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.

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, May 10, 2021 - 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.

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

Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Getting ready to research your family history?

Join members of the British Columbia Genealogical Society to learn about the organization and its resources.

Can't make this session? This program will be repeated on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30pm.

Want to continue learning? A different session on genealogy websites, family trees and databases will be offered on Thursday, May 13 at 2:00pm OR Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm

 

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.

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. 

Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Statistics show that each year in British Columbia there are approximately 1,700 ground Search and Rescue incidents. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and skiers to backcountry travellers and boaters.

AdventureSmart encourages you to have fun and play, but always be informed and prepared before you set out. Time spent gaining this extra knowledge and skills can help reverse the SAR incident trend.
By following the three "T"s, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become lost or in distress. These are:

  • Trip Planning. Plan your travel route. Know the terrain and conditions. Check the weather and always fill out a trip plan.
  • Training. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out. Know and stay within your limits.
  • Taking the Essentials. Always carry these essentials, and know how to use them. Add other equipment specific to your chosen activity, season and location.

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

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. 

Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Getting ready to research your family history?

Join members of the British Columbia Genealogical Society to learn about genealogical websites and databases.

Can't make this session? This program will be repeated on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm

Want to continue exploring geneaology research? A different session on the BC Genealogical Society and its resources will be offered on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30pm OR Tuesday May 11 at 2:00pm

 

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.

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.

Location:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 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, May 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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, May 17, 2021 - 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.

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

Location:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Getting ready to research your family history?

Join members of the British Columbia Genealogical Society to learn about the organization and its resources.

Can't make this session? This program is a repeat of the session offered on Tuesday, May 11

 

Want to continue learning? A different session on genealogy websites, family trees and databases will be offered on Thursday, May 13 at 2:00pm OR Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm

 

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.

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. 

Location:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and learn how to maximizing your brain’s fitness with Karima Benameur, MD

With deteriorating health, particularly brain health, occurring at a global level, this course introduces you to methods for maximizing your brain's fitness through nutrition, exercise, meditation, and sleep. We'll debunk popular myths about prescribed practices for overall health and then uncover studies from the last few decades revealing practical routines and interventions that are proven to help improve the brain. You'll also get a glimpse at the brain's structure and common brain functions, as well as a "prescription" each week of tips for improving your brain's health.

What you will learn:

  • Week 1: Nutrition and the Brain
  • Week 2: Exercise and the Brain
  • Week 3: Meditation and the Brain
  • Week 4: Sleep and the Brain

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

 

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page. Click on the red enroll box and click Audit the course. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Getting ready to research your family history?

Join members of the British Columbia Genealogical Society to learn about genealogical websites and databases.

This program is a repeat of the program offered on Thursday, May 13 at 2:00pm.  

Want to continue exploring geneaology research? A different session on the BC Genealogical Society and its resources will be offered on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30pm OR Tuesday May 11 at 2:00pm

 

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.

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.

Location:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

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

Location:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Self Defence Fitness Instructor Jennifer Bajus in this workshop on personal safety for women.

Through her company F.I.R.E., Jennifer shows women how to control and use natural survival instincts for protection. She’ll share self defence techniques and provide physical and verbal tips to help protect your personal safety. This virtual program is geared towards women but anyone is welcome to attend.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 

 

About Jennifer

 

Jennifer Bajus is a Krav Maga Force, FIMA (Federation of Israeli Martial Arts), UFAF (United Fighting Arts Federation) Black Belt and Self Defense Instructor in the Greater Vancouver area. She is also a Krav Maga Combat Fitness Instructor, a Registered BCRPA Fitness Leader as well as a Certified TRX Suspension Trainer. Jen also collaborates and works with members from the Women’s Personal Safety Team of the Vancouver Police Department and their workshops.

 

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and learn how to maximizing your brain’s fitness with Karima Benameur, MD

With deteriorating health, particularly brain health, occurring at a global level, this course introduces you to methods for maximizing your brain's fitness through nutrition, exercise, meditation, and sleep. We'll debunk popular myths about prescribed practices for overall health and then uncover studies from the last few decades revealing practical routines and interventions that are proven to help improve the brain. You'll also get a glimpse at the brain's structure and common brain functions, as well as a "prescription" each week of tips for improving your brain's health.

What you will learn:

  • Week 1: Nutrition and the Brain
  • Week 2: Exercise and the Brain
  • Week 3: Meditation and the Brain
  • Week 4: Sleep and the Brain

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

 

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page. Click on the red enroll box and click Audit the course. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

How will you tell your story? StoryLab is NVDPL’s new digital creation and storytelling facility at Lynn Valley Library.

In this quick virtual tour by Zoom, we will walk you around the fabulous new StoryLab facility and answer your questions. At this time, public bookings are limited due to COVID.

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. 

Register online. 

Location:
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 3:00pm

How will you tell your story? StoryLab is NVDPL’s new digital creation and storytelling facility at Lynn Valley Library.

In this quick virtual tour by Zoom, we will walk you around the fabulous new StoryLab facility and answer your questions. At this time, public bookings are limited due to COVID.

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. 

Register online. 

Location:
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 3:30pm

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, May 31, 2021 - 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.

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

Location:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Get ready for hiking season! Join us for an evening with Stephen Hui and Taryn Eyton. Stephen and Taryn present their new books, published by Greystone books. These titles are your essential guides to trails near Vancouver! 

About Stephen Hui 

Stephen Hui is the author of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, a #1 B.C. bestseller. Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, a guide to 55 new hikes, is his second book. Find out more at 105hikes.com.

About Taryn Eyton

Taryn Eyton is a hiker, adventure traveler, and Leave No Trace master educator, who spent six years researching and writing about outdoor gear for MEC. She founded happiestoutdoors.ca. Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia is her first book.

 

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.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 

Location:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and learn how to maximizing your brain’s fitness with Karima Benameur, MD

With deteriorating health, particularly brain health, occurring at a global level, this course introduces you to methods for maximizing your brain's fitness through nutrition, exercise, meditation, and sleep. We'll debunk popular myths about prescribed practices for overall health and then uncover studies from the last few decades revealing practical routines and interventions that are proven to help improve the brain. You'll also get a glimpse at the brain's structure and common brain functions, as well as a "prescription" each week of tips for improving your brain's health.

What you will learn:

  • Week 1: Nutrition and the Brain
  • Week 2: Exercise and the Brain
  • Week 3: Meditation and the Brain
  • Week 4: Sleep and the Brain

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

 

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page. Click on the red enroll box and click Audit the course. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

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