Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-20
Tuesday, February 21
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years.

Join us for songs and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Tuesdays, January 17 to March 7

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Tuesday, February 21
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Reading Buddies is a program where children are paired up with teen mentors in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.


Children must be in grade 2, 3 or 4. Registered children must attend all five sessions, Tuesdays February 7 to March 7 from 4:15 to 5:00pm. Register in person or over the phone at McGill branch, located at 4595 Albert Street. The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Tuesday, January 17. Call 604-297-4599 for more information.

Tuesday, February 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps you save money!

Join us for a presentation by the Credit Counselling Society and gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

You will learn about the important documents you need, how to store them securely, and how to create a "just in case something happens to me" sheet so your loved ones can take of your affairs.

From the presenter

Bills, statements, documents, papers – it’s overwhelming how much information we have about our finances. This information may be stuffed into a box, a shopping bag, or tucked away into a few folders. This can give us a sense of chaos, so we don’t even know where to begin to get some control and organization.

The benefits of organizing your finances are significant – you (or your family) will know where to find important documents when needed, you can get control and stay in control of your finances, and you can de-clutter and reduce your stress. Once you’ve created a system that works for you, maintenance becomes much easier – as mail comes in, you open it, deal with it and then file it away. Simple as that!

The Organizing Your Finances in 1 Month workshop will take you through a 4 week step-by-step process to creating an organized system. You will learn how to:

 Set up a folder system (paper or electronic) for your finances that includes your:

  • Income
  • Bank information
  • Regular bills
  • Income taxes
  • Home
  • Other property information
  • Insurance
  • Vehicles
  • Debts
  • Plus more!

Set up a back-up system to protect your information;

Learn how to create an “In the Event Of...” document for your loved ones to use if something happens to you; and

Look into various online resources to gather more information.

This is a 90 minute workshop that is fun and interactive! We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 22
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 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.

Wednesdays, January 11 to February 22

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, February 22
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 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.

Wednesdays, January 11 to February 22

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, February 22nd
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Modern Romance’ by Aziz Ansari.

“At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?  In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.” – 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 January 31st. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, January 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 March 29th 4-5pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Discussion Circle opens at 3:00pm on February 22nd.

Thursday, February 23
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, January 12 to February 23

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, February 23
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, February 2 to March 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, February 23
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Age: 1 and 2 years.

Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

The first 15 minutes is a time to settle in, look at books with your child, play, and meet other families.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

Thursdays, January 26 to March 2

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

 

Thursday, February 23
11:00 am to 11:45 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, January 12 to February 23

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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