Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-08-20
Monday, August 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Burnaby Public Library, in partnership with the Burnaby Division of Family Practice, presents a free workshop by popular Burnaby Now columnist, Dr. Davidicus Wong. He will discuss:

  • What is hypertension (high blood pressure) and how is it a silent cause of heart attacks and strokes?
  • Are you at risk?
  • What can you do to prevent high blood pressure?
  • What do you need to know to effectively manage your blood pressure and remain healthy?

Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register online or in-person at any branch. For more information, call 604-436-5400.

 

Tuesday, August 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps you save money!

Do you get a buzz from scoring a great deal? Would friends or family call you a shopaholic? Have you been ripped off by a business or an online deal that sounded too good to be true? If you answered yes to one or all of the questions chances are you'll benefit from a session with the Credit Counselling Society.

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

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

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with 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 23
10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Pop up in the parkBPL is out in your community!  We're hosting a Pop-Up Library at Forest Grove Park (beside Forest Grove School).  Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services' playground leaders will also be on hand bringing fun activities to kids and their parents, including Imagination Play Blocks. 

A Pop-Up Library is a small, satellite library where visitors can browse, borrow, and return library material.  We'll have books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card!

For more information about this event, visit Community Outreach or contact Lise, Cameron Branch Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-421-5454.

Wednesday August 23
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


Pop up in the parkBPL is out in your community!  We're hosting a Pop-Up Library at Keswick Park (Government and Cardston), which has a water-play feature.  Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services' playground leaders will also be on hand bringing fun activities to kids and their parents, including Imagination Play Blocks. 

A Pop-Up Library is a small, satellite library where visitors can browse, borrow, and return library material.  We'll have books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card!

For more information about this event, visit Community Outreach or contact Lise, Cameron Branch Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-421-5454.

Wednesday, August 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please join us for an informative presentation on loans, cost, and obligations – offered in cooperation with Vancity.

The following topics will be addressed and discussed:

  • How to decide what kind of loan is best for your needs
  • How to understand payment terms and obligations
  • How interest is calculated and why it matters

Free, but seating is limited. Register online, or in person at any branch. For more information call 604-299-8955.

Presenters: Carmela Busto and Wendy Kao

Thursday, August 24
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


As we age, it’s important to stay vital and connected. Chair Yoga can support seniors by improving mood and enhancing our relationships to ourselves and others.

In this workshop Yoga Therapist Nicole Marcia, MA will provide an introduction to yoga for mental health.

Nicole has been a working in the field of concurrent disorders since 2008. For more information visit her website at: www.finebalanceyoga.ca



Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors since 2004. She trains yoga and healthcare professionals in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery.

In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. She serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and is an instructor and project coordinator in the Langara College Continuing Studies Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown eastside and is a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners. www.finebalanceyoga.ca

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so 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.

Friday, August 25
9:30 am to 11:00 am

*PLEASE NOTE: BOTH SESSIONS OF THIS PROGRAM ARE NOW FULL*

Choose either:
9:30am - 11am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Fridays, June 30 to September 01
*(no class on August 18)*

Age: 0 - 5 years

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch*

For more information call: Lynn Lin 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

Saturday, August 26
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Chess players! Come watch a wonderful true story about how the game of chess transformed the life of a girl in Uganda.

This is a 2-hour movie, suitable for children 10 and up, and their families. 

Free tickets will be available at 1:00 pm on the day of the event.

Sunday August 27
11:30 am to 3:00 pm


Pop up in the parkBPL is out in your community!  Join our Pop-Up Library for a beach day at beautiful Barnet Marine Park. Burnaby Village Museum will join us with information on the fascinating history of Barnet.

A Pop-Up Library is a small, satellite library where visitors can browse, borrow, and return library material.  We'll have books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card!

For more information about this event, visit Community Outreach or contact Lise, Cameron Branch Community Outreach Librarian, at 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, August 29th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grass_and_basket_with_colourful_woolCome enjoy a couple of 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.

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