Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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.

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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! 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
Until April 8, proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 2:30pm 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.

 

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

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

 

Location:
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

British Columbia has recently issued a new Action Plan for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. But what is in this plan? How ambitious is it, and what actions are most likely to really be implemented? How can individuals support the plan and our journey towards Reconciliation?

Join our librarian and other members in the community in looking through this important document, sharing what we glean from it, and discussing the questions above.

We will meet at Capilano branch library, but there will also be an option to join by Zoom.

You can take a head start at reading the Plan here:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/government/ministries-organizations/ministries/indigenous-relations-reconciliation/declaration_act_action_plan.pdf

 

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:
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

 

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.

Location:
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This course reviews the driving forces of International Politics. It first describes the post-World War II international order before moving on to look at its breakdown and resultant transformation.
 
The course explores thorny issues in contemporary World Politics, including disorders in the Balkans that resulted from the collapse of Yugoslavia; the rise of China and the return of Russia as major actors on the world stage; and the humanitarian crises in Bosnia and Kosovo where the West intervened, as well as Rwanda and others, where it did not.
 
We'll then conduct an analysis of the Arab Spring, where democratic aspirations mainly failed and the resulting dislocations fanned the expansion of radical Islam and the associated wave of global terrorism. The course will also examine frozen conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, and conclude by looking at the problems of the global commons; such as climate change, pollution, pandemics, and growing refugee challenges.
 
For more information go to: Contemporary Issues in World Politics | edX
 
 
No MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Jump in at any point.
 
Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca for more information
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large, as opposed to prosecution, punishment and/or incarceration.  This talk will give folks an overview of Restorative Justice in the province and the main work of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society (NSRJ) in our community. Included will be a brief history of Restorative Justice, it's connection to Indigenous ways of being and knowing, as well as information about the NSRJ’s other work with police and in schools. We also hope to have an experiential activity to showcase the work of the NSRJ in a more meaningful way. Bring your curiosity and your questions! This program is open to adults and teens.

About the presenter:  Sioned Dyer has been the Executive Director of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society for six years. She holds a Masters in Urban Studies from SFU where she focused on reconciliation as a municipal policy priority. Sioned has three young sons and feels grateful to live and work on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. 

 

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

Location:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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! 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
Until April 8, proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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.

 

For more information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or email gomezv@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

 

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

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

 

Location:
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 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.

 

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.

Location:
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This course reviews the driving forces of International Politics. It first describes the post-World War II international order before moving on to look at its breakdown and resultant transformation.
 
The course explores thorny issues in contemporary World Politics, including disorders in the Balkans that resulted from the collapse of Yugoslavia; the rise of China and the return of Russia as major actors on the world stage; and the humanitarian crises in Bosnia and Kosovo where the West intervened, as well as Rwanda and others, where it did not.
 
We'll then conduct an analysis of the Arab Spring, where democratic aspirations mainly failed and the resulting dislocations fanned the expansion of radical Islam and the associated wave of global terrorism. The course will also examine frozen conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, and conclude by looking at the problems of the global commons; such as climate change, pollution, pandemics, and growing refugee challenges.
 
For more information go to: Contemporary Issues in World Politics | edX
 
 
No MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Jump in at any point.
 
Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca for more information
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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 Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci.

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, June 22, 2022 - 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! 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
Until April 8, proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Test out new recipes and Cook the Books with us!

 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test.  You choose the recipes from a cookbook, and then we meet sharing our experiences!

 

This month's picks:  Cookbooks by Jessica Merchant, Jana Roerick and Heidi Swanson or choose a cookbook from your own collection.

 

All are welcome, no registration is required.  We will meet in the Enid Dearing Room located on the 1st floor.

 

For more into., call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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:

 

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

This meeting will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend via Zoom: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.

Location:
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 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.

 

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

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

 

Location:
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 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.

 

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.

Location:
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 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
 
  • CANCELLED May 30: With the news that bombards us daily and the personal tragedies that unexpectedly arise, what role does grief play in our lives and how do we manage it in order to remain hopeful about the future?
  • June 27: It's Father's Day month -- yet another in the endless array of commercially-generated celebrations! Why are these events so successful, what inequities do they obscure, and should we be concerned about the idealized, normative standards they uphold?
  • July 25: July 1 was Canada Day and it was commemorated in the usual fashion. How did you mark the occasion and what are the issues you think about now when you think about Canada?
 
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, June 27, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This course reviews the driving forces of International Politics. It first describes the post-World War II international order before moving on to look at its breakdown and resultant transformation.
 
The course explores thorny issues in contemporary World Politics, including disorders in the Balkans that resulted from the collapse of Yugoslavia; the rise of China and the return of Russia as major actors on the world stage; and the humanitarian crises in Bosnia and Kosovo where the West intervened, as well as Rwanda and others, where it did not.
 
We'll then conduct an analysis of the Arab Spring, where democratic aspirations mainly failed and the resulting dislocations fanned the expansion of radical Islam and the associated wave of global terrorism. The course will also examine frozen conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, and conclude by looking at the problems of the global commons; such as climate change, pollution, pandemics, and growing refugee challenges.
 
For more information go to: Contemporary Issues in World Politics | edX
 
 
No MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Jump in at any point.
 
Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca for more information
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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! 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
Until April 8, proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.
 
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Location:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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