Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Hey kids - do you love Lego? We do too!  Drop into the Library for an open Lego session. It’s FUN and FREE.

We’ll provide the Lego, and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you like! For ages 4-12.

Drop in! No registration required. 

Location:
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meetings:

The cookbooks will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information desk.  All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. 

Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!


No registration required. Drop in! For more information contact Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free. No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Free. No registration required. For more information, call us at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You are invited to join us for an exciting evening of Open Mic Poetry Reading!

Learn how to write a Haiku, engage with an audience and get friendly feedback on your work. Raffle and refreshments will be provided! Open to both established and emerging writers. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME. Hosted by: Una Bruhns & Deborah L Kelly. Drop-ins welcome.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each weekly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, and new dance.

hawaiiandance.com

Location:
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

join us for an evening to celebrate author Penny McDonald’s latest children’s book The Dolphin Ring.

Amateur sleuths, Alice and Emma Eden are faced with another mystery when they spend a summer holiday at a neglected cottage their father purchased from a reclusive mortician. Finding a valuable ring buried in the sand is just the beginning of an adventure involving a haunting nightmare, an unsolved disappearance and human bones found in odd places. When the 12-year-olds learn more about the wayward undertaker from a neighbour, they discover that the perplexing case has an uncanny connection to the mystery they helped solve at their home the year before. Driven by a desire to unravel the puzzle before their vacation is over, the twins work with police to reunite a family torn apart by a wicked wind storm on Osoyoos Lake seven years before.

Register online by clicking register above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 

 

About Penny McDonald

Penelope (Penny) J. McDonald lives in picturesque North Vancouver, British Columbia. An award-winning writer/photograph for more than 25 years, her articles have appeared in many publications including BC Outdoors and Pacific Yachting. “The Dolphin Ring (An Eden Twins Mystery)” is the second book of a trilogy. Book One, “The Emerald Collar” was published in 2015. Book Three, “The Pirate's Lifeboat” is scheduled for release in 2019.

 

Lynn Valley Library
Friday, September 15 | 7:00pm—8:30pm
Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meetings:

The cookbooks will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information desk.  All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. 

Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!


No registration required. Drop in! For more information contact Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

You are invited to join us for an exciting evening of Open Mic Poetry Reading!

Learn how to write a Haiku, engage with an audience and get friendly feedback on your work. Raffle and refreshments will be provided! Open to both established and emerging writers. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME. Hosted by: Una Bruhns & Deborah L Kelly. Drop-ins welcome.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free. No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Free. No registration required. For more information, call us at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each weekly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, and new dance.

hawaiiandance.com

Location:
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meetings:

The cookbooks will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information desk.  All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. 

Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!


No registration required. Drop in! For more information contact Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

You are invited to join us for an exciting evening of Open Mic Poetry Reading!

Learn how to write a Haiku, engage with an audience and get friendly feedback on your work. Raffle and refreshments will be provided! Open to both established and emerging writers. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME. Hosted by: Una Bruhns & Deborah L Kelly. Drop-ins welcome.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free. No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Free. No registration required. For more information, call us at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each weekly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, and new dance.

hawaiiandance.com

Location:
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Have an interest in world affairs? Join moderator Michael Wood for lively discussions on global topics. Here's what we're talking about this month: 

Wednesday, November 15

1. It’s been said that Russia's economy is slowly dissolving. How will President Vladimir Putin respond?
2. Canada is a "resource Costco" to the world. How long can this continue?  Then what?
3. Open discussions— what do YOU think is important to discuss?

Michael is a retired businessman, who worked around the globe, and is passionate about world affairs.

Register online by clicking register above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meetings:

The cookbooks will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information desk.  All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. 

Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!


No registration required. Drop in! For more information contact Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free. No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each weekly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, and new dance.

hawaiiandance.com

Location:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Free. No registration required. For more information, call us at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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