Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-22
Saturday, May 4
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Star Wars OrigamiCome celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You) and the Burnaby Festival of Learning by learning to make Star Wars Origami. This session is a repeat of the 9:15 session. The workshop will be held in the Cameron Recreation Centre's Cedar Room.

Aiko Matsushiba has been certified by the Nippon Origami Association as an origami instructor and will be leading this session. She has held workshops at various community and resources centres as well as cultural events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Appropriate for ages 6 through adult. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but seating is limited to 20 participants. Register online or at any BPL information desk. Registration opens Apr 1. For more details, call 604-421-5454.Star Wars Origami

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Saturday, May 4
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Saturdays, April 13 to May 18

Saturday, May 4
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, April 13 to May 25


Saturday, May 4
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Sphero RobotLearn the basics of programming a Sphero, a small spherical robot toy controlled by an app. Make it roll around, change colours and navigate through a maze.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. 

For kids ages 7-12. Registration is required and opens on April 1.

Saturday, May 4
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come find the Burnaby Public Library's booth at the Youth Week Block Party at South Central Youth Centre to test out our VR goggles, loaded with 3D Star Wars experiences to make your May the Fourth spring to life!

Location: South Central Youth Centre, 6749 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby.

Saturday, May 4
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection.Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, May 4
2:00 pm to 4:15 pm

In honour of Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of The Force Awakens (2015).

Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the centre of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper deserter FN-2187, who have found the droid.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) for scenes of violence and is suitable for children over the age of 10. It has a runtime of 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Sunday, May 5
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we'll get you ready to offer the best gift to the one mother we all share, Mother Earth and the conservation of our natural resources. Do you want to hear about how you can reduce your waste footprint to help conserve our valuable natural resources? Then join us at this interactive workshop presented by Zero Waste Canada and learn about waste reduction and what the zero waste movement is all about. In line with the topic, we would also like to challenge you and all other participants not to bring any single-use items to the event. In other words no single-use coffee cups, plastic bags, or plastic bottles.  In return, we will teach you many other ways to reduce your footprint and help our beautiful blue planet.  We're all in this together and together we can make a change.                                                                                     


Mondays, May 6 AND 13 - Must attend both sessions
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 and 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. Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

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

Registration starts on Monday, April 8 at 10 am.

Monday, May 6
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, April 1 to May 27
No storytime on April 22 for Easter
No storytime on May 20 for Victoria Day