NOTICE TO PATRONS: Some Bob Prittie Metrotown events scheduled in March have been cancelled or had location changes due to branch renovations. Event listings have been updated with new location information where applicable. For more information, contact us at 604-436-5400.

Events & Programs

Wednesdays, March 11th and 18th (2 sessions)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This course will give you an introduction to the main features and functions of Excel. It is a two part class so you must attend both classes. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday March 2 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.

Thursday March 12
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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 Join us for a free family movie! All are welcome. Caregivers must accompany children 10 and under.

 No registration required, but space is limited.

10:15 am to 5:30 pm

lego clubCalling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 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.

Spring Lego Dates:

Friday, March 13, 3:30 to 5:30
Friday, March 20, 3:30 to 5:30
Friday, April 10, 3:30 to 5:30
Friday, May 8, 3:30 to 5:30
Friday, June 12, 3:30 to 5:30

Friday, March 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 An all ages movie night. Parents must accompany children 10 years and under.

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Saturday, March 14
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The monthly Knit2gether will take place Saturday, March 14 from 11am-2pm at Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
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 will be available for those who want to give knitting/crocheting a try.
Tea will be provided. Please feel free to bring treats to share (optional).
Knit2gether is a free, drop-in event. No registration is required.
Please mark your calendars for the monthly dates:
Saturday, April 11, 11-2
Saturday, May 9, 11-2
Saturday, June 13, 11-2

Tuesday, March 17
10:30 am to 11:20 am



A free fun-filled puppet show for children aged 4 up.

Located in the Cameron Rec Centre, Hemlock/Spruce Room

Please line up outside the Hemlock/Spruce Room. There will be NO advanced registration for this event.

No one will be admitted after the show has started. SPACE IS LIMITED – ARRIVE EARLY!

Tuesday, March 17
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm



Join us for a free family movie! All are welcome. Caregivers must accompany children 10 and under.

No registration required, but space is limited.

Thursday March 19
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ages 5 and up

Join us for crafts at McGill Library! Free - No registration required. Drop in anytime.

Thursday, March 19
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Vancity - South Burnaby Community Branch
5064 Kingsway, Burnaby
From Skilled Immigrant to Professional Engineer: The Path to Success is a workshop for internationally trained engineers, technologists or technicians to learn about the accreditation process. This free workshop is sponsored by Burnaby Public Library and presented by the Foreign Credential Referral Loan Project. A knowledgeable panel will share essential information on the resources available to Internationally Trained Engineers (ITE), Technicians and Technologists (ITT) seeking accreditation in Canada. Presenters include:

  • APEGBC - Caroline Westra
  • ASTTBC - Geoff Sale
  • Langara College - Yasmin Virji
  • Path2Work - Lori Akiyama

Registration is required for this free program. Please phone the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Thursday March 19
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm



 Join us for a free family movie! All are welcome. Caregivers must accompany children 10 and under.

 No registration required, but space is limited.