Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Have you participated in our Explore the Shore: Adult Summer Reading Challenge? Have you read, listened to, or watched at least three works based on our Explore the Shore themes? Perhaps you have also been able to go on an adventure and want to share! 

Register for this Zoom meeting to discuss your Explore the Shore experiences and to be entered in the draw for one of six $50 gift certificates for 32 Books in Edgemont Village.

 

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

If you have any questions, please email info@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Join us for a wide-ranging, open discussion of current events throughout the world with host Michael Wood.

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.

To join the meeting, click here

Location:
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 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.

  • May 10: Let’s go to the movies! Hollywood’s big night (The Oscars) was on April 25th. Whether or not you’ve seen the films honoured, overlooked, or ignored, what draws you to the movies and what makes a good movie?

  • June 7: Hey Dad!: given divergent perspectives on masculinity and gender roles, how have your views and understandings of what it means to be a father changed?

  • June 21:Congratulations!: It’s the end of another academic school year in an era of uncertainty. What advice do you have to offer the Class of 2021?

  • July 12: The True North Strong and Free: What does Canada mean to you?

  • August 9: You’ve got a friend in me! Friends are the ones who often help us through the ups and downs of life’s journey. What are your experiences of friendship and how have those relationships changed as the second year of the global pandemic unfolds?

 

 

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, August 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Join this MOOC to explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are also home to millions living in poverty. Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life, but that’s not always the case for many people around the world.

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

The course includes a historical exploration of cities: how urban centers like ancient Rome resulted from consolidation of imperial power, how cities like Sao Paulo grew as important hotbeds of industry, and how cities like Seattle became hubs of technology and human capital.

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policy makers, urban leaders and city residents.

The analytical framework of the course comes from economics, but is enhanced by conversations with experts from other disciplines (including Sociology, Urban Planning, Journalism, Anthropology, History, Art & Music) to provide learners with a greater understanding of all aspects of urbanism.

What you'll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world

  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world

  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities

  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn

  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city

  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities

  • What the future might hold for urban life

 

This MOOC is presented by Edward L. Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Learn more about the course here: https://youtu.be/XxOf5Bsfsxs

 

This course will take place over Zoom. Here is what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session. Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8166.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.
  • If you need more information contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca

Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8154 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

You may not be able to go afar, so why not do some exploration from the patio chair. Get yourself a copy of the book, read it before the meeting and join us on Zoom!

This month, we're reading and discussing Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari

Registration is required in order to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

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. 

For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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! 

This month, we're reading and discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Registration is required in order to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

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. 

For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

 

Join this MOOC to explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are also home to millions living in poverty. Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life, but that’s not always the case for many people around the world.

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

The course includes a historical exploration of cities: how urban centers like ancient Rome resulted from consolidation of imperial power, how cities like Sao Paulo grew as important hotbeds of industry, and how cities like Seattle became hubs of technology and human capital.

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policy makers, urban leaders and city residents.

The analytical framework of the course comes from economics, but is enhanced by conversations with experts from other disciplines (including Sociology, Urban Planning, Journalism, Anthropology, History, Art & Music) to provide learners with a greater understanding of all aspects of urbanism.

What you'll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world

  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world

  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities

  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn

  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city

  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities

  • What the future might hold for urban life

 

This MOOC is presented by Edward L. Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Learn more about the course here: https://youtu.be/XxOf5Bsfsxs

 

This course will take place over Zoom. Here is what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session. Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8166.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.
  • If you need more information contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca

Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8154 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

 

Join this MOOC to explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are also home to millions living in poverty. Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life, but that’s not always the case for many people around the world.

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

The course includes a historical exploration of cities: how urban centers like ancient Rome resulted from consolidation of imperial power, how cities like Sao Paulo grew as important hotbeds of industry, and how cities like Seattle became hubs of technology and human capital.

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policy makers, urban leaders and city residents.

The analytical framework of the course comes from economics, but is enhanced by conversations with experts from other disciplines (including Sociology, Urban Planning, Journalism, Anthropology, History, Art & Music) to provide learners with a greater understanding of all aspects of urbanism.

What you'll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world

  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world

  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities

  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn

  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city

  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities

  • What the future might hold for urban life

 

This MOOC is presented by Edward L. Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Learn more about the course here: https://youtu.be/XxOf5Bsfsxs

 

This course will take place over Zoom. Here is what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session. Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8166.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.
  • If you need more information contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca

Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8154 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have you participated in our Explore the Shore: Adult Summer Reading Challenge? Have you read, listened to, or watched at least three works based on our Explore the Shore themes? Perhaps you have also been able to go on an adventure and want to share! 

Register for this Zoom meeting to discuss your Explore the Shore experiences and to be entered in the draw for one of six $50 gift certificates for 32 Books in Edgemont Village.

 

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

If you have any questions, please email info@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 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.

This program will be held 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. 

Location:
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

About Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard:

A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief.

Dr. Suzanne Simard was born and raised in the rainforests of British Columbia and has forged a lifelong relationship of love and respect with the trees. This relationship was the driving force behind her decision to dedicate her life to better understanding the forest and the network that connects the plant life within.

With humour, emotion, and the narrative drive of a lifelong storyteller, Dr. Simard takes readers on an intimate journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery. Linking her research to her personal experiences, she recounts her life's work uncovering the "Wood Wide Web," the underground mycelium network that connects all the trees and plants within a forest. It is a network that allows them to share not only nutrients, but information, all of which originates from the hubs called Mother Trees.

About this book discussion:

This book discussion is part of North Shore Reads, a collaboration between North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library. Together our libraries will be hosting Dr. Simard for an author talk on the evening of Wedneday, October 20th! We hope you will join us both for a book discussion, and for this special event!

We have limited numbers of hard copies and digital copies available; please email info@nvdpl.ca for information on how you can get a copy. If you are looking to purchase a copy, try 32 Books in Edgemont Village.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

About Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard:

A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief.

Dr. Suzanne Simard was born and raised in the rainforests of British Columbia and has forged a lifelong relationship of love and respect with the trees. This relationship was the driving force behind her decision to dedicate her life to better understanding the forest and the network that connects the plant life within.

With humour, emotion, and the narrative drive of a lifelong storyteller, Dr. Simard takes readers on an intimate journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery. Linking her research to her personal experiences, she recounts her life's work uncovering the "Wood Wide Web," the underground mycelium network that connects all the trees and plants within a forest. It is a network that allows them to share not only nutrients, but information, all of which originates from the hubs called Mother Trees.

 

About this book discussion:

This book discussion is part of North Shore Reads, a collaboration between North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library. Together our libraries will be hosting Dr. Simard for an author talk on the evening of Wedneday, October 20th! We hope you will join us both for a book discussion, and for this special event!

We have limited numbers of hard copies and digital copies available; please email info@nvdpl.ca for information on how you can get a copy. If you are looking to purchase a copy, try 32 Books in Edgemont Village.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

You may not be able to go afar, so why not do some exploration from the patio chair. Get yourself a copy of the book, read it before the meeting and join us on Zoom!

This month, we're reading and discussing Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker. 

Registration is required in order to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

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. 

For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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! 

This month, we're reading and discussing The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

Registration is required in order to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

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. 

For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Get together (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 In Bibi's Kitchen by Hawa Hassan

There are some videos on youtube of Hawa cooking simple Somali recipes

Or, 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 on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Get together (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 Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner

You can access recipes from https://www.bluezones.com/recipes/

Or, 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 on Zoom. What you’ll need: 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, October 27, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm