Tommy Douglas Events

E.g., 2017-11-21
Tuesday, November 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

It's Financial Literacy Month and if you want to keep the money you have, you need to take the time to see how you can effectively spend within your means.

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn the 6 steps to budgeting which will help you take control of your finances and get a sense of peace of mind. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

From the presenter

Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals.

Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps.

In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Set SMART financial goals
  • Understand the components of a budget
  • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
  • Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
  • Create a paycheque plan

This interactive and fun workshop will last 90 minutes. 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 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, November 22
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Since the fall of the Taliban, Afghan women have entered the media as reporters, directors, writers and producers. Misogyny still prevails in Afghanistan, but media have given women the means to influence public affairs by disseminating information about their social, economic and political realities. Mightier Than the Sword follows three young women who are using media to navigate a path towards gender equality in a nation deemed the most dangerous country for women in the world. Presented by SFU's Roberta Staley.

Roberta Staley is a Vancouver-based, award-winning magazine editor and writer with experience reporting from the developing world and conflict and post-conflict settings. Staley has reported from Afghanistan twice: in 2015 to film the documentary Mightier Than The Sword, and in 2012, where she undertook stories on literacy, gender equality, health and culture for magazine clients. She finished a master's degree at Simon Fraser University this spring in the Graduate Liberal Studies department.

This event is part of the SFU Shadbolt Graduate Liberal Studies Program Big Idea Seminar Series. These free seminar-style classes provide participants with an opportunity to revisit, rethink and reframe influential ideas of Western culture in light of current topics of social importance. Seminars are presented by the program's students, alumni and PhD candidates. Register online, in person, or by calling the Tommy Douglas Branch at 604-522-3971.

Thursday, November 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 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,
October 23 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.

Thursday, November 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Back and muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety: everyone experiences worry and physical or emotional pain at some point in their lives. This workshop will explore methods to manage with emotional and muscular tension. You will learn recent research and discover ways to deal with pain and anxiety with direct and indirect approaches.

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, 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.

Monday, November 27
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

加拿大入籍準備 (英文主講配合中文支援)

Join us for a 2-day workshop 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 support available.

Please note the name and date of this event and register using the online registration form.

For more information, please contact Angel Tse (註冊或查詢,請聯繫謝小姐) at: 604 438 8214 ext. 104 or email at: atse@mosaicbc.org

Monday, November 27 (6th of 6 sessions)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas 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.  

Drop in and join us for this free program! 

Wednesday, November 29
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This class will teach you about the threats and risks to online security and how to keep your information safe when using the Internet. We will cover topics like using social media security settings, shopping online without putting your information at risk, and identifying phishing emails. Not sure what “phishing” means? We will also cover the terms and concepts you need to know to discuss online security. Whether you have lots of experience with using computers or you are just beginning to learn, this workshop will provide you with the information you need to keep yourself safe online. 

This program is based on resources from Serene Risc's Cybersecurity 101. Serene Risc is a Canadian organization that has assembled experts to develop free online cybersecurity training and provide public libraries with resources to present the information to members of the community. To find out more, visit https://www.serene-risc.ca/en.

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, October 23 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.

Thursday, November 30
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

加拿大入籍準備 (英文主講配合中文支援)

Join us for a 2-day workshop 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 support available.

Please note the name and date of this event and register using the online registration form.

For more information, please contact Angel Tse (註冊或查詢,請聯繫謝小姐) at: 604 438 8214 ext. 104 or email at: atse@mosaicbc.org

Thursday, November 30
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn how to ferment your own apple cider vinegar at home, with Laura Reid of Counter-Cultures. This demonstrative class will include a recipe booklet and sampling of healthful vinegar recipes such as infused vinegars and herbal oxymels.

Note: This is a demonstration.

Free, but seating is limited to 30 seats. 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.

Tuesday, December 5
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

Join us for a special winter themed Storytime! Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

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.

 

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