Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Comics and graphic novels are finally being taken seriously as an artform and it's about time! The narrative magic created when words combine with pictures can be an incredible reading experience.

We invite you to try your hand at this artform whether you are a regular doodler or haven't tried drawing since you were a kid - you will get a lot of guidance and support from instructor and professional artist Kathleen Gros!

This is a four-part workshop and participation at all four sessions is strongly requested. See below for workshop details!

 

Session One: Sunday, March 7 | 2pm-3:30pm

  • Theme: Generating Ideas/Storytelling
    • Talk through ideas of storytelling & how to build a short comic from an initial idea.

Session Two: Sunday, March 14 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Composition
    • Talk through strategies for panel layouts, and how the eye is directed around the page.
    • As well as how different choices can elicit different reactions from the reader.

Session Three: Sunday, March 21 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Inking & Colouring
    • Talk through concepts of colour theory & different methods of bringing a comic to a “finished” state.

Session Four: Sunday, March 28 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Share your comic with other attendees! 
  • Open Q&A geared towards the specific attendees' interests.

 

Suggested Supplies:

The following items will help you make the most of this workshop. Please contact the below number or email [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about supplies.

  • Some loose paper—printer paper is fine. You could also get a 9x12 pad of bristol if you wanted to try out a more “professional” type of paper. However printer paper is absolutely fine!
  • Pencils (any type between HB & 3H)
  • 2 fine liner pens (0.7 + 0.3 size) and a brush pen
  • Something to colour with—coloured pencils/pencil crayons recommended
  • A ruler
  • An eraser

Instructor information: Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. She is the creator behind JO: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of). She sits on the board of the charitable organization, the Cloudscape Comics Society. Find more of her work at kagcomix.com

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Comics and graphic novels are finally being taken seriously as an artform and it's about time! The narrative magic created when words combine with pictures can be an incredible reading experience.

We invite you to try your hand at this artform whether you are a regular doodler or haven't tried drawing since you were a kid - you will get a lot of guidance and support from instructor and professional artist Kathleen Gros!

This is a four-part workshop and participation at all four sessions is strongly requested. See below for workshop details!

 

Session One: Sunday, March 7 | 2pm-3:30pm

  • Theme: Generating Ideas/Storytelling
    • Talk through ideas of storytelling & how to build a short comic from an initial idea.

Session Two: Sunday, March 14 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Composition
    • Talk through strategies for panel layouts, and how the eye is directed around the page.
    • As well as how different choices can elicit different reactions from the reader.

Session Three: Sunday, March 21 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Inking & Colouring
    • Talk through concepts of colour theory & different methods of bringing a comic to a “finished” state.

Session Four: Sunday, March 28 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Share your comic with other attendees! 
  • Open Q&A geared towards the specific attendees' interests.

 

Suggested Supplies:

The following items will help you make the most of this workshop. Please contact the below number or email [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about supplies.

  • Some loose paper—printer paper is fine. You could also get a 9x12 pad of bristol if you wanted to try out a more “professional” type of paper. However printer paper is absolutely fine!
  • Pencils (any type between HB & 3H)
  • 2 fine liner pens (0.7 + 0.3 size) and a brush pen
  • Something to colour with—coloured pencils/pencil crayons recommended
  • A ruler
  • An eraser

Instructor information: Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. She is the creator behind JO: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of). She sits on the board of the charitable organization, the Cloudscape Comics Society. Find more of her work at kagcomix.com

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Looking for a ideas to create a socially conscious craft? Meet Zines!

Zines (pronounced zeen, as in maga-zine) are handmade publications that resemble little magazines or chapbooks. They’re a great place to share your ideas about the world, record your opinions, write your memoire, or start a comic.

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use basic materials to make a small zine, and then work on writing and illustrating our own chapbooks, with the option of contributing your zine to a future project at the library!

Teen Zines is open to young people ages 11-18.

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. 

Register online. For more information, email Jessie: [email protected]

Location:
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Comics and graphic novels are finally being taken seriously as an artform and it's about time! The narrative magic created when words combine with pictures can be an incredible reading experience.

We invite you to try your hand at this artform whether you are a regular doodler or haven't tried drawing since you were a kid - you will get a lot of guidance and support from instructor and professional artist Kathleen Gros!

This is a four-part workshop and participation at all four sessions is strongly requested. See below for workshop details!

