Events & Programs

Tuesday, April 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Coming out of hibernation and looking for a good read?
Great reading recommendations for adults! Burnaby librarians will present fast-paced reviews of fiction and non-fiction books for spring reading. Please join us!

Free! Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the Tommy Douglas branch at 604-522-3971.

Thursday, May 1
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free workshop given by MOSAIC. Learn how to put together a professional resume and cover letter that stands out. Target your audience and let your resume be your marketing tool. Feel free to bring a copy of your resume and cover letter with you.

Registration is required for this free workshop. Please call the Metrotown branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Thursday, May 1
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MOSAIC and the Burnaby Public Library are presenting this free workshop in Mandarin. This workshop is an addition to our citizenship test preparation class.  We will talk about the citizenship application’s eligibility, documents and language requirements, process time and frequently asked questions. Any applicant who is between ages 18 and 54 must pass the oral and written test in order to become a Canadian citizen. In this workshop, MOSAIC staff will focus on oral test preparation and conduct a mock interview with each participant. Please call for registration at 604-436-5400 or register online

Saturday, May 3
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Superhero SaturdayCome celebrate Free Comic Book Day during the Burnaby Youth Week Block Party at Confederation Park!  We’ll have comic-book themed crafts, a manga drawing workshop (2pm), and a pop-up graphic novel library.  And yes, there will be free comic books up for grabs!

There will be other exciting activities and events celebrating youth during the Youth Week Block Party, which is presented by Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.  Visit Burnaby Youth Week for more details.

Bring your library card to borrow graphic novels. Don't have a card? Bring ID or a parent to get your first library card.

Questions? Ask at any BPL information desk or contact Teen Librarians Rachel (604-297-4809) or Kelsey (604-297-4803) or email us.

Saturday, May 3
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LEGO at the LibraryCalling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30 and 4:30 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Mom and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. No registration required.

Monday, May 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Celebrate Mental Health Week by participating in this free workshop presented by Burnaby Public Library and the Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Burnaby.

Learn about the benefits of emotional resilience. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of what emotional resilience is and why it is important
  • Generate tools to build your personal resilience
  • Create a framework to set resilient goals
  • Get an introduction to laughter yoga and mindfulness meditation

Registration is required for this free workshop.  Please register by phoning Metrotown branch 604-436-5400 or
register online.

Tuesday, May 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Burnaby Public Library, in partnership with the People's Law School presents a free workshop on employment law.
Know your rights and responsibilities as an employee in a nonunionized workplace. A lawyer specializing in employment
law will talk about your rights when applying for a job, working overtime, getting statutory holidays and how to handle job
termination and workplace harassment. Find out how you can protect yourself if you have a problem on the job.
Registration is required for this free workshop.
Please register by phoning Metrotown branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Wednesday, May 7
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Moving Mom and DadAs Canada ages, increasing numbers of us are faced with the challenges of helping our parents transition into a suitalbe living arrangement. Susan Borax, a member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and the Burnaby Seniors Interagency Society presents this timely workshop that offers you practical strategies on how to get the process started. Topics include: managing stress and conflict, making difficult decisions, what to do with all the stuff and settling your parents in new surroundings.

FREE but space is limited; register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.

Thursdays May 8 to June 5
10:00 am to 10:45 am

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

Thursdays May 8 to June 5
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ years

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