Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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 604-987-4471, 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

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

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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 26, 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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
COSCO Health and Wellness Institute discusses tips and tricks for financial literacy as you age. 

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, October 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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, November 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 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 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, November 5, 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, November 6, 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, November 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

We’re celebrating Financial Literacy Month with a special program for teens and young adults, presented by Vancity Credit Union. Join us at the library to learn more about personal finances!

Part 1: Financial Basics 
Wednesday, November 7 | 7:00pm—8:00pm

Vancity presents a workshop on the top financial basics that young people need to know. Register online.

Part 2: Managing Credit
Wednesday, November 14 | 7:00pm—8:00pm

Vancity presents a session on the importance of credit and how to manage it. Register online.


Register to attend one or both workshops! Registrants may attend with a caregiver; please register for each individual person who will be attending.  

Location:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, November 9, 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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Monday, November 12, 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, November 13, 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, November 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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:
Wednesday, November 14, 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 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Friday, November 16, 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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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