Events & Programs

Thursday, October 23
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 604-438-8214 ext. 112 or email

Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Freighter Vanlene, wrecked off the coast of Vancouver IslandCountless shipwrecks are scattered over the rocks and on the sea bed of BC's coastal waters - sailing ships from hundreds of years ago, modern freighters, military vessels, tugboats, fishing boats and more than a few passenger ships. Among them are the bones of their crews and passengers. On cold, windy nights at sea, when rain and snow bring visibility down to almost zero, one can almost hear the groans and screechings of the ghostly ships.

Anthony DaltonB.C. historian, adventure guide, and award-winning author Anthony Dalton tells the exciting and tragic tales of these men, women, and ships. His presentation and slide show are based on two of his 10 books about the sea, The Graveyard of the Pacific and A Long, Dangerous Coastline. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, he has lectured in many parts of the world, and is a frequent guest speaker on board cruises.

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

This event is part of a series of Adventure & History at McGill:

Friday, October 24
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A free, public workshop presented by Shawn Yu, and manager/facilitator with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.' Immigrants in Trades Training Initiative.  The presentation will include an overview of the latest BC labour market information, and available provincial employment resources and support services.

This workshop is available for naturalized Canadian citizens, temporary foreign workers and PNP waiting for permanent residence. For more information and to register, please call S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at 604-559-3002.


Friday, October 24
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.

Friday, October 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We hope to start an informal, friendly group. Everyone is welcome - all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting / crocheting a try. Tea will be provided. Feel free to bring cookies to share (optional). Knit2gether is a free event. Registration is not required.

Mark your calendar for the next session:
Friday, November 21 

Saturday, October 25
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for a special Halloween storytime followed by button making!

Ages 4 and up

No registration required. For more information call: 604-299-54599

*Please come dressed in costume!*

Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Create some creepy paper Halloween decorations at the Spooktacular Children's Paper Lab!

This free event is for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 10 must attend with an adult caregiver.

Registration is required, space is limited.

You can sign up online, in-person or by calling: 604-522-3971.

Sunday, October 26
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling featuring "A Host of Ghost" tales. This monthly event is suitable for adults and teens. Refreshments will be provided. FREE but space is limited; register online, by calling 604 436-5400, or in person at the library.

Monday & Wednesday, October 27 & 29
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MOSAIC and 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, rights and responsibilities, culture, symbols and a lot more.

Registration is required. To register go to, call Mustafa at 604-254-9626 ext. 265 or

Thursday, October 28
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

What is Microsoft Excel 2007? How do I use it in my everyday life? This course will give you an introduction to the main features and functions of Excel 2007.
Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for October classes begins on Monday October 6th 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.