Upcoming events & programs

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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
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.

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).

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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
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the Arthritis Society are presenting from January to May a series of workshops.

With the first workshop of the series, Understanding Arthritis, you will get a clear picture of what is really happening in your body when we talk about arthritis. This will aid you in understanding the importance of self-management (pain management, medications, exercise and complementary therapies, etc.) and learn about the many tools and aids you can use to make life easier. We will also discuss the various programs and services available to you in the community.

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Other events in this series:

Registration opens one month prior to each event.

Monday, January 23
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


This program and its waitlist are now full. Thank you.


Join Laura Reid from Counter Cultures in this workshop, making a batch of probiotic sauerkraut together! There will be a demo on different variations of sauerkraut, including garden kraut (with root vegetables, spices and cabbage) as well as traditional sauerkraut.

This class includes:

-Hands on making your own sauerkraut to take home and start fermenting right away!
-Nutrition information about the benefits of fermented foods
-Recipes
-Tasting a variety of different ‘krauts’.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 24
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for the first in a two-part workshop to prepare for your citizenship test.

For more information or to register, please contact Angel Tse 謝小姐 604 438 8214 ext 104 or Atse@mosaicbc.org

Wednesday, January 25
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for the second in a two-part workshop to prepare for your citizenship test.

For more information or to register, please contact Angel Tse 謝小姐 604 438 8214 ext 104 or Atse@mosaicbc.org

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