Events & Programs

Monday August 25
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LEGO at the Library

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. No registration required.

Monday & Tuesday, August 25 & 26
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MOSAIC and Burnaby Public Library are presenting a free two-day workshop on preparing for the Canadian citizenship test. Classes are in English and cover topics such as Canadian geography, history, government, voting, rights and responsabilities, culture, symbols and a lot more.

Registration is required. To register, please call Mika at MOSAIC 604-254-9626 or Mikaela Torres

August 26
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Ages 3 - 8

Join us for bedtime stories, songs and rhymes. PJs encouraged!

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Thursday, August 28
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free workshop on understanding Labour Market Information and employer expectations given by MOSAIC. Knowing Labour Market Information (LMI) can be critical to a successful job search. Labour Market Information includes:

  • Which jobs are in demand now and in the future.
  • How the economy is doing and what demographics exist in different regions.
  • Occupational descriptions and salary information.
  • Upcoming areas of work.

You will also learn what employers are really looking for and how best to prepare to meet their needs. To register, please contact MOSAIC and have your PR card ready. Please call 604-438-8214 ext. 112 or email

Thursday, August 28
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Why are frogs so happy? They eat whatever bugs them! Join a Metro Vancouver Park Interpreter for a fun presentation to discover the silly, slimy and surprising wildlife found in our regional parks. Stick around to ask questions and try an activity or craft.

Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Drop in, no registration required.

Thursday, August 28
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Instruction, board games, snacks and pizza will be provided.

The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL Information Desk.

Questions? Ask any BPL information desk or contact Teen
Services Librarians Rachel (604-297-4809) or Kelsey (604-297-4803)
or email us.

Thursday, August 28
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Don't miss out on your chance to see Divergent, back on the big screen at Tommy Douglas Library! Everyone is welcome. No registration required. This film is rated PG 13.

Thursday, August 28
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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Burnaby Public Library, Burnaby Family Life, Burnaby Neighbourhood House and in partnership with AMSSA are inviting you to the Burnaby Inclusion Café.

This is an opportunity for you to listen to inspirational stories of success from within our community, in business and in personal life, achieved through inclusion and respect.


Join us to:

  • Listen to a distinguished speaker share insights and inspirational stories of personal success here in Burnaby.
  • Participate in small group dialogues and share experiences, stories and promising practices on how inclusion can lead to success.
  • Meet your fellow Burnaby residents and network while sharing a cup of coffee.

Everyone is welcome, but registration is required. To register, please call 604-436-5400 or register online.

Thursday, September 4
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Essential skills, such as digital technology, oral communication, problem-solving and document use are used
in every job. This free, practical, hands-on workshop presented by Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the
Douglas College Training Group, will explore the essential skills used in the workplace.You will learn to:

  • develop an awareness of your own skill levels
  • understand how transferrable skills can help you get a job
  • understand how skills can help you adapt and succeed in the changing Canadian workplace

 Registration is required for this free workshop. Please phone the Metrotown branch at 604.436.5400 or register online

First Saturday of the Month, September 6 to December 6
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LEGO at the Library

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4-12 are invited to drop in on the first Saturday of each month to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. Drop-in. No registration required.





September 6th  - 1:30 - 4:30

October 4th       - 1:30 - 4:30

November 1st   - 1:30 - 4:30

December 6th   - 1:30 - 4:30

For more information please call: 604-299-8955