Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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

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 us for another session learning Isha Kriya!

Isha Kriya is a gentle, guided mediation which is practiced while seated in a chair. This makes Isha Kriya an approachable practice for every body type. Following along with this guided meditation makes it easy for you to calm the mind and to settle the body so that you can experience benefits from your practice.

The session is facilitated by a trained Isha Kriya instructor. No previous experience is necessary. All those who claim that they “can’t meditate!” are especially welcome! 

Location:
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

With your intuition well developed, you can make decisions more easily. You have greater access to your creativity and have guidance on where to go in your life and work. With the information overload of today’s society and your mind’s constant chatter, it is hard to focus on insight, direction and clarity. Stop being fearful of making the wrong decision. Expand your inner guidance and let your intuition work for you!

Join Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken in this workshop to:

  • learn why intuition as a resource is so important
  • learn to recognize and trust your inner wisdom and compass
  • practice practical exercises and mindfulness to connect with your intuition
  • know how to apply your intuition in life and work

This workshop is for everyone who wants to be more intuitive. It is a great workshop if you want to gain access to your inner wisdom, make decisions more easily and gain clarity around the purpose and direction of your life.

Presenter Bio:  Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken MSc, CPCC, is a certified professional coach who applies mindfulness and meditation techniques. Fenneke believes that the key to thrive and create success is fully being who you are. She works with clients one-on-one and facilitates workshops to help people create lasting intuition and stress management tools, apply discipline to enhance focus and build authentic relationships. Drawing from her multidisciplinary background as Marine Biologist and Kundalini Yoga Teacher with 17 years of experience with mindfulness and meditation, she provides a holistic approach to come alive and step into your greatness to make a difference in the world. Fenneke is of Dutch origin and has lived in Africa. She is a wife and mother of two wonderful children.

Location:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This workshop addresses the most common fitness myths, importance of daily physical activity, health risks associated with inactivity and frequently asked questions about exercise. Suitable for everyone from the beginner to the novice to the recreational gym goer, this workshop focuses on empowering those who may lack the knowledge or confidence to incorporate structured exercise in their daily lives. It provides the information and resourses you need to get started, get the most out of what you are doing and stay healthy with a consistent routine.

 

About the Presenter:

Kimberley Gage is a Certified Personal Trainer working in North Vancouver and Vancouver. 5 years ago she was sedentary, obese and awaiting back surgery. During her post-surgery rehabilitation, she went from being bed ridden to regaining 100% of her function with functional exercise. This transition inspired her to become a Personal Trainer so she could help others become more active, regardless of their abilities. She learned about the relationship between pain, posture and function and the value of movement, no mater how small. In addition to her Personal Training Certification, Kimberley has also taken Clinical Exercise & Post-Injury Rehabilitation Workshops on Muscle Training & Function and Hip, Knee and Ankle Rehabilitation. Her ideal client is someone who is has a pain, posture or movement issue or concern and wants to restore their function.

Location:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-2086, 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.

 

Register online or at 604-984-2086, ext. 8144 .  

Register online or at 604-984-2086, ext. 8144 .  
Location:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

A Beginner's Guide to Multi Day Hiking

Wild Route Adventure presents: A Beginner's Guide to Multi Day Hiking.
Planning on going multi day hiking but not to sure where to start? Join Caitlin Beaudin, founder of WIld Route Adventure. In this seminar she will review: 

-Logistics/ things to consider when planning your trip
-Trail etiquette
-Bear aware
-Camping gear & the 10 essentials
-Required clothing/footwear
-Meal ideas for the trail
-List of beginner friendly multi day trips
-As well as various other tips & suggestions

About Wild Route Adventure:
Wild Route Adventure was founded by Caitlin Beaudin in Spring 2016 as a way to give back to her community. She has organized and hosted seven different seminars / workshops throughout the North Shore including "A Beginner's Guide to: Travelling Abroad and Coastal Hiking". The idea behind her seminars is to inspire individuals to go outdoors and ultimately find a passion to help protect our environment. Her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm is sure to leave you inspired and looking forward to your own trips in the great outdoors!

Location:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to answer your questions and help you get more comfortable with technology. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am 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 604-987-4471, 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