Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-08-20
Friday, September 1
9:30 am to 11:00 am

*PLEASE NOTE: BOTH SESSIONS OF THIS PROGRAM ARE NOW FULL*

Choose either:
9:30am - 11am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Fridays, June 30 to September 01
*(no class on August 18)*

Age: 0 - 5 years

This is a program for Chinese families that includes songs, rhymes and storytelling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Limit to 12 families (first priority will be for families who haven't attended the program this year; others will be put on the waiting list)

Please note: *Registration must be done IN PERSON at the Metrotown Branch*

For more information call: Lynn Lin 604-408-7274 ext. 2087

Saturday, September 2
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club 

Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection.Moms and dads can join the fun too!

Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Wednesday, September 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is approaching.  What will you be wearing?  

Come work on your projects and share in the fun. Enjoy a couple hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Thursday, September 7
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Career fairs can offer many opportunities, but you must be prepared before, during and after. At this workshop you will learn:

  • What to do before the career fair to improve your chances of success
  • How to approach employers and how to make the most of the few seconds you have with them
  • What documents to bring with you
  • What to collect and the importance of following up with employers

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

Thursday, September 7th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

grey_and_green_socks_on_feetSweater weather is approaching.  What will you be wearing?  

Come work on your projects and share in the fun.  Enjoy a couple of hours of knitting. Crochet, stitch and chat with like-minded people. We are an informal, friendly group.

Everyone is welcome – all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn and needles, scissors, and supplies and get started! A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give knitting or crocheting a try.

Free drop-in. No registration required.

Thursday, September 7
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Many Canadians want to own their own home at some point in their life.  Join us for our Homeownership Basics workshop to learn some valuable home buying tips.  In the session, you will learn how to:

  • Determine whether you are financially ready to buy a home;
  • Distinguish between various types of homes;
  • Decide on what financing and down payment options work best for you; and
  • Identify the costs of buying a home versus the costs of owning a home.

This session allows you to try homeownership on for size!

Space is limited.  Registration is available for this program online, in person at the library, or by phone at 604-299-8955.

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Saturday, September 9
8:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us at the Medal Award Ceremony and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 9th in Civic Square outside Bob Prittie Metrotown Library!

Breakfast is from 8:30-11:00, tickets are available in advance at any branch or at the door, proceeds to the library's children's collections. 

Free entertainment and activities from 9:00am - 10:45am; medal ceremony begins at 11:00am.

For further information call 604-436-5420.

Monday, September 11
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class is Monday, September 18 1:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday August 28 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

Monday, September 11
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

It is important that everyone, from school aged children to seniors, understand that emergency preparedness is something in which we all play a very important role. Disasters take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, house fires, earthquakes, etc.

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do. Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes.

Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.

Disasters have been occurring around the globe with unprecedented frequency, bringing to the forefront the need to be prepared for disasters of all kinds. In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community.

With preparation, the City of Burnaby's Emergency Management Program can become more resilient to the effects of a disaster and better prepared to cope after a major disaster.

Everyone is welcome for this free program, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

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

Tuesday, September 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

If you want to keep the money you have, you need to take the time to see how you can effectively spend within your means.

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn the 6 steps to budgeting which will help you take control of your finances and get a sense of peace of mind. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

From the presenter

Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals.

Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps.

In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Set SMART financial goals
  • Understand the components of a budget
  • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
  • Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
  • Create a paycheque plan

This interactive and fun workshop will last 90 minutes. We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. 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.

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