Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-29
January 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

OH NO!  The library is closed and you and your family/friends are stuck inside!  Use your mystery-solving skills to escape!

Sign up as a group (up to 8 people) or just your family (we might pair you up with another trapped family).  Work your way through the closed library using book knowledge, library skills, and puzzle logic to escape.

Suitable for families with children 8+ years old, enthusiastic younger siblings are welcome but keep in mind that puzzles will be challenging.

Registration required - in person at the Cameron Branch or call 604-421-5454.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your start time as we will not be able to accomodate late comers.

Registration starts January 6, 2020.

Wednesday, January 29
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

Wednesdays, January 8 to March 4

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, January 29
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of a web browser. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Monday, December 2.

Wednesday, January 29
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Wednesdays, January 8 to March 4

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, January 29
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop into our Tech Café the last Wednesday of each month and discover a world of online information brought to you by Burnaby Public Library. 

Did you know that BPL has online resources such as:

  - Ebooks and digital audiobooks
  - E-magazines and newspapers
  - Music streaming
  - Online language learning
  - Online software and technology tutorials
  - Online auto repair

And more!

We will be showcasing many of our online resources. Come and see us, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

Future dates: Feb 26, March 25, April 29, May 27

Wednesday, January 29
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Game on!  Let's play Nintendo Switch!  Meet gamers of all skill levels and enjoy an evening of social gaming. Curious about gaming? Looking for new people to play with? Have awesome tips to share? This program is for you!

Games List:

  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
  • Overcooked 2
  • Just Dance 2019
  • Mario Kart 8

Children of all ages. Drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, January 29
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

JKillers of the Flower Moonoin us for a librarian led discussion about 'Killers of the Flower Moon' by David Grann.

"In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances. A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history." - Goodreads

Registration begins December 31.

Register at McGill branch or call 604-299-8955. Once registered, pick up your copy of the book at the McGill Information Desk.

Wednesday, January 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required

Wednesdays,February 5,12,19,26, March 4,11,18,25.

For more information call 604-436-5400.

Thursday, January 30
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning full of stories, music, action and fun!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays, January 23 to March 5


Thursday, January 30
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament,  the link between brain development and behavior, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, the importance of connection, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to strong emotions, coping with separation anxiety, teaching and modelling social skills,  are a few examples of topics that can be included. 

Thursdays, January 30 to Mach 5

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

To register, call: 778-782-3548 or email: infochild@sfu.ca