Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-21
Wednesday, August 21
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Meet us at the PNE Fair!

We're thrilled to participate in Library Day at the PNE Fair. Simply present a BC library card at the admission gate to recieve entry for just $6, and save $9 off the standard adult admission fee!
Kids 6-13 are charged $5 and kids under the age of 5 are always free.

Come find us at the Library Zone, located near Toon City and the Snap Happy: A Do-It-Your-Selfie Experience Exhibit for some fun and free activities!

Public Library Day is brought you by Burnaby Public Library, Public Library InterLINK, and the PNE Fair.

Wednesday, September 18
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you interested in working in the trades? In this session, learn about getting started, career opportunities, apprenticeships, and what financial support is available.

Presented by Donna Henderson, Apprenticeship Advisor with the Industry Training Authority.

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

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

It's Science Literacy Week and we are exploring underwater themes with some of our new tech equipment at the library. Take Sphero on a swim or go on a virtual reality dive with Oculus Go. 

Ages 6 to adult. Drop in, no registration required.   

Wednesday, September 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In this discussion series, we’ll  watch two or three short TED videos on a specific topic followed by a lively discussion facilitated by a librarian.

This month, join us for a stimulating discussion of TED talks on Gut Feelings: How Our Guts Affect us.

This program will take place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre.

Register online, at any branch or call 604-421-5454. 

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Grade: 8-12


Dates: 
Part 1: Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 – 4-6pm
Part 2: Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 – 4-6pm


Join teaching artist Janice Liu of Young Artists' Place (youngartistsplace.com) at the Metrotown Library for a Manga Art workshop. Manga broadly refers to Japanese comics, or any comics or illustration inspired by the distinctive art style of Japanese comic creators. Participants in this two-part workshop will first design their own original manga characters, and learn how to draw the proportions of the human body from the front, side, and 3/4 view. Then, we'll create our own comics featuring those characters!

Artist Bio:
Janice Liu is the artist and co-creator of the children's graphic novel Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤. Her comic shorts have been published in various teen & literary magazines, and in the comic anthology Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women. Janice has been teaching art since 2013, and is the owner and teaching artist at Young Artists' Place in Burnaby, where she runs art & comics classes. She is also a creative writing and comics instructor at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.

Registration opens on Monday Sept. 16, 2019. This program will be held on the 2nd floor of the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch in the multipurpose room.

This program has two sessions. To register for this program you must be available for Part 2.  Registering for Part 1 automatically registers you for Part 2.

Questions? Call or text the Teen Services Librarian at 604-314-2480 or email myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This program has two sessions. To register for this program you must register for Part 1.  People who register for Part 1 will be automatically registered for Part 2.

Grade: 8-12

Dates: 

Part 1: Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 – 4-6pm
Part 2: Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 – 4-6pm


Join teaching artist Janice Liu of Young Artists' Place (youngartistsplace.com) at the Metrotown Library for a Manga Art workshop. Manga broadly refers to Japanese comics, or any comics or illustration inspired by the distinctive art style of Japanese comic creators. Participants in this two-part workshop will first design their own original manga characters, and learn how to draw the proportions of the human body from the front, side, and 3/4 view. Then, we'll create our own comics featuring those characters!

Artist Bio:

 Join teaching artist Janice Liu of Young Artists' Place (youngartistsplace.com) at the Metrotown Library for a Manga Art workshop. Manga broadly refers to Japanese comics, or any comics or illustration inspired by the distinctive art style of Japanese comic creators. Participants in this two-part workshop will first design their own original manga characters, and learn how to draw the proportions of the human body from the front, side, and 3/4 view. Then, we'll create our own comics featuring those characters!

Registration opens on Monday Sept. 16, 2019. This program will be held on the 2nd floor of the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch in the multipurpose room.

Questions? Call or text the Teen Services Librarian at 604-314-2480 or email myles.wolfe@bpl.bc.ca

Wednesday, October 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In this discussion series, we’ll watch two or three short TED videos on a specific topic followed by a lively discussion facilitated by a librarian.

This month, join us for a stimulating discussion of TED talks on Climate Change: What Can We Do?

This program will take place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre. Registration opens on Sep 25. 

Register online, at any branch or call 604-421-5454. 

Wednesday, Nov 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In this discussion series, we’ll watch two or three short TED videos on a specific topic followed by a lively discussion facilitated by a librarian.

This month, join us for a stimulating discussion of TED talks on The Power of Belonging.

This program will take place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre. Registration opens on Oct 30. 

Register online, at any branch or call 604-421-5454.