Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

*Please note this program is now full. If you are interested in Parent Child Mother Goose, a new session for Babes In Arms (children from birth to 9 months) takes place on Tuesdays at 9:15am Maplewood Centre, in partnership with NVDPL and Family Services North Shore. To register, submit an application online

Parent-Child Mother Goose® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL and North Shore Community Resources.

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop by for a group discussion!

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?

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Do you want to learn another language? You’re in luck! NVDPL provides access to Mango Languages for FREE. So where will you go Mango?

Mango Languages is an online resource that teaches practical conversation skills for the world’s most popular languages. From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Pirate to Shakespeare, Mango has  virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you don’t have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, "estoy aprendiendo español," or the Croatian, "učim hrvatski." Join us at this session to learn more about Mango Languages and how to use it!

Register online or call 604-984-086, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2019-2020 Schedule for the Capilano Thursday Afternoon Book Club
 
Transcription by Kate Atkinson Thursday, September 19  2:00pm 
Circe by Madeline Miller Thursday, October 17  2:00pm 
The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong Thursday, November 21    2:00pm 
There, There by Tommy Orange Thursday, January 16  2:00pm 
The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir Thursday, February 20  2:00pm 
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Thursday, March 19  2:00pm 
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper Thursday, April 16    2:00pm 
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson  Thursday, May 21  2:00pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 15. After that, books will be available after meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to provide your email. 

Location:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Michael Wood for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs! 

Facilitator Michael Wood discusses and navigates the often murky waters of global current events. Each session starts with a discussion about the topics below, followed by an open forum.
 

  • January 16: What did Vladimir Putin get for Christmas...lower oil prices, ownership of the Syrian quagmire, a staggering economy, domestic political unrest, and an impeachment trial for one of his buddies. What's to celebrate?
     
  • February 6: There's talk about a Green New Deal. What is that...a better way to raise broccoli? Is there a climate proposal emerging that may save the day? Let's find out.
     
  • February 20: By now the UK will have left the EU or have asked for another extension. Will Boris Johnson move forward, or is this a real-life version of the movie Groundhog Day?
     
  • March 5: What has 800 dialects, 22 official languages, half a dozen religions, water shortage problems, air unfit to breathe...and still manages to grow and prosper? Did you guess INDIA? A social-political-economic miracle is quietly emerging in South Asia.
     
  • March 19: While global warming slowly destroys the environment, Financial Inequality slowly destroys the social fabric. But wait! Citizens world-wide are starting to stir. Anger is rising. But is it too late?


No registration required. Drop in! For more info call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 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. Please note: this program runs from 12:50pm-2:20pm.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:45pm to 2:30pm

Have you identified the hazards that can cause falls? 

In this event, the folks from the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute reviews the alarming impact falls have on the well-being of seniors and identify hazards that contribute to the likelihood of falls. They will also recommend safeguards and demonstrate exercises to improve balance and strength.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Canadian Federation of University Women welcome anyone (you don’t have to be a female university graduate!) to drop-in and join their book club discussion.  Everyone is invited to join the discussion!Simply read the book before each meeting and drop in.

Check out what’s next on the reading list:

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:15pm 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this MOOC on British Imperialism!

This course is offered by University of Exeter. Throughout this course, you will explore the British Empire through six controversial themes: money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Course takes approximately 10 weeks, but you can jump in at any point!

Location:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2019-2020 Schedule for the Capilano Tuesday Evening Book Club
 
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson  Tuesday, September 24  7:30pm 
Transcription by Kate Atkinson Tuesday, October 22        7:30pm
Circe by Madeline Miller Tuesday, November 26  7:30pm 
The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong Tuesday, January 28        7:30pm 
There, There by Tommy Orange Tuesday, February 25  7:30pm 
The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir Tuesday, March 24  7:30pm 
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Tuesday, April 28  7:30pm 
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper Tuesday, May 26  7:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 15. After that, books will be available after meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to provide your email. 

