Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Looking for a place to have a coffee, snack or just get out of the weather? Lynn Valley Library’s doors are open to you.
 
The Open Door Community Hub is a welcoming, drop-in space for people to gather and connect with other members of the community. Join us for refreshments, games and an opportunity to socialize with others every week. Free hot drinks, snacks and care packages with essentials will be available.
 
The Open Door Community Hub takes on Tuesday mornings in Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library (2nd Floor) from 10:00am-12:00pm. 
 
Questions? Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 
Location:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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.

 

Meet in person in the Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library.

 

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway and Frankenstein are just some of the classic works of fiction that we all know and love. But how well do we really know them?

These rich and vibrant works have much more to offer us, and in this series our presenters will revisit original texts, manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to reveal new insights into some of the greatest works of literature.

Join us for this 5-week massive online open course (MOOC) on the secret life of books!

 

Registration required: register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. Contact Vanessa at gillv@nvdpl.ca for more information.

This a hybrid event. It takes place in the Enid Dearing Meeting Room at Parkgate Library, as well as online. Register to attend and staff will contact you about your attendance preference. 

 

Location:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Get together (in person or 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 Scottish Kitchen by Gary Maclean.

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 in person at Capilano Library AND on Zoom. What you’ll need to join the Zoom meeting: 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, February 28, 2024 - 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 Parkgate Library in the Enid Dearing room! 

 

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Do you want to get volunteer hours for making the library a more welcoming place? Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you!

We are a council of enthusiastic, welcoming 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 snacks!

TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

No registration required. Email tag@nvdpl.ca for more information.

Location:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Come meet your Mayor! Drop in for an informal chat with District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little. 
 
Mayor Mike Little connects with residents on issues of local importance and answers questions from the community.  
 
All events are subject to change. Check online for updates. 
 
 
 
No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for more information. 
 
This program takes place in the Fireplace Lounge at Lynn Valley Library.
 
 
 
Looking for more opportunities to chat with your local representatives? View on our calendar.
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Looking for a place to have a coffee, snack or just get out of the weather? Parkgate Library’s doors are open to you.
 
The Open Door Community Hub is a welcoming, drop-in space for people to gather and connect with other members of the community. Join us for refreshments, games and an opportunity to socialize with others every week. Free hot drinks, snacks and care packages with essentials will be available.
 
The Open Door Community Hub takes on Thursday mornings on the 2nd Floor of Parkgate L from 10:00am-12:00pm. 
 
Questions? Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 
 
Location:
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come join for some self-guided, free play at the Capilano Library with toys and books. Connect with other families while you have fun!

 

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.

This program takes place in the Program Room at Capilano Library. 

 

Location:
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

A drop in time for you and your baby to meet other families!

We’ll provide the space and toys for some free play fun.

We will have local community partners available to chat about their family programs.

A children's librarian will check in periodically to say hello and answer questions.


For 0 – 18-month-old babies and their caregivers. (Siblings welcome.)

 

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.

 

Location:
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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.

 

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, March 4, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Looking for a place to have a coffee, snack or just get out of the weather? Lynn Valley Library’s doors are open to you.
 
The Open Door Community Hub is a welcoming, drop-in space for people to gather and connect with other members of the community. Join us for refreshments, games and an opportunity to socialize with others every week. Free hot drinks, snacks and care packages with essentials will be available.
 
The Open Door Community Hub takes on Tuesday mornings in Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library (2nd Floor) from 10:00am-12:00pm. 
 
Questions? Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 
Location:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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.

 

Meet in person in the Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library.

 

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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! 

 

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Do you want to get volunteer hours for making the library a more welcoming place? Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you!

We are a council of enthusiastic, welcoming 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 snacks!

TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

No registration required. Email tag@nvdpl.ca for more information.

Location:
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Excited for new experiences this 2024?
 
Come meet new people on the North Shore, learn and enjoy Salsa lessons, practice your Spanish with others new speakers, and develop your creativity in a fun and joyful environment. 
 
