Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-03-17
Wednesday, April 11
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

WorkBC staff from the Fraser Works Co-op Burnaby Centre will be here to help you one on one in 15-minute sessions to review (not type out) your resume on different Wednesday afternoons.

A 15-minute session dealing with cover letters (bring your cover letter and a job posting) will be on: April 25

While a 15-minute session on interview hints (bring questions you might have) will happen: May 9

We will look over resumes (please bring your resume) again on: May 23

Drop in, no registration required. Assistance is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday April 11
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. Please join us for this free program!  More drop-in sessions on April 18, April 25.

Wednesday, April 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Have you ever been worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one on transit? Join Metro Vancouver Transit Police Constable Justin Biggs for transit safety tips. Learn how and when to make a report. Constable Biggs will share information on Metro Vancouver Transit Police areas, authority, priorities and more.

The program is free, but space is limited. Be sure to register online or by phone 604-522-3971.

Thursday, April 12
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join Laura Reid from Counter Cultures in a discussion and sampling of kombucha.

The lecture will focus on the abundance of recipes and methods, allowing participants to sample batches at various stages to further their understanding of the ferments they would like to tackle at home.

Note: This will be a demonstration only.

Participants will recieve an information booklet.

Free, but seating is limited to 30 seats. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

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

Saturday, April 14th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

knit_flowers_blue_backgroundCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Monday, April 16
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Perfect periods, cool! I'm fine despite my grandmother's hip fracture, right? Perhaps NOT if a menstruating woman is stressed she may have regular cycles, but no ovulation. That means enough estrogen but not enough progesterone for bone health.

In addition to getting enough exercise, eating well and taking vitamin D, menstruating women who want to be healthy into old age need to know that it is possible to have regular, normal-length menstrual cycles and not release an egg. These are related to losing about one percent of spinal bone each year. Bone density that is about 20% lower than normal for a 20-30-year-old woman becomes a risk for broken bones. This presentation will provide new evidence that we need normal levels of both of the two menstrual cycle hormones (estrogen and progesterone) to prevent bone loss. 

Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, BA, MD, FRCPC, is a Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UBC. She is the founder (2002) and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR). Autographed copies of Dr. Prior award-winning book Estrogen's Storm Season: Stories of Perimenopause will be available for sale with proceeds going to CeMCOR.

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, April 17
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Come show 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.

Tuesday, April 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Celebrate Canadian Bar Association BC Law Week 2018 by joining us for an information session on wills.

Writing a will ensures your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. This overview will cover:

  •  What is a will?
  • What are the requirements for making a will?
  • What should you include in your will?

Presenter Jack Micner is a wills and estates lawyer who practices in Richmond.He lectures at Richmond Public Library,Worksafe B.C., UBC Continuing Studies and seniors and community groups.This free presentation is offered in partnership with the People's Law School. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online or by phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

There will be another BC Law Week event on Thursday April 19, 2:00-3:30, Tax Tips for Estate Planning.

Wednesday, April 18
3:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for National Canadian Film Day for a screening of Bollywood/Hollywood. This film is rated G. The event is free. No registration required.  


Set in Toronto and its wealthier suburbs, Bollywood/Hollywood joyfully subverts the romantic conventions of both cultures. Rahul (Khanna), a rich South Asian– Canadian dot-com entrepreneur, is pressured by his mother (Chatterjee) and grandmother to find a nice Hindu girl to accompany him to his sister’s (Malik’s) elaborate wedding ceremony.

As a joking way of accommodating them, he hires Sue (Ray), a beautiful escort girl, to pretend to be his fiancée. Naturally, the two fall in love, and just as naturally, complications ensue. Incorporating the wild stylistic excesses of Bollywood — the melodrama, the choreography and the music — Mehta allows Indian culture and societal attitudes to play out in Toronto.

“Much hilarity, joyful song and dance numbers and a surprisingly touching love story.” — Kevin Laforest, Montreal Film Journal

Wednesday, April 18
6:30 pm to 8:25 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for National Canadian Film Day for a screening of 
Maudie. This film is rated PG. The event is free. No registration required.  


Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada's best known and most loved folk artists.

The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.

A touching and inspiring story about following one's dreams in spite of life's obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.

"Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity." – Tomris Laffly, Time Out