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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 1:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 12:30pm to test your technology. 

Location:
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

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 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us as we listen to and discuss Margaret MacMillan’s 2015 Massey Lectures Series History’s People: Personalities of the Past!

The renowned historian explores some of the great people — good and bad, dreamers, explorers and adventurers — who have shaped their times and ours. One historian's view of the people of the past who have intrigued, horrified or engaged her. Some of these great figures have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of our time. Others are memorable for being risk-takers, adventurers, or observers.

Margaret MacMillan received her PhD from Oxford University and is now a professor of international history at Oxford. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; a senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto; and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. Her published works include The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, a New York Times Notable Book; Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History; Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World; Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India; and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World.

Tuesday, October 13 - Lecture 1: Persuasion and the Art of Leadership

Tuesday, October 27 - Lecture 2: Hubris

Tuesday November 10 - Lecture 3: Daring 

Tuesday November 24 - Lecture 4: Curiosity 

Tuesday December 1 - Lecture 5: Observers 

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.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For this meeting, we’re going to try recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi's Ottolenghi Flavour.

Make sure you take pictures of your creations as you go, so that you can share your successes and failures with others! After you register, you will be contacted with a link to the Zoom meeting and in invitation for you to send in all your cooking pics.

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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

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. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

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. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

What do our kids need from us and how are we meant to lead them through this pandemic?

While we have not faced times like these before, we are equipped to give our kids what they need to survive. Join Dr. Deborah MacNamara, author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), who will walk around what it means to be resilient, how to deal with children’s emotions, and practical strategies for caring for our children when so much has changed.

Dr. Deborah MacNamara provides counselling and educational services to parents and professionals based on the relational-developmental approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. She is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and presents on all of the Neufeld material. She is the author of the best selling book, Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), and her new children’s picture book, The Sorry Plane.

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 link prior to the event. If you have any questions, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn and assess your spending habits, money practices, and more with financial therapist and Chartered Accountant Jose Guerrero!

November is Financial Literacy Month! In this workshop with Jose Guerrero, you’ll reflect upon the habits, beliefs, and practices that affect your relationship with money. You’ll also gain knowledge about the foundations of money management and practice tools that help to plan and decide where the money goes. The presentation ultimate goal is to empower participants to reach financial wellbeing in a consistent and progressive fashion.  

Jose Jaime Guerrero is a Registered Clinical Counsellor providing financial therapy to individuals and couples to transition from a place of financial or emotional burden, towards an asset-building and self-worth capacity. He is also a Chartered Accountant with senior financial experience in multinational firms operating worldwide.

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. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Part of the Financial Literacy Series

Location:
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Test out new recipes and Cook the Books with us!  

Bring your comfortable folding chair (library chairs will also be available) and share your recipe experiences with other fellow food-enthusiasts. During this time of COVID-19, we will be practicing social distancing, hand sanitizer will be available, and no food please!

We will meet outside under the Parkgate Library awning overlooking the courtyard.

This month’s pick:  Cookbooks by Gordon Ramsay OR pick a cookbook from your personal home library!

All ages, seasoned or beginners are welcome to drop in for a savoury conversation!

We look forward to seeing you but ask that you:

  • Refrain from visiting if you, or someone you’ve been in contact with, is experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • Postpone your visit if you have travelled internationally within the last 14 days.

Follow all posted guidelines for visiting the library during this time.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 and ask for Jean for more information. 

Location:
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Thank you for your interest in attending this event with Bob Joseph. This event is now full. 

Join us for an important North-Shore wide community conversation as we discuss 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality, by Bob Joseph.

Based on a viral article, “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act” is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.

This discussion will deepen our collective learning following the November 17 event, An Evening with Bob Joseph. NVDPL has 12 copies of the book. Place a hold through the online catalogue or look for a Speed Read copy at your local branch! 

If you have any questions, call your local library

For this virtual program, we’ll be using Zoom. What you will need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register here with your email. We will send you a Zoom link in advance of the program. 

This event is presented in partnership with North Vancouver City Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library. 

Location:
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 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 12:30pm to test your technology. 

Location:
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

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.

