McGill Events

E.g., 2016-08-28
Saturday, September 3
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturdays: September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3

Monday September 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC) will speak about the rights and obligations tenants have under the Law.

Topics include:

  • How to protect yourself
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Security Deposits
  • Illegal entry
  • Repairs & evictions etc.

FREE but space is limited; to register, please call us at 604- 299-8955, visit us at McGill Branch, or register online.

Offered in cooperation with the People's Law School

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.

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.

Saturday, September 17
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Peace Tree Innovations Society in collaboration with Burnaby Public Library presents this meditation workshop on emotional health

We go about our day and our minds can fill up with too many thoughts and concerns. "Will I pass this test? I hope my parents are okay. What should I make for dinner? When we're overwhelmed, we may become too anxious and unable to calm our racing mind to make a decision. 

Transform from a worrier.  Change your mindset from one that anticipates to one that is simply aware. 

Dr. Suman Kollipara, co-founder of Peace Tree Innovations Society will share the tools of self compassion meditation and regulating your breath to reduce anxiety, exhaustion and combat insomnia.  Learn to live in the moment and quiet your racing thoughts while rewiring critical pathways in the brain. 

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

Tuesday, September, 20
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Presented by the BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society in collaboration with Burnaby Public Library, this workshop will aim to increase understanding of how the balance system of the ear works.  There is a great deal of online information about dizziness that is helpful but also a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation as well. Dizziness is actually a complex set of symptoms that is often difficult for patients as well as doctors to understand. 

Many dizzy patients struggle with their symptoms for long periods of time.  A better understanding of why they feel so unwell can help settle these symptoms. This talk will also outline why describing symptoms is so important in helping the doctor determine what is wrong. 

  The speaker is Dr. Art Mallinson, a clinical neurophysiologist and section head of the Neuro-otology Unit at Vancouver   General Hospital. He is also a clinical assisstant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology of Faculty of Medicine at UBC.                        

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

                                                                                                                                                                 

Wednesday, September 21
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Carleen Thomas shares her knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation's traditional territory.

For 16 years, Carleen served as an elected council member for Tsleil-Waututh Nation, where she was responsible for all aspects of community development. Carleen is currently Intergovernmental Relations Project Manager for Tsleil-Waututh Nation's Sacred Trust initiative. As a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Carleen's roots in the Burrard Inlet area go back thousands of years—and she believes it is our sacred duty to protect our land and water for future generations.

This event is part of the 2016 Burnaby Neighbourhood Histories Series. Join us Wednesday evenings this fall for a lively speaker series on a diverse range of local history topics. Walking tours of Burnaby parks and cultural landmarks are offered on Saturday afternoons. Speakers include historians, Burnaby Village Museum staff, and First Nations community members. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

Talks are free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-299-8955.

Thursday, September 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Randall MacKinnon from Simon Fraser University for an in depth discussion on social media. Talk with the experts and hear the voices and opinions of other teens at Teen Cafe. We will discuss what impact social media has on your life? What some of the good, bad, and ugly impacts on others? Are there specific apps that perhaps should be promoted? 

The program is free, but space is limited. Be sure to register online

This event is taking place in the McGill Branch program room located at 4595 Albert Street. Recommended for youth grades 8 - 12. 

Friday, September 23
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Fridays, September 23 to November 4

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, September 23
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Fridays, September 23 to November 4

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.

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