Events & Programs

Wednesdays, September 23 and 30 (2 sessions)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This course will give you an introduction to the main features and functions of Excel. It is a two part class so you must attend both classes. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, August 31 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.


Thursdays, September 24 to November 5
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: Walkers to under 3 years

Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Thursdays, September 24 to November 5
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Songs, tickles, stories, and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Thursday, September 24
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

This presentation will provide basic information on the following areas of probate and estate law:

  • What is probate
  • When is probating an estate necessary
  • What are the preliminary steps required before probating an estate
  • What court forms are required to probate an estate
  • How to complete the probate forms
  • Explaining the probate process
  • How to calculate probate fees
  • What you will receive from the court registry after the process is concluded

Speaker Mark-John O’Nions, of M.J. O’Nions Lawyers & Mediators, has been practicing law since 1996 and has
extensive experience in estate and family law.

This free program is offered in partnership with the People's Law School.  Registration is required . Space is limited. 
Please register by phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Thursday, September 24
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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, so to signup please send an email to culturechats2015@gmail.com

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

For more information, please contact Asmita Lawrence or Fiona Stevenson at culturechats2015@gmail.com

Phone: 604-600-9846

Thursday, September 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Friendship: Why it is so hard to make and so easy to lose?

Join Dr. Michael Picard from Simon Fraser University and Douglas College's Philosophy Department for an indepth discussion on "Friendship: Why it is so hard to make and so easy to lose". 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, September 25
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, August 31 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Last Friday of each month (Sept 25, Oct 30, Nov 27)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Pop up library at WesburnThis Fall, we'll be having a regular Pop-Up Library at Wesburn Community Centre.  On the last Friday of each fall month (Sept-Nov), you'll be able to learn about library services, browse library material, borrow books, and even get a library card!  We'll have plenty of Children's picture books as well as a variety of material for all ages. 

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

Fridays, September 25 to November 13
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years
Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing -- perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families.
No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!
For more information, call: 604-436-5420

Friday, September 25
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.

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