Burnaby Public Library Rotating Branch Closures

Burnaby Public Library logoThe Burnaby Public Library will be doing staff training. A library will be closed on a rotating schedule for the entire day. While that one library is closed, the other three will be open.

Burnaby Public Library Rotating Branch Closures
Cameron Library will be closed the following Tuesdays: October 6,13,20
McGill Library will be closed the following Wednesdays: October 7,14,21
Tommy Douglas Library will be closed the following Thursdays: October 8,15,22
Metrotown Library will be closed the following Fridays: October 9,16,23

All of the four libraries will be back to the regular open hours starting October 24.

Monday and Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00-4:00pm


In Memoriam Frank Townsley

Frank Townsley, Cameron Seniors Watercolour Painting Instructor, passed away on September 17, 2020, after being diagnosed earlier this year with ALS.

Frank taught Watercolour Painting and Photography classes to Cameron Seniors for many years. Every year, Frank and his students demonstrated and displayed their work at the Cameron Seniors Artisan Wine and Cheese event. During his career as an artist and teacher, Frank traveled the world to capture photographs and draw inspiration for his painting. In 2016, Frank published, British Columbia, Graced by Nature’s Palette, a book of his photographs and paintings of nature in the province of BC.

At Cameron, Frank shared his expertise generously with our community’s 55+ artist-learners. His classes were encouraging for beginners, and challenging for experienced painters and photographers. He has many friends at Cameron Centre, and he will be missed. Frank’s work can be seen on his website:

Frank Townsley


Burnaby Public Library Survey

Burnaby Public Library logoThe Burnaby Public Library needs your help in getting new technology for the Library.  Please take the survey by clicking on the link below to give them feedback!


Research Study with Older Adults

Watson Centre Society for Brain Health is currently recruiting otherwise healthy older adults (65 years or older) who are experiencing early signs of cognitive impairment. Researchers will be looking to obtain basic demographic information such as age, gender, education level and exercise frequency. We will be asking individuals to complete a series of assessments to assess cognitive function and quality of life (over 3 testing periods). All information will be kept confidential and participation is voluntary.

The purpose of the research study is to look at the potential for intensive cognitive intervention in slowing cognitive decline in older adults.

Program is delivered online, via your personal computer.

For more information please visit:
To register for screening:
Contact Lynnea Thorkelson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.