Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-06-24
Friday, July 12
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for the film screening of Babe.

Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee, Babe is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn't quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be - even an award-winning sheepdog! With the help of a delightful assortment of barnyard friends, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life in this endearing and fun-filled tale the whole family will love.* 

This film is rated G and it is recommended for children 6 and up (Common Sense Media). The movie is 91 min

The program is free but space is limited. Please arrive before 2:00pm. Doors will open at 1:50pm. Parents and/or caretakers must accompany children under 10.

* Synopsis modified from DVD description.  

Friday, July 12
6:50 pm to 8:15 pm

In honour of Burnaby Pride, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of But I'm a Cheerleader (1999).

Megan's super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm until her parents suspect that she may be showing deviant tendencies and send her off to a camp to correct them.

This film is rated 14A (Consumer Protection BC) for coarse and suggestive language and suggestive scenes. It has a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required. For more information call : 604-522-3971, or ask at any information desk. 

Friday, July 12
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years.

Travel the globe!  We'll share folktales from around the world and make folk toys to take home.

Caregivers must stay with children. Space is limited  please come early to avoid disappointment.

Fridays, July 5 to August 2. On July 12, an American Sign Language interpreter will be present and stories will be interpreted in ASL.

For more information, call 604-436-5420 or e-mail Randi at the library: randi.robin@bpl.bc.ca

Saturday, July 13
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings 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.

Saturdays, June 29 to July 27


Saturday, July 13
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

tech mashup

Explore virtual reality with our VR goggles, create a machine to do your bidding with LittleBits, and try our Sphero programming challenges – or invent your own!  
All tech will be supplied by the library. 

Teens entering grades 8 – 12 can register online or in person. 
Registration opens July 2, 2019.

Questions?  Contact the Teen Services Librarian at myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca, or call or text 604-314-2480. 
Online Registration: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Monday July 15 and Monday July 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel -creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet.

Students are expected to attend both sessions.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Registration begins on Monday June 3.

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

Monday, July 15
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, July 8 to July 29

Monday, July 15
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

legoCalling all builders! Kids ages 4 - 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 3:00 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. 
Drop-in. No registration required.

Mondays, July 8 to August 26
(No program on August 5)

Monday, July 15
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calling all teen leaders! 

Get involved with your community by coming to a Teen Advisory Group meeting, where the teen services librarians will guide discussions about what the library could do to better serve teens in our community. From books and tech gadgets to events and study space, we’ll chat about it all over some food! A movie will follow the meeting.

Meeting and food from 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Movie from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This is a drop-in program for teens entering grades 8 – 12 and food will be provided! All teens are welcome to come to the meeting and/or the movie.

Questions? Food or movie suggestions? Text 604-314-2480, or email a teen services librarian at myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca.

Monday, July 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

City of Burnaby Emergency Program Office logoBurnaby Public Library and the City of Burnaby Emergency Management Department are pleased to help you stay safe in case of a disaster. 

Earthquakes and other natural disasters can happen without warning and take many forms. Ensure that you, your family, and neighborhood are prepared by learning how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies, and develop a family reunion plan.

In Burnaby, we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

For more information or to register, please call: 604-436-5400 or register online.