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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Update: please note the start time of this program is 2:00pm. Our e-newsletter incorrectly stated this program takes place at 6:00pm. 

Join us as we listen to and discuss Wade Davis’ 2009 CBC Massey Lectures series The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World ! Wade Davis will join us for the last session to discuss where we go from here.

In Polynesia, we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon we meet the descendants of a true lost civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. We then travel to Nepal, where we encounter a wisdom hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. Finally, we settle in Borneo, where the last rainforest nomads struggle to survive.

Understanding the lessons of this journey will be our mission for the next century. For at risk is the human legacy -- a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalogue of the imagination. Rediscovering a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit, as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our time.

Wade Davis is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker whose work has taken him from the Amazon to Tibet, Africa to Australia, and Polynesia to the Arctic.

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:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

Many of us know the benefits of preparing for our one-day, some-day death. But sometimes it’s hard to get started. All this planning-ahead business feels overwhelming and fragmented. 

 
Based on three tools from Willow’s holistic and pragmatic workbook, 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death, this event will guide you to explore the reality of your mortality in a fun and interactive workshop. Making sense of life and death before making practical arrangements will ensure that your end-of-life planning reflects your values and priorities. Whether you have days or decades left to live, thinking about and preparing for your death will inspire you to live your best life now.
 
In this workshop you will:
  • Articulate your core values and how they impact your living and dying.
  • Get present to your hopes and fears around your inevitable death.
  • Gain some clarity about who and what matter most.
  • Become inspired to get into action around how to live and die well.
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 or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At each meeting, we’ll discuss the books and pick our read for the coming month!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

ARC Book Club is available for teens grade 7-12.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at [email protected] for more information.

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.

Location:
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm
Join us for a wide-ranging, open discussion of current events throughout the world with host Michael Wood.

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.

To join the meeting, click here

Location:
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Canada has more glacier ice than anywhere except Greenland and Antarctica. While much of that ice is in the country’s Arctic region, hundreds of glaciers and ice fields are found in the Rocky, Selkirk, Purcell, Monashee, Cariboo and Coast mountain ranges.

And while they are melting, those glaciers are also fascinating, dynamic places where people pursue adventures, run businesses, conduct scientific studies and create art, photography, films and even books, all year round.

Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers is just such a book. Join author Lynn Martel as she shares captivating stories from western Canada’s glaciers, from a mother/daughter duo who spent five months skiing across ice fields from Squamish to Skagway, to scientists discovering biofilms living deep inside glacier caverns, to protesters camping for weeks to protect their beloved local glacier.

With gorgeous, eye popping images by some of the country’s best outdoor photographers, Lynn shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of Canada’s glaciers, and poses questions about their future.

Lynn Martel has written about the people and places of western Canada’s mountain community for 25 years. Her work has appeared in explore, Gripped, Canadian Geographic and Canadian Rockies Annual magazines, among many other publications. A popular presenter, she was a featured guest of the 2020 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. A skilled outdoor photographer, experienced backcountry explorer and hiking guide, Stories of Ice is her third book. 

www.lynnmartel.ca

Location:
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

An Oscar-nominated tale of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant building a new life in 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland for the shores of New York City and is soon swept up by the intoxicating charms of new love. When circumstances back home require her to return unexpectedly, she must choose between two countries and the lives - and loves - that exist within. Released in 2015.

 

We will be meeting at 2pm to discuss the film, which you will need to watch on your own time beforehand. All movies are streaming for FREE on NVDPL’s movie streaming service Kanopy. This service is available to anyone residing in North Vancouver District.  Please note that your access to Kanopy is limited to 4 films per calendar month.  Link to Kanopy information and instructions: https://nvdpl.ca/accessing-kanopy 

NVDPL Kanopy link to the film: https://nvdpl.kanopy.com/video/brooklyn-0

NVDPL DVD link: https://nvdpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/728156032

NVDPL BluRay link: https://nvdpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/728251032

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.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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. 

Location:
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 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 11: Happy New Year! What are you expecting to see in 2021, whether personally or professionally?
     
  • January 25: Is that true?: What do you think fiction reveals about truth and reality and how is that different from other genres of writing?
     
  • February 8: Love me, love me not: In what ways does the annual Valentine’s Day narrative and experience elevate or dash your thoughts of love and romance?
     
