Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Get your art on and tap into your creative side with NVDPL’s Drawtober Challenge!
 
We will give you a drawing prompt for each day in October, and your challenge is to draw something based on that prompt. It can be a doodle, a sketch, a one-panel comic – anything that is fairly quick and gets your creative juices flowing! Every Saturday during Drawtober, you will have the option to meet up with other participants over Zoom to share your work. You will also have the option to share your work with the group in a private digital space. 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. The Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.
 
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:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

If you love to cook and bake, grab a cookbook, an apron and join other aspiring Young Chefs for 30 minutes sharing our cooking/baking experiences.  This month create a scrumptious dish with pasta as your main ingredient.  Bring pencil and paper to participate in a Fun Food Facts Trivia.  All ages are welcome.  You will receive a Zoom link 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.

Location:
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Are you a book-loving teen who wants to get volunteer hours for improving the library?

Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you! We are a council of enthusiastic, kind teens who meet monthly to make the library a better place. The TAG tackles everything from décor and displays to offering insight on teen collections and library policies. Plus, there’s food!

TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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. 

 

Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
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:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Test out new recipes and Cook the Books with us!

Get together with fellow food enthusiasts and discussed our baking/cooking experiences for a hour.

This month's picks:  Cookbooks by Claire Tansey OR Aimee Wimbush-Bourque

                                               OR a cookbook from your own collection.

We will meet in the Enid Dearing Meeting Room on the 1st floor and registration is required.  Space is limited as we are social distancing and masks are required.

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext 8168.

Location:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Get your art on and tap into your creative side with NVDPL’s Drawtober Challenge!
 
We will give you a drawing prompt for each day in October, and your challenge is to draw something based on that prompt. It can be a doodle, a sketch, a one-panel comic – anything that is fairly quick and gets your creative juices flowing! Every Saturday during Drawtober, you will have the option to meet up with other participants over Zoom to share your work. You will also have the option to share your work with the group in a private digital space. 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. The Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.
 
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:
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Are you a book-loving teen who wants to get volunteer hours for improving the library?

Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you! We are a council of enthusiastic, kind teens who meet monthly to make the library a better place. The TAG tackles everything from décor and displays to offering insight on teen collections and library policies. Plus, there’s food!

TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This Month's pick:  Cookbooks by Andrew Weil OR Delia Smith OR a cookbook from your own cookbook collection.

Get together with fellow, food-enthusiasts and put recipes to the test.  We will meet in the Enid Dearing Room (1st floor at Parkgate Library) and share our cooking/baking experiences with each other.   Masks are required and no food is allowed in the library.

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

Location:
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Calling all Junior Chefs!  Grab a cookbook, a spoon, an apron and join other aspiring Chefs on Zoom for 30minutes.  It is Pizza Night!  Your pizza can be traditional, sweet or unusual --- a pizza face?  Bring pencil and paper to participate in a Fun Food Facts Trivia.  All ages are welcome!  You will receive a Zoom link 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

Location:
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dedicate some time to your writing project and drop in to Capilano Library for some creative concentration. Being in a room with other people working hard at writing can often feel inspiring! 
 
We will provide: motivation, wifi, power outlets for your laptop, and a quiet space for you to work on your project. 
 
 
Write a novel over the course of 30 days! Yes, you can do it! Really! 
 
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and NVDPL is here to support would-be-novelists’ dreams. How does it work? NaNoWriMo helps you start and continue the habit of daily writing. Throughout November, you can privately or publicly track how many words you write each day at nanowrimo.org. It only takes writing 1,667 words each day to equal a 50,000 word novel — that’s roughly the length of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men! 
 
The goal of NaNoWriMo is not to write the “perfect” novel, but to get you to write every day and try to finish the first draft of a novel. NVDPL will help you achieve this with a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. NaNoWriMo is about inspiration and personal accountability, but it is not writing help or a writing critique workshop.
 
 
No registration required. Masks will be required to attend a write-in. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Knit Night is back and welcoming needleworkers 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.

For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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