Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

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.

No registration required. 

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

For more information, please call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, October 22, 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, October 25, 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
 
  • September 27: Welcome back! Given the challenges of the past year and a half, what are the key changes you anticipate seeing in our daily lives as we move through the pandemic to a new normal?
  • October 25: As we move into the month for Canadian Thanksgiving and given the traumatic revelations at residential schools in the late spring, what do you see as the next steps in the national process and search for reconciliation?
  • November 22: It was another blazing summer! As we move into winter, what steps do you think we need to take to contend with the continuing unfolding of our climate emergency?
  • December 20: ’Tis the season for merriment and celebration! In approaching 2022, what are the lessons you’ve learned this past year and what changes do you plan on implementing in the next one?
 
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, October 25, 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.

No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Please note that this program is now going to be held via Zoom rather than at the Parkgate Branch. Please email Moira at myhillm@nvdpl.ca if you would like the Zoom link.

 

The ocean encircles the globe, forming the largest interconnected ecosystem on earth. It provides a huge range of services on which we rely; food, energy, transportation, environmental resilience, but also immaterial benefits such as beauty, cultural identity, and recreation that enhance our sense of well-being. The pivotal role of the ocean in stabilizing climate, enabling a just distribution of economic prosperity and allowing for sustainable management and good governance of human activities is recognized in Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses on the Ocean.

The course will provide  a knowledge base that brings to you to the science and fascination of the ocean. Marine scientists have teamed up with economists, lawyers and philosophers to bring you a holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your education, are professionally involved in ocean issues or seek to know more about your local coastline, the fish you eat or the climate that the ocean regulates; we invite you to join us on this voyage of discovery.

You can expect to learn:

  • The physics, biology, chemistry and the geology of the ocean
  • How human interactions with the ocean impact its resilience
  • The rules and regulations governing ocean use and related economics of ocean ecosystems
  • Sustainable solution options for natural resource use, habitat protection, fisheries, and coastal systems

This NVDPL program is related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14:

 

To learn more about the MOOC, visit https://oceanmooc.org/

Want to know more about MOOCs? Attend An Introduction to MOOCs

 

 

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

Meetings will take place over Zoom.

Location:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 2:00pm 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 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute 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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Would your child benefit from practice reading in a comfortable one-on-one environment?

Book buddies is a six-week program that pairs developing readers with teen volunteers to practice reading together and play literacy games. You can sign up for a 30-minute session at Capilano Library. Book buddy participants must be at least 6 years old, and should already be able to read at a basic level.  

Please note that this session will take in-person. 

Registration required. Register in-person or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.
Location:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute 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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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!

This month we are cooking from The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner

You can access recipes from https://www.bluezones.com/recipes/

Or, 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 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:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 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 at the Enid Dearing Meeting Room.

No registration required. For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 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.

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

Location:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 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:

 

  • October 28 | 3pm          Novels of Daniel Kalla
  • November 25 | 3pm      Dalziel and Pascoe series by Reginald Hill

 

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

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, October 28, 2021 - 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.

No registration required. 

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

For more information, please call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, October 29, 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, November 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.

No registration required.

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

Not your average book club! Formerly known as the ARC Book Club, this is a club where we read Advance Reading Copies of soon-to-be-published books and share our reviews! We meet monthly to discuss our books with fellow bibliophiles.

Read & Review Teen Book Club is for grades 7-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

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

Location:
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 at the Enid Dearing Meeting Room.

No registration required. For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Not your average book club! Formerly known as the ARC Book Club, this is a club where we read Advance Reading Copies of soon-to-be-published books and share our reviews! We meet monthly to discuss our books with fellow bibliophiles.

Read & Review Teen Book Club is for grades 7-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

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

Location:
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
From cave paintings of constellations to modern day telescopes, human beings have always tried capture the beauty of the stars, and strived to understand the cosmos. But how did we get to the technology we use today to understand and explore the universe?
 
Come learn about early astrophotography, exciting new developments in the field today, and the people that helped to make all these discoveries possible. Marley Leacock, an astronomer from the H.R. MacMillan Space Center will take you on an out of this world tour of how astronomical imagining has evolved since the 19th century. The tour will start with photographic plates of the 1800s (how those worked and the discoveries made using them) to our current 21st century high-powered telescopes (how these work and what we are hoping to see and discover!) 
 
About Marley Leacock
Marley is passionate about scientific outreach with people of all ages and has experience in both academic and outreach aspects of Astronomy. She is a graduate from the University of British Columbia, has completed a research project with the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto, and has volunteered teaching physics concepts to local girl guide groups with the Physics and Astronomy department at UBC. Most recently, she has been working with Gearing Up, a science outreach program run through UBC, delivering science, engineering and technology curriculum in person and online using innovative means to promote STEM to children in grades 4-7.
 
This program is for all ages. 
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.
 
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:
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm

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.

No registration required. 

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

For more information, please call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, November 5, 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, November 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bring your questions and comments and join Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, for an informal chat at the library! 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. As of August 25, masks are mandatory when visiting the library. 
 
No registration required. 
 
About MLA Chant: 
Susie Chant is the MLA for North Vancouver- Seymour. Susie was born and raised on the North Shore. She is a Registered Nurse, and before being elected as an MLA, Susie was a Team Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health. Susie served in the Canadian Naval Reserves, led Girl Guides and running workshops, and has a long history of community involvement in North Vancouver.
 
 
Chats with MLA Susie Chant will be held at various times and locations from October to December. Click here to see all events.
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Come meet your Mayor! 
 
Mayor Mike Little connects with residents on issues of local importance and answers questions from the community. 
 
Drop in for an informal chat with District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little. 
 
Tuesday, November 9 at 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 7 at 1:00pm
 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. Masks are mandatory when visiting the library. Distancing is encouraged. 
 
All events are subject to change. No registration required. 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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