Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

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 special children’s events talking about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Hugh Brewster is the award-winning author of books for young people about Canada’s military history, among many others. The lead up to 100thanniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge is timely for his interactive presentation about the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

For all ages who have an interest in military history. Classes from local elementary schools have been booked to attend each session but members of the public can drop in! 

If you are unable to attend this session, please note this event is also taking place at: 

Lynn Valley Library
Tuesday, April 4 | 1:30pm—2:30pm
No registration required. Call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141 for information.

Capilano Library
Wednesday, April 5 | 1:30pm—2:30pm
No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for special children’s events talking about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Hugh Brewster is the award-winning author of books for young people about Canada’s military history, among many others. The lead up to 100thanniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge is timely for his interactive presentation about the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

For all ages who have an interest in military history. Classes from local elementary schools have been booked to attend each session but members of the public can drop in! 

If you are unable to attend this session, please note this event is also taking place at: 

Parkgate Library
Tuesday, April 4 | 10:00am—11:00am
No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166 for information.

Capilano Library
Wednesday, April 5 | 1:30pm—2:30pm
No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
A new session of Book Buddies starts April 4! 
 
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, April 4, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

Join us for special children’s events talking about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Hugh Brewster is the award-winning author of books for young people about Canada’s military history, among many others. The lead up to 100thanniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge is timely for his interactive presentation about the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

For all ages who have an interest in military history. Classes from local elementary schools have been booked to attend each session but members of the public can drop in! 

If you are unable to attend this session, please note this event is also taking place at: 

Parkgate Library 
Tuesday, April 4 | 10:00am-11:00am
No registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for information.

Lynn Valley Library
Tuesday, April 4 | 1:30pm-2:30pm
No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come join us for a special talk about the Battle of Vimy Ridge!

April 9, 2017 is the 100thAnniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a turning point in World War I.  Walter Draycott, North Vancouver pioneer and historian, was a topographer at Vimy Ridge and recorded the events in his diary. 

Join author and military historian Hugh Brewster and NVMA Archivist Janet Turner for an evening commemorating the anniversary with a discussion of the Battle and Draycott’s participation. Come by to view Draycott’s diaries, maps and more, as well as time to ask questions! This program is for all ages who would like to learn more about WWI, or who are interested in Canada’s military history, and local history.

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

Presented in partnership with North Vancouver Museum and Archives, and The Writers' Union of Canada. 

Location:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for a celebration of Canadian literature brought to you by your North Shore public libraries – North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District and West Vancouver Memorial – as well as by the North Shore News.
 
Enjoy headlining authors Deborah Campbell, Anosh Irani with JJ Lee, and Zoe Whittall with Shaena Lambert. Click here to find out more about the 2017 Schedule. 
The 18th annual event takes place over two-days and offers literary lovers and hundreds of festival-goers a host of events including a Local Author’s Book Fair, a Literary Trivia Night, and inspiring author readings. The festival is capped off by a free reception to celebrate not only our presenters, but the greater North Shore Literary community and Writer’s Association.
 
Location:
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

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