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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note it is currently full. Please call to be placed on the waiting list. 

Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose at Lynn Valley Care Centre! 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.

Space is limited. Register at the Children’s Desk or by phone: 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

A nine-week program for adults who want to exchange languages in a group setting, while having fun, eating snacks, and meeting neighbours from different backgrounds. Languages available will depend on the group. Apply online at http://www.languagepartnersbc.ca/programs. Trained facilitators will provide materials to help you and your partner practise the language you want to learn and the language you offer.

For more information: www.languagepartnersbc.ca

Email: mary@languagepartnersbc.ca

This program is presented in partnership with Language Partners BC.

Location:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in  libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. Join us for lively discussions with Moderator Reema Faris! 

  • Monday, September 24
    The heart goes on, but does love? In the 20 years since Titanic swept the Oscars, epic romances, especially those that are doomed, continue to fascinate us. Why?
     
  • Monday, October 22
    20 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled sexual orientation did not preclude individuals from legislative human rights protection. How has the social discourse around sexuality evolved since?
     
  • Monday, November 26 
    Six girls were convicted of assault in 1998 for their role in the deadly attack on Reena Virk. What has the impact been on our understanding of gender-based violence?

Reema Faris is a Ph.D student with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Her research focuses on popular culture and feminism. An MA in Graduate Liberal Studies (SFU 2015), she holds a BA in History and Classical Studies from the University of British Columbia (1983) and MBA from the University of Toronto (1990). 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 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:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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. 
 
2018-2019 Schedule for the Capilano Tuesday Evening Book Club
 
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson  Tuesday, September 25  7:30pm 
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tuesday, October 23        7:30pm
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Tuesday, November 27  7:30pm 
Brother by David Chariandy Tuesday, January 22         7:30pm 
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome Tuesday, February 26  7:30pm 
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Tuesday, March 26  7:30pm 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  Tuesday, April 23  7:30pm 
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin Tuesday, May 28  7:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 23. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books 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. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Location:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 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 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 Carys:  brownc@nvdpl.ca or phone 604-987-4471. ext 8175.
Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 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?

Drop by for a group discussion!

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. Are you informed and ready for the referendum?

Join Gerald Baier, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at UBC, who will facilitate a discussion about the upcoming electoral reform referendum. Figure out which option matches best with your personal values, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote!

For more information on the referendum, visit:  elections.bc.ca/referendum

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

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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 Meetings:

  • Cookbooks by Jessica Seinfeld
    Thursday, November 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library

    Choose any of Jessica's books! The cook book 
    Food Swings: 
    125+ Recipes to Enjoy your Life of Virtue & Vice
     will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try- just ask staff at the Information desk.
     

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 Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 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 the works of a specific mystery writer.  

Next Meetings: 

  • Novels of Iona Whishaw - with SPECIAL GUEST Iona Whishaw
    Thursday, October 25 | 3:00pm—4:00pm

    Back from her tour over east, Iona will be discussing her Lane Winslow series—including the latest release: A Sorrowful Sanctuary. There will also be giveaways and an author reading.

    Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award winning High School Principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her Masters in Creative writing from UBC, Iona has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children's book, Henry and the Cow Problem. The Lane Winslow mystery series is her first foray into adult fiction.

  • Novels of Benjamin Black 
    Thursday, November 22 | 3:00pm—4:00pm

 

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

Location:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note it is currently full. Please call to be placed on the waiting list. 

Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose at Lynn Valley Care Centre! 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.

Space is limited. Register at the Children’s Desk or by phone: 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Do you enjoy talking about the book you are reading with other awesome readers? 

If your answer is yes and you are in Grade 3 or 4, join Page Turners, a kid’s book discussion group at the Parkgate Library. We will participate in book game activities, crafts and discussions. Don’t forget to bring the book you are reading!

For kids in Grade 3 & 4.

Space is limited. Register online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.  PLEASE NOTE:  if registering online, please indicate name of child, and, whether child is in grade 3 or grade 4.  

Location:
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

A nine-week program for adults who want to exchange languages in a group setting, while having fun, eating snacks, and meeting neighbours from different backgrounds. Languages available will depend on the group. Apply online at http://www.languagepartnersbc.ca/programs. Trained facilitators will provide materials to help you and your partner practise the language you want to learn and the language you offer.

For more information: www.languagepartnersbc.ca

Email: mary@languagepartnersbc.ca

This program is presented in partnership with Language Partners BC.

Location:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Looking to join a new book club? The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) North Vancouver is hosting a monthly drop in book club at Lynn Valley Library. Join them to discuss books and meet new people!  See below for what they're reading next.

  • September: The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
    Tuesday, September 25 | 11:30am—1:30pm
     
  • October: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    Tuesday, October 30 | 11:30am—1:30pm
     
  • November: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
    Tuesday, November 27 | 11:30am—1:30pm

Anyone and everyone is invited to join the discussion!Simply read the book before each meeting and drop in. Forfurther information, contact Alison Campbell at acampbell@nvdpl.ca or 604-990-5800, ext. 8118.

Location:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This program is full. Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information- and stay tuned for upcoming MOOCs in the future! 

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in. Join us to view lectures and discuss this course “The Science of Happiness” is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. No previous MOOC experience required.

Location:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come out to join us...we’re talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

September 6

  • “What makes something go viral?” with Dao Nguyen
  • "The rapid growth of the Chinese internet” with Gary Liu

October 4

  • “The happy secret to better work” with Shawn Anchor               
  • “Happiness and its surprises” with Nancy Etcoff

November 1

  • “Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality” with  Anil Seth
  • “Do we see reality as it is?” with Donald Hoffman

December 6

  • “How young blood might help reverse aging” with Tony Wyss-Coray
  • “The psychology of your future self” with Dan Gilbert
Location:
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

We live in interesting times. Your opinion matters.

Will the UK finally pull the Brexit emergency brake, or will they go off the cliff clutching Boris Johnson's imaginary parachute? Will the US and China drift into a Trade War . . . and how will Canada be affected? How will Trump respond when he discovers that the rest of the world continues to commercially engage with Iran? How much longer can Venezuela hold on . . . weeks, days? North Korea promised to do what? The US mid-term elections are drawing near, and Trump is besieged by a torrent of law suits. Refugees, Mueller's investigation, Chinese financial distress, and will Michael Cohen flip? BTW: What's the latest on the Kinder-Ottawa pipeline?

Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs.

No registration required. Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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