Archive for November, 2012

Book Clubs: Read and Connect

November 14th, 2012

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee is proud to offer two types of book clubs in our communities.  Book clubs offer participants an opportunity explore stories in depth, go on an adventure, or to connect with others with similar interests.

Two new book club formats are being offered: an Adult Learner Book Club and an Outreach style Book Club.

The Adult Learner Book club is for those adults who find it hard to read (that’s about 40% of our working age population).  Joining the book club is a great way to improve your reading skills.  It is also a great way to meet new people and to have some fun.  The Adult Learner Book Club will meet at the Maple Ridge Public Library starting January 31, 2013.  If you or someone you know would like to join a book club for adults who are trying to become better readers, please contact the Maple Ridge Public Library’s main floor information desk at 604.467.7417.

The Outreach Book Club is a reading and discussion group for vulnerable populations in our communities.    Outreach Book Clubs are hosted by local agencies.  Participants of the book club, or an agency staff member, generally facilitate the discussion and conversation around the selected story.  People who take part in a book club can feel an increased sense of community and self-worth.  If your agency or organization is interested in learning about the ins and outs of starting a book club for your clients, please contact coordinator{at}communityliteracy.ca or 604.466.8254.

We’ve produced a guide book with tips and techniques on starting an Outreach Book Club.  If you’d like a copy, please contact coordinator{at}communityliteracy.ca or 604.466.8254.

 

 

FREE Financial Literacy Workshops

November 6th, 2012

Ridge Meadows College and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee proudly present:

November 7, 7-9 PM – FREE Basic Banking workshop.  Ridge Meadows College and the Community Literacy Committee are co-hosting a FREE Basic Banking presented by Vancity volunteers.  This workshop provides individuals with an understanding of basic banking and financial services concepts.  Participants can expect to gain a working knowledge of money, banking, lending and the regulations necessary for handling financial transactions.  To register for this informative, hands on workshop call 604.466.6555 x 203, fax: 604.463.5437 or email rmc@sd42.ca.  This workshop is held at Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC.

November 14, 7-9 PM – FREE Loans workshop.  Ridge Meadows College and the Community Literacy Committee are co-hosting a FREE workshop on Loans presented by Vancity volunteers.  Participants can expect to understand how loans function, costs and obligations of owning a loan including payment terms.   To register for this informative, hands on workshop call 604.466.6555 x 203, fax: 604.463.5437 or email rmc@sd42.ca.  This workshop will be held at Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC.

November 21, 7-9 PM – FREE Credit Card workshop.  Ridge Meadows College and the Community Literacy Committee are co-hosting a FREE workshop on Credit Cards presented by Vancity volunteers.  Participants can expect to discuss how credit cards function and what the cost of credit really is.   To register for this informative, hands on workshop call 604.466.6555 x 203, fax: 604.463.5437 or email rmc@sd42.ca.  This workshop will be held at Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC.

November 28, 7-9 PM – FREE workshop on Preventing Identity Theft.  Ridge Meadows College and the Community Literacy Committee are co-hosting a FREE workshop on Preventing Identity Theft presented by Vancity volunteers.  Participants can expect to learn about various theft schemes and how to protect yourself. To register for this informative, hands on workshop call 604.466.6555 x 203, fax: 604.463.5437 or email rmc@sd42.ca.  This workshop will be held at Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC.

Click on this link – Financial Literacy Poster RMC – to view the poster for these exciting workshops.

 

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