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Free Income Tax Filing at Muriel Arnason Library

Do you need assistance with preparing your tax return? If your return is straightforward, and you are low-income, you can book an appointment with a community volunteer and have your tax return e-filed free of charge.

Income tax clinics will take place on Saturdays, March 16 to April 13, between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm at Muriel Arnason Library. Appointment times must be booked in advance by visiting the library at 130 – 20338 65 Ave. or calling 604-532-3590.  If you are unsure of your eligibility for this program, please contact library staff.

Muriel Arnason Library’s 2019 tax clinics are offered in partnership with ISSofBC.

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New Mental Health Initiative: Youth Volunteers Needed

On behalf of the South Asian Mental Health Alliance and Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, this is an open call for South Asian youth in Greater Vancouver, ages 14 to 21, interested in receiving Mental Health First-Aid Training, a professional certification developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Our goal is to create a volunteer team of mental health Youth Ambassadors who will raise awareness around mental health, and will work together to de-stigmatize its discussion and treatment within the South Asian community. In addition to mental health first-aid training, our volunteer Youth Ambassadors will receive training in public speaking and presenting so that they may effectively educate others about mental health. If this volunteer opportunity interests you, please email [email protected], or call-text at (778) 835-7898.

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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.

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Practice English and Learn Skills for the Canadian Workplace.

Meet at the George Mackie Library on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning January 9 from 2 pm – 4:30 pm to practice English, learn workplace vocabulary, become familiar with the Canadian labour market and develop networking skills.  Each session includes tips and assistance with resume writing, job search skills, websites and Canadian workplace expectations.  Taught by a TESOL-certified and experienced teacher, this program is being offered in partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society.  Bonus:  PICS refers students, if interested, to further education at local colleges or universities.  To register, call 604-596-7722 or drop in at the library.

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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 www.rmcs.bc.ca/ www.iamrichmond.ca

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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.

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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.”

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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! www.surreylibraries.ca