Upcoming events & programs

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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, August 21
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, August 21
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to experience camping but didn't know where to start? You are not alone! Parks Canada's Learn-to-Camp team has you covered!

Find out where to go on your dream camping vacation, how to book your site, and what you need to pack for a front-country camping experience.

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

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

For more information, Parks Canada will be at the Tommy Douglas Library Thursday, August 22 (7:00-8:00 pm) giving a talk on being Animal Aware.

Thursday, August 22
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Drop into our Tech Café 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 the library!

Thursday, August 22
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An amazing part of spending time in nature is seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. Parks Canada's Learn-to Camp team will provide tips on how to safely view animals while keeping a respectful distance.

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

For more information, Parks Canada will be at the Cameron Library Wednesday, August 21 (7:00-8:00 pm) giving a talk on Trip Planning 101.

Monday, August 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Indigenous peoples have used wild plants for centuries as food and medicine. Come discover how these plants support us physically, emotionally and spiritually with Lori Snyder, a Métis herbalist and educator.

You’ll learn how to identify medicinal and edible plants, native and non-native, in our urban landscape, and how their properties can improve wellness.

Join us for the next program in this Medicinal Plants series on Beauty and Wellness (September 9, 7:00-8:30 pm), featuring Anastasiia Dushyna.

The final program in the series talks about Culinary Uses and Knowledge (September 30, 7:00-8:30 pm) with Anastasiia Dushyna.

Register online, at any branch or call 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, August 27
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

summer-readsJoin us for one of our Summer Book Discussion Circles.

Bring one or two books from BPL's Summer Reads collection to share with the group.

Summer Book Discussion Circle Sessions:

Tuesday, August 27                                                    Tuesday, September 24

Come to one - come to all!

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5410.

Wednesday, August 28
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, August 28
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, "When does someone get the right to speak with authority? What context or history grants authority to an opinion, and how do listeners decide when someone is abusing their authoritative voice?" with Moderator Keith Caspell.

Thursday, August 29
9:45 am to 4:15 pm

If you need some basic tech help, you've come to the right place. Drop by the One-to-One Tech help sessions for the tech support you need. We are happy to help you with your basic tech needs, as well as introduce you to our online resources! Bring in your own device, or we will use library equipment. Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance with your computer needs.

Please register by phone at 604-436-5400 or in person at Bob Prittie Metrotown, Reference desk.

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