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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Learn and assess your spending habits, money practices, and more with financial therapist and Chartered Accountant Jose Guerrero!

November is Financial Literacy Month! In this workshop with Jose Guerrero, you’ll reflect upon the habits, beliefs, and practices that affect your relationship with money. You’ll also gain knowledge about the foundations of money management and practice tools that help to plan and decide where the money goes. The presentation ultimate goal is to empower participants to reach financial wellbeing in a consistent and progressive fashion.  

Jose Jaime Guerrero is a Registered Clinical Counsellor providing financial therapy to individuals and couples to transition from a place of financial or emotional burden, towards an asset-building and self-worth capacity. He is also a Chartered Accountant with senior financial experience in multinational firms operating worldwide.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Part of the Financial Literacy Series

Location:
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

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).

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12). 

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more information.

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. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Come find the right career or job for you!

Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs and access the hidden job market? Register for this free workshop, which introduces you to the extensive job and career resources of your local libraries, featuring North Vancouver District Public Library and Vancouver Public Library. Everyone is welcome!

Offered through the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and WelcomeBC.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

 

Location:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:30pm 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 We learn to read, to brush our teeth, eat well & exercise, but have you learned how to take care of our brain and emotions?

From neuroplasticity—”you can grow your brain at any age!”—to creativity, to the joy of goals, this five-day course will teach you tools, tips, and implementable skills for living a life with increased joy and mental wellness. We’ll also discuss recommended reading to help you on your journey to learn joy. Join us for connection and laughter!

Written and taught by NVDPL librarian Lorna, pictured here in the Alps! Lorna has been reading about brains and mental health wellness for 15 years after recovering from major depression herself.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Location:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Learn the benefits of having a thought-out personal plan from the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

The wisdom of having a personal plan is emphasized. We review the three legal documents you can use (Representation Agreement, Power of Attorney and Advance Directive) 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. We also introduce the concept of advance care planning and the importance of having a current Will.

Presented by the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Location:
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Mere Mortals is back with more inspiring and engaging speakers. Learn how a heart-centred focus opens our minds to think, talk, and act about the end of life.

When you are facing the end of your life, what do you wish for? Whatever your wishes, an End of Life (Death) Doula can help. In this presentation you will learn what a Death Doula is, and how they support patients, caregivers, and/or family members on their end of life journeys. Whether you are healthy and simply creating your end of life plans; or you have a chronic or terminal illness and are facing end of life, a Death Doula can help. Death Doula & EOL Educator, Karen Hendrickson will share some of her personal experiences in supporting families facing end of life with a loved one, discovering what matters most, and how she helps them navigate some of the deep emotions to support a good death.

Karen Hendrickson is a Coach in Life, Death and all the messy in-between.

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Location:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm