Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

It's not easy watching a loved one with dementia change.

Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers.  These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for you, as well as enjoy a question period where you can ask questions directly to the facilitator.

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, is a Dementia Consultant & Educator and Founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc.  She is the author of, "Cracking the Dementia Code - Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours".

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us to celebrate Family Literacy on January 27 at John Braithwaite Community Centre (145 W 1st Street). 

January 27, 2018 is Family Literacy Day, an initiative of ABC Life Literacy. Literacy is more than just reading, it’s all about the skills we need to navigate our world. Families are invited to join us for a fun day exploring all kinds of literacy, including physical literacy, digital literacy, health literacy and more. There will be storytimes, games, activities and information.  

No registration required. 

Learn more about Life Literacy.

Presented by:

  • North Vancouver Recreation and Culture 
  • North Vancouver City Library 
  • North Vancouver District Public Library 
  • Capilano University 
Location:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Concussions are classified as a traumatic brain injury which can occur through a variety of mechanisms and therefore can happen to anyone. Join Janelle Eisler Carr for a presentation on concussions. This session will provide an overview of the current scientific evidence regarding concussion physiology, signs and symptoms, prevention and rehabilitation management.

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day & Harry Potter Book Night with us on February 1st!

Join us for a Harry Potter read-a-thon, Harry Potter trivia, crafts and more! Let’s see if we can break the NVDPL read-aloud record by reading Harry Potter aloud non-stop from 3:30 – 5:00pm.

Children are welcome to come in costume or their Harry Potter house colours.

No registration required. 

Location:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day & Harry Potter Book Night with us on February 1st!

Join us for a Harry Potter read-a-thon, Harry Potter trivia, crafts and more! Let’s see if we can break the NVDPL read-aloud record by reading Harry Potter aloud non-stop from 3:30 – 5:00pm.

Children are welcome to come in costume or their Harry Potter house colours.

No registration required. 

Location:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day & Harry Potter Book Night with us on February 1st!

Join us for a Harry Potter read-a-thon, Harry Potter trivia, crafts and more! Let’s see if we can break the NVDPL read-aloud record by reading Harry Potter aloud non-stop from 3:30 – 5:00pm.

Children are welcome to come in costume or their Harry Potter house colours.

No registration required. 

Location:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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 on salle for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, February 2  | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 3 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 4 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm              On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm. 
 
Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. Cash only. Small bills preferred. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join local musician and composer Michael Conway Baker for a discussion of the life of a classical musician, centered around the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall. This memoir delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.  

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

 

About Michael Conway Baker

Michael Conway Baker is a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. In 2013, his 163 opus output included full length ballets, two  symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and more. Baker's many awards include a Juno, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an ACTRA for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and TV awards including Best Song in a Feature. In 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. 

Location:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join local musician and composer Michael Conway Baker for a discussion of the life of a classical musician, centered around the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall. This memoir delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.  

Register online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Michael Conway Baker

Michael Conway Baker is a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. In 2013, his 163 opus output included full length ballets, two  symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and more. Baker's many awards include a Juno, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an ACTRA for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and TV awards including Best Song in a Feature. In 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. 

Location:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a Capilano Universe Lecture: Alien Worlds: The Physics of Finding Exoplanets with Dr. Bruno Tomberli. 

Since a Canadian research group conclusively proved that they had observed the first exoplanet (planets orbiting stars other  than our sun), thousands more have been found. In this presentation, Dr. Tomberli explains the background  and history of these observations and the science behind the methods by which the exoplanets are found. He also presents his observations and discusses some of the exciting prospects in the field.

No registration required, but seating is limited. 

Dr. Bruno Tomberli is an instructor in the Department of  Physics and Astronomy at Capilano University and a researcher in the field of soft condensed matter. Like many physicists, he  has a long-standing and personal interest in Astronomy. In addition to teaching undergraduate Astronomy, he has participated in student research where he uses research grade telescopes to observe exoplanets.

Learn more about the Capilano Universe Lecture Series.

Location:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
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 on salle for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, May 4 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 5 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 6 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm              On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm. 
 
Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. Cash only. Small bills preferred. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
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 on salle for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, October 12 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 13 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 14 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm              On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm. 
 
Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. Cash only. Small bills preferred. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm