Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

E.g., 2017-06-30
Tuesday, May 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of fast-paced reviews of books by authors of Asian heritage (China, Korean, Japan, India). Don't miss this fun evening of inspiring reading recommendations.

Free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at the Metrotown First Floor Information Desk, or phone 604-436-5410.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 31st 2017
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘The Old Ways’ by Robert MacFarlane.

“The Old Ways is the stunning fourth book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.” – 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 April 26th. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, April 26th 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 June 28th 7-8pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Discussion Circle opens at 3:00pm on May 31st.

The Old Ways

Friday, June 2
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada who is 65 or older? Are you interested in learning about income security programs?

ISS of BC and Burnaby Public Library are pleased to present this free workshop on benefits for seniors. Participants will learn about eligibility requirements and find out how to apply for a variety of federal and provincial benefits. We will look at SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters), old age security, guaranteed income supplement, and CPP, and provide information on how to apply for a seniors' bus pass.

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register online, or by calling 604-436-5400. For more information about this program contact Amy Lin at ISS of BC at 604-395-8000 ext 1565, or email amy.lin@issbc.org.

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

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

Come for a two-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 a 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 disappointments please register online or by calling 604-436-5400

This program will host once again on September 16.

Monday, June 19
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Bring a copy of your resume and come for a free, one-on-one 15 minute session with an experienced and qualified Careers Facilitator from ISSofBC. This is a great and unique opportunity to get valuable feedback that will help you on your way to completing your professional resume. This is a free, drop-in, first-come first-serve event. If you are a newcomer in Canada, we especially encourage you to drop by. This program is presented in partnership with ISSofBC. No registration is required.

Tuesday, June 20
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Come to a World Refugee Day (June 20) panel discussion at the library.

What has changed for recent world refugees coming to Canada?  What is the impact of continuing crises in Africa, Europe and the Middle East? Are the refugees in Canada getting what they need?

Hear from these speakers on international and local issues:

Laya Behbahani, a sessional lecturer for SFU's Labour Studies, who researches human rights violations of migrants in the Middle East.

  • James Grunau, executive director of Journey Home Community an association serving refugee claimant families.
  • Speakers who have come to Canada as refugees.

This free event is in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC. Registration is required. Please register online or by phoning the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, June 21
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come to the library for a free one hour tour of the career and job search materials. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies and explore careers. Check out our resources on resumes, job interviews, cover letters and networking.

Tours are drop-in with no advance registration.

Monday, June 26
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library and Hub Your Cycling Connection are pleased to present this program.

HubThis fun, practical course is for anyone who would like to learn how to be a safe rider on city streets. Learn best practices for lane positioning, communicating with other road users, safety tips plus how to take your bike on transit. Through engaging discussions and classroom learning, you'll build the knowledge you need to enjoy riding in the city!

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

 

Wednesday, June 28
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson’s spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men – the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their deaths.  Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.” - 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 May 31st. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, May 31st 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 Tuesday, July 25th 4:30-5:30pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Discussion Circle opens at 6:00pm on June 28th.

Thursday, June 29
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 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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