Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-22
Tuesday, April 23
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included. Fun, free, and informative!

Tuesday mornings: April 16 to May 28
(No session May 7th)

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Some child-minding is avaliable.

To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca
www.informationchildren.com

Tuesday, April 23
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included. Fun, free, and informative!

Tuesday mornings: April 16 to May 28
(No session May 7th)

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Some child-minding is avaliable.

To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca
www.informationchildren.com

Wednesday, April 24
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and also 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 and technology skills then this session is for you. Please bring your own headphones.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have valid Burnaby Library card.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Monday, March 18, at 10 am.

Wednesday, April 24
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, "Deconstructing FOBS: what does it mean to be "fresh off the boat"? What are the effects of this dialogue surrounding immigrants and people of colour? Who benefits from this type of language and how?" with Moderator Sukh Gill.

Wednesday, April 24
7:00 pm to 8:20 pm

There is a big variety of medicinal plants and seeds in nurseries and stores, join us for a presentation to learn how to build an apothecary garden that suits your needs.

An herbal garden can be both beautiful and useful; learn which herbs to plant, what parts of medicinal plants to harvest, and how use it safely.

Anastasiia Dushyna is a botanical pharmacology specialist with more than 11 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and knowledge of European medicinal plants.

Please register online or at any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-421-5454.

Wednesday, April 24
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 April we will explore the fiction title, Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: his boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. He can’t say yes–it would be too awkward–and he can’t say no–it would look like defeat. On his desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. How does he arrange to skip town to avoid the wedding? Simple – accept all the invitations.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost. Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy. - Publisher

Andrew Sean Greer is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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 March 27. Once registered, bring your library card to McGill Branch to pick up a copy of the book. Participants are asked to complete the book prior to the event.

Wednesday, April 24
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. No advance registration taken. Please join us for this free program! 

Thursday, April 25
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you searching for a job? Why not attend a career fair? Once you have your resume and you know what sort of career you would like, attending a career fair can be a great way to meet potential employers and make a personal connection. Come join us in this free interactive session to learn more about what career fairs are and how to maximize your opportunities when attending them: how to prepare before attending one, what you should bring, what to expect once you get there, and how to follow-up after the event.

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

Thursday, April 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a lively panel discussion on several aspects of the housing crisis on a local, provincial, national and worldwide basis. Panelists and general topics include:

  • Patrick Condon, UBC Professor, Urban Design: Why is housing so expensive? We need housing policies at all levels of government.
  • Karen O'Shannacery, Burnaby homeless advocate: Homelessness in Burnaby -- challenges and solutions.
  • Michael Geller, architect/planner and developer: Alternative forms of "gentle densification."
  • Jeffrey Yu, New Vista Society: Housing options for seniors including the role of charities.

Please register by clicking on the link above or by calling any BPL information desk. For more details, call 604-436-5400.

Thursday April 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 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: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online

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