Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-01-17
Friday, February 1
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

We <3 the 80s! Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Indiana Jones and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) and has a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Sunday, February 3
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Families, teens and adults are invited to drop in between 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm to make a lantern and welcome in the year of the pig.

Supplies are limited, please arrive early.

Ages 6 and up. No registration required.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10 years old.

Tuesday, February 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. 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. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Wednesday, February 6
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.

Thursday, February 7
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an informative presentation with Jack Micner.

A power of attorney can help protect your assets and serve to recognize and respond to financial abuse. It outlines one's wishes and expectations on issues such as their care.

Learn what you need to set it up and provide a peace of mind on matters that are important to you if you are ever incapacitated.

NOTE: This talk is an introduction to the topic and is in no way meant to be exhaustive. Should you require more time or information, please book time with a legal professional.

This program is presented in partnership with People's Law School.

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

Friday, February 8
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

We <3 the 80s! Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a boy in need of a friend. Together they find a way to help E.T. get back home. Along the way, both child and alien learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) and has a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Tuesday, February 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. 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. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Wednesday, February 13
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.

Friday, February 15 & Friday, February 22
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a two day workshop on February 15 & February 22, 2019 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.


Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or atse@mosaicbc.org or click here to register using their online registration form.

Friday, February 15
6:50 pm to 8:30 pm

We <3 the 80s! Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of The Princess Bride (1987).

Heartbroken over the death of her beloved Westley, beautiful Buttercup finally succumbs to the advances of the wicked Prince Humperdinck. Yet, when she's suddenly kidnapped by a motley band of deviants, what gallant hero comes to the rescue? None other than Westley-- alive, well and as wonderful as ever. But before these two can live happily ever after, they must first overcome formidable odds. Will these star-crossed lovers ever fulfill their destiny? Or, this time, will Buttercup lose Westley forever?

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) and has a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

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