Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-06-24
Monday, June 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us and the People's Law School to learn about immigration law and staying in Canada. An immigration lawyer will discuss issues faced by permanent and temporary residents, including workers, students and visitors. Register at any branch, online or call 604-436-5400. 

Tuesday, June 25
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah.Born a Crime

“Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.” – Publisher

Registration begins May 31st

Register at the second floor information desk at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or call 604-436-5400. 

Tuesday, June 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Participants will learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses and live on a retirement income without having to rely on credit to get by.

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a "grab and go" approach - grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas and resources.

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Please register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-522-3971.

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Wednesday, June 26
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Need help with a computer, device or website? You've come to the right place - sign up for a One-to-One Tech help session! Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance, as well as an introduction to any of the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library Windows 7 laptop. 

Before you arrive, set clear goals for yourself of what you want to learn.
Bring the usernames and passwords you need to access your device and your accounts (including email and app store). If you are bringing your own device, be sure to charge it first and bring your charger and connecting cables. Please note that library staff:

  • May not be able to work with devices set up in languages other than English.
  • May not be able to provide assistance for some non-standard hardware or software.
  • Cannot reset your passwords for you.
  • Cannot repair equipment, or troubleshoot hardware and software problems.

Please register for your session in person at the Cameron Library Information Desk or by calling 604-421-5454. Wednesday sessions are held in the Juniper Room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

Wednesday, June 26
5:00 pm to 8:50 pm

Burnaby Public Library is pleased to present local writing organization, The Other Eleven Months who has hosted weekly write-ins around the Lower Mainland for over 12 years.

These are quiet, safe space events for writers of all kinds. If you can't find a place to focus and write, these events may be great opportunities for you to accomplish your writing goals.

Join us and meet fellow local writers!

Drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, June 26
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on the topic, "Is better to look at history as a single solid set of facts or as a set of narratives or metaphors? Which is easier? Is one more beneficial?" with Moderator Keith Caspell.

Thursday, June 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do.

Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before diaster strikes. Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.

All ages welcome. Register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events or in person at any BPL information desk. For more details 604-299-8955.

Thursday, June 27
7:00 pm to 8:20 pm

Medicinal plants offer us the beauty of different shapes and colors, as well as unique scents. Did you know that herbs are also a great source of ideas for wellness rituals? You will learn what herbs may be used for different skin types and problems and how you can use it for your hair care routine. 

Anastasiia Dushyna is a botanical pharmacology specialist with more than 11 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and knowledge of European medicinal plants.

Please register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-522-3971.

Friday, June 28
5:30 pm to 8:25 pm

In honour of National Aboriginal History Month, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001).

A small nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman. When Atanarjuat falls in love with a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader, he has to fight for her. She is won by Atanarjuat and the leader plots to attack him in his sleep. Escaping, he sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure of survival in the brutal wilderness. He returns stronger and wiser to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people.

This film is rated 14A (Consumer Protection BC) for violence, sexuality and nudity. It has a runtime of 2 hours and 52 minutes.

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

Wednesday, July 3
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop into our Tech Café the first Wednesday of each month 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, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!