Burnaby Public Library is paying tribute to women in the month of March.
Along with a series of woman-themed Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch every Friday evening, the library also has a number of special events and presentations during the month.
Here are a few highlights:
Card Making for International Women’s Day
The Metrotown branch (6100 Willingdon Ave.) is hosting this session on Thursday, March 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Adults are invited to take part in the workshop to create their own note cards. Supplies will be provided. Registration is needed; call 604-436-5400 or sign up at www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
A Great Revolutionary Wave
You’re invited to learn more about the movement for women’s suffrage in B.C. at a presentation called A Great Revolutionary Wave: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in B.C. It’s led by Lara Campbell, a professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies at Simon Fraser University. The session runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Metrotown branch. It’s free, but registration is required; call 604-436-5400 or sign up at www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Women in the Trades
This special career exploration session is set for Tuesday, March 19 from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas branch (7311 Kingsway). Donna Henderson, apprenticeship advisory with the Industry Training Authority, will provide information about career opportunities in the trades, how apprenticeships work and financial supports available. Register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events or in person at any library information desk. Call 604-522-3971 for information.
Women and Tech
If you’re a newcomer and a woman who’s interested in pursuing a career in tech, this one’s for you. It’s on Thursday, March 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Metrotown branch. Sarah Rolling from the Immigrant Service Society of B.C.’s TechWomen program will lead this information session about the tech industry in Canada, what you need to prepare for a career in tech and how to search for a tech job. Register by phone at 604-436-5400, in person or at www.bpl.bc.ca/events.