Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered 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. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

 

Location:
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

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, except for the January 26 meeting.

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

Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID. 

 

UPDATE: The January 26 meeting will take place online via Zoom. 

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

 

Location:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 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 Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

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

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered 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. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

 

Location:
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Join us to view Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MasterClass on mindfulness and meditation!  
 
In this MasterClass, Jon Kabat-Zinn shares suggestions for reducing barriers to a daily meditation practice, including how to meditate in a range of different positions, how to tame and befriend the restless or unhappy mind, and how to bring  mindfulness to everything from yoga to exercise as part of a well-rounded practice. Through a series of six guided meditations, he illuminates how mindfulness can be used to reduce stress, pain and suffering and help move toward greater levels of health and well-being. Members will leave this class feeling inspired by Kabat-Zinn's liberating wisdom and empowered with the tools and perspective needed to cultivate a lifelong mindfulness practice of their own. 
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144
 
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.
 
 
This program is made available through MasterClass.com, a subscription-based platform that the Library has purchased. Viewing the videos outside of our 7:00—8:30pm sessions would require you to purchase your own subscription. Our sessions are NOT recorded.
 
 
About Jon Kabat-Zinn 
Kabat-Zinn is internationally recognized for his work as a scientist, writer and meditation teacher, widely credited with bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979, and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society in 1995. He has spent more than 50 years at the forefront of the Western mindfulness movement. He has written seminal scientific papers and 14 books on the subject, contributing to the growing popularity of mindfulness in mainstream medicine, health care and education, as well as within corporations, the tech world, prisons, government and professional sports.
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 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.

 

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

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered 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. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

 

Location:
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Join us to view Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MasterClass on mindfulness and meditation!  
 
In this MasterClass, Jon Kabat-Zinn shares suggestions for reducing barriers to a daily meditation practice, including how to meditate in a range of different positions, how to tame and befriend the restless or unhappy mind, and how to bring  mindfulness to everything from yoga to exercise as part of a well-rounded practice. Through a series of six guided meditations, he illuminates how mindfulness can be used to reduce stress, pain and suffering and help move toward greater levels of health and well-being. Members will leave this class feeling inspired by Kabat-Zinn's liberating wisdom and empowered with the tools and perspective needed to cultivate a lifelong mindfulness practice of their own. 
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144
 
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.
 
 
This program is made available through MasterClass.com, a subscription-based platform that the Library has purchased. Viewing the videos outside of our 7:00—8:30pm sessions would require you to purchase your own subscription. Our sessions are NOT recorded.
 
 
About Jon Kabat-Zinn 
Kabat-Zinn is internationally recognized for his work as a scientist, writer and meditation teacher, widely credited with bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979, and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society in 1995. He has spent more than 50 years at the forefront of the Western mindfulness movement. He has written seminal scientific papers and 14 books on the subject, contributing to the growing popularity of mindfulness in mainstream medicine, health care and education, as well as within corporations, the tech world, prisons, government and professional sports.
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 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.

 

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

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered 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. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

 

Location:
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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.

 

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

Join Zoom meeting: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89931643262?pwd=d1c3bWNjcjNTL29TQXFMR2VWMXB0dz09

 

No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

Location:
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute online session.

In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

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 invite prior to the session or email Celeste at musseauc@nvdpl.ca for info.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Join us to view Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MasterClass on mindfulness and meditation!  
 
In this MasterClass, Jon Kabat-Zinn shares suggestions for reducing barriers to a daily meditation practice, including how to meditate in a range of different positions, how to tame and befriend the restless or unhappy mind, and how to bring  mindfulness to everything from yoga to exercise as part of a well-rounded practice. Through a series of six guided meditations, he illuminates how mindfulness can be used to reduce stress, pain and suffering and help move toward greater levels of health and well-being. Members will leave this class feeling inspired by Kabat-Zinn's liberating wisdom and empowered with the tools and perspective needed to cultivate a lifelong mindfulness practice of their own. 
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144
 
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.
 
 
This program is made available through MasterClass.com, a subscription-based platform that the Library has purchased. Viewing the videos outside of our 7:00—8:30pm sessions would require you to purchase your own subscription. Our sessions are NOT recorded.
 
 
About Jon Kabat-Zinn 
Kabat-Zinn is internationally recognized for his work as a scientist, writer and meditation teacher, widely credited with bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979, and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society in 1995. He has spent more than 50 years at the forefront of the Western mindfulness movement. He has written seminal scientific papers and 14 books on the subject, contributing to the growing popularity of mindfulness in mainstream medicine, health care and education, as well as within corporations, the tech world, prisons, government and professional sports.
 
 
 
Location:
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 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.

 

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

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 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.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered 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. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

 

Location:
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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