Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-11-22
Monday, January 29
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

Tuesday, January 30
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library and the  BC Residential Tenancy Branch for this interactive session on what you need to know about renting. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions using your real-life examples Free but seating is limited. Register online or at any BPL information desk.
For more details, call 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, January 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn the different ways you can manage and reduce your debt load. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

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, January 31
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 click here to 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

Wednesday, January 31
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

What is Asian Canadian cultural activism?

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

Wednesday, January 31
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 January we will explore Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. 

Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.

Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to literature. - 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 3rd.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, January 3rd, to pick up a copy of the book at McGill Branch. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Saturday, February 3
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, January 13 to March 10

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturday, February 3
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

Saturdays, January 13 to February 10

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Saturday, February 3
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection.Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Saturday, February 3
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

We are pleased to host Dr. Suman Kollipara of Peace Tree Innovations Society for a meditation workshop.

We all know how physical exercise is at the core of our wellbeing. We take our body to a Gym. What about taking your Brain to the Gym? Did you know that Chronic Stress changes your brain structure and affects your physical and emotional wellbeing. Meditation is a self-empowerment tool that helps you take the brain to the gym and cleanse it from stress and other mental and emotional toxins that accumulate in our fast paced lifestyles.

You will learn simple tools of self compassion healing meditation to exercise your brain and relax and rejuvenate for peak performance in all aspects of life. A few minutes of these scientifically tested practices can not only increase your immunity to stress, but also boost your immune system along with other health benefits. Dr. Suman Kollipara, will also share with you the science of stress and the neuroscience and health benefits of meditation.

You may wish to bring your own bolster or cushion to provide support on our chairs.

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.

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