Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-08-20
Friday, September 22
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, September 22 to November 10

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

Saturday, September 23
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, September 16 to October 7

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: 604-299-8955.

Saturday, September 23
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Seaforth School, 1922Celebrate Burnaby's 125th Anniversary by watching the documentary film Gilmore Community School 1915-2015 by Burnaby filmmaker Yunuen Perez-Vertti, who will join us for the screening. Her film includes fascinating stories from former students and teachers at the school.

After the screening, we invite anyone who wishes to share your school memories with the audience (maximum 5 minutes). Your stories can be from any time, any place.

FREE but seating is limited. Please register online, in person at the library, or by calling 604 421-5454. The film will be shown in the Arbutus Seniors' Lounge in the Cameron Recreation Centre.

Presented in partnership with the Cameron Recreation Centre, the Cameron Seniors' Society, Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Village Museum.

Sunday September 24
11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Join us at Burnaby Village Museum 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:

Come celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 24!

Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a free, fun, family celebration. 

World Rivers Day fun includes entertainment, hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations. Plus, the Village and Carousel will be open. Free admission, carousel rides are $2.65 each.

Location: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, September 26th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is approaching.  What will you be wearing?  

Come work on your projects and share in the fun. Enjoy a couple hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

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.

Tuesday, September 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

It's never too early for parents or caregivers to learn some easy to implement techniques to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending.

Schools are not able to spend a lot of time on this subject and it's an important skill kids will use for the rest of their lives. Why don't you join us and get the basics to set up a good financial foundation for your child(ren)!

NOTE: This presentation is for parents.

From the presenter

Canadian households have some of the highest levels of debt in the world. The reasons are complicated and diverse however much can be attributed to the fact that people just don’t know how to manage their money.

Most of us weren’t born with money management talent, we weren’t taught by our family, and we didn’t learn in school. However, there’s hope because money management is a skill.

We need to help our children understand the benefits of smart money choices so they can go from financially fit kids to financially successful adults. We want to shed some light on the mystery of money management.

In the Raising Financially Fit Kids workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify what the consequences of not teaching children about money;
  • Recognize what kids are learning from us to create their money history;
  • Start the conversation around money values;
  • Introduce money management to your children at an appropriate age;
  • Use an allowance as a strategy to teach money skills;
  • Identify teachable moments in everyday life;
  • Help your children to save, spend and give wisely; and
  • Teach your children that money is a tool to be used wisely.

The session will give you plenty of opportunity to share your best practices as well as ask questions of other parents and the facilitator.

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. 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.

Wednesday, September 27
10:15 am to 10:45 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.

Wednesdays, September 20 to October 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, September 27
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.

Wednesdays, September 20 to October 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, September 27
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

“Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language—and her clear explanations of how to handle them.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited.  Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.  Registration for this program opens at 6:00pm on August 30th.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, August 30th to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk.  Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Between You and Me

Wednesday, September 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Get AppyDid you know you can get e-books and downloadable audiobooks for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This second class will focus on Burnaby Public Library's smaller e-book and audiobook collections: CloudLibrary, RBDigital, Safari Books Online (technical and business e-books), as well as the children's collections of Sesame Street and Tumblebooks. (Last week's class covered our largest e-book and audiobook collection, Library To Go.)

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. If you're bringing an e-reader, bring your laptop too. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

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

Coming later this fall: classes in BPL's free digital magazines and newspapers, languages and music!

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