Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-21
Monday, November 19
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ahoy Matey! Embrace your inner pirate and make your own nautical hat and parrot for Pirate Day.

Ages 5 to 12. Program is drop In. No registration required. Please arrive before 3:45. All kids under 10 need to bring an adult who will participate.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Thursday, September 19
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a fun Science Literacy Week program led by Let's Talk Science SFU! This year's theme is Oceans. Registration required. Suitable for ages 5-10.

Adaptations help animals survive, and when animals live in different habitats, that means they need different adaptations. Throughout the workshop, students will learn about how marine animals have adapted to communicate, eat, and live in oceans, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Explore different zones in the ocean and discover the animals that live there!

Let's Talk Science is a nationwide, non-profit science outreach organization, that provides fully funded hands-on science workshops to students K-12 and community groups. Let's Talk Science SFU is partnered with the SFU Faculty of Science, and is volunteer run by SFU undergraduate and graduate students.

Register online, call 604-299-8955 or visit any branch. Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10.

Thursday, September 19
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Get the facts on home ownership to better understand if it works for you and your budget.  

Learn about:

  • What costs are involved in purchasing and maintaining a home.
  • What is required to qualify for a mortgage.
  • Whether renting or owning is better for you.

Presented in partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

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

Thursday, September 19
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In support of Science Literacy Week, come and listen to Paul Cipywnyk speak about Burnaby's watersheds, their historical development and today's salmon bearing streams. Paul will also discuss the work volunteer streamkeepers do on creeks and streams around the city, with a focus on Byrne Creek. 

Paul has been a member of Byrne Creek Streamkeepers for 20 years. He has served on the City of Burnaby Environment Committee and the Burnaby Board of Trade Environmental Sustainability Committee.                                                   

Register online, at any branch or call 604-435-5400.     

Friday, September 20
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 20
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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 computers using Windows operating system.

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

Registration begins Monday, August 5.

Friday, September 20
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Fridays, September 20 to November 22

Friday, September 20
3:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a Science Literacy Week movie showing! This year's theme is Oceans.

Journey in to the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Oceans is a spectacular story, narrated by Pierce Brosnan, about remarkable creatures under the sea. It's an unprecedented look at the lives of these  elusive deepwater creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play.

This film is rated G and it is recommended for children 7 and up. The movie is 84 min

The program is free but space is limited. Parents and/or caretakers must accompany children under 10. Drop in, no registration required. For more information call : 604-522-3971, or ask at any information desk. 

Friday, September 20 & September 27
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a two day workshop on September 20 and September 27, 2019 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.

Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or atse@mosaicbc.org or click here to register using their online registration form.

Friday, September 20
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a Science Literacy Week movie showing! This year's theme is Oceans.

Driven by a passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, filmmaker Rob Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthursty monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC). It has a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes.

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