Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-08-25
Monday, August 26
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

legoCalling all builders! Kids ages 4 - 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 3:00 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.

Mondays, July 8 to August 26
(No program on August 5)

Monday, August 26
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Drop in - no registration required.

Come early! Space is limited.
Children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Rated: PG
Common Sense Media recommends: Ages 7 and up

Monday, August 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Indigenous peoples have used wild plants for centuries as food and medicine. Come discover how these plants support us physically, emotionally and spiritually with Lori Snyder, a Métis herbalist and educator.

You’ll learn how to identify medicinal and edible plants, native and non-native, in our urban landscape, and how their properties can improve wellness.

Join us for the next program in this Medicinal Plants series on Beauty and Wellness (September 9, 7:00-8:30 pm), featuring Anastasiia Dushyna.

The final program in the series talks about Culinary Uses and Knowledge (September 30, 7:00-8:30 pm) with Anastasiia Dushyna.

Register online, at any branch or call 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, August 28
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages: 9 - 12 years.

Book: I Want to Go Home by Gordon Korman.

A book club especially for kids! Here's how it works:
1. Register for the book club online or at the information desk. Pick up a copy at the Cameron Ask Me desk
2. READ THE BOOK!!! (You must read the book before coming to the book club, in fact you should get your parents to read the book too!)
3. Attend the Book Club in the Juniper Room of the Cameron Recreation Centre (located directly across from the library).

Space is limited and registration is required. Register online, in person at the library, or by calling 604 421-5454.
Registration opens on July 31

Wednesday, August 28
5:00 pm to 8:50 pm

Burnaby Public Library is pleased to present local writing organization, The Other Eleven Months who has hosted weekly write-ins around the Lower Mainland for over 12 years.

These are quiet, safe space events for writers of all kinds. If you can't find a place to focus and write, these events may be great opportunities for you to accomplish your writing goals.

Join us and meet fellow local writers!

Drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, August 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on the topic, "When does someone get the right to speak with authority? What context or history grants authority to an opinion, and how do listeners decide when someone is abusing their authoritative voice?" with Moderator Keith Caspell.

Thursday, August 29
9:45 am to 4:15 pm

If you need some basic tech help, you've come to the right place. Drop by the One-to-One Tech help sessions for the tech support you need. We are happy to help you with your basic tech needs, as well as introduce you to our online resources! Bring in your own device, or we will use library equipment. Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance with your computer needs.

Please register by phone at 604-436-5400 or in person at Bob Prittie Metrotown, Reference desk.

Thursday, August 29
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Drop in - no registration required.

Come early! Space is limited.
Children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Rated: G
Common Sense Media recommends: Ages 6 and up

Saturday, August 31
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

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

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, August 10 to August 31

Tuesday, September 3
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about how you can use Twitter, one of the most popular social media platforms, to connect with an international community of users on a variety of topics such as news, politics, content creation, and daily musings. If you’re curious about Twitter but haven’t used it much, this session is for you!

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library.

Registration begins Monday, August 5.