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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a series of discussions about the state of democracy and its future!

Democracy has faced its share of challenges in recent years, from the non-starter of Russian democracy, to the failure of the Arab Spring uprisings, the erosion of democracy in Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic, and more recently, what many consider the threat President Trump poses to American democracy.  At each session we'll view and discuss short lectures and interviews from historians & political scientists, examining democracy's history, threats to it, and speculation about its future. 

This series of sessions will take us to March 14, when participants might be interested in attending Capilano University Professor Conrad King's 'Capilano Universe' series lecture, 'The Popularity of Populism: Should we be Concerned?' which asks whether populism is contagious enough to be a threat to Canadian democracy.

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

For more info or to enquire about reading lists, please contact taylorp@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, January 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. 
 
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, January 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:
  • Wednesday, January 23
    Food Swings by Jessica Seinfeld 


 

 

 

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  Sara:  oremlands@nvdpl.ca or phone 604-987-4471. ext 8161.
Location:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 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, January 23, 2019 - 2:30pm 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, January 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a repeat presentation of the MOOC: The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley.

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.

Please register online, or, at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.


Location:
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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:

  • Middle Eastern Cookbooks
    Thursday, January 24 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library

    Choose any cookbook featuring Middle Eastern food! The cookbook Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou 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.

  • Cookbooks by Dorie Greenspan 

    Thursday, February 28 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library

    Choose any of her books! The cookbook Dorie's Cookies 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, January 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: 

 

  • Novels of James Patterson (Alex Cross series)                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, February 28 | 3:00pm-4:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                              

            There are a lot of books in this series, so here is some advice about how to approach them: http://www.howtoread.me/alex-cross-reading-order/                                                                                                                                                         

 

For further information, contact Sara oremlands@nvdpl.ca or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

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

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note this program is full but there may be space at Capilano Library. Learn more. 

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, January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 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:
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, January 28
    “Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault” asks, what are the processes and the technologies, by which we gain knowledge to determine the way we want to be in the world?
     
  • Monday, February 25
    In a gender binary world, we construct, support and perpetuate ideals of masculinity and femininity. What are these ideals today and how do we conform or challenge them?
     
  • Monday, March 25
    Living in an image-saturated world, gaps emerge between our own sense of self and media representations of an ideal self. How do such representations influence our sense of identity and affect our lives?
     
  • Monday, April 29
    In today's consumer capitalist spectacle, celebrities are held up as role models and spokespeople. Why? What are the promises and pitfalls of our obsession with celebrities?
     

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, January 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, January 29, 2019 - 12:30pm 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, January 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, January 30, 2019 - 2:00pm 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, January 30, 2019 - 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, January 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Michael Varga for a presentation and talk on his new book, Inside View! 

Michael is a senior cameraman who discovered his passion for television at an early age and has worked in the television industry since the early 70s. Over four decades, he met thousands of people and worked on hundreds of assignments. His job would take him around the world.

This book was a gesture of appreciation to everyone who played, and continues to play, a part in CBC sports.

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

Location:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a repeat presentation of the MOOC: The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley.

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.

Please register online, or, at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.


Location:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note this program is full but there may be space at Capilano Library. Learn more. 

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, January 31, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

We live in interesting times. Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs. 

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 it affect Canada? How long can Venezuela hold on... weeks, days? North Korea promised  what?

Here's what we're chatting about next:

January 3:  Refugees—People from the world's poorest countries apparently have decided they would rather live in the richest countries.  Can you blame them?  But, is this fair?

January 17: Global Warming—Tick, tock, tick, tock.  While we dither the sands of salvation are dwindling down.  Is it already too late?  What can be done?

January 31: China—6 nightmares are rapidly approaching: demography, pollution, water shortage, economic imbalance, trade wars & off-the-chart debt. Any one of them could be fatal.  Yikes.

February 7: Russia & Ukraine—Russia is winning the short-game, grudgingly aware that the long-game is possibly national bankruptcy and subsequent dismemberment. Again.

February 21: Canadian Trade—TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) & NAFTA/USMCA. What does all this mean?  Have we won the lottery?

 

No registration required. Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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 and drop in for one session or all four! For kids in Grade 3 & 4.

Drop in! No registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.

Location:
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:30pm 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, February 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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