Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-28
Monday, March 6
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

www.informationchildren.com

Monday, March 6
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, January 16 to March 6
*no session February 13 - Library closed for Family Day*

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, March 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The criminal justice system brings persons accused of committing criminal offences to justice. Speaker and criminal defense lawyer Nicholas Preovolos will provide an overview of:

• Procedures involved in prosecuting accused persons from arrest to conviction or acquittal.
• Purposes and principles of sentencing, and types of sentences that can be ordered.

Nicholas Preovolos has defended clients charged with offences ranging from murder and kidnapping, to spousal assault and shoplifting.This presentation is offered in partnership with the People's Law School. Free, but space is limited. Please register online  or by calling the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

Monday, March 6
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This program is now FULL. Please check back for future wills and estates programs.

Back by popular demand!

Burnaby Public Library, in partnership with The People's Law School, invites you to join lawyer Don Drysdale for a free class on Personal Estate Planning and Wills.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

Tuesday, March 7
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
www.informationchildren.com

Tuesday, March 7
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, January 17 to March 7

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, March 7
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, January 17 to March 7

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, March 7
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Reading Buddies is a program where children are paired up with teen mentors in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.


Children must be in grade 2, 3 or 4. Registered children must attend all five sessions, Tuesdays February 7 to March 7 from 4:15 to 5:00pm. Register in person or over the phone at McGill branch, located at 4595 Albert Street. The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Tuesday, January 17. Call 604-297-4599 for more information.

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating talk and slideshow of the pictographs (rock art) of Indian Arm and the North Shore.

Pictographs are the records of aboriginal cultures with no written language, and are rare links with the province's First Nations heritage. Pictographs record coming of age ceremonies, act as territorial markers or perhaps guardians for the dead, record significant events such as battles, and may commemorate potlatches or semi-secret events occurring during winter ceremonials. Author Ralph Drew studied and photographed these archaeological sites for his book, Forest & Fjord: the History of Belcarra.

Ralph Drew was born in Mission, grew up in Burnaby, and has been the Mayor of Belcarra since 1983. Last year at McGill, he presented slides from his most recent book, Ferries & Fjord: The History of Indian Arm, Its Ferries and Docks, Travelling Post Offices, and Floating Grocery Stores. Both books received awards for historical writing from the B.C. Historical Federation. Signed copies of his books will be available for sale at the event (cash only).

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

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening devoted to mystery, crime and suspense fiction. We will present fast-paced reviews of recommended books for readers of mystery and suspense. Don't miss this fun evening of inspiring reading recommendations.

Free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at the Metrotown First Floor Information Desk, or phone 604-436-5410.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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