Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

E.g., 2016-08-24
Thursday, August 25
1:30 pm to 3:00 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. Drop-in to this free 
program. No registration required.  

Friday August 26
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

*THIS PROGRAM IS FULL*

Fridays, August 26 to November 4

*(No class on September 9 and 23)*

Age: 0-5 years

Languages: English and Chinese

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling.

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

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch*

For more information call: Lynn Lin 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

Friday, August 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Peace Tree Innovations Society in collaboration with Burnaby Public Library presents this meditation workshop on emotional health.

Emotions are the foundation of human life, yet most of the time they suffocate us in their pangs and drain all our energy reserves by taking us on a roller coaster ride.

Let's train our brains to choose our emotions. Toxic emotions affect not only your relationships, but also your brain. Meditation is like a surfboard that can help you ride the emotional waves with ease and to help nurture and enrich relationships as well as other aspects of your life.

In this session Dr. Suman Kollipara will present simple tools of Self Compassion Healing Meditation to exercise your brain, create positive emotions and rejuvenate all aspects of your life. A few minutes of these scientifically tested practices can help you manage and regulate your own emotions and those around you. He will also share with you the science and evolution of emotions and the neuroscience of meditation.

Dr. Suman Kollipara is co-founder of a Non-Profit, Peace Tree Innovations Society (www.peacetree.ca) that organizes workshops, lectures and seminars on overall well-being using tools of Self Compassion Healing Meditation. He comes with a unique background of Veterinary Medicine, Computer Science and 10 years of training in Meditation under master Sunita (www.sunita.ca). His sense of humor bridging animal science, human medicine along with wisdom makes the sessions lighter and more relaxing. 

Free but space is limited.  For more information or to register, please call 604-436-5400, visit in person or register online.

Saturday, August 27
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Saturdays, July 23 to August 27

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

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

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Monday, August 29
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mondays, August 8 to October 24
*(No session September 5, September 12 and October 10)*

All mothers and children aged 2-5 yrs welcome!

Learn to develop your child’s emotions:
- Encourage healthy expressions of feeling
- Promote socializing
- Explore the role of emotional well-being in early childhood development

Learn together with your child through:
Fun games, drawing, storytelling, arts & crafts, songs, parenting tips

For more information about registering for a workshop please contact
(604) 436-1025 or send an email to cwwa@vlmfss.ca
Spaces are limited.

Vancouver& Lower Mainland Multicultural
Family Support Services Society

Monday, August 29
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us in a 2-part short course, Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30, that will guide you through the steps to become a Canadian Citizen. This short course is ideal in preparation for your Canadian Citizenship test. It will provide you with tips on how to prepare for the test. Learn also about new changes to the Citizenship Act and the application process.

This two-day free workshop is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information please contact Hae Eun Jang at ISSofBC at 604-395-8000 ext.1765 or email haeeun.jang@issbc.org

Tuesday, August 30
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us in a 2-part short course that will guide you through the steps to become a Canadian Citizen. This short course is ideal in preparation for your Canadian Citizenship test. It will provide you with tips on how to prepare for the test. Learn aslo about new changes to the Citizenship Act and the application process.

Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30 (2 sessions)

This free workshop is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register please call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information about this program, please contact Lyudmila Bochkaryova at ISSofBC at 604-684-7498 ext.1671or email lyudmila.bochkaryova@issbc.org

Wednesday, August 31
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about Daniel James Brown’s book, The Boys in the Boat

“An irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.” – Publisher

Metrotown’s Non-Fiction Book of the Month Discussion Circle is an adult book club program that showcases thought-provoking non-fiction titles. Take part in our community discussion and learn about new topics, world events and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

Registration is required for every monthly meeting of the program and space is limited. Please register for this program by phone at 604-436-5400, or in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch. Once registered, bring your library card anytime on or after August 3 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.

Slideshow image: Olympic champion crew team, University of Washington, 1936. Image courtesy of MOHAI, Seattle P-I Collection.

 

Thursday, September 1
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Come join our workshop and learn tips on the following:

  • Interview preparation and readiness
  • Understanding employer's motives behind each interview question
  • Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression
  • Professional follow-up

This free workshop is presented in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). To register, please call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information about this program please contact Sabine Schreiber at ISSofBC at 604-395-8000 ext 1276 or by email at sabine.schreiber@issbc.org

Friday September 2
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

*THIS PROGRAM IS FULL*

Fridays, August 26 to November 4

*(No class on September 9 and 23)*

Age: 0-5 years

Languages: English and Chinese

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling.

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

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch*

For more information call: Lynn Lin 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

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