McGill Events

E.g., 2016-09-25
Monday, September 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Bills, statements, documents, papers – it’s overwhelming how much information we have about our finances. This information may be stuffed into a box, a shopping bag, or tucked away into a few folders. This can give us a sense of chaos, so we don’t even know where to begin to get some control and organization.

The benefits of organizing your finances are significant – you (or your family) will know where to find important documents when needed, you can get control and stay in control of your finances, and you can de-clutter and reduce your stress. Once you’ve created a system that works for you, maintenance becomes much easier – as mail comes in, you open it, deal with it and then file it away. Simple as that!

The Organizing Your Finances in 1 Month workshop will take you through a 4 week step-by-step process to creating an organized system. You will learn how to:

 Set up a folder system (paper or electronic) for your finances that includes your:

  • Income
  • Bank information
  • Regular bills
  • Income taxes
  • Home
  • Other property information
  • Insurance
  • Vehicles
  • Debts
  • Plus more!

Set up a back-up system to protect your information;

Learn how to create an “In the Event Of...” document for your loved ones to use if something happens to you; and

Look into various online resources to gather more information.

This is a 90 minute workshop that is fun and interactive! 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; to register, please call us at 604-299-8955, visit us at McGill Branch, or register online.

This workshop is offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Tuesday, September 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Is your cell phone invading your life?                                                      

Are video games changing the personalities of your kids?                    

Are you addicted to texting, email, or social media?

Are you sucked down the vortex of searching?

If this sounds familiar you will want to hear Dr. Mari Swingle talk about her new book i-Minds which provides the clear scientific proof to back up what we've all been suspecting: we're all subjects in a massive experiment to see what "i-technology " (video games, social media, cell phones and a host of other screen-based devices) will do to our brains. In a witty and entertaining style, Dr. Mari Swingle walks us throught the science on how rapidly our brains are chnaging after 100, 000 years of slow development, what the dangers are, and the positive steps we can all take to embrace technology while still saving our brains and steering humanity's future in a much more human direction.

Dr. Mari Swingle holds a Ma and PhD in Clinical Psychology, a BA in Visual Arts and an MA in Language Education. She has won numerous awards for her post-doctoral work on the effects of i-technology and brain Function. 

Her book i-Minds will be for sale at the event.  

Free but seating is limited for this program, register by calling 604-299-8955, register online or in person.

 

Wednesday, September 28
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

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

Wednesdays, September 28 to November 2

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, September 28
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

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

Wednesdays, September 28 to November 2

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, September 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Endowed with natural beauty and diversity, British Columbia is truly a gem, a haven for all. An avid painter, photographer and naturalist, Frank Townsley has recently showcased his work in British Columbia: Graced by Nature's Palette, a book chronicling the different regions of our beloved province. Join us for an evening presentation by Frank as he highlights spectacular images of BC's landscapes, flora and fauna, and shares with you handy photography tips, and historical anecdotes from BC's varied regions. This is a free event, but space is limited. Please register online, visit McGill Branch in person or call us at 604-299-8955.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Frank studied watercolour painting at the College of Design in Pasadena, California. Now based in Vancouver, he has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1979. Frank Townsley's first exhibition was awarded the first place Shell Canada award.

"Frank Townsley has a perceptive eye which comes through in his photography and his paints. Like his watercolours, each of his photos is a work of art which not only captures the subject, but captures a moment." -- Robert Bateman

 

Friday, September 30
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 30
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.

Friday, September 30
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.

Questions? Ask any BPL information desk or contact Teen Services Librarian Rachel (604-297-4809) or email me.

Saturday, October 1
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Saturdays, September 17 to October 8

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: 604-299-8955

Saturday, October 1
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

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