Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2019-09-16
Monday, September 16
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In support of Science Literacy Week come and discover Fernando Lessa's beautiful underwater photography of our urban salmon runs, including Burnaby's stoney creek and Burnette River. Learn ho we can maintain our streams and creeks so salmon will continue to come back and spawn.              

Copies of Fernando's book Urban Salmon will be available for purchase.   

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

Tuesday, September 17
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn Microsoft Excel basics in two sessions, September 10 and September 17.

Session two:

  • Create a budget spreadsheet
  • Apply multiplication and division formulas
  • Use spreadsheet data to create a chart or graph

During session two, there will be 30 minutes to practice and ask questions.   

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.  Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

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

Registration begins Monday, August 5.

Tuesday, September 17
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The FriendJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.

"When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdered with the unwanted dog he has left behind.  Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion." - Publisher.

Registraton begins August 20.

Register at Tommy Douglas branch or call 604-522-3971.  Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book from the branch.


Wednesday, September 18
5:00 pm to 8:50 pm

Burnaby Public Library is pleased to present local writing organization, The Other Eleven Months who has hosted weekly write-ins around the Lower Mainland for over 12 years.

These are quiet, safe space events for writers of all kinds. If you can't find a place to focus and write, these events may be great opportunities for you to accomplish your writing goals.

Join us and meet fellow local writers!

Drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, September 18
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you interested in working in the trades? In this session, learn about getting started, career opportunities, apprenticeships, and what financial support is available.

Presented by Donna Henderson, Apprenticeship Advisor with the Industry Training Authority.

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


Monday, September 19
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ahoy Matey! Embrace your inner pirate and make your own nautical hat and parrot for Pirate Day.

Ages 5 to 12. Program is drop In. No registration required. Please arrive before 3:45. All kids under 10 need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Friday, September 20
10:15 am to 11:45 am

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

Fridays, September 13 to November 8
(9 sessions in total)

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)

Registration starts on August 7. To register, please contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S at: 604-318-2731

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multiculteral Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services and funded by the Funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Friday, September 20
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Are you new to using a computer? Learn the basics to get you started.

In this workshop, we’ll go over how to:

  • Use a mouse and keyboard
  • Work with folders and files
  • Search the internet

We’ll be working with computers using Windows operating system.

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

Registration begins Monday, August 5.

Friday, September 20
3:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a Science Literacy Week movie showing! This year's theme is Oceans.

Journey in to the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Oceans is a spectacular story, narrated by Pierce Brosnan, about remarkable creatures under the sea. It's an unprecedented look at the lives of these  elusive deepwater creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play.

This film is rated G and it is recommended for children 7 and up. The movie is 84 min

The program is free but space is limited. Parents and/or caretakers must accompany children under 10. Drop in, no registration required. For more information call : 604-522-3971, or ask at any information desk. 

Friday, September 20 & September 27
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a two day workshop on September 20 and September 27, 2019 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.

Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or or click here to register using their online registration form.