Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-25
Saturday, September 16
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

BikeBurnaby Public Library and PEDAL Our Community Bike are pleased to 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 disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400.

 

Wednesday, September 20
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Become a savvy senior with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)!

Evan Kelly of the BBB will teach you about the tactics scam artists use to target senior citizens, the precautionary steps to take to prevent yourself from falling victim to fraudulent activity and the red flags that help detect scams.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971, or online.

Thursday, September 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand!

Burnaby Public Library, in cooperation with the People's Law School, is pleased to invite you to join lawyer Don Drysdale for a free class on personal estate planning and wills.

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

Sunday September 24
11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Join us at Burnaby Village Museum and visit the Pop-Up Library!  You can browse, borrow, and return library material, just like in a regular library. There will be books for all ages and you'll be able to learn about library services and register for a library card.  In addition to this, we will have a free and fun button making craft for the kids to enjoy!

From The City of Burnaby:

Come celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 24!

Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a free, fun, family celebration. 

World Rivers Day fun includes entertainment, hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations. Plus, the Village and Carousel will be open. Free admission, carousel rides are $2.65 each.

Location: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, September 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

It's never too early for parents to learn some easy to implement techniques to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending.

Schools are not able to spend a lot of time on this subject and it's an important skill kids will use for the rest of their lives. Why don't you join us and get the basics to set up a good financial foundation for your child(ren)!

NOTE: This presentation is for parents.

From the presenter

Canadian households have some of the highest levels of debt in the world. The reasons are complicated and diverse however much can be attributed to the fact that people just don’t know how to manage their money.

Most of us weren’t born with money management talent, we weren’t taught by our family, and we didn’t learn in school. However, there’s hope because money management is a skill.

We need to help our children understand the benefits of smart money choices so they can go from financially fit kids to financially successful adults. We want to shed some light on the mystery of money management.

In the Raising Financially Fit Kids workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify what the consequences of not teaching children about money;
  • Recognize what kids are learning from us to create their money history;
  • Start the conversation around money values;
  • Introduce money management to your children at an appropriate age;
  • Use an allowance as a strategy to teach money skills;
  • Identify teachable moments in everyday life;
  • Help your children to save, spend and give wisely; and
  • Teach your children that money is a tool to be used wisely.

The session will give you plenty of opportunity to share your best practices as well as ask questions of other parents and the facilitator.

This interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! 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, September 27
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

“Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language—and her clear explanations of how to handle them.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited.  Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.  Registration for this program opens at 6:00pm on August 30th.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, August 30th to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk.  Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Between You and Me

Tuesday, October 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Perhaps you're a babysitter or work only during the winter holidays, this workshop will teach you some ways to manage irregular income. If you are doing precarious (hourly, seasonal, commission, contract, and or self-employed) work, this is the seminar for you. 

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

From the presenter

Irregular income can come in many different forms including self-employment, contracting, casual work/hours, fluctuating hours, commissions, tips, and even bonuses. One of the major challenges with irregular income is not being able to predict income which makes budgeting very difficult.

It is very easy to get caught in a cycle of relying on credit to supplement lean months which can lead into a downward spiral of credit and debt. It also requires discipline to not overspend when the income is high.

The good news is that there are 3 different systems that you can try to help you manage irregular income so that you feel as though you’re in control and still have money for fun things.

In the Irregular Income workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and determine which of the three systems will work for you;
  • Create a household budget;
  • Track your expenses so you know exactly where your money is going;
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses like car maintenance, clothing and shoes, and pet bills even though your income fluctuates; and
  • Learn savings strategies so that you can manage through the irregularity of your income.

This workshop is 90 minutes and builds upon participants’ experiences with irregular income.

You’ll be able to share your ideas and learn from others. We take a “grab and go” approach – grad 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.

Tuesday, October 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Do you struggle when you get a huge car repair bill? Is it difficult to find funds to pay for a sudden illness in the family?

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn about the 3 biggest budget breakers (the little expenses, the irregular expenses, and the emergency expenses) and strategies to eliminate them from everyday worry.

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

From the presenter

“Where did all of my money go this month?” Does that question sound familiar? Ever wondered how you can still have more month to go but not enough money to cover the expenses? It’s become common and “normal” to feel broke, like we don’t have enough but we’re not sure what the solution is.

The solution to getting in control of your money starts with learning what’s breaking your budget. While the word budget tends to have gotten a bad reputation – it’s boring, restrictive, and/or it doesn’t work, it’s just a plan for your money. And good planning requires us to be aware of what obstacles may get in our way.

In the Budget Breakers workshop, you will:

  • Understand the components of a budget ( net income, expenses, and money for spending later)
  • Anticipate, plan and pay for irregular expenses like birthdays, car maintenance, clothing, school supplies, and vacations
  • Create an emergency savings plan for rainy days
  • Recognize when you’re spending money impulsively
  • Create an easy-to-implement action plan to manage impulse spending so that you stop the cycle
  • Learn what your money set point is so that you can sleep at night knowing that you’ll be able to handle any budget breakers that may arise

In this workshop, you’re welcome to share your ideas on how you manage the common budget breakers and ask any questions you may have.

The interactive and fun workshop is 90 minutes! 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 a 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, October 18
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Come and join the McGill Librarians for a night of well-paced reviews of mystery titles. We will cover recent publications, new authors as well as unearth a few rewarding reads by authors lost in the stacks.  If you or your friends are looking for an intriguing tale, and enjoy plodding throught the twists and turns of crime/suspensful storytelling, this is the place to be.  Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.  Free but space limited, register online, by calling 604-299-8955, or in person at the library.

Monday, October 30
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

This workshop is designed to help family caregivers who are considering residential care options for a person with dementia.  General information will be provided on how to access residential care in the community, as well as a review of some important considerations  will be provided on how to access residential care in the community, as well as a review of some important considerations when choosing a facility.  The session will also explore the challenges families face when making decisions about residential care, and how to review some strategies for preparing for the transition. This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is required.  To register call the Alzheimer Society of BC at 604-298-0780 or email info.burnaby@alzheimerbc.org

                                                                           

Pages