Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

The C.I.A is recruiting undercover spies to track down agent-in-training Ben Ripley!

We need your super spy skills to stealth around outside the library, find Ben’s silhouette, and decode his secret message.

Once you have unlocked the secret message, return your answer to the Capilano Library Information Desk to enter a prize draw.

No registration required. For more information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8172.


Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Looking for a fun summer activity? Register to receive a mystery craft bag! Inside each bag will be a surprise art project, complete with instructions and art supplies.

We will contact registrants for more details on when they can pick up their craft bag from their local NVDPL library.

Then, return your craft to the Capilano Library before August 21st (or soon after!) and we will display your art in the children’s department.

Like video DIYs? Watch our Summer Reading Club Assistant, Elina, complete the craft on the NVDPL YouTube channel. Links to the videos will be included in your craft bag!

The mystery crafts are targeted for children anywhere between grade K to grade 2, but anyone can participate!

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8172.



Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Test out new recipes and Cook the Books with us!

Get together (virtually) with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test!


This month's pick:  sweet or savoury fruit recipe(s)


Summer is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner.  Let us celebrate the seasons creating a sweet or savoury fruit dish. We'll get together with fellow enthusiasts on Zoom sharing our baking/cooking experiences.  

All ages, seasoned or beginners are welcome to join the savoury conversation!

Registration is required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

The event will take place on Zoom.  What you'll need:  a computer with mircrophone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet.  A Zoom link will be emailed to you 2 or 3 days before the event.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Introducing NVDPL’s Teen Summer Book Boxes! 
How it works: When you sign up, you’ll receive a box of library books and goodies specifically picked out for you!
What’s in the box:
  • 5 library books picked just for you 
  • 1 Advanced Reader Copy or book sale book that you can KEEP forever
  • A tasty treat
  • A fun summer activity or craft
  • Other fun swag
How do I pick up my box? You’ll receive an email when your box is ready to pick up, around the 1st of the month. Boxes will be in the holds area of each branch, and clearly labelled with your name. The books in the box are already checked out to you, so you can just grab the box and go.
Who can sign up: Teen Book Boxes are available to anyone ages 12-18.
How do I sign up: If you’d like to receive a teen book box, you must sign up through the online registration form by clicking “Register” near the top of this page. You must sign up by the 15th of each month in order to receive the next month’s box. On the 15th of the month, you’ll receive an email with a survey asking about book preferences and food allergies – please fill it out asap!
Can I sign up for multiple months? Yes – we’ll be offering book boxes in July, August, and September. This is not an ongoing subscription, so you must register each month for each box you’d like to receive. Registrations close on the 15th of each month,   
Returning your books and boxes: Please return your library books and the boxes to the library when you are finished. The book boxes cannot be returned through the book drop; bring them inside and hand them to someone at the Circulation Desk. The library books will be due back at the library three weeks after you check them out.  The rest of the box’s contents are yours to keep!
Register by August 15th!
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:00am

This Month's pick:  a cookbook of a country you would like to visit.

You are on a private jet waiting for take off to a destination you always wanted to visit.  A flight attendant has given you your favourite drink and as you take a sip, ZAP!  You find yourself back to reality, standing inside the library looking at cookbooks of the country you wish to visit.  Test our worldly recipes and get together with fellow food enthusiasts sharing baking/cooking experiences.  We will meet at the Parkgate Library in the Enid Dearing Room. 

Registration is required (space is limited).  Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Calling all Junior Chefs!  Grab an apron, a cookbook and join other aspiring chefs on Zoom!

Welcome back to school!  Your class is having a party.  HOO! YOO!  What food item are you taking to the party?  Something sweet, savoury or both?  Bring pencil and paper to participate in a Food Trivia. All ages are welcome!  Join the party and register for a Zoom link which will be emailed to you 2 to 3 days before the event. 

We're hosting this virtual program on Zoom.  What you'll need to attend:  A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required.  Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext.8166.

Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm