Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, October 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Join us on Fridays for Family Fun Time!
 
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! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information. 
Location:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:00am 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, October 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

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 does not teach reading, and is a reading mentoring program.

Space is limited. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

 Maximum 8 children. 4 timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Location:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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, October 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

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.

Location:
Wednesday, October 11, 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, October 11, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

You are invited to join us for an exciting evening of Open Mic Poetry Reading!

Learn how to write a Haiku, engage with an audience and get friendly feedback on your work. Raffle and refreshments will be provided! Open to both established and emerging writers. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME. Hosted by: Una Bruhns & Deborah L Kelly. Drop-ins welcome.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

October Pick: Above All Things, by Tanis Rideout

Parkgate Library
Thursday, October 12 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Above All Things, by Tanis Rideout. 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 Carys (brownc@nvdpl.ca)

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

Location:
Thursday, October 12, 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, October 12, 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, October 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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:

Lynn Valley Library
Next Meeting: Monday, October 16 | 10:00am—11:00am 
No registration required. Drop in! 

Upcoming Books: 

Monday, October 16 - Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamese

Monday, November 20 - Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt

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.

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

Location:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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 Program Room at Capilano Library.

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

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

Location:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us on Fridays for Family Fun Time!
 
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! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information. 
Location:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00am 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, October 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 does not teach reading, and is a reading mentoring program.

Space is limited. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

 Maximum 8 children. 4 timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Location:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

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.

Location:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have an interest in world affairs? Join moderator Michael Wood for lively discussions on global topics. Here's what we're talking about this month: 

Wednesday, October 18

1. Canada & European Union have concluded a Trade Agreement. Is it all good for us?
2. Canada is one of the most admired nations on earth.  What are we doing right?
3. Open discussions— what do YOU think is important to discuss?

Michael is a retired businessman, who worked around the globe, and is passionate about world affairs.

Register online by clicking register above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm 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 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  2:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Thursday, January 18   2:30pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Thursday, February 15  2:30pm 
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Thursday, March 15  2:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Thursday, April 19  2:30pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood  Thursday, May 17   2:30pm 
 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Thursday, June 21  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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Location:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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, October 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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, October 23, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Fridays for Family Fun Time!
 
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! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information. 
Location:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Volunteers of the local Baha'i Community have come together to offer a free program where people from the wider North Vancouver community, of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs, can reflect on and celebrate our diversity and be reminded of the common threads that tie all humanity together. 

  • July 25 - No Man is an Island
  • August 22 - A Time for Renewal
  • September 26 - Inner Landscape
  • October 24 - Restoring the Balance
  • November 28 - Two Wings
  • December 19 - Visions of Oneness

Join us in the seminar room of the Parkgate Library.

Location:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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, October 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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