Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-07-15
Wednesday, July 3
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.

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.

This program will be repeated Tuesday, October 15 at Tommy Dougas, you can register for it here.

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

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
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library bike


The Burnaby Pedal Library will be going to Stride Avenue Community School (7014 Stride Avenue) for a community barbeque.

Come and find out more about the Library and some of our non-traditional materials you can borrow. You can also sign up for a free library card!

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.

Thursday, July 18
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.

Thursday, July 18
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.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

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. 

Saturday, July 20
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!

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.

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