Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Come to the Library and learn how to GO DIGITAL and read on tablets and your mobile devices! 

Did you know your library has ebooks you can access for free? Join us to learn how to find, checkout, and download content from British Columbia’s Library2Go collection for FREE. You’ll learn the differences between various file formats and which devices will work with the NVDPL’s collection.

Note that this session is for ebooks on tablets and mobile devices only. There may be a separate session discussing ebooks for e-readers, like Kobos.


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

 

Location:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you want to learn a new business, technology or creative skill online?
 
Your NVDPL card grants you access to online learning courses in areas like business, computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation – just to name a few. Simply log in and learn at your own pace! Open to all residents living in the District of North Vancouver with an NVDPL card in good standing.
 
Pop into one of our Let’s Learn with Lynda.com sessions to learn more about how you can get started with Lynda.com. In this session, we’ll be covering:
  • How to log into Lynda
  • An overview of the courses available
  • How to learn using Lynda.com tutorials and supplementary tools
  • How to track your progress and earn Lynda.com certifications


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

Location:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a FREE resume writing consultation!

Learn important resume writing techniques that will help get you that interview. From customizing and highlighting accomplishments to proper formatting, these suggestions will take your resume from mediocre to the top of the pile! 

Chantal Rackley is a Certified Career Development Practitioner with the YWCA WorkBC Employment Service Centre on the North Shore. With over 12 years of experience in the field, she specializes in all things career-related and enjoys working with people to help them uncover all of their great accomplishments.   

Call  604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register for one 30 minute session. 

Presented in partnership with YWCA North Shore and WorkBC. Learn more at www.workbc.ca

Location:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us and RCMP Corporal Peri Mainwaring for a series on how to improve different aspects of your personal security.

  • Session 1 on April 21st, 2:30-3:30pm will be on Fraud Prevention
  • Session 2 on May 19th, 2:30-3:30pm will be on Personal Safety
  • Session 3 on June 16th, 2:30-3:30pm will be on Home Security

No registration required.

For more information, contact us at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175

Location:
Friday, June 16, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, June 17, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

We all have experienced worry and physical or emotional pain at some point in our lives. Back pain, muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety.  Everybody is familiar with what pain or worry might feel like at times...  What to do though if it seems that  emotional and physical resources are dwindling .... where to look for those resources?

This work shop is a learning opportunity and an exploration into the up-to-date methods to cope with both emotional and muscular tension.

The speaker brings her unique expertise and knowledge to the community. You will learn about most recent research and have a glimpse into the effective ways to deal with even most severe symptoms of both pain and anxiety. She will share how we can deal with tension using so called "direct" and indirect approaches.

About the speaker:

Alena Minova is a CanStat certified Alexander Technique teacher. Alexander Technique is taught these days at major performance arts schools worldwide, like Royal Academy in London. It is an effective scientific method to work with excessive tension, pain. It is widely known among professional dancers, musicians and actors to cope and reverse repetative strain injuries and performance anxiety. Today, everybody can benefit from applying Alexander skills in everyday life. There are currently 13 CanStat certified practitioners of Alexander Technique in Vancouver. 

Location:
Tuesday, June 20, 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