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 12:50pm to test your technology. 

Location:
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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. 
 
Tuesday, December 7 at 1:00pm
 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. Masks are mandatory when visiting the library. Distancing is encouraged. 
 
All events are subject to change. No registration required. 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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.

No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Not your average book club! Formerly known as the ARC Book Club, this is a club where we read Advance Reading Copies of soon-to-be-published books and share our reviews! We meet monthly to discuss our books with fellow bibliophiles.

Read & Review Teen Book Club is for grades 7-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

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

Location:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 the Enid Dearing Meeting Room.

No registration required. For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Rainbow Reads is a monthly book club where we read YA books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.

Our selections will be from various genres and will cover a range of topics, including coming out, aligning cultural expectations with queerness, family relationships, queer joy, and romance! Come to our book club to relax, snack & discuss great books among friends.

Rainbow Reads is for teens grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

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

Location:
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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.

No registration required. 

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

For more information, please call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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 Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

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, December 13, 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, December 13, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bring your questions and comments and join Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, for an informal chat at the library! 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. As of August 25, masks are mandatory when visiting the library. 
 
No registration required. 
 
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.
 
 
Chats with MLA Susie Chant will be held at various times and locations from October to December. Click here to see all events.
 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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. 
 
Tuesday, November 16 at 10:30am
Tuesday, December 14 at 10:30am
 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. Masks are mandatory when visiting the library. Distancing is encouraged. 
 
All events are subject to change. No registration required. 
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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.

No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Please note that this program is now going to be held via Zoom rather than at the Parkgate Branch. Please email Moira at myhillm@nvdpl.ca if you would like the Zoom link.

 

The ocean encircles the globe, forming the largest interconnected ecosystem on earth. It provides a huge range of services on which we rely; food, energy, transportation, environmental resilience, but also immaterial benefits such as beauty, cultural identity, and recreation that enhance our sense of well-being. The pivotal role of the ocean in stabilizing climate, enabling a just distribution of economic prosperity and allowing for sustainable management and good governance of human activities is recognized in Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses on the Ocean.

The course will provide  a knowledge base that brings to you to the science and fascination of the ocean. Marine scientists have teamed up with economists, lawyers and philosophers to bring you a holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your education, are professionally involved in ocean issues or seek to know more about your local coastline, the fish you eat or the climate that the ocean regulates; we invite you to join us on this voyage of discovery.

You can expect to learn:

  • The physics, biology, chemistry and the geology of the ocean
  • How human interactions with the ocean impact its resilience
  • The rules and regulations governing ocean use and related economics of ocean ecosystems
  • Sustainable solution options for natural resource use, habitat protection, fisheries, and coastal systems

This NVDPL program is related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14:

 

To learn more about the MOOC, visit https://oceanmooc.org/

Want to know more about MOOCs? Attend An Introduction to MOOCs

 

 

Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email leev@nvdpl.ca for more information.

Meetings will take place over Zoom.

Location:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note this session is cancelled due to conflicting events. MLA Chant is available for other sessions: 
  • Parkgate Library
    December 14 | 10:30am-11:30am
    Learn more
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    December 15 | 7:00pm-8:00pm
    Learn more
 
 
Bring your questions and comments and join Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, for an informal chat at the library! 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. As of August 25, masks are mandatory when visiting the library. 
 
No registration required. 
 
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.
 
 
Chats with MLA Susie Chant will be held at various times and locations from October to December. Click here to see all events.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 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 the Enid Dearing Meeting Room.

No registration required. For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Bring your questions and comments and join Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, for an informal chat at the library! 
 
Note: this program takes place in-person. As of August 25, masks are mandatory when visiting the library. 
 
No registration required. 
 
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.
 
 
Chats with MLA Susie Chant will be held at various times and locations from October to December. Click here to see all events.
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, December 15, 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.

No registration required. 

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

For more information, please call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 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.

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, December 20, 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
 
  • September 27: Welcome back! Given the challenges of the past year and a half, what are the key changes you anticipate seeing in our daily lives as we move through the pandemic to a new normal?
  • October 25: As we move into the month for Canadian Thanksgiving and given the traumatic revelations at residential schools in the late spring, what do you see as the next steps in the national process and search for reconciliation?
  • November 22: It was another blazing summer! As we move into winter, what steps do you think we need to take to contend with the continuing unfolding of our climate emergency?
  • December 20: ’Tis the season for merriment and celebration! In approaching 2022, what are the lessons you’ve learned this past year and what changes do you plan on implementing in the next one?
 
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, December 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please note that this program is now going to be held via Zoom rather than at the Parkgate Branch. Please email Moira at myhillm@nvdpl.ca if you would like the Zoom link.

 

The ocean encircles the globe, forming the largest interconnected ecosystem on earth. It provides a huge range of services on which we rely; food, energy, transportation, environmental resilience, but also immaterial benefits such as beauty, cultural identity, and recreation that enhance our sense of well-being. The pivotal role of the ocean in stabilizing climate, enabling a just distribution of economic prosperity and allowing for sustainable management and good governance of human activities is recognized in Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses on the Ocean.

The course will provide  a knowledge base that brings to you to the science and fascination of the ocean. Marine scientists have teamed up with economists, lawyers and philosophers to bring you a holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your education, are professionally involved in ocean issues or seek to know more about your local coastline, the fish you eat or the climate that the ocean regulates; we invite you to join us on this voyage of discovery.

You can expect to learn:

  • The physics, biology, chemistry and the geology of the ocean
  • How human interactions with the ocean impact its resilience
  • The rules and regulations governing ocean use and related economics of ocean ecosystems
  • Sustainable solution options for natural resource use, habitat protection, fisheries, and coastal systems

This NVDPL program is related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14:

 

To learn more about the MOOC, visit https://oceanmooc.org/

Want to know more about MOOCs? Attend An Introduction to MOOCs

 

 

Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email leev@nvdpl.ca for more information.

Meetings will take place over Zoom.

Location:
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 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 the Enid Dearing Meeting Room.

No registration required. For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 2:30pm 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

Please note that this program is now going to be held via Zoom rather than at the Parkgate Branch. Please email Moira at myhillm@nvdpl.ca if you would like the Zoom link.

 

The ocean encircles the globe, forming the largest interconnected ecosystem on earth. It provides a huge range of services on which we rely; food, energy, transportation, environmental resilience, but also immaterial benefits such as beauty, cultural identity, and recreation that enhance our sense of well-being. The pivotal role of the ocean in stabilizing climate, enabling a just distribution of economic prosperity and allowing for sustainable management and good governance of human activities is recognized in Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses on the Ocean.

The course will provide  a knowledge base that brings to you to the science and fascination of the ocean. Marine scientists have teamed up with economists, lawyers and philosophers to bring you a holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your education, are professionally involved in ocean issues or seek to know more about your local coastline, the fish you eat or the climate that the ocean regulates; we invite you to join us on this voyage of discovery.

You can expect to learn:

  • The physics, biology, chemistry and the geology of the ocean
  • How human interactions with the ocean impact its resilience
  • The rules and regulations governing ocean use and related economics of ocean ecosystems
  • Sustainable solution options for natural resource use, habitat protection, fisheries, and coastal systems

This NVDPL program is related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14:

 

To learn more about the MOOC, visit https://oceanmooc.org/

Want to know more about MOOCs? Attend An Introduction to MOOCs

 

 

Registration required. Register online, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166, or email leev@nvdpl.ca for more information.

Meetings will take place over Zoom.

Location:
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Location:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Location:
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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