Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

E.g., 2017-03-29
Mondays, February 27 to April 3
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Participants of this six-session workshop will gain systematic knowledge about diabetes and relevant issues. Learn and practice simple tools to manage blood glucose levels more effectively. Group interaction and support will help you enhance goal-setting, action-taking and problem-solving skills, to increase your confidence in better managing diabetes and improving your overall health. Caregivers are also welcome. This is a Mandarin-language program offered in partnership with the University of Victoria Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.

Read about this program in Chinese 糖尿病系列課程詳情 [PDF].

Registration is required and the workshop is limited to 15 participants. Register online 網上報名, or by phone at 或请致電報名 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, March 29
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thinking Fast and SlowJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman.

“Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Daniel Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on February 22nd. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, February 22nd to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Please note that registration for the April 26th 4-5pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club opens at 3:00pm on March 29th.

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch.  Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics.  Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversation. The circle will be held every Wednesday evening from March 1 - April 26 (9 sessions)  No registration is required.  Drop in and join us for this FREE program!

Thursday, March 30
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,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, March 30
11:00 am to 11:45 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,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Friday, March 31
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing - perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Fridays, March 31 to May 12
(No storytime April 14, Library closed)

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, April 1
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

BikeBurnaby Public Library and PEDAL Our Community Bike present this program.

Come for a three hour session for an introduction to basic bike maintenance presented by an experienced mechanic from Our Community Bikes, a nonprofit community bike shop operating since 1993 in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.

We will be covering most types of mechanical process like, bearings and wheels, cable systems, and some basic mechanics such as troubleshooting mechanical breakdown, changing a flat tire, and other areas of basic maintenance.

This event is free, but space is limited. Please do not bring your bike.To avoid disappointment please register online or by calling 604-436-5400.

Next program, Saturday June 10.

Monday, April 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Writing a will ensures your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. This overview will cover:

  •  What is a will?
  • What are the requirements for making a will?
  • What should you include in your will?

Presenter Jack Micner is a wills and estates lawyer who practices in Richmond.He lectures at Richmond Public Library,Worksafe B.C., UBC Continuing Studies and seniors and community groups.This free presentation is offered in partnership with the People's Law School. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online or by phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

Tuesday, April 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 9

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, April 4
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, April 4 to May 9

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.

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