Burnaby Festival of Learning at BPL

The Burnaby Festival of Learning is back at Burnaby Public Library!

BFoL 2017

From May 4-11, the week-long Burnaby Festival of Learning, co-presented by SFU and City of Burnaby, features a wide variety of free and fun events throughout Burnaby that engage and spark creative conversations with diverse audiences. Discover all the ways you can learn in your community: join any of the many free events throughout the week -- from workshops, tours, interactive displays, and more; there's something for everyone! See them now at the official Burnaby Festival of Learning website.

What festival events will be hosted at BPL?

In addition to our regular programming, our branches will also be used for several programs hosted by partner organizers. Please note that some of the programs require registration. Below is a list of events that will take place at BPL locations:

May 4: Star Wars Day, Cameron

May 5: Zero Waste Living: Reducing Your Waste Footprint One Item at a Time, Bob Prittie Metrotown

May 6: Rhymes, Songs, and Felt Stories: Tools to Connect the Community, Tommy Douglas

May 6: Racing Readers, Bob Prittie Metrotown

May 6: How to Quit Facebook, McGill

May 7: Teens: Take a Break, Tommy Douglas

May 7: Importance of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace, Bob Prittie Metrotown

May 8: SFU Café Scientifique: Viruses, Treatments, and Epidemics, Bob Prittie Metrotown

May 8: Chocolate’s Local and Global Impact: Two Sides of a Tasty Coin, Tommy Douglas

May 8: Get Appy: Learn Business Skills with Lynda.com and Safari E-Books, Cameron

May 8: Chinese Reading Circle, McGill

May 9: Spanish Reading Circle, Tommy Douglas

May 11: Finding Cantonese Culture in the Diaspora: A Queer Femme’s Journey, Bob Prittie Metrotown

For a full list of events and for information on registration, visit the official Burnaby Festival of Learning website.

Where can I attend other Festival events?

There will be free events throughout Burnaby in celebration of the Festival. There are events planned at SFU, Shadboldt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery, and other venues throughout the city. Be sure to check out the full event listings of the festival at Burnaby Festival of Learning.