Past Festivals - 2017

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Aaron Chapman: "Last Gang in Town" - May 11th

Join award winning local author, Aaron Chapman, as he unveils a fascinating account of corruption and murder between Vancouver Police and the east-side gang in his latest book, The Last Gang in Tow

Aaron Chapman: "Last Gang in Town" - May 8th

Join award winning local author, Aaron Chapman, as he unveils a fascinating account of corruption and murder between Vancouver Police and the east-side gang in his latest book, The Last Gang in Tow

Assessing the Opportunity - For Entrepreneurs

Understand the value of market research for competitive advantage and customer development. Learn how effective market segmentation leads to effective messaging, positioning and pricing.

BC Heritage Fair - May 12th

Student projects on Canadian history and heritage are up for display during the BC Heritage Fairs. Celebrate these exceptional students’ projects and explore our nation’s history. 

BC Heritage Fair - May 13th

Student projects on Canadian history and heritage are up for display during the BC Heritage Fairs. Celebrate these exceptional students’ projects and explore our nation’s history.

Burnaby Art Gallery Tour

Join the gallery staff for a 30-minute tour of the current exhibit and brief video about the history of the Edwardian-era Ceperley House. Tours start on the hour and half hour mark.

Computer Basics for Seniors

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be in a Seniors-friendly environment at Burnaby Public Library! 

Edible Gardening Workshop

Curious about growing your own food in an urban setting but don’t know where to start?

Family Storytime

Join Burnaby Public Library for fun Saturday morning full of stories, music, action and fun!

From Broken Slates to Newfie Jokes: 150 Years of Canadian Women’s Comedy by Dr. Diana Solomon and Dr. Sean Zwagerman

How has Canadian women's humor changed over the past 150 years?

Gardener-in Residence

Speaker: Michael Denhamer, Burnaby Food First Learn how to seed, plant, grow, tackle pests, and ensure bountiful harvests at the Burnaby Food First demonstration garden.

Great Salmon Send-off

The annual Great Salmon Send Off creates awareness about Stoney Creek’s urban ecosystem and serves to protect it through eco-friendly practices and habitat restoration!   

History of Burnaby by SkyTrain

Travel the SkyTrain Expo Line for a bird's-eye view of Burnaby's history, while learning about the electric railway line that was built along the same route in 1891.

Indigenous Archeology - May 13th

Learn how First Nations people have made everyday objects out of wood, bone, stone, and cedar for thousands of years from a professional archeologist. Dr.

Indigenous Archeology - May 7th

Learn how First Nations people have made everyday objects out of wood, bone, stone, and cedar for thousands of years from a professional archeologist. Dr.

Knit2gether at Tommy Douglas

Come work on your crafty projects with experienced knitters and dyers around you at Burnaby Public Library.

Move for Health Day

We encourage everyone to get out and get moving! Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity.

Origami for Adults - May 13th

Learn how to make 3D origami tulips with certified origami instructor, Aiko Matsushiba.

Origami for Adults - May 7th

Learn how to make 3D origami tulips with certified origami instructor, Aiko Matsushiba.

Racing Readers

Racing Readers puts F-U-N in learning. Interactive games, activities, and exercises are aimed to improve physical activity, literacy skills, numeracy skills, and social areas.

Retro Painting Party

Be curious and reveal your inner artist! This program welcomes beginner and experienced painters to participate in a relaxing and fun afternoon spent painting and chatting.

Rhododendron Festival

This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities

Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day

Science Rendezvous is the largest science festival in Canada that seeks to engage the public (and especially kids!) through interactive science activities, demonstrations, and laboratory experience

Science Rendezvous: Wonders of Gases (12PM show)

Find out which common gas is heavier than air?  Who discovered that fast moving air is less dense than still air?

Science Rendezvous: Wonders of Gases (1:30PM show)

Find out which common gas is heavier than air?  Who discovered that fast moving air is less dense than still air?

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