Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

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

Babes in arms (from birth to twelve months) and their parents, grand-parents or care-givers are invited to join us for tickle, rhymes and lullabies before naptime.

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 

Location:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

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

Babes in arms (from birth to twelve months) and their parents, grand-parents or care-givers are invited to join us for tickle, rhymes and lullabies before naptime.

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 

Location:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Join us for an evening with Brad Hill, creator of the Foodie Books, including The North Shore Foodie, The East Van Foodie, and The Gastown Foodie. The books feature photographs, recipes and stories from favourite local restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, breweries, butchers and chocolatiers.
Books will be available for sale at the talk. 
 
 

For more information about the books, visit www.foodiebook.ca 

 

Click register above or call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166 to secure your place. 
Location:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children.

In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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

Babes in arms (from birth to twelve months) and their parents, grand-parents or care-givers are invited to join us for tickle, rhymes and lullabies before naptime.

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 

Location:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

May Pick: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Parkgate Library
Thursday, May 10 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. 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 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.

 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children.

In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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

Babes in arms (from birth to twelve months) and their parents, grand-parents or care-givers are invited to join us for tickle, rhymes and lullabies before naptime.

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 

Location:
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children.

In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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

Babes in arms (from birth to twelve months) and their parents, grand-parents or care-givers are invited to join us for tickle, rhymes and lullabies before naptime.

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 

Location:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children.

In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

For complete information on the Monday Morning Book Club, see http://www.nvdpl.ca/event/monday-morning-book-club-4

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children.

In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children.

In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

May Pick: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Parkgate Library
Thursday, May 10 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. 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 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.

 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm