Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-21
Thursday, August 22
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An amazing part of spending time in nature is seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. Parks Canada's Learn-to Camp team will provide tips on how to safely view animals while keeping a respectful distance.

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

For more information, Parks Canada will be at the Cameron Library Wednesday, August 21 (7:00-8:00 pm) giving a talk on Trip Planning 101.

Friday, August 23
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This program is full.

Ages 7 to 10

Experiment and learn in an interactive technology program featuring Osmo. Play with shapes, numbers and letters using hands-on learning tools and an educational app for iPads. Registration starts July 30. Register in person at the Metrotown branch (Children's area) or call us at 604-436-5420.

Saturday, August 24
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

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

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, August 10 to August 31

Saturday, August 24
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This program is full.

Ages 8 to 10

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of littleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications.

Each child must bring an adult who will participate.

Registration is required and opens on July 30.

Monday, August 26
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

legoCalling all builders! Kids ages 4 - 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 3:00 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. 
Drop-in. No registration required.

Mondays, July 8 to August 26
(No program on August 5)

Monday, August 26
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Drop in - no registration required.

Come early! Space is limited.
Children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Rated: PG
Common Sense Media recommends: Ages 7 and up

Monday, August 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Indigenous peoples have used wild plants for centuries as food and medicine. Come discover how these plants support us physically, emotionally and spiritually with Lori Snyder, a Métis herbalist and educator.

You’ll learn how to identify medicinal and edible plants, native and non-native, in our urban landscape, and how their properties can improve wellness.

Join us for the next program in this Medicinal Plants series on Beauty and Wellness (September 9, 7:00-8:30 pm), featuring Anastasiia Dushyna.

The final program in the series talks about Culinary Uses and Knowledge (September 30, 7:00-8:30 pm) with Anastasiia Dushyna.

Register online, at any branch or call 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, August 27
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

summer-readsJoin us for one of our Summer Book Discussion Circles.

Bring one or two books from BPL's Summer Reads collection to share with the group.

Summer Book Discussion Circle Sessions:

Tuesday, August 27                                                    Tuesday, September 24

Come to one - come to all!

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5410.

Wednesday, August 28
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages: 9 - 12 years.

Book: I Want to Go Home by Gordon Korman.

A book club especially for kids! Here's how it works:
1. Register for the book club online or at the information desk. Pick up a copy at the Cameron Ask Me desk
2. READ THE BOOK!!! (You must read the book before coming to the book club, in fact you should get your parents to read the book too!)
3. Attend the Book Club in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre (located directly across from the library).

Space is limited and registration is required. Register online, in person at the library, or by calling 604 421-5454.
Registration opens on July 31

Wednesday, August 28
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.