Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Do you want to learn another language? You’re in luck! NVDPL provides access to Mango Languages for FREE. So where will you go Mango?

Mango Languages is an online resource that teaches practical conversation skills for the world’s most popular languages. From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Pirate to Shakespeare, Mango has  virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you don’t have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, "estoy aprendiendo español," or the Croatian, "učim hrvatski." Join us at this session to learn more about Mango Languages and how to use it!

Register online or call 604-984-086, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:30pm 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, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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

Drop into the Library for a fun, fantastic (and free!) program. We’ll provide the Lego, and your task will be to let your imagination run wild.

Play, create and experiment as you choose. For ages 4-12. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 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 Nigella Lawson
    Thursday, February 27 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Choose any of her books! The cookbook Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities 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. 

  • Cookbooks by Mark Bittman
    Thursday, March 26 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook How to grill everything:simple recipes for great flame-cooked foodis 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, February 27, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

 

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, March 3, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • Love’s Labour's Lost (2000)
    Wednesday, March 4 | 6:00pm-8:30pm OR Thursday, March 5 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

    A musical adaptation set in the 1930s! This movie tells the story of four best friends who swear off love. Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane, Adrian Lester, Matthew Lillard, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Timothy Spall.
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above.
 
Upcoming Films in the Shakespeare Discussion Series: 

 

Want more adaptations of Love's Labour's Lost?
 

The King and his friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to a life of study and avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Location:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Drop into the Library for a fun, fantastic (and free!) program. We’ll provide the Lego, and your task will be to let your imagination run wild.

Play, create and experiment as you choose. For ages 4-12. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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.  

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 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, March 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

It's Family Game Afternoon!

So put away your devices and join the Library for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, and fun! Bring the whole family - there is something for everyone!

Drop in. No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at the library for stories that are out of this world!

Come for some intergalactic stories and activities! Includes a video of astronauts reading in space! For ages 4 and up.

Drop in. No registration required.

Location:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Meet Jo the therapy dog! 

She’s a dog with a very big job here to read with you and answer any questions you have about her. So don't be afraid and come hang out with Jo!

Drop in, no registration required.

Location:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm 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, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
NVDPL is proud to present Spring Break Film Camp! Are you a youth in grade 6-8 nterested in making movies? Film Camp is a 5-day school break program at the Library where students in grades 6, 7 or 8 come to work with others and develop filmmaking skills. Participants use filmmaking equipment and with the help of filmmaking educators from the Cinematheque come together to make great stories for the screen! 

Under the guidance of professionals from The Cinematheque, you'll learn:
  • how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your video
  • how to hone ideas into a clear message and story on screen
  • how to nurture it into a script and translate it into a compelling story
Due to the importance of teamwork daily attendance is mandatory. Lunch is not included but some snacks may be provided. Participation release required prior to start.
 
Fee for camp is: $290 for a general application
Financial assistance is available for North Vancouver District residents through the District of North Vancouver’s Youth In Film Program. Fee reductions are made available at the 50%, 75% or 100% level for participants with a reference that can support their need, which might be financial need, being member of an underrepresented community, persons with physical or perceptual disability.
 
To learn more and to apply, please visit the Registration Page
 
Space is limited! Apply by February 18. 
Location:
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 9:30am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3:30pm

It's Family Game Afternoon!

So put away your devices and join the Library for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, and fun! Bring the whole family - there is something for everyone!

Drop in. No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The library loves babies! 

Join us to sing along with songs and rhymes, and play fun games. Connect with North Shore Community Resources, meet other families in the neighbourhood, and get your baby their very first library card!

Drop in. No registration required.

Location:
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 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 Nigella Lawson
    Thursday, February 27 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Choose any of her books! The cookbook Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities 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. 

  • Cookbooks by Mark Bittman
    Thursday, March 26 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook How to grill everything:simple recipes for great flame-cooked foodis 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, March 26, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

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

Location:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Having trouble staying focused? Come to Camp NaNoWriMo!

Whether you participated in NaNoWriMo this past November, or just want a little bit of motivation to work on a writing project, we’ve got a room ready for you to write. April is Camp NaNoWriMo, the more relaxed version of November NaNoWriMo. Work on any kind of writing goal you want, including revising! We will provide a cozy, quiet room to write in, along with some snacks and stickers to give you that tiny external reward for committing to writing.

Drop in! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Location:
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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