Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

E.g., 2019-01-17
Thursday, January 17
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Stories, songs, and fun to grow your child’s love of language. The first 15 minutes is for meeting other families and settling in.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays, January 10 to February 14

Thursday, January 17
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Stories, songs, and fun to grow your child’s love of language. The first 15 minutes is for meeting other families and settling in.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays, January 10 to February 14

Saturday, January 19
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. 

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, January 12 to March 9

Saturday, January 19
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Please note: this program now starts at 1:00pm

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join us for informal chess games, facilitated by Curtis Lister of the Burnaby Junior Chess Club.

This is a drop-in program and no registration is required, but space is limited - arrive early!

Parents of children under 10 years old are asked to remain in the program room.

Fall Dates:
Saturdays, January 12 to March 9

Sunday, January 20
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 Ages: 2 to 6 with adults

Image: Candace Thayer Coe, paper marbling on handmade paper, courtesy of the artist. Photo by Blaine Campbell.

Come and make art at the library ... with the Burnaby Art Gallery! Tap into your imagination and get your mind humming with family-friendly art projects inspired by the art gallery's current exhibit at the Metrotown Branch. Free. Please drop in at one of these times: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, or 3:30.

Join us on Sunday, February 10 for another art program for ages 7 and up.

  

Monday, January 21
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

playing osmo

Ages: 6 - 10

Come check out coding games with Osmo - an iPad compatible game that uses manipulatives to practice blocking coding skills.

All kids, please bring an adult who will participate.

Registration is required and begins January 2

For more information, call 604-436-5420

Tuesday, January 22
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Tuesdays, January 22 to March 5

Tuesday, January 22
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: walkers to 2 1/2 years.

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers 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.

Tuesdays, January 22 to March 5

Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Join us for this free talk presented by Yoriko Gillard in partnership with Capilano University as part of the Capilano Universe Lecture Series.

While we live in the present, past memories and future hopes are nevertheless entangled in our minds and experiences. Memories of hardship especially can remain and haunt us. Year after year, we continue to face and accumulate memories of natural disasters and social injustices worldwide. Human tragedies have effects at many levels, on individuals, families, and society. In this presentation, we will discuss how some of the hardships of past memories such as resilient stories of the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and Japanese Canadian injustice (1942-1949) have begun to give rise to hope and strength in people. During this presentation, participants are welcome to share their liminal stories.

About the presenter:

Yoriko Gillard is an instructor of Japanese at Capilano Unversity. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Language and Literacy Education at UBC who believes in the importance of narratives in education. While teaching Japanese language, Japanese culture and art through a variety of creative practices in various educational communities, she tries to connect with people in reciprocal, respectful, affectionate, and trustful relationships, the Kizuna way. Kizuna is a Japanese word that connotes strong feelings of belonging to one’s community, people, lands, and nature. The concept is well known in Japan especially ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the country in 2011. 

This event is free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at any Burnaby Public Branch, or by calling 604-436-5400.

Wednesday, January 23
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: newborn to pre-walkers.

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.

Wednesdays, January 23 to March 6

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