Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-03-26
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.

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.

Tuesday, May 7
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

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. Fun, free, and informative!

Tuesday mornings: April 16 to May 28
(No session May 7th)

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Some child-minding is avaliable.

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

Tuesdays, May 7 AND 14 - Must attend both sessions
6:30 pm to 8:30 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 formulas, 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 online or in person at the library.  For further information call 604-299-8955. 

Registration starts on Tuesday, April 9 at 10 am.

Thursday, May 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Emma Lazo from TRAC (Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre) will speak about the rights and obligations tenants have under the law.

Topics include:

  • How to protect yourself,
  • Security deposits,
  • Illegal entry,
  • Repairs and evictions, and 
  • Your rights and responsibilities.

NOTE: This talk is an introduction to the topic and is in no way meant to be exhaustive. Should you require more time or information, please book time with a legal professional.

This program is presented in partnership with People's Law School.

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

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Friday, May 10
6:10 pm to 8:30 pm

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of The Joy Luck Club (1993).

Follow the story of four lifelong friends, whose lives are filled with joy and heartbreak, and how their experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children.

This film is rated 14A (Consumer Protection BC) for strong coarse language and scenes of nudity and violence. It is not suitable for children and has a runtime of 2 hours and 19 minutes.

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

Tuesday, May 14
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

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. Fun, free, and informative!

Tuesday mornings: April 16 to May 28
(No session May 7th)

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Some child-minding is avaliable.

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

Tuesday, May 14
2:00 pm to 4:00 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 your library!

Wednesday, May 15
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Practice your English and meet other people in a friendly, relaxed environment at Cameron library. Each session, we will read a short story or news article together and discuss it in small groups. No preparation is required, but adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group discussions. Please join us!

This program is FREE but space is limited, so register online, in person at any BPL information desk, or by phoning 604-421-5454. This program will take place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre.

ESL Reading Circle

Thursday, May 16
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you planning to apply for Canadian Citizenship? Join us in a free interactive information session and learn about residency requirements, eligibility requirements, the process to apply for citizenship, the documents you will need, and what happens after you apply.

Please register by phone at: 604-436-5400, in-person, or online

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