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.

Location:
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Learn to navigate health care resources and technology in the 21st century!

Every week there are new developments on the latest in health technology. Learn how health technology is being used in Canada, what the future might bring, and how to know if a particular health technology is for you.

About Vicki
Presenter Vicki Lee is a health librarian, NVDPL Staff Member, and patient advocate who knows the value of getting the right information at the right time in a format you can use.

 

Location:
Monday, November 18, 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:
Tuesday, November 19, 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, November 19, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
 
• Saturday, November 23 | 10:00am-12:00pm
 
• Tuesday, November 26 | 5:30pm-7:15pm
 
• Saturday, November 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm*
*last chance to make the 50,000 word count!

Check the calendar for more Write-Ins this November

Location:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note it is now full. Space may be available in the program at Capilano Library

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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, November 22, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
 
• Tuesday, November 26 | 5:30pm-7:15pm
 
• Saturday, November 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm*
*last chance to make the 50,000 word count!

Check the calendar for more Write-Ins this November

Location:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 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, November 26, 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, November 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come work on your novel!

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
 
• Saturday, November 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm*
*last chance to make the 50,000 word count!

Check the calendar for more Write-Ins this November

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:15pm

Join the North Shore Multicultural Society for a series on finding your first professional job in Canada!

Getting your career back in Canada can be a real challenge! Most new immigrants have a lot of work experience in their home country, but start in a survival job to get used to the Canadian workplace. Learn how to create a professional Canadian resume to get a job in your field. Get some tips and tricks on how to prepare for an interview!

Who can attend this workshop?

• Work Permit Holders
• International Students
• Refugee Claimants

Highlights:

• Job search strategies
• Resume and cover letter writing
• Creating a professional profile
• Interview skills
• Creating an elevator pitch
• Networking
 
For more information and to register, contact: Masha Rademakers
mashar@nsms.ca or 604-973-0463
Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 6:00pm 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.

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note it is now full. Space may be available in the program at Capilano Library

Location:
Wednesday, November 27, 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, November 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come work on your novel! It's your last chance to make the 50,000 word count! 

We provide a quiet space, some snacks, and some gentle motivation, you bring your writing materials and your desire to write!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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, December 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join the North Shore Multicultural Society for a series on finding your first professional job in Canada!

Getting your career back in Canada can be a real challenge! Most new immigrants have a lot of work experience in their home country, but start in a survival job to get used to the Canadian workplace. How do you write a great cover letter? In this workshop you learn how to communicate with your future employer. 

Who can attend this workshop?

• Work Permit Holders
• International Students
• Refugee Claimants

Highlights:

• Job search strategies
• Resume and cover letter writing
• Creating a professional profile
• Interview skills
• Creating an elevator pitch
• Networking
 
For more information and to register, contact: Masha Rademakers
mashar@nsms.ca or 604-973-0463
 
Location:
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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, December 3, 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, December 6, 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, December 10, 2019 - 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:
Friday, December 13, 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, December 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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