Events & Programs

Thursdays, September 11 to October 9
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ years

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them! 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. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursday, September 11
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. This course will introduce the essentials of creating a document on MS Word 2007. If you have basic computer skills but are baffled by word processing, this course is for you. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for September classes begins on Friday September 5th  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.

Friday September 12
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

LEGO at the Library

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 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.


Saturday, September 13
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We are an informal, friendly group. 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/crocheting a try. Tea will be provided. Feel free to bring cookies to share (optional). Knit2gether is a free event. Registration is not required.

Mark your calendar for the next sessions:
Saturday, October 18
Saturday, November 15
Saturday, December 13

Monday, September 15
7:15 pm to 8:15 pm

One in three British Columbians over the age of 65 falls every year due to loss of balance.
Damage to the complex vestibular system can also cause balance and dizziness disorders at any age.
Fortunately, one of the most common disorders is often treatable.

In celebration of Balance Awareness Week, September 15 to 21, the BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD) and Burnaby Public Library are offering a free, drop-in information session about balance and dizziness disorders. No registration is necessary.
You will learn about:

  • Balance system basics
  • Common causes and symptoms of balance and dizziness disorders
  • Assessing your risk of falling
  • Exercises and activities to improve your balance

For more information on balance and dizziness disorders, contact BADD at 604-878-8383 or go to

Tuesday, September 16
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Thinking of university? Check it out!

Come to BPL's Teen Café presented by SFU Continuing Studies. This program is modeled after the Philosophers' Café. Teen Café encourages informal public discussion on wide array of topics. This session's discussion will focus on the extent mass media perpetuate unrealistic images and how these images may influence our everyday choices.

Admission is free. Registration is required. For teens 13 - 18. Located in the Junpier Room.

About our moderator: Shideh Manavipour is an SFU alumna, pursuing an educational leadership graduate degree. Manavipour works with children and youth in Burnaby.

Tuesday, September 16
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Philosophers' CafeWhat would happen if we gave children rights and respect? What would our society look like if we treated children and teens more like human beings equal to adults, and less like cute pets or wild animals? Join the discussion! Free, drop-in, no registration required.

Moderator: Dr. Nicky Didicher

Dr. Nicky Didicher teaches in the English department at SFU. Her fields of special expertise are 18th-century British literature and children's literature, and the courses she teaches range from Chaucer to science fiction and fantasy.

SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. This event is co-sponsored by Burnaby Public Library.

Wednesday, September 17
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of a web browser. Learn about web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for September classes begins on Friday September 5th  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, September 17
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come for a free tour and learn to use the job hunting resources available at the library. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies, explore careers, and find employment interview, cover letter and resume resources.
Tours are drop-in with no advance registration.

Thursday, September 18
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Are you a landed immigrant?

Do you want to start your own business?

Business Start Up with calculator


    -Small Business Facts
    -Small Business Pros and Cons
    -To Identify the right business for you
    -Step by step business start up process

To register for this free workshop please call 604-436-5400 or register online.