Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-25
Saturday, June 10
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

BikeBurnaby Public Library and PEDAL Our Community Bike present this program.

Come for a two-hour session for an introduction to basic bike maintenance presented by an experienced mechanic from Our Community Bikes, a nonprofit community bike shop operating since 1993 in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.

We will be covering most types of a mechanical process like bearings and wheels, cable systems, and some basic mechanics such as troubleshooting mechanical breakdown, changing a flat tire, and other areas of basic maintenance.

This event is free, but space is limited. Please do not bring your bike.To avoid disappointments please register online or by calling 604-436-5400

This program will host once again on September 16.

Saturday, June 10
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, June 1 to June 29

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Saturday, June 10th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Knit_Maple_Leaf_white_on_redSaturday, June 10th is World Wide Knit in Public Day.  You can work on your crafty projects with friends at Burnaby Public Library.

Come see our red and white charity blanket celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday!  63 squares in total!

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.

Saturday, June 10
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Monday, June 12
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Mondays, May 1 to June 12
*no session May 22 - Library closed for Victoria Day*

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED. Limited child-care spots available.

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

Monday, June 12
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop,including tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you  want to acquire more business & technology skills, AND are proficient in using the computer, then this session is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have a valid Burnaby Public Library card.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, May 29 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, June 12
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

This will be the last of three presentations for a series by the Art of Living Foundation. This presentation will allow you to experience the power of music and sound vibrations to soothe the nervous system and provide deep rest to the mind.

The first session was on Monday, April 10 about Stress Management Through Breath and the second on Monday, May 15 on Stress and Energy.

This series will combine the depth of ancient practices & modern day practicality. Some of the benefits include:

  • Increase self-awareness and sense of clarity
  • Feel more energized yet relaxed
  • Reduce stress levels significantly
  • Achieve greater work-life balance
  • Develop and nurture soft skills & inter-personal skills
  • Improve relationships at work and at home
  • Greater sense of joy, happiness and enthusiasm
  • Experience more confidence

The Art of Living Foundation's vistion is to create a stress-free, violence-free society and we have taken significant strides in this direction through humanitarian and educational initiatives over the last 35 years. We believe making this vision a reality begins at the individual level when people can experience practical tools and techniques to effectively manage stress and negative emotions. 

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, June 13
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by local author, Kate Bird who will be here to give a fascinating talk and slideshow on her book, Vancouver in the Seventies.

This title illustrates the vast changes and growth; politically, socially, economically, and culturally. Graced with exclusive photos from the Vancouver Sun's photographic holdings, Vancouver in the Seventies captures a very unique time in the city's history.

Books are available for purchase, cash only.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

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

Wednesday, June 14
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

audiobooksCome hear our librarians' picks of excellent audiobooks for all ages - on CD and downloadable to your mobile device. Great listening for summer road trips, commuting, cleaning, gardening, or any time!

Held in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the Cameron Library.

FREE but space is limited; register online, in person at the library, or by calling 604 421-5454. 

Wednesday June 14
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Living on a retirement income is challenging for obvious reasons – income is fixed but the cost of living continues to increase year after year. Furthermore, if we’re living on a retirement income, our ability and capacity to earn may be limited and we may be supplementing our living expenses with credit. And in some situations, we may also be helping and supporting a family member or a friend. This situation can create a downward spiral of financial stress and anxiety.

However, there’s hope! In the Living on a Retirement Income workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the challenges of living on a retirement income;
  • Take stock of your unique financial situation (your income, assets, liabilities, debts, and monthly expenses);
  • Identify ways to increase your income;
  • Identify ways to decrease your expenses;
  • Identify ways to save money on the following: housing, transportation, health, food, utilities, and entertainment;
  • Recognize if friends and/or family are costing you money;
  • Find ways to save money;
  • Look at your options for talking to a professional; and
  • Recognize signs that you may need more help.

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.

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

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.