Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Expectant and new parents! Join us to hear from a panel of moms who have been parenting for years, and ask questions about having a new/growing family.

Women of diverse backgrounds will share their parenting experiences, stories and tips in an authentic and supportive way to ease you into a major step in your life. They will talk about the highs and lows of raising their children, and share what it has been like to leave their career and stay at home, go back to work or do a little bit of both at different times.

Register online or at 604-984-2086, ext. 8144. 

You'll learn more about caring for your children, yourself, your career, and home. You may even meet kindred spirits in the community to befriend and support.

Facilitator Jitka Holt, is a mom of two, a wife and a certified change consultant and coach. For almost 20 years she has been helping individuals and organizations navigate changes and transitions. She continues to learn, both from 

Location:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm 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, September 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join this pilot program and trace your roots!
 
Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using genealogy tools on your journey to “discover what makes you uniquely you” and fill out your family tree! Share your knowledge of researching family histories and stories, and connect with others looking at their histories.
 
Whether you are beginning or adding to your family trees, come find inspiration from your community members, and learn great tips to help you get from start to finish.
 
No registration required. 
Location:
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • September 11: The Life-long Learner, with Bernie Dunlap
  • September 25: Pointing to the Future of UI, with John Underkoffler
  • October 23: Why We Should Trust Scientists, with Naomi Oreskes
  • November 13: Every Kid Needs a Champion, with Rita Pierson
  • November 27: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them, with Verna Myers
  • December 11: My Immigration Story, with Tan Le
Location:
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Fridays for Family Fun Time!
 
Drop in to our open room for games, music and general play time. Parents, relatives and caregivers are welcome! We’re opening up our space for you to use as your very own lounge room on Friday mornings.
 
No registration required! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information. 
Location:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Volunteers of the local Baha'i Community have come together to offer a free program where people from the wider North Vancouver community, of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs, can reflect on and celebrate our diversity and be reminded of the common threads that tie all humanity together. 

  • July 25 - No Man is an Island
  • August 22 - A Time for Renewal
  • September 26 - Inner Landscape
  • October 24 - Restoring the Balance
  • November 28 - Two Wings
  • December 19 - Visions of Oneness

Join us in the seminar room of the Parkgate Library.

Location:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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, September 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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 Capilano Tuesday Evening Book Club
 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Tuesday, September 26  7:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Tuesday, October 24        7:30pm
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Tuesday, November 28  7:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Tuesday, January 23         7:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux  Tuesday, February 27  7:30pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Tuesday, March 27  7:30pm 
My Name is Lucy Bartonby Elizabeth Strout Tuesday, April 24  7:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Tuesday, May 22  7:30pm 

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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:30pm 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
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 Meeting:
 
Wednesday, September 27 | 2:30pm—3:30pm
Capilano Library
 
This month, we're choosing recipes from America's Test Kitchen Cookbooks.
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, September 27, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, September 27, 2017 - 2:30pm 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, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Are you interested in community leadership? Looking for an opportunity to share your skills and expertise with others?

Attend the Library Trustee Information Night and find out if you’re the right fit for the Library! You’ll meet board and staff members, learn about what your Library does for the community and how the governance provided by the NVDPL Board makes it happen.

Register at 604-990-5800, ext. 8107 or email crowem@nvdpl.ca. 

Can't attend the information night event? No problem! You can easily apply by October 4 to become a Library Trustee on the District of North Vancouver website

Location:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 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 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

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 Meeting: Capilano Library

Thursday, September 28 | 3:00pm—4:00pm

This month we will be reading the novels of Michael Lawson. You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 


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

Location:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 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, September 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Culture Days is an annual celebration of ARTS & CULTURE. At CULTURE CRAM you can enjoy a jam-packed day filled with dance, music, art, and of course, stories! 
 
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Zoroastrians Exhibit in the Lynn Valley Library Fireplace Lounge 
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: Dances of Polynesia with the Spirit of the South Seas Dancers in the Lynn Valley Community Room
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Tibetan Bowl Singing with Megha Shakya  in the Lynn Valley Community Room
No registration required! All events are FREE. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8176 for more information. 
Location:
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Fridays for Family Fun Time!
 
Drop in to our open room for games, music and general play time. Parents, relatives and caregivers are welcome! We’re opening up our space for you to use as your very own lounge room on Friday mornings.
 
No registration required! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information. 
Location:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

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, October 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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, October 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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 2nd floor seminar board room at Parkgate Library!

There are also TAG events at Lynn Valley and Capilano libraries! 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Location:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join this pilot program and trace your roots!

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using genealogy tools on your journey to “discover what makes you uniquely you” and fill out your family tree! Share your knowledge of researching family histories and stories, and connect with others looking at their histories.

Whether you are beginning or adding to your family trees, come find inspiration from your community members, and learn great tips to help you get from start to finish.

No registration required. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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 Wednesday Evening Book Club
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Wednesday, October 4  7:30pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Wednesday, November 1  7:30pm
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Wednesday, December 6   7:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Wednesday, February 7  7:30pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Wednesday, March 7        7:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Wednesday, April 4   7:30pm 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Wednesday, May 2  7:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Wednesday, June 6  7:30pm 

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:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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