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 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  2:00pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Thursday, January 18   2:00pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Thursday, February 15  2:00pm 
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Thursday, March 15  2:00pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Thursday, April 19  2:00pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood  Thursday, May 17   2:00pm 
 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Thursday, June 21  2:00pm 

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, June 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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, June 22, 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 25, 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 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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 Meetings:
 
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, February 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For February, we're choosing recipes from Vikram Vij's cook books.
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, March 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Donna Hay's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, April 25 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Jamie Oliver's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, May 23 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Lynn Crawford's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, June 27 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Yum & Yummer by Greta Podleski.
 
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, June 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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, June 27, 2018 - 2:30pm 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, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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 27, 2018 - 6:30pm 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 29, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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, July 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, July 5, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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!

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, July 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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, July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, July 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 cookbook 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, July 26, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, August 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, August 2, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, August 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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!

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, August 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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, August 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 cookbook 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, August 23, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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