Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-21
Wednesday, August 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on the topic, "When does someone get the right to speak with authority? What context or history grants authority to an opinion, and how do listeners decide when someone is abusing their authoritative voice?" with Moderator Keith Caspell.

Thursday, August 29
9:45 am to 4:15 pm

If you need some basic tech help, you've come to the right place. Drop by the One-to-One Tech help sessions for the tech support you need. We are happy to help you with your basic tech needs, as well as introduce you to our online resources! Bring in your own device, or we will use library equipment. Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance with your computer needs.

Please register by phone at 604-436-5400 or in person at Bob Prittie Metrotown, Reference desk.

Thursday, August 29
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Drop in - no registration required.

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

Rated: G
Common Sense Media recommends: Ages 6 and up

Saturday, August 31
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

Tuesday, September 3
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about how you can use Twitter, one of the most popular social media platforms, to connect with an international community of users on a variety of topics such as news, politics, content creation, and daily musings. If you’re curious about Twitter but haven’t used it much, this session is for you!

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

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

Registration begins Monday, August 5.

Wednesday, September 4
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 4
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for stimulating discussion on: If young people are the future, why don't they vote? How important is representation to young voters? with moderator Manav Sekhri. 

SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

Drop in, no registration required.

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Saturday, September 7
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us at the Pancake Breakfast and Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony on Saturday, September 7 in Civic Square outside Bob Prittie Metrotown!

Expect delays as you exit the parking garage. Walking, biking or transit recommended. Check here for more details on transit options.

Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:30am.

Entertainment and activities from 9:00am - 10:45am.

Medal ceremony begins at 11:00am.

For more information call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, September 7
10:30 am to 12:00 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, no registration required. 

First Saturday mornings of the month, from 10:30 am to 12 noon, in the Cedar Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre.

For more information call, 604-421-5454.

Sunday, September 8
2:00 pm to 3:30 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, no registration required. 

Sundays, September 8 - October 27.

For mmore information call, 604-522-3971

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