Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Join us for another Friends of the Library BIG BOOK SALE. 
 
We have an amazing selection of books, CDs, DVDs & more on sale for great prices! Most items are under $2.00 and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, February 24 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 25 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday,  February 26 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm and you can fill a bag of books for $3 or a box of books for $6. 
 
Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 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

This program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

Book Buddies is a one-on-one reading mentoring program for children aged 6 to 11. It is especially useful for those who could benefit from some extra support and encouragement.

Children meet weekly with a trained teen volunteer to read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy activities.

Please call or come in to get more information, or to register your child for nine, half-hour sessions. 

Registration required. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm
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

This program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

Book Buddies is a one-on-one reading mentoring program for children aged 6 to 11. It is especially useful for those who could benefit from some extra support and encouragement.

Children meet weekly with a trained teen volunteer to read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy activities.

Please call or come in to get more information, or to register your child for nine, half-hour sessions. 

Registration required. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm
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

Join us at your Library for some FREE fun during Spring Break!

Spring Break Page Turners at Lynn Valley Library
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 the library 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.  Recommended for kids ages 8-12.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

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

Join us for a special Spring Break edition of LEGO Fun Time.

Drop We’ll provide the Lego, and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you choose. For ages 4-12.

No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Grandmothers to Grandmothers in Zambia and South Africa

Join Seymour area resident Jeanette Froese for a talk and slide presentation about her experience with fellow grandmothers from Canada and Australia traveling to Zambia and South Africa to visit ‘Grandmothers to Grandmothers’ project sites.

Jeanette has been part of the Grandmother to Grandmother organization for almost ten years. She, along with about 240 grandmothers and grandothers groups across Canada, help raise funds to support Grandmothers in Subsaharan Africa raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. All funds raised are sent to the Stephen Lewis Foundation which distributes them at a grass roots level directly to the projects in Africa.  Since 2006, the beginning of the Grandmother to Grandmother groups, we have raised  over $22 million.

For more information visit www.grandmotherscampaign.org

To register, or for more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

 

Location:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for another fantastic lecture from the Capilanu Universe Lecture Series. 

Dr. Nancy Nowlan presents "Enhancing Education with the 'Digital Blur': Engaging Students with Games like Pokemon Go"

 

Games like Pokemon Go use regular technology such as cell phones for playing games outside in the real world. A blend of on-line and reality (the “digital blur”) is engaging when we play for fun and when students play “serious games”, such as educational simulations, which can include all forms of modern communication. This presentation will focus on a role play simulation at McGill University, and how its design is used in a Capilano University course.

 

About Nancy Nowlan

Dr. Nancy Nowlan teaches Management, Workplace Development and other courses in the School of Business and recently completed her doctorate in Education – Transformational Change at Simon Fraser University. She has presented at ISAGA, the International Simulation and Gaming Association and ABSEL, the Association of Business Simulations and Experiential Learning in 2016.

Location:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm

Join us at your Library for some FREE fun during Spring Break!

Spring Break Page Turners at Lynn Valley Library
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 the library 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.  Recommended for kids ages 8-12.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

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

Join us at your Library for some FREE fun during Spring Break!

Spring Break Page Turners at Lynn Valley Library
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 the library 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.  Recommended for kids ages 8-12.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

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

Join us for a special Spring Break edition of LEGO Fun Time.

Drop We’ll provide the Lego, and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you choose. For ages 4-12.

No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Join us at your Library for some FREE fun during Spring Break!

Spring Break Page Turners at Lynn Valley Library
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 the library 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.  Recommended for kids ages 8-12.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

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

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

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

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

Join us for the opening reception for a new exhibit at the District Library Gallery: City in Flux (Work in Progress) by Caroline de la Cajiga!

Showing March 15—May 13
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2:00pm-4:00pm
No registration required. Hosted by the Friends of the Library. 


About City in Flux (Work in Progress)
Sometimes it feels as though every time you turn around a new high-rise has sprung up - the skyline is in constant flux. Cranes and construction workers dance a carefully choreographed ballet. Honking and beeping signal our “progress.” City planners are limited by deadlines, mountains, and money, but artists are free to do what developers can only dream of—move, reshape, and multiply buildings. Cities in Flux (Work in Progress) celebrates the people who carry the weight of expansion on their backs, juxtaposed with a complete disregard for reality in urban design.

Carolina de la Cajiga refers to herself an illusionist or a re-interpreter rather than a photographer or a painter. Her approach to art is a balance between reality and imagination – what you see is not what “is”. Her work is not restricted to the borders of a flat canvas or image. She does not follow trends, or stay on the same path. Her work continuously evolves around one goal – to produce harmonious, exciting work.

“I love to experiment. I push myself to find different ways to express my ideas; to bring life to my inner thoughts. I move back and forth between different works, subject matter and materials. On the surface, this may seem unrelated, but everything is connected through the sensuous handling of the form.”

Location:
Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for another great lecture as part of the Capilano Universe Lecture Series. 

Dr. Leonard George presents  "The Medium’s Apprentice: A Psychologist Probes the Paranormal."

In every age and culture, people have had experiences that mystified them. Can the science of Psychology provide insights into these mysteries? In this presentation, Dr. George will share some of his adventures in Anomalistic Psychology, from working in a parapsychology lab and investigating hauntings to hunting for elves in Iceland to being trained as a Spiritualist medium.

About Dr. Leonard George

Dr. Leonard George received a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. His career has included work as a psychologist in hospitals and clinics, and also as a researcher, writer, broadcaster and educator. He has been a faculty member at Capilano University for the past 12 years. The author of two books and many articles, he has given lectures and seminars across North America, Europe and the Middle East, and webinars online. In the summer of 2017, he plans to visit Mongolia to give some presentations and investigate shamanic practices there.

Location:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm