Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Family Storytimes

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Family storytime is open for all ages!

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer BabyTales


Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Babies ages 0-12 months.

 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Canadian Federation of University Women welcome anyone (you don’t have to be a female university graduate!) to drop-in and join their book club discussion.  Everyone is invited to join the discussion!Simply read the book before each meeting and drop in.

Check out what’s next on the reading list!

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.


TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?
Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.

Drop-in, no registration required!

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer StoryTales is back!

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For children ages 2-5.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

School’s out early! Looking for fun activities for the whole family on early school dismissal days?

Drop in to the library to play with Lego, take yourself on a library scavenger hunt make a craft, or relax and read. The choice is yours! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

For ages 6 and up. No registration required!

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.


TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?
Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Register in person at the Children’s Desk or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

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 tag@nvdpl.ca or call Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

 

Location:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.  

Drop-in, no registration required! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 

Location:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Summer StoryTales is back!

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For children ages 2-5.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Family Storytimes

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Family storytime is open for all ages!

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer BabyTales


Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Babies ages 0-12 months.

 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2019-2020 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper Tuesday, October 1  2:30pm 
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson  Tuesday, November 5  2:30pm 
Transcription by Kate Atkinson Tuesday,December 3    2:30pm 
Circe by Madeline Miller Tuesday, February 4  2:30pm
The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong Tuesday, March 3  2:30pm 
There, There by Tommy Orange Tuesday, April 7  2:30pm 
The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir Tuesday, May 5    2:30pm 
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi  Tuesday, June 2  2:30pm

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 15. After that, books will be available after meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.


TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?
Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Register online, email TAG@nvdpl.ca, or call 604-990-5800, ext. 8176

Note: If registration is full, please email TAG@nvdpl.ca to have your name put on a waitlist. 

 

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.

Drop-in, no registration required!

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer StoryTales is back!

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For children ages 2-5.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound!
 
Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog community service program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.
 
Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. 
 
Space is limited. Priority will be given to those who have not participated before.
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 
 
Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.


TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?
Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Register in person at the Children’s Desk or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

 

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join us for an intriguing evening with author and academic Arianna Dagnino!

Set in the turmoil of newly-post apartheid South Africa, Arianna Dagnino’s The Afrikaner is the story of Zoe Du Plessis, a woman scientist of Afrikaner descent who, through a personal tragedy, is led to face her family’s dark secret while struggling with the self-reproach for her country’s shameful past.


About Arianna:

Arianna Dagnino currently lectures in Italian Studies and conducts research in the fields of Transcultural Studies and Translation Studies at the University of British Columbia  after earning a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of South Australia and a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa School of Translation.

Location:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.  

Drop-in, no registration required! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Come read with Mitzi, the friendly Cockapoo, or Blaze, the gentle greyhound.

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading. 

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length. Children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before.

Registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register!

Note: There will not be a session on October 31st. 

Location:
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 

Location:
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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