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. 

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

We review fire hazards, medications and childproofing, show safety devices, and provide tips for effective renovations. Checklists of potential interior and exterior dangers are provided.

The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. 41 workshops are available by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.

 
Register online or 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 
Location:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:30am 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

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

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

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week over 6 sessions the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

30 minute timeslots, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Note: there is no session on Thursday, February 28.

 

Location:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

An overview of the tools available to help you express your wishes regarding personal care, finances, and end of life care if you are no longer able to speak for yourself.

The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. 41 workshops are available by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.
 
Register online or 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:30am 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, February 5, 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, February 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for our first Mama Me-Dia session on Media literacy and Youth, the Parents Guide!  

With personal devices in the hands of more and more youth all the time, parents have to do a lot of work managing media systems, privacy and app selection for their children. Come to this session presented by Maryann Kempthorne, NVDPL's Manager of Innovation and Learning and a media librarian, to see how to manage the work and build your media literacy!    

  • Be aware of the special cases for youth when it comes to media use and security
  • Build confidence enforcing their child’s right to privacy in their home and on mobile devices
  • Have some greater sense of how to set out rules and guidelines for use and access with the changing nature of kids and technology!

We will have a few door prizes to add to the learning as well. See you there! 

Register online. 

Questions? Email Maryann Kempthorne at KempthorneM@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week over 6 sessions the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

30 minute timeslots, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Note: there is no session on Thursday, February 28.

 

Location:
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

An overview of medical services and what you can expect from them.

The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. 41 workshops are available by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.

Register online or 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.
Location:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week over 6 sessions the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

30 minute timeslots, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Note: there is no session on Thursday, February 28.

 

Location:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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:
Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week over 6 sessions the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

30 minute timeslots, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Note: there is no session on Thursday, February 28.

 

Location:
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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:
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We examine causes of caregiver burnout, prevention, and provide resources for support.

The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute provides free workshops to seniors groups throughout BC. 41 workshops are available by trained facilitators which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.

Register online or 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 
Location:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:30am 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Self-discipline is the most crucial element in achieving your dreams and sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. But often it is much easier to give into temptations then to strive for your worthy goals. Self-discipline can seem boring, difficult and uncomfortable. Maybe you have tried, but gave up after a while. Or you didn’t even start at all, as it felt too daunting.

Developing discipline can be very satisfying and rewarding. Learn the strategy of Doable Discipline to build a steady commitment without being harsh on yourself. Learn how to use awareness and compassionate actions to build loving self-discipline. And by building your inner strength you grow your confidence and achieve your goals.

If you find it hard to motivate yourself or lack the inner strength to commit to your personal or professional dreams, like losing weight, exercising regularly, keeping within budget, or increasing  performance and focus at work, this workshop is for you. Come Learn the strategy of Doable Discipline to build a steady commitment without being harsh on yourself.

What will you learn?

  • Learn how to achieve your goals without beating yourself up.
  • Learn how to start today without believing you will fail tomorrow.
  • Learn how to stay motivated and keep up with your routine.

Who:

This workshop is for self-critics, perfectionists and procrastinators. Everyone who can use more willpower and self-kindness to develop the habits that serve you, your goals and your dreams.

Bio:

Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken, is a certified professional coach who applies mindfulness and meditation techniques from her 18 years of experience to let people thrive in their work and life.:

 
Registration required! Register online or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 
Location:
Thursday, February 28, 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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 5, 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, March 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week over 6 sessions the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

30 minute timeslots, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Note: there is no session on Thursday, February 28.

 

Location:
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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