Events & Programs

Thursday, November 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

So Where Do You Go At Night?Join local author Patrick Hill for a slideshow and reading about his family's adventures in a 42 foot sailboat, cruising from the South Pacific to Alaska.

His book So Where Do You Go at Night? chronicles their dream that became a reality. Patrick and his wife Heather built their boat from scratch at home in only three years. They then packed up their two kids and sailed down the West Coast to Manzanillo, Mexico, before crossing the open Pacific for 20 days to the islands of Polynesia, including the Marquesas, Tahiti, and the mystical Bora Bora. For a change of temperature they headed north via Hawaii to Glacier Bay, Alaska, then returned to Vancouver after a 14-month voyage of over 15,000 miles - filled with new people and experiences, along with the challenges of crossing oceans, keeping safe and living in a close family environment.

Patrick Hill and familyPatrick Hill is a retired civil engineer who has sailed for 40 years around the world. He is currently working on his second book, about sailing across the USA and into the Bahamas. Books will be available for purchase at the event (cash only).

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

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

Friday, November 14, 2014
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of a web browser and ‘surfing’ the web. Learn about website navigation features and use a search engine to perform simple searches.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for November classes begins on Monday November 3rd 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.



Friday, November 14
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. Drop-in. No registration required.

LEGO at the Library

Saturday November 15
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We are 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 sessions:

Saturday, December 13

Monday, November 17 to Tuesday, November 18 (two sessions)
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MOSAIC and the 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 in Canada, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and Canadian culture and symbols.

Registration is required. To register go to http://www.mosaicbc.com/settlement-workshops-registration-form or call Mika at 604-254-9626 ext. 484.

Tuesday, November 18
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Thinking of university? Check it out!

Come to BPL's Teen Café presented by SFU Continuing Studies. This program is modeled after the Philosophers' Café. Teen Café encourages informal public discussion on wide array of topics. This session's discussion will focus on the future of education and how it is changing to meet the demands of modern life.

Admission is free. Registration is required. For teens 13 - 18. Located in the Junpier Room.

About our moderator:
Shideh Manavipour is an SFU alumna, pursuing an educational leadership graduate degree. Manavipour works with children and youth in Burnaby.

Tuesday, November 18
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Philosophers' Cafe"The book is dead - long live the e-book." Will our kids grow up with a favourite app, instead of a favourite book? Print book sales are decreasing each year and app and eBook sales are on the rise. Is there a place for print books in the digital era? Could this be the end of ink and paper? Join the conversation and let us know if the book can, or even should, be saved. Free, drop-in, no registration.

Moderator: Andrew Chesham

Andrew Chesham is a graduate of the Master of Publishing program at SFU. He has been a publisher, production manager, marketer, administrator, editor, designer, photographer and writer for various print and digital publications, and has created e-books for UBC Press, Douglas & McIntyre, Otter Press and self-published authors. Currently, he teaches writing and communications courses at SFU Continuing Studies.

SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. This event is co-sponsored by Burnaby Public Library.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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 – learn to use a mouse and discover what you can do with Windows.
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for November classes begins on Monday November 3rd 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.

Wednesday, November 19
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Green mamaManda Aufochs Gillespie, author of Green Mama: Giving your child a healthy start and a greener future, shares some surprising trends in parenting drawn from her extensive research into today's science and Grandmas' traditions. An upbeat talk, she will surprise you with ways Canada is lagging behind the U.S. in protecting environmental health, tips for going green even when money is tight, and lessons learned from inspiring sources. The Green Mama helps parents become what they were always meant to be: experts on the care of their own children. She publishes the popular www.thegreenmama.com, and can be found on social media as thegreenmama, but prefers to be found riding her bicycle with her two kids.

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

Friday, November 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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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.

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