Events & Programs

Thursday, September 17
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Read "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs, and then come hang out with other teens grades 8 - 12 to discuss the book's highlights, lowlights, and everything in between. Get a free copy of the book by printing out your registration confirmation email and bringing it to the Cameron information desk starting Thursday, August 20 at 5:00pm.

The Teen Book Club is free. Spots fill up fast. Be sure to register early!
For more details visit our Teen Book Club webpage.

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs is a dark and mysterious fantasy novel set in Wales. Our main character, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage following a recent family tragedy. The orphanage is located on an island off the coast of Wales. While on the island, Jacob discoveres disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

Questions? Contact Rachel Yaroshuk, Teen Services Librarian, at 604-297-4809 or email me.

Thursday September 17
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Public Library, Bridge-for Health and ONE Conversation Coaching & Facilitation are presenting this workshop.  Join us to explore Happiness: how it can have a profound effect on our health, wellbeing & ultimately our happiness.

Overcome obstacles, limiting beliefs, manage mindset - heal emotional wounds:

* Acknowledge the existence of your emotional baggage.

* Understand your emotional programming.

* Secrets keep us stuck! ask for coaching, counselling or other forms of help.

* Challenging your emotional programming.

* Paradigm shift-reframes your obstacles/limiting beliefs powerfully.

Gwen GnazdowskyGwen Gnazdowsky, our guest speaker, has been helping people resolve issues and achieve personal, professional and relationship goals for over 25 years. She is a National Mentorship Program Developer and Coordinator with Women in Leadership Foundation.  She delivered a Ted Talk on "Happiness is a Paradigm Shift" for TEDxBCIT and an Assertiveness Workshop for Nurses at BCIT. Gwen teaches communication and public speaking at Langara College and Vancouver School Board. She delivered workships for Human Resources' Management Association, Certified Accountant Assocation, UBC Anthropology students, and the Canadian Women in Science and Technology to name a few.  Gwen draws on her education and experience in social services and as a life skills coach, having worked with youth at risk and their families.  Gwen is committed to people getting what they want in life.

Everyone is welcome, but registration is required.  To register call 604-299-8955 or register online.



Firday, September 18 2015
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday August 31 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.

Friday September 18th. Please note we are meeting on an unusual third Friday of the month only for September.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


This summer Metrotown knitters are busy knitting 8" x 8" blue squares needed for an afghan created together for charity.  Bring your blue squares to the 2nd Floor Information Desk in the summer or to our next meeting in September.

Everyone is welcome whether working on your project or our joint afghan project.  Bring your blue yarn, needles and get started!  Some yarn and needles are available for people to learn.

Knitting is FREE.  No registration is required.

What will your knit square look like?

Saturdays, September 19 to October 10
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years
Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.
For more information call: 604-299-8955

Mondays, September 21 to November 9 (no session October 12 - library closed)
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.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Monday, September 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Writing a will is the best way to make sure your estate is distributed according to
your wishes. The session will include information on:

  • Requirements of making a valid will
  • Responsibilities of an executor
  • Revoking a will
  • Powers of attorney
  • Personal directives

Speaker David Watts has been a notary public since 2006,  providing services in wills, probate
and real estate. He has served as a director of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia since 2011.

This free program is offered in partnership with the People's Law School.  Registration is required . Space is limited.
Please register by phoning the  Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400 or register online.

Monday September 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Samantha CollierThis important workshop will help you keep your teenager safe on the Internet. Learn how to talk to your teen about digital safety, cyberbulling prevention and response. Samantha Collier will also look at Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites that teens use. As well, she will look at popular apps and how teens are using them. 

Samantha Collier has been working in the law firm realm for over a decade. She has been able to align her two passions, law firm marketing and social media, to become one of the biggest legal social media influencers in Canada.  

Everyone is welcome but registration is required. To register, call 604-436-5400 or register online.



Tuesdays, September 22 to November 10
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to walking

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesdays, September 22 to November 3
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971