Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

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Wednesday, November 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown 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. The conversation circle will also be on Wednesday  November 29 , 7:00-8:30 pm. Drop in and join us for this free program! 

Thursday, November 23
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Do you want a more professional resume or cover letter, but don't quite know where to start? This free workshop will help you:

  • Develop skills to create a targeted resume.
  • Learn to write strong cover letters and gain attention of local employers.
  • Get help with preparing a reference list to complete your job search tool kit.

This event is presented in partnership with ISS of BC. To register, please call 604-436-5400 or register online. For more information about this program please contact Sabine Schreiber at ISS of BC at 604-395-8000 ext 1276 or by email at sabine.schreiber@issbc.org

Thursday, November 23
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

"Aya Shimamura has just been released from a Canadian internment camp and repatriated to Japan with her father. Arriving in American-occupied Tokyo while still grieving the loss of her mother, she faces an uncertain future in a culture reeling from the humiliation of defeat." - Trilby Kent, The Globe and Mail

Take part in our fiction book discussion circle and share your thoughts in a librarian-led discussion of the The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch first floor Information Desk or call 604-436-5410. Registration for this program opens on October 30.

Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, October 30, to pick up a copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch first floor Information Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Friday, November 24
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too!

No registration required. Come early: space is limited.

Adults must accompany children younger than 10.

Friday, November 24
4:00 pm to 5:00 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!

Fridays, October 13 to December 1

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, November 25
11:00 am to 11:45 am

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.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturdays, September 30 to November 25 (Note: No session November 11)

Tuesday, November 28
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘White Trash: the Untold 400-Year History of Class in America’ by Nancy Isenberg.

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right she is today. Yet the voters that put Trump in the White House have been a permanent part of American fabric, argues Isenberg.  Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility.” – Publisher

Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. 

This program is free, but space is limited.  Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.  Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on October 25th.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, October 25th 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.White Trash

Wednesday, November 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown 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. Please join us for this free program! 

Friday, December 1
4:00 pm to 5:00 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!

Fridays, October 13 to December 1

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Saturday, December 9
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Age: All ages!

Join us for a special winter-themed storytime and craft.

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

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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