Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-20
Thursday, February 23
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, February 2 to March 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, February 23
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia present this healthy brain workshop.

This introductory session reviews basic information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, including an introduction to programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. This session is only intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who have recently begun supporting a person with dementia. Free but seating is limited. Register by calling 604-299-8955, in person or online.

Thursday, February 23
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Age: newborns to 12 months.

Songs, tickles, stories, and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

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, January 26 to March 2

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Thursday February 23
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is an independent provincial government agency that helps ensure investors are well equipped to protect their financial interests and stay up to date on investment products and services. This session provides an overview of:

  • How to detect investment fraud and what steps you can take to protect yourself
  • How to do your own research, how to pick an investment advisor, and what questions to ask about investments

Learn more about the session and fraud awareness.  

Free, but space is limited. Please register online at http://www.bpl.bc.ca/events/investright-be-fraud-aware or by calling the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        BC Securities Commission

Thursday, February 23
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

• Mentoring with Math is an after-school program for boys and girls in grades 3-7
who are struggling with math.
• Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable.
• Mentors are mostly SFU students and have been recruited by Big Brothers.
• Each session is 1.5 hours - the first hour is focused on math, while the last portion is
spent building a friendship between the child and mentor through play.
• Snacks and tasty treats are provided

WHEN: 4:00 to 5:30pm Thursdays, February 2nd to April 6th (No Program March 16 for Spring Break)
WHERE: McGill Library, Burnaby
COST: This is a FREE program for children who need math support but do not have
access to paid tutoring.

ONLINE at https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/get-involved/find-a-mentor/mentoring-with-math/

Or CONTACT Victoria at
victoria.lo@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca | 778.888.8779

Presented by Big Brothers of Greater Vanouver

Thursday, February 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop,including 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 & technology skills, AND are proficient in using the computer, then this session is for you.

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

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday January 30 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.

Thursday, February 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Everybody loves vacation time!

Holidays can add tremendous expense to a family budget and we can get tempted to put it on credit. 

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Name the purpose of taking your vacation
  • Decide on a location and plan your holiday
  • Set the financial goal for your vacation and what you need to save each paycheque
  • And much more!

This 90 minute workshop is free, fun, and interactive!

Free but seating is limited. Please register online, in person, or by calling 604-299-8955.

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Friday, February 24
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Fridays, January 20 - February 24 (6 sessions)

This program is for Korean-speaking parents or caregivers with children, newborn to 6 years.

The objective of this program is to help parents recognize, understand and deal with their parenting concerns, such as health, safety, child development and behaviors.

This program is free and in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Registration is required. Limited to twelve families.

Please note: registration must be done in person at the Metrotown branch.

Friday, February 24
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing - perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Fridays, January 27 to March 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Friday, February 24
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Board games and snacks will be provided. For youth grades 6 to 9. The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL information desk.