Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-06-24
Friday, May 24
6:45 pm to 8:15 pm

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of He Named Me Malala (2015).

An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) for depictions of violence. It has a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required. For more information call : 604-522-3971, or ask at any information desk. 

Saturday, May 25
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, April 27 to May 25

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.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, May 25 in the CEDAR Room
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Cover_ForgivenessHeart-rending true story of Ralph MacLean and Mitsue Sakamoto as the Second World War rips their lives and their humanity out of their grasp. But somehow, these two brave individuals surmounted such enormous transgressions and learned to forgive.

FREE but space is limited.  After April 13, please register online or in person at the branch. You can reserve an individual copy online here.

Questions? Call 604-421-5454 or visit us in person at the Cameron Information Desk.

Saturday, May 25
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings 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.

Saturdays, April 13 to May 25


Saturday, May 25
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Raptors, such as eagles, hawks and owls, are protected under the provincial government because they are an integral part of our ecosystems.

Join us for a talk by the OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society where you’ll learn:

• How raptors help maintain a healthy ecosystem,
• How to identify raptors in Burnaby (they’re more common than you think!),
• How conservation efforts help injured or orphaned raptors.

This program involves live birds. See two rescued raptors up close!

Suitable for audiences ages 6 and up, this program might not be suitable for younger siblings.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, May 25
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.

Saturdays, May 18 to June 22

Sunday, May 26
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. 

Sundays, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and July 7 (we're closed on June 30)

No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

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

Origami tulipsCome and celebrate Asian Heritage Month with us and learn to make origami tulips.

Aiko Matsushiba has been certified by the Nippon Origami Assoication as an origami instuctor and will be leading this session. She has held workshops at various community and resource centres as well as cultural events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Free, but seating is limited to 20 participants. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971, in person, or online.

Monday, May 27
11:15 am to 11:45 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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Mondays, April 1 to May 27
No storytime on April 22 for Easter
No storytime on May 20 for Victoria Day

Monday, May 27
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The first months and year of parenting can be an exciting and wondrous time, but it can also
be a time when parents feel overwhelmed, exhausted and isolated while juggling many

Come and meet other like-minded parents, have FUN, and enjoy conversations
based on topics such as understanding your emotions, setting realistic expectations,
parenting tips, self-care, sleep, parenting roles and more.

Mondays, May 27 to June 17 (4 sessions)

Pre-registration required.

To Register contact Information Children
778-782-3548 or infochld@sfu.ca