Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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.

 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

 

Location:
Monday, January 22, 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, January 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

It's not easy watching a loved one with dementia change.

Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers.  These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for you, as well as enjoy a question period where you can ask questions directly to the facilitator.

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, is a Dementia Consultant & Educator and Founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc.  She is the author of, "Cracking the Dementia Code - Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours".

Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.  

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Monday, January 22, 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, January 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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, January 23, 2018 - 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, January 23, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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, January 24  | 2:00pm—3:00pm
Capilano Library
 
This month, we're choosing recipes from Well Fed, Flat Broke cook book.
 
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, January 24, 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, January 24, 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, January 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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 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, January 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, January 25 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library 

    This month, we'll be discussing Real Food, Real Good by Michael Smith. 

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, January 25, 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, January 25 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Josephine Tey. You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 


Capilano Library
Thursday, February 22 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Åke Edwardson, the Inspector Erik Winter series.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, January 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you feel trapped, stressed or unhappy in your job? 

Start feeling better now using the five simple, yet powerful checklists presented in this workshop series. At these sessions, you’ll learn techniques and tips to feel better at work, even if you aren’t happy with your current career. Attend one or all sessions.

This workshop is facilitated by Christine Obee. Bringing together her experience as a Career & Lifestyle Design Coach, education in behaviour change and making her own transition from a draining ‘just paying the bill’s’ job to work she loves, Christine helps people to find fulfillment and meaning in their work.

www.christineobee.com

 

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

Location:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, January 26, 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.

 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

 

Location:
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, January 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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, January 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: European Culture and Politics.

We’re showing lectures from the University of Groningen’s course “European Culture and Politics” on Wednesday afternoons starting in December. Join us to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, history, religious studies, political science and sociology.

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.

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

Location:
Wednesday, January 31, 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, January 31, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Do you feel trapped, stressed or unhappy in your job? 

Start feeling better now using the five simple, yet powerful checklists presented in this workshop series. At these sessions, you’ll learn techniques and tips to feel better at work, even if you aren’t happy with your current career. Attend one or all sessions.

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

Location:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in world affairs? Join moderator Michael Wood for lively discussions on global topics. Michael is a retired businessman, who worked around the globe, and is passionate about world affairs.

This week, we're discussing Refugees, Economic Migrants, and Canada 

What is the difference between a Refugee and an Economic Migrant?  Does it matter?  Hungary doesn't make a linguistic distinction, calling them all Invaders.  Germany has closed its doors.  Italy and Greece leave the in-bound transients on remote islands. Donald Trump has made his position clear.  What should Canada do?  Come, discuss, then vote.

Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Coming up

  • February 21: The Middle East 
Location:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 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, February 2, 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.

 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

 

Location:
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

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, February 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Pages