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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Loneliness and isolation are unhealthy. COSCO Health and Wellness Institute helps participants to determine the level of social connectedness they need and how to achieve it.
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.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


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 or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Self-discipline is the most crucial element in achieving your dreams and sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. But often it is much easier to give into temptations then to strive for your worthy goals. Self-discipline can seem boring, difficult and uncomfortable. Maybe you have tried, but gave up after a while. Or you didn’t even start at all, as it felt to daunting.


Developing discipline can be very satisfying and rewarding. Learn the strategy of Doable Discipline to build a steady commitment without being harsh on yourself. Learn how to use awareness and compassionate actions to build loving self-discipline. And by building your inner strength you grow your confidence and achieve your goals.


If you find it hard to motivate yourself or lack the inner strength to commit to your personal or professional dreams, like losing weight, exercise regularly, keep within budget, or increase performance and focus at work, this workshop is for you.


What will you learn?

Learn how to achieve your goals without beating yourself up.

Learn how to start today without believing you will fail tomorrow.

Learn how to stay motivated and keep up with your routine.



This workshop is for self-critics, perfectionists and procrastinators. Everyone who can use more willpower and self-kindness to develop the habits that serve you, your goals and your dreams.



Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken, is a certified professional coach who applies mindfulness and meditation techniques from her 18 years of experience to let people thrive in their work and life. She works with clients one-on-one and facilitates workshops to help people create lasting stress management tools, apply discipline to enhance focus and build authentic relationships. Within organizations, Fenneke builds mindful cultures, creating work engagement, wellbeing and sustainable higher business results. Fenneke believes that the key to thrive and create success, both personally as professionally is fully being who you are. Drawing from her multidisciplinary background as Marine Biologist and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, she provides a holistic approach to come alive and step into your greatness to make a difference in the world. Fenneke is of Dutch origin and has lived and worked in Gabon, Africa. She is a wife and mother of two wonderful children.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm