Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

Monday, June 30 to Wednesday, August 27
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Teen Summer Reading ClubThe Teen Summer Reading Club is back! Starting June 30, visit any BPL branch to register and submit weekly reading cards for great prizes, including the grand prize: an iPod Touch!  This program is for teens entering grades 8 to 12.

This year we're trying something new: teens have a chance to win additional prizes by also signing up online at www.teenrc.ca. Connect with other B.C. teens by writing reviews, participate in contests, chat with authors, and more!  Participation in this online component is optional.

This summer's theme is A Road Trip Through Time, so be sure to check out the time travel booklists in your local library and online! We also have oodles of summer programs, check out Teen Events & Programs for listings.

Visit the Teen Summer Reading Club program page for more details!

Questions? Contact Teen Services Librarians Kelsey (604-297-4803) or Rachel (604-297-4809), or email us.

Thursdays, July 31 to August 28
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2½ 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, July 31 to August 28
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2½ 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursday, August 28
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library presents a free workshop on understanding Labour Market Information and employer expectations given by MOSAIC. Knowing Labour Market Information (LMI) can be critical to a successful job search. Labour Market Information includes:

  • Which jobs are in demand now and in the future.
  • How the economy is doing and what demographics exist in different regions.
  • Occupational descriptions and salary information.
  • Upcoming areas of work.

You will also learn what employers are really looking for and how best to prepare to meet their needs. To register, please contact MOSAIC and have your PR card ready. Please call 604-438-8214 ext. 112 or email fbilikano@mosaicbc.com

Thursday, August 28
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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Burnaby Public Library, Burnaby Family Life, Burnaby Neighbourhood House and in partnership with AMSSA are inviting you to the Burnaby Inclusion Café.

This is an opportunity for you to listen to inspirational stories of success from within our community, in business and in personal life, achieved through inclusion and respect. The Burnaby mayor, Derek Corrigan, will be our guest speaker.

 

Join us to:

  • Listen to a distinguished speaker share insights and inspirational stories of personal success here in Burnaby.
  • Participate in small group dialogues and share experiences, stories and promising practices on how inclusion can lead to success.
  • Meet your fellow Burnaby residents and network while sharing a cup of coffee.

Everyone is welcome, but registration is required. To register, please call 604-436-5400 or register online.

This event is part of a series. The next speakers and dates are:

Thursday, September 4
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Essential skills, such as digital technology, oral communication, problem-solving and document use are used
in every job. This free, practical, hands-on workshop presented by Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the
Douglas College Training Group, will explore the essential skills used in the workplace.You will learn to:

  • develop an awareness of your own skill levels
  • understand how transferrable skills can help you get a job
  • understand how skills can help you adapt and succeed in the changing Canadian workplace

 Registration is required for this free workshop. Please phone the Metrotown branch at 604.436.5400 or register online

Saturday, September 6
8:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us at the Medal Award Ceremony and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 6th in Civic Square outside Bob Prittie Metrotown Library!

Breakfast is from 8:30-11:00, tickets are available in advance at any branch or at the door, proceeds to the library's children's collections. 

Free entertainment and activities from 9:00am - 10:45am; medal ceremony begins at 11:00am.

For further information call 604-436-5420.

Mondays, September 8 – October 20, 2014 (6 sessions - no session October 13, Thanksgiving Day)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP, in Cantonese) Participants of this six‐session FREE workshop will learn how to use simple and practical approaches to manage blood glucose level in daily living. Group interaction and support will help you apply goal- setting, action-taking and problem-solving skills, through which you will gain increasing confidence to better manage various aspects of your health. Caregivers are also welcome.
Mondays 1:30-4:00 pm, September 8 – October 20, 2014 (no session October 13, Thanksgiving Day), at Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby.
Registration: register online at http://bpl.bc.ca/events. Max. 15, please wait for the next workshop once the group is full.
Registration deadline: Sep 1, 2014

"培養糖尿病自我管理的能力" 免費系列課程(粵語)
該免費系列課程(分為6講)由 斯坦福大學創編, 旨在幫助您掌握在日常生活中控制好血糖與管理糖尿病症狀, 及時調整情緒, 和改善生活方式的各種實用工具。課程採用小組形式, 全面系統的講授結合組員之間交流實踐經驗;並支持您通過制定計劃,採取具體行動和解決實際問題來應用所學,增加有效降低與/或維持血糖平穩, 和管理好自己健康的信心。糖尿病患者的家屬也會從中得益。
每週一下午1:30到 4:00, 9月8 至 10月20日, 2014 (共6週,感恩節週一除外), 於本拿比公共圖書館, Metrotown 分館. 網上報名請點擊: Sign up for Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) [Cantonese]., 或致電 (604)-940 8967。(上限為 15 人,額滿後請等候參加下一班. 報名截止日期:9月1日, 2014)

UVic Centre on Aging

Monday, September 8
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Multicultural Helping House Society (MHHS) and Burnaby Public Library invite you to a free workshop for Live-in caregivers applying for permanent residence. The facilitator, Maylinne Deocareza, MHHS Settlement Officer, will take advantage of this opportunity to discuss with you the following topics:

  • Permanent Residence Application
  • Updates under the Live-in Caregiver program
  • What is open work permit
  • Changes to the definition of a dependant child
  • Keeping your work permit/status valid
  • Processing time & immigration fees
  • Immigration forms and resources

To register please call 604-436-5400 or register online.

Tuesdays, September 9 to October 7
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

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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