Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Join local author and school principal Kristi Blakeway for a discussion on homelessness in our communities.

Kristi Blakeway, author of Beyond Hello, will share the story of her ten year journey helping Vancouver’s homeless reconnect with family. She will also share her unexpected encounter with forgiveness, gained from conversations on the street.  Kristi will encourage all of us to connect with compassion and see those who are otherwise invisible in our lives. She will have her book available for purchase for $20. Each book sold buys a meal for someone in need.

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

About Kristi:

Kristi Blakeway is a school principal and founder of Beyond Hello, a student run initiative that helps the homeless reconnect with family they have lost touch with.

Location:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come hear some tips for identifying and managing sources of stress!

None of us can lead totally stress free lives. However, excessive stress harms the quality of life of many seniors. We help to identify and handle sources of stress.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join author Ramona Materi as she discusses green business and its place in our economy’s future!

The World Trade Organization estimates that global trade in environmental goods and services will be worth US $1.9 trillion in 2020. Canadian entrepreneurs have a tremendous opportunity to meet the needs of this market here, and internationally. Starting a Green Business in Canadaexplores topics such as global environmental trends, marketing green products and services, and more!

About Ramona:
Ramona Materi is a business consultant and author with a passion for entrepreneurship. She holds a degree in environmental science and has worked with Environment Canada and the EPA in the US. She is a resident of North Vancouver and has lived in the United States, Australia, and India.

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

Location:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Many older adults find it difficult to get enough sleep.

At this workshop, the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute explores the reasons and remedies for sleep loss in seniors. Information about lifestyle changes that may help will also be provided.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you a girl aged 11-13 with an interest in computing science? Join the Library for a 10-week coding club to learn more about coding with other girls in the community!

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join Colleen Reyes and Jennifer Deane for this fun and interactive Coding Club that will make you excited about coding and computer science!

  • This program is for girls aged 11-13.
  • You can bring your own laptop or the Library will supply one for you!
  • Participants should commit to attend every week for 10 weeks as lessons build upon the previous week and due to the importance of group work

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, March 2 at 10:00am.

Space is limited. Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

About Jennifer and Colleen 

Colleen Reyes

Colleen Reyes is an experienced technical project manager with a background in marketing and business administration. Her web design and coding journey started at the age of 15 with the intention of making her MySpace (a social media website pre-Facebook era) page standout above the rest. Having this technical knowledge opened doors for her in the marketing industry without any formal training or education. Flash forward 20 years later, she is currently the Project Office Manager for Hollyburn Properties Limited, a property management, real estate investment and development company, where she supports the planning and delivery of large scale complex projects in order to improve the company's operations.

Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is an executive leadership coach with 20 years experience helping people and teams accelerate results through coaching, targeted training and development. In recent years, Jennifer has focussed her work in Gender EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) helping organizations assess and shape their cultures to support gender balance.  Jennifer coaches senior executive leaders globally and is an expert in coaching women to become visionary, confident, and inspirational leaders.

Location:
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm