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Preparing For Death! Learn How

The George Mackie Library is offering a couple of free programs to help you prepare now for what happens after you die. Join us on Wednesday, September 18 form 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the George Mackie Library for Your Legacy Your Library, an interactive presentation addressing the advantages of pre-arranging a funeral, including the benefits of planning and the steps involved in the planning process. Having a “Will” does not mean your estate is prepared. The Estate Planning workshop – Living Well & Leaving Well – presented by Executor Protection and the Canadian Preplanning Council, on Wednesday, September 25 from 10:30 am – 12 pm at the George Mackie Library, covers important topics for you, your family and your Executor. Probate, Powers of Attorney, Wills and Executor tips, cremation or burial preplanning and more will be discussed. Make sure ALL your ducks are in a row!


Gandhi Jayanti Events

*The Garlanding Ceremony will be held on *October 2nd, 2019* at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi located in the Peace Square on the SFU Burnaby campus (south side level 3 of the Academic Quadrangle) from *6:45pm – 7:30pm*. Note parking at SFU Burnaby campus for the garlanding ceremony is free in the parkade under the convocation Mall. For directions, parking instructions and more information about these events, please visit

*The Gandhi Commemorative Lecture and presentation of the 28th Thakore Visiting Scholar Award and the annual Gandhi Student Peace Award on *October 3rd, 2019, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm* at the SFU Harbour-side (downtown) campus (515 West Hastings). More information is provided on the Gandhi website (

*Film screenings*

This year there will be two film screenings to honour Gandhi’s 150th anniversary. Both film screenings are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

· Gandhi (dir. Richard Attenborough). September 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre (Room 2600), 50-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC

· Gandhi My Father (dir. Feroz Abbas Khan). September 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmSFU Goldcorp Theatre, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4


Technology Help At Surrey Libraries

Need help with your new tech toy?

Get one to one technology help in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your questions and your device!

We will help you with questions about:

Computer Basics — mousing, internet searching, Microsoft Word

Tablet basics — downloading apps, eBooks, magazines

Essentials of using eReaders or laptops

Cyber safety basics –how to be safe while using the Internet

Surrey Libraries is not able to diagnose or repair hardware issues.


Richmond Multicultural Community Services

Our staff help people with accessing Government services, Resume/cover letter, Employment, Information health care services, Information on housing, Information on Education, Assistance with filling up the forms, Any queries client have, Apart from this, we conduct workshops, English classes, computer classes, and special events every month. Anyone can contact -Neena Suri (South Asian Settlement Worker). P. 604-279-7160 F: 604-279-7168,Working hours: Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturday, Email: [email protected] us at


Settlement Workers: Mandarin/English

Wednesdays, 1 – 5 pm – George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112 Street, Delta

Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life? Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community. Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC.


Free Yoga, designed by Sadhguru (yogi, mystic and visionary)

Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily. Can relieve chronic ailments, back pain, stress, anxiety and tension on September 21 (Saturday) 11.00 am – 12.30pm @ Newton Library, 13795 – 70Ave, Surrey, BC V3W0E1.

Contact: [email protected], 604-900-1913,


Borrow An eReader From Surrey Libraries

Always wanted to try one before you buy? Here’s your chance.

Check out a Kobo Touch for a 3 week loan from any Surrey Library.

Each Kobo Touch is loaded with Classics:

Anne of Green Gables

Tristan & Iseult

Anna Karenina

Count of Monte Cristo

Mysterious Affair at Styles

Check the library catalogue for availability or reserve one today!