Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-21
Thursday, September 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about personal safety and robbery prevention from the Burnaby RCMP’s Strike Force Unit.

Officers will present on current trends such as possible hazards on online sale platforms (Craigslist, Kijiji) and street robberies. You will also learn what to do during and after a robbery, and what not to do. This presentation includes a question and answer period.

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

Thursday, September 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Find out how representation agreements can be used by your legal representative to make major decisions on your behalf, including matters of health and personal care. This class will cover questions such as:

  • What is the difference between section 7 and section 9 agreements?
  • Should a Representation Agreement be used for legal and financial matters?
  • Who should have a Representation Agreement?

Presented in partnership with People’s Law School.

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

Friday, September 13
10:15 am to 11:45 am

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Fridays, September 13 to November 8
(9 sessions in total)

Age: 0 - 5 years

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Registration starts on August 7. To register, please contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S at: 604-318-2731

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multiculteral Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services and funded by the Funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Friday, September 13
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 Call Me By Your NameJoin the Burnaby Public Library and the Health Initiative for Men for a casual group discussion about André Aciman’s book Call Me By Your Name. “The story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.” – Publisher

This program is intended for self-identified male participants. The group focuses on novels that are by queer authors or about LGBTQIA2S+ themes. Registration for this program opens on August 16.

Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. 

Health Initiative for Men

Saturday, September 14
10:30 am to 11:15 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, September 14 to October 26

Sunday, September 15
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 but no registration required. 

Sundays, September 8 - October 27.

For more information call 604-522-3971 or visit any branch. 

Monday, September 16
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 16
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In support of Science Literacy Week come and discover Fernando Lessa's beautiful underwater photography of our urban salmon runs, including Burnaby's stoney creek and Burnette River. Learn ho we can maintain our streams and creeks so salmon will continue to come back and spawn.              

Copies of Fernando's book Urban Salmon will be available for purchase.   

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

Monday, September 16
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a session on personal estate planning and wills with Jack Micner, 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 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, September 17
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

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