Upcoming events & programs

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Monday, October 23
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pop up in the parkBurnaby Public LIbrary will be visiting a LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) school located at Windsor Community School (6166 Imperial Street, just off Imperial and Waltham).

We'll be sharing a wealth of English language learning materials - books, CDs, and more.

If you don't have a card, we can easily set you up with a free one - please bring government issued ID and a letter with your name and address on it.

You're welcome to join us!

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is here.  Come show off your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  We spend a couple of hours knitting, crocheting, stitching and chatting with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

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

Join Eve Lazarus for a romp through Vancouver's criminal past as she draws on cases from her latest book Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator.

Heralded internationally as the Sherlock Holmes of Canada, during his four-decade long career (1907-1949) Vance was constantly called upon to use his skills in serology, toxicology, firearms, trace evidence and autopsy to solve some of the most sensational murder cases of the 20th century. His skills and analytic abilities were so effective that there were seven attempts on his life, and for a time, he and his family were under constant police guard.

Eve is the author of many titles including: "Cold Case Vancouver: the City's most baffling unsolved murders", "Sensational Vancouver", "Sensational Victoria : bright lights, red lights, murders, ghosts & gardens", "At Home With History : the untold secrets of Greater Vancouver's heritage homes" and more.

Books will be available for purchase ($20), cash only.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

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


Get AppyDid you know you can get online versions of popular magazines and newspapers, for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This class will cover Burnaby Public Library's downloadable and streaming digital magazine and newspaper collections: RBDigital (formerly Zinio), PressReader, Canadian Newsstream, EbscoHost, and Qikan Chinese electronic magazines. Consumer Reports, New Yorker, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, House Beautiful, Elle, Maclean's, Vancouver Magazine, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Washington Post - thousands of newspapers and magazines from all over the world, in English, Chinese and other languages, all for free.

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

FREE but space is in this hands-on workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online, by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Coming next month: class in BPL's free languages and music apps!

Wednesday, October 25
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Break out of your reading rut and join us for a book discussion circle with a new book each month. We will explore new fiction and non-fiction in a friendly atmosphere led by our McGill librarians.

In October we will explore The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother's belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery - two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother's chest freezers. Moving between present and past, this riveting novel examines the myth of social heroism and traces the often-hidden fractures that divide our diverse cities.- Publisher

This program is free, but space is limited. Please register in person at McGill Branch or by calling 604-299-8955. Registration for this month's discussion opens on September 27. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, September 27, to pick up a copy of the book at McGill Branch. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

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

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. Each week a librarian will  lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. The conversation circle will also be on Wednesday  November 1,8,15,22,29 , 7:00-8:30 pm. Drop in and join us for this free program! 

Monday, October 30
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

This workshop is designed to help family caregivers who are considering residential care options for a person with dementia.  General information will be provided on how to access residential care in the community, as well as a review of some important considerations when choosing a facility.  The session will also explore the challenges families face when making decisions about residential care, and how to review some strategies for preparing for the transition. This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is required.  To register call the Alzheimer Society of BC at 604-298-0780 or email info.burnaby@alzheimerbc.org

                                                                           

Wednesday, November 1
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is here!  Come show off your projects and share in the fun of making something new. Enjoy a couple hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Wednesday, November 1
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. Each week a librarian will  lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. The conversation circle will also be on Wednesday  November 8,15,22,29 , 7:00-8:30 pm. Drop in and join us for this free program! 

Thursday, November 2
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A passionate and powerful collection of photographs that proves that, for better or worse, Vancouver knows how to make its voice heard.

Vancouver has long been a city on edge. From the 1907 Asian race riots to the Amchitka protests, from Doukhobor demonstrations to the Stanley Cup riots, Vancouver has a long and rich history of making its opinions and passions known, and in some cases, felt.

In City on Edge, Kate Bird presents striking images of the moments when the city stood up, took to the streets, and rallied for change—or exploded in anger. Whether planned or spontaneous, revolutionary or reactionary, peaceful or destructive, these moments caught on camera are proof of the unique restless energy and constant appetite for change in this wildest of cities.

Books available for purchase.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

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