Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-29
Tuesday, June 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn how to create healthy and financially sustainable meal plans and receive tips on creating frugal meals.

Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

From the presenter

Two of the biggest goals we never seem to achieve are to be better with our health and better with our money. This can be challenging as we’re taxed for time and energy with our busy work days and family time. Finding ways to save time and money with our food budget can help us towards each goal at the same time!

Join us for our Food and Finances workshop to learn some valuable information and easy-to-implement steps. In the session, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the various factors that impact your food budget
  • Track your food budget so you know exactly what you’re spending instead of what you believe you’re spending
  • Learn how to create a meal plan
  • Save money on your groceries
  • Make meal preparation easier and less time consuming
  • Use a slow cooker to save time and money
  • Find low cost recipes
  • Use mobile technologies that can help you save money.

This session can help you get organized with your meal planning, shopping and cooking which saves you time and money while nourishing you and your family with healthy meals.

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.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

Wednesday, June 7
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Need space for exam cram? Stop by Burnaby Public Library's Teen Homework Club. Teens grades 8 – 12 can come study, work on projects, and use our resources at this dedicated drop-in study session. Homework Club is located near Cameron Branch in the Cameron Recreation Centre's Juniper Room.

The program is a free, drop-in program. No registration required.
Please note the Homework Club is not a tutoring service.

Wednesday, June 7
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Read_and_White_Knit_Maple_LeafHurray!  Now you can come work on your crafty projects with others at the Cameron Library.  We will meet across the hall from the library doors, in the Juniper Room.  The Cameron Knit2gether will meet regularly on the first Wednesday evening of the month.

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
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.