Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-10-19
Wednesday, October 23
10:00 am to 10:45 am

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

Wednesdays, October 2 to November 20

 

Wednesday, October 23
10:15 am to 10:45 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.

Wednesdays, September 18 to November 20

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, October 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn about the threats to your online security and how to keep your information safe when using the Internet. Whether you are experienced with using computers or a beginner, this workshop will provide you with the information you need to be safe online. 

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

Registration begins Monday, September 2.

Wednesday, October 23
11:00 am to 11:45 am

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

Wednesdays, October 2 to November 20

 

Wednesday, October 23
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Wednesdays, September 18 to November 20

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, October 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free and no registration required. 

Wednesdays, October 2 - November 27

For more information call 604-436-5400  or visit any branch. 

Wednesday, October 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Explore a range of local history, heritage, and cultural topics through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History Series. Community members are invited to bring their own stories, memories and questions to share. Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library. Presentations are free, but space is limited.

How do we come to know our communities? What narratives and sense of place shape our connection to the lands we live upon? In this presentation, we will look at how dominant colonial narratives are embedded into the built environment, place names, heritage landscapes, and the very planning of our cities--contributing to exclusion and erasure of the local Coast Salish Nations who have lived on their unceded territories since time immemorial. How has “Heritage” contributed to the harms of colonialism? And what will it take to decolonize and re-Indigenize the stories, landscapes, and understandings of the places we call home? Led by Kamala Todd, Indigenous Community Planner and Filmmaker. 

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

Thursday, October 24
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Age: 3 to 5 years.

Join us for a preschool Storytime! Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Thursdays, September 26 to November 7

Thursday, October 24
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2055 Rosser Avenue (at the corner of Lougheed)

Burnaby Public Library will be at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre every Thursday from 1:00-7:00 pm from September 19 to November 28. 

Come chat with us, get a library card, check out books, ask questions and more.

Everyone is welcome and special activities are scheduled during these times:

We’ll have an all ages storytime every week at 4:00 pm.
Sept 19: Community drop in
Sept 26: Community drop in 
Oct 3: BPL online resources and ebooks 
Oct 10: BPL online resources and ebooks
Oct 17: Community drop in
Oct 24: Community drop in 
Oct 31: Conversations with a community librarian (feel free to visit in your Halloween costume)
Nov 7: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 14: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 21: BPL online resources and ebooks
Nov 28 : BPL online resources and ebooks


We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, October 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a session on personal estate planning and wills with Andrew Rebane, a wills and estates lawyer.  This workshop will cover the following questions:  

  • What is a will?
  • What are the requirements for making a will?
  • What should you include in your will?

Presented in partnership with People's Law School

Register online, at any branch or call 604-299-8955. 

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