Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-28
Saturday, March 11
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

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

Saturdays, January 21 to March 11

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, March 11
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

Saturdays, February 4 to March 11

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

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Monday, March 13
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

It is important that everyone, from school aged children to seniors, understand that emergency preparedness is something in which we all play a very important role. Disasters take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, house fires, earthquakes, etc. 

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do. Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes. Why not spend spring break learning and putting into practice, how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.

Disasters have been occurring around the globe with unprecedented frequency, bringing to the forefront the need to be prepared for disasters of all kinds. In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

With preparation, the City of Burnaby's Emergency Management Program can become more resilient to the effects of a disaster and better prepared to cope after a major disaster.

NOTE: This program is also available Thursday night, February 2.

Everyone is welcome for this free program, 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.

Monday, March 13
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class is Monday, March 20 1:30-3:30

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, February 27 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, March 13
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join other BPL Teens to learn yoga and mindfulness techniques to cope with the stressors of daily life. In these unique yoga sessions, we practice mindful breathing, and slow, gentle movements to help calm our nervous systems. Re-connect with your body and breath. For teens entering grades 8 - 12. Be sure to register online.

Click here for information on other sessions.

Monday, March 13
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC) are presenting this workshop.

Why do we often take careful steps to ensure good physical health while ignoring or neglecting our mental health needs?

During this presentation, we will begin to cultivate a better understanding of how mental health is an essential part of overall health and why it pays to be proactive about our own wellbeing. We will look at and practice some strategies that can be used to improve mood, happiness, and life satisfaction. Your leader will also facilitate a discussion in which we will look at our biases towards mental health while exploring what it really means to build a mentally healthy and inclusive community.

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

Tuesday, March 14
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Tuesday March 14
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 10 and under. Drop-in. No registration required.

Wednesday, March 15
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join other BPL Teens to learn yoga and mindfulness techniques to cope with the stressors of daily life. In these unique yoga sessions, we practice mindful breathing, and slow, gentle movements to help calm our nervous systems. Re-connect with your body and breath. For teens entering grades 8 - 12. Be sure to register online.

Click here for information on other sessions.

Wednesday, March 15
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join other BPL Teens to learn yoga and mindfulness techniques to cope with the stressors of daily life. In these unique yoga sessions, we practice mindful breathing, and slow, gentle movements to help calm our nervous systems. Re-connect with your body and breath. For teens entering grades 8 - 12. Be sure to register online.

Click here for information on other sessions.

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