Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-01-18
Saturday January 28
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, January 14 to March 4

Saturday, January 28
2:00 pm to 3:00 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, January 30
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Helping Our Children to Grow Through the Early Years (1-5 years)

Mondays, January 23 to March 6
*No session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

This discussion based supportive series is for anyone who has ever wanted to talk about the job of parenting in a small group setting with other parents. Topics covered will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Some examples of topics covered are: managing temper tantrums, discipline vs. punishment, parent emotions, coping with the stress, and parent self-care. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for parents of young children to discuss their concerns and share their successes and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

Pre-registration required. Space limited. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
778-782-3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca


Monday, January 30
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, January 30
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, January 16 to March 6
*no session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, January 30
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet.The first class is Monday, January 23  1:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Tuesday, January 3  at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Monday, January 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

You may also wish to sign up for this program: Wednesday, February 8: Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements 

If you do NOT have dependents, we have this program for you on Monday, February 13: Wills for people WITHOUT dependents. Please bear in mind that this presentation will be almost the same as the program as "Wills for People WITH dependents", wills are for the most part are similar regardless of whether you have or don't have dependents. We differentiate the two to allow for focused questions. 

It can be challenging when drafting a will. What are some of the issues you need to be aware of to best utilize your time when speaking to a professional? Join us to hear David Watts, Notary Public for what's sure to be a very informative presentation for those who are planning to draft a will and have dependents (estranged or otherwise).

Vancouver notary David Watts attended Langara College and the University of British Columbia, where he received his Bachelor of Commerce. David completed the Notary Public Education Program, receiving his Commission to begin practice as a Notary Public in 2006. David has been a director of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia since September 2011.

This event is offered in cooperation with the People's Law School.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with 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.

Tuesday, January 31
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 21

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

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. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, January 31
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Tuesdays, January 31 to March 7

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

Tuesday, January 31
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays, January 17 to March 7

For more information, call 604-421-5454.