News and Events

News and Events at NewToBC

Library and Settlement Events

Libraries and community agencies host 100s of free events every month. Below you will see examples of a few upcoming events. To learn about all upcoming events happening in libraries, go to Library Programs and Events. To learn more about what’s happening in communities near you, follow NewToBC on social media.

Jun 22 2021

Richmond Hiring Conference

Join us for a series of three live workshops, where you’ll be introduced to valuable employment resources available at the library, discuss how to prepare for a virtual hiring event, and learn resume-writing tips. This conference is presented in partnership with WorkBC Employment Services.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 22, 2021
When: 10:00AM – 3:30PM
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Jun 23 2021

Active Witnessing (Bystander Webinar)

Join this community webinar to learn the tools that will equip and empower you to shift from being a passive witness to an active witness. Learn about the bystander effect, the four levels of witnessing, and effective words and actions that you can put into practice.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 23, 2021
When: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Jun 24 2021

Career with Purdys Chocolatier

Where: Virtual
Date: June 24, 2021
When: 1:00 PM
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Jun 25 2021

Richmond Hiring Conference

Join the Richmond Library for a series of three live workshops, where you’ll be introduced to valuable employment resources available at the library, discuss how to prepare for a virtual hiring event, and learn resume-writing tips. This conference is presented in partnership with WorkBC Employment Services.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 25, 2021
When: Time10:00AM – 3:30PM
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Jun 30 2021

English Conversation Circle @Surrey Libraries

Practice speaking English as we discuss an interesting topic each week in a fun and friendly online group setting. Sign up for this 6 week series. All adult English language learners are welcome. For this online program, we’ll be using Microsoft Teams. What you’ll need: a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam; or your smartphone, or iPad/tablet.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 30, 2021
When: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Jul 7 2021

Introduction to BC Housing

Where: Virtual
Date: July 7, 2021
When: 10-11:30AM
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Jul 8 2021

Preteen English Conversation Group @Surrey Libraries

This program is for preteens ages 10-12. Registration required.

Where: Virtual
Date: July 8, 2021
When: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Jul 8 2021

How to Talk to Your Kids about Race and Racism

Join our webinars to better understand different forms of racism, how kids learn about race and racism, and how families can start talking to them about it in a safe, inclusive, and supportive way.

Where: Virtual
Date: July 8, 2021
When: 10:00am – 11:00am
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Jul 14 2021

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Free Mandarin online workshop

Where: Virtual
Date: July 14, 2021
When: 10:00 AM
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Jul 20 2021

Preparing for Job Interviews

Join this online presentation where you will learn basic strategies to answer interview questions. With the help of a Career Advisor you will get information that will help you structure answers and place your skills at a higher level! All job seekers are welcome.

Where: Virtual
Date: July 20, 2021
When: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
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Aug 12 2021

Translink Info session for Newcomers

Online Info session about the updates, services, safety and new projects from Translink for Newcomers and the community.

Where: Virtual
Date: August 12, 2021
When: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
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Sep 14 2021

Pre-Employment Skills for Newcomers Series

Join the Library and IssofBC JobQuest this winter for a series of workshops to support newcomers who are seeking or entering the Canadian workforce. The content of these workshops is focused on topics of special interest to newcomers to Canada however everyone is welcome to attend.

Where: Virtual
Date: September 14, 2021
When: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
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