Library Events

Library Events

Check back here for library in person and online library hosted events.

DOI need an ORCiD?' Persistent Identifiers for Research workshop, October 24!

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are increasingly important tools for identifying people, places, and things within the research ecosystem. But what are they, what benefits do they offer, and how exactly are they ‘persistent’?

Date and times: Join the Library on Teams on October 24th, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.


In this short 30-minute workshop, you'll be introduced to 3 major PIDs related to research - DOIs, ORCiDs, and RORs - and gain an understanding of how they can benefit you by unambiguously linking you, your affiliations, and your work. We'll work through creating or updating your own ORCiD record, and discuss how to leverage the connections between PIDs across the research landscape.

Additional Information The session will be recorded and made available for those who cannot attend.

Questions? Contact Melissa Cuthill, RDM Librarian at

This session is the second in KPU Library’s 2023/24 ‘What the Heck is RDM?’ workshop series.


Movie Night/Matinee with KPU Library: Halloween Edition

Bring a friend, bring a blanket, and prepared for a scary movie screening with KPU Library! Join us while we stream movies from the library's media collection.

Yes, there will be FREE popcorn!

Come and go anytime, but you'll want to see how it ends.  Everyone welcome, no registration required.

Warning: Movies are rated 14A and contain violence and mature themes.

Monday Movie Night @ Surrey Campus Library

When: Monday, October 30. Movies begin at 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

What: Double Feature: A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II

Where: Surrey Campus Library, 1st floor front area.

Scary Movie Matinee with Langley Campus Library

When: Tuesday, October 31. Doors at 1:00, Movie begins at 1:30

What: A Quiet Place

Where: Langley West 1005 (right beside the library)

Questions? Ask Us or email Kelsey Chaban

APA Drop-in Sessions

Have questions about APA Citation or don't know where to start? Come and ask a KPU Librarian all your questions and get the help you need.

On November 9, we will host three 1-hour sessions you can drop-in to and ask your questions. Connect any time during the session and stay for however long you'd like. 

Session 1: 8:00am - 9:00am (PT)
Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT)
Session 3: 5:00pm - 6:00pm (PT)

Connect to the sessions using this Zoom link

Climate+ Challenge Book Club

It's back! KPU Library and the KPU Climate+ Challenge have another virtual book club where we will be discussing Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast by local author John Vaillant. 

Critics have called Fire Weather a “stunning account of a colossal wildfire” and a “panoramic exploration” of the rapidly changing nature of wildfire and our relationship to it. Weaving together an account of the 2016 Fort McMurray disaster with the legacy of this continent’s fossil fuel industries, Vaillant paints the shocking picture of a new kind of fire that is burning hotter and with more intensity than what we have previously known. Read against the backdrop of this latest fire season in British Columbia and around the world, Fire Weather is both an urgent call to action and a warning of this new destructive force.    

We invite you to read or listen to the book in print, eBook, or audiobook format and sign up for the online discussion, which takes place on November 15th at 2:30-3:30pm (PT), facilitated by Wilson School of Design instructor Sue Fairburn. 

Everyone is welcome! For full event details and to sign up, visit Climate+ Challenge Book Club.

Long Night Against Procrastination

Come join us in the Surrey Library for KPU’s Long Night Against Procrastination and get started with your research, studying, and writing, while enjoying FREE snacks, coffee, and tea. At the Long Night Against Procrastination, you’ll find:

  • Writing, studying, and research support from KPU Librarians and Learning Centre Tutors
  • Optional workshops and study breaks in the Library Lab with tips to combat procrastination and give you energy
  • Fun activities, including therapy dogs, video games and board games, coloring, and more!
  • In person (Surrey): November 23rd, 5:30-11:00pm
  • In person (Richmond): November 28th, 1:00pm-5:00pm)

This event is drop-in and no registration is required. Come on by anytime during the event time!


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