Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-04-26
Tuesday, May 9
5:45 pm to 6:15 pm

Connecting with other parents and providing quality play interactions are important elements of raising happy, healthy kids.

Brentwood Community Resource Centre welcomes back Burnaby Public Library in April! Your local librarian will visit from 5:45 – 6:15 pm with a circle time designed for young children and their families. Learn a new song, have fun with words and language, and get into the bedtime reading habit early! Bring a snack or dish to share with your friends and family!

When: April 18th -May 16th, Tuesdays, drop in anytime between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (** circle time at approximately 5:45)

Where: 2nd Floor, Brentwood Community Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

Funding for this program gratefully acknowledged from the Vancouver Sun Raise-a- Reader Foundation

For more information on this and other great programs from Brentwood Community Resource Centre (YMCA) please contact: 604-473-794, brentwood@gv.ymca.ca

Wednesday, May 10
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Wednesdays, April 5 to May 10

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, May 10
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Wednesdays, April 5 to May 10

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, May 10
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!
                                                    
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab. This course is presented as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning. More programing is listed here http://bpl.bc.ca/events/burnaby-festival-of-learning.

Wednesday, May 10
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Burnaby Festival of Learning

BPL is out in your community!  We'll be hosting an information booth on our Home Library & Accessible Service department at the Community Wellness Fair for Move for Health Day in the Confederation Community Centre (4585 Albert Street). There will be many other great displays, people and resources on hand to help you make choices to lead a healthy and active life.  Come by and ask us questions!

Our Home Library & Accessible Sevice department strives to meet the diverse needs of our patrons and provides assistance through specialized services and adaptive technology.  We provide access to library material in different formats to suit reading needs and home delivery to Burnaby residents who are unable to come to the library due to health or limited mobility.  

For more information about this event, visit Community Outreach or contact Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-436-5426.

The Community Wellness Fair is offered as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning, a week-long celebration of learning presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby.  To see a complete directory of events throughout Burnaby, visit the Burnaby Festival of Learning website. 

Wednesday, May 10
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Need space for exam cram? Stop by Burnaby Public Library's Teen Homework Club. Teens grades 8 – 12 can come study, work on projects, and use our resources at this dedicated drop-in study session. Homework Club is located near Cameron Branch in the Cameron Recreation Centre's Juniper Room.

The program is a free, drop-in program. No registration required.
Please note the Homework Club is not a tutoring service.

Thursday, May 11
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, April 20 to May 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, May 11
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Age: 3 to 5 years.

Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Thursdays, April 13 to May 11

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Thursday, May 11
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, April 20 to May 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, May 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a visit by local author, Aaron Chapman for an engaging presentation on his book, The Last Gang in Town: the epic story of the police vs the Clark Park Gang.

He is a writer, historian, and musician with a special interest in the history of Vancouver after dark. 

You might know him from his other works, Liquor, Lust and the Law: The story of Vancouver's legendary Penthouse nightclub and Live at the Commodore: the story of Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom, the latter winning the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015.

Books available for purchase, cash only.

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.

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