Upcoming events & programs

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Monday, June 26
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pop up library at WesburnBurnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and Burnaby Public Library have partnered to bring free, drop-in family fun to Wesburn Community Centre (4871 Parkwood Avenue). Drop-in anytime between 10am and 12pm for an Imagination Playground and a Pop-Up Library!

What is an Imagination Playground?
An Imagination Playground is made up of large, modular blocks that kids can stack and move around, providing an endless variety of play patterns. Let your child's creativity shape the play. Have fun and practice co-ordination and balance while enjoying the ride-on cars, slides, and more!

What is a Pop-Up Library?
A Pop-Up Library is a small satellite library that Burnaby Public Library brings into the community. You can browse, borrow, and return library material, just like in a regular library! There will be books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.

Questions? Call Kelsey, Community Outreach Librarian at 604-436-5426 or Louise, Community Program Coordinator at 604-297-4572.

Wednesday, June 28
1:30 pm to 3:30 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, 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.

Wednesday, June 28
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a free seminar on credit history where we’ll discuss:

  • Why your credit history matters to you
  • Simple steps to build a good credit score
  • What to do if you need to get yourself out of financial trouble





Guest speakers:

Carmela Busto and Wendy Kao, Vancity

Space is limited.  Registration is available for this program online, in person at the library, or by phone at 604-299-8955.

Offered in cooperation with Vancity.

Wednesday, June 28
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson’s spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men – the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their deaths.  Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.” - Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on May 31st. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, May 31st to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Please note that registration for the Tuesday, July 25th 4:30-5:30pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Discussion Circle opens at 6:00pm on June 28th.

Thursday, June 29
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, June 29
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, June 29
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


As we age, it’s important to stay vital and connected. Chair Yoga can support seniors by improving mood and enhancing our relationships to ourselves and others.

In this workshop Yoga Therapist Nicole Marcia, MA will provide an introduction to yoga for mental health.

Nicole has been a working in the field of concurrent disorders since 2008. For more information visit her website at: www.finebalanceyoga.ca





Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors since 2004. She trains yoga and healthcare professionals in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery.

In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. She serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and is an instructor and project coordinator in the Langara College Continuing Studies Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown eastside and is a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners. www.finebalanceyoga.ca

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

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

Friday, June 30
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Board games and snacks will be provided. For youth grades 6 to 9. The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL information desk.

Monday, July 3
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years

Mondays, July 3 to July 31

Wind down at the end of the day with longer stories and funny songs. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Tuesday, July 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, July 4 to August 8

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

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. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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