Upcoming events & programs

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Monday, January 16
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Tuesday, January 3  at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Monday, January 16
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Join the Library and MedSleep for a short presentation on sleep disorders and what causes them. Learn about the hazards as well as treatment options.

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.

Tuesday, January 17
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia present this healthy brain workshop.

Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively engage in protecting and maintaing their brain. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend.  Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at 604-299-8955, in person, or online.

Tuesday, January 17
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 7

Welcome to an evening of sharing tasty food and fun at Brentwood! Connecting with other parents and quality play interactions are important elements of raising happy, healthy kids.

Play, sing and share books with Burnaby Public Library. Library time is an active, fun time designed for young children and their families. Learn a new song, have fun with words and language, and get into the bedtime reading habit early!

Bring a snack or dish to share!

This is a free program for our community! No registration required.

2nd Floor
Brentwood Community Resource Centre
2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

For more information on this please contact us at: 604-473-7947 etx.2507

Funding provided by a Vancouver Sun Raise a Reader grant through Literacy Now Burnaby

Tuesday, January 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Neighbourhood Gilmore Community School just celebrated its 100th birthday. Join us for a screening of a documentary by local filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti about Gilmore's century of change, with tales from the Crabtown days through the '60s. Hear how Gilmore has been an integral part of our community. 

Would you like to share your Gilmore memories and contribute to Burnaby's heritage? After the film screening, the Burnaby Village Museum will offer a unique opportunity - an "open mic" for you to share your story about Gilmore School, for up to 5 minutes, with the audience and (optionally) be videotaped for the City of Burnaby's Heritage Burnaby website. If you would like to do this, please arrive by 6:45 pm to sign up in person to speak.

FREE but space is limited; please register online to attend, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.

Co-presented with the Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association, the Burnaby Village Museum, and the Burnaby Archives

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 City of Burnaby Archives

Thursday, January 19th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Red_Knit_hat_on_crafty_snowmanCome and 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. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to start your winter projects!

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Friday, January 20
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Fridays, January 20 - February 24 (6 sessions)

This program is for Korean-speaking parents or caregivers with children, newborn to 6 years.

The objective of this program is to help parents recognize, understand and deal with their parenting concerns, such as health, safety, child development and behaviors.

This program is free and in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Registration is required. Limited to twelve families.

Please note: registration must be done in person at the Metrotown branch.

Saturday, January 21
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a presentation by Financial Planner and author, Alireza Fadaie on his book, "Personal Finance Mastery: How to get a black belt in managing your money".

With increased costs of living and dealing with uncertain times, you cannot afford to put off dealing with personal financial matters.

Learn about the different areas of personal finances - debt, managing cash flow, savings, investing, insurance, retirement and financial plans.

Sign up today, you'll be glad you got a chance to build your financial education basics.

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.

Sunday, January 22
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This program is now full, we still have space in the upcoming program Meditation for Stres Management (February 19).


Join us for an hour with Burnaby Public Library Teen Librarian and yoga instructor, Cristina Freire for an introduction to learn how to focus on the present. Let go of exam worries, day-to-day stressors and other thoughts that may disrupt your day.

We will explore different meditation teachers through spoken word CDs and then try their practice. Depending on your level of comfort you may wish to sit on a chair or the floor, feel free to bring a bolster or cushion with you.

This is a new program, seating is limited to 20 spots. 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.

Monday, January 23
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Helping Our Children to Grow Through the Early Years (1-5 years)

Mondays, January 23 to March 6
*No session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

This discussion based supportive series is for anyone who has ever wanted to talk about the job of parenting in a small group setting with other parents. Topics covered will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Some examples of topics covered are: managing temper tantrums, discipline vs. punishment, parent emotions, coping with the stress, and parent self-care. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for parents of young children to discuss their concerns and share their successes and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

Pre-registration required. Space limited. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
778-782-3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca