Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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. 
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Location:
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The wisdom of having a personal plan is often overlooked.

The Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute reviews three key legal documents you can use (Representation Agreements, Power of Attorney and Advance Directives) to express your wishes regarding personal care, certain financial matters and end of life care if you are no longer able to speak for yourself. They will also discuss the concept of advance care planning and the importance of having a Will.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Canadian Federation of University Women welcome anyone (you don’t have to be a female university graduate!) to drop-in and join their book club discussion.  Everyone is invited to join the discussion!Simply read the book before each meeting and drop in.

Check out what’s next on the reading list!

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:15pm 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this ongoing MOOC (massive open online course) on Anthropology of Current World Issues. This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

The course wants to challenge you to reflect on your own perspective when thinking about these issues, how you see the world, and how we all engage with difference and sameness on a daily basis.

Instructors will interview notable anthropologists and follow some around the world and into their field to explore the issues, the people they work with, and their place in the world.

You’ll learn:

  • The basic skills of the anthropological toolkit
  • How to better understand cultural differences and sameness
  • How to better engage in cultural comparison
  • How to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view
  • How to understand key anthropological concepts and methods
  • A knowledge and understanding of current world issues relating to identity, power and everyday life as experienced in a variety of places by a variety of people

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! We will start the course on August 6 and move through it chronologically for approximately 10 weeks, but you are free to jump in at any point!

Register online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2019-2020 Schedule for the Capilano Tuesday Evening Book Club
 
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson  Tuesday, September 24  7:30pm 
Transcription by Kate Atkinson Tuesday, October 22        7:30pm
Circe by Madeline Miller Tuesday, November 26  7:30pm 
The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong Tuesday, January 28        7:30pm 
There, There by Tommy Orange Tuesday, February 25  7:30pm 
The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir Tuesday, March 24  7:30pm 
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Tuesday, April 28  7:30pm 
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper Tuesday, May 26  7:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 15. After that, books will be available after meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to provide your email. 

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Do you like to experiment with new recipes and chat about your experiences? Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes!
 
Get together with your 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 the recipe (or two!) you’d like to try out. At the next meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe: what worked, what didn't? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better? Did it BOMB or is it now in your Favourites File? 
 
Next Meetings:
 

 

 

 

The Cookbook of the Month will be available at Capilano Library one month in advance of our meeting for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try— just ask at the Information Desk!

 
All are welcome to join us for this drop-in club— there’s no registration required.
 
For more information contact  (604) 987-4471. ext 8175.
Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Register in person or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

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, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)?  The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks.  If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Will your child be ready for high school math? Join Laurie Beesting, educator and author of Bridge the Gap Math™, for a jam-packed ideas and tips session on how to help your kids with math!

Laurie empowers parents to help their grade 4-7 students (or grade 8+ if they need to backtrack) feel confident in their intermediate math skills. She’ll walk us through the often-missing skills and concepts worth practicing for a successful school year.

Bridge the Gap Math™ is DIFFERENT to other math books—it contains JUST the often-missing-but-really-need-know-bits from grades 4-7. Laurie’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

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

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm 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:

  • Cookbooks by Laura Calder
    Thursday, September 26  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook French Food at Home by Laura Calder 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.
  • 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.

 

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, September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers! 

This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them!  Each month we will read and discuss the works of a specific mystery writer.  

Next Meetings:

Thursday, September 26th at 3:00pm 
The Cuckoo's Calling and other novels by Robert Galbraith 

 

Thursday, October 24th at 3:00pm
Novels of Elizabeth Peters | Amelia Peabody series

 

Thursday, November 28th at 3:00pm
Novels of Phillip Kerr | Bernie Gunther series

 

 

 

For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an evening with Sara-Jeanne Bourget, Griffin Art Projects’ artist-in-residence!

Bourget is the inaugural recipient of the Studio Residency Award, a new partnership between Griffin Art Projects and Emily Carr University. Continuing from her recent thesis project at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Bourget’s large scale works explore physical and conceptual interconnections between “Rocks, Paper, and Charcoal,” based on her geological explorations and the inherent materiality of both paper and the artist’s own handmade charcoal.

About Sara-Jeanne 
Sara-Jeanne Bourget was born in Lévis, Québec in 1988. She obtained her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University (2015) and her MFA from Emily Carr University (2019). In 2016, she took part in residency programs and exhibited her work in Finland, Quebec and Vermont. She is the recipient of two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in support of her work and studies. 

In partnership with Griffin Art Projects.

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

 

Coming Up: 

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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. 
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Location:
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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, October 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 9

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.

Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Spaces are limited! Register in person or call 604-987-471, ext. 8175

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2019-2020 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper Tuesday, October 1  2:30pm 
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson  Tuesday, November 5  2:30pm 
Transcription by Kate Atkinson Tuesday,December 3    2:30pm 
Circe by Madeline Miller Tuesday, February 4  2:30pm
The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong Tuesday, March 3  2:30pm 
There, There by Tommy Orange Tuesday, April 7  2:30pm 
The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir Tuesday, May 5    2:30pm 
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi  Tuesday, June 2  2:30pm

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 15. After that, books will be available after meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us as we learn more about the wildlife that shares the North Shore with us!

This presentation, led by the North Shore Black Bear Society’s Luci Cadman, will be covering basic bear biology, behaviour and how to respond in an encounter, along with the basics on coyotes, bobcats and cougars. 

The North Shore Black Bear Society, a non-profit organization, works in partnership with local and regional governments and other groups involved with black bears and bear attractant issues.

Register online or call 604-984-0266, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Register in person or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

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