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

Saturdays, January 10 to February 28 at Bonsor
11:00 am to 11:45 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! 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.

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January 10 - February 14 location: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Art Room (2nd floor)

February 21 and 28 location: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Seniors' Lounge (2nd floor)

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays January 15 - May 28
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm

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. Starting January 15 - May 28.

Fridays, January 16 to March 6
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing -- perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

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January 16 - March 6 location: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Seniors' Lounge - 2nd floor.

For more information, call: 604-436-5420

January to May (See dates below)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

happy hands     Age: All ages

     Program Dates:

     Saturday, January 17
     Saturday, February 14
     Saturday, March 14
     Saturday, April 11
     Saturday, May 9

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. For children of all ages and abilities together with a parent or caregiver. Free – no registration required. ASL interpreters provided.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library (Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca) or Alayna at Family and Community Services (Alayna.Finley@gov.bc.ca).

Presented through a partnership between Burnaby Public Library and Family and Community Services, Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Mondays, January 19 to March 23
10:15 am to 10:45 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.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

The third Monday of the Month
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 3:00 and 4:30 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.

Winter Lego Dates:

Monday, January 19, 3:00-4:30pm

Monday, February 16, 3:00-4:30pm

Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:30pm

Tuesdays, January 20 to March 24
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to walking

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

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

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesdays, January 20 to March 24
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years

Join us for songs and stories. Special event for Family Literacy Day, January 27th.

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

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Fridays, January 23 to February 27
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Helping our Children Grow Through the Early Years (Birth – 5yrs)

This discussion based supportive series is for anyone who has ever wanted to talk about the job of parenting in a small group setting with other parents. Topics covered will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Some examples of topics covered are: managing temper tantrums, discipline vs. punishment, parent emotions, coping with the stress, and parent self-care. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for parents of young children to discuss their concerns and share their successes and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED.

To register click here or contact Info Children at: 778.782.3548

Thursdays, January 29 to March 5
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 2 and 3 years

Songs, rhymes, and stories for older toddlers. No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

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