  • September 21: COVID-19 Surfing: Six months since the initial pandemic shutdowns. What does your new reality look like and are you prepared for the next wave?
     
  • October 5: Gratitude: Thanksgiving in Canada is around the corner. What are you grateful for and what’s one thing you would change to make the world a better place?
     
  • October 19: Happiness Rules! Or does it? What does happiness mean to you?
     
  • November 2: Uncle Sam Wants Citizens to Vote! What are your predictions about the election in the United States and how do you feel about the possible outcomes?
     
  • November 16: They count ballots, don’t they? How do you feel about the US election results and where does the world go from here?
     
  • November 30: Where is your horizon set? What are your worries, concerns, hopes, dreams and aspirations as this most perplexing and troubling year starts to wind down?

No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the 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. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09

Location:
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 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 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us as we listen to and discuss Margaret MacMillan’s 2015 Massey Lectures Series History’s People: Personalities of the Past!

The renowned historian explores some of the great people — good and bad, dreamers, explorers and adventurers — who have shaped their times and ours. One historian's view of the people of the past who have intrigued, horrified or engaged her. Some of these great figures have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of our time. Others are memorable for being risk-takers, adventurers, or observers.

Margaret MacMillan received her PhD from Oxford University and is now a professor of international history at Oxford. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; a senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto; and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. Her published works include The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, a New York Times Notable Book; Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History; Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World; Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India; and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World.

Tuesday, October 13 - Lecture 1: Persuasion and the Art of Leadership

Tuesday, October 27 - Lecture 2: Hubris

Tuesday November 10 - Lecture 3: Daring 

Tuesday November 24 - Lecture 4: Curiosity 

Tuesday December 1 - Lecture 5: Observers 

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.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join the HR MacMillan Space Centre's astronomer, Rachel Wang, to discover more about the structure of the universe, how it is measured and some of the big questions astronomers are trying to answer.

Rachel Wang, an astronomer at the HR MacMillan Space Centre, is a graduate from UBC's Department of Physics and Astronomy. She loves to share her passion and knowledge about the universe with learners of all ages.

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. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:15pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

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. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At each meeting, we’ll discuss the books and pick our read for the coming month!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

ARC Book Club is available for teens grade 7-12.

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

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.

Location:
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 4:00pm
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, December 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Get cozy, grab a book, and enjoy a night in!

We might be staying closer to home these days, but have you read everything on your to-be-read pile?! Carve out some time for yourself, get into your comfy clothes, grab your favourite hot beverage, and settle in for a cozy night of reading in the comfort of your own home. We’re calling on you to read at home in tandem others in your community.

We’re sharing a theme each month but feel free to read whatever interests you!

This month's theme is Holidays, Storytelling, and Family Traditions.

Register online for a digital reminder to start reading!

Connect with us on social media @nvdpl to show us what you’re reading when you Stay Home and Read!

This event takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Register for all of them for the optimal experience!

This meeting will NOT take place on Zoom. Put away your microphone and webcam, close your computer, and simply enjoy an evening offline reading!

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

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 12:30pm to test your technology. 

Location:
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

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 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to think like a scientist in the famous astrophysicist’s two-week video MasterClass!

With a hit talk show and bestselling books, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most popular figures in modern science. Now, the influential astrophysicist teaches you how his mind works and how he connects with audiences. Learn to think like a skeptic, open your own mind through scientific literacy, distill data, and navigate bias to discover objective truths—and deliver your ideas in ways that engage, excite, and inspire.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, science educator, and the director of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium, part of the American Museum of Natural History.

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:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

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. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then connect via Zoom to discuss it! We will be watching documentaries that touch on social, cultural, political, and global issues. Then, we’ll have an open discussion and exchange of ideas over the film’s topic.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up               

Thursday, December 10 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

In 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley's rural property with friends. The jury's subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada's legal system and propelling Colten's family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Directed by Tasha Hubbard, the film weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker's own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a transofmrative vision of a futrue where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

This meeting will be held on Zoom. You can watch the film with the group at 2:00pm, or watch on your own and join us at 3:00pm for a great discussion!

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

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.

Location:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great).

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12). 

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

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. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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