“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
Hey, Buddy the Elf said it, so it must be true.
Which means that everyone should plan to get themselves over to the McGill library branch on Tuesday, Dec. 22 for a Christmas carol sing-along.
Librarian Lise Krepswill lead the carol sing-along, with David Rogers on keyboard.
Lise wrote to let the NOWknow about the event, noting it first started when she and friends and neighbours used to carol around the streets of Capitol Hill.
But, for the past seven years, they’ve been getting tired of getting rained on – so this year, they’re moving the fun indoors.
The carol sing runs from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library lobby at 4595 Albert St. Song lyrics will be available, and there’s no need to pre-register and no fee to pay. It’s open to everyone – all ages welcome.
Check out bpl.bc.ca/events for more details.
Art lovers, don’t forget to check out the newest off-site exhibitions by Burnaby Art Gallery.
The gallery has just opened two new exhibitions at Burnaby Public Library branches.
At the McGill branch (4595 Albert St.), you can check out Diana Kemble: Selections from the Birdsong Series, in which the artist has worked to recreate birdsong in pictorial form in a series of prints. The exhibition can be seen anytime during library hours until March 7, 2016.
At the Metrotown library branch (6100 Willingdon Ave.), you can check out Gordon Friesen: Beyond Kingsway. The exhibition depicts nostalgic scenes of Vancouver and area, plus contemporary portraits and commentary on the current state of the environment “in the guise of disfigured landscapes,” a press release explains. The exhibition is on until March 6.
Check out www.burnabyartgallery.ca for more on the off-site exhibitions and other gallery happenings.
Family film time
If your family loves movies, then be sure to set aside some time for these film screenings at Burnaby Public Library branches.
The library is offering up holiday screenings of Cinderella(the 2015 version) and Minions, as well as Arthur Christmas.
You can catch Cinderella at the Metrotown branch (6100 Willingdon Ave.) on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. or the McGill branch (4595 Albert St.) on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
Minionsis showing on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., both at the Metrotown branch, while Arthur Christmas shows on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Metrotown branch.
Check out www.bpl.bc.ca/events for all the details of the screenings.
Books for teens
Is there a teen reader in your house? Are you looking for some ideas for young adult fiction?
Drop by the Cameron library branch on Thursday, Dec. 17 for Book Banter.
The session, which runs from 5 to 6 p.m., will feature librarians offering up fast-paced reviews of recommended books for teens. It’s geared to teens in grades 8 through 12, but anyone interested in reading teen books is welcome.
It’s free, but space is limited, so register at www.bpl.bc.ca/events. The Cameron library branch is at 9523 Cameron St., inside the Cameron Recreation Centre.
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