Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-10-23
Monday, October 23
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and  Preschoolers  

(1 - 5 years)

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

Mondays, September 25 to November 6

To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca

Monday, October 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet,
entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving
and printing. The second class is Monday, October 30 10:30-12:30

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This
class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Monday, October 23
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pop up in the parkBurnaby Public LIbrary will be visiting a LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) school located at Windsor Community School (6166 Imperial Street, just off Imperial and Waltham).

We'll be sharing a wealth of English language learning materials - books, CDs, and more.

If you don't have a card, we can easily set you up with a free one - please bring government issued ID and a letter with your name and address on it.

You're welcome to join us!

Tuesday, October 24
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting in the Middle Years (6 - 12 years)

Tuesdays, October 3 to November 7

This is a supportive and educational series for parents of children ages 6 to 12 years. Understanding middle childhood development, encouraging social-emotional competency, responding to school and family life challenges, fostering positive peer relationships, communicating effectively, understanding temperament, and strategies for effective, positive discipline in the middle years will be covered. Parenting styles and coping with the stresses and strains of parenting will also be included.  The goal of this series is to provide parents with a forum to learn, to share and to discuss information and strategies to enrich their parenting experience.


Contact 778.782.3548  or infochld@sfu.ca

Tuesday, October 24
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

加拿大入籍準備 (英文主講配合中文支援)

Join us for a 2-day workshop 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 support available.

Please note the name and date of this event and register using the online registration form.

For more information, please contact Angel Tse (註冊或查詢,請聯繫謝小姐) at: 604 438 8214 ext. 104 or email at: atse@mosaicbc.org

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is here.  Come show off your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  We spend a couple of hours knitting, crocheting, stitching and chatting with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Tuesday, October 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening devoted to recommended mystery, crime and suspense. We will present fast-paced reviews of recommended books for mystery and suspense readers. Don’t miss this fun evening of inspiring reading recommendations.

Free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at the Metrotown First Floor Information Desk, or phone 604-436-5410.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday October 25
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Thunderstruck’ by Erik Larson.

“In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on September 27th. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, September 27th to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.Thunderstruck

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

Join Eve Lazarus for a romp through Vancouver's criminal past as she draws on cases from her latest book Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator.

Heralded internationally as the Sherlock Holmes of Canada, during his four-decade long career (1907-1949) Vance was constantly called upon to use his skills in serology, toxicology, firearms, trace evidence and autopsy to solve some of the most sensational murder cases of the 20th century. His skills and analytic abilities were so effective that there were seven attempts on his life, and for a time, he and his family were under constant police guard.

Eve is the author of many titles including: "Cold Case Vancouver: the City's most baffling unsolved murders", "Sensational Vancouver", "Sensational Victoria : bright lights, red lights, murders, ghosts & gardens", "At Home With History : the untold secrets of Greater Vancouver's heritage homes" and more.

Books will be available for purchase ($20), cash only.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

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

Get AppyDid you know you can get online versions of popular magazines and newspapers, for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This class will cover Burnaby Public Library's downloadable and streaming digital magazine and newspaper collections: RBDigital (formerly Zinio), PressReader, Canadian Newsstream, EbscoHost, and Qikan Chinese electronic magazines. Consumer Reports, New Yorker, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, House Beautiful, Elle, Maclean's, Vancouver Magazine, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Washington Post - thousands of newspapers and magazines from all over the world, in English, Chinese and other languages, all for free.

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

FREE but space is in this hands-on workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online, by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Coming next month: class in BPL's free languages and music apps!