Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Join us at Lynn Valley Library for a live web cast of the TED 2017 Conference: The Future You. Watch sessions live with other community members and enjoy refreshments. All sessions are free and no registration is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
We're streaming TED all week long, Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28 at our various branches. See our event program  for presentor and program details!
 
 
 

 


 


 

Location:
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15am to Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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 25, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

Celebrate with us!  The Lynn Valley Library renovation will be complete April 26!

As a THANK YOU for your patience and understanding during the renovation, we would like to invite you to join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00am. Come see our beautiful new space and enjoy some complimentary treats and beverages.

 

 

No registration required.

Location:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

North Shore Community Resources is hosting a series of Vote PopUps to promote democracy in our communities.

A Vote PopUp simulates the voting experience with ballot boxes, voting screens and ballots. At a Vote PopUp, community members are invited to vote on issues that matter to them while learning about the voting process. Come on out to learn how to vote! 

The Vote PopUp is an initiative of Samara Canada and Elections BC as well as community groups like North Shore Community Resources, local libraries, community centres, etc., to encourage voting by providing first-time, infrequent voters and the general public with a voting experience and information on how to vote.

No registration required.

Location:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
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, May 2, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

North Shore Community Resources is hosting a series of Vote PopUps to promote democracy in our communities.

A Vote PopUp simulates the voting experience with ballot boxes, voting screens and ballots. At a Vote PopUp, community members are invited to vote on issues that matter to them while learning about the voting process. Come on out to learn how to vote! 

The Vote PopUp is an initiative of Samara Canada and Elections BC as well as community groups like North Shore Community Resources, local libraries, community centres, etc., to encourage voting by providing first-time, infrequent voters and the general public with a voting experience and information on how to vote.

No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

The North Vancouver Community Band will be playing an eclectic mix of jazz, classical and popular music arranged for concert band. From Glenn Miller to Simon and Garfunkel, everyone will find something for which they're 'In the Mood!

www.northvancommunityband.com.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Location:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, May 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Join us on Saturday May 6 for a TALK and a WALK. We're showing the film Powerground, by local writer and filmmaker Trevor Carolan, followed by a walk in the local forest, guided by David Cook. 

Filmmaker Trevor Carolan will introduce the film, and following the screening, we'll discuss some of the topics and issues raised in the film. The day will finish with a walk to nearby Roche Point Forest, guided by local biologist David Cook. 

We’ll start the day with coffee, tea and snacks, and a light lunch will be provided.    

Register online by clicking "REGISTER" above or by calling 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 

 

Powerground: the Life and Breath of the World, by Trevor Carolan

Acclaimed Cascadian writers and ecologists rethink how we can win back the Earth in a time of Eco-crisis

Climate change, global warming, deforestation—with so many conflicting messages, has the millennial generation already heard enough about the environmental crisis? Many are confused and wonder if it has simply gotten too complicated to win back the Earth. This documentary film faces up to the sea of chatter. Narrator and director Dr. Trevor Carolan works with an international network of writers, ecologists and planners of sustainable communities. They join him in sharing critical ideas about eco-interconnectedness and the power of place—the concept Nobel Prize economic laureate Jeffrey Sachs argues is “the emerging meta-narrative for the 21st century.” These visionaries have stories to tell about their relationship with the land, showing how language and literature, songs and poetry, bring us close to the truth of a place and its problems. That place is North America’s west coast bioregion, Cascadia.

 

Roche Point Forest is part of the historic Roche Point Creek Watershed, a rich and unique wildlife area, and an integral part of the Cates Wildlife Corridor, containing old-growth Douglas-firs, one of which is used by bald eagles for nesting. Apart from Lighthouse Park, Roche Point Forest (a tiny portion of which has been designated as park land) is the only remaining low-elevation old-growth area on the North Shore. 

David’s focus for the walk will be on the area’s old-growth characteristics. The walk will begin and end at the library, and take just over an hour to complete.

Location:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
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, May 9, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

Join us at the Capilano Library for an evening with local author Shelley O’Callaghan.

Shelley will discuss her newly published book How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake, a memoir that takes the reader through a summer at the lake, from the opening of the cabin in the spring to its close-up at Thanksgiving. It weaves tales of the family with the history of the area going back to early indigenous settlements, and ponders the essence of a family retreat and the importance of going beneath the surface of that which we cherish in life. O’Callaghan unveils her devotion to a place that has nurtured five generations of her family. The importance of family traditions and the family’s connection with the environment resonates throughout the book. She finds herself questioning the role her family has played in the recognition of indigenous people’s relationship to the land. 

How Deep is the Lake will be available for sale and signing.

Register online by clicking "REGISTER" above or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Fàilte!
 
Join us for the 3rd annual Whisky Library, a fantastic fundraising event for the Trish McMordie Memorial Fund, benefiting the Youth Services Department of the North Vancouver District Public Library.
 
The evening features five specialty whisky tastings, live literature readings from local notables, a silent and live auction, live music from The Black Bear Rebels, delicious food from Something Special Catering and Crumb Sandwich Shop, and a delightful chocolate table highlighting the perfect whisky-chocolate pairings!
 
2017 feature Whisky Advocates and Readers are:
  • Erik Bjarnason
  • Eve Lazarus
  • Stuart McNish
  • Sam Wiebe
  • Jacqueline van Dyk
Get your tickets before they sell out! 
 
Whisky Tasting Ticket | $80
Includes tastings for five delicious whiskies and light appetizers. Want to enjoy a whisky or two but not have five? Share them with a friend! You'll receive five transferrable tickets at the event. As long as all of the people in your party have a Non-Whisky Ticket for entry, they can share in your fun.
 
Non-Whisky Ticket | $40
Includes one non-whisky beverage and light appetizers.
 
 
Purchase tickets at any NVDPL branch or click here to purchase your ticket onlineNeed more information? Call 604-990-5800, ext. 8107. 
Location:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
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, May 16, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, May 19, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
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, May 23, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, May 26, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, June 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, June 9, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, June 16, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, June 23, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Please note this program is now full. Thank you for your interest. 

 

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.

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.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources,  in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Location:
Friday, June 30, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm