Upcoming events & programs

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Monday, November 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for an informative seminar on U.S. Estate Planning for Canadian Residents, offered in cooperation with Vancity.

Vancity will discuss:

  • Forms that need to be filed  (revised forms)
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
  • What you need to know as a Canadian with U.S. real estate & investments
  • U.S. Estate Tax implications and strategies

Guest speaker: Tim Brisibe

Free but space is limited, and registration is required online, in person at the library, or by phone at 604-299-8955.

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! 

Tuesday, November 28
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘White Trash: the Untold 400-Year History of Class in America’ by Nancy Isenberg.

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right she is today. Yet the voters that put Trump in the White House have been a permanent part of American fabric, argues Isenberg.  Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited.  Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.  Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on October 25th.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, October 25th 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.White Trash

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.

Wednesday, November 29
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Always wanted to write? Come Write In @ Cameron! Need something to kickstart you? Try NaNoWriMo!

Every November, over 400,000 people take the NaNoWriMo Challenge for National Novel Writing Month: to write a 50,000-word draft of a novel in just one month. Youth under 18 can set their own word-count goal. Sign up for a free account at www.nanowrimo.org - or, if you're under 18, at http://ywp.nanowrimo.org. Then grab your laptop, tablet, or paper and give it a try!

Wed Nov 22 and Wed Nov 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Juniper Room (across the hall from the library) will be specially open for writers to work and encourage each other - whatever you want to write (novel, short story, memoir, poetry, essay), and whether or not you sign up for NaNoWriMo. Sessions will be hosted by NaNoWriMo veteran and freelance writer Cheryl Minns Free tea and wifi will be available.  FREE but space is limited, so come on time; drop in, no registration.

You can do it!

Come Write InVanCoWriMo

Wednesday, November 29
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. Please join us for this free program! 

Wednesday, November 29
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 November we will explore the memoir North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person.

In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea’s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in the Canadian wilderness. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren’t trying to build a new society—they wanted to escape civilization altogether. Sex, drugs, and . . . bug stew? In the vein of The Glass Castle and Wild, Cea Sunrise Person’s compelling memoir of a childhood spent with her dysfunctional counter-culture family in the Canadian wilderness—a searing story of physical, emotional, and psychological survival. - Goodreads

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 November 1.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, November 1st, to pick up a copy of the book at McGill Branch. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Thursday, November 30
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, October 19 to November 30

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, November 30
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, October 19 to November 30

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

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

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