Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them! Each month we will read the works of a specific mystery writer. This month we will be reading the novels of Peter Robinson, award-winning creator of Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a music loving maverick cop based in Yorkshire. You can choose one or more of his books to read from the library collection.

Free, no registration required. For more information call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Please note: this program is now full.
 
Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose! Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. A chance for intergenerational connection, learning, and fun! 
 
Parent-Child Mother Goose® at Lynn Valley Care Centre (1070 Lynn Valley Road)
Fridays, January 21-March 17 | 1:30pm-2:15pm
 
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.
 
Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
 
To be placed on the waitlist please phone:  604-984-0286, ext. 8144.       
 
Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.
Location:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice. Attend this FREE creative writing group!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a Creative Writing Adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Learn to translate your inner voice into the printed word by writing from slices of your lives and everyday life experiences.  All levels welcome.

Bring paper, pen and any creative work you would like to share.

This is a drop-in program.

Location:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about Birdie by Tracey Lindberg. 

Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding.

For information, call  604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Please note: this program is now full.
 
Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose! Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. A chance for intergenerational connection, learning, and fun! 
 
Parent-Child Mother Goose® at Lynn Valley Care Centre (1070 Lynn Valley Road)
Fridays, January 21-March 17 | 1:30pm-2:15pm
 
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.
 
Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
 
To be placed on the waitlist please phone:  604-984-0286, ext. 8144.       
 
Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.
Location:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about The Illegal by Lawrence Hill. 
 
When Keita, a boy on the island of Zantoroland, is targeted for his father’s outspoken political views, he must run for his family’s survival. He escapes into Freedom State—a wealthy island nation that has elected a government bent on deporting the refugees living within its borders in the community of AfricTown. Keita can stay safe only if he eludes the officials who would deport him to face almost certain death.

For information, call  604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8 
  • March 29 
  • April 12
  • April 26

*No sessions during Spring Break. Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:30pm
Drop-in to a FREE lively discussion about this wonderful book! We're talking about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. 
 
The story of a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one - and that exception becomes the beating heart of this extraordinary novel. Meet the Cooke family: mother and dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons.
 
For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 
 
Location:
Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a cup of tea and a lively discussion!

This month we’re reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. At this meeting, we’ll select our next book!

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our new Afternoon Tea Book Club at Parkgate Library. We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion.

For further information, contact Paul (paul@nvdpl.ca)

Location:
Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Please note: this program is now full.
 
Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose! Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. A chance for intergenerational connection, learning, and fun! 
 
Parent-Child Mother Goose® at Lynn Valley Care Centre (1070 Lynn Valley Road)
Fridays, January 21-March 17 | 1:30pm-2:15pm
 
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.
 
Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
 
To be placed on the waitlist please phone:  604-984-0286, ext. 8144.       
 
Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.
Location:
Friday, March 10, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Spring Break Page Turners
Tuesdays & Thursdays | March 14, 16, 21 & 23 | 10:30am-11:30am

Just for kids ages 8-12: a brand new book club where you get to pick what YOU want to read and talk about!

Join the Page Turnersfor Spring Break and have fun talking everything BOOKS. Do you have a favourite author or book you love? A favourite graphic novel or comic series you think everyone should check out? Then join us at Capilano for this Spring Break series!  The sessions will include book slams, a chance to write book reviews, some creative writing or drawing, a scavenger hunt in the library, and more!

For the first session, please bring a book of your choice (that you’ve read!) with you! 4 sessions; recommended to sign-up for a minimum of 2 sessions.

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for an interesting book club discussion.

While her husband, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into his father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening. 

Learn More about our Drop In Book Clubs.

Call 604-987-4471 ext. 8175 for more information.

Location:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Spring Break Page Turners
Tuesdays & Thursdays | March 14, 16, 21 & 23 | 10:30am-11:30am

Just for kids ages 8-12: a brand new book club where you get to pick what YOU want to read and talk about!

Join the Page Turnersfor Spring Break and have fun talking everything BOOKS. Do you have a favourite author or book you love? A favourite graphic novel or comic series you think everyone should check out? Then join us at Capilano for this Spring Break series!  The sessions will include book slams, a chance to write book reviews, some creative writing or drawing, a scavenger hunt in the library, and more!

For the first session, please bring a book of your choice (that you’ve read!) with you! 4 sessions; recommended to sign-up for a minimum of 2 sessions.

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

Location:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for an interesting book club discussion.

As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H. White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. 

