Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Dive into an engaging presentation on some of B.C.’s most peculiar marine life!

Parkgate Library, in partnership with the Elders Council for Parks in B.C., welcome Marine biologist Sheila Byers of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society, who will present on The Unique and Ancient Glass Sponge Reefs of Howe Sound. British Columbia’s glass sponge reefs have been called one of the great wonders of the world’s ocean, yet few people have heard of them. The rare reefs are composed of living sponges and their fragile skeletons, made of nearly pure glass (silica).

About Sheila:
Sheila Byers, a Registered Professional Biologist and marine biologist, is a past president of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society. She works as a Museum Interpreter at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC. 

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

Location:
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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, October 21, 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, October 21, 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, October 21, 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, October 21, 2019 - 6:15pm 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this ongoing MOOC (massive open online course) on Anthropology of Current World Issues. This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

The course wants to challenge you to reflect on your own perspective when thinking about these issues, how you see the world, and how we all engage with difference and sameness on a daily basis.

Instructors will interview notable anthropologists and follow some around the world and into their field to explore the issues, the people they work with, and their place in the world.

You’ll learn:

  • The basic skills of the anthropological toolkit
  • How to better understand cultural differences and sameness
  • How to better engage in cultural comparison
  • How to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view
  • How to understand key anthropological concepts and methods
  • A knowledge and understanding of current world issues relating to identity, power and everyday life as experienced in a variety of places by a variety of people

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! We will start the course on August 6 and move through it chronologically for approximately 10 weeks, but you are free to jump in at any point!

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

Location:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 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, October 22, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

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, October 23, 2019 - 2:30pm 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, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a captivating and informative talk on the art of visual storytelling by librarian and author Kate Bird!

Kate will discuss her process and experience researching images for a wide range of visual storytelling projects in an illustrated presentation. The projects include research for her three published books of newspaper photographs, guest-curating two large photography exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver, and ongoing research and work on a variety of personal projects.  

About Kate:
A news research and photo librarian at The Vancouver Sun and The Province for twenty-five years, Kate helped manage the newspapers’ vast photograph collection. She is the author of the three books pictured above as well as thesearcher for numerousotherbooks, including Shelley Fralic’s Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun, which won the 2013 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

NVDPL StoryLab, a digital learning and creation space, is coming soon! Stay tuned for programs and presentations. Visit nvdpl.ca/StoryLab for more info.

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

 

Location:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm 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 Laura Calder
    Thursday, September 26  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook French Food at Home by Laura Calder 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.
  • Vegetable Cookbooks
    Thursday, October 24  | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    The cookbook Martha Stewart's Vegetables 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.

 

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, October 24, 2019 - 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, October 24th at 3:00pm
Novels of Elizabeth Peters | Amelia Peabody series
 
Thursday, November 28th at 3:00pm
Novels of Phillip Kerr | Bernie Gunther series
 
Thursday, January 23rd at 3:00pm
Novels of Craig Johnson | Longmire series
 
Thursday, February 27th at 3:00pm
Novels of Michael Connelly | Harry Bosch series

 

 

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

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an evening with Lam Wong, Griffin Art Projects’ artist-in-residence!

Lam Wong presents his installation in the exhibition Person/ne at Griffin Art Projects, accompanied by a series of tea ceremony performances. Wong is a contemporary artist, designer, and curator based in Vancouver. His interest is rooted in regional West Coast art history, with an emphasis on the evolution of painting and its avant-garde narrative. Wong’s approach blends Eastern philosophies and challenges the notion of painting.  

An immigrant from Hong Kong in the 1980s, he studied art history, design, and painting in B.C. and Alberta. Wong sees art making as an on-going spiritual practice, often focusing on the perception of reality, the meaning of art, and the relationships between time, memory and space. At Griffin Art Projects, Wong has created and performed his “間/ MA Trilogy”, a three-part series of tea ceremony performances taking place within the framework of the exhibition Person/ne. Wong has a family history with the art of tea for over 15 generations, and creates performances situation his art practice within traditions of Chinese-style tea ceremony (gongfu cha) and tea meditation.

In partnership with Griffin Art Projects 

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

Coming Up: 

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Swish and flick down to the Library and help us put on a magical Harry Potter Party!

Join us for Harry Potter trivia, crafts, book read-alouds and more. You can even come dressed up in your Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff House colours or as your favourite character. All ages welcome!

Drop in! No registration required. For more information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, October 26, 2019 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Do you have a chronic condition or an unwanted behaviour? Are you stuck in a rut? 

Author, coach, and trainer Dane Stevens presents a workshop on his new book Reclaim Your Power to Create Your Best Life. Dane believes that unresolved or unprocessed past scenarios may be subconsciously contributing to chronic pain, negative behaviours, or limitations. He’ll explain the Neuro Trauma Healing Process (NTHP), a tool he used to overcome his own obstacles and break free from his past, and provide tips on how you live a life you love and realize your potential.


About Dane:
Dane is the owner and director of An Extraordinary Life. In 2008, he developed the Neuro Trauma Healing Process (NTHP) and the Soul Re-Cognition Process (SRC), and has been teaching and facilitating these processes to individuals, counselors and therapists, one on one and to groups since 2010.   

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

Location:
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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, October 29, 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, October 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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