Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-06-21
Thursday, June 21st
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Thusday, June 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the Credit Counselling Society are happy to present this fun and interactive workshop on homeownership!

Many Canadians want to own their own home at some point in their life.  Join us for the Homeownership Basics workshop to learn some valuable home buying tips. 

In the session, you will learn how to:

  •          Determine whether you are financially ready to buy a home;
  •          Distinguish between various types of homes;
  •          Decide on what financing and down payment options work best for you; and
  •          Identify the costs of buying a home versus the costs of owning a home.

This session allows you to try homeownership on for size!

Free, but space is limited. Register online, by calling 604-299-8955 or in person at the library.

Thursday, June 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library in celebrating National Indigenous People's Day for the screening of Maker of Monsters: the extraordinary life of Beau Dick. Learn about the life of Kwakwaka'wakw Northwest Coast carver Beau Dick, his remarkable masks, and contemporary art.
The program is free. Drop-ins are welcome. Priority seating will be given to registered patrons. Register online or call 604-522-3971.

Thursday, June 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us on National Indigenous Peoples Day for a talk with award-winning Indigenous author Lee Maracle at Burnaby Public Library. 

Lee Maracle is a prolific Stó:lō Nation writer and an influential Indigenous voice in Canadian postcolonial criticism. Born in North Vancouver, BC, Maracle has published novels, poetry, short story collections and collaborative anthologies. Her writing is an innovative fusion of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, myth and memoire that revives traditional Indigenous stories to framer her modern tales. Her works include the novels Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, and Sundogs; short story collection, Sojourner's Truth; poetry collection, Bentbox; and non-fiction work I am Woman. She currently is a teacher and a Mentor for Aboriginal Students at the University of Toronto, and the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School, where she is a part-time cultural instructor.

This program is free, but space is limited. Please register online or call 604-436-5410.

Friday June 22
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Fridays, May 25 to July 20

Choose either:
9:30am - 11am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age: 0 - 5 years

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch* - registration opens April 30

For more information please contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at: 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multiculteral Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services


Friday, June 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop,including tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you  want to acquire more business & technology skills, AND are proficient in using the computer, then this session is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have a valid Burnaby Public Library card.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, May 28 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.

Saturday, June 23
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

Saturdays, May 26 to June 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Saturday, June 23rd
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Pop up in the parkBurnaby Public LIbrary will be at the Health & Wellness Festival 2018 in Maple Grove Park,  in the Forest Grove neighbourhood, from 1 to 4 pm on Sat June 23.  

Come with your whole family to enjoy a healthy and fun afternoon. There will be booths & activities that involve physical, emotional and financial well-being, such as: art, nutrition, yoga, beliefs, naturopathy, karate, games, zumba sequences and music.

BPL's popup library will offer a storytime, and will be able to sign out books to you.  Bring your library card.  If you don't have a card, we can easily set you up with a free one - please bring government-issued ID with your name and address on it.

Come join us!

For more information about the festival, email: healthandwellnessfestival@gmail.com 

The Health and Wellness Festival event was funded by a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation.  

Saturday, June 23
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early! Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Spring Dates:
Saturdays, May 19 to June 30

Tuesday, June 26 (back to the last Tuesday of the month)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new. Enjoy a couple hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded 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 or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.