Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-09-23
Sunday, October 1
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Mikulec_Portrait_with_blue_shirtCommunity leader, educator, and philanthropist, Barbara Mikulec is recognized for seniors’ advocacy and philanthropy in education.  Watching Barbara in action will inspire and empower you.

Barbara is vice-president of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO).  Mikulec received her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education from the University of British Columbia in 1969, and educated students at Van Horne Elementary in Vancouver until her retirement.  

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971, or online.

 

Monday, October 2
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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Mondays, September 18 to November 20
*No session October 9 - Thanksgiving*

Tuesday, October 3
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

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.

Tuesdays, September 26 to November 15

Tuesday, October 3
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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesdays, September 18 to November 21

Tuesday, October 3
10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library will be visiting Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. Find us inside, at the vendor tables on the third floor of the AQ (Academic Quadrangle), near the Mackenzie Cafeteria.

We'll be sharing information about the library's free apps and events. You can also borrow our library materials - books, CDs, DVDs - for learning and leisure. If you don't have a free Burnaby Public Library card, we can set you up with one - just show your ID.

Come check us out!

SFU AQ

Tuesday, October 3
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

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.

Tuesdays, September 26 to November 15

Tuesday, October 3
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.

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesdays, September 19 to November 21

Tuesday, October 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Perhaps you're a babysitter or work only during the winter holidays, this workshop will teach you some ways to manage irregular income. If you are doing precarious (hourly, seasonal, commission, contract, and or self-employed) work, this is the seminar for you. 

Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

From the presenter

Irregular income can come in many different forms including self-employment, contracting, casual work/hours, fluctuating hours, commissions, tips, and even bonuses. One of the major challenges with irregular income is not being able to predict income which makes budgeting very difficult.

It is very easy to get caught in a cycle of relying on credit to supplement lean months which can lead into a downward spiral of credit and debt. It also requires discipline to not overspend when the income is high.

The good news is that there are 3 different systems that you can try to help you manage irregular income so that you feel as though you’re in control and still have money for fun things.

In the Irregular Income workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and determine which of the three systems will work for you;
  • Create a household budget;
  • Track your expenses so you know exactly where your money is going;
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses like car maintenance, clothing and shoes, and pet bills even though your income fluctuates; and
  • Learn savings strategies so that you can manage through the irregularity of your income.

This workshop is 90 minutes and builds upon participants’ experiences with irregular income.

You’ll be able to share your ideas and learn from others. We take a “grab and go” approach – grad 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 and workshops on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. 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.

Wednesday, October 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Wednesdays, September 27 to November 15

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, October 4
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, September 20 to October 25

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

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