Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2018-06-21
Thursday, June 21st
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Thursday, June 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library in celebrating National Indigenous People's Day for the screening of Maker of Monsters: the extraordinary life of Beau Dick. Learn about the life of Kwakwaka'wakw Northwest Coast carver Beau Dick, his remarkable masks, and contemporary art.
The program is free. Drop-ins are welcome. Priority seating will be given to registered patrons. Register online or call 604-522-3971.

Friday, June 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop,including tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you  want to acquire more business & technology skills, AND are proficient in using the computer, then this session is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have a valid Burnaby Public Library card.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, May 28 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.

Tuesday, June 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

You may find yourself in a reduced financial state, join us for a presentation from the Credit Counselling to learn how to adapt to a new reality. Gain skills you didn't learn in school!

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

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

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

Thursday, July 5th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Thursday, July 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This program has been cancelled.

Learn how to start your journey to recovery and well-being, and seek relief from conditions like fibromyalgia, sports injury, chronic pain or emotional pain. Break the cycle of pain, by relearning movement patterns and adding rest.

Alena Minova is a CanStat certified Alexander Technique teacher, a postural correction technique which is taught at major performance arts schools across the globe. It is an effective scientific method to work with excessive tension and pain. It is widely known among professional dancers, musicians and actors to cope and reverse repetitive strain injuries and performance anxiety; though there are benefits everybody can experience from applying Alexander skills in everyday life.

There are currently 13 CanStat certified practitioners of Alexander Technique in Vancouver. The Alexander Technique specialists begin their rigorous training with a formal three years full- time study and continue to hone their skills every day during their career. Alena Minova is a certified Yoga Instructor. She is also certified to teach Yoga for Scoliosis and studied with Elise Browning Miller. For more information, please visit: http://alexandertechniquetoday.com/

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


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

Friday, July 13
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages 5 to 12.

Drop In. Please arrive before 2:30. All kids need to bring an adult who will participate.

GOAL!! Get ready to celebrate and make your very own table top soccer game. Challenge your friends to see who can score the most points.

Adults must accompany children under age 10. Programs are free but space is limited so arrive early. For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, July 14th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Monday July 16 & Tuesday, July 17
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for a two day workshop on July 16 and 17, 2018 to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This workshop will be held in English, with Chinese language support available.

Registration is required. To register please contact  Angel Tse  604 254 9626 ext 2121 or Atse@mosaicbc.org or click here to register using our online registration form.

Tuesday, July 17
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

Join us for Toddler Storytime! Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

Storytime starts at 10:15am, doors open at 10:00am. 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.

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Tuesdays, July 17 to August 14.

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