Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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 at Parkgate Library in the Enid Dearing room! 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
Until April 8, 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, June 29, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

To join the event tonight at 7pm, use this Zoom link: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89909007799?pwd=T0tnTU84TUNGSFViNEZQNkNoY1ZEZz09

 
Join Aaron Purdy to learn all about the whales in our waters!
 
Discover tips and tricks for identifying BC’s common cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), hear about recent nearby sightings, and learn about the threats these animals face. Find out how Ocean Wise helps to mitigate these threats discover how you can become a citizen scientist by submitting your cetacean sightings on your next coastal adventure. After this talk, you will have all the tools you need to jump in and do your part to protect BC’s cetaceans!
 
Aaron joined Ocean Wise in 2019 as the Outreach and Education Lead for the Southern Vancouver Island Cetacean Research Initiative. He works to promote the BC Cetacean Sightings Network, educate BC residents about whale conservation, and coordinate community-led research in the Southern Vancouver Island area. Since completing his BSc in Zoology from the University of Calgary, Aaron has worked both as a researcher and educator in the non-profit sector. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2019 with a MSc in Zoology where he studied the diving physiology of Steller sea lions.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
 
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.
 
Location:
Wednesday, June 29, 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.

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.

(zoom 3)

Location:
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 our 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, July 5, 2022 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

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 our 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, July 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:15pm

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

Meeting ID: 899 3164 3262

Passcode: 655373

 

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

Location:
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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.

 

For more information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or email gomezv@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Beat the heat and enjoy some literacy-based play in our program room!

We’ll provide toys and books – bring your little ones and enjoy a cool space to connect and play with other families. 

Designed for ages 0-5.

 

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 for more information.

Location:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 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.

 

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.

(zoom 3)

Location:
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 our 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, July 12, 2022 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

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 our 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, July 12, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:15pm

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

Meeting ID: 899 3164 3262

Passcode: 655373

 

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

Location:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Beat the heat and enjoy some literacy-based play in our program room!

We’ll provide toys and books – bring your little ones and enjoy a cool space to connect and play with other families. 

Designed for ages 0-5.

 

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 for more information.

Location:
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 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.

 

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.

(zoom 3)

Location:
Monday, July 18, 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
 
  • CANCELLED May 30: With the news that bombards us daily and the personal tragedies that unexpectedly arise, what role does grief play in our lives and how do we manage it in order to remain hopeful about the future?
  • June 27: It's Father's Day month -- yet another in the endless array of commercially-generated celebrations! Why are these events so successful, what inequities do they obscure, and should we be concerned about the idealized, normative standards they uphold?
  • July 25: July 1 was Canada Day and it was commemorated in the usual fashion. How did you mark the occasion and what are the issues you think about now when you think about Canada?
 
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, July 18, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 our 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, July 19, 2022 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

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 our 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, July 19, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:15pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sydney Dixon, marine biologist with Pacific Wild, will join us to describe the amazing story of how sea otter populations are recovering and thriving on the coast of BC.
 
Sydney is a marine biologist, educator, and conservationist born and raised on the coast of British Columbia. Based in Victoria B.C., Sydney has joined the team at Pacific Wild and is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge and passion for the marine environment with a talented team of coworkers and a diverse audience. Sydney is pursuing an M.Sc. at the University of Victoria and, in her spare time, captains a vessel running marine tours.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.
 
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.
 
Location:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Beat the heat and enjoy some literacy-based play in our program room!

We’ll provide toys and books – bring your little ones and enjoy a cool space to connect and play with other families. 

Designed for ages 0-5.

 

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 for more information.

Location:
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 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.

 

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.

(zoom 3)

Location:
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 our 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, July 26, 2022 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

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