Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

Wednesdays, September 10 through November 26.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Please note that there will be no Chess Club on Wednesday, October 29. Chess Club will resume Wednesday, November 5. Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited. Parents of children under 9 years old are asked to remain in the Program Room.

Saturdays, September 20 to November 15
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 24 months

Join Jon for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, September 20 to November 15
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: All ages!

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, September 20 through October 25
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in from 2:00 to 4:00 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.

Drop-in. No registration required.

LEGO

Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, November 30
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

November is National Novel Writing month! 

Get inspired. Write the first chapter of your novel. Win prizes.
For Teens in grades 8 – 12.

Submission Deadline November 30.

Click here for full contest rules and entry guidelines.

Questions? Contact Rachel, Teen Services Librarian, at 604-297-4809 or email me.

Mondays, October 6 to November 17
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting toddlers and preschoolers (18months - 4 years)

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

Optional childcare is provided. Pre-Registration is required - space is limited. Register in-person at library front desk or call 604.436.5420

Tuesdays, October 7 to November 18 (6 sessions - no session November 11)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library.  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 conversations.  Please join for us this free, drop-in program.

Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18 (No program November 11 - library closed for Rememberance Day)
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!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18 (No program November 11 - library closed for Rememberance Day)
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!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, October 16 to November 20
11:00 am to 11:45 am

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! For more information, call: 604-436-5420

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