Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2018-04-22
Monday, April 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. The first class is Monday, April 16 10:30-12:30.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, March 26 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, April 24
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, April 10 to May 15

Tuesday, April 24
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 12 months.

Join us for Baby Storytime! Songs, tickles, stories and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

Storytime starts at 11:30am, doors open at 11:15am. 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. Dcaregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971

Tuesdays, April 12 to May 15.

Tuesday, April 24
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

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 the Money Management: Living on a Retirement Income workshop (May 29) to help you manage 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 their schedule of 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.

Wednesday, April 25
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, March 26 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, April 25
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

WorkBC staff from the Fraser Works Co-op Burnaby Centre will be here to help you one on one in 15-minute sessions to review (not type out) your cover letter on different Wednesday afternoons.

This is the last session where cover letters are reviewed. We hope to offer them again in the fall.

A 15-minute session on interview hints (bring questions you might have) will happen: May 9

While a 15-minute session where someone can look over resumes (please bring your resume) will be on: May 23

Drop in, no registration required. Assistance is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, April 25
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

In Statistics Canada and the media, why are European-Canadians labelled white, Caucasian, or Westerners, African-Canadians labelled black, and Asian-Canadians labelled Asian?

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

Thursday, April 26
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Age: 3 to 5 years.

Join us for a preschool Storytime! Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

Storytime starts at 10:45am, doors open at 10:30am. 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.

Thursdays, April 12 to May 17.

Tuesday, May 1
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, April 10 to May 15

Tuesday, May 1
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: Newborns to 12 months.

Join us for Baby Storytime! Songs, tickles, stories and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

Storytime starts at 11:30am, doors open at 11:15am. 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. Dcaregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-522-3971

Tuesdays, April 12 to May 15.

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