Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-10-20
Sunday, October 28
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Come and learn how to fold origami ghosts, pumpkins, tombstones and more with us.

Aiko Matsushiba has been certified by the Nippon Origami Association as an origami instructor and will be leading this session. She has held workshops at various community and resources centres as well as cultural events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Free, but seating is limited to 20 participants. Please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Monday, October 29
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the Arthritis Society presents this free program.

Have you ever wondered if food can make a difference for symptoms of arthritis? Have you ever asked for nutrition advice, but weren't given clear answers?

Katie LeBlanc, arthritis advocate, and holistic nutritionist will clarify common nutrition myths and help you to gain a clear picture of how nutrition can help you to feel better. Sore joints, fatigue, indigestion, and mood changes are common symptoms of arthritis, but they don't have to be a common part of your life. She will discuss ways to help you digest and absorb nutrients, as well as provide tips on incorporating nutrition and lifestyles changes to help you feel your best!

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person, online or by calling 604-436-5400.

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

Brown

"Brown proposes a cohesive racial identity and politics for the millions of people from the Global South and provides a timely context for the frictions and anxieties around immigration and multiculturalism that have led to the rise of populist movements in Europe and the election of Donald Trump.

Brown is packed with storytelling and on-the-street reporting conducted ever two years in ten countries on four continents that reveals a multitude of lives and stories from destinations as far apart as the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines the United States, Britain, Trinidad, France, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Qatar, and Canada." -- Publisher.

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about Brown: what being brown in the world means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 2nd floor Reference Desk or by calling 604-436-5400.

Registration for this program opens on September 25.

Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, September 25, to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

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

Thrifty Tuesdays helps you save money!

It's almost Financial Literacy Month, join us for a presentation by the Credit Counselling Society and gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

Learn about the important documents you need, how to store them securely and create a "just in case something happens to me" sheet so your loved ones can take of your affairs.

From the presenter

Bills, statements, documents, papers – it’s overwhelming how much information we have about our finances. This information may be stuffed into a box, a shopping bag, or tucked away into a few folders. This can give us a sense of chaos, so we don’t even know where to begin to get some control and organization.

The benefits of organizing your finances are significant – you (or your family) will know where to find important documents when needed, you can get control and stay in control of your finances, and you can de-clutter and reduce your stress. Once you’ve created a system that works for you, maintenance becomes much easier – as mail comes in, you open it, deal with it and then file it away. Simple as that!

The Organizing Your Finances in 1 Month workshop will take you through a 4 week step-by-step process to creating an organized system. You will learn how to:

 Set up a folder system (paper or electronic) for your finances that includes your:

  • Income
  • Bank information
  • Regular bills
  • Income taxes
  • Home
  • Other property information
  • Insurance
  • Vehicles
  • Debts
  • Plus more!

Set up a back-up system to protect your information;

Learn how to create an “In the Event Of...” document for your loved ones to use if something happens to you; and

Look into various online resources to gather more information.

This is a 90 minute workshop that is fun and interactive! 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 with 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, October 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch. 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 drop-in program!  Program will occur every Wednesday evening,7:00-8:30 pm in October and November.

Thursday, November 1
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new.  Enjoy a couple hours of knitting and conversation. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Knitting needles and yarn are available for people to give knitting or crocheting a try.  Bring yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies to knit on.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Monday, November 5
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Traumatic life events can result in isolation, and physical and emotional health issues. Yoga can support us to feel more connected to our bodies and our communities.

In this interactive lecture Yoga Therapist Nicole Marcia, MA will provide an introduction to trauma-informed Yoga for emotional well-being and self-regulation followed but a gentle mat-based Yoga class.

All fitness levels welcome, please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and bring a yoga mat.

Nicole has been a working in the field of concurrent disorders since 2008. For more information visit her website at: www.finebalanceyoga.ca

Free, but seating is limited to 12 spots. 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 7
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

knitting_yarn_colourfulCome show your projects and share in the fun of making something new. Enjoy a couple hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome, all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Wednesday, November 7
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch. 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 drop-in program!  Program will occur every Wednesday evening,7:00-8:30 pm in November.

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

It is challenging to draft a will. You want to ensure your affairs are in order and if you have special wishes, that they are respected. Additionally, what are some of the other issues you need to be aware of?

Join us to hear Jack Micner (Barrister & Solicitor with Spry Hawkins Micner) for an informative presentation that will get you thinking about this important topic.

NOTE: This talk is an introduction to the topic and is in no way meant to be exhaustive. Should you require more time or information, please book time with a legal professional.

Free, but seating is limited. 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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