Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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 help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register. 

Location:
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

We review the legal rules for preparing wills in B.C., the duties of an executor, legal terminology, and pitfalls to avoid. Part of a Series for Seniors.

Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. There are 41 workshops available for presentation by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.
Location:
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:30am

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies. Please note this program is now full. 
 
 
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.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Natural Solutions to Health Dr. Emily Habert & Dr. Casey Berardo, local Naturopathic Physicians from Aspire Naturopathic Health Centre, present natural solutions to a variety of health and wellness challenges. Join us at one or all sessions!

Register online or by phone:  call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166

Location:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 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 help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register. 

Location:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for an exploration in English Geanealogy with Rob Whitlock. 

Rob Whitlock has been researching his family history since 1999. He holds a PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate for Genealogical Studies in English Records) from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto.

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

Part of the Tracing Your Roots Genealogy Series.

Location:
Friday, April 27, 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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Meet Libby, the new app for OverDrive!

Take Libby with you wherever you go and you’ll never be without free access to ebooks and audiobooks. With Libby, you can find, checkout, and download content from British Columbia’s Library2Go collection.

Join us to learn how Libby differs from the previous OverDrive app. (Hint: It’s much easier to use!) Bring your tablet or mobile device to follow along and get started.

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

Location:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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 help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register. 

Location:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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, May 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies. Please note this program is now full. 
 
 
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.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We review the legal rules for preparing wills in B.C., the duties of an executor, legal terminology, and pitfalls to avoid. Part of a Series for Seniors.

Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 
 
The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. There are 41 workshops available for presentation by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.
Location:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:30am

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 help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register. 

Location:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for an exploration in Scottish Genealogy with M. George Caldwell. 

George Caldwell is a member of the British Columbia Genealogy Society and has given presentations on Scottish genealogy research at Vancouver Public Library.

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

Part of the Tracing Your Roots Genealogy Series.

Location:
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives are required in order to express your wishes regarding personal care, finances, and end of life care if you are no longer able to speak for yourself. Join us to learn about the importance of personal planning. Part of a Series for Seniors.

Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. There are 41 workshops available for presentation by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.
Location:
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:30am
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, May 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies. Please note this program is now full. 
 
 
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.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies. Please note this program is now full. 
 
 
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.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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, May 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Do you have difficulty getting enough sleep? Join us to explore reasons, remedies & lifestyle changes that may help you enjoy a restful night of sleep. Part of a Series for Seniors

The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. There are 41 workshops available for presentation by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.

Location:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:30am

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