Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm 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:

  • Thursday, February 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library 

    This month, we'll be discussing Whitewater Cookbooks by Shelley Adams

The cookbook 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, February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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:
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

“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, February 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

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, March 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former 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. For more information, call us at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 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, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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:
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join local musician and composer Michael Conway Baker for a discussion of the life of a classical musician, centered around the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall. This memoir delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.  

Register online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Michael Conway Baker

Michael Conway Baker is a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. In 2013, his 163 opus output included full length ballets, two  symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and more. Baker's many awards include a Juno, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an ACTRA for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and TV awards including Best Song in a Feature. In 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. 

Location:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm 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.

Drop in! No registration required. 

Location:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Do you want to learn how to knit? Do you want to practice your knitting with others? This is your chance! Bring your favourite grown-up knitting buddy and join us for a cozy afternoon of knitting. Some supplies will be provided. Adults are asked to please stay and participate with their children.
Ages 6 +.  
 
No registration required. Drop in! 
Location:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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, March 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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, March 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm 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:

  • Thursday, February 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library 

    This month, we'll be discussing Whitewater Cookbooks by Shelley Adams

The cookbook 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, March 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Looking for a FREE Spring Break activity? Look no further!

Join us at Capilano for a morning of Lego building. We supply the Lego – just bring your imagination! Kids aged 5-11 can create their own Lego project which will be displayed in the Library. All materials will be provided.

Registration required. Register online or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If you love Dog Man, Captain Underpants and Narwhal and Jelly come to Parkgate library for a celebration of comic books and graphic novels! We’ll introduce you to some simple drawing techniques and you can create a comic of your own. Ages 6 and up.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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, March 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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, March 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

“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, March 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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