Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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

 
Mr. Jane and Finch
Saturday, October 26 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
When 80-year-old community activist Winston LaRose detects early signs of gentrification in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood, he embarks on an impassioned run to become councillor of the ward. The opening of several new subway stations nearby and a confirmed plan to build light-rail transit in the neighbourhood, in particular, cement Winston’s instinct to advocate for the community and protect its residents against displacement.
 
The Indictment of Shelly Chartier
Saturday, November 16 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
A riveting true story about a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly Chartier was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal something much more compelling and complex – the story of a young woman caught in historical circumstances beyond her control and how she struggles to rebuild her life after incarceration. With in-depth access to Shelly, Indictment unpacks the crime and raises important questions about the Canadian justice system.
 
 
Town of Widows
Saturday, December 7 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Nicknamed “The Electric City,” Peterborough, Ont., was home to a General Electric plant for over a century. The plant was the lifeblood of the community and took workers in like family. It held Christmas parties, New Years Eve parties and picnics for the community of workers. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. The first sign was the pattern in the local obituaries, which often mentioned donating to cancer charities. Looking back, the warning signs and symptoms were there. The nosebleeds and headaches, the red patches on their skin, the coughs that wouldn’t go away. But the workers had no idea, and even if they had a hunch, they had to make a living.

Following widows and former workers over the course of three years, the documentary Town of Widows sees unassuming citizens transform into activists. 

 

 
Drop in! Register with your email if you wish to receive program materials in advance.
Location:
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 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, November 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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:
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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. 
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Location:
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Learn to navigate health care resources and technology in the 21st century!

Every week there are new developments on the latest in health technology. Learn how health technology is being used in Canada, what the future might bring, and how to know if a particular health technology is for you.

About Vicki
Presenter Vicki Lee is a health librarian, NVDPL Staff Member, and patient advocate who knows the value of getting the right information at the right time in a format you can use.

 

Location:
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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, November 19, 2019 - 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, November 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 9

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® 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.

Spaces are limited! Register in person or call 604-987-471, ext. 8175

Location:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® 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, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note it is now full. Space may be available in the program at Capilano Library

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

School’s out early! Looking for fun activities for the whole family on early school dismissal days?

Drop in to the library to play with Lego, take yourself on a library scavenger hunt make a craft, or relax and read. The choice is yours! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

For ages 6 and up. No registration required!

 

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Hear all about cohousing, community, and the growing trend in Canadian neighbourhoods!

Interest in cohousing, a concept from Denmark, has been growing steadily in Canada. In fact, there are already 14 communities already in BC! Many people long for more “community” in their lives and to interact with their neighbours. Others are looking for an altogether new response to social, economic, and environmental challenges of this century. Cohousing is one response where residents are involved in the design and development of their community, containing extensive common spaces to share and gather in, in addition to their private homes.

About Kathy McGrenera:
Presenter Kathy McGrenera has lived at Quayside Village Cohousing (courtyard pictured above, right) in North Vancouver for the past 21 years, and works as a project facilitator with 3 new cohousing projects currently underway. She also teaches a course at SFU called "Aging Well in Community".  She is passionate about living in community, being involved in her local community of North Vancouver, and building greater collaboration generally in all our communities.

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

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 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, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us 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.

· September 5:  Refugees—What is the difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants— and does it matter?

· September 19: Taxes— Too high? Too low? Just right? Can tax redistribute income and alleviate inequality?

· October 3: Brexit—it’s moving forward and Boris Johnson is PM. What’s in the cards for the UK?

· October 17:The Canadian Federal Election—it’s coming! Join us to discuss

· November 7:The European Union after Brexit—what faces the remaining 27 E.U. nations?

· November 21: China’s Silk Road—good thing, bad thing, or too soon to tell?

· December 5: Trump and the US 2020 Election

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

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 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. 
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Location:
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:15pm 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 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 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, November 26, 2019 - 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, November 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 9

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® 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.

Spaces are limited! Register in person or call 604-987-471, ext. 8175

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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 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, November 26, 2019 - 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, November 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® 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, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note it is now full. Space may be available in the program at Capilano Library

Location:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

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