  • February 22: Thirty Days: One month after the US inauguration, what’s your analysis of the first month of the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts?
     
  • March 8: All Hail the Sisterhood! On this International Women’s Day, what’s your assessment of the current status of women, with regard to their rights, privileges, and power, in Canada and around the world?
     
  • March 22: A Season for All Things: With the official start of spring and the Easter celebrations ahead, what are your strategies for fresh starts and new beginnings?
     
  • April 12: Planet Care: As Earth Day approaches, what steps are you taking to contribute to environmental consciousness and what do you think our policy makers should be doing?
     
  • April 26: I love Paris in the Springtime: Since the start of the pandemic, travel plans and opportunities have been severely restricted. Which parts of the world does the magic carpet of your imagination carry you to and why to those locations?

No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. 

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. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09

Location:
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then connect via Zoom to 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.

The A.I. Race               
Thursday, March 11 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

How will artificial Intelligence change your job? New research shows how much of what you do could be done by robots. The AI Race provides insights on how the workplace will change in the coming years and it’s not just physical labour, professions like law and medicine could change just as much. The AI Race brings workers face to face with AI experts to quiz them about what the future might look like and how they can prepare.

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 at 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:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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).

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12). 

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at [email protected] for more information.

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. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Join us for another season of the Capilano Universe Lecture series!

The industrialization of the world’s food systems in the 20th century has propelled us into an era of convenience and comfort never seen before. This has threatened food sources and traditions while also endangering food sovereignty and indigenous foodways all across the globe. In this session, we will explore how your personal decisions as a tourist can contribute to the regeneration of local foodways and slow food movement, protection of the environment and empowerment of local communities.

Nazmi Kamal is an instructor at the School of Tourism Management with a background in hospitality operations and event management. He is also an advocate of food and travel with academic interests in food sustainability, immigrant cuisine, and food as a cultural identity. He earned his MBA in Hospitality Marketing and a Master of Science in Tourism and Travel (2009).

Learn more about the Capilano Universe Lecture Series at www.capilanou.ca/universe

This meeting will be held on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for a wide-ranging, open discussion of current events throughout the world with host Michael Wood.

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.

To join the meeting, click here

Location:
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins) is the leader of the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in impoverished conditions for long hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lose their patience when they are reclassified as "unskilled". With humour and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, and finally the government itself. Released in 2010.

We will be meeting at 2pm to discuss the film, which you will need to watch on your own time beforehand. All movies are streaming for FREE on NVDPL’s movie streaming service Kanopy. This service is available to anyone residing in North Vancouver District.  Please note that your access to Kanopy is limited to 4 films per calendar month.  Link to Kanopy information and instructions: https://nvdpl.ca/accessing-kanopy 

NVDPL Kanopy link to the film: https://nvdpl.kanopy.com/video/made-dagenham

NVDPL DVD link: https://nvdpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/579646032

 

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.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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. 

Location:
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 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 11: Happy New Year! What are you expecting to see in 2021, whether personally or professionally?
     
  • January 25: Is that true?: What do you think fiction reveals about truth and reality and how is that different from other genres of writing?
     
  • February 8: Love me, love me not: In what ways does the annual Valentine’s Day narrative and experience elevate or dash your thoughts of love and romance?
     
  • February 22: Thirty Days: One month after the US inauguration, what’s your analysis of the first month of the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts?
     
  • March 8: All Hail the Sisterhood! On this International Women’s Day, what’s your assessment of the current status of women, with regard to their rights, privileges, and power, in Canada and around the world?
     
  • March 22: A Season for All Things: With the official start of spring and the Easter celebrations ahead, what are your strategies for fresh starts and new beginnings?
     
  • April 12: Planet Care: As Earth Day approaches, what steps are you taking to contribute to environmental consciousness and what do you think our policy makers should be doing?
     
  • April 26: I love Paris in the Springtime: Since the start of the pandemic, travel plans and opportunities have been severely restricted. Which parts of the world does the magic carpet of your imagination carry you to and why to those locations?

No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. 

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. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09

Location:
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Get together (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!

March is for Martha!

We'll be cooking recipes from the cookbooks of Martha Stewart. You can try any of the recipes in her cookbooks or visit www.marthastewart.com for more recipes!

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

Remember to tag @nvdpl when you post your delicious creations on social media! 

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, March 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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