Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

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Tuesday, September 19
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“What is the value of a home to a family? In her stirring first novel, The Turner House, Angela Flournoy explores this question through the lens of the Turner family of Detroit. Spanning nearly three quarters of a century and several generations, the book becomes a portrait not only of the Turners but also of their city—history uncovered through the inner life. Masterful, evocative, deftly rendered, it reminds us of the bonds, familial or otherwise, that link us all.” – National Book Foundation

Take part in our fiction book discussion circle and share your thoughts in a librarian-led discussion of the The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch first floor Information Desk or by calling 604-436-5410. Registration for this program opens on August 14.

Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, August 14, 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.

Saturday, September 23
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 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, September 23 to November 4

Monday, September 25
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and  Preschoolers  

(1 - 5 years)

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

Mondays, September 25 to November 6

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED.
To register, contact: 778-782-3548 or infochild@sfu.ca

Tuesday, September 26
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.

Tuesdays, September 26 to November 15

Tuesday, September 26
11:00 am to 11:45 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.

Tuesdays, September 26 to November 15

Wednesday, September 28
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, September 27 to November 15

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, September 27
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, September 27 to November 15

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, September 27
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

“Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language—and her clear explanations of how to handle them.” – 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 6:00pm on August 30th.  Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, August 30th 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.

Between You and Me

Thursday, September 28
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!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays,  September 28 to November 16

Thursday, September 28
11:00 am to 11:45 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!

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Thursdays,  September 28 to November 16

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