Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-04-27
Saturday, May 13
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come and celebrate Asian Heritage Month by learning how to make a 3D origami tulip with us.

Aiko Matsushiba will be instructing this session and she has held regular workshops at the Killarney Community Centre, the Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre and the North Shore Community Resources. She has also volunteered at multiple cultural events such as Culture Days the at North Vancouver Public Library Nikkei Matsuri a the Nikkei National Museum, Vancouver’s Power Street Festival and Picnic in the Past: Japan Style at the Steveston Museum.

Aiko has been certified as an origami instructor by The Nippon Origami Association.

Free, but seating is limited to 20 participants. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Monday, May 15
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Mondays, May 1 to June 12
*no session May 22 - Library closed for Victoria Day*

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
PH#: 778 782 3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca
www.informationchildren.com

Monday, May 15
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Mondays, April 4 to May 30
*no session April 17 - Easter*
*no session May 22 - Victoria Day*

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, May 15
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

This will be the second of three presentations for a series by the Art of Living Foundation. This will be talk about the four principle sources of energy and how they can be harnessed to maintain a healthy and successful lifestyle. There will also be an opportunity to experience the principle sources of energy.

The first session was on Monday, April 10 on Stress Management Through Breath, and final one will be on Monday, June 12 on Music and Meditation.

This series will combine the depth of ancient practices & modern day practicality. Some of the benefits include:

  • Increase self-awareness and sense of clarity
  • Feel more energized yet relaxed
  • Reduce stress levels significantly
  • Achieve greater work-life balance
  • Develop and nurture soft skills & inter-personal skills
  • Improve relationships at work and at home
  • Greater sense of joy, happiness and enthusiasm
  • Experience more confidence

The Art of Living Foundation's vistion is to create a stress-free, violence-free society and we have taken significant strides in this direction through humanitarian and educational initiatives over the last 35 years. We believe making this vision a reality begins at the individual level when people can experience practical tools and techniques to effectively manage stress and negative emotions. 

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Monday, May 15
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the Arthritis Society are happy to present this workshop on arthritis.

This is the last workshop of the series. Arthritis can make daily activities difficult and painful. This interactive workshop shares information about the many tools, gadgets, and techniques to help make daily tasks easier to do. Learn tips to help you reduce pain and impact of arthritis on your activities.

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, May 16
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, May 16
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, May 16
5:45 pm to 6:15 pm

Connecting with other parents and providing quality play interactions are important elements of raising happy, healthy kids.

Brentwood Community Resource Centre welcomes back Burnaby Public Library in April! Your local librarian will visit from 5:45 – 6:15 pm with a circle time designed for young children and their families. Learn a new song, have fun with words and language, and get into the bedtime reading habit early! Bring a snack or dish to share with your friends and family!

When: April 18th -May 16th, Tuesdays, drop in anytime between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (** circle time at approximately 5:45)

Where: 2nd Floor, Brentwood Community Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

Funding for this program gratefully acknowledged from the Vancouver Sun Raise-a- Reader Foundation

For more information on this and other great programs from Brentwood Community Resource Centre (YMCA) please contact: 604-473-794, brentwood@gv.ymca.ca

Tuesday May 16
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a free estate planning primer seminar where we’ll discuss:

  • Estate planning documents and case studies
  • What is probate and when can trusts be beneficial
  • Pros and cons of joint ownership
  • Useful financial products for estate planning
  • Legacy settlement options


Guest speaker:

Cheryl Norton, CPA, CA, Director, Advanced Planning Wealth, Sun Life Financial

Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, May 11, 2017 by contacting 604.709.4792, or kaman_chong@vancity.com.  Registration is also available for this program online, in person at the library, or by phone at 604-299-8955.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Offered in cooperation with Vancity.

 

Wednesday, May 17
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class is Wednesday, May 24 10:30-12:30 

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, May 1 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

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