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 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, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:30pm 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, November 29, 2017 - 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, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, December 1, 2017 - 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!

No registration required. 

For more information contact:

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

Location:
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 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, December 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A workshop on how to make your passing easier on those you love.

Join us for an informative workshop on planning your final wishes! Most families are poorly prepared and have little idea of the decisions, the work and the costs for making final arrangements at the time of need.  Funeral and Cemetery Advisor Frederick Margel will share information you can use to reduce your family’s burden, pressure and cost of arranging a funeral, cremation or burial. Cemetery options and costs for North Shore residents. Checklists and planning forms provided.

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

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:30am 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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 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 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, December 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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 2nd floor seminar board room at Parkgate Library!

There are also TAG events at Lynn Valley and Capilano libraries! 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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, December 6, 2017 - 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, December 6, 2017 - 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, December 6, 2017 - 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, December 8, 2017 - 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!

No registration required. 

For more information contact:

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

Location:
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • September 11: The Life-long Learner, with Bernie Dunlap
  • September 25: Pointing to the Future of UI, with John Underkoffler
  • October 23: Why We Should Trust Scientists, with Naomi Oreskes
  • November 13: Every Kid Needs a Champion, with Rita Pierson
  • November 27: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them, with Verna Myers
  • December 11: My Immigration Story, with Tan Le
Location:
Monday, December 11, 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!

Location:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm
Drop by the fireplace area for an informal chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton.
 
All Meet Your Mayor events are subject to change. Please check back for updates. 
Location:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

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, December 13, 2017 - 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, December 13, 2017 - 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, December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

November Pick: Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamese.

Parkgate Library
Thursday, November 9 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamese. 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 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 Carys (brownc@nvdpl.ca)

No registration required. Drop in! For more information call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:00pm 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 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, December 14, 2017 - 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, December 15, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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