Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Use your creativity to incorporate discarded book pages into an art project of your choosing and you could win prizes and have your artwork displayed at the library!

To enter:

  1. Drop by the teen spaces at any NVDPL location in March to grab a bag full of discARTed book pages.
  2. Envision how you’d like to bring the pages to life (A painting? Sculpture? Collage? It’s up to you!
  3. Return your finished artwork to any NVDPL location with your entry form (included in the bag) by March 31.

That’s it! You'll be entered to win a Michaels gift card, book prizes, AND the winner's artwork will be displayed in the Capilano Library teen space.

Contest open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12.

Questions? Contact Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah at adamsr@nvdpl.ca

 

Location:
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00am

What will you make with your secret art supplies in a paper bag? 

Any time during Spring Break (while supplies last) you can pick up supplies at the Info Desk then get creating!

Just bring your imagination. For ages 5 and up. Drop in!

Location:
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

Bring Your building ideas to Capilano Library for a fun morning of LEGO Creation!

Don’t forget your library card – book bundles will be ready for you to take home after your program. 

For ages 5 and up. Drop in!

Location:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Do you love Lego? We do!

Join us for an afternoon of Lego building and creativity.

Drop in! Recommended for ages 4-12.

Location:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

What will you make with your secret art supplies in a paper bag? 

Come and create your own art surprise at the Library. Supplies provided; just bring your imagination! 

For ages 5 and up. Don’t forget your library card – book bundles will be ready for you to take home after your program!

Location:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Come for story time and stay and play with toys and board books – after storytime, parents are welcome to chat or check out some of our great book displays in the program room.

Drop in!

Location:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love Lego? We do!

Join us for an afternoon of Lego building and creativity.

Drop in! Recommended for ages 4-12.

Location:
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Use your creativity to incorporate discarded book pages into an art project of your choosing and you could win prizes and have your artwork displayed at the library!

To enter:

  1. Drop by the teen spaces at any NVDPL location in March to grab a bag full of discARTed book pages.
  2. Envision how you’d like to bring the pages to life (A painting? Sculpture? Collage? It’s up to you!
  3. Return your finished artwork to any NVDPL location with your entry form (included in the bag) by March 31.

That’s it! You'll be entered to win a Michaels gift card, book prizes, AND the winner's artwork will be displayed in the Capilano Library teen space.

Contest open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12.

Questions? Contact Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah at adamsr@nvdpl.ca

 

Location:
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:00am

What will you make with your secret art supplies in a paper bag? 

Any time during Spring Break (while supplies last) you can pick up supplies at the Info Desk then get creating!

Just bring your imagination. For ages 5 and up. Drop in!

Location:
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

Bring Your building ideas to Capilano Library for a fun morning of LEGO Creation!

Don’t forget your library card – book bundles will be ready for you to take home after your program. 

For ages 5 and up. Drop in!

Location:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Think your life is too busy to commit to writing? Come join us to get the motivation, inspiration, and positive peer-pressure to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about trying to finish an entire novel in a month – but April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is the more laid-back, less intimidating version of the program. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come to our write-ins for motivation and encouragement! Just bring your laptop and/or pen & paper and we’ll provide the inspiration!

Session 1
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the first session, we’ll learn about Camp NaNoWriMo, engage in some writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, make a commitment to our writing goals, and hear from two authors about their writing processes and advice: Rae Knightly, author of The Alien Skill Series, and John Mavin, author of Rage.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).


Session 3
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).

Session 4

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress, celebrate our accomplishments, share our favorite bit of writing (optional), make commitments to next steps, and get advice from author Janine Cross, author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are welcome! Attend one or all sessions.

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Love crafts? Learn how to make friendship bracelets and create your button to take home. Supplies provided.

For ages 7 and up. Don’t forget your library card – book bundles will be ready for you to take home after your program!

Location:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Come for story time and stay and play with toys and board books – after storytime, parents are welcome to chat or check out some of our great book displays in the program room.

Drop in!

Location:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a fun, parent-directed hour. We will provide the books, puppets and supplies you need to create your own mini-storytime!

All ages. Drop in.

Location:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you love Lego? We do!

Join us for an afternoon of Lego building and creativity.

Drop in! Recommended for ages 4-12.

Location:
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 Meetings:

  • Cookbooks by Lynn Crawford

    Thursday, March 28 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library

    Choose any of her books! The cookbook Pitchin' In will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try- just ask staff at the Information desk.

 

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 Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Bring your favourite blanket, pillow and stuffie and get building a family reading fort! 

We’ll provide tablecloths, clothes pegs and clips for you to create a cozy reading fort in the children’s area of the library. Bring a flashlight to make things extra cozy for reading in your fort.

For all ages. Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Do you love Lego? We do!

Join us for an afternoon of Lego building and creativity.

Drop in! Recommended for ages 4-12.

Location:
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Use your creativity to incorporate discarded book pages into an art project of your choosing and you could win prizes and have your artwork displayed at the library!

To enter:

  1. Drop by the teen spaces at any NVDPL location in March to grab a bag full of discARTed book pages.
  2. Envision how you’d like to bring the pages to life (A painting? Sculpture? Collage? It’s up to you!
  3. Return your finished artwork to any NVDPL location with your entry form (included in the bag) by March 31.

That’s it! You'll be entered to win a Michaels gift card, book prizes, AND the winner's artwork will be displayed in the Capilano Library teen space.

Contest open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12.

Questions? Contact Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah at adamsr@nvdpl.ca

 

Location:
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:00am

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, April 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Think your life is too busy to commit to writing? Come join us to get the motivation, inspiration, and positive peer-pressure to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about trying to finish an entire novel in a month – but April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is the more laid-back, less intimidating version of the program. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come to our write-ins for motivation and encouragement! Just bring your laptop and/or pen & paper and we’ll provide the inspiration!

Session 1
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the first session, we’ll learn about Camp NaNoWriMo, engage in some writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, make a commitment to our writing goals, and hear from two authors about their writing processes and advice: Rae Knightly, author of The Alien Skill Series, and John Mavin, author of Rage.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).


Session 3
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).

Session 4

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress, celebrate our accomplishments, share our favorite bit of writing (optional), make commitments to next steps, and get advice from author Janine Cross, author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are welcome! Attend one or all sessions.

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

Location:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

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

Location:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Celebrate 20 years of the North Shore Writers Festival! 
 
Join us for a full day of events, brought to you by your North Shore public libraries –  North Vancouver District , North Vancouver City, and West Vancouver Memorial – as well as by the North Shore News, Recorded Books, Pulpfiction Books,and Friends Groups of the North Shore Libraries.
 
Location:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 7:00pm

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