Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-06-21
Tuesday, July 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn how to create healthy and financially sustainable meal plans and receive tips on creating frugal meals.

Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!



From the presenter

Two of the biggest goals we never seem to achieve are to be better with our health and better with our money. This can be challenging as we’re taxed for time and energy with our busy work days and family time. Finding ways to save time and money with our food budget can help us towards each goal at the same time!

Join us for our Food and Finances workshop to learn some valuable information and easy-to-implement steps. In the session, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the various factors that impact your food budget
  • Track your food budget so you know exactly what you’re spending instead of what you believe you’re spending
  • Learn how to create a meal plan
  • Save money on your groceries
  • Make meal preparation easier and less time consuming
  • Use a slow cooker to save time and money
  • Find low cost recipes
  • Use mobile technologies that can help you save money.

This session can help you get organized with your meal planning, shopping and cooking which saves you time and money while nourishing you and your family with healthy meals.

This is a 90 minute workshop that is fun and interactive! We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. 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.

Wednesday, August 1st
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome 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.

Wednesday, August 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. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this free drop-in program!

Thursday, August 2nd
6:30 pm to 8:30 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.

Friday, August 3
9:00 am to 11:00 am

If you enjoy walking in Central Park, this program is for you! An arborist from Burnaby Parks will conduct a tour, pointing out the douglas fir, hemlock, cedar and other trees for which the park is known A librarian will take the group to the park. This free program is co-sponsored by Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online (one person per registration) or phone 604-436-5400 . Please meet in the library program room. The group will be leaving for the park soon after 9:00.

Friday, August 3
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for the film screening of Wonder Woman
Amazonian princess Diana leaves home and joins a pilot in the war to end all wars.

This film is rated PG-13. The program is free but space is limited. Be sure to register online.
Want more Wonder Woman? Try reading the fiction book by Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman

Thursday, August 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s challenging to draft a will. What are some of the issues you need to be aware of? Join us to hear Jack Micner (Barrister & Solicitor) for an informative presentation. Free, but seating is limited. Register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details call 604-522-3971.

Friday, August 10
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library for the film screening of Murder on the Orient Express. 
Thirteen strangers stranded on a lavish European train race against time to find the murderer before death strikes again!


This film is rated PG-13. The program is free but space is limited. Be sure to register online.
Want more details on Murder on the Orient Express? Try reading the fiction book by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express. 

Saturday, August 11th
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.

Thursday, August 16th
6:30 pm to 8:30 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.

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