Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-26
Monday, February 27
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Helping Our Children to Grow Through the Early Years (1-5 years)

Mondays, January 23 to March 6
*No session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

This discussion based supportive series is for anyone who has ever wanted to talk about the job of parenting in a small group setting with other parents. Topics covered will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Some examples of topics covered are: managing temper tantrums, discipline vs. punishment, parent emotions, coping with the stress, and parent self-care. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for parents of young children to discuss their concerns and share their successes and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

Pre-registration required. Space limited. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
778-782-3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca


Monday, February 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday January 30 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

Monday, February 27
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you looking for a job and starting to write your resume? A professional, sharp-looking resume is indispensable to helping you get that interview! Bring a copy of your resume and come to this free, one-on-one resume clinic hosted by experienced and qualified Careers Facilitators from ISSofBC. This is a free, drop-in only program that requires no registration. It is an excellent opportunity for you to get valuable and practical feedback and we hope to see you at the library!

Mondays, February 27 to April 3
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Participants of this six-session workshop will gain systematic knowledge about diabetes and relevant issues. Learn and practice simple tools to manage blood glucose levels more effectively. Group interaction and support will help you enhance goal-setting, action-taking and problem-solving skills, to increase your confidence in better managing diabetes and improving your overall health. Caregivers are also welcome. This is a Mandarin-language program offered in partnership with the University of Victoria Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.

Read about this program in Chinese 糖尿病系列課程詳情 [PDF].

Registration is required and the workshop is limited to 15 participants. Register online 網上報名, or by phone at 或请致電報名 604-436-5400.

Monday, February 27
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the Arthritis Society are happy to present a series of workshops on arthritis.

With the second workshop of the series, Managing Chronic Pain, you will improve your understanding of the principles of pain management and its treatments, explore different methods to cope with chronic pain and learn how to take an active role in your own pain management. Remember: "No Pain, No Gain" doesn't apply when you have arthritis!

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

Other events in this series:

Registration opens one month prior to each event.

Monday, February 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

You may also wish to sign up for this program: Wednesday, February 8: Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements 

If you have dependents (estranged or otherwise), sign up for the program on Monday, January 30: Wills for People WITH dependents. Please bear in mind that this presentation will be almost the same as the program as "Wills for People WITH dependents", wills are for the most part are similar regardless of whether you have or don't have dependents. We differentiate the two to allow for focused questions.

It can be challenging when drafting a will. What are some of the issues you need to be aware of when you don't have dependents? Join us to hear David Watts, Notary Public for what's sure to be a very informative presentation.

Vancouver notary David Watts attended Langara College and the University of British Columbia, where he received his Bachelor of Commerce. David completed the Notary Public Education Program, receiving his Commission to begin practice as a Notary Public in 2006. David has been a director of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia since September 2011.

This event is offered in cooperation with the People's Law School.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so 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.

Tuesday, February 28
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Tuesdays, January 31 to March 7

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

Tuesday, February 28th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Wednesday, March 1
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come to the library for a free one hour tour of the career and job search materials. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies and explore careers. Check out our resources on resumes, job interviews, cover letters and networking.

Tours are drop-in with no advance registration.

Wednesday, March 1
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby is home to one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world,bringing together people from all walks of life, ethnicities and cultures and it continues to welcome people from across the globe. Burnaby Public Library, Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table and Edmonds Community School invite you to this story telling event that celebrates people in our unique city. Come listen to inspiring and heartwarming stories of Burnaby residents across generations, cultures and time, stories that celebrate our diversity and help us understand ourselves and how we make true connections with one another.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required. Please phone Tommy Douglas Library at 604-522-3971 or register online