McGill Events

E.g., 2017-07-25
Tuesday July 25
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection.Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Tuesdays, July 4 to August 22

Tuesday, July 25
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Traumatic events happen to everyone and can range from a distressing childhood to singular, painful disruptive events (i.e. difficult child delivery, loss of a loved one, divorce, etc.). Such common events can result in isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatic stressors can result in chronic pain, disordered eating, addiction, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

Trauma-informed yoga can help by introducing better coping skills and helping to connect to the present moment in a safe and empowering way. This highly interactive 2 hour lecture is for anyone who wants to understand more about traumatic experience and how yoga can help.



Attendees will:

- Gain a theoretical and experiential foundation in trauma informed Yoga theory and techniques.
- Understand the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga when working with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and complex trauma.
-  Explore & practice therapeutic breathing and grounding techniques and some of the physical forms of Yoga.

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: 604-299-8955, or online.

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

Wednesday, July 26
10:15 am to 10:45 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.

Wednesdays, July 12 to August 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, July 26
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!

Wednesdays, July 12 to August 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, July 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join the Parkinson Society of British Columbia in association with the Burnaby Public Library for this valuable information session on Parkinson's disease.  They will be providing a brief overview of the disease discussing common motor and non-motor symptoms, who is affected, causes and treatment options and medication concerns.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone, online or in person.

Friday, July 28
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, July 7 to August 11

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Friday, July 28
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Fridays, July 7 to August 11

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Friday, July 28
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Board games and snacks will be provided. For youth grades 6 to 9. The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL information desk.

Saturday, July 29
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

For families with children ages 8 and older

Registration required. Join Chief Janice George and her husband Buddy in this intergenerational workshop. Learn about the Salish wool-weaving tradition through words, stories, images, and hands-on experiences. Adults must accompany children younger than 10 and are encouraged to join older children and teens. Everyone will get a turn trying weaving and there will be lots to see and hear while you’re waiting your turn. 

Register in person at the McGill branch or by phone: 604-299-8955. Please arrive at the workshop by 2:00 pm.

Monday, July 31
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years

Mondays, July 3 to July 31

Wind down at the end of the day with longer stories and funny songs. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-299-8955

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