversation. The circle will be held every Wednesday evening from March 1 - April 26 (9 sessions)  No registration is required.  Drop in and join us for this FREE program!

Wednesday, April 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mango LanguagesNaxos Music LibraryDid you know you can learn dozens of languages, including English, and listen to streamed jazz and classical music - all for free, with Burnaby Public Library's apps? Come find out how. If time allows, students who took the first class on March 22 can also get further help with e-books and audiobooks.

This is the third in a three-part series of classes on BPL's apps. We recommend that you sign up for the other classes as well: E-books and Audiobooks on March 22, and Magazines and Newspapers on March 29.

Bring your device(s) to class - tablets, iPads, smart phones, laptops. Before you come to class, please charge your devices and make sure you know the accounts and passwords you will need to download apps or install programs on your device(s); for example, your Apple ID or Google Play Store account email and password.

Class will be held in the Cameron Recreation Complex's Juniper Room.

FREE but space is limited to 10 participants for this hands-on class. Register online, by calling 604 421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Thursday, April 6
10:00 am to 10:45 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,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, April 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,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, April 6
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

WHAT IS MENTORING WITH MATH?
• Mentoring with Math is an after-school program for boys and girls in grades 3-7
who are struggling with math.
• Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable.
• Mentors are mostly SFU students and have been recruited by Big Brothers.
• Each session is 1.5 hours - the first hour is focused on math, while the last portion is
spent building a friendship between the child and mentor through play.
• Snacks and tasty treats are provided

PROGRAM DETAILS
WHEN: 4:00 to 5:30pm Thursdays, February 2nd to April 6th (No Program March 16 for Spring Break)
WHERE: McGill Library, Burnaby
COST: This is a FREE program for children who need math support but do not have
access to paid tutoring.

REGISTER:
ONLINE at https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/get-involved/find-a-mentor/mentoring-with-math/

Or CONTACT Victoria at
victoria.lo@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca | 778.888.8779

Presented by Big Brothers of Greater Vanouver

Thursday, April 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 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.

Friday, April 7
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, April 7
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, April 7
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, April 8
10:30 am to 4:00 pm

 Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Burnaby Public Library, and Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services present the 2017 Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest. Contestants construct bridges at home using a specific set of materials, then bring them to the event to see how much pressure their bridges can withstand. There will be prizes, and many other free, fun engineering related activities for the whole family.

The event will be held at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave.

How to take part: Go in person to the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., between March 6 and April 2 to register and pick up a bridge-building supply kit. There is a limited number of kits so sign up as early as possible! You may sign up as a group with not more than 5 members. All participants must be current elementary or secondary school students.

Register only if you are sure you can participate and attend the event. Before receiving a kit, all participants are required to sign a completion form agreeing to the return of a finished bridge product. All bridges are expected to be designed and constructed by student participants, not by adults.

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