October 2017: Programs and Resources for Newcomers
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Youth Integration Program: The program runs DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society and will provide training in skills development areas such as cross-cultural and intergenerational communication, resume building, volunteer experience, as well as recreational activities and field trips. The workshops are geared towards newcomer youth age 13 to 18 years of age. Remaining Sessions- Friday October 6-Friday Oct 20, 5-8pm; New Sessions – Saturday October 28-Saturday December 16, 10-1pm Contact: Nidha Yaqub | Youth Integration Program Coordinator T: 604-547-1317 E: yip@dcrs.ca

Civic Engagement and  and Canadian Citizenship Course: The program runs DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society and it is a 10-week course (3 hours a week) to prepare for the Citizenship exam, learn about Canadian culture, history, geography and politics and learn  about civic engagement- volunteering and getting involved in the community.  Current dates- September 22 to November 24th. 2017 (Fridays, 9:30am to 12:30pm). For more information, contact Raihan Akhter, Group Orientation Program Coordinator, 6045471369, email: rakhter@dcrs.ca.

October is Canadian Library Month. Join us for tea. Drop in

  • Guildford Library: Fri. Oct. 13, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Ocean Park Library: Oct. 17th, 3:30 - 5 pm
  • Newton Library: Wed. Oct 18th, 3 - 5 pm
  • Semiahmoo Library: Thurs. Oct. 19th, 4:30 - 6 pm
  • City Centre Library: Fri. Oct. 20, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Port Kells Library:  Sat. Oct. 21, 2 - 3:30 pm
  • Strawberry Hill Library: Wed. Oct. 25, 1 - 3 pm
  • Fleetwood Library: Thurs. Oct. 26, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Cloverdale Library: Thurs. Oct. 26, 2 - 3 pm

Lynda.com: Lynda.com, licensed by Surrey Libraries, is a comprehensive  database of  over 5,800 courses and over 207,000 video tutorials on a myriad of topics, all created to assist you to achieve your personal and professional learning goals. Subjects include all aspects of business development, web design, a variety of software applications and photography, and so much more.  Created by world experts, the courses range in skill level from beginner to advanced. You can download the Lynda.com app that is available for Windows, Apple and Android desktop and mobile devices.  This resource is available to all residents of Surrey who have a Surrey Libraries card or to anyone who visits a Surrey library branch. To access Lynda.com, https://surreylibraries.ca/services/research 

Empower Yourself. Know Your Legal Rights: Register for these free information sessions at Surrey Libraries, provided in partnership with People’s Law School.

  • Probating A Will - Mon. Oct 16, 7-8:30 pm. Ocean Park Library. 604-502-6449 What does it mean to “probate” a will?  What are the steps involved? What can be done ahead of time to avoid it?
  • Wills & Estates - Tues. Oct 17, 7-8:30 pm. Guildford Library. 604-598-7366 When should you make a will? What are the requirements? and more...
  • Tenancy Law - Wed. Oct 18, 7-8:30 pm. Newton Library. 604-598-740 Learn about the legalities around rent increases, deposits, illegal entry, pets,  and more.
  • Strata Law - Thurs. Oct 19, 7-8:30 pm. City Centre Library. 604-598-7426 Learn about bylaws and their enforcement, insurance obligations, council duties & more...

Does your child need practice reading?
The Coast Capital Reading Buddies Program at Surrey Libraries gives kids a way to improve their reading confidence in a safe, supportive environment.  Sign your child up today. For children in grades 2 to 4. Learn more

Rock that Interview: Fri. Oct 20, 1-4 pm at Cloverdale Library. Youth ages 15-24 can get expert tips on how to excel at their next interview. Includes mock interviews with local business managers (who may even be hiring). Register at 604-598-7447

Storytimes: Hear stories and sing songs. Parents and caregivers can share books and language with children to encourage a lifelong love of reading. We have storytimes in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and more. Learn more