Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-03-28
Tuesday, April 14
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm


Tuesdays, March 31 to April 28
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm 

Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for reading practice in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.

Children must be in grade 2, 3 or 4. Registered children must attend all five sessions.

Registration opens Monday, March 2

Register in person at the Metrotown branch (Children's library) or call us at 604-436-5420.

Tuesdays, April 14 AND 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Build on your basic Excel skills and terminology in two classes.

You’ll learn how to create complex formulas, charts and graphs.

There will be time for individual learning, working in pairs, and practicing your skills.

Prerequisites: experience using computers, and knowledge of basic Excel concepts.

Participants are expected to attend both sessions. Register at the Tommy Douglas Library or call 604-522-3971.

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

Wednesday, April 15
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, April 1 to May 27

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed for members to establish professional connections. It is a digital space where employers and job seekers can find each other.

This information session will explore such things as the creation of a profile, the content you’ll find on LinkedIn, and the ways in which you can strengthen your professional network.

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, March 2.

Wednesday, April 15
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, April 1 to May 27

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 15
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. If you have basic computer skills and want to learn how to use a word processor, like Microsoft Word, this course is for you.

Learn how to:

  • Create a simple document
  • Format text
  • Copy and paste
  • Use the spelling and grammar tool
  • Save and print
  • And a few other handy tips.

Prerequisite: Experience operating a computer, keyboard, and mouse.

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

Wednesday, April 15
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Take advantage of having the ocean in your backyard! This program will provide an introduction to recreation activities you can enjoy near or on the water and safety precautions to take when participating in coastal adventures. Learn about tides, rip currents, beach environments, coastal weather and personal safety for exploring the awe inspiring west coast.

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

Wednesday, April 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Drop into our Tech Café and discover a world of online information brought to you by Burnaby Public Library. 

Did you know that BPL has online resources such as:

  - Ebooks and digital audiobooks
  - E-magazines and newspapers
  - Music streaming
  - Online language learning
  - Online software and technology tutorials
  - Online auto repair

And more!

We will be showcasing many of our online resources. Come and see us in the Juniper Room, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

Wednesday, April 15
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, no registration required.

Wednesdays, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24.

For more information call 604-436-5400.

Thursday, April 16
10:00 am to 10:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Join us for a morning 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.

Thursdays, March 26 to April 30