Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-08-20
Tuesday, August 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps you save money!

Do you get a buzz from scoring a great deal? Would friends or family call you a shopaholic? Have you been ripped off by a business or an online deal that sounded too good to be true? If you answered yes to one or all of the questions chances are you'll benefit from a session with the Credit Counselling Society.

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

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

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.

Thursday, August 24
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


As we age, it’s important to stay vital and connected. Chair Yoga can support seniors by improving mood and enhancing our relationships to ourselves and others.

In this workshop Yoga Therapist Nicole Marcia, MA will provide an introduction to yoga for mental health.

Nicole has been a working in the field of concurrent disorders since 2008. For more information visit her website at: www.finebalanceyoga.ca



Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors since 2004. She trains yoga and healthcare professionals in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery.

In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. She serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and is an instructor and project coordinator in the Langara College Continuing Studies Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown eastside and is a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners. www.finebalanceyoga.ca

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, August 29th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grass_and_basket_with_colourful_woolCome 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, September 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is approaching.  What will you be wearing?  

Come work on your projects and share in the fun. Enjoy a couple 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.

Thursday, September 7th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is approaching.  What will you be wearing?  

Come work on your projects and share in the fun.  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.

Monday, September 11
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

It is important that everyone, from school aged children to seniors, understand that emergency preparedness is something in which we all play a very important role. Disasters take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, house fires, earthquakes, etc.

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do. Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes.

Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.

Disasters have been occurring around the globe with unprecedented frequency, bringing to the forefront the need to be prepared for disasters of all kinds. In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

With preparation, the City of Burnaby's Emergency Management Program can become more resilient to the effects of a disaster and better prepared to cope after a major disaster.

Everyone is welcome for this free program, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

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

Tuesday, September 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

If you want to keep the money you have, you need to take the time to see how you can effectively spend within your means.

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn the 6 steps to budgeting which will help you take control of your finances and get a sense of peace of mind. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

From the presenter

Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals.

Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps.

In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Set SMART financial goals
  • Understand the components of a budget
  • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
  • Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
  • Create a paycheque plan

This interactive and fun workshop will last 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.

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

Wednesday, September 13
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

What makes people keep cats and dogs as pets when living in Downtown Vancouver? Most homes in downtown areas tend to be small, is it beneficial or harmful to keep a pet in tight spaces?

Join us for a chance to talk, discuss and debate about this topic.

This Philosophers’ Café will be moderated by Shiraz Ramji. Shiraz was born in Tanzania. His parents were born in Gujarat, India. He grew up with four languages: Swahili, Hindi, Gujarati and English. He did his elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in Tanzania. He studied education, mathematics and physics at the University of Dar-es Salaam and graduated in 1971. He taught mathematics at Mkwawa High School. In 1980, he went to Europe to do post-graduate studies in medical statistics and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. On his return to Africa, he taught at medical schools and worked for ministries of health in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. During this period he developed interests in health promotion with Grandparents Grandchildren Friendship. He came to Canada in 1994, studied gerontology and worked at Simon Fraser University. At present, at age 67, he is working on promoting Grandparents Film Festival and celebrating Grandparents' Day in schools.

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

Free, drop-in. For more information, please email the Philosopher's Cafe coordinator at: cafes@sfu.ca

Wednesday, September 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cook Book ClubCome celebrate the joys of food! If you love to try new recipes, join our special cook book club. Each month we'll explore a cookbook or an exciting culinary style by testing recipes at home. Then, at our meetings, we'll share delicious samples of our cooking and chat about our experiences. Bon appétit!

This month's cookbook is Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten (the "Barefoot Contessa"). Once you've registered, stop by the Cameron Information desk to browse through it and select two or three recipes you'd like to try before our meeting. Then bring photos or samples of your cooking to the meeting.

We will meet in the Juniper Room, Cameron Recreation Centre (across the hall from the library).

Free, but seating is limited. Register online or call 604-421-5454. For more details, call 604 421-5454.

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 three-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.

 

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