Upcoming events & programs

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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
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, October 19 to November 30

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, November 23
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, October 19 to November 30

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

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
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Photoshop,including tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and
WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you want
to acquire more business & technology skills, AND are proficient in using the computer, then this
session is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have a valid Burnaby Public
Library card.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
October 23 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, 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.

Thursday, November 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Back and muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety: everyone experiences worry and physical or emotional pain at some point in their lives. This workshop will explore methods to manage with emotional and muscular tension. You will learn recent research and discover ways to deal with pain and anxiety with direct and indirect approaches.

Alena Minova is a CanStat certified Alexander Technique teacher, a postural correction technique which is taught at major performance arts schools across the globe. It is an effective scientific method to work with excessive tension and pain. It is widely known among professional dancers, musicians and actors to cope and reverse repetitive strain injuries and performance anxiety; though there are benefits everybody can experience from applying Alexander skills in everyday life.

There are currently 13 CanStat certified practitioners of Alexander Technique in Vancouver. The Alexander Technique specialists begin their rigorous training with a formal  three years full- time study and continue to hone their skills every day during their career.  Alena Minova is a certified Yoga Instructor. She is also certified to teach Yoga for Scoliosis and studied with Elise Browning Miller. For more information, please visit: http://alexandertechniquetoday.com/ 

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

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

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.

Friday, November 24
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.

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