Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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 resources you need to get started, get the most out of what you are doing and stay healthy with a consistent routine.

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

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 604-984-0286, 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, 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 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. 

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 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. 

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 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. 

No registration required. Drop in! 

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

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!

 

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

Location:
Wednesday, July 26, 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 29, 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 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. 

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 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. 

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 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. 

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 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. 

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 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. 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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, August 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us to 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? 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 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us to 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:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, after which ongoing online support will also be available.

No prior experience with yoga is necessary.

Ages 7 and 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.

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

Location:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A workshop on how to make your passing easier on those you love.

Join us for an informative workshop on planning your final wishes! Most families are poorly prepared and have little idea of the decisions, the work and the costs for making final arrangements at the time of need.  Funeral and Cemetery Advisor Frederick Margel will share information you can use to reduce your family’s burden, pressure and cost of arranging a funeral, cremation or burial. Cemetery options and costs for North Shore residents. Checklists and planning forms provided.

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

A workshop on how to make your passing easier on those you love.

Join us for an informative workshop on planning your final wishes! Most families are poorly prepared and have little idea of the decisions, the work and the costs for making final arrangements at the time of need.  Funeral and Cemetery Advisor Frederick Margel will share information you can use to reduce your family’s burden, pressure and cost of arranging a funeral, cremation or burial. Cemetery options and costs for North Shore residents.

Checklists and planning forms provided.

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

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