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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

The session will start at 1:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 12:50pm to test your technology. 

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

 

Location:
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge of our time. Human activity has already warmed the planet by one degree Celsius relative to pre-industrial times, and we are feeling the effects through record heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding. Join climate scientist expert Michael Mann to learn about the basic scientific principles behind climate change and global warming. We need to understand the science in order to solve the broader environmental, societal and economic changes that climate change is bringing. 

Participants will:

  • Develop a deep scientific understanding of HOW the climate system has been changing;

  • Articulate WHY the climate system is changing;

  • Understand the nature of these changes;

  • Develop a systems thinking approach to analyzing the impacts of climate change on both natural and human systems.

The course covers the basic principles of atmospheric science, methods of climate data collection and tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. It introduces basic climate modeling and explores the impact of various greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. Finally, it outlines the impacts of climate change on environmental, social, economic and human systems, from coral reefs and sea level rise to urban infrastructure. The course follows the general outline of the 5th Assessement Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

For more information go to: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact | edX

 

No MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Jump in at any point.
 

Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email leev@nvdpl.ca  or myhillm@nvdpl.ca for more information

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? 
 
Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals?
 
Join us via Zoom! Simply click the link every Wednesday to 2:30pm to access. 
 
 
Meeting ID: 831 2292 7288
Passcode: 829811
 
Location:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join Facilitator Michael Wood for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs. Michael guides us through discussion and navigation of the often murky waters of global current events! 

  To join the meeting, click here

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

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

 

Location:
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

The session will start at 1:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 12:50pm to test your technology. 

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

 

Location:
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Put your philosopher's hat on and head into a Zoom call to discuss relevant social issues!

 
Come join our regular SFU Philosophers’ Café host Reema Faris for a discussion on topical social issues
 
  • January 24: It’s a new year! Reflecting on events of the past year and this past month, what are your predictions for 2022 as you survey the media landscape, the rollercoaster of politics, and the buzz and hype of culture and society?
  • February 28: You get a vote and you get a vote and you get a vote! BC municipal elections will be held on October 15, 2022. What are the top issues in your municipality and what are the major issues facing cities, towns, and districts in the next four years?
  • March 28: On the front lines! In this age of information saturation, with local news under threat, where are the lines between activism and journalism, truth and misinformation, consensus-building and polarization?
  • April 25: Teetering on the edge! One of the features of what many describe as late stage capitalism is that work has become increasingly precarious for many. What do you see as the opportunities and threats of the continuing changes to the structure of labour in our world and around the globe?
 
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. 
 
No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09
 
 
Location:
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge of our time. Human activity has already warmed the planet by one degree Celsius relative to pre-industrial times, and we are feeling the effects through record heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding. Join climate scientist expert Michael Mann to learn about the basic scientific principles behind climate change and global warming. We need to understand the science in order to solve the broader environmental, societal and economic changes that climate change is bringing. 

Participants will:

  • Develop a deep scientific understanding of HOW the climate system has been changing;

  • Articulate WHY the climate system is changing;

  • Understand the nature of these changes;

  • Develop a systems thinking approach to analyzing the impacts of climate change on both natural and human systems.

The course covers the basic principles of atmospheric science, methods of climate data collection and tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. It introduces basic climate modeling and explores the impact of various greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. Finally, it outlines the impacts of climate change on environmental, social, economic and human systems, from coral reefs and sea level rise to urban infrastructure. The course follows the general outline of the 5th Assessement Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

For more information go to: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact | edX

 

No MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Jump in at any point.
 

Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email leev@nvdpl.ca  or myhillm@nvdpl.ca for more information

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
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. 
 
TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person at Capilano Library, except for the January meeting.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info. 
 
Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.
 
 
 

UPDATE: The January 25 meeting will now take place online via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00pm. 

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Get together (in person or virtually) with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test!

Every month we’ll select a new cookbook or cookbook author 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!

This month we are cooking from Jikoni by Ravinder Bhogal.

A copy of the book will be available at Capilano Library. Come have a look and pick out a recipe to try!

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

This meeting will take place in person at Capilano Library AND on Zoom. What you’ll need to join the Zoom meeting: 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. 

Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.

 

Location:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? 
 
Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals?
 
Join us via Zoom! Simply click the link every Wednesday to 2:30pm to access. 
 
 
Meeting ID: 831 2292 7288
Passcode: 829811
 
Location:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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, except for the January 26 meeting.

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

Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID. 

 

UPDATE: The January 26 meeting will take place online via Zoom. 

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

 

Location:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Each month the Armchair Detectives Society selects a different mystery series. You can read one or all of the books in the series and then join fellow mystery-lovers to discuss! You can find many of the titles at the library or on Libby.

Here are our upcoming meetings:

 

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

This meeting will be held at Capilano Library AND on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend via Zoom: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.

 

Location:
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

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

 

Location:
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then discuss it! We will be watching documentaries that touch on social, cultural, political, and global issues. Then, we’ll have an open discussion and exchange of ideas over the film’s topic.

 

In the Land of Dreamers

Saturday, January 29 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

In the Land of Dreamers tells the story of a 16 million-acre wilderness area in northeast British Columbia called the Muskwa-Kechika (M-K). Stewarded by indigenous peoples for thousands of years, the region is the last intact wilderness area of its kind with more biodiversity, and in greater abundance, than anywhere in North America—and very few know it exists. The story follows Ryan Dickie, a Dene-Kwagul photographer and filmmaker from Fort Nelson, and Wayne Sawchuck, a logger turned environmentalist and guide, as they journey by horseback into the M-K to explore the symbolism of Dechinn: an ancestral Dene marker erected by Dreamers from centuries past that safeguarded sacred areas to fall back on in the case their peoples ever came across hard times. Ryan starts to see the symbolism of the Dechinn as the key to ensure long-term protection for species, spaces and deepening his own relationship with his culture. Though they each grew up in industry (Ryan in Oil & Gas, Wayne in logging), they reflect on change: both the internal fight for it and the external changes of the future.
 

 

This meeting will be held on Zoom. You can watch the film with the group at 2:00pm, or watch on your own and join us 5-10 minutes before 3:00pm for a great discussion!

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

 

Location:
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 2:00pm to 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

The session will start at 1:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 12:50pm to test your technology. 

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

 

Location:
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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