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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, November 21, 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, November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Do you like to experiment with new recipes and chat about your experiences? Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes!
 
Get together with your 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 the recipe (or two!) you’d like to try out. At the next meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe: what worked, what didn't? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better? Did it BOMB or is it now in your Favourites File? 
 
Next Meeting:
 
Wednesday, October 25 | 2:30pm—3:30pm
Capilano Library
 
This month, we're choosing recipes from  The Soup Sisters Cookbook. 
 
The Cookbook of the Month will be available at Capilano Library for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try— just ask at the Information Desk!
 
All are welcome to join us for this drop-in club— there’s no registration required. For more information contact Anna: RedmanA@nvdpl.ca 
Location:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, November 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
A special repeat program with Dr. John J. Clague, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University. 
 
Geoscientists working on west coast of North America have demonstrated that giant (magnitude-9) earthquakes occur along the Cascadia subduction zone, where the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate moves  beneath the edge of North America. Geologic evidence of this includes sudden land-level changes, tsunami deposits, sediments generated by liquefaction, and submarine landslide deposits on the ocean floor. Historic records say these giant earthquakes have an average return period of 500 years; the most recent  giant earthquake in this area occurred in 1700.
 
Satellite global positioning data extending to the 1990s shows a pattern marking the build-up to the next giant earthquake, which would damage cities from Portland to Vancouver. However, the risk of more frequent, magnitude 6 and 7 crustal earthquakes, is greater than that of much larger, but rarer magnitude 9 events.
 
Join us for a presentation on the likely effects of both crustal and plate-boundary earthquakes in Metro Vancouver. We’ll also discuss strategies for reducing damage of future earthquakes.
 
Registration required. Click "REGISTER" above or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 
Location:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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:

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, November 23, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers! This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them!  Each month we will read the works of a specific mystery writer.  

 

Next Meeting: Capilano Library

Thursday, October 26 | 3:00pm—4:00pm

This month we will be reading the novels of Daniel Silva. You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 


For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 3:00pm 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, November 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join this pilot program and trace your roots!
 
Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using genealogy tools on your journey to “discover what makes you uniquely you” and fill out your family tree! Share your knowledge of researching family histories and stories, and connect with others looking at their histories.
 
Whether you are beginning or adding to your family trees, come find inspiration from your community members, and learn great tips to help you get from start to finish.
 
No registration required. 
Location:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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, November 27, 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, November 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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, November 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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, November 28, 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, November 28, 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, November 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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 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

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, November 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

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

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

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 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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