Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-03-23
Monday, April 3
9:30 am to 11:30 am

For parents of 3 - 5 year olds

Join us for a fun and interactive session exploring a variety of learning activities and enjoy a performance. Talk with staff from Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Burnaby Public Library, YMCA, Child Care Resource & Referral, and Fraser Health. Meet early childhood education experts, and connect with the school community and other families.

Featuring Children's Preformer: Will Stroet

Drop in and bring the kids. It's all free.

MONDAY, APRIL 3
Second Street Community School
7502 Second Street

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
Forest Grove Elementary
8525 Forest Grove Drive

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Maywood Community School
4567 Imperial Street

FRIDAY, APRIL 28
Gilmore Community School
50 S. Gilmore Avenue

Monday, April 3
10:00 am to 11:30 am

fraser healthFor parents who are concerned about their preschool-aged (0-5 years) child’s:
- speech sound development
- language skills development
- stuttering
- hearing and/or understanding language

Drop in to talk with one of the Health Unit's Speech-Language Pathologists for 5-10 minutes. Your child will receive a brief screening of his or her communication skills. You will receive help for your child's speech and language development.

This clinic is for children who have not yet been referred. It is best suited to families who are not sure whether a referral is needed.

Clients are seen on the basis of first-come, first-served.

As this is a drop-in clinic, each session is brief (5-10 minutes).

For more information call: 604 918-7663
www.fraserhealth.ca

Monday, April 3
11:15 am to 11:45 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.

Mondays, April 4 to May 30
*no session April 17 - Easter*
*no session May 22 - Victoria Day*

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, April 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Writing a will ensures your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. This overview will cover:

  •  What is a will?
  • What are the requirements for making a will?
  • What should you include in your will?

Presenter Jack Micner is a wills and estates lawyer who practices in Richmond.He lectures at Richmond Public Library,Worksafe B.C., UBC Continuing Studies and seniors and community groups.This free presentation is offered in partnership with the People's Law School. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online or by phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, April 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 9

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

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, April 4
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to walkers.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, April 4
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 9

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

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, April 4
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 4 to May 30

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, April 4
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The One and Only Ivan book cover imageCalling all kids ages 9 through 12! We're reading the great chapter book, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate.

Register online, by phone at 604-436-5420,or at the desk in the Children's Library, and then pick up a copy of the book from the librarian at the desk. Enjoy reading it, and then we'll all get together on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:00 in the program room at the Metrotown library, to snack on refreshments and talk about what we liked and didn't like about the book, and about all the real-life issues it addresses.

Space is limited. So sign up today, come get your book, and we'll see you again on April 4!

Tuesday, April 4
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps you save money!

Retirement may be five or fifty years away and most people work with the expectation that they will one day retire and enjoy their golden years exploring hobbies, helping family, or travelling. But what if that is impossible because you mismanaged your money during your working years or you didn't realize how little you received from your retirement benefits.

You might also want to register for Living on a Retirement Income (April 18) to help you live when your income is reduced. 

Join us and the Credit Counselling Society for a presentation to different ways to eliminate debt so you can enter retirement without the worry that comes from a reduced income.Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

This workshop is perfect for anyone who is currently working with the intent to have an enjoyable retirement in the future. Few people intend to work from cradle to grave.

From the presenter

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% (Statistics 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 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.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

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

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