Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-06-28
Thursday, June 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for stimulating discussion at the library! Part of SFU's 50 Cafés for 50 Years series.

Moderator: Brian Fraser

Brian Fraser is lead provocateur of Jazzthink, where he uses the wit, wisdom, and workings of jazz to revive the VIBE in not-for-profit organizations. VIBE is Jazzthink's acronym for Values, Intentions, Barriers, and Execution. Find out more at jazzthink.com.

SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafés are free to attend. No registration is required.

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

Join us for stimulating discussion at the library!  Part of the 50 Cafes for 50 Years series

Moderator: Kyle Ross

Kyle Ross (B.A, B.Ed) is a twice SFU Graduate: blending English Literature studies and First Peoples Contact History, his primary interest is in how historical and contemporary narratives shape how different cultures view the role of family, community, relationship with nature and driving values. He currently works as an Aboriginal Education Enhancement Teacher with the Vancouver School Board supporting students, families and educators with ways to support student learning and aboriginal teachings being integrated into the school curriculum.

Thinking the unthinkable, imagining the impossible, and discussing the improbable

SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafés are free to attend. No registration is required.

Friday, July 1
11:00 am to 2:30 pm

BPL 60thBPL is out in your community!  We'll be hosting a Pop-Up Library and Activity Booth at the Canada Day Celebration at Edmonds Plaza & Park.  A Pop-Up Library is a small, satellite library where visitors can browse, borrow, and return library material.  We'll have books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card!  

For more information about this event, visit Outreach Services or contact Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-436-5426.

This event is part of our initiative to provide 60 outreach visits to celebrate our 60th Anniversary! Visit Burnaby Public Library's 60th Anniversary to read about other ways we're marking our 60th year.

Monday, July 4
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

Mondays, July 4 to 25

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, July 4
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Mondays, July 4 to August 22 (No session on August 1 - Library closed for BC Day)

Families and friends are invited to drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 to play with the library’s extensive board game collection!

Parents/caregivers must participate with children.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Monday, July 4
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library and Bridge for Health are presenting this workshop.

Are you tired of feeling tired? So overwhelmed by stress that you're dealing with sugar cravings, bloating, insomnia, irritability or anxiety? Maybe you are coping with daily physical pain or illness?  What if I were to tell you that making practical, simple changes to your diet and lifestyle could change all that?

During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • The problems with our conventional medical system and how we can shift from Disease-Care to Health-Care.
  • The food myths perpetuated by the food industry and how the average diet is making us sick
  • The role of holistic nutrition in achieving your health goals, addressing your specific symptoms and improving your quality of life

You will leave with:

  • The understanding that your health and wellness is within YOUR control
  • Practical nutrition and digestion tips for YOU to start using right away
  • Knowledge of how to determine the best diet and lifestyle for YOU

SharonOur guest speaker, Sharon Pendlington, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Personal Nutrition, offers nutritional counselling and support to help you achieve your health goals. Sharon meets her clients wherever they are in their health journey and inspires them to take their power back over their own health and wellness. Sharon will work with you to incorporate specific dietary, natural supplement and lifestyle recommendations into your daily routine so that you can live with more joy and vitality!

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling the Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

You might be also interested to register to next Bridge for Health workshop on August 2, Runner's toolbox.

Monday, July 4
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Disasters have been occurring around the globe with unprecedented frequency, bringing to the forefront the need to be prepared for disasters of all kinds. In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community. 

With preparation, the City of Burnaby's Emergency Management Programs can become more resilient to the effects of a disaster and better prepared to cope after a major disaster.

It is important that everyone, from school aged children to seniors, understand that emergency preparedness is something in which we all play a very important role. Disasters take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, fires, earthquakes, etc. 

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do. Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes. Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.

NOTE: There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday, September 21 in the afternoon.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

Monday, July 4
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years

Mondays, July 4 to 25

Wind down at the end of the day with longer stories and funny songs. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Tuesday, July 5
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, June 28 to August 2

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies 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.

Tuesday, July 5
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, July 5 to 26

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

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