Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-03-28
Wednesday, April 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required.

Wednesdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24.

For more information call 604-436-5400.

Friday, April 24
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Start the Spring day with a walk to Central Park to look for birds. You may see hummingbirds, thrushes, warblers, kinglets, chickadees, sparrows, finches, and ravens. Librarian and experienced birder Neill Vanhinsberg will lead the group and give tips on viewing birds in Burnaby parks. Bring your own binoculars and meet in the program room. 
Space is limited for this group activity and registration is required. Please register online, one registration per person,
call 604-436-5400 or visit any branch.

Friday, April 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a lively panel discussion on the climate emergency, followed by a public dialogue on how we can take action as a community. Panelists and topics include:

Cyan Abbey, Climate Action Coordinator: how empowering students in climate action can foster a more sustainable community

Kylie Vallee, Program Manager of Empower Me program, funded by BC Hydro & Fortis BC:  How to provide education for newcomers on ways to reduce one's greenhouse gas footprint, including understanding your home energy system and energy usage.

Robert Hackett, co-author, Journalism and Climate Crisis, Public Engagement, Media Alternatives; Professor Emeritus of Communication, SFU: What kind of news do we need, compared to what we're actually getting from Canada's media corporations?  What are options for media change in a time of climate emergency?

Register online, at any branch or call 604-436-5400.

Monday, April 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required. 

Mondays, April 20-June 15. No session on May 18, Library closed.

For more information, call 604-299-8955 or visit any branch. 

Monday, April 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

When you agree to work for an employer, it's important to understand your employee rights and obligations. Learn about employment contracts, the rights of non-unionized employees, wrongful dismissals and the BC Employment Standards Act  Presented in partnership with People's Law School.

Please register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400 .

Wednesday, April 29
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn what the Internet is, understand how to navigate to websites and use a search engine to find information. We’ll cover basic terminology and explain key features of web browsers and websites. We’ll also practice using Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Translate, and explore a variety of websites that are practical for Canadian residents.

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

인터넷을 더욱 잘 이해하고, 실생활에서 효율적으로 활용하고 싶은 초급 인터넷 이용자를 대상으로 합니다.

한국어로 인터넷과 관련한 기본 용어와 브라우저의 구성, 웹사이트의 주소 체계를 배우세요. 이어, 구글 검색, 지도, 번역 활용법을 포함한, 캐나다 생활에 유용한 다양한 웹사이트를 이용하는 연습을 할 것입니다.

전화 (604-522-3971)나 도서관에 방문하셔서 신청하세요!

Wednesday, April 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required.

Wednesdays, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24.

For more information call 604-436-5400.

Thursday, April 30
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The ability to conduct yourself well before, during and after an interview is a skill you can learn. Come to our workshop for tips on:

  •     Interview preparation and readiness
  •     Understanding the employer’s motive behind each interview question
  •     Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression
  •     Professional follow-up

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-299-8955. 

Presented in partnership with ISSofBC

Thursday, April 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Find out how representation agreements can be used by your legal representative to make major decisions on your behalf, including matters of health and personal care. This class will cover important questions such as:

• What is the difference between section 7 and section 9 agreements?
• Should a Representation Agreement be used for legal and financial matters?
• Who should have a Representation Agreement?

Presented in partnership with People's Law School.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-522-3971.

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May 2, 2020
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. No registration required.

Saturdays - Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, June 6.

For more information, call 604-421-5454 or the Information Desk.

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