Burnaby Festival of Learning at BPL

BFoL 2017

The Burnaby Festival of Learning is back at Burnaby Public Library!

BFoL 2017

From May 7-13, the week-long Burnaby Festival of Learning, co-presented by SFU and City of Burnaby, features a wide variety of free and fun events throughout Burnaby that engage and spark creative conversations with diverse audiences. Discover all the ways you can learn in your community: Join any of the many FREE events throughout the week--From workshops, tours, interactive displays, and more; there's something for everyone! See them now at the official Burnaby Festival of Learning website.

What festival events will be hosted at BPL?

In addition to our regular programming, BPL will host a number of special programs during the Festival. BPL will also be used for several programs organized by Simon Fraser University. Please note that some of the programs require registration.  Below is a list of events that will take place at BPL locations:

May 7: Origami for Adults (Tommy Douglas)
May 7: Retro Painting Party (Cameron)
May 8: Author visit: Aaron Chapman, "Last Gang in Town" (McGill Branch)
May 8: Science's Secrets to Greater Happiness (Tommy Douglas)
May 10: Computer Basics for Seniors (Tommy Douglas)
May 10: Storytime for Toddlers (Bob Prittie Metrotown)
May 11: Author visit: Aaron Chapman, "Last Gang in Town" (Tommy Douglas Library)
May 11: Storytime for 3-5 year olds (Tommy Douglas)
May 11: Accessing the Opportunities, presented by SFU Venture Connection (Bob Prittie Metrotown)
May 12: Training the Educators of Tomorrow with the Skills of Yesterday: Storytime Skills for ECE Workers (Tommy Douglas)
May 12: Storytime for Babies (McGill)
May 13: Origami for Adults (McGill)
May 13: Knit2gether (Tommy Douglas)
May 13: Family Storytime (Bob Prittie Metrotown)
May 13: From Broken Slates to Newfie Jokes: 150 Years of Canadian Women's Comedy, presented by SFU (McGill)

For a full list of events and for information on registration, visit the official Burnaby Festival of Learning website and click on 'events.'

Where can I attend other Festival events?

There will be free events throughout Burnaby in celebration of the Festival. There are events planned at SFU, Burnaby Village Museum, and other venues in the City. Be sure to check out the full event listings of the festival at Burnaby Festival of Learning.

Questions?  Call Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian at 604-436-5426 or email us.