Upcoming events & programs

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Tuesday, September 19
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“What is the value of a home to a family? In her stirring first novel, The Turner House, Angela Flournoy explores this question through the lens of the Turner family of Detroit. Spanning nearly three quarters of a century and several generations, the book becomes a portrait not only of the Turners but also of their city—history uncovered through the inner life. Masterful, evocative, deftly rendered, it reminds us of the bonds, familial or otherwise, that link us all.” – National Book Foundation

Take part in our fiction book discussion circle and share your thoughts in a librarian-led discussion of the The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch first floor Information Desk or by calling 604-436-5410. Registration for this program opens on August 14.

Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, August 14, to pick up a copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch first floor Information Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Wednesday, September 20
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, September 20 to October 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, September 20
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, September 20 to October 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, September 20
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 Monday August 28 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.

Wednesday, September 20
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Become a savvy senior with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)!

Evan Kelly of the BBB will teach you about the tactics scam artists use to target senior citizens, the precautionary steps to take to prevent yourself or someone you know from falling victim to fraudulent activity and the red flags that help detect scams.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971, or online.

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

Wednesday, September 20
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Get AppyDid you know you can get e-books and downloadable audiobooks for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This first class will focus on Burnaby Public Library's largest e-book and audiobook collection collection, Library To Go from Overdrive, plus a quick tour of BPL's general catalogue. (Next week's class will cover our other e-book and audiobook collections.)

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. If you're bringing an e-reader, bring your laptop too. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

FREE but space is in this hands-on workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online, by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Coming later this fall: classes in BPL's free digital magazines and newspapers, languages and music!

Thursday, September 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. This course will introduce the essentials of creating a document on MS Word 2010. If you have basic computer skills but are baffled by word processing, this course is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday August 28 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

Thursday, September 21st
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is approaching.  What will you be wearing?  

Come work on your projects and share in the fun.  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.

Thursday, September 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand!

Burnaby Public Library, in cooperation with the People's Law School, is pleased to invite you to join lawyer Don Drysdale for a free class on personal estate planning and wills.

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

Friday, September 22
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, September 22 to November 10

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

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