Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for an evening with Stephen Hui, author of the all-new guidebook 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, a comprehensive, authoritative guide for trekking in all seasons. 

Books will be available for sale at the talk.

This talk is presented with thanks to Greystone Books and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Click register above or call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166 to secure your place. 
Location:
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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, June 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Drop by the fireplace area at Lynn Valley Library to enjoy an informal chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton.

No registration required. Events and times are subject to change. Please check back for changes. 

Location:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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, June 5, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Have you ever thought about sharing the memories, stories, and experiences of your life through a memoir?

Join local Wayne Smith for a 2-part writing event where you can gather storytelling tips and inspiration from fellow aspiring memoirists!

 You can write to memoir prompts, share your stories with others or just listen.

Register online or at 604-929-3727 ext. 8166. 


Location:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, June 6, 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, June 6, 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, June 6, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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, June 7, 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, June 8, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Photographer Nancy Bleck and Chief Bill Williams of the Squamish Nation, two of the co-founders of the Ut'sam Witness Project (1997-2007) and co-authors for the book "Picturing Transformation, Nexw-ayansut" will talk about their journey within the Ut’sam Witness project. They will talk about their journey within the project, and discuss the book, which pays homage to the power that people with strong vision and a common purpose can play in honouring tradition, safeguarding land and changing policy. It is a lesson in the possibilities for resolving conflict peacefully, now and in the future.

Nancy's photographic work,  spanning 15 years, was created with film and analogue processes, using large format and medium format cameras. She continues her inquiry of processes of change, community, and climate justice, working with the Tsleil Waututh Nation on a project titled, "Children of Tomorrow", which in the German language translates to "Kinder Morgen".

 

Registration is required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, x 8166

Location:
Tuesday, June 12, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 14, 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, June 15, 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!

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 

 

Upcoming Titles:

Monday, April 16 , 2018 - Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

Monday, May 28, 2018 (4th Monday of the month) - Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia, by Carmen Bin Ladin

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Brother, by David John Chariandy

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Dragon Springs Road, by Janie Chang

Monday, August 20, 2018 - Book to be announced

 

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, June 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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, June 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, June 20, 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, June 20, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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