Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
 
• Saturday, November 23 | 10:00am-12:00pm
 
• Tuesday, November 26 | 5:30pm-7:15pm
 
• Saturday, November 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm*
*last chance to make the 50,000 word count!

Check the calendar for more Write-Ins this November

Location:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

School’s out early! Looking for fun activities for the whole family on early school dismissal days?

Drop in to the library to play with Lego, take yourself on a library scavenger hunt make a craft, or relax and read. The choice is yours! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

For ages 6 and up. No registration required!

 

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm 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, November 20, 2019 - 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, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
 
• Tuesday, November 26 | 5:30pm-7:15pm
 
• Saturday, November 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm*
*last chance to make the 50,000 word count!

Check the calendar for more Write-Ins this November

Location:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Swing by the Library for an open Lego session. It’s FUN and FREE. We’ll provide the Lego and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you like! For ages 4-12.

No registration required

Location:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
 
• Saturday, November 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm*
*last chance to make the 50,000 word count!

Check the calendar for more Write-Ins this November

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:15pm

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, November 27, 2019 - 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:

  • Vegetable Cookbooks
    Thursday, October 24  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Martha Stewart's Vegetables 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.
     
  • Appetizer Cookbooks
    Thursday, November 28  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly New Finger Food 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.
     
  • One-Pot DIsh Casserole Cookbooks
    Thursday, January 23 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals by Rose Murray is available at the Information Desk for you to choose recipes you'd like to try - just ask 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, November 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an evening with authors  Mary Tasi and Wade Baker!

Mary Tasi and Wade Baker present their journey of cultural research and their book The Hidden Journals. The book was presented to the Victoria Legislature for excellence in primary source research, bringing new perspectives to history. Through primary archival research and oral indigenous knowledge, the lost narratives of the Captain Vancouver era are highlighted through an indigenous perspective.

About Mary Tasi and Wade Baker

Tasi and Baker are both deep believers in art’s power to bring communities together. Through her city-planning and art consultancy, Tasi has worked with the City of North Vancouver and Squamish Nation to create the “Gateway to Ancient Wisdom” at the North Shore Spirit Trail. Baker, an oral history expert, sculptor and graphic designer, enjoys creating large public art sculptures influenced by the rich artistic legacy he inherited from his lineage of ancient Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Tlingit, and Haida nobility.

In partnership with Griffin Art Projects.

Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come work on your novel! It's your last chance to make the 50,000 word count! 

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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, December 3, 2019 - 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, December 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Congratulations! You wrote a first draft of a novel...now what? 

Come hear from author Janine Cross on the next steps after completing your first draft of a novel!

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.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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, December 11, 2019 - 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, December 12, 2019 - 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, December 18, 2019 - 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, December 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Get your craft on this holiday season!

Get creative and make a card or gift for your friends and family.

No registration is required. Just drop in!

Location:
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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:

  • Vegetable Cookbooks
    Thursday, October 24  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Martha Stewart's Vegetables 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.
     
  • Appetizer Cookbooks
    Thursday, November 28  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly New Finger Food 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.
     
  • One-Pot DIsh Casserole Cookbooks
    Thursday, January 23 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals by Rose Murray is available at the Information Desk for you to choose recipes you'd like to try - just ask 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, December 26, 2019 - 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, January 8, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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, January 15, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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, January 22, 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:

  • Vegetable Cookbooks
    Thursday, October 24  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Martha Stewart's Vegetables 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.
     
  • Appetizer Cookbooks
    Thursday, November 28  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly New Finger Food 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.
     
  • One-Pot DIsh Casserole Cookbooks
    Thursday, January 23 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals by Rose Murray is available at the Information Desk for you to choose recipes you'd like to try - just ask 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, January 23, 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, January 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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