Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-12-18
Wednesday, February 20
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Parks Canada Learn to Camp team will be here to give a presenation and teach some do-it-yourself camping hacks to make your next camping trip more affordable! Use items from your home to make your own low cost camping equipment. 

For more information or to register, please call: 604-522-3971 or register online.

Thursday, February 21
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Parks Canada Learn to Camp team will be here to give basic knowledge and the confidence needed to safely experience your own outdoor adventures! Discover outdoor travel tips and learn about the survival items which should be carried with you on any outdoor excursion.

For more information or to register, please call: 604-522-3971 or register online.

Thursday, February 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a "grab and go" approach - grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas and resources.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society

Friday, February 22
6:25 pm to 8:30 pm

We <3 the 80s! Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of The Karate Kid (1984).

Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult task of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) and has a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Tuesday, February 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Money is one of the major sources of conflict in a relationship; join us for a presentation from the Credit Counselling Society on how to manage this dicey topic.

Couples will learn about each other’s money values, triggers and goals and work together to create a manageable and tension-less plan. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! We take a "grab and go" approach - grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas and resources.

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

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Tuesday, February 26
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!  

Friday, March 1
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Suffragette (2015).

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

This film is rated PG (Consumer Protection BC) and has a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Drop in, no registration required.

Friday, March 1
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to experience camping but didn't know where to start? You are not alone! Parks Canada's Learn-to-Camp team has you covered! Find out where to go on your dream camping vacation, how to book your site, and what you need to pack for a front-country camping experience.

Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call: 604-299-8955 or register online.

Thursday, March 7
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Do you have questions about sponsoring your family to immigrate to Canada? Join us in a free interactive discussion to learn about:

Eligibility of sponsor
Who can be sponsored
How to apply
Documents required, fees and processing time
Common issues

To register, please call 604-299-8955 or register online. For more information, call Mehrangiz Shahbuddin at 604-395-8000 or email mehrangiz.shahbuddin@issbc.org.

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

It is challenging to draft a will. You want to ensure your affairs are in order and if you have special wishes, that they are respected. Additionally, what are some of the other issues you need to be aware of?

Join us to hear Jack Micner (Barrister & Solicitor with Spry Hawkins Micner) for an informative presentation that will get you thinking about this important topic.

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.

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

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