Events & Programs

Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18 (No program November 11 - library closed for Rememberance Day)
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!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18 (No program November 11 - library closed for Rememberance Day)
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!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, October 16 to November 20
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing -- perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome! For more information, call: 604-436-5420

Third Monday of the month, from October 20 to December 15
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to drop in on the third Monday of each month 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. This is a drop-in event. Registration is not required.

Monday, October 20, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Monday, November 17, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Monday, December 15, 3:00 to 4:30pm

For more information, please call 604-421-5454.

Wednesday, October 22
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for spooktacular stories and songs to set the ghostly mood for Halloween!

Free! No registration required.

For kids ages 5 to 9 and their families.

Wednesday, October 22
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us Wednesday evenings this fall for a lively series on local history. Speakers include Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Archives staff, as well as local historians and environmentalists.

Paul Cipywnyk of the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers Society, Elmer Rudolph of the Sapperton Fish and Game Club, and Lisa Codd of the Burnaby Village Museum will talk about the history of Burnaby’s waterways as well as more recent conservation efforts.

Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Archives, the Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Public Library, the Heights Neighbourhood Association, and the Burnaby Historical Society. This talk will take place at Forest Grove Elementary School at 8525 Forest Grove. The other lectures in this series are:

Ladies of Deer Lake: the Women of Hart House & Fairacres
Wednesday, October 8, 7-8 pm

South Burnaby on Film: Home Movies From the Metrotown Area, 1930s-1960s
Wednesday, October 15, 7-8 pm

Edmonds Community History: Early History of the Area
Wednesday, October 29, 7-8 pm

Living on the Waterfront: Burnaby's Crabtown & Vancouver's Blenheim Flats
Wednesday, November 5, 7-8 pm

Advance registration for this free event is required. Please call the Metrotown branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Thursday, October 23
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free job search strategies and networking workshop given by MOSAIC. This workshop will help you to:

  • Learn how to develop and strengthen your network of contacts and how to reach employers.
  • Learn the process of building relationships and having the right connections that can help open doors for future employment opportunities.
  • Help to identify sources of potential job leads.
  • Increase the visibility and credibility within your field.

To register, please contact MOSAIC and have your PR card ready. Please 604-438-8214 ext. 112 or email fbilikano@mosaicbc.com

Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Freighter Vanlene, wrecked off the coast of Vancouver IslandCountless shipwrecks are scattered over the rocks and on the sea bed of BC's coastal waters - sailing ships from hundreds of years ago, modern freighters, military vessels, tugboats, fishing boats and more than a few passenger ships. Among them are the bones of their crews and passengers. On cold, windy nights at sea, when rain and snow bring visibility down to almost zero, one can almost hear the groans and screechings of the ghostly ships.

Anthony DaltonB.C. historian, adventure guide, and award-winning author Anthony Dalton tells the exciting and tragic tales of these men, women, and ships. His presentation and slide show are based on two of his 10 books about the sea, The Graveyard of the Pacific and A Long, Dangerous Coastline. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, he has lectured in many parts of the world, and is a frequent guest speaker on board cruises.

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

This event is part of a series of Adventure & History at McGill:

Friday, October 24
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A free, public workshop presented by Shawn Yu, and manager/facilitator with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.' Immigrants in Trades Training Initiative.  The presentation will include an overview of the latest BC labour market information, and available provincial employment resources and support services.

This workshop is available for naturalized Canadian citizens, temporary foreign workers and PNP waiting for permanent residence. For more information and to register, please call S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at 604-559-3002.

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Friday, October 24
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Instruction, board games, snacks and pizza will be provided. For youth grades 6 - 9.

The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL Information Desk.

Questions? Ask any BPL information desk or contact Teen
Services Librarian Rachel (604-297-4809) or email me.

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