Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, February 27, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

This program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

Book Buddies is a one-on-one reading mentoring program for children aged 6 to 11. It is especially useful for those who could benefit from some extra support and encouragement.

Children meet weekly with a trained teen volunteer to read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy activities.

Please call or come in to get more information, or to register your child for nine, half-hour sessions. 

Registration required. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm
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, March 1, 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 1, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about Birdie by Tracey Lindberg. 

Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding.

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about The Illegal by Lawrence Hill. 
 
When Keita, a boy on the island of Zantoroland, is targeted for his father’s outspoken political views, he must run for his family’s survival. He escapes into Freedom State—a wealthy island nation that has elected a government bent on deporting the refugees living within its borders in the community of AfricTown. Keita can stay safe only if he eludes the officials who would deport him to face almost certain death.

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

This program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

Book Buddies is a one-on-one reading mentoring program for children aged 6 to 11. It is especially useful for those who could benefit from some extra support and encouragement.

Children meet weekly with a trained teen volunteer to read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy activities.

Please call or come in to get more information, or to register your child for nine, half-hour sessions. 

Registration required. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

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, March 8, 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, March 8, 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 8, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. 
 
The story of a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one - and that exception becomes the beating heart of this extraordinary novel. Meet the Cooke family: mother and dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons.
 
For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 
 
Location:
Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a cup of tea and a lively discussion!

This month we’re reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. At this meeting, we’ll select our next book!

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our new Afternoon Tea Book Club at Parkgate Library. We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion.

For further information, contact Paul (paul@nvdpl.ca)

Location:
Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

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 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 13, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

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:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Grandmothers to Grandmothers in Zambia and South Africa

Join Seymour area resident Jeanette Froese for a talk and slide presentation about her experience with fellow grandmothers from Canada and Australia traveling to Zambia and South Africa to visit ‘Grandmothers to Grandmothers’ project sites.

Jeanette has been part of the Grandmother to Grandmother organization for almost ten years. She, along with about 240 grandmothers and grandothers groups across Canada, help raise funds to support Grandmothers in Subsaharan Africa raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. All funds raised are sent to the Stephen Lewis Foundation which distributes them at a grass roots level directly to the projects in Africa.  Since 2006, the beginning of the Grandmother to Grandmother groups, we have raised  over $22 million.

For more information visit www.grandmotherscampaign.org

To register, or for more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

 

Location:
Tuesday, March 14, 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, March 15, 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 15, 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, March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

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 16, 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 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop by the fireplace area for an informal chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton.

All Meet Your Mayor chats take place from 10:45am—12:00pm, subject to change. Please check back prior to attending to ensure no changes have been made. 

No registration required. 

Location:
Monday, March 20, 2017 -
10:45am to 12:00pm

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:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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, March 22, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

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