Calender of the Week


ESL Book Clubs at Surrey Libraries

“The ESL Book Clubs help us improve our English, learn about Canada, and make new friends from all over the world,” say participants of Surrey Libraries’ ESL book clubs. Book clubs are free, fun, and friendly. If you would like to practice your English and make new friends, join Surrey Libraries’ ESL Book Clubs. Come practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced.  Library books will be provided (Levels 1-4). Call or visit the libraries to register.

•           City Centre Library: Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30. Mar 22, Apr 19, May 24, June 21

•           Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30 – 3. Mar 4, April 8, May 17

•           Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30. Mar 2, April 6, May 4, June 1

•           Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30 – 12. Mar 23, April 27, May 25, June 22

•           Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1 – 2:30. Mar 16, April 20, May 18, June 15


International Women’s Day

India Mahila Association (IMA) is inviting all women to come and celebrate International Women’s Day at Fraserview Hall on March 5, 2017.  Come join in the fun and make this a day to remember.  There will be dinner, entertainment, lots of singing and dancing.  Doors will be opening at 3:00 PM with the formal part of the event starting at 4:00 PM sharp.  Cost is $20 (or $25 at the door).  Call us to see where you can pick up tickets or if you would like more information call 604-440-8020 or you can leave a message on the IMA Line at 604-321-7225.


National Pancake Day

IHOP’s world-famous freshly-made pancake serves a much bigger purpose this year, as IHOP’s signature day of giving and pop-culture phenomenon, National Pancake Day, returns on March 7. Guests will receive a free short stack of the brand’s world-famous, Buttermilk pancakes at participating restaurants and in return are asked to leave a donation to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in your community. To date, IHOP has raised $24 million for local hospitals and has set a goal to raise $3.5 million this year !


Film Screening: “Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai”

Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Room 418, Surrey Public Library (City Centre), 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC

In September, 2013, the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh experienced some of the worst anti-Muslim communal massacres since 1947. In this 2015 documentary (which the Indian Censor Board refused to certify), director Nakul Singh Sawhney looks at how the Muslim pogroms tied into the BJP and Modi election campaign of 2013. Taken together, Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai shows how the politics of Hindu nationalism are being reconstituted in a new India.


Indian Classical Concert

Indian classical and thumri concert featuring Smt Indrani Mukherjee will be held Saturday, April 1 at Burnaby Hall. This will be an Indian Classical Music and Thumri concert by Smt. Indrani Mukherjee, accompanied by Pandit Ramesh Misra on Sarangi and Sri Apurba Mukherjee on Tabla.


Diversity Coaching

Diversity Group Coaching with Dr. David McLauren, PhD.

We’ll help you reach your business and personal goals.

Diversity certification upon completion. 6 weeks, one

hour per week.

For more info or register at [email protected]


Free Self Employment Program Offered By PICS

Are you unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week? Are you thinking of launching your own business?

Join PICS for an information session on PICS’ Self Employment Program at one of PICS Offices:

Suite 205, 12725 80th Ave, Surrey – Every 2nd Wednesday of the month


8153 Main St (near Marine Dr), Vancouver – Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

All info sessions are from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

This program offers

•           Business Start-Up Training

•           Business Plan Writing

•           Business Advisor Support

•           Networking Events

•           Support During Business Launch Period

Seating is limited. To attend a session, please pre-register at [email protected] or 604-596-7722 Ext 150


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.


Mosaic Networking:

Are you new to the country looking to meet new friends or seeking

networking opportunities?  You are invited!  Refreshments will be served!

Mosaic Church meets on Saturday evening 6:30 pm in Surrey/Abbotsford.

Surrey: 12150-92 Avenue; Abbotsford: 2940 Clearbrook Road  For more info

call Dave at 604 897-4224 or email [email protected]


Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre

“Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre supports both employers and employees. We assist employers find suitable employees through programs such as Wage Subsidy and we assist individuals to find employment through many services, including training. Best of all, all our services are FREE.  For more information, please call our office at 604-580-9740.”


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!