Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2016-08-25
Tuesday, August 30
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

We’re bringing storytime outside! Join us for songs, stories and rhymes about the great outdoors. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome. Event is weather permitting and subject to change. Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library.

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

Tuesday, August 30
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

Do you call yourself a shopaholic or enjoy the buzz you get when you score a deal? Join us and the Credit Counselling Society to identify wants versus needs, learn ways to curb impulse spending, gain tips on becoming a smart and savvy shopper, and discover ways to avoid scams and fraud.

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

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

Wednesday, August 31
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

For ages 9-12.

Obsessed with Star Wars? Use the force and join this epic book club. Read the “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” and make some Jedi inspired crafts. Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for the book club online or at the information desk. Pick up a copy of the book at the Cameron information desk; bring a confirmation of your registration.
  2. READ THE BOOK!!! (You must read the book before coming to the book club; in fact you should get your parents to read the book too!)
  3. Meet at the Pop-Up Library and attend the Book Club on August 31 from 2:30pm to 4:00 pm.

Space is limited and registration is required for this free program.

You can register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, in-person, or by calling the branch at: 604-421-5454. Event is weather permitting and subject to change. 

Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library.

Wednesday, August 31
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Come relax with us through this unique yoga and mindfulness meditation session in Cameron Park. This yoga session is free and for ages 13 and up. Classes are instructed by BPL Librarian Cristina, who is also a licensed and active yoga teacher. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move and stretch in and bring any props you may like to use (yoga mats, foam blocks, blankets, etc). A variety of yoga books will be available to check out.

Registration required online or by phone (604-421-5454). Event is weather permitting and subject to change. Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library: http://bpl.bc.ca/news/cameron-branch-renovations .

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

Thursday, September 1st
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Can you find all the horcrux and defeat Lord Voldemort like Harry Potter? Join us for a horcrux hunt in the park!

Are you a Chaser, a Beater, a Keeper, or a Seeker? Learn to play Harry Potter’s favorite sport, quidditch, with the Vancouver Vipertooths’ community quidditch team!

a)      I like basketball (Chaser)

b)      I like dodgeball (Beater)

c)      I like being goalie (Keeper)

d)      I <3 Harry Potter (Seeker)

Recommended for ages 5+. Register online or by phone (604-421-5454). Event is weather permitting and subject to change. Parents or Legal Guardian must sign a waiver. Download a copy here.

Location: Meet at the Pop-Up Library in the in the upper East parking lot of Cameron Recreation Complex.

Please note this event is occurring during the Cameron Branch's temporary closure for renovations, which is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 11th. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on what services and facilities will be available at our Pop-Up Library.

Thursday, September 1
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group. Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

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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