Learn More about our Drop In Book Clubs.

Call 604-987-4471 ext. 8175 for more information.

Location:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Please note: this program is now full.
 
Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose! Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. A chance for intergenerational connection, learning, and fun! 
 
Parent-Child Mother Goose® at Lynn Valley Care Centre (1070 Lynn Valley Road)
Fridays, January 21-March 17 | 1:30pm-2:15pm
 
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.
 
Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
 
To be placed on the waitlist please phone:  604-984-0286, ext. 8144.       
 
Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.
Location:
Friday, March 17, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Spring Break Page Turners
Tuesdays & Thursdays | March 14, 16, 21 & 23 | 10:30am-11:30am

Just for kids ages 8-12: a brand new book club where you get to pick what YOU want to read and talk about!

Join the Page Turnersfor Spring Break and have fun talking everything BOOKS. Do you have a favourite author or book you love? A favourite graphic novel or comic series you think everyone should check out? Then join us at Capilano for this Spring Break series!  The sessions will include book slams, a chance to write book reviews, some creative writing or drawing, a scavenger hunt in the library, and more!

For the first session, please bring a book of your choice (that you’ve read!) with you! 4 sessions; recommended to sign-up for a minimum of 2 sessions.

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Spring Break Page Turners
Tuesdays & Thursdays | March 14, 16, 21 & 23 | 10:30am-11:30am

Just for kids ages 8-12: a brand new book club where you get to pick what YOU want to read and talk about!

Join the Page Turnersfor Spring Break and have fun talking everything BOOKS. Do you have a favourite author or book you love? A favourite graphic novel or comic series you think everyone should check out? Then join us at Capilano for this Spring Break series!  The sessions will include book slams, a chance to write book reviews, some creative writing or drawing, a scavenger hunt in the library, and more!

For the first session, please bring a book of your choice (that you’ve read!) with you! 4 sessions; recommended to sign-up for a minimum of 2 sessions.

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

Location:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers

Next Meeting:
Thursday, March 23 at Capilano Library from 3:00pm—4:00pm
We’re discussing the novels of ANN CLEEVES.

This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them!  Each month we will read the works of a specific mystery writer.  This month we will be reading the novels of Ann Cleeves, award-winning creator of  the DI Vera Stanhope series set in Northumberland and the DI Jimmy Perez series set in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland Islands...
You can choose one or more of her books to read from the library collection. 

For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.  

Location:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Let’s Talk Canada Reads everyday from March 27 to March 30! 

Come join us for a discussion of the Canada Reads books. In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite Canadian book.

One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year. We will listen to the panelists via CBC podcasts, then have our own discussion about the books. Come on out to join us for the discussions!

For full detail on the books and their defenders, see http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/

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

Location:
Monday, March 27, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Let’s Talk Canada Reads everyday from March 27 to March 30! 

Come join us for a discussion of the Canada Reads books. In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite Canadian book.

One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year. We will listen to the panelists via CBC podcasts, then have our own discussion about the books. Come on out to join us for the discussions!

For full detail on the books and their defenders, see http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice. Attend this FREE creative writing group!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a Creative Writing Adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Learn to translate your inner voice into the printed word by writing from slices of your lives and everyday life experiences.  All levels welcome.

Bring paper, pen and any creative work you would like to share.

This is a drop-in program.

Location:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Let’s Talk Canada Reads everyday from March 27 to March 30! 

Come join us for a discussion of the Canada Reads books. In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite Canadian book.

One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year. We will listen to the panelists via CBC podcasts, then have our own discussion about the books. Come on out to join us for the discussions!

For full detail on the books and their defenders, see http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8 
  • March 29 
  • April 12
  • April 26

*No sessions during Spring Break. Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a discussion of this interesting book set in Italy shortly after the Second World War.

Beginning in the 1950s in Naples, this is the story of the friendship between Elena and Lila. The world these two friends inhabit is small, casually violent, and confined to the poor neighbourhood where they grow up. This book is fierce, intense, highly emotional and utterly captivating. There’s nothing else like it.

Learn More about our Drop In Book Clubs.

Location:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Let’s Talk Canada Reads everyday from March 27 to March 30! 

Come join us for a discussion of the Canada Reads books. In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite Canadian book.

One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year. We will listen to the panelists via CBC podcasts, then have our own discussion about the books. Come on out to join us for the discussions!

For full detail on the books and their defenders, see http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/

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

Location:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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