Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and explore ways to find purpose and meaning in life.

In this course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life, and will walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you so you can live a purposeful life.

What you will learn:

Week 1: What is a Purpose in Life?

Week 2: How Purpose Organizes our Lives

Week 3: How Purpose Changes our Lives

Week 4: How Purposes Work in Real Life

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page at https://www.coursera.org/learn/finding-purpose-and-meaning-in-life. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom (a teleconferencing software) and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us for a digital version of Parent-Child Mother Goose!

Parent-Child Mother Goose® 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 and North Shore Community Resources.

Registration required. For more information, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8184.

Location:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one) is the parenting book you have been looking for. It makes sense of young children through developmental science and is what every child wished their adults understood about them.

Join us for a six-session series to read along and discuss the best-selling parenting book by Clinical Counsellor and Developmentalist Dr Deborah MacNamara. Deborah will be joining us for the final session for a chat and question session.

Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. Parents and caregivers struggle with these little ones, who are known for their extreme behaviour, from tantrums, resistance, and aggression to separation anxiety, bedtime protests, and not listening. The key to understanding youngsters lies in realizing that their challenging behaviour is not personal, nor is it a disorder or deficit.

Looking for a copy of Rest, Play, Grow? Check the catalogue or borrow an E-book using the Libby app and your NVDPL library card.

About Deborah

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is a Clinical Counsellor and Developmentalist, on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a counselling centre for families. She is author of the best selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), which has been translated into 9 languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Danish, Estonian, Korean, and Mandarin) and is available in audiobook.

Deborah will be attending the final session of the Learning Circle.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8154. 

This meeting will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and explore ways to find purpose and meaning in life.

In this course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life, and will walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you so you can live a purposeful life.

What you will learn:

Week 1: What is a Purpose in Life?

Week 2: How Purpose Organizes our Lives

Week 3: How Purpose Changes our Lives

Week 4: How Purposes Work in Real Life

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page at https://www.coursera.org/learn/finding-purpose-and-meaning-in-life. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom (a teleconferencing software) and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Have you been diagnosed with a major or life-limiting condition? Discover how to find the information you need to make sense of it all.

More and more, patients are responsible for managing their own health conditions, and it can be overwhelming. These sessions offer practical tips for navigating the health care system. Presenter Vicki Lee is a health librarian and board-certified patient advocate who knows the value of getting the right information at the right time in a format you can use.

Join us for this bi-weekly, five-part series and become a well-informed patient!

These meetings will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

Location:
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a digital version of Parent-Child Mother Goose!

Parent-Child Mother Goose® 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 and North Shore Community Resources.

Registration required. For more information, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8184.

Location:
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one) is the parenting book you have been looking for. It makes sense of young children through developmental science and is what every child wished their adults understood about them.

Join us for a six-session series to read along and discuss the best-selling parenting book by Clinical Counsellor and Developmentalist Dr Deborah MacNamara. Deborah will be joining us for the final session for a chat and question session.

Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. Parents and caregivers struggle with these little ones, who are known for their extreme behaviour, from tantrums, resistance, and aggression to separation anxiety, bedtime protests, and not listening. The key to understanding youngsters lies in realizing that their challenging behaviour is not personal, nor is it a disorder or deficit.

Looking for a copy of Rest, Play, Grow? Check the catalogue or borrow an E-book using the Libby app and your NVDPL library card.

About Deborah

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is a Clinical Counsellor and Developmentalist, on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a counselling centre for families. She is author of the best selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), which has been translated into 9 languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Danish, Estonian, Korean, and Mandarin) and is available in audiobook.

Deborah will be attending the final session of the Learning Circle.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8154. 

This meeting will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and explore ways to find purpose and meaning in life.

In this course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life, and will walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you so you can live a purposeful life.

What you will learn:

Week 1: What is a Purpose in Life?

Week 2: How Purpose Organizes our Lives

Week 3: How Purpose Changes our Lives

Week 4: How Purposes Work in Real Life

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page at https://www.coursera.org/learn/finding-purpose-and-meaning-in-life. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom (a teleconferencing software) and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us for a digital version of Parent-Child Mother Goose!

Parent-Child Mother Goose® 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 and North Shore Community Resources.

Registration required. For more information, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8184.

Location:
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and explore ways to find purpose and meaning in life.

In this course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life, and will walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you so you can live a purposeful life.

What you will learn:

Week 1: What is a Purpose in Life?

Week 2: How Purpose Organizes our Lives

Week 3: How Purpose Changes our Lives

Week 4: How Purposes Work in Real Life

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page at https://www.coursera.org/learn/finding-purpose-and-meaning-in-life. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom (a teleconferencing software) and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn strategies to gather needed information and tools that can help you make important health decisions.

More and more, patients are responsible for managing their own health conditions, and it can be overwhelming. These sessions offer practical tips for navigating the health care system. Presenter Vicki Lee is a health librarian and board-certified patient advocate who knows the value of getting the right information at the right time in a format you can use.

Join us for this bi-weekly, five-part series and become a well-informed patient!

These meetings will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

Location:
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Is there a hospital stay in your future? Gain practical tips to prepare ahead of time so that your hospital stay and recovery at home can go as smoothly as possible.

More and more, patients are responsible for managing their own health conditions, and it can be overwhelming. These sessions offer practical tips for navigating the health care system. Presenter Vicki Lee is a health librarian and board-certified patient advocate who knows the value of getting the right information at the right time in a format you can use.

Join us for this bi-weekly, five-part series and become a well-informed patient!

These meetings will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

Location:
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm