Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-21
Monday, September 9
11:15 am to 11:45 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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Mondays, September 9 to November 4
(No program on October 14 - library is closed for Thanksgiving)

Monday, September 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Plants and herbs are nature’s ingredients that can be used for beauty and wellness. Learn which herbs can be used for different skin issues and how you can use them in your hair care routine.

Anastasiia Dushyna is a botanical pharmacology specialist with more than 11 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and knowledge of European medicinal plants.

We are also hosting Metis herbalist and educator, Lori Snyder who will be speaking on Embracing Holistic Wellness Through Native Plants (August 26, 7:00-8:30 pm).

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, September 10
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesdays, September 10 to November 5

Tuesday, September 10
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for a tour of job search and career materials at the library. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies and explore careers. Discover our resources on resumes, job interviews, cover letters and networking.

Tour begins on the second floor, meeting room 2.

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

Tuesday, September 10
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs and stories.

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

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesdays, September 10 to November 5

Tuesday, September 10
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn about estate planning, including:

  • Estate and personal planning documents
  • Probate and why do people try to avoid it
  • Estate gifting options and pros and cons of joint ownership
  • Seniors’ financial wellness

 Presented in partnership with Vancity.

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

Tuesday, September 10
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Session one:

  • Create a new spreadsheet
  • Enter, delete, format and sort data
  • Perform calculations with basic formulas
  • Save and print documents   

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.

Wednesday, September 11
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.

Held in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre, Wednesday, September 11th,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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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 library laptops using the Windows operating system.

Please register online, by phone at: 604-421-5454, or in person at the Cameron Library.

Thursday, September 12
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.

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