 

Session One: Sunday, March 7 | 2pm-3:30pm

  • Theme: Generating Ideas/Storytelling
    • Talk through ideas of storytelling & how to build a short comic from an initial idea.

Session Two: Sunday, March 14 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Composition
    • Talk through strategies for panel layouts, and how the eye is directed around the page.
    • As well as how different choices can elicit different reactions from the reader.

Session Three: Sunday, March 21 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Inking & Colouring
    • Talk through concepts of colour theory & different methods of bringing a comic to a “finished” state.

Session Four: Sunday, March 28 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Share your comic with other attendees! 
  • Open Q&A geared towards the specific attendees' interests.

 

Suggested Supplies:

The following items will help you make the most of this workshop. Please contact the below number or email [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about supplies.

  • Some loose paper—printer paper is fine. You could also get a 9x12 pad of bristol if you wanted to try out a more “professional” type of paper. However printer paper is absolutely fine!
  • Pencils (any type between HB & 3H)
  • 2 fine liner pens (0.7 + 0.3 size) and a brush pen
  • Something to colour with—coloured pencils/pencil crayons recommended
  • A ruler
  • An eraser

Instructor information: Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. She is the creator behind JO: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of). She sits on the board of the charitable organization, the Cloudscape Comics Society. Find more of her work at kagcomix.com

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Calling all Junior Chefs! If you are between 8 to 10 years old, grab a cookbook, an apron and join other aspiring chefs on Zoom.  
 
It’s your birthday!! Bake and decorate a cake and we will help you blow out the candles. Choose a cake recipe from a library cookbook in the kid’s collection or from your home library cookbook collection.  All seasoned and beginner chefs are welcome. Put the icing on the cake and register for a Zoom link, which you will received a couple of days before we meet. 
 
Make sure you save a slice or two to show off or email a photo to [email protected] and we will share our baked morsels for everyone to see during our Zoom birthday party.  
 

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.

Location:
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Comics and graphic novels are finally being taken seriously as an artform and it's about time! The narrative magic created when words combine with pictures can be an incredible reading experience.

We invite you to try your hand at this artform whether you are a regular doodler or haven't tried drawing since you were a kid - you will get a lot of guidance and support from instructor and professional artist Kathleen Gros!

This is a four-part workshop and participation at all four sessions is strongly requested. See below for workshop details!

 

Session One: Sunday, March 7 | 2pm-3:30pm

  • Theme: Generating Ideas/Storytelling
    • Talk through ideas of storytelling & how to build a short comic from an initial idea.

Session Two: Sunday, March 14 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Composition
    • Talk through strategies for panel layouts, and how the eye is directed around the page.
    • As well as how different choices can elicit different reactions from the reader.

Session Three: Sunday, March 21 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Inking & Colouring
    • Talk through concepts of colour theory & different methods of bringing a comic to a “finished” state.

Session Four: Sunday, March 28 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Share your comic with other attendees! 
  • Open Q&A geared towards the specific attendees' interests.

 

Suggested Supplies:

The following items will help you make the most of this workshop. Please contact the below number or email [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about supplies.

  • Some loose paper—printer paper is fine. You could also get a 9x12 pad of bristol if you wanted to try out a more “professional” type of paper. However printer paper is absolutely fine!
  • Pencils (any type between HB & 3H)
  • 2 fine liner pens (0.7 + 0.3 size) and a brush pen
  • Something to colour with—coloured pencils/pencil crayons recommended
  • A ruler
  • An eraser

Instructor information: Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. She is the creator behind JO: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of). She sits on the board of the charitable organization, the Cloudscape Comics Society. Find more of her work at kagcomix.com

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

How will you tell your story? StoryLab is NVDPL’s new digital creation and storytelling facility at Lynn Valley Library.

In this quick virtual tour by Zoom, we will walk you around the fabulous new StoryLab facility and answer your questions. At this time, public bookings are limited due to COVID.

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. 

Register online. 

Location:
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

How will you tell your story? StoryLab is NVDPL’s new digital creation and storytelling facility at Lynn Valley Library.

In this quick virtual tour by Zoom, we will walk you around the fabulous new StoryLab facility and answer your questions. At this time, public bookings are limited due to COVID.

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. 

Register online. 

Location:
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 3:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm