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.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Monday, June 26, 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:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brené  Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 15: Amy Cuddy's "Your body language shapes who you are"
  • May 29: Pamela Meyer's "How to Spot a Liar"
  • June 12:  Kang Lee's "Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?" 
  • June 26: Dan Pink's "The Puzzle of Motivation"

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other 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.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

This program is also taking place at: 
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, July 4 | 2:30pm—3:30pm and Tuesday, August 15 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
  • Parkgate Library 
    Wednesday, July 5 | 10:30am-11:30am and Tuesday, August 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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!

Join us as we discuss the cookbooks by Whitewater Cooks, by Shelley Adams. The cookbooks are available at Capilano Library for you to photocopy— just ask at the Information Desk!

Get together with your fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we 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: what worked, what didn't? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better?

Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!


Drop in! No registration required. For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.  

Location:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 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!
 
For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The summer season is fast-approaching— take this opportunity to learn about wildfire!

The frequency and intensity of wildfires in BC forests is expected to increase due to conditions created by climate change. We are particularly vulnerable here on the North Shore, where we are surrounded by forests.

Come out to the Library to hear a panel of experts discuss:

  • Wildfire and forest ecology
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Wildfire management
  • Protecting homes in the forest interface

Following the presentations, panelists will be available to answer your questions. Hear from Lori Daniels Associate Professor in Forest Dynamics at UBC; Carol Loski, Manager, Prevention, BC Wildfire Service; Bruce Blackwell, Wildfire Ecologist of Blackwell and Associates; and Fiona Dercole, Section Manager Public Safety, Engineering, Parks and Facilities Division, District of North Vancouver.

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

Location:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 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, July 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other 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.

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

This program is also taking place at: 
  • Capilano Library 
    Tuesday, June 27 |  10:30am-11:30am and Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
  • Parkgate Library
    Wednesday, July 5 | 10:30am-11:30am and Tuesday, August 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other 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.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

This program is also taking place at: 
  • Capilano Library 
    Tuesday, June 27 | 10:30am-11:30am and Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, July 4 | 2:30pm-3:30pm & Tuesday, August 15 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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, July 5, 2017 - 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!

For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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, July 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a cup of tea and a lively discussion!

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. 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)

Location:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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, July 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, July 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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!
 
For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 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!

This month we’re discussing recipes from Ina Garten’s Make it Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. 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 27, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers.

This month, the group will be discussing John Connolly’s novels. You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection.  Simply read one and come ready to discuss!

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.

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

Location:
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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, August 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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, August 2, 2017 - 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!

For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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, August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other 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.

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

This program is also taking place at: 
  • Capilano Library 
    Tuesday, June 27 |  10:30am-11:30am and Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
  • Parkgate Library
    Wednesday, July 5 | 10:30am-11:30am and Tuesday, August 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other 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.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

This program is also taking place at: 
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, July 4 | 2:30pm—3:30pm and Tuesday, August 15 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
  • Parkgate Library 
    Wednesday, July 5 | 10:30am-11:30am and Tuesday, August 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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, August 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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