Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-08-30
Tuesday, September 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Start your planning early because additional education can be a large unexpected expense.

This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post secondary schooling. Parents will learn how to talk to their teen about money and plan for school (college, university or trades school).

From the presenter

Post secondary education is an important part of creating your teen’s future. It enhances thinking and social skills and increases employability and income-earning potential. However the post secondary system is vast, complex and oftentimes confusing. Navigating the system requires clear goals and significant planning. The good news is there are answers to your questions!

In the Planning Financially for Post-Secondary School workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify some good reasons to discuss money with your teenager (e.g. 1 out of every 3 post secondary students report that finances are very or tremendously stressful);
  • Talk to your teen about money, including setting goals and telling your story;
  • Identify the costs for post secondary education beyond tuition and books;
  • Recognize the financial resources available to your teenager;
  • Distinguish the differences between student loans and student lines of credit;
  • Help your teen:
         Understand the repayment process for student loans;
         Understand what happens if they cannot pay their government student loans;
         Understand the costs and benefits of paying a student loan back faster;
  • Identify the pointers and pitfalls that students can encounter when planning for and attending post secondary school

This interactive and fun workshop is 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

Wednesday, September 14
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, September 14th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Come and enjoy hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We are a very friendly group of all ages. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all genders, all skill levels, all languages. 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 for the first time.

Free, drop-in, no registration required.

Thursday, September 15
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, September 15 to November 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, September 15
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, September 15 to November 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, September 15
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join the Teen Makerspace! Come hang out with youth grades 6 - 9 at the Tommy Douglas branch and create something new. This September the Teen Makerspace is making Duct Tape Wallets! All supplies and instruction are provided. This event is free, but registration is required. Be sure to register online.

Questions? Contact Rachel Yaroshuk, Teen Services Librarian, at 604-297-4809 or email me.

Thursday, September 15
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be.
                                                     
This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Tuesday, September 6 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

Thursday, September 15th
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.

Friday, September 16
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

*THIS PROGRAM IS FULL*

Fridays, August 26 to November 4

*(No class on September 9 and 23)*

Age: 0-5 years

Languages: English and Chinese

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling.

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch*

For more information call: Lynn Lin 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

Friday, September 16
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 third workshop of the series, Exercising Control over Arthritis,  you will learn how to stay physically active, to managing arthritis to maintaining joint mobility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health.  This presentation talks about the benefits of exercise and some of the options to keep moving. This event is free, but space is limited.  To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-299-8955.

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