Events & Programs

Friday, September 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This is a free workshop in English with Mandarin interpretation presented by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in partnership with Burnaby Public Library. Cormac O'Reilly, a Trades Facilitator at Immigrant in Trades Training Initiative, will be speaking about: 

  • What a Canadian workplace is like
  • Common Canadian work values
  • The role of employees and employers

There will be a group discussion on the difference between Canada and other countries. This workshop is available to permanent residents, protected persons, and live-in caregivers. For more information and to register, please call the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Service Centre at 604-430-1899. Please have your PR card ready when registering.

Saturdays, September 20 to November 15
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 24 months

Join Jon for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, September 20 to November 15
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: All ages!

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturday, September 20
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Pop up libraryJoin BPL on-location at City Hall's Open House (4949 Canada Way). You can make a library card, learn about the library, browse library material and even check-out books at our Pop-Up Library!  There will be other City departments on displays, including a Burnaby Fire Truck and Burnaby RCMP police cruiser.  We will also be adjacent to Burnaby Farmers' Market, which runs until 2pm. 

The Open House take place in conjunction with the official dedication and unveiling of the new commemorative paving stones at Citizens' Plaza from 1:00-3:00 PM. 

Questions?  Contact Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-436-5426 or email us.

Saturdays, September 20 through October 25
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in from 2:00 to 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.

Drop-in. No registration required.

LEGO

Monday, September 22 to Tuesday, September 23 (two sessions)
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MOSAIC and the 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, economics, history, government, voting in Canada, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and Canadian culture and symbols.

Registration is required. To register go to http://www.mosaicbc.com/settlement-workshops-registration-form or call Mika at 604-254-9626 ext. 484.

Monday, September 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

How can you ensure your will is valid and includes the important instructions necessary to settle your estate?
An experienced Wills and Estate Lawyer will take you through the steps of what to include in your will in accordance
with the new Wills , Estates and Succession Act.  Common pitfalls will be included, with time for questions.
Please register for this popular, free workshop by phoning Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.
Seating is limited.

Tuesdays, September 23 to November 4
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. Please arrive no later than 1:45. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Tuesday, September 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

How do you choose between Representation Agreements and Enduring Powers of Attorney ? Getting your affairs in
order gives you peace of mind and takes the burden off family and friends.  Learn about other documents apart from
a will that will cover your health care wishes and financial affairs in case you need help during your lifetime. Find out
what steps you can take to make and register your care plans.

The presentation will be made by a representative from Nidus, a non-profit, personal planning resource centre and
registry. The program is free, but registration is required, Seating is limited.  Please register by phoning Metrotown
branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Wednesdays, September 24 to October 29
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ years

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

For more information call: 604-299-8955

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