Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-30
Tuesday, May 30
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, May 30
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs and stories.

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

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, May 30th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

We are making another charity blanket to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!  Did you bring in a red and white square?  We will be sewing the squares together for mid-June. 63 squares is perfect!

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Tuesday, May 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of fast-paced reviews of books by authors of Asian heritage (China, Korean, Japan, India). Don't miss this fun evening of inspiring reading recommendations.

Free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at the Metrotown First Floor Information Desk, or phone 604-436-5410.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 31
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, May 1 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.

Wednesday, May 31
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Need space for exam cram? Stop by Burnaby Public Library's Teen Homework Club. Teens grades 8 – 12 can come study, work on projects, and use our resources at this dedicated drop-in study session. Homework Club is located near Cameron Branch in the Cameron Recreation Centre's Juniper Room.

The program is a free, drop-in program. No registration required.
Please note the Homework Club is not a tutoring service.

Wednesday, May 31st 2017
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘The Old Ways’ by Robert MacFarlane.

“The Old Ways is the stunning fourth book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on April 26th. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, April 26th to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Please note that registration for the June 28th 7-8pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Discussion Circle opens at 3:00pm on May 31st.

The Old Ways

Thursday, June 1
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Are you looking for some good reads to take on vacation? Or maybe something for relaxing in the back yard.  If so, come and join the McGill librarians for a night of well-paced reviews of book titles for summer.  We will cover recent publications, new authors as well as a few old favourites.                                                          

Everyone is wlecome.  Refreshments will be served.                                                               

Free but space is limited, register online, by calling 604-299-8955, or in person at the library.

Friday, June 2
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada who is 65 or older? Are you interested in learning about income security programs?

ISS of BC and Burnaby Public Library are pleased to present this free workshop on benefits for seniors. Participants will learn about eligibility requirements and find out how to apply for a variety of federal and provincial benefits. We will look at SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters), old age security, guaranteed income supplement, and CPP, and provide information on how to apply for a seniors' bus pass.

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400. For more information about this program contact Amy Lin at ISS of BC at 604-395-8000 ext 1565, or email amy.lin@issbc.org.

Saturday, June 3
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for Hats Off Day, and see us in the parade and at the street festival!

From the City of Burnaby:

Hats Off Day takes place along Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue. Join us as our streets get packed with families, friends, neighbours, and merchants! The parade begins at 10:00 AM along Hastings Street from Beta Avenue to Boundary Road and the street festival kicks off at 11:00 AM with lots of music, food and kids activities.

Hats Off Day is when Heights merchants "take their hats off" to their community and their customers, and the entire Heights community celebrates together. It's a huge, one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, and a big street party afterwards.

Hats Off Day has been voted "Burnaby's Best Festival" by Burnaby Now readers every year since 2005!

More information at www.hatsoffday.com.  Admission to the parade and festival is free.  Everyone is welcome!