Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Family Storytimes

Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family! Children of all ages & families are invited to enjoy a Saturday morning of stories.

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Coffee Crawl

Going on vacation this summer? Take the Library with you! Join us for a coffee in Edgemont Village as we ‘coffee crawl’ around and talk about all of the amazing digital resources available to NVDPL cardholders.  

Ask us about our apps and websites and learn how to take the Library with you wherever you go! Come with your devices and get some one-on-one support. 

Wednesday, July 11 & Tuesday, August 21
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Delany’s Coffee House Edgemont 3099 Edgemont Blvd   

Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, August 8
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Starbucks Edgemont 3127 Edgemont Boulevard

No registration required

Location:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 not teach reading. 

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.
Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   

Location:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Home Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli

Test out new recipes and Cook the Books with us!

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test. Every month a cookbook is selected from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out, then we meet to share new experiences!

The cookbook is available for you at the Information Desk for you to choose recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information Desk and we will photocopy the recipes for you.

Drop in! There’s no registration required! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information. 

Show us your lovely creations: upload photos to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub or bring a device to share photos of your creations! 

Location:
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Family Storytimes

Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family! Children of all ages & families are invited to enjoy a Saturday morning of stories.

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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 not teach reading. 

Space is limited. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.
Maximum 12 children. Four 30 minute timeslots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   

Location:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Read outside of your comfort zone and expand your reading horizons! Join us for a special Adult Summer Reading Club author talk.

Kevin Valley presents Rowing the Northwest Passage
Saturday, September 8 | 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join local author and adventurer Kevin Vallely for an evening celebrating a fantastic season of reading outside our comfort zones as Vallely presents Rowing the Northwest Passage. Through the gripping true story of his attempt to traverse the Northwest Passage by rowboat, Vallely provides a fascinating look at one of the most rapidly changing landscapes on earth—the high Arctic—and a passionate plea about the growing urgency of climate change.

Kevin Vallely is an architect, an adventurer, and the author of Rowing the Northwest Passage (Greystone Books, 2017). He is a member of the Explorer’s Club and was an Explorer’s Club Flag recipient. In 2009 he and two teammates broke the world record for the fastest unsupported trek from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the Geographic South Pole.

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

Location:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Register online

Location:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to read the book and show up ready for a good discussion! 

September 13:
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. 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.

No registration required. Drop in! Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.  

Location:
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club!

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 


Upcoming Titles:

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howard

Monday, October 15 2018 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Monday, November 19 2018 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Please have read the book before the meeting.

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2018-2019 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin Tuesday, October2  2:30pm 
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson  Tuesday, November 6  2:30pm 
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tuesday, December 4  2:30pm 
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan  Tuesday, February 5  2:30pm 
Brother by David Chariandy Tuesday, March 5     2:30pm 
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome  Tuesday, April 2  2:30pm 
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Tuesday, May 7    2:30pm 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  Tuesday, June 4  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 23. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here. 

Location:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Register online

Location:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to read the book and show up ready for a good discussion! 

September 13:
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. 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.

No registration required. Drop in! Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.  

Location:
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club!

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 


Upcoming Titles:

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howard

Monday, October 15 2018 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Monday, November 19 2018 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Please have read the book before the meeting.

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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. You can choose one or more of the books from the library collection.

Special guest: Iona Whishaw
Back from her tour over east, Iona will be discussing her Lane Winslow series—including the latest release: A Sorrowful Sanctuary.

Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award winning High School Principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her Masters in Creative writing from UBC, Iona has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children's book, Henry and the Cow Problem. The Lane Winslow mystery series is her first foray into adult fiction.

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

Location:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2018-2019 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin Tuesday, October2  2:30pm 
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson  Tuesday, November 6  2:30pm 
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tuesday, December 4  2:30pm 
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan  Tuesday, February 5  2:30pm 
Brother by David Chariandy Tuesday, March 5     2:30pm 
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome  Tuesday, April 2  2:30pm 
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Tuesday, May 7    2:30pm 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  Tuesday, June 4  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 23. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here. 

Location:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Register online

Location:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to read the book and show up ready for a good discussion! 

September 13:
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. 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.

No registration required. Drop in! Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.  

Location:
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club!

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 


Upcoming Titles:

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howard

Monday, October 15 2018 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Monday, November 19 2018 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Please have read the book before the meeting.

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2018-2019 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin Tuesday, October2  2:30pm 
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson  Tuesday, November 6  2:30pm 
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tuesday, December 4  2:30pm 
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan  Tuesday, February 5  2:30pm 
Brother by David Chariandy Tuesday, March 5     2:30pm 
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome  Tuesday, April 2  2:30pm 
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Tuesday, May 7    2:30pm 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  Tuesday, June 4  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 23. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here. 

Location:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Register online

Location:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to read the book and show up ready for a good discussion! 

September 13:
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. 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.

No registration required. Drop in! Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.  

Location:
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to read the book and show up ready for a good discussion! 

September 13:
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. 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.

No registration required. Drop in! Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.  

Location:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2018-2019 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin Tuesday, October2  2:30pm 
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson  Tuesday, November 6  2:30pm 
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tuesday, December 4  2:30pm 
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan  Tuesday, February 5  2:30pm 
Brother by David Chariandy Tuesday, March 5     2:30pm 
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome  Tuesday, April 2  2:30pm 
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Tuesday, May 7    2:30pm 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  Tuesday, June 4  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 23. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here. 

Location:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to read the book and show up ready for a good discussion! 

September 13:
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. 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.

No registration required. Drop in! Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.  

Location:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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