Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Do you like to experiment with new recipes and chat about your experiences? Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes!
 
Get together with your 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 the recipe (or two!) you’d like to try out. At the next meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe: what worked, what didn't? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better? Did it BOMB or is it now in your Favourites File? 
 
Next Meetings:
 
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, February 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For February, we're choosing recipes from Vikram Vij's cook books.
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, March 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Donna Hay's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, April 25 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For April, we're choosing recipes from Jamie Oliver's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, May 23 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For May, we're choosing recipes from Lynn Crawford's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, June 27 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For June, we're choosing recipes from Yum & Yummer by Greta Podleski.
 
The Cookbook of the Month will be available at Capilano Library for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try— just ask at the Information Desk!
 
All are welcome to join us for this drop-in club— there’s no registration required. For more information contact Anna: RedmanA@nvdpl.ca 
Location:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? 

Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals?

Drop by for a group discussion!

Location:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:30pm 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 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:

Choose any one of her cookbooks!  The cook book Life in Balance: a Fresher Approach to Eating 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

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers! This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them!  Each month we will read the works of a specific mystery writer.  

 

Next Meetings: 

Capilano Library
Thursday, May 24 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Anne Perry.  You can choose one or more of the books from the Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Series, William Monk Series or Wolrd War 1 Series to read from the library collection. 

Capilano Library
Thursday, June 28 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Charlaine Harris.  You can choose one or more of the books from the various series to read from the library collection. 

For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Past Meetings:

Capilano Library
Thursday, March 22 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of canadian William Deverell.  You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 

Capilano Library
Thursday, April 26 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of John Burdett.  You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 

Location:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Would you like to learn about some of the largest and smartest animals on the Earth?  Come and find out more about common Whales and Dolphins in our BC waters.  You will learn about 7 species, how to recognize them, and some unique facts about each one, including how some of them find their food. All ages.

Register at 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club!

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 

 

Upcoming Titles:

Monday, April 16 , 2018 - Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

Monday, May 28, 2018 (4th Monday of the month) - Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia, by Carmen Bin Ladin

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Brother, by David John Chariandy

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Dragon Springs Road, by Janie Chang

Monday, August 20, 2018 - Book to be announced

 

Please have read the book before the meeting.

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

For complete information on the Monday Morning Book Club, see http://www.nvdpl.ca/event/monday-morning-book-club-4

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Do you want to practice your new Spanish or English skills?
 
Join us to exchange languages, share and learn with native speakers of English and Spanish.  This is a conversational meet-up and we will talk about cultural, community and current events at home and around the world. We will discuss the language similarities and differences.
 
You will appreciate our casual, organized, and courteous format. We encourage everyone to speak in the language they want to learn. Feedback on your efforts will be provided by our members who are native speakers of that language. All those interested in practicing their new English or Spanish skills are welcome!
 
Drop in! No registration required.
 
No session on Monday, May 21, Victoria Day. 
 
For more information contact:

Alex: alejandro_romero@vanmex.com        or        Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com

Location:
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Come out to join us...we’re Talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 8: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions, with Scott Galloway
  • January 22: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 26: We should aim for perfection - and stop fearing failure, with Jon Bowers
  • March 12: What a driverless world could look like, with Wanis Kabbaj
  • March 26: There's more to life than being happy, with Emily Esfahani Smith
  • April 9: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs, with Martin Ford
  • April 23: Can we build AI without losing control over it? with Sam Harris
  • May 14: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how, with Sandrine Thuret
  • May 28: How I became an entrepreneur at 66, with Paul Tasner
  • June 11: How trees talk to each other, with Suzanne Simard
  • June 25: The surprisingly charming science of your gut, with Giulia Enders
Location:
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
 
 

Join us for an interactive learning course on Indigenous Canada. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was developed by Indigenous scholars at the University of Alberta. The material will be offered over 9 weeks in a space that will include videos, discussions, and shared insights. 

MOOCs are free courses open to anyone. All you need is access to the internet (at home or at the library) and the time to complete them!  You can review this course and others on your own but why not come out and hear what others also find interesting as we go through the material.

Facilitator Sherry Boudreau asks that you join her in a conversational journey on Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Sherry is excited to support this learning opportunity as an advisor, facilitator, and First Nation. She will be bringing the experience of helping government employees create community conversations to this interesting MOOC. On the next stage of her learning journey Sherry is currently doing a PhD on how we learn our attitudes towards river systems.

Click register above or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to secure your place. There are 20 spaces available for this course offering.

Location:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Emily Habert & Dr. Casey Berardo, local Naturopathic Physicians from Aspire Naturopathic Health Centre, present a special information session on natural solutions to healthy hormones and sleep.

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

Location:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. All you need is access to the Internet and time to complete them! No previous MOOC experience required.

Registration opens March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Location:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
ATTENTION TEENS!
 
Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)?  The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks.  If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us in the 3rd floor board room at Lynn Valley Library!
 
There are also TAG events at Parkgate and Capilano libraries! 
 
For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.
Location:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Do you want to practice your new Spanish or English skills?
 
Join us to exchange languages, share and learn with native speakers of English and Spanish.  This is a conversational meet-up and we will talk about cultural, community and current events at home and around the world. We will discuss the language similarities and differences.
 
You will appreciate our casual, organized, and courteous format. We encourage everyone to speak in the language they want to learn. Feedback on your efforts will be provided by our members who are native speakers of that language. All those interested in practicing their new English or Spanish skills are welcome!
 
Drop in! No registration required.
 
No session on Monday, May 21, Victoria Day. 
 
For more information contact:

Alex: alejandro_romero@vanmex.com        or        Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com

Location:
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Thank you for your interest in this program. Registration for this program is full but we're hosting a repeat program at Lynn Valley Library on June 27. Register today! 

Join us for an evening with Stephen Hui, author of the all-new guidebook 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, a comprehensive, authoritative guide for trekking in all seasons. 

Books will be available for sale at the talk.

This talk is presented with thanks to Greystone Books and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166 for more information. 
Location:
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm 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

Drop by the fireplace area at Lynn Valley Library to enjoy an informal chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton.

No registration required. Events and times are subject to change. Please check back for changes. 

Location:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
 
2017-2018 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Tuesday, October 3  2:30pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Tuesday, November 7  2:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Tuesday, December 5  2:30pm 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Tuesday, February 6  2:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Tuesday, March 6     2:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Tuesday, April 3  2:30pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Tuesday, May 1    2:30pm 
 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Tuesday, June 5  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 24. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Location:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. All you need is access to the Internet and time to complete them! No previous MOOC experience required.

Registration opens March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Location:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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