Location:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Do you like to experiment with new recipes and chat about your experiences? Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes!
 
Get together with your fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick the recipe (or two!) you’d like to try out. At the next meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe: what worked, what didn't? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better? Did it BOMB or is it now in your Favourites File? 
 
Next Meetings:

 

The Cookbook of the Month will be available at Capilano Library one month in advance of our meeting for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try— just ask at the Information Desk!

 
All are welcome to join us for this drop-in club— there’s no registration required.
 
For more information contact  (604) 987-4471. ext 8175.
Location:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

*Please note this program is now full. If you are interested in Parent Child Mother Goose, a new session for Babes In Arms (children from birth to 9 months) takes place on Tuesdays at 9:15am Maplewood Centre, in partnership with NVDPL and Family Services North Shore. To register, submit an application online

Parent-Child Mother Goose® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL and North Shore Community Resources.

Location:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drop by for a group discussion!

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?

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop in and stich with some fellow needlework enthusiasts from your community! All forms of needlework are welcome!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and textiles, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or whatever form of needlework you enjoy most!

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook 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!

Next Meeting:

  • Cookbooks by Nigella Lawson
    Thursday, February 27 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Choose any of her books! The cookbook Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities is available for you at the Information Desk for you to choose recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information Desk and we will photocopy the recipes for you. 

  • Cookbooks by Mark Bittman
    Thursday, March 26 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook How to grill everything:simple recipes for great flame-cooked foodis available for you at the Information Desk for you to choose recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information Desk and we will photocopy the recipes for you. 

All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!

No registration required. Drop in! For more information contact 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers! 

This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them!  Each month we will read and discuss the works of a specific mystery writer.  

Next Meetings:

 
Thursday, February 27 at 3:00pm
Novels of Michael Connelly | Harry Bosch series
 
Thursday, March 26 at 3:00pm
Novels of Peter James | Roy Grace series
 
Thursday, April 23 at 3:00pm
Novels of Jackie Bateman | The Lizzy Trilogy
 
Thursday, May 28 at 3:00pm
Novels of Paul Doiron | Mike Bowditch series
 
Thursday, June 25 at 3:00pm
Novels of Ken Bruen | Jack Taylor series
 

For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a presentation and discussion with artist-in-residence Emilie Crewe, and the inaugural recipient of Griffin Art Projects’ North Shore Studio Art Residency Award!

Crewe’s current investigations are centered on “musical components and structure, with specific research geared towards the neuroscience of music and how our bodies and emotions respond to rhythm, timbre and contour”. Emilie Crewe (b. 1987, Québec City, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Her artwork often takes the form of video installation, single-channel video, multi-channel video, and sketch-work. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her work is exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, artist-run centres, experimental film/video festivals, and as public art.

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

Location:
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it. We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues.

Upcoming DocuTalks

  • Inside China’s Digital Gulag 
    Saturday, February 29 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Go undercover to reveal how the Chinese government is using technology to control and detain China's ethnic Uyghur population - technology that could be exported worldwide.
  • One Strange Rock: Awakening
    Saturday, March 21 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Astronaut Chris Hadfield has left the planet three times already; now he wants to do more. After seeing the holes left by asteroids on Earth’s surface, he believes our only chance of survival is to escape Earth and build a colony off-world. This would be the toughest journey humanity has ever faced: space radiation, microgravity and the bacteria inside us will conspire against us. So could we Earthlings ever survive off our one strange rock? Part of the One Strange Rock series.
     
  • Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson 
    Saturday, April 18 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the firestorm sparked by psychology professor Jordan Peterson’s stance against Canadian human rights legislation in late 2016 and his meteoric rise to global fame for denouncing political correctness.
     
 
Drop in! Register with your email if you wish to receive program materials in advance.
 
 

 

Location:
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 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. Please note: this program runs from 12:50pm-2:20pm.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:45pm to 2:30pm

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 to the Fireplace Lounge for an informal chat! 

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

 

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free! No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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