Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-22
Thursday, June 29
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 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, June 29
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 29 to August 3

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursday, June 29
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


As we age, it’s important to stay vital and connected. Chair Yoga can support seniors by improving mood and enhancing our relationships to ourselves and others.

In this workshop Yoga Therapist Nicole Marcia, MA will provide an introduction to yoga for mental health.

Nicole has been a working in the field of concurrent disorders since 2008. For more information visit her website at: www.finebalanceyoga.ca





Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors since 2004. She trains yoga and healthcare professionals in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery.

In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. She serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and is an instructor and project coordinator in the Langara College Continuing Studies Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown eastside and is a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners. www.finebalanceyoga.ca

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, or online.

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

Friday, June 30
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Choose either:
9:30am - 11am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Fridays, June 30 to September 01
*(no class on August 18)*

Age: 0 - 5 years

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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, June 30
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Board games and snacks will be provided. For youth grades 6 to 9. The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL information desk.

Monday, July 3
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

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

Mondays, July 3 to 24

For more information, call 604-421-5454.

Monday, July 3
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

legoCalling all builders! Kids ages 4 - 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 3:30 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. 
Drop-in. No registration required.

Mondays, June 2 to 31

Monday, July 3rd (5 sessions)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Diverse_people_sitting_in_circlePractice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas 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 and join us for this free program! 

Monday, July 3
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Age: 4 to 8 years

Mondays, July 3 to July 31

Wind down at the end of the day with longer stories and funny songs. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Tuesday, July 4
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

Tuesdays, July 4 to August 8

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies 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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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