Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-07-30
Tuesday, August 2
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library and Bridge for Health are presenting this workshop.

If you are new to running you’ll soon learn it. It’s more than just putting one foot in front of the other. Running requires proper footwear, gear and to follow a program that facilitates improvement yet keeps you injury free, to enjoy everything the sport has to offer.

In this workshop you will learn preparation, nutrition, safety and recovery tips that will help you to become an avid, strong and healthy runner.

Christine BlanchetteOur guest speaker, Christine Blanchette, started running in 1999 and five months later finished the Vancouver Marathon in a qualifying time for Boston. A year later Christine completed a 50 kilometer ultra-marathon in Victoria, B.C., gaining more confidence while her passion for the sport grew.

Christine started the Run Club at the City of Richmond.  From there she went on to teach faculty and students at the UBC Athletics Department with a half marathon clinic. This led to Christine hosting BC’s only running, fitness and health show on Shaw TV, called "Run With It,” now in its 3rd season. Run With it calls on Canadians to engage in physical fitness and promotes physical literacy, targeting all ages.

Christine is also a nationally published health and fitness writer. She has been interviewed by mainstream media such as TV Week Magazine and BC Woman, while her stories have been printed nationally.

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling the Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

 

Wednesday, August 3
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.

Wednesdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, August 3
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them!

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

Wednesdays, July 6 to August 3

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, August 3
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.

Wednesdays, June 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, August 3
11:15 am to 11:45 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!

Wednesdays, July 6 to August 3

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, August 3
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages 6 to 12

Registration is full. There is no waiting list but we may have room for a few drop-ins at 2:00 pm, if some registered participants don't come.

We’re making board games that were invented in Asia – each family will take home one or two games. All kids must be accompanied by an adult who will participate. We'll supply everything you need. Please arrive by 2:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 3rd
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join our Teen Reading Circle!  Discover teen books and stories, and practice your English conversation and reading skills in a supportive environment.  At our Teen Reading Circle we discuss great books and read short stories together.  This program is open to Teens with all levels of English skills.  The program is free, and registration is required.  You can register online or at any BPL Information Desk.  This program is for Teens in Grades 8 - 12.  Our summer schedule is listed below:

Teen Reading Circle, Wednesday, June 8th at Metrotown Branch, 7-8pm
Teen Reading Circle, Wednesday, June 22nd at Metrotown Branch, 7-8pm
Teen Reading Circle, Thursday, July 12th at Metrotown Branch, 4:30-5:30pm
Teen Reading Circle, Thursday, July 19th at Metrotown Branch, 4:30-5:30pm
Teen Reading Circle, Wednesday, August 3rd at Metrotown Branch, 7-8pm
Teen Reading Circle, Wednesday, August 17th at Metrotown Branch, 7-8pm

Thursday, August 4
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 30 to August 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, August 4
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, July 7 to August 4

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

 

Thursday, August 4
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, June 30 to August 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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