Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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, May 18, 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, May 19, 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, May 20, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Bring your questions and comments and join Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, for an informal chat at the library! 
 
Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00am
Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00am (with Mayor Mike Little)
Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00am 
 
 
About MLA Chant: 
Susie Chant is the MLA for North Vancouver- Seymour. Susie was born and raised on the North Shore. She is a Registered Nurse, and before being elected as an MLA, Susie was a Team Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health.
Susie served in the Canadian Naval Reserves, led Girl Guides and running workshops, and has a long history of community involvement in North Vancouver.
 
 
Please note: All in-person programs have limited capacity due to safety regulations. Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
Until April 8, 2022, 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.
 
All events are subject to change. No registration required. 
 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 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.

 

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, May 24, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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, May 24, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In our virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In our virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Are you a book-loving teen who wants to get volunteer hours for improving the library? 
 
Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you! We are a council of enthusiastic, kind 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. 
 
TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person at Capilano Library, except for the January meeting.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info. 
 
Until April 8, 2022, 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. 

Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 

 
 

 

Location:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Bring your questions and comments and join Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, for an informal chat at the library! 
 
Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00pm (Cancelled)
Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00pm (with Mayor Mike Little)
 
 
About MLA Chant: 
Susie Chant is the MLA for North Vancouver- Seymour. Susie was born and raised on the North Shore. She is a Registered Nurse, and before being elected as an MLA, Susie was a Team Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health.
Susie served in the Canadian Naval Reserves, led Girl Guides and running workshops, and has a long history of community involvement in North Vancouver.
 
Please note: All in-person programs have limited capacity due to safety regulations. Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
All events are subject to change. No registration required. 
 
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, May 24, 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, May 25, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 Kitchen Party: Effortless Recipes for Every Occasion by Mary Berg.

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, May 25, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Are you a book-loving teen who wants to get volunteer hours for improving the library?

Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you! We are a council of enthusiastic, kind 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 food!

TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

 

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, May 25, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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 Melissa Clark or choose a cookbook from your own collection. 

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

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

Location:
Thursday, May 26, 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, May 26, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Come meet your Mayor! 
 
Mayor Mike Little connects with residents on issues of local importance and answers questions from the community. 
 
Drop in for an informal chat with District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little. 
 
Friday, March 11 at 10:00am
Friday, April 29 at 10:00am
Friday, May 27 at 10:00am
 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. Distancing is encouraged. 
 
Until April 8, 2022, 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.
 
All events are subject to change. No registration required. 
 
Location:
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 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.

 

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

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

 

Location:
Friday, May 27, 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 2022 - 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.

 

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, May 31, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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, May 31, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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 1, 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 2, 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 3, 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 6, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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