Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-18
Saturday, January 18
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, January 18 to March 7

 

Saturday, January 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Red PartsJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about 'The Red Parts' by Maggie Nelson.

“Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered years before. The case remained unsolved. Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match.Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood. The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.” – Publisher

Registration begins December 21. 

Register at Cameron branch or call 604-421-5454. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the Cameron branch info desk. 

Saturday, January 18
11:00 am to 11:30 am

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.

Saturdays, January 4 to February 22

Saturday, January 18
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, January 18 to March 7

 

Saturday, January 18
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, January 18 to March 7

Sunday, January 19
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, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 (we're closed on February 16)

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

Monday, January 20
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This is a program for Chinese families.

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

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

Mondays, January 13 to March 2
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch* - registration opens November 13

For more information please contact Teresa at: 604-318-2731

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

  

Monday, January 20
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This program is conducted in Korean

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English and Korean!

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

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

Mondays, January 6 to March 9
(No session on February 17 for Family Day)

To register call or email Monica Lim: 604-468-6064  monica.lim@success.bc.ca

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

  

Monday, January 20
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walking to 2.5 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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Mondays, January 6 to March 2
(No program on February 17 - library is closed for Family Day)

Monday, January 20
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Celebrate Family Literacy Week in the library by making cool mini books, bookmarks, and storytelling dice! Use the dice to help you imagine stories to write in your new book. A collection of great books will also be available to read and check out.

Ages 5 to 12. Program is drop In. No registration required. Please arrive before 4:00pm. All kids under 10 need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

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