Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Bring the family to have photos taken in front of our StoryLab green screen and we’ll supply the seasonal magic!

Choose from one of five festive backgrounds. We’ll email the file to you so you can share it with friends to spread holiday cheer.

Drop by between 10:00am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:00pm.

 

No registration required. Call 604-990-5800, ext 8139 for more information.
 
Maximum 6 participants in the studio at once with a NVDPL staff helper.
 
 
Location:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Calling all puzzlers – it’s time to assemble! (both yourselves and a jigsaw puzzle).

Get together a team of up to four people, and then register to compete in our afternoon Puzzle-a-Thon! Each table will get a 1000-, 750-, or 500-piece puzzle, and whoever finishes firstin their category, or gets the most done in the time allotted, will win prizes to take home! All runners up will receive discount coupons for BC Playthings in Edgemont Village.

Teams should have at least one adult or teen, but children are welcome to participate and join in on the fun!

While the event runs from 1-5pm, your team may finish much earlier and there is no pressure to stay the entire time. Your team is welcome to bring snacks and drinks to power your puzzling.

 

Questions? Please contact Sara at oremlands@nvdpl.ca

Registration required. Please call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to register by November 19th.

 

 

Location:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Knit Night is back and welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at the Parkgate Branch for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Bring the family to have photos taken in front of our StoryLab green screen and we’ll supply the seasonal magic!

Choose from one of five festive backgrounds. We’ll email the file to you so you can share it with friends to spread holiday cheer.

Drop by between 10:00am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:00pm.

 

No registration required. Call 604-990-5800, ext 8139 for more information.
 
Maximum 6 participants in the studio at once with a NVDPL staff helper.
 
 
Location:
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
In this program we will explore several ways of creatively wrapping gifts!
 
Two of the lessons will be through the library resource CreativeBug, which offers online arts and crafts workshops from expert crafters.
 
Materials will be provided.
 
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 
 
Location:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Knit Night is back and welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at the Parkgate Branch for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
People crave and seek out great stories almost as much as food and water. We all have a story to tell, and some of us need to share them.
 
Join award-winning author Karen Harmon for an informative two-part workshop that will make you think and feel. She will introduce the ideas and concepts that have made her three books successful and relatable. 
 
Karen will cover strategies for engaging the reader from the start and the importance of writing for the reader and yourself. In addition, she will discuss maneuvering around family and friends, building trust with the reader and fears around vulnerability. Finally, she has practical tools for writer's block, articulate vocabulary and being creative with your writing.
 
Memoir Writing will also include a practical blueprint for your front and back cover, epilogue, and prologue with a list of take-home tools and how to publish your memoir. 
 
Karen’s upbeat public speaking abilities will encourage and motivate you to turn your dream into a reality. In addition, she aims to equip and inspire you to get your account out to the world.
 
 
Bio:
 
Karen Harmon is a Canadian award-winning non-fiction writer, Public Speaker, BCRPA Fitness Instructor, SEA Special Education Assistant, mother and wife. Her books Looking for Normal, Where is My Happy Ending - A Journey of No Regrets and Fat and Beautiful - A Story of Love, Pain and Courage are true-story accounts of family dysfunction, mental health issues, addiction, and diversity. Her stories are heartbreaking and heartwarming, comical and informative. Karen works and lives in North Vancouver.
 
 
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 
 
 
Location:
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
People crave and seek out great stories almost as much as food and water. We all have a story to tell, and some of us need to share them.
 
Join award-winning author Karen Harmon for an informative two-part workshop that will make you think and feel. She will introduce the ideas and concepts that have made her three books successful and relatable. 
 
Karen will cover strategies for engaging the reader from the start and the importance of writing for the reader and yourself. In addition, she will discuss maneuvering around family and friends, building trust with the reader and fears around vulnerability. Finally, she has practical tools for writer's block, articulate vocabulary and being creative with your writing.
 
Memoir Writing will also include a practical blueprint for your front and back cover, epilogue, and prologue with a list of take-home tools and how to publish your memoir. 
 
Karen’s upbeat public speaking abilities will encourage and motivate you to turn your dream into a reality. In addition, she aims to equip and inspire you to get your account out to the world.
 
 
Bio:
 
Karen Harmon is a Canadian award-winning non-fiction writer, Public Speaker, BCRPA Fitness Instructor, SEA Special Education Assistant, mother and wife. Her books Looking for Normal, Where is My Happy Ending - A Journey of No Regrets and Fat and Beautiful - A Story of Love, Pain and Courage are true-story accounts of family dysfunction, mental health issues, addiction, and diversity. Her stories are heartbreaking and heartwarming, comical and informative. Karen works and lives in North Vancouver.
 
 
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information. 
 
 
Location:
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Location:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Knit Night is welcoming needle workers of all kinds!
 
Looking for company while your hands are busy with yarn or textiles? Gather at Parkgate Library for a friendly evening of knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, felting, tatting, embroidery, hand quilting or other fiber arts. Share your projects and passions with kindred spirits.
 
 
No registration required. This event takes place in the Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Parkgate Library.
 
For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email myhillm@nvdpl.ca 
 
Location:
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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