Events & Programs

Thursday, November 26
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free job search strategies and networking workshop given by MOSAIC. This workshop will help you to:

  • Learn how to develop and strengthen your network of contacts and how to reach employers.
  • Learn the process of building relationships and having the right connections that can help open doors for future employment opportunities.
  • Help to identify sources of potential job leads.
  • Increase the visibility and credibility within your field.

To register, please contact MOSAIC and have your PR card ready. Please call Angel or Homa at 604-438-8214 or email

Thursday, November 26
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Registration is now full for this program.

Join the Burnaby Intercultural Book Club for Culture Chats

Have you been looking for a chance to join a book club? Community members are invited to join the Burnaby Intercultural Book Club for "Culture Chats", a monthly book club for sharing literary discussions and intercultural conversation. Membership in the group is FREE, but space will be limited.

Books will be provided from the Burnaby Public Library Book Club collection.

Thursday November 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library is offering a free workshop on funeral preplanning. 

Learn how pre-planning makes things simpler for your loved ones and how pre-planning can reduce stress and overspending. Having a will is not enough. The Living Well and Leaving Well Workshop explores creative ways to make things easier for your family and executor, including cremation or burial preplanning.

Our guest speaker Mary Hynes is a Pre-Arrangement Specialist with Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel and will be discussing important tips on funeral pre-arranging:

Cremation and Burial options and costs;

Cemetery options and costs;

How to avoid emotional overspending;

Are all funeral homes the same? and much more.

No registration required, however space is limited so please arrive early.


Thursday, November 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Join Dr. Michael Picard from Simon Fraser University and Douglas College's Philosophy Department for an indepth discussion on "Identity: How can you tell who you are". Talk with the experts and hear the voices and opinions of other teens at this Teen Café.

Teen Café is presented in partnership with Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Continuing Studies program. Modelled after Philosophers' Café, Teen Café encourages informal public discussion. Teen Café is for teens 13 - 18.

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

Friday, November 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.
Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for October classes begins on Monday November 2 at 10:00 am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Friday, November 27
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Friday, November 27
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. For youth grades 6 - 9.

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 Librarian Rachel (604-297-4809) or email me.

Last Friday evening of the month: November 27, December 11
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Everyone is welcome whether you are new or experienced.  Some yarn and needles are available for people to learn.  Bring your yarn, needles and get started!  

Thanks to all the knitters of blue squares!  We have finished knitting squares for our joint afghan project and they are now being joined together.

Knitting is FREE.  No registration is required.

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

Ages 4 to 12 years old

Join us for a fun session of paper craft ideas and activities.

Free drop in program, no registration required.

Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.

Sunday, November 29
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Spend your afternoon hearing tales about "Overcoming Adversity."

This free event is open to tweens, teens, adults, seniors and newcomers.  Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required, please register online or call: 604-436-5400. If there is space, walk-ins are welcome.