Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-22
Thursday, April 25
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Come and join us to borrow library materials, make a library card, and learn about our many resources and programs for seniors and English language learners!

We look forward to seeing you at: 2055 Rosser Avenue.

Our next visit will be Thursday, May 23, 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Thursday, April 25
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you searching for a job? Why not attend a career fair? Once you have your resume and you know what sort of career you would like, attending a career fair can be a great way to meet potential employers and make a personal connection. Come join us in this free interactive session to learn more about what career fairs are and how to maximize your opportunities when attending them: how to prepare before attending one, what you should bring, what to expect once you get there, and how to follow-up after the event.

Please register by phone at: 604-436-5400, in-person, or online

Thursday, April 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a lively panel discussion on several aspects of the housing crisis on a local, provincial, national and worldwide basis. Panelists and general topics include:

  • Patrick Condon, UBC Professor, Urban Design: Why is housing so expensive? We need housing policies at all levels of government.
  • Karen O'Shannacery, Burnaby homeless advocate: Homelessness in Burnaby -- challenges and solutions.
  • Michael Geller, architect/planner and developer: Alternative forms of "gentle densification."
  • Jeffrey Yu, New Vista Society: Housing options for seniors including the role of charities.

Please register by clicking on the link above or by calling any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-436-5400.

Thursday April 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by the Credit Counselling Society to learn about ways to increase your cash flow and reduce expenses while living on a reduced income (CPP, OAS, other pension, etc.) to avoid relying on lines of credit to help you get by.

Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a "grab and go" approach - grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas and resources.

Please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online

Friday, April 26
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Fridays, April 5 to May 17
(Library Closed April 19 for Good Friday)

Friday, April 26
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Fridays, April 5 to May 17
(Library closed April 19 for Good Friday)

Friday, April 26
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, and silly songs - perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Fridays, April 5 to May 3

Friday, April 26
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For youth grades 6 to 9.

Join us for a night of board games and fun! Bring your friends or mingle with other teens and tweens at this casual board game night, with games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Fluxx, and more.

Gameface takes place at McGill on the last Friday of the month, nine months out of the year. Board games are provided, and helpers are on hand to guide you through any new ones you'd like to try.

This is a free drop-in program.

Saturday, April 27
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, April 27
10:15 am to 11:00 am

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.

Saturdays, April 6 to May 4

For more information call: 604-421-5454.

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