The evening includes: a 30-minute Salsa lesson + 20 minutes of Spanish conversation + 10 minutes for networking and building community.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
This event takes place in the Community Meeting Room at Lynn Valley Library.
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Looking for a place to have a coffee, snack or just get out of the weather? Parkgate Library’s doors are open to you.
 
The Open Door Community Hub is a welcoming, drop-in space for people to gather and connect with other members of the community. Join us for refreshments, games and an opportunity to socialize with others every week. Free hot drinks, snacks and care packages with essentials will be available.
 
The Open Door Community Hub takes on Thursday mornings on the 2nd Floor of Parkgate L from 10:00am-12:00pm. 
 
Questions? Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 
 
Location:
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Exploring Hidden Bias in Grammar

Why do people react with fear and judgement about their grammar when they realize they are speaking with an English teacher? What power do we attribute to being able to speak in a way we have internalized as "correct"?
 
We'll work together to make a list of steps to celebrate the expression of individual voice and move away from thinking of a person's English as correct or incorrect as we’ve learned to understand it based on a biased system.
 
 
Speaker bio: Holly Flauto (BA, MA) is a settler in Canada and an instructor in the English department at Capilano University after coordinating the peer tutoring and writing centre at Douglas College for over a decade.
 
She is also a facilitator for the Instructional Skills Network, conducting workshops to enhance teaching effectiveness for instructors and educators.
 
Her current scholarship, research and pedagogical focus includes how peer-based learning, equity and antiracism, active learning, and UDL intersect in tutoring and teaching practices, particularly in the writing classroom. Her writing focus extends to creative practice as well, as she works in both creative non-fiction and poetry.

 

This event is part of the Capilano Universe speaker series. See all events and learn more about the series at capilanou.ca/UNIVERSE.

 

Registration required. This is a hybrid program. To attend virtually on Zoom, click “Program” below. To attend in-person, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us in the Current Affairs Forum for a lively discussion of contemporary world and Canadian events.

This event takes place in the Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library and online via Zoom.

 

Zoom Information:

https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/83048632378?pwd=CFzs9eEk1zfco40wrQixzhdagFFwp5.1

Meeting ID: 830 4863 2378

Passcode: 903532

 

No registration required. For those who are attending by Zoom, you’ll need a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. For more information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or email info@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Come join for some self-guided, free play at the Capilano Library with toys and books. Connect with other families while you have fun!

 

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.

This program takes place in the Program Room at Capilano Library. 

 

Location:
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

A drop in time for you and your baby to meet other families!

We’ll provide the space and toys for some free play fun.

We will have local community partners available to chat about their family programs.

A children's librarian will check in periodically to say hello and answer questions.


For 0 – 18-month-old babies and their caregivers. (Siblings welcome.)

 

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for more information.

 

Location:
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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.

 

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, March 11, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Looking for a place to have a coffee, snack or just get out of the weather? Lynn Valley Library’s doors are open to you.
 
The Open Door Community Hub is a welcoming, drop-in space for people to gather and connect with other members of the community. Join us for refreshments, games and an opportunity to socialize with others every week. Free hot drinks, snacks and care packages with essentials will be available.
 
The Open Door Community Hub takes on Tuesday mornings in Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library (2nd Floor) from 10:00am-12:00pm. 
 
Questions? Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 
Location:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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.

 

Meet in person in the Learning Lab at Lynn Valley Library.

 

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway and Frankenstein are just some of the classic works of fiction that we all know and love. But how well do we really know them?

These rich and vibrant works have much more to offer us, and in this series our presenters will revisit original texts, manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to reveal new insights into some of the greatest works of literature.

Join us for this 5-week massive online open course (MOOC) on the secret life of books!

 

Registration required: register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. Contact Vanessa at gillv@nvdpl.ca for more information.

This a hybrid event. It takes place in the Enid Dearing Meeting Room at Parkgate Library, as well as online. Register to attend and staff will contact you about your attendance preference. 

 

Location:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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