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Volunteer Opportunities: childcare, office administration, pharmacy, working with seniors and more!
Detailed job posting: Go Volunteer: click here or copy and paste the link below:
Speak fluent English (LINC 6 or above)
Commitment: varies from 40 - 100 hours in 3 months (approx. 4 to 8 hours per week)
This is a free service, with priority given to Permanent Residents. Please bring your PR card / immigration document for admission.
References available after finishing volunteer commitment
Seats are limited, please register with Eric: firstname.lastname@example.orgFebruary 14
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn about the Inspiration Lab's sound recording equipment. Find resources and get help with your digital project from library staff.
For more information on sound recording, visit our Sound Recording help guide.March 25
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Talk & Signing with Dr. Marlene Schiwy
C.G.Jung said that the modern world has lost touch with our collective myth and that the mystery of who we are lies buried deep within our individual souls. Our dreams, fantasies, and irrational longings connect us with the archetypal world of imagination and can guide us in our search for meaning in life. Join us for the launch of Marlene Schiwy's new book, Gypsy Fugue: An Archetypal Memoir, which tells the tale of her lifelong relationship with the gypsy archetype. In this presentation we will wander through the vibrant, colourful territory of the archetypal gypsy and celebrate the strange unbidden passions that lie inside our souls.
"Gypsy Fugue is a beautiful and soulful book." – Marion Woodman
Dr. Marlene Schiwy is a writer, workshop leader, and Jungian Body Soul Writing mentor. She has been facilitating women's writing circles and Jungian seminars in Canada, the US, and Europe for almost three decades and continues to offer new workshops internationally and in Vancouver, including a nine month expressive arts program for women, Body Soul Sundays. Marlene is also the author of A Voice of Her Own: Women and the Journal Writing Journey, and Simple Days: A Journal on What Really Matters. Her series of filmed conversations with Marion Woodman, Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine, provides the most comprehensive discussion of Woodman's work available on DVD. A lifelong spiritual wanderer, Marlene has been privileged to work with thousands of women exploring their own creative gifts and soul journeys along the way. Her website is www.marleneschiwy.com.March 25
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
These exhibits will be on display from March 7 to March 28, 2018.March 25
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
These exhibits will be on display from March 7 to March 28, 2018.March 26
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free On-Site Childminding and Bus-tickets are available
Are you newcomer woman interested in:
▪ Learning about Canadian Culture;
▪ Making new friends;
▪ Sharing your experiences;
▪ Gathering information on services and resources?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, please come and join usMarch 26
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn about the Inspiration Lab's video (VHS and 8 mm), audio (cassette tapes), and photo (slides, negatives, photos) digitization equipment.
Find resources and get help with your digital project from library staff.
For more information, see our Digitization help guide.March 26
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Do you love to read books and want to join a book club? Join us one Monday afternoon a month to read good books, engage in lively discussion and meet new friends. Books will be provided at registration.March 26
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
An eight-week program for adults who want to exchange languages one-on-one in a group setting, while having fun, eating snacks, and meeting neighbours from different backgrounds. Languages available will depend on the group.
The program will run every Monday from February 19 - April 9, with the exception of April 2 (Easter Monday).
Please note: Registration in advance is required. For more information visit www.languagepartnersbc.ca
In partnership with Language Partners BC.March 26
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Part of Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas series.
Presented in partnership with Vancouver Writers Fest.March 26
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Want some quick tips on getting yourself prepared, how best to approach the day, and make the most of the opportunity to engage with potential employers? Want to learn best strategies for hiring and networking events? This workshop is for you!
In partnership with MOSAIC - WorkBC Employment Services Centre, Vancouver NortheastFor more information or to register: Please email JobFair2018@mosaicbc.org.March 27
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Practise basic computer skills, email and internet searching, find ebooks and online newspapers with help from library staff. Drop in any time during café hours. Tuesdays and Thursdays.March 27
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.