Upcoming events & programs

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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
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

Friday, July 7
2:00 pm to 3:30 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.

TheTommy Douglas Library branch will be hosting Reading Buddies Fridays, July 7 – August 4 from 2:00 – 3:30pm. 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.

Friday, July 7
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

readingWhen & Where: 
Fridays, July 7 to August 4

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway

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 in grade 2, 3 or 4. Registered children must attend all five sessions, Fridays July 7 to August 4. 

Register in person at the Tommy Douglas branch, located at 7311 Kingsway. The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Thursday, June 1. 

Call 604-297-4825 for more information.

Friday July 7
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years.

Travel around the world with us as we share longer folktales for older kids. We'll take a "walk on the wild side" in lots of countries and end the evening with a craft.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Fridays, July 7 to August 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, July 8
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, July 8 to August 12

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturday, July 8
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, July 8 to July 29

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Saturday, July 8
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, July 8 to August 12

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, July 8
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.

Summer Dates:
Saturdays, July 8 to August 19

Sunday, July 9
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us at the Symphony in the Park preshow and visit the Pop-Up Library!  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.  In addition to this, we will have a free and fun button making craft for the kids to enjoy!

From The City of Burnaby:

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs its annual free outdoor concert showcasing the beauty of Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park. The crowd-pleasing program of light classics and popular favourites is always a coveted and not to be missed highlight of the summer!

Come early, bring a blanket or chair and a picnic and settle in for a wonderful evening with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Just a reminder that parking in the vicinity is limited, so alternate transportation is recommended.

Free admission and everyone is welcome!  Located at the Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby.

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