Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Join local author and school principal Kristi Blakeway for a discussion on homelessness in our communities.

Kristi Blakeway, author of Beyond Hello, will share the story of her ten year journey helping Vancouver’s homeless reconnect with family. She will also share her unexpected encounter with forgiveness, gained from conversations on the street.  Kristi will encourage all of us to connect with compassion and see those who are otherwise invisible in our lives. She will have her book available for purchase for $20. Each book sold buys a meal for someone in need.

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

About Kristi:

Kristi Blakeway is a school principal and founder of Beyond Hello, a student run initiative that helps the homeless reconnect with family they have lost touch with.

Location:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come hear some tips for identifying and managing sources of stress!

None of us can lead totally stress free lives. However, excessive stress harms the quality of life of many seniors. We help to identify and handle sources of stress.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • Chimes at Midnight (1965) 
    Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00pm-8:30 OR Thursday, April 9 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

    Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare’s Henry IV and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff’s career as young Prince Hal’s drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England. Starring: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above.
 
 
Upcoming Films: 
Location:
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Come meet your Mayor!

North Vancouver District Mayor Mike Little will be connecting with residents on issues of local importance and answering questions from the community. Drop in for an informal chat in the Newspaper Lounge! 

All events are subject to change. Check back for updates. 

Location:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club! Just have the book read before the meeting and drop in! 

Upcoming Titles:

No registration required. 

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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:
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the Bard Education Team in exploring the 2020 Season at Bard on the Beach!

They’ll share a sneak peek of what to expect under the red and white tents this
summer- including directors’ insights, design concepts, and fun facts! Then, dive deeper into the plays-- connect with the poetry and characters through your own interpretations of these stories that are adored and celebrated world-wide.

Registration required. Choose one of two sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Location:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you have a vision for your Senior years, or know what it means to “age well”?

Explore topics over six sessions of active participation through a series of librarian-facilitated activities and discussions that will build on our understanding of “Aging Well” as a group.

The six sessions are: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Housing
  3. Dying Well
  4. Co-Care
  5. Courageous Communication
  6. Stay Healthy Through Community

The program is based on a course offered at SFU and originated by the Source Facilitation Collective. We urge participants to attend all sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Group size will be limited to 28 participants, so please register.

Funding made possible by: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Burnaby Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library, British Columbia Library Association, and BCLibraries Cooperative.

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

Location:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The distraction of everyday life often prevents us from reflecting on some of life’s important questions:Who am I? What is my purpose? What have I learned on my journey that is worth sharing?

The experience of sitting before a video camera, however, can be an effective tool for self-reflection. Join professional counsellorand filmmaker Adrian Juric for insights on the power of film to help one arrive at meaningful and surprising insights. Adrian will share some of his past filmed interviews, explain his filmmaking process, and invite audience members to give the process a try as an interviewee.

For more on how you can tell stories using technology, check out NVDPL’s new StoryLab – opening soon!
www.nvdpl.ca/storylab

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

Location:
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Do you have a vision for your Senior years, or know what it means to “age well”?

Explore topics over six sessions of active participation through a series of librarian-facilitated activities and discussions that will build on our understanding of “Aging Well” as a group.

The six sessions are: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Housing
  3. Dying Well
  4. Co-Care
  5. Courageous Communication
  6. Stay Healthy Through Community

The program is based on a course offered at SFU and originated by the Source Facilitation Collective. We urge participants to attend all sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Group size will be limited to 28 participants, so please register.

Funding made possible by: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Burnaby Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library, British Columbia Library Association, and BCLibraries Cooperative.

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

Location:
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join author Ramona Materi as she discusses green business and its place in our economy’s future!

The World Trade Organization estimates that global trade in environmental goods and services will be worth US $1.9 trillion in 2020. Canadian entrepreneurs have a tremendous opportunity to meet the needs of this market here, and internationally. Starting a Green Business in Canadaexplores topics such as global environmental trends, marketing green products and services, and more!

About Ramona:
Ramona Materi is a business consultant and author with a passion for entrepreneurship. She holds a degree in environmental science and has worked with Environment Canada and the EPA in the US. She is a resident of North Vancouver and has lived in the United States, Australia, and India.

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

Location:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Many older adults find it difficult to get enough sleep.

At this workshop, the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute explores the reasons and remedies for sleep loss in seniors. Information about lifestyle changes that may help will also be provided.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)
    Wednesday, May 6 | 6:00pm-8:30pm OR Thursday, May 7 | 2:00pm-4:30pm
    A romantic comedy fantasy film based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lysander and Hermia love each other but Hermia’s father arranges for her to be married to Demetrius. All hell breaks loose when the lovers flee to the forest and Demetrius follows them. Starring: Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Lkine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau, David Strathairn. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above. 
Location:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Do you have a vision for your Senior years, or know what it means to “age well”?

Explore topics over six sessions of active participation through a series of librarian-facilitated activities and discussions that will build on our understanding of “Aging Well” as a group.

The six sessions are: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Housing
  3. Dying Well
  4. Co-Care
  5. Courageous Communication
  6. Stay Healthy Through Community

The program is based on a course offered at SFU and originated by the Source Facilitation Collective. We urge participants to attend all sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Group size will be limited to 28 participants, so please register.

Funding made possible by: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Burnaby Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library, British Columbia Library Association, and BCLibraries Cooperative.

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

Location:
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join the Bard Education Team in exploring the 2020 Season at Bard on the Beach!

They’ll share a sneak peek of what to expect under the red and white tents this
summer- including directors’ insights, design concepts, and fun facts! Then, dive deeper into the plays-- connect with the poetry and characters through your own interpretations of these stories that are adored and celebrated world-wide.

Registration required. Choose one of two sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Location:
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have a vision for your Senior years, or know what it means to “age well”?

Explore topics over six sessions of active participation through a series of librarian-facilitated activities and discussions that will build on our understanding of “Aging Well” as a group.

The six sessions are: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Housing
  3. Dying Well
  4. Co-Care
  5. Courageous Communication
  6. Stay Healthy Through Community

The program is based on a course offered at SFU and originated by the Source Facilitation Collective. We urge participants to attend all sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Group size will be limited to 28 participants, so please register.

Funding made possible by: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Burnaby Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library, British Columbia Library Association, and BCLibraries Cooperative.

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

Location:
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have a vision for your Senior years, or know what it means to “age well”?

Explore topics over six sessions of active participation through a series of librarian-facilitated activities and discussions that will build on our understanding of “Aging Well” as a group.

The six sessions are: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Housing
  3. Dying Well
  4. Co-Care
  5. Courageous Communication
  6. Stay Healthy Through Community

The program is based on a course offered at SFU and originated by the Source Facilitation Collective. We urge participants to attend all sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Group size will be limited to 28 participants, so please register.

Funding made possible by: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Burnaby Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library, British Columbia Library Association, and BCLibraries Cooperative.

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

Location:
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have a vision for your Senior years, or know what it means to “age well”?

Explore topics over six sessions of active participation through a series of librarian-facilitated activities and discussions that will build on our understanding of “Aging Well” as a group.

The six sessions are: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Housing
  3. Dying Well
  4. Co-Care
  5. Courageous Communication
  6. Stay Healthy Through Community

The program is based on a course offered at SFU and originated by the Source Facilitation Collective. We urge participants to attend all sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. Group size will be limited to 28 participants, so please register.

Funding made possible by: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Burnaby Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library, British Columbia Library Association, and BCLibraries Cooperative.

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

Location:
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club! Just have the book read before the meeting and drop in! 

Upcoming Titles:

No registration required. 

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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:
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm