Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-11-12
Wednesday, November 13
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of a web browser. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

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 Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Wednesday, November 13
4:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Come and meet fellow writers as you work towards the National Novel Writing Month’s (NaNoWriMo) challenge of a first draft of a 50,000 word novel. Writers of all ages and backgrounds can participate. Sign up for a free account at www.nanowrimo.org or if you're under 18, at www.ywp.nanowrimo.org.

If you’re looking for encouragement and a space to flex your creative muscles, you’ll find a NaNoWriMo host to help.

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27

Drop in, no registration required. For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Wednesday, November 13
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Need help with a computer, device or website? 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 the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library laptop. Please register for your session in person at the Cameron Library Information Desk or by calling 604-421-5454.

Held in the Juniper Room, Cameron Recreation Complex, across the hall from the Cameron Library.

Thursday, November 14
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2055 Rosser Avenue (at the corner of Lougheed)

Burnaby Public Library will be at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre every Thursday from 1:00-7:00 pm from September 19 to November 28. 

Come chat with us, get a library card, check out books, ask questions and more.

Everyone is welcome and special activities are scheduled during these times:

We’ll have an all ages storytime every week at 4:00 pm.
Sept 19: Community drop in
Sept 26: Community drop in 
Oct 3: BPL online resources and ebooks 
Oct 10: BPL online resources and ebooks
Oct 17: Community drop in
Oct 24: Community drop in 
Oct 31: Conversations with a community librarian (feel free to visit in your Halloween costume)
Nov 7: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 14: ESL conversation circle (1:30-3:00 & 5:30-7:00)
Nov 21: BPL online resources and ebooks
Nov 28 : BPL online resources and ebooks


We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, November 14
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Participants will learn about the myths around credit, the facts around credit reports, credit ratings and credit scores, alongside strategies on how to protect or repair their credit.

Presented in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Please register online, or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-299-8955.

Friday, November 15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
If you're interested in getting an Instagram account, or just created one but aren't sure how to use it, this class is for you.

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 Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Friday, November 15
6:00 pm to 8:20 pm

Chronicles one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, focusing on the men who protected their homeland, both officers and enlisted personnel who find strength and courage, and witness unimaginable horror.

This film is rated 14A, and it's 140 min

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

Tuesdays, November 19 AND 26
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 & 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.

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 Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Tuesday, November 19
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about the novel Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese.

Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He's sixteen years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they've shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son's duty to a dying father. What ensues is a journey through the rugged and beautiful backcountry, and a journey into the past, as the two men push forward to Eldon's end. A novel about love, friendship, courage, and the idea that the land has within it powers of healing, Medicine Walk reveals the ultimate goodness of its characters and offers a deeply moving and redemptive conclusion. - Publisher

Registration for this program opens on October 15. Register in person at Tommy Douglas Branch or by calling 604-522-3971. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up a copy of the book at Tommy Douglas Branch. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Wednesday, November 20
4:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Come and meet fellow writers as you work towards the National Novel Writing Month’s (NaNoWriMo) challenge of a first draft of a 50,000 word novel. Writers of all ages and backgrounds can participate. Sign up for a free account at www.nanowrimo.org or if you're under 18, at www.ywp.nanowrimo.org.

If you’re looking for encouragement and a space to flex your creative muscles, you’ll find a NaNoWriMo host to help.

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27

Drop in, no registration required. For more information, call 604-522-3971.

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