Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

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Monday, June 13 - September 12
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Our annual Teen Summer Reading Club is back! Starting Monday, June 13, visit any BPL branch to register and collect your TSRC registration badge.

On Monday, June 27th visit any BPL branch to pick up your weekly reading card entry for great prizes, including the grand prize: an iPod Touch!

This year we're trying something new: teens have a chance to win additional prizes by participating online! Follow our BPL Teens Facebook page and win prizes for liking, sharing, and commenting on posts.

This summer's theme is "The Survival Challenge", so be sure to check out the survival themed booklists! We also have oodles of summer programs; check out teen Events & Programs for listings.

For more information check out our Teen Summer Reading Club page!

Questions? Ask Teen Librarian Rachel Yaroshuk (604-297-4809) or email me.

Monday, July 4
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library and Bridge for Health are presenting this workshop.

Are you tired of feeling tired? So overwhelmed by stress that you're dealing with sugar cravings, bloating, insomnia, irritability or anxiety? Maybe you are coping with daily physical pain or illness?  What if I were to tell you that making practical, simple changes to your diet and lifestyle could change all that?

During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • The problems with our conventional medical system and how we can shift from Disease-Care to Health-Care.
  • The food myths perpetuated by the food industry and how the average diet is making us sick
  • The role of holistic nutrition in achieving your health goals, addressing your specific symptoms and improving your quality of life

You will leave with:

  • The understanding that your health and wellness is within YOUR control
  • Practical nutrition and digestion tips for YOU to start using right away
  • Knowledge of how to determine the best diet and lifestyle for YOU

SharonOur guest speaker, Sharon Pendlington, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Personal Nutrition, offers nutritional counselling and support to help you achieve your health goals. Sharon meets her clients wherever they are in their health journey and inspires them to take their power back over their own health and wellness. Sharon will work with you to incorporate specific dietary, natural supplement and lifestyle recommendations into your daily routine so that you can live with more joy and vitality!

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling the Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

You might be also interested to register to next Bridge for Health workshop on August 2, Runner's toolbox.

Tuesday, July 5
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, June 28 to August 2

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, July 5
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, June 28 to August 2

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Tuesday, July 5
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Tuesdays, July 5 to August 23

Wednesday, July 6
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, July 6
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, July 6
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Writing workshop for teens!

Presenter Mark David Smith is a YA author and local Burnaby high school teacher. In this workshop Smith will take a look at historical facts and how best to incorporate them into works of fiction. In his first novel, Caravaggio: Signed in Blood, published by Tradewind Books, Smith seamlessly weaves historical details about Renaissance Italy, the artist Caravaggio, and active sword play into his novel, creating a convincing world in which his character Beppo can wander.


This program will include a two-hour workshop with Mark David Smith and a one hour write-in session following the workshop. At the workshop, come prepared to learn tips on integrating historical research into your work of fiction and be sure to come with questions. If you are working on a novel, bring it along and work on it in our one-hour write-in session following the workshop.

The program is free, but space is limited. Be sure to register online.

Wednesday, July 6
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

nemoTake a trip under the sea!  Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the library starting one hour before show time.

Come early: space is limited. 100 minutes.

This movie will be shown with open captions.

Thursday, July 7
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, June 30 to August 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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