Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

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

Tuesdays, September 9 to October 7
11:00 am to 11:45 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

Wednesdays, September 10 through November 19
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

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.

Thursdays, September 11 to October 9
10:00 am to 10:45 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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, September 11 to October 9
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.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Monday, September 15
7:15 pm to 8:15 pm

One in three British Columbians over the age of 65 falls every year due to loss of balance.
Damage to the complex vestibular system can also cause balance and dizziness disorders at any age.
Fortunately, one of the most common disorders is often treatable.

In celebration of Balance Awareness Week, September 15 to 21, the BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD) and Burnaby Public Library are offering a free, drop-in information session about balance and dizziness disorders. No registration is necessary.
You will learn about:

  • Balance system basics
  • Common causes and symptoms of balance and dizziness disorders
  • Assessing your risk of falling
  • Exercises and activities to improve your balance

For more information on balance and dizziness disorders, contact BADD at 604-878-8383 or go to www.balanceanddizziness.org

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