Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

School’s out early! Looking for fun activities for the whole family on early school dismissal days?

Drop in to the library to play with Lego, take yourself on a library scavenger hunt make a craft, or relax and read. The choice is yours! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

For ages 6 and up. No registration required!

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meeting:

  • Cookbooks by Laura Calder
    Thursday, September 26  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook French Food at Home by Laura Calder 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.
  • Vegetable Cookbooks
    Thursday, October 24  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Martha Stewart's Vegetables 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.

 

All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!

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

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an evening with Sara-Jeanne Bourget, Griffin Art Projects’ artist-in-residence!

Bourget is the inaugural recipient of the Studio Residency Award, a new partnership between Griffin Art Projects and Emily Carr University. Continuing from her recent thesis project at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Bourget’s large scale works explore physical and conceptual interconnections between “Rocks, Paper, and Charcoal,” based on her geological explorations and the inherent materiality of both paper and the artist’s own handmade charcoal.

About Sara-Jeanne 
Sara-Jeanne Bourget was born in Lévis, Québec in 1988. She obtained her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University (2015) and her MFA from Emily Carr University (2019). In 2016, she took part in residency programs and exhibited her work in Finland, Quebec and Vermont. She is the recipient of two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in support of her work and studies. 

In partnership with Griffin Art Projects.

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

 

Coming Up: 

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Hey kids—do you love Lego toys? We do too! 

Swing by the Library for an open Lego session. It’s FUN and FREE. We’ll provide the Lego and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you like! For ages 4-12.

No registration required

Location:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free. No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come grab some supplies and let your imagination run wild at the Library!

Swing by the children’s desk any time on October 4 to pick up a mystery bag of craft supplies and visit our craft table for a creative challenge. What will you create? Available while supplies last.

Drop in! No registration required. For more information call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

 

Location:
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of creativity!

Design your own bookmark, or pick up a bag of mystery art supplies to get creative in the library or take home with you. Check out our collection of fantastic crafting books while you’re here. Art bags available while supplies last. Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have you ever thought about sharing the memories, stories, and experiences of your life through a memoir?

Join local Wayne Smith for a monthly program to exchange storytelling tips and inspiration from fellow aspiring memoirists.  You can write to memoir prompts, share stories with others or just listen.  January’s session will focus on 10 minute ’read and write’ sessions, and using blogging apps for memoir.  Wayne will demo a couple of his favourites.

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

 

Location:
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each monthly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, a new dance.

For more information on the Spirit of the South Seas dancers, visit hawaiiandance.com.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn about how NaNoWriMo works and prepare for November! 

Author Janine Cross will be sharing tips for novel prep and other tricks of the trade. Voted by Library Journal as one of the top five fantasy novelists of 2005, Janine Cross is the author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and the literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Join author Robert D. Watt for a presentation on prolific Coast Salish artist, Susan Point!

Robert’s new book “People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point” beautifully displays the breadth and depth of Susan Point’s public art, which has been said to almost single-handedly revive the traditional Coast Salish art style. Her works include public pieces installed at Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park, the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., and others—
she also has several works featured in North Vancouver! Robert will discuss his new book and highlight Susan’s art through a visual presentation of her beautiful art.

About Robert D. Watt

Robert D. Watt is a historian who has lectured in the areas of social history and Canadian symbols since 1970. His new book is based on a number of years of research and interviews with the artist whom he has known since 1981.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Hey kids—do you love Lego toys? We do too! 

Swing by the Library for an open Lego session. It’s FUN and FREE. We’ll provide the Lego and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you like! For ages 4-12.

No registration required

Location:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meeting:

  • Cookbooks by Laura Calder
    Thursday, September 26  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook French Food at Home by Laura Calder 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.
  • Vegetable Cookbooks
    Thursday, October 24  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Martha Stewart's Vegetables 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.

 

All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!

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

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an evening with Lam Wong, Griffin Art Projects’ artist-in-residence!

Lam Wong presents his installation in the exhibition Person/ne at Griffin Art Projects, accompanied by a series of tea ceremony performances. Wong is a contemporary artist, designer, and curator based in Vancouver. His interest is rooted in regional West Coast art history, with an emphasis on the evolution of painting and its avant-garde narrative. Wong’s approach blends Eastern philosophies and challenges the notion of painting.  

An immigrant from Hong Kong in the 1980s, he studied art history, design, and painting in B.C. and Alberta. Wong sees art making as an on-going spiritual practice, often focusing on the perception of reality, the meaning of art, and the relationships between time, memory and space. At Griffin Art Projects, Wong has created and performed his “間/ MA Trilogy”, a three-part series of tea ceremony performances taking place within the framework of the exhibition Person/ne. Wong has a family history with the art of tea for over 15 generations, and creates performances situation his art practice within traditions of Chinese-style tea ceremony (gongfu cha) and tea meditation.

In partnership with Griffin Art Projects 

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

Coming Up: 

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grab your brooms and fly down to the Library for a wizarding afternoon!

Come meet fellow wizards and witches at the library – we’re showing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and there will be a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt to test your knowledge. No registration required! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

Drop in! No registration required.

 

Location:
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Stop by the Library for some creepy crafts and spooky stories to celebrate the most spooktacular day of the year! For school-aged children.

Drop in! No regsitration required. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hey kids—do you love Lego toys? We do too! 

Swing by the Library for an open Lego session. It’s FUN and FREE. We’ll provide the Lego and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you like! For ages 4-12.

No registration required

Location:
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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