Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

E.g., 2016-12-08
Friday, December 9
9:30 am to 11:00 am

This free program is conducted in Korean

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English and Korean!

Limit to 12 families (first priority for those families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting lists.

Mondays and Fridays, November 14 to December 12

*REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY*

Monday, December 12
9:30 am to 11:00 am

This free program is conducted in Korean

Songs, rhymes and storytelling in English and Korean!

Limit to 12 families (first priority for those families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting lists.

Mondays and Fridays, November 14 to December 12

*REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY*

Monday, December 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about your rights and responsibilities before moving in together.  After living with someone you can be considered a spouse or common-law partner after a certain amount of time. Join family law lawyer Kevin Quong as he explains laws regarding common-law relationships and how to protect yourself and other family members. This free information session is presented in partnership with People's Law School. Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register online or phone the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, December 14
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hare With the Amber EyesJoin us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘The Hare with the Amber Eyes’ by Edmund de Waal. 

“The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.  The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection.” - 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 and space is limited.  Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Once registered, bring your library card anytime on, or after, November 24th 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: the book originally scheduled for the December meeting, 'The Old Ways' by Robert MacFarlane, has been changed to 'The Hare With the Amber Eyes.'

Saturday December 17
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

snowmanFamilies are invited to drop in anytime between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to make some holiday cards and crafts.

All ages. No registration required.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Wednesday, December 21
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Dive into the sea and search for Dory's family! Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the Children's Library starting one hour before show time.

Come early: space is limited.

95 minutes. This movie will be shown with open captions.

Wednesday, December 28
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Dive into the sea and search for Dory's family! Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the Children's Library starting one hour before show time.

Come early: space is limited.

95 minutes. This movie will be shown with open captions.

Saturday, December 31
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

balloonsAll ages

Come by with the whole family for a special storytime where we'll count down to noon to welcome in the New Year!

No registration required.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Wednesday, January 4
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, January 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the People's Law School presents an information session on immigration law. Topics covered will be:

  • Immigration issues faced by permanent residents
  •  Immigration issues faced by temporary residents including workers, students, and visitors

The speaker, lawyer Robert Leong, is himself an immigrant, and practices exclusively in the area of citizenship and immigration law in Canada.Registration is required for this free session. Please register online or phone the Bob Prittie Metrotown at 604-436-5400.

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