Life Skills

Develop life skills.

COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute describes how technology can help manage the demands of daily living, connect with family and friends, and access assistance when needed.

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, September 25, 2018 - 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, September 25, 2018 - 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, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Type 2 Diabetes is now one of the most widespread chronic diseases and is most  common in people over 40. COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute discusses causes, preventative measures and managing Type 2 Diabetes.
 
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, October 1, 2018 - 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, October 2, 2018 - 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:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 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 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 604-929-3727 , ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute presents a session on Emergency Preparedness. They explore the preparation of emergency kits, safety procedures in dangerous situations and give information about when and how to seek help.

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, October 11, 2018 - 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:
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 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:
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Come in and sit down with a librarian one-to-one 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!

Bring your personal device and we can help get you set up. You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

No registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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. 

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

Register at 604-929-3727 , ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come learn about the fascinating world of these tree species, their habitat, and the carving practices of traditional First Nations communities.

Large cultural cedar (LCC) have been revered by B.C. coastal First Nations for millennia. Big diameter, high quality western red cedar (Thuja plicata) are still desired by carvers for making traditional totems, canoes, masks, paddles, plaques and big houses. First Nation carvers describe LCC using specific characteristics of these ancient wood forms, but little is known about the environmental conditions that promote these tree features.

Nielsen has interviewed carvers of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations to learn of their carving practices, the role of cedar in aboriginal culture and the changes that have occurred to the carving culture through time. In this talk, Nielsen shares the perspectives of carvers and tells their stories so we may learn how to best steward cedar, for all future generations use and enjoyment.

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

Biography

Julie Nielsen is a Registered Professional Biologist with a background in forestry, forest ecology, conservation biology, and tree physiology. Nielsen is a native of Lynn Valley and is currently a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management. Her interest and passion to better understand the ecological conditions associated with LCC have taken her to the temperate rainforest of the north east coast of Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and the First Nation communities of those that practice cultural tradition carving LCC.

 

Location:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

October 18 is the Great BC Shakeout— are you prepared for an emergency? Join CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe for a talk on earthquake preparedness.

Johanna Wagstaffe will focus on the science behind earthquakes and risks associated with living on B.C.'s South Coast. She’ll discuss what we can do now to be prepared for an earthquake, and how to engage with your loved ones to ensure everyone is ready if a natural disaster strikes.

Johanna Wagstaffe is an on-camera meteorologist for CBC covering local, national and international weather and science stories. Wagstaffe's background in seismology and earth science make her CBC’s go-to expert for insight into breaking science stories. She hosted the award-winning podcast, Fault Lines, covered the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference and tracked Hurricane Irma from the ground.

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

Location:
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Climate changes for many reason and on many different time scales.

Join Geologist David Cook for a talk that will summarize the variables for climate change and how they have influenced the Earth throughout its geological history. We’ll discuss a new variable that has come into play; the ascendency of one species and the by-products of its accompanying industrialization. David Cook will attempt to decode climate change from the past in order to understand what the future may have in store for us.  

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

Location:
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 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.

Location:
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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. 

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

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

Location:
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 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:
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 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 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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 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, October 23, 2018 - 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 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 604-929-3727 , ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 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:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. Are you informed and ready for the referendum?

Join Gerald Baier, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at UBC, who will facilitate a discussion about the upcoming electoral reform referendum. Figure out which option matches best with your personal values, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote!

For more information on the referendum, visit:  elections.bc.ca/referendum

 

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 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. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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