Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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!

No registration required. 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

Location:
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Discover how to start to move again with confidence and less contraction at the Library! Learn how to start your journey to recovery and wellbeing, and seek relief from conditions like fibromyalgia, sports injury, chronic pain or emotional pain and discomfort.

Fibromyalgia, as well as common back pain, is one name for  muscle spasm, contraction and muscular shortening, which happens in response to stimuli of everyday life and stress. In order to break the cycle of pain, one must try to relearn movements and rest rather than continue to exert the same effort. As a result, many people are afraid of exercise, fearful they will cause further injury or pain that could start a cycle that worsens the condition: "pain - fear  - lack of movement - muscular-skeletal degeneration". The Alexander Technique can help restore proper muscular tone, reaction, and kinesthetic sense which is responsible for our movement and relaxation and, overall health. Come learn about the F. M. Alexander Technique.

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

FREE yoga for beginners!

In this session, you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.

· Can relieve chronic ailments

· Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety, and tension

· Strengthens the spine

· Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily

Designed by Sadhguru, a self- realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, and ongoing online support will also be available after the session. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up, and no prior experience with yoga is necessary. This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Movement plays a crucial role in preventing and easing musculoskeletal pain associated with poor posture, prolonged sitting and computer work. Come learn a quick and easy exercise program that can be done in the office with Janelle Eisler Carr. The program will combine Gentle Somatic Yoga, Pilates and strengthening exercises. There will be an interactive component for those who would like to participate. 

Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.  

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

It's not easy watching a loved one with dementia change. Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers.

These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for you.

This is an one hour presentation with 1/2 hour question and answer period following.

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, is a Dementia Consultant & Educator and Founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. She is the author of, "Cracking the Dementia Code - Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours".

Register online or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Do you feel trapped, stressed or unhappy in your job? 

Start feeling better now using the five simple, yet powerful checklists presented in this workshop series. At these sessions, you’ll learn techniques and tips to feel better at work, even if you aren’t happy with your current career. Attend one or all sessions.

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

Location:
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

It's not easy watching a loved one with dementia change.

Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers.  These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for you, as well as enjoy a question period where you can ask questions directly to the facilitator.

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, is a Dementia Consultant & Educator and Founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc.  She is the author of, "Cracking the Dementia Code - Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours".

Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.  

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Do you feel trapped, stressed or unhappy in your job? 

Start feeling better now using the five simple, yet powerful checklists presented in this workshop series. At these sessions, you’ll learn techniques and tips to feel better at work, even if you aren’t happy with your current career. Attend one or all sessions.

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

Location:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

FREE meditation classes for beginners!

In this session, you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly and attain health, clarity, and joy.

Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair. Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and a foremost authority in the field of yoga.

Sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor. Online support will also be available after the session. Suitable for ages 12 & up.

This session is brought to you by Isha foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for another session learning Isha Kriya!

In this one hour session, you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly. Attain health, clarity, and joy. Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair.

Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and a foremost authority in the field of yoga. Sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor, after which going online support will also be available.

Ages 12 & up.

 

This session is brought to you by Isha foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Concussions are classified as a traumatic brain injury which can occur through a variety of mechanisms and therefore can happen to anyone. Join Janelle Eisler Carr for a presentation on concussions. This session will provide an overview of the current scientific evidence regarding concussion physiology, signs and symptoms, prevention and rehabilitation management.

Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.  

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you feel trapped, stressed or unhappy in your job? 

Start feeling better now using the five simple, yet powerful checklists presented in this workshop series. At these sessions, you’ll learn techniques and tips to feel better at work, even if you aren’t happy with your current career. Attend one or all sessions.

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

Location:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Back pain, muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety: everyone experiences worry and physical or emotional pain at some point in their lives. Join us for a workshop to learn about and explore methods to cope with emotional and muscular tension! 

Hear from a speaker who brings their unique expertise and knowledge to the community. You will learn about recent research and get a glimpse into the effective ways to deal with severe symptoms of pain and anxiety. The speaker will share how we can deal with tension using so called "direct" and “indirect” approaches.


Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

  

About the Speaker

Alena Minova is CanStat certified Alexander Technique teacher, a postural correction technique which is taught at major performance arts schools across the globe. It is an effective scientific method to work with excessive tension and pain. It is widely known among professional dancers, musicians and actors to cope and reverse repetitive strain injuries and performance anxiety— though there are benefits everybody can experience from applying Alexander skills in everyday life. There are currently 13 CanStat certified practitioners of Alexander Technique in Vancouver.

Location:
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141. 

Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location:
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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