Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-09-23
Wednesday, October 11
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This class will introduce you to the basics of creating a slideshow presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Learn how to create slides, insert text, and edit your presentation.
Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Wednesday, October 11
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come to the library for a free one hour tour of the career and job search materials. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies and explore careers. Check out our resources on resumes, job interviews, cover letters and networking.

Tours are drop-in with no advance registration.

Wednesday, October 11
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Many people have different beliefs, is it possible to claim Mother Earth as one's personal god?

Join us for a chance to talk, discuss and debate about this topic.

This Philosophers’ Café will be moderated by Shiraz Ramji. Shiraz was born in Tanzania. His parents were born in Gujarat, India. He grew up with four languages: Swahili, Hindi, Gujarati and English. He did his elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in Tanzania. He studied education, mathematics and physics at the University of Dar-es Salaam and graduated in 1971. He taught mathematics at Mkwawa High School. In 1980, he went to Europe to do post-graduate studies in medical statistics and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. On his return to Africa, he taught at medical schools and worked for ministries of health in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. During this period he developed interests in health promotion with Grandparents Grandchildren Friendship. He came to Canada in 1994, studied gerontology and worked at Simon Fraser University. At present, at age 67, he is working on promoting Grandparents Film Festival and celebrating Grandparents' Day in schools.

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

Free, drop-in. For more information, please email the Philosopher's Cafe coordinator at: cafes@sfu.ca

Wednesday, October 11
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cook Book ClubCome celebrate the joys of food! If you love to try new recipes, join our special cook book club. Each month we'll explore a cookbook or an exciting culinary style by testing recipes at home. Then, at our meetings, we'll share delicious samples of our cooking and chat about our experiences. Bon appétit!

This month's cookbook is Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi. Once you've registered, stop by the Cameron Information desk to browse through it and select two or three recipes you'd like to try before our meeting. Then bring photos or samples of your cooking to the meeting.

We will meet in the Juniper Room, Cameron Recreation Centre (across the hall from the library).

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 13. Free, but seating is limited. Register online or call 604-421-5454. For more details, call 604 421-5454.

Wednesday, October 11
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. Each week a librarian will  lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. The conversation circle will also be on Wednesday October 18,25 and November 1,8,15,22,29 , 7:00-8:30 pm. Drop in and join us for this free program! 

Wednesday, October 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn about the community activists who worked to clean up and preserve the aquatic environment of Burnaby Lake. Community members are invited to bring their own stories and memories to share. This talk is presented by Rebeca Salas. Rebeca Salas is a museum registrar at the Burnaby Village Museum. As an MA candidate in geography at Simon Fraser University, Rebeca is interested in the relationship between memory and place.

Saving Burnaby Lake is one of eight events in the Burnaby Neighbourhood Histories Series. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

Events are free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Thursday, October 12
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays,  September 28 to November 16

Thursday, October 12
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Age: 3 to 5 years.

Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Thursdays, October 12 to November 16

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Thursday, October 12
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays,  September 28 to November 16

Thursday, October 12
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Getting your affairs in order gives you peace of mind and takes the burden off family and friends. A will is not enough. There are many legal documents to cover your health care wishes and financial affairs in case you need help during your lifetime. This free information session is offered in partnership with Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry. Space is limited and registration is required.  Please register online, at any BPL information desk, or by phone at 604-436-5400.

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