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, February 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Do you want to learn another language? You’re in luck! NVDPL provides access to Mango Languages for FREE. So where will you go Mango?

Mango Languages is an online resource that teaches practical conversation skills for the world’s most popular languages. From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Pirate to Shakespeare, Mango has  virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you don’t have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, "estoy aprendiendo español," or the Croatian, "učim hrvatski." Join us at this session to learn more about Mango Languages and how to use it!

Register online or call 604-984-086, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 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.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Have you identified the hazards that can cause falls? 

In this event, the folks from the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute reviews the alarming impact falls have on the well-being of seniors and identify hazards that contribute to the likelihood of falls. They will also recommend safeguards and demonstrate exercises to improve balance and strength.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 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 25, 2020 - 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.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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, March 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Drop in! No registration required. For more information, call us at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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:
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come hear this candid talk on the scope and complexities of palliative care.

The focus of this workshop is on the comfort and dignity of patients as they cope with serious illness. The scope of palliative care is explained. The overall goal is to manage pain, and to provide appropriate care to enable the individual to live to the fullest.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 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, March 10, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Have you ever thought about sharing the memories, stories, and experiences of your life through a memoir?

Join local Wayne Smith for a monthly program to exchange storytelling tips and inspiration from fellow aspiring memoirists.  You can write to memoir prompts, share stories with others or just listen.  

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

Location:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What exactly is “continuum of care”?

The Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute explains the continuum of care for housing in BC, as well as the requirements and procedures for accessing appropriate housing for seniors.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 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:
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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 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. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 5:00pm 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 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.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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 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. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
NVDPL is proud to present Spring Break Film Camp! Are you a youth in grade 6-8 nterested in making movies? Film Camp is a 5-day school break program at the Library where students in grades 6, 7 or 8 come to work with others and develop filmmaking skills. Participants use filmmaking equipment and with the help of filmmaking educators from the Cinematheque come together to make great stories for the screen! 

Under the guidance of professionals from The Cinematheque, you'll learn:
  • how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your video
  • how to hone ideas into a clear message and story on screen
  • how to nurture it into a script and translate it into a compelling story
Due to the importance of teamwork daily attendance is mandatory. Lunch is not included but some snacks may be provided. Participation release required prior to start.
 
Fee for camp is: $290 for a general application
Financial assistance is available for North Vancouver District residents through the District of North Vancouver’s Youth In Film Program. Fee reductions are made available at the 50%, 75% or 100% level for participants with a reference that can support their need, which might be financial need, being member of an underrepresented community, persons with physical or perceptual disability.
 
To learn more and to apply, please visit the Registration Page
 
Space is limited! Apply by February 18. 
Location:
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 9:30am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 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.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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 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. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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