Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-06-20
Monday, July 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

City of Burnaby Emergency Program Office logoBurnaby Public Library and the City of Burnaby Emergency Management Department are pleased to help you stay safe in case of a disaster. 

Earthquakes and other natural disasters can happen without warning and take many forms. Ensure that you, your family, and neighborhood are prepared by learning how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies, and develop a family reunion plan.

In Burnaby, we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

For more information or to register, please call: 604-436-5400 or register online.

Tuesday, July 16
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. If you have basic computer skills but are baffled by word processing, this course is for you.

Learn how to create a simple document and save it, and learn about other options in Word like copy and paste, spell check, font and paragraph, and printing.

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

Registration begins on Monday June 3.

Maximum number of people per class is 12.  Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Wednesday, July 17
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, July 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required.

Wednesdays, July 3 - July 31. 

For more information, call 604-436-5400 or visit any branch.

Friday, July 19
6:30 pm to 8:20 pm

In honour of Burnaby Pride, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Love, Simon (2018)

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for seventeen year old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life changing.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) for coarse and sexual language and scenes of bullying. It has a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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

Tuesday, July 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This class will introduce you to the basics of creating a slideshow presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010.  Learn how to create slides, insert text, and edit your presentation!                                                           

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 Monday, June 3.

Wednesday, July 24
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, July 24
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, "How explicit is our modern social contract? Do we need to formalize or codify what we owe each other?" with Moderator Keith Caspell.

Wednesday, July 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required.

Wednesdays, July 3 - July 31. 

For more information, call 604-436-5400 or visit any branch.

Friday, July 26
6:10 pm to 8:25 pm

In honour of Burnaby Pride, join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Call Me By Your Name (2017)

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

This film is rated 14A (Consumer Protection BC) for sexually suggestive scenes and sexual content. It has a runtime of 2 hours and 12 minutes.

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

Pages