Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-09-22
Monday, September 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of stargazing! Librarian and amateur astronomer, John Reid, will set up a telescope in Civic Square where you may see star clusters, double stars and other phemonoma.

We’ll start with an introduction on viewing the stars. If we can’t see the sky due to weather, there will be a presentation indoors on myths and legends about the night sky.

Open to all ages, dress warmly! Meet in the program room, first floor.

Limited to 20 spots. Register online, at any branch or call 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, September 25
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.

Wednesday, September 25
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, September 25
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for stimulating discussion on: When recycling offers no tangible benefit in our lives, why do it? Is it enough to imagine that society would approve? Should it feel good to do good? with moderator Keith Caspell.

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.

Drop in, no registration required.

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

In this discussion series, we’ll  watch two or three short TED videos on a specific topic followed by a lively discussion facilitated by a librarian.

This month, join us for a stimulating discussion of TED talks on Gut Feelings: How Our Guts Affect us.

This program will take place in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre.

Coming up in next month's TED Talks Discussion Circle: Climate Change - What Can We Do?

Register online, at any branch or call 604-421-5454. 

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

Explore a range of local history, heritage, and cultural topics through the Burnaby Neighbourhood History Series. Community members are invited to bring their own stories, memories and questions to share. Presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library. Presentations are free, but space is limited.

See photographs, share stories, and learn about the history of “the Heights” in North Burnaby. City of Burnaby Heritage Planner Lisa Codd will talk about the early development of the neighbourhood as well as some of the well-known businesses and landmarks that are still part of the community today. 

Register online, call 604-299-8955 or visit any branch.

Thursday, September 26
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, September 26
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, September 26
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Drop into our Tech Café and discover a world of digital information. Did you know that we have online resources such as:

Ebooks and digital audiobooks
E-magazines and newspapers
Music streaming
Online language learning

and more!

Learn about what's available to you and find our more at your library! 

Drop in dates for this fall: 

Thursday, September 26  2:30 - 4:30
Saturday, October 12       2:30 - 4:30
Saturday, November 9     2:30 - 4:30

Saturday, September 28
9:20 am to 11:50 am

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 Cedar Room, Cameron Recreation Complex, down the hall from the Cameron Library.

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