Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-09-18
Saturday, October 6
10:30 am to 12:30 pm


Join facilitators amateur gardener, Revel Kunz, who grew organic food for her B&B and Nadine Styan of My Garden Coach for a talk on how you can prepare your garden for the new year.




This presentation will cover the following:

  1. Preparing for winter,
  2. Composting, create your own fertilizer,
  3. Harvesting through winter and,
  4. Exchange! Bring your seeds, harvest, pictures and stories of successes and challenges of this year.

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.

Tuesday, October 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Wednesday, October 10
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown 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 free drop-in program!  Program will occur every Wednesday evening,7:00-8:30 pm in October and November.

Friday, October 12 & Monday, October 15
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for a two day workshop on October 12 and 15, 2018 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 our online registration form.

Friday, October 12
7:00 pm to 8:40 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for a screening of Faces Places!

Director Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

This documentary is not rated and has a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes.

The program is free but space is limited. Please register online.

Saturday, October 13
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


knitting_yarn_colourfulCome 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.

Tuesday, October 16
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Hiring Fairs will be here soon and offer many opportunities. Are you ready?

At this workshop you will learn:

How to prepare ahead to make a good first impression
How to approach employers and make the most of the few minutes you have with them
What documents to bring
How to develop a pivotal follow-up strategy

This workshop is presented in partnership with ISSofBC. Tina Powers will facilitate.

Free but space is limited. Register online, at any BPL Information Desk or call 604-299-8955. For more information, please contact Janet Salvadore at 604-684-3599 ext. 1652 or email at janet.salvadore@issbc.org

Tuesday, October 16
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Wednesday, October 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown 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 free drop-in program!  Program will occur every Wednesday evening,7:00-8:30 pm in October and November.

Thursday, October 18
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for this informative workshop by ISSofBC on the various aspects of the job interview.

The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Come to our workshop and learn tips on: 

  • Interview preparation and readiness
  • Answering common interview questions
  • Responding to behavioural and situational questions
  • Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression
  • Professional follow-up

This program is presented in partnership with the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC), a central hub of refugee services and information. It is free to attend but space is limited. Registration is available for this program online, in person at the library, or by phone at 604-436-5400.

Immigrant Services Society of BC

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