Upcoming events & programs

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Wednesday, February 27
5:00 pm to 8:50 pm

Burnaby Public Library is pleased to present local writing organization, The Other Eleven Months who has hosted weekly write-ins around the Lower Mainland for over 12 years.

These are quiet, safe space events for writers of all kinds. If you can't find a place to focus and write, these events may be great opportunities for you to accomplish your writing goals.

Join us and meet fellow local writers!

Drop in, no registration required.

Wednesday, February 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"SFU's Philosophers' Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required."

Please join us for stimulating discussion on, "What do you know about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)? Is the process of addressing the issues of colonization with Canada’s Indigenous peoples working? What are the benefits and drawbacks of the TRC?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.

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Wednesday, February 27
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Break out of your reading rut and join us for a book discussion circle with a new book each month. We will explore new fiction and non-fiction in a friendly atmosphere led by our McGill librarians.

In February we will explore the non-fiction title, No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein.

In No is Not Enough: Resisting the new shock politics and winning the world we need, Klein embraces a lively conversation with the reader to expose the forces behind Trump's success and explain why he is not an aberration but the product of our time--Reality TV branding, celebrity obsession and CEO-worship, Vegas and Guantanamo, fake news and vulture bankers all rolled into one. And she shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of his shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need. - Publisher

This program is free, but space is limited. Please register in person at McGill Branch or by calling 604-299-8955. Registration for this month's discussion opens on January 30. Once registered, bring your library card to McGill Branch to pick up a copy of the book. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Wednesday, February 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Come participate in a new series of Credit Counselling workshops, newly hosted by Cameron branch!  We start with the basics but will have two others later in the year.

If you want to better manage the money you have, take the time to make a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals. With seven steps, you can gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

The workshop will take place in the Juniper Room, Cameron Recreation Complex. Please register online or at any BPL Information Desk. For more information call Cameron Branch at 604-421-5454. 

Thursday, February 28
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!

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, January 31 to March 14

Thursday, February 28
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by the Credit Counselling Society to learn about ways to increase your cash flow and reduce expenses while living on a reduced income (CPP, OAS, other pension, etc.) to avoid relying on lines of credit to help you get by.

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

This interactive and fun workshop is 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 and resources.

Please register by phone at: 604-436-5400, in-person, or online

Thursday, February 28
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Climate of HopeJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Climate of Hope’ by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope.

“In Climate of Hope, Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change, the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise, and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them. Writing from their own experiences, and sharing their own stories from government, business, and advocacy, Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced.” – Publisher

Registration for this program opens on January 24thRegister in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, January 24th to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk.  Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Friday, March 1
10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Fridays, February 1 to March 8 (6 sessions)

This program is for Chinese-speaking parents or caregivers with children, 0 to 6 years old.

The objective of this program is to help parents recognize, understand and deal with their parenting concerns, such as health, safety, child development and behaviors.

Registration is required. Limited to twelve families.

Please note: registration must be done in person at the Tommy Douglas branch.

This program is in partnership with SUCCESS Multiculteral Early Childhood Development (MECD) Services

  

Friday, March 1
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Fridays, January 18 to March 15

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

Friday, March 1
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: newborn to 18 months.

Fridays, January 18 to March 15

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955

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