Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors.

Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Interested in becoming a Tech Tutor? Register in person at the library info desk or by emailing Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The wisdom of having a personal plan is often overlooked.

The Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute reviews three key legal documents you can use (Representation Agreements, Power of Attorney and Advance Directives) to express your wishes regarding personal care, certain financial matters and end of life care if you are no longer able to speak for yourself. They will also discuss the concept of advance care planning and the importance of having a Will.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Register in person or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Thank you for your interest in Mindfulness Meditation. Please note this program is now full.

Wondering how to insight meditation through mindfulness? Attend this FREE 13-week class on Satipatthana—Vipassana Meditation. 

Meditation Instructor Sayar Myat explores how to bring mindfulness to one's life by formal sitting and walking, as well as through everyday activities. Practicing mindfulness can lower stress, and help increase patience, contentment and understanding of oneself. Classes involve guided meditation periods and as well as lecture about the practice, followed by a Q+A period.

Please bring a mat and cushion to sit comfortably on the floor. Regular attendance is required.

Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 if you have any questions! 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Will your child be ready for high school math? Join Laurie Beesting, educator and author of Bridge the Gap Math™, for a jam-packed ideas and tips session on how to help your kids with math!

Laurie empowers parents to help their grade 4-7 students (or grade 8+ if they need to backtrack) feel confident in their intermediate math skills. She’ll walk us through the often-missing skills and concepts worth practicing for a successful school year.

Bridge the Gap Math™ is DIFFERENT to other math books—it contains JUST the often-missing-but-really-need-know-bits from grades 4-7. Laurie’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

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

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 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:
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors.

Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Interested in becoming a Tech Tutor? Register in person at the library info desk or by emailing Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Great BC Shakeout— the world’s largest ‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’ earthquake drill— is coming up on October 17 at 10:17 am. You might have an earthquake kit, but are you really prepared? A major earthquake could potentially disrupt emergency services and utilities for days or even weeks.

British Columbia has the highest earthquake risk in Canada. Southwestern BC, including the North Shore, are at the highest risk within BC. Join North Shore Emergency Management, FortisBC, BC Hydro and ShakeOut BC for an interactive and educational program on earthquake preparedness. There will be an overview on basic emergency planning, emergency kits for your family, as well as energy safety information and tips on how to prepare specifically in the event of an earthquake.

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

And don't forget to join Shakeout BC for the world’s largest earthquake drill by registering at: shakeoutbc.ca/register

Location:
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 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:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 9

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.

Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Spaces are limited! Register in person or call 604-987-471, ext. 8175

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:30pm 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, October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us as we learn more about the wildlife that shares the North Shore with us!

This presentation, led by the North Shore Black Bear Society’s Luci Cadman, will be covering basic bear biology, behaviour and how to respond in an encounter, along with the basics on coyotes, bobcats and cougars. 

The North Shore Black Bear Society, a non-profit organization, works in partnership with local and regional governments and other groups involved with black bears and bear attractant issues.

Register online or call 604-984-0266, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Register in person or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

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, October 4, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 

 

Location:
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!

Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?

Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors.

Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.

Interested in becoming a Tech Tutor? Register in person at the library info desk or by emailing Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, October 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, October 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 9

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.

Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Spaces are limited! Register in person or call 604-987-471, ext. 8175

Location:
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:30pm 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.  January’s session will focus on 10 minute ’read and write’ sessions, and using blogging apps for memoir.  Wayne will demo a couple of his favourites.

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

 

Location:
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

It can be very difficult for seniors experiencing incontinence.

The Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute provides an overview of how the bladder functions and the causes of bladder incontinence, infection and irritation are explained. They will discuss possible remedies and life style changes that can help to reduce or eliminate this problem.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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

Location:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Cedarview Lodge.

Register in person or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141

Location:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

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, October 11, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 9

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.

Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Spaces are limited! Register in person or call 604-987-471, ext. 8175

Location:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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