Events & Programs

Saturdays, April 25 to May 30
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: All ages!

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun!

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

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Saturdays, May 2 to 30
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Man in the Moon is a special storytime for babies and their male caregivers! Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

 

Sundays May 3 to June 14 (No session May 17)
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Man in the Moon; a special storytime for babies and their male caregivers! Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Second Saturday of the month, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We are an informal, friendly group. Every 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/crocheting a try. Tea will be provided. Feel free to bring cookies to share (optional).

Knit2gether is a free event. Registration is not required.

Wednesday August 19
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Age: 5 - 12

Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 11:30 for some fun summer crafts!

Free - no registration required.

Wednesdays, May 20 AND May 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for April classes begins on Monday April 27 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Thursdays, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Practice your English reading skills in an informal discussion group led by a librarian.  We will be reading short stories
from two books: Oxford Bookworms Club Bronze (stages 1 & 2 beginner) and Oxford Bookworms Club Silver
(stages 2 & 3 elementary).  During the session we will take turns reading aloud and discussing the ideas, characters,
and language of the story. 

Share your ideas with other members of the community in a relaxed, social setting.  This
is a great way to improve your English reading and listening comprehension.  The program is free but registration is
required.  Please register by phoning Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.  We will contact
you before the first session so that you can pick up the book.

Mondays, May 25 to June 22 (4 sessions plus an AGM meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting School-Aged Children (6-12 years)

This is a supportive and educational series for parents of children ages 6 to 12 years. Understanding middle childhood development, encouraging social-emotional competency, responding to school and family life challenges, fostering positive peer relationships, communicating effectively, understanding temperament, and strategies for effective, positive discipline in the middle years will be covered. Parenting styles and coping with the stresses and strains of parenting will also be included. The goal of this series is to provide parents with a forum to learn, to share and to discuss information and strategies to enrich their parenting experience.

*SESSION ON JUNE 8 WILL BE AN AGM SPECIAL PRESENTATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED.

Register in person at the Metrotown Branch or call: 604.436.5420

Monday, May 25
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Flour PeddlerIn 2008, a small-scale flour miller from the Sunshine Coast created a handmade bicycle mill. From the rainforests of Roberts Creek, BC, to the bustling streets of Kampala, Uganda, and finally onwards to the village of Panlang in South of Sudan, The Flour Peddler is the story of two community-minded entrepreneurs as they set out to build and deliver their bicycle-powered grain mill to a rural women's cooperative in a tiny village. Chris and Josh Hergesheimer's presentation and slideshow will explore the trends and issues of local food systems as well as the challenges and power of alternative food movements.

Registration for this free program is required. Please phone 604-940-8967 or register online.

Friday, May 29
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Instruction, board games, snacks and pizza will be provided. For youth grades 6 - 9.

The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL Information Desk.

Questions? Ask any BPL information desk or contact Teen
Services Librarian Rachel (604-297-4809) or email me.

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