Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

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, April 20, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

It's back! The North Shore’s three library systems are proud to announce the 19th Annual North Shore Writers Festival, set to take place April 20 and 21 at West Vancouver Memorial Library (1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver).

Learn more about this year's event.

Location:
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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, April 21, 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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:

 

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, April 26, 2018 - 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, May 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Have you ever thought about sharing the memories, stories, and experiences of your life through a memoir?

Join local Wayne Smith for a 2-part writing event where you can gather storytelling tips and inspiration from fellow aspiring memoirists!

 You can write to memoir prompts, share your stories with others or just listen.

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


Location:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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, May 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for an opening reception for the new art in the District Library Gallery, hosted by the Friends of the Library. 

Spells: Suzanna Orlova 
April 11-June 4   

Spells is a solo exhibition of work by Suzanna Orlova. The pieces featured in this show have been created in watercolour, inks and oils, and depict tales of life, death, moments of delight, and moments of pain (often containing a hidden message).
 
Orlova is based in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and is known for her black and red portraits. Orlova was born colour blind and has been painting since she was a child. She is self-taught. 
 
Location:
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, May 9, 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, May 9, 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, May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm 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, May 23, 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:

 

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, May 24, 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, May 26, 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 2018 - 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, June 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Have you ever thought about sharing the memories, stories, and experiences of your life through a memoir?

Join local Wayne Smith for a 2-part writing event where you can gather storytelling tips and inspiration from fellow aspiring memoirists!

 You can write to memoir prompts, share your stories with others or just listen.

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


Location:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, June 6, 2018 - 6:30pm 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, June 13, 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, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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