Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-04-26
Wednesday, April 26
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.

Wednesdays, April 5 to May 10

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, April 26
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.

Wednesdays, March 29 to May 3

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 26
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.

Wednesdays, April 5 to May 10

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, April 26
11:15 am to 11:45 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.

Wednesdays, March 29 to May 3

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Wednesday, April 26
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work or wanting a career change? Come to the library for a free one hour tour of the career and job search materials. Learn about the hidden job market, how to research companies and explore careers. Check out our resources on resumes, job interviews, cover letters and networking.

Tours are drop-in with no advance registration.

Wednesday, April 26
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution’ by Caroline Weber.

“When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the court of her new king. For a short while, the young girl played the part.” – 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 March 29th. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, March 29th 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.

Please note that registration for the May 31st 4-5pm meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club opens at 3:00pm on April 26th.

Queen of Fashion

Wednesday, April 26
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Is national patriotism a toxin or a tonic?

Join us for a chance to talk, discuss and debate about this topic. 

This Philosophers’ Café will be moderated by Shiraz Ramji. Shiraz was born in Tanzania. His parents were born in Gujarat, India. He grew up with four languages: Swahili, Hindi, Gujarati and English. He did his elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in Tanzania. He studied education, mathematics and physics at the University of Dar-es Salaam and graduated in 1971. He taught mathematics at Mkwawa High School. In 1980, he went to Europe to do post-graduate studies in medical statistics and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. On his return to Africa, he taught at medical schools and worked for ministries of health in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. During this period he developed interests in health promotion with Grandparents Grandchildren Friendship. He came to Canada in 1994, studied gerontology and worked at Simon Fraser University. At present, at age 67, he is working on promoting Grandparents Film Festival and celebrating Grandparents' Day in schools. 

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

Free, drop-in. For more information, please email the Philosopher's Cafe coordinator at: cafes@sfu.ca

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Incarcerated women are largely out of sight and thus forgotten. No longer part of their communities, they are the most marginalized in society. The intersection of sexism and racism victimizes women in prison. They are more likely to be younger, single, unemployed and without a high school diploma than Canadian women in general. But research shows that people who receive an education while jailed have a better chance of employment post-release and are less likely to return.

FREE but space is limited. Please register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.

Capilano Universe - Kirsten & Laurel

Presenters: Kirsten McIlveen & Laurel Whitney 

Laurel and Kirsten have worked for prisoner’s rights for over 25 years. Laurel has taught university courses in the BC Penitentiary and Matsqui Institution, and researched restorative justice as an alternative to incarceration. Kirsten has been visiting imprisoned women for 25 years with a group called Joint Effort. Kirsten has been a faculty member at Capilano University for 8 years, and Laurel for many years. They volunteer as life skills coaches for inmates on parole who have addictions problems. Their film about how paroled inmates benefit from community support was shown at a National Conference on Community Corrections. They teach a social sciences course to women in the Fraser Valley Institute, a women’s prison.

 

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch.  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 conversation. The circle will be held every Wednesday evening from March 1 - April 26 (9 sessions)  No registration is required.  Drop in and join us for this FREE program!

Thursday, April 27
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays,  March 30 to May 4

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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