Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, February 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, February 7, 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, February 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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, February 7, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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 Lynn Valley Thursday Evening Book Club
 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Thursday, October 12   7:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Thursday, November 9  7:30pm
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Thursday, December 14  7:30pm 
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Thursday, February 8       7:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Thursday, March 8   7:30pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Thursday, April 12   7:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Thursday, May 10              7:30pm 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Thursday, June 14   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 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Repeats on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Oct., Nov., Dec. 2017 & Feb., Mar., Apr., May, & June, 2018. No January meeting.

Location:
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:30pm 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, February 9, 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 12, 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 13, 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 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join local musician and composer Michael Conway Baker for a discussion of the life of a classical musician, centered around the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall. This memoir delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.  

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

 

About Michael Conway Baker

Michael Conway Baker is a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. In 2013, his 163 opus output included full length ballets, two  symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and more. Baker's many awards include a Juno, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an ACTRA for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and TV awards including Best Song in a Feature. In 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. 

Location:
Tuesday, February 13, 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, February 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

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, February 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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 Lynn Valley Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
 
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Wednesday, October 11  2:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Wednesday, November 8  2:30pm
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Wednesday, December 13   2:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Wednesday, February 14  2:30pm 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Wednesday, March 14        2:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Wednesday, April 11   2:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Wednesday, May 9  2:30pm 
 To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Wednesday, June 13  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 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here.

Repeats on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Oct., Nov., Dec. 2017 & Feb., Mar., Apr., May, & June 2018. No January meeting.

Location:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, February 14, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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 Thursday Afternoon Book Club
 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Thursday, October 19  2:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Thursday, November 16  2:00pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Thursday, January 18   2:00pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Thursday, February 15  2:00pm 
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Thursday, March 15  2:00pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Thursday, April 19  2:00pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood  Thursday, May 17   2:00pm 
 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Thursday, June 21  2:00pm 

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

Location:
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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, February 16, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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!

NEXT MEETING: The Monday Morning Book Club is taking a break until January 15, 2018. 

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 

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.

Upcoming Titles:

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

Monday, February 19, 2018 - The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

Monday, March 19, 2018 - Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh

Monday, April 16 - Book to be announced

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Book to be annouced

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

Location:
Monday, February 19, 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.

 

For more information contact:

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

 

Location:
Monday, February 19, 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 20, 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 20, 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, February 21, 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, February 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a Capilano Universe Lecture: Bonfires, Ghosts, Libations: An Esoteric Quest in Mongolia, New York and Scotland with Dr. Leonard George. 

Dr. Leonard George has always been drawn to the esoteric—to experiences that hint of something beyond. For the summer of 2017, he received a trio of invitations to speak about esoteric matters: at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences in Ulaan Baatar; at the Lily Dale Assembly of Spiritualists in New York; and at a convention of esotericists in Lews Castle, Scotland. Along the way he witnessed tantric rituals and shamanic dances, talked with mediums and meditators, roamed fairy haunts and stone circles older than the pyramids, and enjoyed fine scotch whisky. In this        presentation, he will share impressions        and images from his summer’s quest.

No registration required, but seating is limited. 


Leonard George is the Chair of the School of Social Sciences and a faculty member of the Psychology department at Capilano University. He has written books and articles on a range of topics. George has worked as a bookseller, researcher, cook, assembly line worker, clinical psychologist, hotel handyman, journalist, grocery store clerk and national broadcaster, and has given lectures and seminars around the world on all sorts of things. He is attracted to anything that is vast, intricate or purrs.

Learn more about the Capilano Universe Lecture Series.

Location:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

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 the Middle East. 

The Middle East is in turmoil.  Some of it is obvious: the Syrian wreckage for example.  However, some events are subtle, rarely make the news, and could be momentous: The recent (and profound) aversion to theology in Egypt, the ostracism of Qatar, clerics being arrested in Saudi Arabia- what's next, women being allowed to drive?  Where is this all going?  Come, discuss, then vote.

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 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, February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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