Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-25
Wednesday, April 24
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

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.

Wednesdays, April 10 to May 8

Wednesday, April 24
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, April 3 to May 15

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 24
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and also tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you want to acquire more business and technology skills then this session is for you. Please bring your own headphones.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have valid Burnaby Library card.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Monday, March 18, at 10 am.

Wednesday, April 24
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

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.

Wednesdays, April 10 to May 8

Wednesday, April 24
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!

Wednesdays, April 3 to May 15

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 24
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on, "Deconstructing FOBS: what does it mean to be "fresh off the boat"? What are the effects of this dialogue surrounding immigrants and people of colour? Who benefits from this type of language and how?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.

Wednesday, April 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. 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 conversations. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this free program! 

Wednesday, April 24
7:00 pm to 8:20 pm

There is a big variety of medicinal plants and seeds in nurseries and stores, join us for a presentation to learn how to build an apothecary garden that suits your needs.

An herbal garden can be both beautiful and useful; learn which herbs to plant, what parts of medicinal plants to harvest, and how use it safely.

Anastasiia Dushyna is a botanical pharmacology specialist with more than 11 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and knowledge of European medicinal plants.

Please register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-421-5454.

Wednesday, April 24
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Break out of your reading rut and join us for a book discussion circle with a new book each month. We will explore new fiction and non-fiction in a friendly atmosphere led by our McGill librarians.

In April we will explore the fiction title, Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: his boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. He can’t say yes–it would be too awkward–and he can’t say no–it would look like defeat. On his desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. How does he arrange to skip town to avoid the wedding? Simple – accept all the invitations.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost. Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy. - Publisher

Andrew Sean Greer is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

This program is free but space is limited. Please register in person at McGill Branch or by calling 604-299-8955. Registration for this month's discussion opens on March 27. Once registered, bring your library card to McGill Branch to pick up a copy of the book. Participants are asked to complete the book prior to the event.

Thursday, April 25
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Stories, songs, and fun to grow your child’s love of language. The first 15 minutes is for meeting other families and settling in.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays, March 28 to May 2

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