Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-26
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.

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

Preparing My Final WishesMuch Better to be Ready

Join us for an informative seminar on planning your future!

Most families are poorly prepared and have little idea of the decisions, the work and the costs for making final arrangements at the time of need.  Funeral and Cemetery Advisor Frederick Margel share information you can use to reduce your family's burden, pressure and cost of arranging a funeral, cremation or burial.

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

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

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch.  Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics.  Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversation. The circle will be held every Wednesday evening from March 1 - April 26 (9 sessions)  No registration is required.  Drop in and join us for this FREE program!

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

Join us and the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support for a 60-minute workshop that addresses the issue of bullying between older adults in communal settings (e.g. seniors’ centres, assisted living housing), types of bullying behaviours and people involved, and strategies to deal with bullying.

Delivery of this workshop has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, Gaming and Enforcement Branch.

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.

Thursday, March 9
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, February 2 to March 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, March 9
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, February 2 to March 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, March 9
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Come to a free workshop that will show you how to tap into the "hidden" job market by learning how to find unadvertised positions. We will discuss how to prepare a "contacts list" and use effective networking strategies to access these opportunities. This event is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register, please call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information about this program please contact Sabine Schreiber at ISSofBC at 604-395-8000 ext 1276 or by email at sabine.schreiber@issbc.org

Thursday, March 9
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

WHAT IS MENTORING WITH MATH?
• Mentoring with Math is an after-school program for boys and girls in grades 3-7
who are struggling with math.
• Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable.
• Mentors are mostly SFU students and have been recruited by Big Brothers.
• Each session is 1.5 hours - the first hour is focused on math, while the last portion is
spent building a friendship between the child and mentor through play.
• Snacks and tasty treats are provided

PROGRAM DETAILS
WHEN: 4:00 to 5:30pm Thursdays, February 2nd to April 6th (No Program March 16 for Spring Break)
WHERE: McGill Library, Burnaby
COST: This is a FREE program for children who need math support but do not have
access to paid tutoring.

REGISTER:
ONLINE at https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/get-involved/find-a-mentor/mentoring-with-math/

Or CONTACT Victoria at
victoria.lo@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca | 778.888.8779

Presented by Big Brothers of Greater Vanouver

Thursday, March 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

We are faced with consumer decisions every single day. Should I buy that coffee on the way to work? There’s a really cute pair of shoes I’d like – should I get them? I really need a new golf iron to improve my game. It’s very easy to allow these conversations and decisions to be automatic. However one of the best things we can do as consumers is ask questions.

Do I want this thing or do I need it? Is this the best price? Am I shopping because I’m bored? Am I getting scammed?

Join us for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn how to:

  •  Name the benefits of financial wellness for you personally;
  •  Identify your money values (e.g. safety & security, choice, freedom, charity, etc.) and why they’re      important to know;
  •  Create a plan for impulse spending that includes factors like time of day, environment, mood, place, and occasion;
  •  Identify marketing strategies meant to increase spending;
  •  Become aware of various scams in Canada;
  •  Prevent debit card, credit card and identity theft;
  •  Report frauds and scams to the police, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, and the credit reporting agencies (Equifax and Transunion); and
  •  Key factors to becoming a conscious consumer.

This 90 minute workshop is interactive and fun! 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.

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

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Saturday, March 11
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, January 28 to March 11

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

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