Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-06-28
Thursday, May 28
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn about the threats to your online security and how to keep your information safe when using the Internet. Whether you are experienced with using computers or a beginner, this presentation will provide you with the information you need to be safe online.

No registration required. 

Friday, May 29
9:45 am to 11:45 am

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,  the link between brain development and behavior, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, the importance of connection, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to strong emotions, coping with separation anxiety, teaching and modelling social skills,  are a few examples of topics that can be included. 

Fridays, May 1 to June 5

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

To register, call: 778-782-3548 or email: infochild@sfu.ca

www.informationchildren.com

Friday, May 29
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to 18 months.

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

Fridays, April 3 to May 29
(No session April 10 - Library closed)

Friday, May 29
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

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

Fridays, April 3 to May 29
(No session April 10 - Library closed)

Saturday, May 30
11:00 am to 11:30 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, February 29 to May 30

Saturday, May 30
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, May 30
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

friends playing chess

Children ages 6 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.

Saturdays, May 9 to June 27

Sunday, May 31
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

HomegoingJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about 'Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi.

“A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and - with outstanding economy and force - captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit.” – Publisher

Registration begins April 26. 

Register at Tommy Douglas branch or call 604-522-3971. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the Tommy Douglas branch info desk. 

Sunday, May 31
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. 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. 

Sundays, May 3, 10, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5 (we're closed on May 17)

No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Monday, June 1
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Mondays, April 6 to June 8 (no sessions on April 13 or May 18)
(8 sessions in total)

Age: 0 - 5 years

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Registration starts on February 24. To register, please contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S at: 604-318-2731

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multiculteral Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services and funded by the Funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development.

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