Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Spring Break Page Turners
Tuesdays & Thursdays | March 14, 16, 21 & 23 | 10:30am-11:30am

Just for kids ages 8-12: a brand new book club where you get to pick what YOU want to read and talk about!

Join the Page Turnersfor Spring Break and have fun talking everything BOOKS. Do you have a favourite author or book you love? A favourite graphic novel or comic series you think everyone should check out? Then join us at Capilano for this Spring Break series!  The sessions will include book slams, a chance to write book reviews, some creative writing or drawing, a scavenger hunt in the library, and more!

For the first session, please bring a book of your choice (that you’ve read!) with you! 4 sessions; recommended to sign-up for a minimum of 2 sessions.

Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Join us at your Library for some FREE fun during Spring Break!

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. 

Location:
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brave Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 22: Amy Cuddy's “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are”
  • June 12: Pamela Meyer's “How to Spot a Liar”
  • June 26: Kang Lee's “Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?”
  • July 10: Dan Pink's “The Puzzle of Motivation”

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, March 27, 2017 -
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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday for a brand new MOOC course from UBC—Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science Part 1.

Starting on February 15, Parkgate Library will begin showing lectures the UBC MOOC, Chinese Thought:  Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science – Part 1.  We’ll meet every Wednesday, except for the fourth Wednesday of the month, and the program will run for as long as it takes to complete the lectures (estimated completion time 2 to 3 months). Depending on how well participants receive this MOOC, we will continue with Part 2 when we wrap up with Part 1.

Massive online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. Join other community members at the library every Wednesday to view and discuss lectures.  If you are unable to attend the first lecture, or will need to miss lectures, no problem — you can catch up from your own, or from the Library’s computers.  Call us to find out how, and to register, at 604 929 3727, ext. 8166. Or, register online.

Location:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma. 

Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990's Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, The Fishermen never leaves Akure but the story it tells has enormous universal appeal. Seen through the prism of one family's destiny, this is an essential novel about Africa with all of its contradictions-economic, political, and religious-and the epic beauty of its own culture. 

For information, call  604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
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.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday for a brand new MOOC course from UBC—Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science Part 1.

Starting on February 15, Parkgate Library will begin showing lectures the UBC MOOC, Chinese Thought:  Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science – Part 1.  We’ll meet every Wednesday, except for the fourth Wednesday of the month, and the program will run for as long as it takes to complete the lectures (estimated completion time 2 to 3 months). Depending on how well participants receive this MOOC, we will continue with Part 2 when we wrap up with Part 1.

Massive online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. Join other community members at the library every Wednesday to view and discuss lectures.  If you are unable to attend the first lecture, or will need to miss lectures, no problem — you can catch up from your own, or from the Library’s computers.  Call us to find out how, and to register, at 604 929 3727, ext. 8166. Or, register online.

Location:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis. 
 

2015 Giller Prize Winner, Fifteen Dogs, is a convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto vet­erinary clinic.

For information, call  604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
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:
Friday, April 7, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brave Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 22: Amy Cuddy's “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are”
  • June 12: Pamela Meyer's “How to Spot a Liar”
  • June 26: Kang Lee's “Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?”
  • July 10: Dan Pink's “The Puzzle of Motivation”

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, April 10, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

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!

For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:15pm
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.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday for a brand new MOOC course from UBC—Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science Part 1.

Starting on February 15, Parkgate Library will begin showing lectures the UBC MOOC, Chinese Thought:  Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science – Part 1.  We’ll meet every Wednesday, except for the fourth Wednesday of the month, and the program will run for as long as it takes to complete the lectures (estimated completion time 2 to 3 months). Depending on how well participants receive this MOOC, we will continue with Part 2 when we wrap up with Part 1.

Massive online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. Join other community members at the library every Wednesday to view and discuss lectures.  If you are unable to attend the first lecture, or will need to miss lectures, no problem — you can catch up from your own, or from the Library’s computers.  Call us to find out how, and to register, at 604 929 3727, ext. 8166. Or, register online.

Location:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
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:
Friday, April 14, 2017 -
10:00am 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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday for a brand new MOOC course from UBC—Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science Part 1.

Starting on February 15, Parkgate Library will begin showing lectures the UBC MOOC, Chinese Thought:  Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science – Part 1.  We’ll meet every Wednesday, except for the fourth Wednesday of the month, and the program will run for as long as it takes to complete the lectures (estimated completion time 2 to 3 months). Depending on how well participants receive this MOOC, we will continue with Part 2 when we wrap up with Part 1.

Massive online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. Join other community members at the library every Wednesday to view and discuss lectures.  If you are unable to attend the first lecture, or will need to miss lectures, no problem — you can catch up from your own, or from the Library’s computers.  Call us to find out how, and to register, at 604 929 3727, ext. 8166. Or, register online.

Location:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

In partnership with SFU, come join a lively discussion with moderator Oliver Hung at the Philosophers' Cafe.

Occurs every third Wednesday of the month from January to May 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Program Room at NVDPL.

 

Wed., Jan. 18th -  Is dressing provocatively a matter of freedom or responsibility?

Wed., Feb. 15th -  How much pleasure is too much?

Wed., Mar. 15th - Why we do we regret?

Wed., Apr. 19th - How is duty created and accepted?

Wed., May 17th - Should a politician's religious beliefs be a factor in an election?

 

A drop in - free event.

For more information call 604-984-0286 EXT:8144

Location:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
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:
Friday, April 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for great coffee and great discussions!

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our new Morning Coffee Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the coffee; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion! 

This month, we’re chatting about Ruth Ozeki's, A Tale for the Time Being. Please read the book before the meeting.

See a staff member for help finding this title!

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

Location:
Monday, April 24, 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:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brave Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 22: Amy Cuddy's “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are”
  • June 12: Pamela Meyer's “How to Spot a Liar”
  • June 26: Kang Lee's “Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?”
  • July 10: Dan Pink's “The Puzzle of Motivation”

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, April 24, 2017 -
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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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!
 
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 26 at Capilano Library from 2:00pm—3:00pm
 
Join us as we discuss the cookbook Real Food, Real Good, by Michael Smith. 
 
All are welcome to join us for this drop-in club— there’s no registration required.
 
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? 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!
 
For more information contact Carys: brownc@nvdpl.ca
Location:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
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!
 
For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers
 
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 27 at Capilano Library from 3:00pm—4:00pm


This month we will be reading the novels of Laurie King, specifically her Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. The first book “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” begins the adventure: In 1915, young Mary Russell meets Sherlock Holmes on the Sussex Downs, and becomes his apprentice-in-crime. You can choose one or more of her books in this series to read from the library collection. 

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. 

For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.  
Location:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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