Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-06-27
Tuesday, May 31
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs and stories.

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

Tuesdays, April 5 to May 31

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, May 31
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Parents/caregivers with children ages 0-5

Tuesday evenings, May 3 to June 14

Welcome to an evening of tasty food and fun at Brentwood! Our YMCA staff offer a light, vegetarian dinner and a space for parents to engage with their children and socialize with friends and family.

Play, sing and share books with Burnaby Public Library. Library time is an active, fun time designed for young children and their families. Learn a new song, have fun with words and language, and get into the bedtime reading habit early with Carol and Vicki!

This is a free program for our community! No registration required.

2nd Floor
Brentwood Community Resource Centre
2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

To learn more, please contact brentwoodymca@gv.ymca.ca.

- See more at: https://gv.ymca.ca/Programs/Child-and-Family-Development/Evening-Family-...

Tuesday, May 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Is Freedom 55 still a realistic goal? Perhaps Freedom 65 or 70 is more realistic. The number of Canadians who are retiring with debt has increased to 33% (Statistic Canada). In 2000, only 8% of retirees still had a mortgage; it is now 64%. There are many reasons for this significant increase in debt amongst retirees but the consequences remain the same - a fixed income needs to service living expenses along with debts.

There is another alternative and that is to retire without debt. In the Retiring Without Debt workshop, you will learn how to:

Identify the reasons why more Canadians are retiring with debt;

Identify the sources of income you will have in retirement (e.g. employment, Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), pensions, and/or retirement savings;

Create a 6 step plan to retire without debt which will include:

  • Conducting a thorough analysis of your finances;
  • Triaging your finances by halting the use of credit, creating savings, and paying off debts;
  • Making changes for your future which could include reducing expenses, increasing income and/or downsizing
  • Deciding to stop helping adult children who may be impacting your ability to retire;
  • Talking to a professional to create a realistic plan; and
  • Take action with your plan and celebrate your success!

This is 90 minute workshop presented by the Credit Counselling Society 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.

The Credit Counselling Society also offers webinars on various topics.

Seating is limited for this FREE event and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call: 604-522-3971, visit in-person, or register online.

Thursday, June 2
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Summer is around the corner! Come and join the librarians at McGill Branch for an evening of book reviews, sharing with you titles and authors you may want to bring along on your next vacation. Tea and refreshments will be served! To register, please call us at 604-299-8955, visit us at McGill Branch, or register online.

Friday June 3
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Fridays, April 16 - June 24, 2016
*(No class on April 29 and May 20)*

Age 0-5 years

Languages: English, Mandarin and Cantonese

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

There are 2 classes:
The first class is from 9:30 - 11:00 am. The second class is from 11:00am - 12:30pm.
Each class has 9 sessions.

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, June 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library and the Arthritis Society are excited to present a series of workshops for the second time here at the McGill Branch.

In the second workshop of the series, Managing Chronic Pain, you will learn how to take an active role in managing your own chronic pain! Join us as we teach you about pain management and its treatments, and let us help you explore different methods for coping with pain that help to put YOU in the driver's seat.  

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

Saturday, June 4
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

BPL 60th AnniversaryLook for Burnaby Public Library in the parade and at our booth on Hats Off Day! This year's Hats Off Day theme is "Jungle Fever." Our staff and friends will be in costume as characters from children's books and movies like The Jungle Book, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Magic School Bus. Our paraders, with our decorated Book Cart Drill Team, will hand out Summer Reading Club bookmarks to kids along the route, and our booth will feature a craft for kids. Come join us!

NOTE: special event road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect in the McGill Branch neighbourhood all day. For details, see www.hatsoffday.com.

BPL Book Cart Drill Team at Hats Off Day

Saturday, June 4
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

BikeBurnaby Public Library and PEDAL Our Community Bike present this program.

Come for a two hour session for an introduction to basic buke maintenance presented by experienced mechanic from Our Community Bikes, a nonprofit community bike shop operating since 1993 in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.

We will be covering most types of mechanical process like, bearings and wheels, cable systems, and some basics mechanics such as troubleshotting mechanical breakdown, changing a flat tire, and other areas of basic maintenance.

This event is free, but space is limited. Please do not bring your bike.To avoid disappointments please register online or by calling 604-436-5400

Saturday June 4
10:15 am to 11:00 am

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.

Saturdays, June 4 to June 25

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Saturday, June 4
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early! Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Spring Dates:
Saturdays, April 9 to April 30
Saturdays May 28 to June 25
*(No class on May 7, May 14 and May 21)*