Events & Programs

Saturday March 28
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm


A free fun-filled puppet show for children aged 4 up.

Pick up tickets at the Metrotown Children's Library Desk after 9 a.m. on the day of the show. There will be NO advanced registration for this event.

No one will be admitted after the show has started. SPACE IS LIMITED – ARRIVE EARLY

Sunday, March 29
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for fun Easter paper craft activities! This program is free for kids ages 4 - 10 years old. Registration is required with a maximum of 25 participants. Caregivers must attend with children under the age of 10 years old.

If you are registering more than one child or if you have any problems with registration, please call the Cameron Branch at 604-421-5454.

Sunday, March 29
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling featuring tales about "Women Who Didn't Ask Permission." This free monthly event is suitable for seniors, adults and teens. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online, by calling 604-436-5400, or in person at the library.

Space permitting, drop-ins are welcome.

Note: If you want to learn the art of storytelling and attend our workshop, email: to register.

Tuesday, March 31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Experienced wills and estates lawyer Edward Macaulay will provide an overview of what should and shouldn't go in your
will, including changes since the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (2014).  There will be time for questions at the end
of the presentation. FREE but space is limited.  Please register online , by phoning 604-436-5400 or in person at the library.

There will be another workshop on wills and estates at the McGill branch Thursday April 16,7:00-8:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

meet your makers

2015 is Craft Year. To celebrate, Burnaby Public Library welcomes three acclaimed Burnaby craftspeople for an evening of inspired conversation about craft. Meet a ceramic sculptor, a jeweler and a computer-aided tapestry weaver and hear them talk about their ideas and processes. Then, let us introduce you to the fabulous resources Burnaby Public Library offers creative people. Books to feed your own ingenuity! Co-presented with the Craft Council of British Columbia.

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

Wednesdays, April 1 - 29 (5 drop-in sessions)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. Each week a librarian
will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate
in group conversations. Please join us for this free, drop-in program.

Tuesdays, April 7 to May 12
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, April 7
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library and Bridge-for-Health are presenting this workshop. People tell you to listen to your gut, but you either don't hear it clearly, don't know how to interpret the message, or are too afraid to follow it.

How many times have you said to yourself, "I knew it!" after you had failed to follow your intuition in a relationship, personal or business opportunity, and suffered  the consequences of increased anxiety, worry and stress?

When you understand how to tap into intuition, you'll become more in-tune with yourself, which will give you more confidence to make decisions. That confidence will lead to reduced stress, peace of mind and increased sense of well-being.

Join us at Joseph's mind-opening workshop, and you will learn:

  • How intuition works - a science-based perspective.
  • Why you don't hear, understand or follow your intuition
  • Techniques to enhance your intuitive decision-making, which will help you reduce stress and increase your well-beingJoseph_Eliezer

Joseph Eliezer is a Vancouver-based psychotherapist and registered counsellor. He is one of very few therapists in BC who has been granted the status of Guest Member at the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society - Western Branch.

Joseph is also a bestselling and public speaker. His book Simply spirit: a personal guide to spiritual clarity, one insight at a time went #1 on, and has been endorsed  by the BC Cancer Agency, the Retired Teachers Association of BC, Inspire Health, and Dunbar Heights United Community Church among others. Joseph has spoken to groups across North America to empower people to access their intuition for life and business success.

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

Tuesday, April 7
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Philosophical methodology seems to place a great amount of weight on philosophical intuitions. Thought experiments are centered on eliciting intuitions in order to evaluate various philosophical positions. What is the value of such intuition (if any) and can they help us progress in philosophy?

Moderator: Arianna Falbo.

Arianna Falbo is a graduate student at SFU in the Masters of Arts Program in Philosophy. On the philosophical front she is mainly interested in the intersection of philosophy of language, epistemology and ethics (specifically questions concerning communication, testimony, trust and the transmission of knowledge). She is also interested in animal ethics, the history of analytic philosophy and the philosophy of religion.Philosopher's Cafe

FREE, no registration required.

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver, originating from Simon Fraser University. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

Wednesdays, April 8 to May 13
10:00 am to 10:45 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