Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm 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 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, May 2, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for an evening with Brad Hill, creator of the Foodie Books, including The North Shore Foodie, The East Van Foodie, and The Gastown Foodie. The books feature photographs, recipes and stories from favourite local restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, breweries, butchers and chocolatiers.
Books will be available for sale at the talk. 
 
 

For more information about the books, visit www.foodiebook.ca 

 

Click register above or call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166 to secure your place. 
Location:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

We live in interesting times. 

Will the UK really leave the European Union?Are the Russian sanctions working? Is there no end to misery in the Middle East?  What if a North Korean missile misses its target and hits Canada?  What happens when Venezuela finally collapses?  How has Canada managed to construct three trade treaties that connect Europe, North America, South America & Asia...and become the envy of the world in the process?  And who knows what Trump will do next? 

Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs. Your opinion matters. Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Thursday, May 3, 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, May 4, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us for an opening reception for the new art in the District Library Gallery, hosted by the Friends of the Library. 

Spells: Suzanna Orlova 
April 11-June 4   

Spells is a solo exhibition of work by Suzanna Orlova. The pieces featured in this show have been created in watercolour, inks and oils, and depict tales of life, death, moments of delight, and moments of pain (often containing a hidden message).
 
Orlova is based in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and is known for her black and red portraits. Orlova was born colour blind and has been painting since she was a child. She is self-taught. 
 
Location:
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
NOTE: The April 23 and 30 sessions are now cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
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.
 
No session on Monday, May 21, Victoria Day. 
 
For more information contact:

Alex: alejandro_romero@vanmex.com        or        Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com

Location:
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Interested in Ancestry Library Edition or FamilySearch.org?

Come explore your family history— you may find something that surprises you!

Discover your family history and learn the basics of searching census, birth, death, immigration and military records from countries around the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. North Vancouver District Public Library provides FREE access to Ancestry.ca Library Edition, a genealogy research tool with over 1.5 BILLION names in over 4,000 databases.

Register Online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 (MAX 30)

Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies. Please note this program is now full. 
 
 
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 

Join us for an interactive learning course on Indigenous Canada. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was developed by Indigenous scholars at the University of Alberta. The material will be offered over 9 weeks in a space that will include videos, discussions, and shared insights. 

MOOCs are free courses open to anyone. All you need is access to the internet (at home or at the library) and the time to complete them!  You can review this course and others on your own but why not come out and hear what others also find interesting as we go through the material.

Facilitator Sherry Boudreau asks that you join her in a conversational journey on Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Sherry is excited to support this learning opportunity as an advisor, facilitator, and First Nation. She will be bringing the experience of helping government employees create community conversations to this interesting MOOC. On the next stage of her learning journey Sherry is currently doing a PhD on how we learn our attitudes towards river systems.

Click register above or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to secure your place. There are 20 spaces available for this course offering.

Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open 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 March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Location:
Wednesday, May 9, 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, May 9, 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, May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm 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, May 10, 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, May 11, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us for an exploration in Scottish Genealogy with M. George Caldwell. 

George Caldwell is a member of the British Columbia Genealogy Society and has given presentations on Scottish genealogy research at Vancouver Public Library.

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

Part of the Tracing Your Roots Genealogy Series.

Location:
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
NOTE: The April 23 and 30 sessions are now cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
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.
 
No session on Monday, May 21, Victoria Day. 
 
For more information contact:

Alex: alejandro_romero@vanmex.com        or        Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com

Location:
Monday, May 14, 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, May 14, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a series of FREE lively discussions with moderator Reema Faris as a part of the SFU Philosophers’ Café. 

May 14: In what ways does gender shape one’s life experience?

June 11: What do you hope to learn or accomplish when you travel?

No registration required—drop in to discuss! 

Location:
Monday, May 14, 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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Interested in Ancestry Library Edition or FamilySearch.org?

Come explore your family history— you may find something that surprises you!

Discover your family history and learn the basics of searching census, birth, death, immigration and military records from countries around the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. North Vancouver District Public Library provides FREE access to Ancestry.ca Library Edition, a genealogy research tool with over 1.5 BILLION names in over 4,000 databases.

Register online or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. (MAX 40)

Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies. Please note this program is now full. 
 
 
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 

Join us for an interactive learning course on Indigenous Canada. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was developed by Indigenous scholars at the University of Alberta. The material will be offered over 9 weeks in a space that will include videos, discussions, and shared insights. 

MOOCs are free courses open to anyone. All you need is access to the internet (at home or at the library) and the time to complete them!  You can review this course and others on your own but why not come out and hear what others also find interesting as we go through the material.

Facilitator Sherry Boudreau asks that you join her in a conversational journey on Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Sherry is excited to support this learning opportunity as an advisor, facilitator, and First Nation. She will be bringing the experience of helping government employees create community conversations to this interesting MOOC. On the next stage of her learning journey Sherry is currently doing a PhD on how we learn our attitudes towards river systems.

Click register above or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to secure your place. There are 20 spaces available for this course offering.

Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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